|Project by LiveEdge||posted 01-26-2016 04:37 PM||1771 views||19 times favorited||14 comments|
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.