As part of a recent splurge on Star Wars gubbinz, I acquired this AMT ERTL AT-AT on eBay. I'm not 100% sure of the scale, but Missus Salty also got me a 1/72 Revell easykit Millennium Falcon, so going by that I'd say this one is maybe 1/100? Anyway, I knew that I really wanted to do a little diorama with an AT-AT. I got to bidding and managed to snap it up for about £10.00 (although it ended up closer to £25.00 including the postage from the USA). The kit was still packaged up in the original boxes and whatnot, and is, I believe, from the late 80's... all the copyrights on the box say 1989, and a quick Google search agrees.
Frankly, you can tell... it's not the worst kit I've ever assembled, but it was far from the best. It doesn't fit together fantastically well for starters. There are a number of gaps and such that you'll see in the pictures that I really need to fill be I get to painting the model. It also needed a fair bit of cleaning up and sanding. Having said that, the kit also came with two snowspeeders and two rebel turrets, which I wasn't aware of and saved me having to trawl eBay again for a suitably sized speeder!
So, onto the more interesting bits - here are a bunch of pics of the build and the early placement of the various bits. I'm toying with the idea of magnetising the AT-AT feet to the board for ease of movement, but I'm not decided yet. I may just glue the whole thing down. The board too will be detailed (more pics when that's done!), and the two speeders will be pinned, flying by in formation, with the rear speeder (the one pinned in the pictures) trailing it's harpoon line to bring the big beast down.