Bandai 1/48 AT-ST
Since Bandai brought out their superb Star Wars kits, I have had the bug to build some of my favourite subjects. This was one of my first Bandai kits and I am very happy with the result.
I wanted to capture the ‘David and Goliath’ feel of Ewoks and the Empire but 1/48 scale Ewoks are hard to come by. I sculpted this one from Milliput and Tamiya two part epoxy putty.
The AT-ST was painted with Vallejo acrylics. (If you haven’t heard, enamels do nasty things to the Bandai plastic – cracking around any stressed pieces which is is a real problem with what are essentially snap together kits!)
The ground work is a mixture of tea leaves and ground foam on an undulating plaster filler base. The tree is a fallen tree branch I found on my street (Thank heaven for leafy suburbs!) The shrubs were the flower heads from some tall native grasses.
I think I have the roof hatch on backwards in the picture where the hatch is open. Easy to remedy with a snap together model!
4 additional images. Click to enlarge.