AT-ST (first model for years!)

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Jimw100

Well-Known Member
On a slightly different note... now I've got the bug back... this will be my next project!
Again, any advice or links to build-ups would be very helpful (was kinda thinking of a diorama, maintenance bay maybe, and a little simple lighting!) View attachment 1421699
I’ve seen some really cool launch-tube dioramas, which I’ve always wanted to copy. I built the 1/32 Mk7 viper and I think I used Tamiya AS-5 light blue (Luftwaffe) for mine. F916E427-FF44-49CC-9703-20786AAADFF3.jpeg
 

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joberg

Master Member
Looks really great (y) (y) Yes, cinnamon is used when your paint is still wet: apply with a paint brush and let it dry. Remove the excess and seal with a clear coat.
 

Jimmer

Well-Known Member
Loving it.
I don't mean this as a criticism at all (your weathering is phenomenal) but it almost gives me a vibe of "stolen Imperial equipment used by guerrilla warriors and maintained poorly".
I mean that in the absolute best way possible...excellent jump back into the hobby.
 

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shaggy555

New Member
Loving it.
I don't mean this as a criticism at all (your weathering is phenomenal) but it almost gives me a vibe of "stolen Imperial equipment used by guerrilla warriors and maintained poorly".
I mean that in the absolute best way possible...excellent jump back into the hobby.
No crit... Yes you are absolutely right. I was originally inspired by the "sanctuary" episode of The Mandalorian"....

Didn't really think too much about the back-story, but you are right, any imperial staff in charge of this, would be having a serious chat with their superiors!!

More progress soon....
 

M77

Active Member
Looking nice already!

One piece of constructive criticism; I'd add more really tiny chips and also check where you've placed your chipping.

Your chips are quite large and some areas remain almost undamaged, whereas you might expect more small and really small scratches and chips as well. My experience is that adding really tiny chips add a great deal of depth and realism. Patience is key; if you add chips and think you can hardly see anything happening, you're doing it right; all these really tiny chips (use e.g. sowing pins and toothpicks and rub and scrape/schratch slowly and gently) together will really add depth and detail eventually.

Chips should be most prominent in spots where trees, branches, rocks etc. would hit the machine (lower legs, outside edges of the legs, front of the round 'cheeks'). Also battle damage would logically be more visible on the front.

btw. I've never heard of using cinnamon for rust, but you can use weathering pigments (fixate with Tamiya X20A) to get a nice rust texture.
 

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shaggy555

New Member
Looking nice already!

One piece of constructive criticism; I'd add more really tiny chips and also check where you've placed your chipping.

Your chips are quite large and some areas remain almost undamaged, whereas you might expect more small and really small scratches and chips as well. My experience is that adding really tiny chips add a great deal of depth and realism. Patience is key; if you add chips and think you can hardly see anything happening, you're doing it right; all these really tiny chips (use e.g. sowing pins and toothpicks and rub and scrape/schratch slowly and gently) together will really add depth and detail eventually.

Chips should be most prominent in spots where trees, branches, rocks etc. would hit the machine (lower legs, outside edges of the legs, front of the round 'cheeks'). Also battle damage would logically be more visible on the front.

btw. I've never heard of using cinnamon for rust, but you can use weathering pigments (fixate with Tamiya X20A) to get a nice rust texture.
thanks... will take that on board when I get back to it.... :)
 

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