The Lightning Squadron was an elite cavalry unit that was part of the 91st Reconnaisance Corps of the Grand Army of the Republic. The unit was established at the start of the Clone Wars to handle special recon missions. Lightning Squadron consisted of ARF Troopers specially trained to operate AT-RTs.
Under the command of General Mace Windu and Commander CC-0411 (Ponds), it participated in the Battle of Ryloth. The unit greatly helped in the liberation of the world from Emir Wat Tambor. Lightning Squadron was a division of Windu's force during the offensive to free Ryloth's capital.
This is one of my first MOCs that has been sitting in my shelf for quite a while now, and I would like to share it to you guys. The main idea of this project is to transform TLG’s hideous 8014 Walker into more realistic AT-RT walkers for my clone army. After several modifications, I came up with the final design below.
The significant modifications I made were:
- Convert to a single-seater walker (with the proper bike handle bars)
- Modified front panels to resemble the real AT-RT
- Tridacyl feet
- Twin front blasters
- Double rear communication antenna
The design is essentially a cross between the 8014 walker and the official Clone Wars-style AT-RT. Unlike other AT-RT MOCs which are too ‘technicy’ and highly-detailed, I designed my AT-RT to be simple-looking yet resembles the overall look of the TCW AT-RT while still retaining some elements of the 8014 walker (~70% of the parts are from 8014).
Different views of the AT-RT:
The Lightning Squadron Crew:
Commander Ponds is a custom-printed clone trooper with red markings. The ARF Troopers are generic clone troopers with custom-printed scout-trooper helmets. General Mace Windu is...well, the TCW-style Mace Windu.
Comments and criticisms are welcome!
Edited by KimT, 23 August 2010 - 09:13 PM.