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1/48 AT-ST
« on: Sun Mar, 22, 2015, 08:20:PM »
No, I haven't got any pics yet, as I don't have the kit on hand yet. It's currently on route. But I want to make a placeholder for the upcoming build, which I cannot wait to begin.

Curious, does anyone have any 1/48 Snowtroopers? Or does anyone know where one might get a 1/48 Snowtrooper?

(That last statement was completely unrelated to the AT-ST build. I mean, it must be unrelated. Snowtroopers in a Scout Walker. Can't be......right?)
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Offline Scott Girvan

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Re: 1/48 AT-ST
« Reply #1 on: Sun Mar, 22, 2015, 08:29:PM »
Looking forward to this; no idea where to get figures like that.

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Re: 1/48 AT-ST
« Reply #2 on: Sun Mar, 22, 2015, 11:24:PM »
Dude this will be awesome. Check with Jimi about getting some 1/48 Rebel turrets.....
« Last Edit: Sun Mar, 22, 2015, 11:53:PM by Scott Girvan »

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Re: 1/48 AT-ST
« Reply #3 on: Tue Mar, 24, 2015, 09:11:AM »
AT-ST duel!!!   ;D

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Re: 1/48 AT-ST
« Reply #4 on: Sat Mar, 28, 2015, 01:24:AM »
Well, I finally got mine in. Slower shipping sucks, but everything evened out to $18 for the walker. Considering the quality, I'm more than happy.



Now, Scott is doing a great job on the build, so I'm just going to point out a few little things:

First, part C1 36 is optional. It obscures detail underneath and isn't shown in any other pics in the instructions. You can see the rectangular hole here (the one with the semi-circle). BTW: you can technically add it after the other construction, but you couldn't remove it without removing other parts.


The other concern is how to make the legs fully articulated. Now, they do articulate quite a bit, but it isn't hard to alter them to be fully poseable. Here are the parts that have areas you need to remove (highlighted in red). I also added some arrows so you can more easily see the small nubs that need to be removed.



You should be left with something that can do this. The tension strip at the back of the shin is made of a vinyl-plastic, so it can withstand being moved around.

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Re: 1/48 AT-ST
« Reply #5 on: Sat Mar, 28, 2015, 01:37:AM »
Oh, and here are the parts I modified:

A20 (A20)
A3 (A4)
A1 (A2)
D1 13 (D2 12)
D1 12 (D2 13)
B4 (B3)
A5 (A11)
A11 (A11)
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Re: 1/48 AT-ST
« Reply #6 on: Sat Mar, 28, 2015, 04:20:AM »
Great to know! Thanks

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Re: 1/48 AT-ST
« Reply #7 on: Sat Mar, 28, 2015, 11:46:AM »
Sweet! Where'd you get the little troopers?

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Re: 1/48 AT-ST
« Reply #8 on: Sat Mar, 28, 2015, 11:50:AM »
Excellent work, i think ill do the same.

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Re: 1/48 AT-ST
« Reply #9 on: Sat Mar, 28, 2015, 01:18:PM »
Sweet! Where'd you get the little troopers?

Those are Wizards of the Coast Miniatures. They are all about 1/48...perfect for what I want.


Looking back at what I did, it would have been more accurate if I had cut the "loop" off the tensioner strip instead of the 2 tabs. You can see in the below pic, which matches the studio models, that the bar extends below the ankle joint.



However, considering the vinyl plastic, it may work better the way I modded it. I may try replacing the bar with brass before I paint it. It would also give me a chance to try AKs PE burnishing fluid.
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Re: 1/48 AT-ST
« Reply #10 on: Sat Mar, 28, 2015, 06:39:PM »
cool, great modifications!
troopers also look cool ;))
Yours, Roman.

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Re: 1/48 AT-ST
« Reply #11 on: Sun Mar, 29, 2015, 12:48:AM »
Spent some more time today on it. Honestly, you could build this in one day, but I'm trying to delay the joy of this build. I noticed a few more options.

First off, you can position the hatch to open on the side or in the back. Chewie only works with the rear opening hatch, but some of the models had a side opening hatch...so you can choose.





There's also a lot of detail hidden by the rear radiator thingy. That little piece fits over all that detail at the back of the cabin roof. But I've seen no photos that show the walker without that piece there.



And finally, you have a choice of joints for the upper legs. The larger piece locks the joints together. Now, unless you are dropping in nose weights :P , the snap pieces are strong enough to hold whatever position you put the legs in. I may look at modifying the larger piece to add more strength to the joint, but it's mostly unnecessary.

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Re: 1/48 AT-ST
« Reply #12 on: Mon Mar, 30, 2015, 08:36:AM »
Good work man.

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Re: 1/48 AT-ST
« Reply #13 on: Mon Mar, 30, 2015, 09:53:AM »
Great work, I'm learning tons about this kit - and I'm building it, lol. Sweet.

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Re: 1/48 AT-ST
« Reply #14 on: Mon Mar, 30, 2015, 11:30:AM »
Great work, I'm learning tons about this kit - and I'm building it, lol. Sweet.

It's funny how multiple people can build the same kit and each person add something new or discover a new way of doing _____.  Man, I love this hobby.

Thanks for the comments.

I plan on detailing the cockpit a little bit (I know, the cockpit is already insanely detailed). My ONLY complaint so far is that the seats are molded in AND they have the attachment point for the figures. If you wanted to leave a seat empty, you would need to do some delicate surgery at an awkward angle.
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