Blueprint for AT-AT Revell

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baloo

Member
Hi all. This is my first post here, so let's have a drink, ya?! :cheers

Here's a little blueprint that I'm just finishing for the AT-AT. I've done it to improve the two sets of AT-AT which patiently waiting for some time. Already more accurate by the kits from BlueMoon, they'll constitute the cornerstones of 2 dios with also 2 T47 from Retrokit.
The drawing focuses on the head because it is mainly here that there is problem. Let me explain my approach:

The good foundations
No plans without docs from the same name, so after scouring the web a small photographic library was formed (not exhaustive):

FILM & BACKSTAGE:
- http://www.caps.swannees-place.com/movies/displayimage.php?album=5&pid=3475#top_display_media
- http://www.effets-speciaux.info/article?id=500

ILM:
- http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=7013
- http://www.starshipmodeler.com/starwars/smith_sw2.cfm
- http://cyberneticzoo.com/?tag=at-at

MASTER REPLICA:
- http://chinese-starwars.com/chineseforum/viewtopic.php?t=318

STUDIO SCALE MODELS:
- http://www.therpf.com/f10/studio-scale-p-139707/ & http://www.colleurs-de-plastique.com/forums/showthread.php?48516-Studio-Scale-AT-AT-(stop-motion)
- http://www.therpf.com/f11/atat-w-i-p-107841/
- http://photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=320658
- http://www.bitrebels.com/geek/unreal-deteriorating-star-wars-at-at-refuge/

REVELL MODELS:
- http://www.colleurs-de-plastique.com/forums/showthread.php?17767-Revell-AT-AT
- http://www.colleurs-de-plastique.com/forums/showthread.php?28678-at-at-revel
- http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=21964
- http://www.therpf.com/f11/revell-easy-kit-wip-134678/

3D MODEL:
- http://www.scifi3d.com/wip_details.asp?intGenreID=10&intCatID=8&key=85

... And of course I am not talking of my own screenshots of Episode V. ..
... Nor of my bookish refs:
- Sculpting a Galaxy
- Chronicles
- The Making of The Empire Strikes Back
- Secret Plans
...





:wacko
 
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baloo

Member
Some reference pictures, carefully selected:

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002kg_at-at_-089.jpg

003kg_at-at_-099.jpg

004kg_at-at_-110.jpg

005AT-ATTTE2OK.jpg
 

baloo

Member
First I've reproduced on Illustrator the profiles from the kit (body and leg) to compare:

006Image1.jpg

007Image2.jpg


...And that's matching not so bad.
 

baloo

Member
Subsequently, I made the hotfixes on visual distortions caused by the lens, so that the curves that were supposed to be straight lines come back to their original visual aspect:

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... And starts the gas plant:

009Image4.jpg


One must deal with the lines of sight (shortcut between foreground / background ie the perspective):

010Image5.jpg


... Ditto for the front view:

011Image6.jpg

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Overview:

013Image8.jpg


... With the body and neck:

014Image9.jpg
 

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baloo

Member
At this point, we can check the scale ... So 1/72th or not?

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016Image11.jpg


... 1/72th for me!

And as I like to tell myself that this four-legged stuff could be functional, failing to exist (and despite all the inconsistencies of SW,to speak only of a technological point ...), I started a cutaway ... Scratch building of the cockpit in anticipation obliges, hehe ...

Small zoom in:

017Image12.jpg

018Image13.jpg


Well, one never claimed that Imperial quadripod was an example of ergonomics ... But that's running.
And after transplanting of the airlock door:

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Locked:

020Image15.jpg


... Unlocked:

021Image16.jpg


... And opened:

022Image17.jpg

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baloo

Member
We arrive at the cutting templates, that I'll print on adhesive sheet to be applied on the boards of styrene:
Here are the first parts:

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... And the "final" blueprint:

025Image20.jpg

026Image21.jpg

027Image22.jpg

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029Image24.jpg

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Voila ... I'd be lying if I said that this was done without difficulty, but I think to be not too far from the truth, right? What do you think guys?

... Well, 'will have to glue some plastic now!
 
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Scratchy

Sr Member
Very nice work Baloo. This is something that I will have to do for my AT-AT as well. I have a question..... What's the keyboard command to take a snapshot of the computer screen?
 

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baloo

Member
Thanks so much guys, I appreciate!

@ darth_daniel: ... My research? Yeah, you can say hehe! :wacko

@ Junk Pilot & cavx: You're right; I work on a Mac and no problemo for a PC version of Illustrator (mine is an old CS3).
If someone prefers a PDF (but still coming from AI, so vectorial) it is here:
View attachment AT-AT BLUEPRINT (LIGHT).pdf

@ MonsieurTox: Bé alors Julien, t'as déserté le site des colleurs ou quoi? :lol
... Ma présentation était une ode à ton talent... :love
 

MonsieurTox

Master Member
Yes there's an illustrator version for PC (it's an Adobe software).

J, you should have a print screen key on your keyboard (Pc) there's also a key or combination of keys on Mac, thats a long time I havent used one so I cant remember exactly !
 

baloo

Member
Hi Jay! ... And thank you hehe

Screenshot = MAJ + COMMAND (apple) + 3


... What's up with your radar dish? (I can't wait)
 
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