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These are actually new pictures from an old model, built in the Nineties... This is the second AT-ST-like combat walker from an obscure tabletop SF-strategy game called "Kry°mek Confrontation" (???) that I have built millennia ago. While the other one (which had a different armament and differed in some details, pics of that one will follow) was built for a desert theme, I decided to follow a snow theme with this one.

The kit (massive resin and white metal legs and details) has no moveable parts, only some details (commander's hatch, main gun at the "chin") were added from the scratch box.

The basic paint scheme is white and light grey, plus a wavy grid of slate grey lines - hard to see under the snow and weathering, though.

Highlight about the set is the small 15x10cm diorama base and the snow effect, created with sifted white bathroom tile grout. The model has been fixed to the base, because I built the walker in a moving position, so that its center of gravity moved forward and it would not stand on its own, despite broad, bird-like feet.

However, despite the age the thing sti9ll looks good - time to "celebrate" this with some new/better pics.













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Very good.  And it's stood the test of time.  You must have good storage arrangements.

How do you get sifted powders to stay where they are put?   What do you fix them with?
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I'm trying to imagine the complexity of the hydraulic circuits to make that work properly, and failing.  ;D ;)

A CRACKING piece of modelling nonetheless.  :thumbsup:
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Very good.  And it's stood the test of time.  You must have good storage arrangements.

How do you get sifted powders to stay where they are put?   What do you fix them with?

Well, I try to keep everything in cabinets behind glass, this seems to help a lot.

The charm of the tile grout is that you can wet the surface, apply it with a sifter like "real" snowflakes (I use nylon stockings over a glass opening - you get very good control concerning both the grit level and the intensity of the material), and it simply sticks to the surface, very stable, even to touch. A final coat with matt varnish improves this.

Glad you like it, despite the age!  ;D

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AT-ST's mean little brother, who has been hitting steroids just a little too hard. At least he didn't skip any leg days.  :wacko:

This is no chicken walker. More of a TERROR BIRD.

Nice one!  :thumbsup: Great photos, too.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2020, 12:35:29 pm by ChernayaAkula »
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Thatĺs a great looking model! I remember Kryomek from back in my early 1990s foray into miniature gaming.
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Very good.  And it's stood the test of time.  You must have good storage arrangements.

How do you get sifted powders to stay where they are put?   What do you fix them with?

Well, I try to keep everything in cabinets behind glass, this seems to help a lot.

The charm of the tile grout is that you can wet the surface, apply it with a sifter like "real" snowflakes (I use nylon stockings over a glass opening - you get very good control concerning both the grit level and the intensity of the material), and it simply sticks to the surface, very stable, even to touch. A final coat with matt varnish improves this.

Glad you like it, despite the age!  ;D

Thanks Dizz.  I presume another advantage of white grout is that it won't yellow.
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Yes, indeed, another HUGE selling point.  :thumbsup:

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One of the best snow effects I've seen yet. :thumbsup:


Nothing on my build radar is set in a snowy winter environment, so I may have to come up with an excuse to use it. ;)
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Great Work  :thumbsup:

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Thanks a lot!  ;D

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Nice one Dizzy. I hadn't seen this till now but glad I did. Very cool looking walker and should've been the ones they used in the SW films.