03 April 2011

Star Wars Imperial Walker Made From Recycled Computer Parts

Sourced from Planetsave, 16 February 2011

'The artist behind this great masterpiece is Sage Werbock better known as the Great Nippulini. Sage is a retired sideshow performer who now works as a professional body piercer. Sage is self-taught in the art of metalworking and has excelled at hand-forging steel and iron. He is also very proficient at stick, mig and tig welding. He tries to use recycled materials on all his sculptures, this is just his way of helping out the environment. He is selling his art piece on Esty with an asking price of $450.00. Which I’m sure some aspiring Jedi will grab soon!'

From the original article at Etsy

This is an Imperial Walker sculpture I made from recycled computer parts and other scrap metal materials. The Imperial Walker, also known as the AT-AT is an iconic figure from the original Star Wars trilogy movies. It is a static sculpture, meaning there are no moveable parts although the piece appears to be in mid-stride.

The main body is composed of power supply boxes from old computers, the head from floppy drive housings, legs and feet from various scrap metal. The entire piece has been welded together using the MIG welding process. Two coats of cold galvanizing primer are applied followed by a coat of varied grays and finished with two coats of protective gloss. The whole sculpture was randomly “attacked” with the welding arc to simulate battle scars.

This AT-AT stands over a foot high and over a foot long. He weighs about 15 pounds.

A quick note: this is NOT a toy! Not only is it heavy, but it is made of metal and has sharp edges and corners. Please do not let children play with it!'

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