Armored Assault Tank (AAT)

 

Model by Stephen L.

 
Box Stock

AMT/Ertl kit 30123

Model Specifications:
Scale = 1/32
Length = 31.7 cm
Width = 25.3 cm
Height = 15.5 cm

 
The Trade Federation Army uses the AAT hover tanks as a first line of attack. This vehicle was seen in "The Phantom Menace".

This kit was built Box Stock without any modifications. The overall tank body was painted with a mix of Model Master Sand and Dark Tan. Dark Tan was also used for the darker contrasting color on the tank. The shots and burn marks were mostly done with dark gray airbrushing with occasional silver highlights. 
   
A lot more of the forward areas of the tank has battle-damage and heavy weathering, as most incoming attacks would be concentrated there. Even though it is a hovering vehicle, rocks or other solid obstructions may damage the forward structure, so it was dented and worn with a Dremel tool and the chipped areas were painted with Testors Steel.
   
Some of the Droid hand-holds were intentionally damaged, suggesting Battle Droids had been shot off the tank with enough force that the Droid broke the handle when it fell from the AAT.
   

Photos by Stephen L.