I was pretty sure the cheek guns were all the same on the 3 stop motion onesWaiting to go into work and sitting here looking at these posts studying the cheek guns. The center and left walkers definitely have the same cheek guns. Looks like the barrel on the left cheek (our right) of the center walker is perhaps broken, it looks skewed off center. The right walker it's hard to see but has the armour plates on the cheek guns in the same location so would suggest it's the same as the other two.
Which brings me back to the resin walker with its cheek guns with the spotlight. Executive gifts at the time and not used in filming so presumably cast after filming. I can only guess they were a prototype cheek gun or some such and the other variations are repairs or replacements.
We saw the cheek gun part off the big walker auctioned off and was stated its not on its original legs either so it goes to show these things are not in their initial form.
Anyway, point is I suppose if building an ESB replica walker seems should only be the one style cheek gun and not be confused by the variations. Now just finalising on those details of those cheek guns as clear references are difficult.
I saw somewhere that supposedly 5 static walkers were made.
presumably those with the different cheek guns like the one we saw in the Modeler, Miniature & Magic site were these "static" resin cast ones
This static AT-AT model is one of five made by ILM from the original molds before the film was release in theaters.
Four AT-AT models were offered to film crew members, as the fifth one was won by a member of the Original Star Wars Fan Club
This is an amazing original AT-AT model made by George Lucas' visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic for Star Wars : Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. This static AT-AT model is one of five made by ILM from the original molds before the film was release in theaters. Four AT-AT models...
That ones does have the different cheek gun with the spotlight looking thing
Whether this mimics an AT-AT used in filming or is unique to this model, I do not know