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    Full size AT-ST???

    So I know this sounds a little crazy but I've been thinking about buildind a full scale at-st walker. I have a buddy who owns a junkyard so getting car parts and everything metal is no prob and my father is a carpenter as well as my best friend is a welder. The only trouble I will have is the info or maybe some specs of the one they used on rotj. If you guys and gals might have some helpfull info on this project It would be most appreciated.

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

    Well for starters it is almost 29 feet tall..more to come

    I would suggest buying the AMT model then measure it to scale using the 29 feet tall asa base line

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

    LOPERO said: View Post
    Well for starters it is almost 29 feet tall..more to come

    I would suggest buying the AMT model then measure it to scale using the 29 feet tall asa base line
    Yeah I was figuring on doing it in two sections, the legs seperate and then the cab. Thanks alot for the help

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

    You are also going to need lots of back ground on hydralics, air actuators, and mechanical gearing for starters. Very ambitious project-good luck

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

    Next question... working or display? display is easy.. but working is a whole kettle of fish... if you do go for moving parts, stick with a static display, with only moveable blasters on the side and front, and the rotating cab gears... dont move the legs...

    But good luck with that all hey

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

    If you go with a working prop, it would be amazing for parades and stuff.
    I wonder how a city police dept. would react to one of these things on the street walking to a parade staging area....

    Keep us posted....an provide blueprints, if you can get it functional.

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    you've gotta talk to this guy mark.. he's in lunenburg? leominster? i always forget. he was the guy that thought it sounded like a GREAT idea when i suggested building jabba.

    he's REALLY keen on building something like that!

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

    I wonder if you can ask for help from LFL? Good luck on the AT-ST project and keep us posted please!

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    I think that a functional model would present quite the engineering headache. Bipedal motion is complicated enough on its own, not to mention trying to fit a power supply, gyroscopes, and control systems inside the cab. Just my two cents.

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    Thats impressive - hope you really get it going!
    Unfortunately, all I have is a 1/6 scale version:

    http://www.printroom.com/ViewAlbum.a...lbum_id=189236

    Mardon (MLC)

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

    mlcallanta
    That is a very impressive display you built
    How is the R2 project I noticed in the pictures?

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

    tk7602 said: View Post
    you've gotta talk to this guy mark.. he's in lunenburg? leominster? i always forget. he was the guy that thought it sounded like a GREAT idea when i suggested building jabba.

    he's REALLY keen on building something like that!
    As soon as the snow breaks I'm going to get a start on it and I'm thinking its going to be at least a two year long project. As of hydraulics I don't know because just getting it to stand balanced is hard enough, hell it might have to be bolted down to whatever it stands on. I'll bug you when I need to about that guy in Leominster and any help would be awesome.

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

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    I think that a functional model would present quite the engineering headache. Bipedal motion is complicated enough on its own, not to mention trying to fit a power supply, gyroscopes, and control systems inside the cab. Just my two cents.
    Yeah this is the first try so as of an actual moving operating at-st thats far away. I'm thinking of something two men can get in and it can be placed on a float or put in a parade for the legion. I plan on inculding movable blasters and such but movement in progress you know.

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

    I don't think it could stand on its own with it having the ability to walk. If it were stationary, go for it.

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

    wow, this could be very cool! post pictures as you go!

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    Ja, a moveable AT-ST would be awsome......But I think the world in genral is very far from that right now.

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    That would be so excellent!! I'll tell you though, if you somehow did get it to walk.....you'd have Uncle Sam knocking on your door for sure.

    Josh

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    I don't think it could stand on its own with it having the ability to walk. If it were stationary, go for it.
    Thers no way I can get it to walk and if I could I would'nt be able to afford the technology, Its def going to be stationary

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

    Kripps said: View Post
    I'll tell you though, if you somehow did get it to walk.....you'd have Uncle Sam knocking on your door for sure.
    Don't you remember the line form "Astronaut Farmer"?

    "How do we know you aren't building a WMD?"
    Because if I was...... you wouldn't haev found it."



    I htink I remamber a guy over on the Sovereign Protectors forum (501st Royal Guard detachement) that built a 1/2 scale model for his kid as a fort in the yard......... I think it was imbedded in concrete due to a balance problem.....

    Either way you go, good luck.

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

    as long as u have a 50. cal on the top, itll b cool

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

    wow this is going to be cool! keep us updated


    P.S. I saw this a few weeks ago and this thread reminded me of it
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=P2OksmJthZc&feature=related

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

    Yes....And as soon as you build it, I'm so taking it to the Airsoft feild.

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

    Wow ! I've toyed around with the idea of doing this forever ! Awesome potential for a project like this. Too bad we didn't have a travel fund at TDH so that members can get together once a month or something and work on things like this as a group project ! Hm? I suppose that would be considered a field trip !

    Good luck to you ! Seriously interested in how you proceed with this



    FP

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

    If it's going to be stationary, with a moving turret/head, that may be feasible. I'd suggest that you load the feet down with weight to counter-balance the top. The lower the center of gravity, the more stable it will be whether moving or stationary. I'd look at using the lightest materials for the top half (aluminum, plastics, fiberglass) etc.

    Just an idea here. You may want to contact a local technical school or engineering dept. at a college and enlist the aid of some teachers and students. Nothing beats hands-on experience.

    Can you imagine being a student, college, technical or even high school, and working on this project? Imagine putting THAT on a resume!

    Keep us posted.

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    Re: Full size AT-ST???

    I have actually had the idea to make a full sized AT-PT before..

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