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    Balin Shortstuff

    For a good while I’ve been toying with the idea of making walkers out of the typical plastic Easter eggs.  So I’m looking for ideas for decent legs.  I’m too cheap to buy models just to kit bash with a few parts, so I’m after something relatively simple.  I’ve been thinking about using various sized drinking straw joined together with (hidden) pipe cleaners to make insect like legs, four to a body.

    I was hope something like this could be used across a lot of scale, titans for 6mm, robots or powered armor for 28mm.

    Sources, ideas?


    I have an Eli Patoroch PDF template for a paper model of a GW Sentinel Walker. I haven’t made one yet, but when I do I plan to reinforce the legs with toothpicks or similar. If you are interested and cannot find the PDF I would be happy to mail it to you. To get an idea of the quality of Eli’s templates, take a look at the Aquila Lander I am busy building in my 40k Stuff thread here.
    I think that paper/card legs will work if suitably reinforced and glued with superglue.

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    Darkest Star Games

    Ebbles/Genet models has a couple of walkers that are “print at home” types for card modelling.  You could use one of those as a template as well, and use layered cardstock or maybe sheet styrene.  And they’re free.  The best would be the Doom-ball, but I do not see it listed in any of the categories…

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