Modifying the Bandai AT-ST legs

I'm going back to the great 1/48 Bandai AT-ST for this build. This time, I'm adding extreme articulation to the legs. If you look at the screenshots from Return of the Jedi and Rogue One, you can see the legs pivot so that they angle inward, like a bird. To accomplish this, I'm using brass tubing and J-B weld. I have my build log here, which I will update from time to time.

So, what's the goal? Well, I want to build an AT-ST during movement, with one leg raised. At this point, I can balance the walker on one leg without glue and IT WON'T FALL!

I'm also adding some armor, stowage, and a searchlight. I want to answer the question: what happened to that walker Chewie and friends stole on Endor?

And since Sabine is still around, what would she do if she got her hands on it?

A few updates

I’ve added a Miscellaneous section to the Scale Lists. This section is for anyone who wants to send me dimensions of Star Wars vehicles I don’t own. I’ve also added a Thoughts section. This is my outlet for writing about just about anything. You are welcome to browse, but take everything with a grain of salt.

Also, I’ve added some initial pics of the Revell U-wing. And I am getting closer to finishing the painting on Kylo Ren’s Shuttle.

32 - Repainted the wings

32 – Repainted the wings

Becoming a stripper…

…a paint-stripper. Well, I didn’t like how the paint had laid on the Shuttle; it was grainy. I’m fairly convinced that the paint was drying as it hit the model. Thus, I need to use a paint retarder of some sort. So, I decided to soak the model in Windex and remove the acrylic layer. However, I found the while the Vallejo paint lifted perfectly, the AK acrylic Primer pretty much stayed on. I used a toothbrush to remove most of it (without damaging the lacquer primer underneath). Now, I’m letting it dry.

In other news, I bought an F-toys AT-TE, and I am making a small vignette with it. I did some slight weathering on the vehicle. Then, I used a picture frame and some DAS clay to create terrain. I created the spires from 5 minute resin. Basically, I just stirred the resin until it began to set, then lifted the stirrer. If I timed it right, I could create rather unique spire/obelisk shapes reminiscent of Geonosis.

wip-ftoys-atte

Thank you

I just want to thank all of the people who visit this page. I’ve noticed that my traffic has gone up in the last few weeks, and that makes me really happy…especially since I’m not selling anything, just sharing information. So, thank you for all my visitors, and a big thank you for everyone who has commented or contacted me.

By the by, if you have anything you would like to see or contribute (such as measurements of vehicles I don’t have in the scale lists), please feel free to email me. And if there are any questions you have about kits I have (or don’t have), I’ll be happy to answer them.

In the upcoming weeks, I’ll be finishing my Kylo Ren Shuttle. I also plan to buy a lot of Rogue One toys, like the Titaniums, Micro Machines, and maybe a few X-wing miniatures. And I’ll be picking up the new Rogue One Revell kits, as I REALLY want to build an AT-ACT and U-wing.