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  • #100722
    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
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    Recently, I bought a Star Wars Legion AT-ST and took a while to paint it, as the flat panels were daunting… But I finished it off recently, there’s a few more pictures on my blog (and an AT-RT).

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com/2018/10/chicken-dance.html

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #100725

    Thomaston
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    Very nice, I’m a sucker for weathering, especially around the feet.

     

    Tired is enough.

    #100726
    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
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    Thanks Thomaston. I was holding off painting this as I was practising weathering techniques on other things. With such big flat panels, I needed to worl on my streaking…

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #100727

    Well done!

    Though the title made me expect one of these:

    (Can those things clap?)

    #100728
    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
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    LOL, thanks!

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #100737
    Steelonsand
    Steelonsand
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    Excellent work as always – also loving the weathering – the panels at the rear are particularly effective – nice and grimy – I was surprised to hear that they were easy to position, though – the walkers always look so top heavy, I would imagine it would be really fiddly to get the model to balance on the legs…..?

    #100742
    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
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    Thank you, I meant that gluing the legs in their positions was quite easy. It is an overbalanced model, but I used two large dollops of Vallejo’s earth mix stuff under both feet. Then I balanced it against a spray can whilst the earth mix dried. The bond is strong enough to hold the walker in place once dry.

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #100746
    Ochoin
    Ochoin
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    It looks so dynamic. A credit it to you.

    donald

    #100806
    Darkest Star Games
    Darkest Star Games
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    It looks fantastic.  Great job!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #100809
    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
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    Cheers guys, I’m glad you like it as much as I do!

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #100838
    Ochoin
    Ochoin
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    I don’t game sci-fi but I find “walkers” are very attractive. Probably something to do with my liking of WW1 & WW2 tanks.

    BTW they’d be a totally impractical piece of kit in the real world or am I missing something?

     

    donald

    #100849
    Abwehrschlacht
    Abwehrschlacht
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    I wonder if there is something about the attractiveness of  anthropomorphising vehicles that makes walkers a popular choice in science fiction? Maybe a question for the psychologists…

    The AT-ST is top heavy, so yes, pretty impractical, but robots with two legs are coming on in leaps and bounds (pun intended), so who knows in the distant future?

    http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com

    #100851

    Thomaston
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    I think it’s the familiarity of legs and maybe lots of moving parts attract attention. Maybe it’s our caveman brain saying look, food.

    Tired is enough.

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