AT-ST by Bandai

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  1. Jaitea

    Jaitea Master Member

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    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/index.php/topic,12128.msg185211.html#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)
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    so I sanded a bit of a curve to the sides:
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    Thanks for looking
    John
     
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  2. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    Looks great so far!
     
  3. Amish Trooper

    Amish Trooper Sr Member

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    Look forward to getting by one
     
  4. MonsieurTox

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    Nice job so far !

    Be careful, you have posted ref pics of the ROTJ pyro AT-ST which is a whole different bird :)
    The Bandai AT-ST was modeled after the two small go-motion AT-ST.
    What you called the tendon is screwed to the wheel and that's the top of the tendon strip that slides between the back of the leg and the rod thing.

    Same with the head sides, as weird as it is the pyro and go mo models have opposite curves !! I mean you recreated the convex sides of the pyro while the go mo sides are concave... And the TESB ATST head sides are straight ! Those guys were funny ! :)

    keep up the good work, this is a great kit !!
     
  5. Jaitea

    Jaitea Master Member

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    Thanks Julien,....I knew you'd keep me right

    Theres so many differences in the models......UGHHHHH!!!!

    I'll just keep going,... I have quite a few good reference pics of the pyro I guess

    I just hope that there isn't others who have unnecessarily chopped bits off now thinking this is the way to go

    J
     
  6. MonsieurTox

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    I guess if you are recreating a ROTJ AT-ST that's not a big problem, you can do a mix of all the version (the 1:1 is different too haha).
    But the pyro and the gomo (the bandai one) are very different in term of shape, proportions and details so what you may think to be wrong on the bandai kit may be actually right because you're not looking at the correct ref.
    You'll find the best public ref of the go mo AT-ST here : https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/toromodel/sets/72157621324352969/
     
  7. Jaitea

    Jaitea Master Member

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    Cracker,.... thanks Julien

    J
     
  8. MonsieurTox

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    Glad to help !

    Just finish this one and buy another ! :D
     
  9. Jaitea

    Jaitea Master Member

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    You know,....at this price,...thats a good idea

    J
     
  10. MonsieurTox

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    That's why I bought 2 ! The first one was just for a quick build and some experiment. :)
     
  11. Keith

    Keith Sr Member

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    Nice build and photos.
    I have just finished modding the chassis on mine, making the mid section lower. Its quite an easy fix if you build another one.

    I could do with some sort of detailed computer generated images of some walking poses though.

    Keith.
     
  12. Jaitea

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    Thanks Keith.....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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    Thanks for looking
    John
     
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  13. knievel

    knievel Active Member

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    Looks like a fun kit, would like to have one!
     
  14. Randy13

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    I actually like that look of that cockpit window. It makes the AT-ST look a bit more sinister.
     
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  15. metal wood

    metal wood Well-Known Member

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    agreed, the at-at look works really well on the ol chicken legs
     
  16. rbeach84

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    Any thoughts on the size of the 'toe spikes'? I compared the Bandai to the old AMT AT-ST and the 'foot plate' is almost the same size but the toe spike on the AMT kit is much larger (by at least another third.) Regards, Robert
     
  17. Jaitea

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    Thanks guys,....next mod I'm gonna attempt is to get the tilt on the legs,.....I want to display the AT-ST mid stride

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    J
     
  18. jkno

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  19. MonsieurTox

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    Yes ! :)
     
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  20. Jaitea

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    ...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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    Theres also a bit of chat over on 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 (Julien) helped with images of his studio scale AT-ST:
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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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    Thanks for looking
    John
     
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  21. moonlightdrive2

    moonlightdrive2 Well-Known Member

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    Looks terrific !
     
  22. sithman66

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    That's awesome!

    .......must......resist.........slowing.....my........build!

    maybe I will try this on my second one.
     
  23. TazMan2000

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    Really great work Jaitea!

    TazMan2000
     
  24. Jaitea

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    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


    J
     
  25. SofaKing01

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  26. Jaitea

    Jaitea Master Member

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    Wow, thanks SK

    J
     
  27. Jaitea

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    Some photos of the pose & a bit of weathering to the head:

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    J
     
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  28. Vacformedhero

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    That stance is bang on, well done j
     
  29. SofaKing01

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    EXACTLY! Many of the others just use the static model position - this gives so much life to it! BRAVO! :)
     
  30. astroboy

    astroboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    holy smokes! I love this
     
  31. rbeach84

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    Very nice cockpit, J!

    Stance portrays the "Huh?" moment perfectly.
    Regards, Robert
     
  32. Randy13

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    Just want to repeat that the stance is great! What a difference it makes.
     
  33. Jaitea

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    Thanks very much guys,....I redid the rusty areas,....it was a bit yellow,....& done the body & legs also


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    Thanks for looking


    John
     
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  34. Vacformedhero

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  35. jkno

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    Looking fantastic! Waiting to see more
     
  36. zorg

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    the difference the changed stance makes is MASSIVE.

    good job.
     
  37. astroboy

    astroboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    So I cut mine off the sprue today. Wow, that one with the wookie on it is made with the worst plastic! Give me that hard fine molds plastic any day!

    It's no surprise that people are having problems with it
     
  38. Jaitea

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    Thanks very much guys,....I have an optional part that swaps in


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    Thanks for looking
    John
     
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  40. jake88

    jake88 Sr Member

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    Beautiful John! Who ever thought rust could look so good!
     
  41. Deilvert

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    Great job jaitea!!! ;D
     
  42. mlcallanta

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    Hi J,

    That is absolutely awesome work!

    Thank you for posting the pics of the interior. I was planning on buying this kit so I could finally build an interior for my 1/6 scale AT-ST, but my buddy who was planning on accompanying me to get it decided on buying my 6th scale AT-ST instead. I will have my workers pull me another AT-ST in the near future :)

    Mardon (MLC)
     
  43. Jaitea

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    Thanks very much guys,....off with the goggles


    Think thats her done


    The base is Foamalux with a top surface of Emery paper glued to it:


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    Thanks for looking


    John
     
  44. Jedi Dade

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    Dude its pretty killer...


    One thing to try if you will indulge me a tiny bit.. flip visor at-at thingy upside down so its glance is looking down a bit (or would that make it look up). I bet having it look down a bit more would make it will look even more menacing :).

    But in all honesty I bet there are very few (likely none) that will build that kit better than you did. Excellent job Sir.

    Jedi Dade
     
  45. Hope4Sun

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    Loving how this turned out, short of the greenhouse and some bearded folks, it could be confused with the ILM ;) Doah now I've had to order one! Great work on the stance and weathering.
     

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