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[MOC] An All-Terrain Dewback-Transport (AT-DT)

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For the 12-th TechLUG Star Wars contest, I have build a modular armored troup transport All-Terrain Dewback-Transport (AT-DT).

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INTRODUCTION

The goal of the contestis to build an All-Terrain walker inspired by the morphology of a Dewback

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restricted to a total length of 48 studs.

I decided to participate after having imagined to use the tail as a toboggan to deploy the clone soldiers.

In order to get a more easy to build model and to have more playability, I built it in a modular way.

THE BASIC MODULES

Schematically, the walker is divider into 3 modules connected by a standardized fixation using pins; each module having its own energy source contained into multicolour cylinders.

1. The forward module consists in the cockpit head, the forward section of the body holding the forward legs.

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The large windscreen (taken from a Slave One) insures maximal visibility for the pilots without having to move the head to much.

Even if the AT-DT is not an offensive engine, it is lightly armored with laser canon located at the eyes and at the tongue which includes also a flamethrower.

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The pilots can be easily taken out of the cockpit by removing all their support

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The small neck includes 3 rotation axis and one forward/backward translation movement in order to get the head as close as possible to the body.

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The legs are fully articuled with 2 perpendicular free axis at the ankle, a ball based articulation for the knee and a single axis

using a Technic Rotation Joint Disk at the shoulder. Following the official AT line, I have use the usual shape for the feets and the

serigraphied dishes covering the articulation.

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Additionnal or larger pictures : https://www.flickr.c...57649250201451/

2. The middle module which is the womb of the AT-DT transporting the troups on two levels having a removal back and folding lateral

panels.

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This module can be adapted to the needs of the battle but I show the troups carrier version which allows to 23 clone soldiers to be

"confortably" transported. The upper level, which can be accessed by removing the back, has 14 seets looking backwards into the

direction of the tail-toboggan.

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The lower level is completely empty and the clone soldier are carried by a "flatspeeder" which is a light carrier up to 8 occupants and

a pilot.

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Additionnal or larger pictures : https://www.flickr.c...57649263056875/

3. The backward module include the back legs and the folding tail-toboggan.

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The main structure is similar to the first module with a 3 studs wide passage for the clone soldier.

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The tail-toboggan has a folding part giving acces to the ramp of the toboggan.

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Additionnal or larger pictures : https://www.flickr.c...57648843856169/

THE BASIC AT-DT

When assembled, these 3 modules form the basic AT-DT being 47.5 studs long whith the head pushed to the body.

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The walker can mainly adopt two stable positions !

- the high position with straight legs : it is used during the maintaining and at the end of the movement when one lateral side is

unfolded.

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- the low position with bent legs where the abdomen is nearly touching the ground : it is used when the At-DT is static on the

battlefield when the soldiers get out of ot.

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Additionnal or larger pictures : https://www.flickr.c...57649250270561/

ADDITIONNAL MODULE

In order to show the flexibility of the modular building, I have build a small additionnal module integrating the long canon of the AT

-TE with the clone completely protected inside the walker.

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It has to be inserted between the first and the second module.

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Additionnal or larger pictures : https://www.flickr.c...57646932536283/

VIRTUALLY ON THE BATTLEFIELD

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The soldiers are getting out using the tail-toboggan :

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Priority to the right or not :tongue: .

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Additionnal or larger pictures : https://www.flickr.c...57649263129375/

CONCLUSION

Even if two middle modules could be assembled to increase the number of transported soldiers, the short legs limit the speed and the

mobility. This why the AT-AT has been developed.

Hope you enjoy this model.

If you read french and/or are interested into the others AT-DT made for the contest, do not hesitate to have a look to the corresponding the TechLUG forum section on the topic starting with [CONCOURS 12].

Edited by DanSto

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What a creative model! Its looks awesome and the functions are very clever and well implemented. That slide sure looks fun! Its also very comedic, chubby thing.

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Awesome build fith lots of great play functions. The tail slide is hilarious!

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Looks a bit stubby, but I love it. The modular build is well done, the play features are inventive and numerous, it looks pretty stable and on top of that packs a huge load of Clones ready to take a slide into battle. :laugh:

Great model!

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This is simply astonishing. I love the various features of it, that tail slide though...! The modularity of it is an interesting idea to apply to it, it would be interesting to see that additional module with the AT-TE gun actually attached to it to see how it looks. I like how the belly opens up, the freedom of movement for the head, and the apparent solidarity of it.

One question.

Do you have an LDD file for it? :grin:

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Oh my goodness this is amazing! I love how many clones you can fit and the tail slide is icing on the cake!

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Wow! Really great, it looks splendid! I actually don't know what to say, the idea is amazing, and the execution is even better!

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Thank you, thank you very much :blush: .

Do you have an LDD file for it? :grin:

I have a MLCAD file which corresponds to 95 % of the build (I did not update the file with the final adjustments because of the contest deadline). Do you want to build your own model :wink: ?

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This is not just a mere troops transport carrier! Wow, instead this involve high playability. Love the back of tail to demonstrate the slides. Awesome work indeed.

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This is awesome! The modular build style make it that much cooler. One thing I love is all the different shades of grey. It makes it look like a battle hardened war machine. The turret is a very cool idea, and I was wondering what it would look like with one on both sides... The tail is a super original idea, and one that works quite well. At first I couldn't tell that it would flip up because it blended so well! I can only imaging troopers sliding down the tail of a giant mechanical dewback :laugh: The cockpit is really cool and very reminiscent of the Slave I, the Ghost, and the police gunship. I like the greebles on the inside of the cockpit, and everywhere else. They make it seem much more gritty. The only thing I dont like is the smooth area behind the cockpit, but I guess there is nothing you could really do about that. I would love an MLcad file, even if it's not finished. I'll probably play around with it a bunch for a few hours :grin: Overall this is just a fantastic build!

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This is one amazing model! It looks like it came right out of Star Wars. It could totally be used in a desert setting, if the republic was patrolling on Tatooine! Also, the amount of clones it carries is amazing! Keep up the great work, DanSto, as the AT-DT is one impressive model!

P.S. When I first clicked on this, I thought it was a walker that transported dewbacks! (Until I saw the clone troopers).

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This is awesome! The modular build style make it that much cooler. One thing I love is all the different shades of grey. It makes it look like a battle hardened war machine. The turret is a very cool idea, and I was wondering what it would look like with one on both sides... The tail is a super original idea, and one that works quite well. At first I couldn't tell that it would flip up because it blended so well! I can only imaging troopers sliding down the tail of a giant mechanical dewback :laugh: The cockpit is really cool and very reminiscent of the Slave I, the Ghost, and the police gunship. I like the greebles on the inside of the cockpit, and everywhere else. They make it seem much more gritty. The only thing I dont like is the smooth area behind the cockpit, but I guess there is nothing you could really do about that. I would love an MLcad file, even if it's not finished. I'll probably play around with it a bunch for a few hours :grin: Overall this is just a fantastic build!

Thank you. Two turrets, why not ? I will try this virtualy :laugh: .

I have a MLCAD file

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but it need to be a little bit reworked before sharing it. I will let you know when it will be available.

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Great idea and execution DanSto. That slide is hilarious..

Those troopers must literally feel like shit when being deployed on the battlefield.. :grin:

After the ST-ST "Chicken Walker", the AT-AT "Camel" or "Cow" as my children call it, we have the AT-DT ; nicknamed the "Trooper Pooper".. :laugh:

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There is a lot of playability here! And the shape is very reminiscent of a dewback! I like the modular build, allows for a lot of customization. The leg articulation work is impressive. Looks like a great model and good luck in the contest.

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Very nice! and very Star war'ish design. Love all the features! (and the excellent presentation!)

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