from "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within" (2001)
About the Design
Although it was a major box office disappointment, 2001's "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within" succeeded in ramping up photo-realistic CGI to a whole new level. Among the film's visual treats was the "Copperhead," a tilt-engine jet-powered VTOL transport ostensibly upgraded as an armored military assault craft. The aircraft has a distinctively insect-like shape with subtle reptilian influences that complemented the film's "lifeforce" themes.
About the Kit
No actual model kits were produced in conjunction with 2001's "Final Fantasy." But Bandai of Japan did issue this vinyl "playset" toy in 1:100 scale (or thereabouts), and it was more than accurate enough to serve as the basis for a fine display model.