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eMan
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 05:44 PM GMT+7
I am also Calling my SAV-07 Blogdor finished.

Jesper, your walkers' weathering look great.





Lakota
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 02:17 PM GMT+7
Wow Jesper! Those walkers came out very cool looking. Amazing weathering, you've made these into something that goes beyond the ordinary. Congratulations on your finish.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 08:18 AM GMT+7
I am calling these walkers done.

Looking forward to follow all the cool builds








eMan
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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 04:26 PM GMT+7
More update pics, almost done.

@Jesper, I use Hobby Mr Hobby H89 metallic green to airbrush the model.



hofpig
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:57 AM GMT+7
Cheers Jesper,

As I was saying I Don't expect this to be as long build lol



One side's sensor/eye assembly consisted of 5 pieces! 2 two for the eye, 2 for the cowl and a single piece)arm).



One of the two front 'outriggers' for troops(battle droids in this case) to stand on as per the scenes on Kashyyk. I have kept these as separate pieces for now to aid painting later as they assemble with the single piece of 'wheels' which will disappear beneath the cowling once assembled. The sensor arm, despite being in one piece but is quite nice and all in all took me no more than half an hour to assemble each piece. Oh and I just noticed that large lucasfilm copyright section so that needs to be removed.

Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 12:50 AM GMT+7
Paul, great choice!

I really love the Star Wars stuff - especially the "real" kits that are not snapfit toys.

I have never seen this kit before and I am looking forward to what you get from it.
hofpig
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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017 - 09:53 PM GMT+7
Just joined the camp as I just received this kit from Ebay!



So that is what I will be doing, looks so simple(but not snap-fit like the modern revel kits) should not take long. I estimate around a week to assemble!

So this AMT kit from Star wars Ep III was never available in the UK(although according to the box they had a uk distributor so who knows, I never saw one at the time) and was pretty had to locate over here in fact I have been trying to lay my hands on one(along with the hailfire droid) for years. The good thing was I managed to get it sooo cheap was a bonus. So some back ground first. The Corporate Alliance Droid (or snail droid or tank droid depending on where you source your info), was originally designed for episode II but cut during the later stages of production. It was resurrected for Revenge Of The Sith as an aquatic assault vehicle and also appeared in the clone wars animated series. The kit is by AMT and was released in 2005.

It's proper title would be, the NR-N99 Persuader-class droid enforcer. So Pics...





More to follow....


Paul
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 10:27 PM GMT+7
Lap man, I love that metal finish. What paint did you use?
eMan
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Posted: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 08:30 PM GMT+7
Progress update.



Mrclark7
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Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 - 05:49 AM GMT+7
I know it went silly. But had to have something to go with the bobblehead stormtroopers.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 06:43 PM GMT+7
Kelly, I see what you did there Well done.

Funny little build and would actually no look too out of place in a diorama.

Mrclark7
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 03:03 PM GMT+7
Might call this finished as I am not sure about the diorama yet.

The concept is the early of the empire. having a collection of stormtroopers already. I wanted to add a tank to the collection that was all white and simulated a stormtrooper look.

The barrel was omitted although it was painted, because I wanted to give it a "Stug" look. The idea is also what might be before the AT AT came about.

With Lucas's focus on German styling so prevalent, not to far a stretch.

Anyway, I am sure I will knock out another Bandai by years end to add to the campaign.





Mrclark7
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 01:00 PM GMT+7
Two of the little guy before last nights air brushing getting done.

Might have it done tonight. Still thinking of a diorama or not.



Mrclark7
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Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 06:37 AM GMT+7
Thanks, might seem odd now, but I think it will come full circle understanding once done.

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 06:35 PM GMT+7
Thanks for the comments, Clayton and Alex.

Kelly, welcome onboard. A funny little kit.
Mrclark7
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 04:31 PM GMT+7
Wow, took me a while to find this thread.

I was going to do this in another campaign. But I had a light bulb moment and want to do it here. It will be finished in a couple of days.

ClaytonFromEllijay
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Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:15 AM GMT+7
Alex- Looks great-and almost plausible...
Jesper- I was drawing things like this as a kid 50 years ago...I should have kept at it!
Bluestab
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 04:30 PM GMT+7
Thanks. My modelling is shifting more towards what-if subjects so I'm really enjoying this build.

The Dust Walkers look nice. I like that whole what-if setting they have created. And their walkers look great.

I'm pretty interested in seeing Clayton's Nautilus built up.

What more can I say that hasn't already been said about those metal kits? Amazing work. And that AT-ST. I'm not a huge Star Wars fan but the AT-ST is definitely a sharp looking mech. And that Back to the Future Delorean should be fun.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 08:52 AM GMT+7
A little more progress on my Dust Tactics walkers. Weathering is underway and next are some details and the bases.

More to follow soon







SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, October 09, 2017 - 05:58 AM GMT+7
Wow, That is an awesome build, Alex!!

Really nice weapon loadout you have made. The paint job is nicely worn. Looks very realistic.

The ideas for the diorama are as always wild and ambitious. I love it.
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 10:26 AM GMT+7
Big update.

Let's get started with the backpack. I assume this is a power source...at least that's what I am saying it is for this project. And can also be used to mount auxiliary weapons, using a universal mount.
The weapon mounts are a mix of bits from the spares. The bases are wheel hubs from an old US Halftrack. The arms and weapon bases are extra suspension parts from a Trumpy E-25. I would have liked to of been able to get them to fold away, but they never would work like I wanted. There's some misc. bits there for detail...centers from Panzer IV wheels and extra return rollers from a Mirage Vickers tank.
I have seen some of these kits offer rocket pods. And the Mechwarior geek in me wants over the shoulder rocket pods. I went with rocket pods. I tried scratching up a few but didn't like how they looked. I cheated and borrowed a pair from the spares...they were originally intended for a Panda Huey. I think they are undersized but they will work for now.
I also added lift points to the rocket pods and backpack. I added some stretched sprue down the rocket pod sides just for added detail. The antenna is from the spares. And there's some X panel covers added to give some detail.
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I wanted to add some extra offensive firepower. As is, the kit weaponry was limited to the nebelwerfer looking deal and a claw...which I decided to remove. I had added the pulse lasers to the hand-side arm for close-in defense. I figured it needed something for medium range and air defense.
I had a cannon pod for a Tamiya Marder IFV and it mounted directly in one of the mount holes for the claw. I used a length of zip-tie for the armored ammo belt. I had the ammo be stored in the arm drum. I added strip styrene to help diffentiate between the ammo compartment and the nebelwerfer looking thing. Sorry about the picture quality.
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Backpack and cannon pod mounted.
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I decided to re-address the pulse lasers on the other arm. I removed the center barrel. I added cables to the sides (stretched and formed sprue) to help show these were energy weapons.
I had removed the armor plate hat covered part of the foot. They were hinged and would get caught when I moved the feet. I wanted to add some detail so I found some odd bits in the spares. I put them on the front of the each foot.
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All assembled and given a second coat of gray. I like ow the rocket pods change the whole stance of the mech.
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Assembly is done so now we finish. I had decided to go overall lightish/medium gray. I gave it a wash to help with details. I then gave it a heavy was for grime. I dry-brushed it with dark gray. Then dry-brushed with Testors Metallic Interior Blue...alien alloy. I also used this for the cannon barrels and ammo belt. I added decals, then another grimey wash.
The decals are a mixture. The kits markings have a lot of stencilling in alien script, so that worked for me. I used some of these for maintenance use on the weapons. I modified some for "shoulder-patches". The BanDai decals were a bit fiesty to work with but were pursuaded to snugging down with a bit of Solvaset.
For the "national insignias" I wanted to use something that would not be mistaken as Terran. I took a pair of markings for the WW2 German 15th Panzer Div. I turned them on their side with the points facing away. At a glance they still look sort of "balkenkruez-ish" so I might add something to modify it a bit more.
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Anyway, I think that's mostly all for the mech. I still have to make the pilot and address a few details. If time allows I want to use this in a diorama along with cyborg infantry, female vampy soldiers, signs of a battle (wrecks), and dinner...I mean prisoners. To contrast with the bleakness and brutality of the scene, I want to have several of the female vamps exhibiting their maternal instincts as they dote on a little girl. As they see it, she's a potential recruit.


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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 - 12:41 AM GMT+7
Thanks for the comment, Shawn. Much appreciated.
Scipio2010
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Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 11:27 PM GMT+7

Jesper,
Love the splinter camo! looking forward to seeing more.

Don,
Its always hard to really see the color modulation in pictures, but your AT-ST looks great so far. My only recommendation would be to spray some thinned down darker gray into the 'shadowed' areas and recesses.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 09:23 AM GMT+7
A little more progress on my Dust Tactics 1947 walkers. Next are the decals and weathering.

More to follow soon

eMan
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Posted: Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:30 PM GMT+7
Progress update, all joins pre-paint and weapons ready, more to come.

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