Here’s the legs. Nearly finished. Just have to add some more sensors around the main head, add sand/dust to the right leg and think about how the crew figures are going to look.
Friday, November 10, 2017
I'm following the "real world" examples of what American and allied forces have had to do to counter insurgent forces in
Afghanistan and over the last 16 years as an
example of what sorts of ad hoc modifications the Empire has had to come up
with under similar circumstances on Tatooine against continuing Sand People
The redish coloured parts are primered parts that had no time to be painted properly because of the urgent need to get this highly modified AT-ST out into the field to assist other reconnaissance units in the detection of Sand People insurgent forces that were hindering the Empire's control on Tatooine (post Episode IV time period). Hence they are newer parts attached to an already weather beaten machine. That is why some of the AT-STP (Pathfinder) is mostly weathered and other parts, Imperial Grey and red primer are newer.
The prod things on the front are IED (improvised explosive device) detector whiskers. (35th scale
military aerial mounts) These whiskers are used to detect microscopic movement
in sand and dirt, plus changes in moister at ground level. They are positioned
where they are so as to get maximum clearance from the main body. Plus it was
the only real place the two Imperial Engineers, unlucky enough to find
themselves garrisoned on Tatooine, could find that would fit with everything
else that would have to be externally mounted on an already busy frame. No
wiring necessary for these units as they are internally powered and transfer
data electronically. US