20" Imperial Walker model

  • Advertise with us
Project by LiveEdge posted 01-26-2016 04:37 PM 2392 views 19 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First, I have to give credit to a guy named Sam Elder at Instructables for posting his walkthrough and some templates. Although this project still took me 40 hours, it would have been 40 more without the work he had already done. I did some minor modifications where I thought I could be more efficient, or my skill wasn’t up to the task.

I got a scroll saw for Christmas so I figured this project would be an excellent way to learn how to use it. The model is made from 3mm, 9mm, and 1/2” plywood. There are over 175 individual pieces and the legs articulate at four joints. The neck pivots back and forth about 20 degrees as well. The back panels and cockpit roof are held by magnets and so can be removed.

My next projects are going to be a bit simpler, but I may return to model building and go for a Millennium Falcon. That, however, would have to be designed from scratch since I can’t find anybody who has gone before me.

As for this AT-AT, I’m thinking of turning it into a reading lamp with an LED light in the main cargo area. It would go along with the TARDIS and soccer ball lamps I’ve previously built (see projects).

Thanks for looking.

16 comments so far

View Greg72's profile


69 posts in 1983 days

#1 posted 01-26-2016 04:39 PM


View jfynyson's profile


24 posts in 737 days

#2 posted 01-26-2016 04:44 PM

crazy tedious ! I love it though

View Jeff2016's profile


115 posts in 735 days

#3 posted 01-26-2016 04:44 PM


As a lamp with LED’s, there would be a fight between our 3 boys over that.

Very nice job

-- Proud owner of an electronics free workshop. Please check your cell phone at the door!

View Sheisserick's profile


123 posts in 1716 days

#4 posted 01-26-2016 06:21 PM

If you are really planning the Millenium Falcon next, you should check out Martin Creaney┬┤s build:

Well done on the walker btw :-D

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

View LiveEdge's profile


569 posts in 1491 days

#5 posted 01-26-2016 06:24 PM

Holy crap! That is awesome and a bit outside of what I had in mind… :) But it may be an excellent reference for my own attempts.

View ohwoodeye's profile


1930 posts in 3024 days

#6 posted 01-26-2016 06:35 PM

So very cool.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

View WistysWoodWorkingWonders's profile


12759 posts in 3027 days

#7 posted 01-27-2016 05:59 AM

wow, totally sick build, very impressive!!!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

View BusterB's profile


1961 posts in 1879 days

#8 posted 01-27-2016 06:34 AM


-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

View dozuki's profile


103 posts in 2871 days

#9 posted 01-27-2016 08:52 AM

Sweet. I think that would take me 40 years.

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

View toyguy's profile


1608 posts in 3708 days

#10 posted 01-27-2016 11:35 AM

very nice.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

View helluvawreck's profile


29691 posts in 2737 days

#11 posted 01-27-2016 03:15 PM

This project is actually quite amazing. You have done a wonderful job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View majuvla's profile


11462 posts in 2738 days

#12 posted 01-27-2016 05:30 PM

Great thing- awesome details and burned shadows.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View EggMan's profile


70 posts in 1645 days

#13 posted 01-28-2016 02:27 AM

That’s great. Well worth the 40 hours.

View Djmz2010's profile


1 post in 719 days

#14 posted 01-30-2016 12:38 PM

Hi, can you make two for me ? :)

View Oldiron's profile


5 posts in 760 days

#15 posted 01-21-2017 06:24 AM

That is awesome.

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics