No longer on the far horizon distance (achieved offscreen by animation), the heavy-duty, heavily-armoured AT-AT Imperial Walkers rain down fire on the brave Rebel positions guarding their key power generator, in this great above image from ILM used in publicity for the film. Note that in the shot, energy blasters have been airbrushed on, whilst the two background Walkers are actually unmoving cardboard cutouts.
|Early test reference shot with basic construction Walker models.|
|Phil Tippett and Jon Berg at stop motion work on the approaching Walkers.|
|One of the two cardboard cut-out Walkers.|