DUNE 2021 - 1/32 SCALE ATREIDES VERSION
Kit Price – $395
Ornithopters, also commonly referred to as ‘Thopters, were the most common small transport vessels in the Imperium. These aircraft were capable of carrying 6 passengers, 9 if the back seats were removed.
‘Thopters were also very versatile. While they were capable of
space travel over short distances, these small vessels were mostly
operated in planetary atmospheres. Their uses varied from human
transport between cities and continents, to light cargo transport across
‘Thopters were often used for military purposes and equipped with weaponry. Usually these weapons were lasguns, but they could also carry small missiles and repeating maula pistols. With the exception of the planet Arrakis, and for heavier cargo transportation, most ornithopters were equipped with shields.
Most ‘thopters were winged vessels that were capable of flight
through jet propulsion, as well as by mimicking the movements of birds.
While the jets were the primary propulsion system, the wings assisted in
maintaining altitude, as well as maneuvered the vessels.
Courtesy – https://dune.fandom.com/wiki/Ornithopter
DUNE 2021 ORNITHOPTER 3D RENDERS
DUNE 2021 ORNITHOPTER PROTOTYPE RESIN KIT
This is the complete prototype kit Painted with medium weathering that can be displayed on its provided stand or its interchangeable landing legs.
I based this on the Full size mock up and what is seen on screen.
This kit has the ability to be displayed in a landed position with folded wings or in flight with open wings by using interchangeable mounts for the lower wings with a 3d printed locking mechanism or magnets if preferred
Their is an option to have the doors open while in the landed position. This is an optional add on to the standard kit.
The kit consists of resin cast parts as well as 3d printed parts.
The wings and tail are printed on an FDM printer to reduce weight and some detailed parts are printed on a resin printer.
To build this kit you will have to have previous experience building resin models.
Weight – 2.7kg
Length – 71cm ( 28 inches) Wings open 90cm wings closed
Wingspan – 1.4m (56 inches)
ORNITHOPTER SCREEN GRABS AND REFERENCE IMAGES
Here are a few screen grabs from the DUNE 2021 movie and some reff used for the design