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UCS AT-AT Marches Into Battle

samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418
After 4 weeks of what felt like a battle more than a build, I've finally put the final piece in place on cavegod's AT-AT. Ever since I first saw pictures of it several years ago I've always wanted to try my hand at building it. However, there never seemed to be an opportunity, until a few weeks ago when cavegod ironically posted a listing of someone selling all the pieces to the AT-AT which he wanted taken down due to copyright. In an effort to appease cavegod (my excuse) I purchased the listing.

A week later, the pieces arrived, and I dove in head first. After hours of building, improvising, fixing, building, improvising, rebuilding, fixing, improvising (you get the gist)... I have finally completed the monster roughly 3 weeks later. While I have my concerns over it falling over at the slightest touch, I'm in awe of Pete's creation. The attention to detail is simply incredible, you can't ask for much better. The scale is quite impressive too, as you can see from the (poorly and hastily taken) pictures below.

Special thanks to @drdavewatford‌ @Brew‌ @graphite‌ @ecmo47‌ @cavegod‌ for their help. I'm quite certain that without their input and suggestions I would not have been able to complete this set. So thank you very much.

Also, it only feels right to direct anyone interested in this set to @cavegod‌. Shoot him a PM and he'll send you the instructions for a very small, well deserved sum.

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Comments

  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    Pictures aren't showing up for me :/
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418
    Strange. I'll attach them here in addition to the super-sized just in case other people have problems too.
  • sklambsklamb speaker of American EnglishMember Posts: 512
    Truly awesome--and awe-inspiring!! Thanks for sharing the photos and the information!
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    Okay, they're working now.

    Such a great looking MOC :)
  • BrewBrew New Mexico (It's an actual state in the US)Member Posts: 182
    Congrats! Lots of people would have thrown in the towel after a couple of crashes. Good job sticking with it. Now you can really see what I meant about the size. It just can't be conveyed with pictures, it's just massive. Actually I've read that it's even slightly bigger than the ones at Legoland in their Star Wars mini land, although I can't quote the source and I've not been there since I built mine to confirm.
  • woony2woony2 UKMember Posts: 336
    Now you just have to motorize it!!!!
    SprinkleOtter
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    Congratulations! Your patience and perseverance has paid off! Looks like your forward sloped roof is not aligned quite right. Mine fits more flush with the side panels. One easy part replacement that you might want to do is switch out all of part 62462 (Technic, Pin Connector Round 2L with Slot (Pin Joiner Round)) with part 75535 (same thing WITHOUT the slot). This makes the main guns look much better. You can also do the foot-to-ankle hydraulic line to smooth out the appearance.

    Mine beast is kind of lazy and has been posed like this for a while. I need to apply the cattle prod to get him up for a show in February!



    margotrancorbaitPoochy
  • samiam391samiam391 A log cabin in PA, United StatesMember Posts: 4,418
    @ecmo47‌

    You are correct. There are actually a few things "off" with my model including:
    -A few minor detail pieces that fell off
    -Front and back roof portions not flush with the sides
    -Lower side hinges not swung in at an appropriate angle

    However, for now I'm just enjoying looking at the completed project. I'm sure one day I'll work up the courage to mess with the model and make these corrections, but for now... I'm just soaking in the fact it's still standing.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    and the plate alignment on the cockpit looks like he's giving the rebels the stink eye!
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    By the way, looks like I have to take back my earlier comments about the initial purchase. I see that it included the Star Destroyer wheels for the engines so I'd say that you got a very good deal!
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