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Star Wars AT-ST - Bandai 1/48

This is a present for a friend of mine, fan of Star Wars. The AT-ST kit from Bandai was a real pleasure to build. Engineering and fit is perfect. First time experimenting with colour modulation. I kept the weathering to a minimum.
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