03/10/2018 at 19:36 #100722
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.com03/10/2018 at 20:03 #100725
Very nice, I’m a sucker for weathering, especially around the feet.
Tired is enough.03/10/2018 at 20:08 #100726
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.com03/10/2018 at 20:10 #100727
Hafen von SchlockenbergParticipant
Though the title made me expect one of these:
(Can those things clap?)03/10/2018 at 20:16 #100728
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com03/10/2018 at 20:56 #100737
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…..?03/10/2018 at 21:05 #100742
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.com03/10/2018 at 21:52 #100746
It looks so dynamic. A credit it to you.
donald04/10/2018 at 16:24 #100806
Darkest Star GamesParticipant
It looks fantastic. Great job!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."04/10/2018 at 16:40 #100809
Cheers guys, I’m glad you like it as much as I do!
http://www.stormofsteelwargaming.com05/10/2018 at 00:51 #100838
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?
donald05/10/2018 at 07:16 #100849
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.com05/10/2018 at 08:20 #100851
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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