Saturday, February 22, 2014

AT-AT Rocker Progress

My update from last night seems to be a big hit on Facebook, so I thought I'd share it here, too. Hope you guys are having a great weekend!



The AT-AT rocker is nearly done! (This is just a progress shot after I primed it - and an excuse to show off the pretty purple sunset.)

I had a lot of stops and starts with the detail work - flat gave up for a few days, in fact - but now it just needs a clear coat & some rubber stops on the bottom rails for safety. PHEW.

I'm hoping to get a few action photos next week... so naturally I had to order a Darth Vader mask & cape for our 5 year-old model. Stay tuned!


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Update: Lots of folks are already asking for blueprints/templates, so I may try to get the pattern scanned in and arranged in a nice .pdf or such for those that want it. This will be a bit of a bear with such large pieces, though, so no promises on when that'll be available!

19 comments:

  1. This REALLY makes me wish I had any skill whatsoever with woodworking! My almost-three-year-old would love this!

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  2. Jeez, Jen, if you'd have let me model it, I would have provided my own mask and cape... Great job!

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  3. Shelley in So. IllinoisFebruary 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    This AT-AT rocker just looks fabulous! So very impressive!

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  4. Sell the pattern, don't give it away for free! And well done, as always.

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  5. That's is so cool! Lucky 5 year old. I want an adult sized one!

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  6. Find a print shop that can print and scan blue prints. (Or large format.) They should be able to scan large size and save to a pdf for you. That way you won't have to piece them together. The one I work at can scan prints up to 36" x 48".

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  7. Where do YOU buy costumes? I ask because my sweet boy has outgrown/worn-out his Darth Vader costume. But also just curious where you're browsing for your costume items.
    Thanks!

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  8. I would buy the pattern!

    -Lisa R

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  9. I was going to send you the link to a homemade mounted Wampa head, but then I remembered you are a fan of The Bloggess, too. She has the link in her Sunday wrap up. The Wampa head would be lovely with the AT-AT rocker.

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  10. Off topic, but I thought of you when I saw these

    http://sploid.gizmodo.com/did-you-know-that-meerkats-are-ticklish-and-laugh-like-1529297632?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

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  11. Awww! That is AMAZING!

    It was so good to meet up with you two this weekend. I'm sure you're both very busy, so we appreciate you taking the time to come socialize!

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  12. Have you seen this totally awesome apartment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKHN2ylk2fs

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  13. Bee-YOO-tee-ful! Oh, my gosh, what a lucky kid!

    What's it feel like to know that you've just created a one-of-a-kind family heirloom for the recipient? That AT-AT is going to see many, many generations of happy kids. You guys are awesome!

    KW

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  14. This is great. My husband would be jealous.

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  15. Jen, do yourself a favor and check out Emily Sculpts on Facebook. She's a friend of a friend. He sent me her link because he knows I'm a closet Geekster :) Pretty sure you'll go nuts when you see her stuff!

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  16. Girl, I just found out about Harold Ramis, and I can't stop crying. Somehow, you were the first person I thought of, and I don't book the faces, so I came here to bum out your nifty craft post.

    First I lose my elderly Pug, now this. Can we please pretend this week/month never happened?

    Much love,

    Storm

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    1. Jen was the first person I thought of when I saw the Harold Ramis news, too.

      Sorry to hear about your sweet puggie!

      Feel better soon!

      KW

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    2. Thanks, girl, really. Although I'll miss them both, I take comfort in knowing they are no longer in pain, and from kind thoughts like yours.

      Your Pal,

      Storm

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  17. Thanks for trying to get us the pdf's!! You & John are a geeky inspiration to us all!! Keep up the great job :)

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