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Battle Plan by ukitakumuki Battle Plan by ukitakumuki
Used a number of photos as a base for this one, namely random models of AT-AT/STs from hobbyist/stock sites. They are all heavily modified of course. I've also added some details that I often add to AT-ST's that I paint- commander's cupola with blaster mount, searchlights, shielded weapons, bolt-on skirting to protect the batteries at the rear.

For the art direction in this image, I was really inspired by the cinematography at the end of "The Mist". It feels somewhat majestic and dreamy, but also coupled with tension, knowing that horror and chaos is not far away.


PS:
Done for Sony Online Entertainment's Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game.

Work is copyright to Lucasarts Entertainment (explains why you don't see signatures anywhere on the work as well...). You can find the higher res wallpaper versions here: [link]
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:iconmegadeth9mm:
megadeth9mm Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
nice one.  could never get SWG to work on my pinnacle pc.   oh well.
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Leave-Noone-Alive Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
I  don't remember the last time I favorited something SW related, but I like this piece.  The little tweaks on the chicken walkers are a nice touch, makes them seem more real and worn. 
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aullus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Good Contribution thank you very much.
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JRiderProductions Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
This is absolutely incredible. I'm enamored!
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nothing more scarier than a group of Imperial walkers! :fear: Especially AT-ATs! :eek:
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WoulfHound Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
The link is dead.
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skidmarktm Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
New desktop!
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Sid-PL Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
You rock :)
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
F***!

I am speechless with this - but I will try words.

It feels like they are on the hunt and about to strike, and the mist enhances that - like a raising curtain to the spectacle that is to come.

I can smelll the moring here, the crisp air of new - before they "Unleash hell!"

Exceptional sir - just exceptional!

The mist is a great inspiration - you are a fantastic artist sir - I am in awe of you - I mean that :)
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SuperStormtrooper501 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome dude, awesomeee!
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Ranger-CRM Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
this is just cool man
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:iconagentx712:
agentx712 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
your add-ons make a lot of sense, actually make them more realistic. Well done.
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! I tried to make it make it sit with the 80s vibe best i can.
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MightyDarknut Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
battle plan: we have giant robots
its flawless
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
HAHA
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:iconmalberri:
malberri Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, beautiful work !!!
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! You have great stuff yourself man :)
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:iconlordlunacy:
lordlunacy Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Ridiculous...
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:iconharrkonen:
Harrkonen Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Annnd that image is incredibly intimidating.
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it, walker power :)
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delaronde Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Man that seriously kicks Ass!!!

Good Job mate!

JC
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predatorgx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
amazing!
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gviptandil Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
great stuff!
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:iconlessdeviant:
lessdeviant Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nerdgasm !
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gousman Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Artist
love the detail
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SkarmoryThePG Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
You know what this reminds me of?

The pictures on the covers of old military figurines.

'tis a fond memory.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I've always had a thing for model kit box art :) They have such a charm to them. I think its because they're often illustrated in a journalistic fashion- as though you were really there looking thru the lens.
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SkarmoryThePG Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Well, you captured the feel perfectly. I'd expect to open the box and find spruces of plastic and decal sheets.

Oh and monocolor figurines of Snowtroopers on plastic bases.
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eglinski Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011   Interface Designer
So amazing!
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Fansyboots Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
"We had won the Battle, until the AT-ATs arrived. They came out of the fog and ripped apart the front lines. The locals ran in terror, but the experienced soldiers surrendered. We knew that you can't outrun an AT-AT."
―Major Bren Derlin on the Imperial Walkers.
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MarvinDiehl Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011   Photographer
Great!
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Hennesey Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
I can't stand Star Wars anymore but that's actually pretty cool.
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ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanks :p
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koumako Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
just perfect
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Lenweaver Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
super epic!! your color work is amazing!
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm really flattered re:colour work. It is something I struggle with alot so I'm glad you like it!
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MandalShArK Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How did the empire ever get defeated when its Mech's look this cool?
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
same can be said of Nazi Germany. :p
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:iconmandalshark:
MandalShArK Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL this is true!
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EsBest Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
(shaking) "o-o-kay, I will leave a comment." ...Only because of those deep hollow and scary eye for an avatar!

I also check out the link. There some even more and equally amazing work there as well.
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HeronArt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional
Always amazing!
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batmanosaurus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
THIS is the Star Wars I want to see!
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Shveyk Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist
Pretty awesome, the fog really adds to the atmosphere. I would rather see battlemechs in place of those walkers, but they look well anyway.
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Gener Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great solidarity in the objects, I really get the sense that they are there coming out of the fog and that there is a sun trying to shine through the mist.
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FlyingWhales87 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I think this looks better then how they looked in Return Of The Jedi. the modifications to them are what makes this stand out even more.
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Weasel102 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
RUN AWAAAAY!!!!
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n1starwarsfan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
ooooh snap.
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:iconakyra:
akyra Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
this is a really, really sharp image, Kai. excellent work!

<3 AT-ATs. :)
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks man! How are things?
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:iconakyra:
akyra Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
they're busy but good. trying to find time to paint, but it's pretty rare these days. I'm hoping to pick up a wacom sometime soon and giving it a whirl though. I see you've been quite busy with teh star wars thing, but I always like spotting IFS work in the L5R collection. :)
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