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AT-AT Walker Prop

by TNT Little Things

With the help and tools from Hot Wire Foam Factory, I was able to create this stunning 1:6 scale version of an AT-AT Walker from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back for “Ooo Wee Art Studio and Gaming Lounge” in Harrisburg, Pa.

AT AT Prop
AT-AT Prop

 

After the Scale was figured at 1:6 The real work began.  Taking the photos and info into Corel Drawl, I measured every possible angle, length, width and height until the pictures were a manazurie of lines and measurements.

AT-AT Mock up

I worked a total of 156 hours with 16 pieces of 3/4″  4×8 polystyrene board.  All the detail work was accomplished on my CnC and body parts cut with two patterns with the poly sandwiched between and then sanded smooth.

AT-AT Prop construction
AT-AT Prop construction

AT-AT Prop construction
AT-AT Prop construction

 

1″ pvc pipes were incorporated into the legs for strength and electronics (motor for head swing and led lights)  were mounted to a truss work of 1/4″ baltic birch plywood, which is captured in the main body.

AT-AT Prop construction
AT-AT Prop construction

AT-AT Prop construction
AT-AT Prop construction

 

Without the 4ft Compound Bow Cutter, I could have never made the cutting table I used. I also used at least a case (12 cans total) of the Spray Glue because the 3M spray melted the foam.

AT-AT Prop construction
AT-AT Prop construction

AT-AT Prop construction
AT-AT Prop construction

 

From here it was painting with the Styroplast Epoxy paint, wait time to harden and final coats of just grey primer top coated with semi gloss finish.

AT-AT Prop construction
AT-AT Prop construction

AT-AT Prop
AT-AT 1:6 scale model

 

Finished piece at Ooo Wee,  Took about 15 -20 minutes to set up and plug in.

I would like to thank the Hot Wire Foam Factory for the tips, advice and products that made this work.

Suggested items for this build:

Pro 6″ Hot Knife Kit • Sled Guide • Hot Wire CnC Machine