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Another excellent kit from Bandai's star wars line. The r2d2 is the same kit that comes in the r2d2/r5d4 kit combo. And it has the same single drawback of the seam between the two halves of r2's dome. So, for the modeler who insists on eliminating all seams and gaps with putty this will require some effort to fill and mask off the blue areas on the dome for painting after the gap is filled. The parts to both r2 and bb-8 fit very well, and, as usual, bandai hides seams in panel lines to minimize gap-filling. Although these kits can be built without paint or glue, in my opinion painting will improve the final finish and much of the painting can be done preassembly to reduce the need for complicated masking later. Highly recommended kits for the star wars enthusiast.