AMT/Ertl Star Wars AT-ST Walker

Discussion in 'Plastic' started by micahrogers, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    the cupola ring glued in place, and the viewports opened.

    maybe a simple interior with a driver???
    won't much be seen thru those small viewports.
  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    True, you won't see much of it later. However, you could glue a re-scaled print of UHU02's interior into the head to give the illusion of an interior (only the background plates, nothing fully fleshed out, only to cover the grey plastic). Two drivers behind the windows would be a nice touch! :)
  3. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    It will take some serous painting to bring this to life. Having seen your work, I know your up to the task. Using UHU parts or the interior is a good idea. I have done so with airplane models I used to build that came with lame interiors, and exceptionally clear canopies. It's amazing how much it adds, especially with the top door open, and light shining in. :)

    p.s. My Monogram "Lil' Coffin" came in. My thought of reverse engineering it into a paper model has me scratching my head so hard, I may have another hole in my head soon!
  4. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    sorry I haven't posted anything here in a while, but my life is in flux and it's hard to find time to sit down and work on anything at present. I'll get back to work on this soon.

    I'm sill planing on a small scene with the walker and a ground squad, will be done up right, I've got the base and ground cover figured out, now to get the home made paint booth done and get back to work...
  5. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    a quick update today, the feces flying around my life has settled down a little.
    in the first pic I've made the rough cut of the donor kits gun mantlet...
    SW ATST_41.JPG

    and the gun mantlet reglued to it's new size.
    SW ATST_45.JPG and the legs glued together and torso glued ready for seem sanding and greebeling.
    SW ATST_42.JPG

    progress has been slow, but I'm still workin on it...

    more later
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  6. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    Upon further review... I've decided against an interior on this as it would be invisible...
    with the gun mantle shown in place, not glued yet just test fitted for size. Also in this pic you can see the nasty seam on the torso section.

    in this pic you can see the dimple in the front armor plate, and the sheet polystyrene piece I cut to cover it, makes it look like applique armor plates

    and with the applique armor glued in place.

    More to come...
  7. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    seam filling and rough sanding, then primer coat applied and it shows a few places that need more filling and sanding.
    in the first image we see the primed gun mantlet and it's seam is virtually invisible
    AT ST_004.JPG
    the second image shows the seam on the torso is also gone.
    AT ST_005.JPG
    The cheek armor of the head shows a small section of the seam that needs to be addressed.
    AT ST_006.JPG AT ST_007.JPG
    and different angles of the torso
    AT ST_008.JPG AT ST_009.JPG
    and the re sanded cheek armor
    AT ST_010.JPG AT ST_011.JPG
    next will be re primed and checked again.

    More to come.
  8. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    This is coming along beautifully! Watch out Ewoks! :)
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  9. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    starting shots of the crewman and ground troops
    AT ST_012.JPG AT ST_013.JPG
    and the cheeck armor re primed, still shows a small seem left
    AT ST_014.JPG
    while the other side looks great
    AT ST_015.JPG
    front and top,
    AT ST_016.JPG
    and started work on finishing out the sections of the leg that are missing from the kit.
    AT ST_017.JPG AT ST_018.JPG
    and my new seem filler of choice.
    AT ST_019.JPG

    more to come.
  10. mcusanelli

    mcusanelli Member

    Loking really great Micah!
  11. micahrogers

    micahrogers Active Member

    A short update...
    The crewman assembled seams filled and primed, then first coat of flesh
    AT ST_020.JPG
    and washed with flesh shade
    AT ST_021.JPG
    and highlighted
    AT ST_022.JPG
    and eyes started
    AT ST_023.JPG
    and everything being packed up...
    AT ST_024.JPG
    Life has thrown more feces at me and I have to dodge again...
    was given two moths notice to move from my current leased house, looking for new house and packing everything up...
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  12. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    Wow! That's a lot smaller than I realized! It's probably going to look great at that scale. :)
  13. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    Looking good Micah, keep it up! Good luck with the move!
  14. Oliver Bizer

    Oliver Bizer Member

    COOL Projekt.
    Fantastic build!

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