Assembling an Incredible 1/48-Scale Star Wars AT-AT Garage Kit

I have long been a fan of the garage kit scene. In case you don’t know, there’s a devoted subset of the figure and scale modeling community that creates and trades in small-run, custom resin model kits. Oftentimes, these are kits of characters and creatures from cult sci-fi, horror, and fantasy films. Other kits are produced to overcome gaps in commercially-available model lines or to create absurdly detailed models that major model manufacturers can’t afford to produce for only a limited audience.

In this Adam Savage “One Day Build,” Adam assembles a gorgeous Star Wars AT-AT resin garage kit that was produced in the “studio scale” (1/48) used for animating the walker in The Empire Strikes Back. The model is amazing and a great testament to the obsessive dedication of garage kitmakers.

Here is Adam doing an unboxing of the kit:

In case you’re wondering how much a kit like this might cost, would you choke on your mochi ball if I told you $1,300?


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