The Star Wars Legion AT-RT is one of those kits that you really can’t find anything to complain about. It goes together well, the price isn’t bad at all, and… it’s Star Wars. From the Clone Wars animated series. How cool is that?
If you’re not familiar with the AT-RT (which stands for All Terrain Reconnaissance Transport), it’s a small scout walker that carries a single rider. It can run at high speed, jump fairly well, and has various armaments that can mounted on the front.
And while we have no real examples to test the theory on, I’d imagine they’d be quite fun to ride around on. If not a bit bumpy, too.
They appeared in The Clone Wars, an animated series. In the Star Wars timeline, it falls between Episodes II and III.
Star Wars Legion AT-RT – Fun Sized Modeling
I’d built this kit a few years ago, which was before I started doing videos. The kit is so much fun, so I’ve built another for video.
It’s not a large kit, but it does pack plenty of detail into a small area. With a rider, the walker, and a base, there is more than enough to keep any modeler satisfied.
This video covers simple techniques suitable for any modeler. Completing the base is detailed, using very simple steps. Second, the painting of the rider is demonstrated. Finally, painting and weathering of the walker is covered.
Of course, these are just suggestions. Modelers can paint and weather these any way they choose. it could be according to a Star Wars canon scheme, or something completely made up. Regardless of your choice, I think you’ll really enjoy this kit!
There are a variety of sources for Star Wars Legion kits. I generally order min from Miniature Market, though there are other sources available.
Also, the instructions included with the kit aren’t very clear. Here is a link to instructions on the Fantasy Flight Games site that are a definite improvement.
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