MPC AT-AT – An In-Progress post

This is the original release of the MPC AT-AT kit from 1981. This was given to me by one of the members of my model club back in 2006. He told me that since I was such a Star Wars fan, he felt that I could do a better job building them than he ever could. I started this not long after I got it, but it eventually got shelved. I dug it out a few weeks ago with the hopes of finishing this as a Battle of Hoth diorama with the snowspeeder flying around the legs of the AT-AT with the tow cable attached.

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I resumed work to get it to this state. The plan is to do the famous tow cable scene from the movie.

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Compared to today’s Bandai kits and even the Revell kits, this model leaves a lot to be desired. The fit is less than stellar.

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I started applying paint and washes to each part of the kit separately. I felt it was easier to finish each minor assembly separately rather than the complete model.

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More progress. The AT-AT is now able to stand on it’s own four legs without any worries of tipping. There’s still a lot more to do.

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“We’ve spotted Imperial Walkers.”

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