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18 May 2020 - 3:24am

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because i have been waiting for material from china for ages and i
could no longer work, i started another project in between

AT-ST hasbro toy conversation

now what is a toy conversation?
some star wars collectible toys are just too ugly to put at home, but offer
a solid base to make a nice model out of them. in addition, they are relatively
cheap and larger than model kits. Sure there are also large model kits, but
they can quickly cost 400-500 โ‚ฌ or more. of course you have to invest a little
bit of work but it's worth it. so a toy conversation is a a modified toy.
in this case i tryed to turn a hasbro AT-ST toy into a modell.

this is not the final result...i have to repaint/airbrush it and
i planed to put it into a little diorama...so far i did all modification
and primed the AT-ST

what I've changed:

i closed all open plastic columns and gaps with plastic filler
reshaped the complete window section and added new window covers
closed the large head cover and filled the gaps with plastic filler
cut of the knee fender from the legs
cut free the recesses on the legs
added a new handrail
added tubes and cables to the head and the base
added details on the back of the head and under the head
added details on the inside of the legs
added the running springs for the lower legs
closed all holes for screws with plastic filler

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18 May 2020 - 1:38pm
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Man, that looks sharp! I gotta give a shout out to that Crash Bandicoot on your desk.

That relays into my hobby, which is video games. I've loved the damn things since I got my NES at age 4. I'm not very crafty, so I'm not good at doing models. Instead, I tinker with electronics and try to make little projects out of that. So far my best one was a lighted arcade marquee box, which I sadly ended up selling.

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Man, that looks sharp! I gotta give a shout out to that Crash Bandicoot on your desk.

That relays into my hobby, which is video games. I've loved the damn things since I got my NES at age 4. I'm not very crafty, so I'm not good at doing models. Instead, I tinker with electronics and try to make little projects out of that. So far my best one was a lighted arcade marquee box, which I sadly ended up selling.

hahaha...yeah i love this little crash which i bought 20 years ago in LA...crash bandicoot is
my all time favorite platformer video game.
unfortunately at some point the game was no longer produced by "naughty dog" but by
another studio ... and they made it a terribly bad "beat him up" game ... it's a shame !
if you are a friend of video games then you definitely know the other
members of crash's little gang ...

I am a total fool when it comes to electronics ... for 2 other projects I had to know a
little about it ... you will say childish stuff but it was a bit annoying for me.

sorry but what is a arcade marquee box ?

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Ah I know the answer to that one. An arcade marquee is the panel artwork at the top of an arcade machine that they used to have with the game's name or logo on it. Usually it had lights shining behind it so it would glow.

Some examples here

I love the little extras you've added to the AT-ST. Those tubes and the strips at the back of the legs in particular look really good. Are you going to paint it a flat colour or try to do some camo like the original?

If you guys like Lego we just finished watching a series here called Lego Masters. Its your basic reality TV elimination competition but its all about building lego challenges. They make some incredible stuff in the time they are given and its a very enjoyable show to watch. Everyone is very positive and there is no drama or catty behaviour you see in other reality type shows. There are highlights on youtube but if you want to see the whole show I'm sure you could download it somewhere or if you have a VPN its on 9now.com.au.

This is from the explosion challenge... watch for the shark at the end. Its worth it.

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19 May 2020 - 2:06pm
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ah ok nerver heard this before....do you have one of this big acarde machines at
home barbadosslim93 ?

i always wanted a big at-st that is almost screen accurate so i will give him a
standard imperial light gray base color, a bit weathering and a some battle damage.
and i plan to put the at-st into a diorama like this:

uhh betwen me and lego there is a little love-hate relationship...i loved lego as a kid
and played a lot with it and i think it is still a great toy for kids but i hate all the lego
starwars stuff !! for me the lego killed the whole aesthetics of the ship and vehicle
designs from starwars. and it is everywhere so I'm totally annoyed by lego today๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Well then.. don't watch the show because they had an entire episode dedicated to building an original Star Wars ship. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I have Lego Masters on DVR, but haven't had the chance to watch it yet.

I don't have one of the arcade machines at home, vomvom, but I want to get one of the half-sized ones that you can buy. I just would need to find the room for it, which would be a challenge. ๐Ÿ™„

My wife recently got into doing crafty crap for a hobby, making T-shirts and such using a Cricut machine. I want a Tiger King shirt, and am hoping she'll make me one soon!

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You want to wear that guys head on your shirt?

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I have Lego Masters on DVR, but haven't had the chance to watch it yet.

I don't have one of the arcade machines at home, vomvom, but I want to get one of the half-sized ones that you can buy. I just would need to find the room for it, which would be a challenge. ๐Ÿ™„

My wife recently got into doing crafty crap for a hobby, making T-shirts and such using a Cricut machine. I want a Tiger King shirt, and am hoping she'll make me one soon!

ah cool i had no idea what a cricut machine is and whatto do with it....i had to whatch some
youtube stuff to understand๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ send some pics of the t shirts...i like that kind of stuff

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You want to wear that guys head on your shirt?

You'd be surprised what I'll put on my chest.

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i call this one done

mpc imperial shuttle tydirium from 1983

i kitbashed the wing mechanics and the mountings for the
wing cannons and added 3d printed engine inserts to the ship.

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Well done, that has amazing detail! How did you get the water/dirt stains trailing down the wings like that? Is it paint?

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Well done, that has amazing detail! How did you get the water/dirt stains trailing down the wings like that? Is it paint?

there are many ways to do such runoffs, eg with airbrush or oil paints are very
popular. here i did the weathering with a soft pencil and tamiya panelline accent
color. i used a tamiya pigment set for the runoffs. the sets almost look like make-up and are almost used the same way as make up

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So today I learned that people make specific products to do just that. Incredible! ๐Ÿ˜€

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So today I learned that people make specific products to do just that. Incredible! ๐Ÿ˜€

hahaha you would be surprised there are hundreds of products especially
for weathering ... most of them were developed for military models. this
area of model making is huge. but of course you can apply the techniques to
any other model ... i would never build a tank ... not in a million years

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That's stunning vomvom12. I love Star Wars and so does my son, and it's awesome to see your craftsmanship with those models.

Great work!

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Wow!

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That's stunning vomvom12. I love Star Wars and so does my son, and it's awesome to see your craftsmanship with those models.

Great work!

thank you for your kind words guys ... I really appreciate it

last month i was very lucky and shot a hasbro imperial shuttle toy from 1983 on ebay at an
absolute low price. normaly you can find none that is in good condition under 350 โ‚ฌ.
the thing is a monster and i will make an other toy conversation out of it as soon
as there is time. on the picture you can only see the individual parts because I
disassembled it for cleaning

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That's awesome man. Can't wait to see the progress.

If anyone else here is into video games, I recently finished the Last of Us Part 2. Great game that really makes you think. I've also started Ghost of Tsushima, and I have been loving it. Both are fantastic experiences and I highly recommend both.

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Oh, the battleship looks fantastic, man. Wonderful.
If time allows, please, upload some more pictures on the parts.

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