A long time ago, in my mind, far, far, away...
Growing up with all the Star Wars movies, having all the action figures, models, magazines and etc it only seems natural that a Star Wars mod would be cool. There have been R2D2 mods made, heck there are even R2's club's. I wanted to do something differebt yet something at any Star Wars fan would know.
The battle on Planet Hoth always stuck in my mind and when you first see the mammoth AT-AT Walker stomping in the snow all I could think was...WHOA...AWESOME (I was a teenager at the time).
This mod has been an on going project for me for some time now. It doesn't get much attention as this web site (Modders-Inc) tends to eat up a lot of my time, but I want to get this project done...sometime...lol
You may not see updates for long periods of time, but that does not mean that I am not working on it. I am trying to stay ahead of the work log by a few steps.
Yeah, yeah I know here are the pic's so far.
I tried to get my hands on anything that I could find that would help design the AT-AT Walker. The biggest challenge is that I am doing the entire case out of Aluminum and I am bending it all by hand. No Water jetting or C-n-C machine...just D-n-D (Dewayne and Dremel)
Here is the hardware that I am using to help with the mock-up
I will be using different types of cardboard to make templates to create the different pieces.
I only have so much Aluminum to work with so I have no room for errors.
This is the side panel mock up.
This one shows the bottom template and side panel mock-up and how the hardware will fit, I hope.
I used the template for the bottom
Cut it out with some tin snips
By using a small piece of wood and two clamps I was able to make a jig that
would help me put the bends in the metal
These two pliers are used to help hold stuff together when you weld or what not,
but they sore did work great as benders
Phew the bottom panel is done
I took the same steps to create the side panels
Even at this stage it is starting to look like an AT-AT Walker
That's it for now and I hope you like is so far.