Today we are presented with another mini model, this time a Sheathipede Class Shuttle. This is another somewhat obscure vehicle, which appears in Star Wars Episodes I, II and III, as well as during the Clone Wars cartoon. Only one Minifigure scale version of this ship has been released before, 8036, but the same vehicle was included in last year's Star Wars Advent Calendar. However, unlike the Republic Gunship from earlier in this calendar which was the same as a model produced before, this is an entirely new version of the Sheathipede Class Shuttle.
I quite like this model, particularly the light bluish grey and blue colour scheme, which looks excellent. The main wing that rises from atop of the ship is nicely recreated using a 1x1 plate with side ring and a pair of 1x3 wedge plates, and I like the blue highlight which runs down the centre of this stabiliser.
The shape is certainly captured and I appreciate the attempt which has been made at recreating the exposed engine on either side of the fuselage by leaving those studs exposed. Personally, I very slightly prefer the model from last year over this one, although I much prefer this colour rather than the somewhat boring tan that has appeared before.
Overall - 4 - A neat and fairly accurate representation of the vehicle, and a swooshable one too!
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