Bandai AT-ST 1/48th Caunter. Matilda is feeling a little grey…

Hi all, I decided to start a thread here under the overall Star Wars Alternative Camo campaign umbrella.

So after opening the box and shaking it a little bit I ended up with one leg and the body built. I am very happy with the quality of this little kit, fit and detail are excellent. I decided on the Caunter scheme after seeing that man Andy Moore’s illustration in the recruitment thread. I have also ordered a 1/48th Tamiya Matilda, so I may build and paint these in tandem. I guess they are both pieces of imperial armour…


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Another couple of sessions and we have a fully formed Walker. I painted the interior an off white colour and picked out some details but didn’t worry too much about it as it can’t really be seen.

There are parts for closed hatch and “eyes”, I’ll probably close the top hatch but leave the eyes open. The kit has plenty of movement making it fairly easy to change the pose. I think I’ll break it into sub assemblies for painting and permanently fix the pose when finished. I call this one “Who threw that rock!”

Cheers, J.






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Looks great Jim.

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Thanks Ryan @Tank_1812 , it’s a great wee kit. Talking about wee kits, the Matilda arrived this afternoon, and the Walker is going to dwarf it!





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Just had a crazy thought of mixing those two kits, chicken legs and Matilda hull and turret. Rommel would know what hit him. :joy:

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I really liked that Walker Jim, it goes together so easy. I did just reinforce the snap together bits with some AK thin just as a back up. Would happily get another as they are fun. Looking forward to seeing the cam scheme on it. :+1:

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Yeah John, I already have another AT-ST, need to take advantage while they are still being made. I will follow your lead and glue some parts before painting, but I built the whole thing up without glue and it holds together rather well, a superb piece of engineering.

I’m in the middle of a quick build of the Matilda, goes together real easy, just the turret details to add. I’m thinking of doing the Matilda in the Imperial grey the Walker would normally be, mostly because I really don’t want to do Caunter on something so bloomin’ small! I like the idea of an exchange of schemes across realities. Or maybe an x-wing inspired scheme, light grey with red and yellow stripes and blast marks… Ha!

A pic for scale reference;

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Don’t worry it’s just primer! Mr surface 1500 grey so the finish on the Matilda and the Walker will be more homogeneous. Planning on doing both in Caunter.

The tracks are primed with mr mahogany surfacer 1000, will be interesting to see how they look after a few other processes.

Can see some mould lines still need sorting on the commander.

Won’t be priming the AT-ST so next job is a pre-shade with some brown and a coat of Portland Stone…



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