As the war between the Independent Mercenary Army (IMA) and Strahl Democratic Republic (SDR) wore on, the IMA’s Fireball suits became less effective, and attrition from collision with debris forced the further evolution of the SAFS line. The main body was completely reworked, with the vulnerable thrusters and tanks on the rear hull enclosed by armor. The electronics, including the indirect vision system, ESM/ECM, and radar were all upgraded, and a new Excimer laser was added. The Snake-Eyes were rushed into production, even as prototypes were sent to the front-lines for evaluation.
This is WAVE’s kit, along with a resin interior picked up off eBay, painted ghost gray and sponged with gull gray. The outside is lightly weathered, with some Bare Metal foil “chips” in places. The pilot figure was also picked up off eBay, and I’ve added a length of hose for her helmet. She’s mounted to a short piece of copper wire to appear to be floating. The hanger, along with the work arm additions, are from WAVE, and I’ve added a red LED line set from the dollar store.