AT-ST at the shield generator bunker

Ian

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So there's this...



...which I'm hoping will turn into this...



...except 10 years after Return of the Jedi.

Essentially a forgotten ruin.
 

JohnSimmons

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Ian your kidding!!!!?? This is going to be insane!
 

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Nice man, nice. So that AT-ST is 1/72? What kit isdat?
 

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It's actually the MPC 1:48 (or 1:54) kit.

http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/AT-ST%20PAGE.htm
 

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I always loved that part of the movie. Very cool idea indeed!
 

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I want the hatch up, so I added a little more detail on the inside.



 

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Cool.
I should edit and say that I really think that detail pops. There room for improvement on the guns...pretty easy but takes time. The ear flaps look sooooo much better when added from stock plastic. Allows for the hollow part and gives you TONS of scale. The windows opened looks alot better too...and thin out the plastic to look like an accurate scale and bam...another major improvement.

Then it's paint.

This can be awesome and I believe you can do it.

Here's the original rant.
So.....accurizing that kit. How far would you want to go? Lots. I mean LOTS can be done. Some of those German friends have rocked this kit.
 

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Scott Girvan said:
There room for improvement on the guns...pretty easy but takes time. The ear flaps look sooooo much better when added from stock plastic. Allows for the hollow part and gives you TONS of scale. The windows opened looks alot better too...and thin out the plastic to look like an accurate scale and bam...another major improvement.

Then it's paint.

This can be awesome and I believe you can do it.
Thanks man! You're thinking like I'm thinking.

Already been experimenting with some gun mods, and I definitely want to add the ear flaps to show the depth, and open up those windows. What areas do you think need thinning?
 

JohnSimmons

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I think Scott means thinning the open windows mate.
 

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Gotcha, John.

Worked on those today in fact. I cut and removed the molded ports, fabricated replacements, and then scratch built the hinges. The angle is a little higher than what you see in the film however. Hope it doesn't look odd.



 

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Ian, that makes such an improvement, in the film none of the AT-ST's had their hatches closed.

I see what you mean about the angle.....the angle of the opened hatches was slightly lower ....level with the roof



.....and Chewie's had a scar on the front plate



J
 

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I'd likely thin those doors down a little, but you're definitely on the right track
 

JohnSimmons

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Looks great! I remember that seem along the side....shudder
 

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That seam is pretty gnarly.
 

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Hey Ian, theres some nice reference photos here:
http://imgur.com/a/Zt9Y4?gallery



Grabbed from the digital making of books

J
 

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ILM managed to hide that seem line really well! :p
 
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