Bandai's AT-ST 1/48 WIP

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Sergiotron, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. Sergiotron

    Sergiotron Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys!
    I decided to take a rest from my 1/144 MF and build this awesome vehicle. To start, I modified one of the pilots, to give him a more natural pose. I'll modify the other pilot too, but here you can see the difference between them.


    Modifications so far:
    RIGHT ARM
    - Elbow angle and Wrist angle to reach the handgrip
    - Carved glove edge in the forearm


    LEFT ARM
    - Shoulder rotation
    - Elbow angle
    - Wrist rotation
    - Extended finger added
    - Carved glove edge in the forearm


    HEAD
    - New angle and rotation (now he's looking slightly to his down-left)


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    Here you can see the modified version vs the original
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    Still needs to fill some small holes and polish it, but I like how it looks so far :)
     
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  2. Jaitea

    Jaitea Master Member

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    Cool I did something similar (though not as clean as yours)

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    AT-ST by Bandai

    J
     
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  3. Sergiotron

    Sergiotron Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys!
    Long time since my last update, but here it is
    I painted the cockpit and decided to add a single white LED to be able to see the details after everything is in place
    Here you can see the video about this stage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22HBn-IIF7k


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    Cheers!
     
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  4. astroboy

    astroboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    out of curiosity, if I'm not going to light the inside of this thing, is there any reason to build up the cockpit interior/ pilots?
     
  5. Sergiotron

    Sergiotron Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, it kinda depends on you. If there wasn't any internal light, I'd still paint the pilots, but not the cockpit interior, unless you use the opened hatch. If so, then it might need a paint job too.
     
  6. Vacformedhero

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    I always thought this would look cool with one of them out of the hatch with binoculars in his hand or up to his eyes , add a bit of interest and be able to see the figure
     
  7. rbeach84

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    The LED looks good; might need a screen/mask to soften the light a bit however (?)

    Also like the pilot mods, they really need a bit of tweaking to make them look less like "furniture"

    Regards, Robert
     
  8. blakeh1

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    Looks awesome. I like the new figure arm positions as well
     
  9. bwize

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    Love it. The modified pilots look awesome, so much more life like. That interior is looking excellent as well.
     
  10. Sergiotron

    Sergiotron Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot for your comments :)

    That's a really cool idea!

    Fortunately it's not very bright. I sanded the LED to disperse the light a little too.
     
  11. rbeach84

    rbeach84 Sr Member

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    Hey that's a good idea! Makes sense to scuff the LED housing...
    R/ Robert
     
  12. Sergiotron

    Sergiotron Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys!
    I finally managed to make progress on this kit. They are my first figures so please be nice :D


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    I learned a lot, and still have to learn a bigger lot


    Thanks for looking :)
     
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  13. rbeach84

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    Yes, that looks quite good. Now I'm looking lustfully at the LED on the handheld magnifier on my desk. It uses a tiny surface mount LED & a wafer battery; figure I could gut those bits and install in my Walker very nicely. Thanks for the inspiration!

    R/ Robert
     
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  15. Automaton

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    That cockpit and the figures look great! I really like the new poses. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of it.
     
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  16. Sergiotron

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  17. Sergiotron

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    Hi guys!
    I finally finished my AT-ST. Here's the final step of the process [English Subtitles Available]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql-09ZBKCOA
    In the next few weeks I'll be working on its base, with materials I have on hand. Nothing fancy ;)


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    Thanks for watching!
     
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  18. rbeach84

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    Excellent! Gorgeous work, Sergiotron. Truly what this kit should look like when finished.

    Regards, Robert
     
  19. blakeh1

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    Awesome!

    I love the rotation gif as well
     
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  20. Sergiotron

    Sergiotron Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, guys! It's a fairly simple design, so a proper base is imperative, to spice things up :)
     
  21. Sym-Cha

    Sym-Cha Master Member

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    Nice weathered paintjob ... immaculate indeed! May I inquire how tall in cm or inches this 1/48 scale AT-ST stands when fully build?

    Chaim
     
  22. Sergiotron

    Sergiotron Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! It's 18cm tall including the base, which is 7mm tall.
     
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