Instructables

Mini AT-ST Popsicle Stick Model

FeaturedContest Winner

Step 4: Footpad and Leg Assembly

Picture of Footpad and Leg Assembly
41.jpg
42.jpg
43.jpg
44.jpg
45.jpg
46.jpg
47.jpg
48.jpg
48A.jpg
48B.jpg
48C.jpg
49.jpg
50.jpg
51.jpg
52.jpg
53.jpg
54.jpg
55.jpg
56.jpg
57.jpg
58.jpg
59.jpg
60.jpg
61.jpg
62.jpg
The two (2) footpads of the walker were cut and carved into shape from wooden starbucks 'stirrers' using a fine disc and drum sander attachment.

The simulated fence cutting blade was carved from a toothpick, sliced in two and glued to the two (2) dome-shaped footpads.  The length of the fence cutting blades were intentionally lengthened to act as a 'foot' extension.  The extended length increases the footprint of the walker and acts to counter balance the weight of the main turret when mounted in the final assembly.  Equal sized toothpicks were cut and glued to the footpad assembly.

For the AT-ST's legs, wooden starbucks stirrers were slotted using a reinforced cutting wheel.  The slots should fit the toothpicks in the previous footpad assembly.

For the AT-ST's 'thighs', regular popsicle sticks were used, carved and shaped according to the size and specs in the schematics.  Barbecue sticks from the 'spares' box were cut to form the main joints.  Spares were again used for the joint covers of the AT-ST 'thighs'.

The legs and thighs were then glued based on the bluprint and allowed to dry overnight.  The footpad assemblies were then inserted into the walker's legs and glued in place.  The completed sub assemblies must now be able to stand on its own..


 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up
Pro

Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?

close

PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!