Tobias Richter – NICE-N Model Designs – Studio Scale AT-ST

This piece was originally shown here on Modelers Miniatures & Magic back on January 31, 2009 and now updated to today’s showing standard!

The AT-ST is, like the bigger AT-AT, one of the most popular designs of the Star Wars universe.

In late 2007, Steve Neisen made this beautiful kit of the AT-ST available in studio scale size, in versions for Star Wars V (the Hoth attack, this version had, among other things, much longer legs) and Star Wars VI.

I chose the version that was seen in the Endor forest, where Chewbacca pilots one of these walkers.

The kit had an amazing amount of detail parts, and I was a bit skeptical at first how to build it up, as the legs would have to support the weight of the rather heavy head.
But to my surprise, this was probably the quickest build I´ve made in the last years. Once I did the minimal cleanup required and drilled the holes for the brass tubing, the most difficult work was already done.

To have the model stand by its own, it was necessary to finally glue the leg parts in place once the pose looked correct. At first, I posed the model too flat, so that the head was much too low, which looked strange. But I was able to “unglue” the parts with a little bit of brutality :). After adjusting, it now looks as it should.

I hope the legs will support the head over a long time. Since the material is Resin, I´ll keep an eye on it. If the Resin starts to sag, I´ll add an additional support rod. The AT-ST stands on its own, but the base has two support pins that will go inside the feet to give it a more stable stand.

One thing that is still missing is the Koolshade in the back of the body, this was the only piece missing in the kit, but I substituted it with some other material.
Painting was done in a day, just a basic color and a couple of weathering layers including rust powder, and voila, another Studio scale model for the collection…
Tobias Richter
The Light Works

Tobias Richter

GERMANY

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Steve Neisen

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