Building a 4ft foam AT-AT

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familyman

Sr Member
Long time no posting, but I am back to share a new build I am working on. A 4ft AT-AT out of foam. I think it will be 4ft, the head is about 1 ft and looking at pictures the head seams to be 1/4 of the total length of the AT-AT.
Here is what I have so far.A3.jpgA1.JPG
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familyman

Sr Member
So glad you're back! Subscribed and eagerly awaiting your next post.
Thanks. Good to be back posting. I have still been building non stop, but busy on my facebook page, with over 2550 followers I have had to keep them all interested. I have been building some transformers statues. DSCF5359.JPG10470596_849859305080243_145736334068911312_n.jpg
 

familyman

Sr Member
Spent over 5 hours working on the chin guns. here is what I have so far. I need to do a little bit more detail to not only the guns but the underside of the head. DSCF5440.JPGDSCF5443.JPGDSCF5445.JPGDSCF5447.JPGDSCF5448.JPGDSCF5450.JPGDSCF5451.JPG
 

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TazMan2000

Sr Member
Very interesting. I never thought that foam could be used to create this. Everyone should call you the "Foam King" but I think that nickname is taken. :lol

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Mr Danger

New Member
Wow, that's going to be great! I have to try foam too. I'm a graphic designer and metal- and wood work is not really my thing. I've made my stuff mostly from cardboard and Kapa board, but that foam seems like a fun material. I bet you can't wait till you get to paint it! I had a lot of ideas for my cardboard AT-AT before i settled for a more traditional style : ) This was a weekend build with my kids.AT-AT Klaus1.jpgAT-AT Klaus2.jpgAT-AT Klaus3.jpg
 

familyman

Sr Member
Impressive work.

I assume the 4ft size is an attempt to match the scale of the SW action figures?
Thank you, Actually I just started making the head with no intentions of it being scalable to the figures, just by luck it seems to be about right though. If I do another one I may add an interior.
 

familyman

Sr Member
Been busy building, here are the latest lot of pictures. I have been really enjoying this build. To get the small raised details I am simply dropping a little bit of superglue on the foam and then using tweezers or the thin point of my knife I am placing the tiny pieces of foam in position and then gently pressing them down a little bit to. For the engraved details I am drawing the lines and then cutting them slightly once I have done that I then heat up the foam and this causes the cut lines to separate and widen. I did a video of this technique here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o70x9s5kpg . I will be putting a piece of wood underneath in order for me to screw the thin inner leg supports to, also I will be attaching another piece of wood to this board and that will go through the neck and support the head.
 

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