|Work-in-progress: 1/48 scale AT-ST pilots/drivers seated in the cockpit interior|
|Closeup of AT-ST pilot seated on the right; note the screen display with freehand digital text|
|Closeup of pilot seated on the left; circles in the square panels have been repainted red like in the movies|
One color change I alluded to in a previous post was carried out with minimum fuss. As you can see the tiny circles at the center of the square panels (right hand side of the back control panel) has been painted red. And I must admit they give off a much better vibe than previously. Also if you look closely at the rear control panel (see first photo) you should be able to notice some freehand paintings I did to simulate indicator readouts e.g. digital grids and wave functions.
|If you ask me the interior seems a little too small to fit two ewoks and a wookie|
|Hues are fairly muted but that's in keeping with the official color scheme|
|Upper hull plating have yet to be attached to the cockpit interior ...|
|... because the hull plating will all be painted separately first before being assembled|
When assembled the interior space looks a tad too cramped to be able to fit in both pilots. Maybe that's why the pilots look as rigid as they do because any other pose could have hampered the figurines ability to fit into such a small space. Still, a slightly turned head or even a partially extended arm on one of the pilots wouldn't have hurt. It would've upped the level of realism for sure.
|Cockpit view of the AT-ST walker from the pilots' perspective|
What comes next will be the upper hull exterior of the AT-ST walker. In addition to the usual washes I would always apply to the Bandai Star Wars vehicles, this time I intend to break up the monotone hull color with some oil dot filter weathering. Until then, enjoy the weekend and see you next week!