Painting the Battle Droid was probably the easiest thing I had ever done. The day I painted him outside it was warm, no wind and no bugs outside. It was excellent. For Texas that was extremely rare! The blaster I got as a toy and then aged it and made it functional. It has sound and light and can be fired remotely.. I used military Tan, Terra Cotta, flat black, silver and a very small amount of pigs blood for realism of battle conditions. I simulated pitted damage by spraying water droplets on the droid and then spraying flat black paint on top of that and letting it dry. The effect was very impressive.