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AT-PT OLD REBUBLIC WALKER

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MrT
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    December, 2010
AT-PT OLD REBUBLIC WALKER
Posted by MrT on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 9:50 AM

I picked up this rather unusual kit at the Nationals.

It is some sort of dino/bird mech from the Zoids realm, but what caught my attention was what seemed like a light saber in the pilots hand.  The pilots helmet looks strangely like a storm troopers.  So an idea struck me at once that this could be a Jedi of the Old Republic on patrol maintaining peace and justice.  After consulting my son for about 10 seconds he agreed and 25.00 dollars later this bird thing came home.  Looking over the kit I found that it was very toy like even coming with a wind up mechanism to make the thing walk.  The figure is "very" much a toy with open joints, however the kit had many redeeming qualities and lots of opportunity for detailing.  So armed with a giant box of spare parts, lots of wire, and epoxy sculpt let's begin.  First thing gone the wind up mechanism.  Next the head and neck is removed and replaced with a "BIG" gun.  I have done a lot dry fitting to get some ideas and where other details can be added.

I have rebuilt the feet and continuing to add details.

I made a scale change went from 1/25 to 1/32.  Mecha are the perfect combination of armor and aircraft.  I also did some more wiring.

Detailing the legs and the connections to the body.

Now moving on to the cockpit.  Here is the progress to this point.

I decided it needed a pilot in the cockpit so I added a Aires Mig-21 pilot and seat.  A little painting and few modifications and he will fit right in.

Detail painting begins.

There you are up to date.  More to come and thanks for looking.

Terry

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    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:00 AM
OK, this is super cool! I'll be following along for sure

On my bench: AMT X-Wing (1/48ish?) rebuild

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 10:03 AM

silentbob33
OK, this is super cool! I'll be following along for sure
 

Thanks for stopping by!  Glad you like it.

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 23, 2017 8:11 AM

Oh wow! Now that is cool! 

Looking forward to more photos!!! 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Sunday, November 26, 2017 9:15 AM

Adding more details and getting closer to paint.

Cool

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    December, 2012
Posted by RX7850 on Sunday, November 26, 2017 6:42 PM

Too cool. Great use of the spare parts box.

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Sunday, November 26, 2017 11:32 PM

Thanks!

Some more bits and some white paint.

Cool

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 11:37 AM

Awesome!!! 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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    January, 2006
  • From: California
Posted by SprueOne on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 7:28 PM

Really fantastic with all the added detail work.

Anyone with a good car don't need to be justified - Hazel Motes

 

Iron Rails 2015 by Wayne Cassell

MrT
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Posted by MrT on Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:32 AM

Gamera

Awesome!!! 

 

Thanks!

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:32 AM

SprueOne

Really fantastic with all the added detail work.

 

Thanks!

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Friday, December 01, 2017 7:27 AM

Ok I have done some shading and washing.  I also added some lenses using 1 minute epoxy.

Cool

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 01, 2017 10:00 AM

Cool, she's getting that beat-up worn Star Wars look! Yes

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Monday, December 04, 2017 7:18 AM

Gamera

Cool, she's getting that beat-up worn Star Wars look! Yes

 

Yep and more coming.

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Thursday, December 07, 2017 7:53 AM

A small update...

Cool

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    April, 2013
Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Thursday, December 07, 2017 8:06 AM

How have I missed out on this? Very cool build, Mr. T! It looks like something straight from the pages of "Heavy Metal" magazine - fantastically imaginative! Nice work!

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, December 07, 2017 11:32 AM

Nice!!! Great job on the pilot... driver... um guy... Wink

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

MrT
  • Member since
    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Friday, December 08, 2017 9:21 AM

KnightTemplar5150

How have I missed out on this? Very cool build, Mr. T! It looks like something straight from the pages of "Heavy Metal" magazine - fantastically imaginative! Nice work!

 

Thanks!

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Friday, December 08, 2017 9:22 AM

Gamera

Nice!!! Great job on the pilot... driver... um guy... Wink

 

Um...Thanks!

 

MrT
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    December, 2010
Posted by MrT on Monday, December 11, 2017 7:46 AM

Kinda moving back to the legs.  I decided to do some foot work.

Anyway it is as far I have got so far.

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    December, 2012
Posted by RX7850 on Monday, December 11, 2017 8:40 AM

Nice move with the larger foot pads. Gives it a more stable stance. Like it overall so far.

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 11, 2017 11:45 AM

Yeah, the bigger foot pads look good. 

 

Reminds me of the old video game 'Joust' for some reason! 

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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