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AT-ST by Bandai

Postby Jaitea » April 4th, 2015, 6:26 pm

Here goes another one

Such a brilliant model, so I thought I'd show my build-up

This went together like a dream,.....only thing I modified was the guards (unprimed) which are thinned down....they look too thick
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The legs, I made more articulate as Unreality demonstrated http://www.scalemodeladdict.com/SMF/ind ... #msg185211

Brilliant job.....I left out the ankle tendon thing completely as it looks wrong & I'm replacing it with styrene:
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You can see that the bump in the rod thing should end up lining up with the end of the leg that it originates with:
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The removal of this part (I didn't want to destroy it) leaves an empty space at the ankle, so i put in a small wheel from my spares box:
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This new tendon bar just slides in (I'm gonna make a new one as I kinked this one whilst sanding):
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I also chopped off the head & forearms of one of the drivers to try and make him look more natural:
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The sides of the face of the AT-ST looks a bit too angular (spotted by MonsieurTox)
http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t= ... ost3589173
so I sanded a bit of a curve to the sides:
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Thanks for looking
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Re: AT-ST by Bandai

Postby nicholassagan » April 4th, 2015, 6:43 pm

As mentioned, this will be preh-teh cool.
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Re: AT-ST by Bandai

Postby nicholassagan » April 4th, 2015, 6:43 pm

As mentioned, this will be preh-teh cool.
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Re: AT-ST by Bandai

Postby Jaitea » April 6th, 2015, 10:48 pm

Thanks Nick.....I'm thinking on making this one with an optional extra

Looking at Joe Johnston's concept art for the AT-ST's,....I like the similar style to the AT-AT's cockpit window

I was thinking on making these 'winter googles' removable....the same way the hatches on the Bandai clip on/off

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This is a rough mock-up with styrene-card:
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Re: AT-ST by Bandai

Postby Jaitea » April 9th, 2015, 1:31 am

...some more mods

Although the Chicken has adjustable legs theres still a motion that the stop motion puppet had that the model doesn't do:

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The legs & ankles tilting in or out

Theres a bit of chat over on RPF & Starship modeller with Blake1 showing how it all works on the foot:
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& I found this image on how an upper limb rotates:
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Then the expert MonsieurTox stepped in with images of his studio scale AT-ST:
http://www.therpf.com/f10/go-motion-rot ... ndex8.html

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.....So I got-a-cuttin:

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I used spare poly parts from my Bandai Stormtrooper to make the joints
Still waiting for the filler to harden,...then tidy it up
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This is the parts cleaned up & assembled again.....just done one leg at the minute

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Re: AT-ST by Bandai

Postby dano985 » April 9th, 2015, 2:17 am

wow! Cool!
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Re: AT-ST by Bandai

Postby nicholassagan » April 9th, 2015, 6:18 am

oh man nice mods!!! we need some 3d printed parts upgrades....
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Re: AT-ST by Bandai

Postby darth_daniel » April 9th, 2015, 7:24 pm

Very cool modifications! :) What an awesome kit...
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Re: AT-ST by Bandai

Postby dupes » April 10th, 2015, 2:14 pm

I REALLY like the look of the AT-AT style "goggles". Excellent work! Voting for 3d upgrades as well. :D
Need to build 30 models per year until I'm 90 to clean out the stash. Time to get cracking!
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Re: AT-ST by Bandai

Postby Jaitea » June 18th, 2015, 9:23 am

OK,...did a wee bit of painting last night,....

I painted the cockpit interior,...even though it'll likely never be seen ::)

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Thats it,.....there was a piece that fell off on the outside of the head,...I had weathered it with oils & turps & although I had primed everything the wash must have ran down the back of the part & weakened it...

No biggie,...I just cemented it...BUT...theres something funny about the plastic on this kit definitely

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