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?

Walker Down

So, here are few pics of my latest project, a crashed AT-ST on Hoth diorama complete with turret…..or at least it will be when I start painting and make the diorama.

Airbrushing a walker

I finally finished airbrushing the AT-ST. Primarily I used Life Color Barley Grey for the base coat. I then used various other LC greys as highlights. I then took some whitish-grey to create some streaks down the side of the cabin. I’ll be painting in some more modulation, but for now, the airbrushing is done.

36 - Airbrushing done

36 – Airbrushing done