Painting the Hasbro AT-AT

Posted By on August 16, 2010

Our new coffee table (a.k.a. the Hasbro STAR WARS AT-AT) was looking a bit too “plastic” so I used it as an excuse to re-climb the learning curve on my Aztek airbrush.

Here is the unfinished side as a “before”

AT-AT repaint before

I free-hand airbrushed the panel lines with a medium-dark gray (Tamiya XF-53 neutral grey) with spray lines maybe 1/8 to 1/4 inches wide. Next I made a mix of “Star Wars white” out of 4 parts Tamiya XF-2 and one part Tamiya XF-66 light grey and painted the panels themselves. Doing the one side took about an hour and I needed a break after that but here is how it looks so far.

AT-AT repaint after

The difference is subtle but the flatter finish and more varied coloring makes the detail pop nicely.

About The Author

Dan is the Director of Studio Operations and co-founder of Autistry Studios which means that he's the guy who keeps everything working. Mechanical, Electrical, and Computational. In his spare time he teaches many "build stuff" workshops and if any time is left over after that he builds model trains or anything else he is momentarily interested in.