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Re: Star Wars "Rebels" Scout Walker

Eric Moore » Nov 8 '14

So there`s me thinking what sort of project i`ll do for this here challenge, as there`s not really a kit around that`s easily available and affordable and floats my boat at the moment.

But i was in Tescos today and stumbled on this toy from the new Star Wars cartoon show called "Rebels":




I wasn`t a big fan of the "Clone Wars" series, but i`ll be watching "Rebels" as the production designs are based in a large part on early pre-production art, most notably by the brilliant Ralph McQuarrie and this fella appeared in the pilot episode.

Its a natty reworking of the early version of the Scout Walker by Joe Johnson, espcially with regards the feet and basic shape of the head:




So thought i`d get me one and try and turn it from a toy into something more model-like. Get it home, and this is what`s in the box:




Its a nice size and the head has some really good detail to it. The cockpit opens to allow a pilot figure, but that`s going to be glued shut. I`ll alsd have to do something about the cockpit window as its barely there at the moment. Plus filling these screw holes:




I`ll also have to do something about the legs as the inner surfaces are hollow, i guess to keep the weight down. Hasbro seem to have acknowledged that by sticking a ton of piping detail in there, but i`m going to cover these open areas over with Plasticard and try and replicate what`s happening on the other side:



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Re: Star Wars "Rebels" Scout Walker

Alun » Nov 10 '14
That`s remarkably like the illustration, especially for a toy.  These things are getting better all the time!


Should be a good one!


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Re: Star Wars "Rebels" Scout Walker

Eric Moore » Nov 28 '14
Pic 1: That`s the inside of the New Walkers legs done. Had a bit of a problem putting the Plasticard on to cover up the open areas as i think Hasbro have changed the makeup of their plastic - the original Walker i used for the Ork Walker, Superglue stuck to it no problem. But now, nada.
So had to use 5 Min Epoxy. Then it was just a case of adding a small amount of detail, with panels and the odd dome.
Pic 2: Something i didn`t like was that the cockpit window as it was barely there. So have added more depth to it by building it outwards more.





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Re: Star Wars "Rebels" Scout Walker

Eric Moore » Dec 10 '14
Shades of grey:

Pic 1 is the Scout Walker in bare Grey Primer,

Pic 2 is the base coat, "Ford Polar Grey". I like this colour as its about the only grey Halfords sell that`s not metallic, its got just a subtle hint of green to it to stop it look too bland, and its not too glossy.
Next up, pick out the panel lines with a hard pencil, then a coat of Matt Varnish to take the shinyness back a tad.





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Re: Star Wars "Rebels" Scout Walker

SFMuk Admin » Dec 10 '14

Quote from Eric Moore Shades of grey:

As long as there aren`t 50 of them!

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Re: Star Wars "Rebels" Scout Walker

That`s not a bad looking kit at all. As Alun says they are improving, which is good news for chaps like us. Look forward to seeing the next step in this. 
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Re: Star Wars "Rebels" Scout Walker

Eric Moore » Jan 7 '15
Right, that`s all the pastelling done and, though you can`t see it in this shot, i`ve also painted the remade cockpit window a nice gloss red to match what i did back in the early 80`s with my At At.



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Re: Star Wars "Rebels" Scout Walker

Eric Moore » Jan 13 '15
Right, that`s the fella just about done. Last photo is of it alongside my original AT AT that inspired me to copy the red cockpit idea on this new one.









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