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post #781 of 1010 (permalink) Old 10-30-2016, 11:04 PM
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Unbelievable. Simply unbelievable.

The only thing I wish on these kits would be the inclusion of the death star bases (proportionally smaller of course).
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Unbelievable. Simply unbelievable.

The only thing I wish on these kits would be the inclusion of the death star bases (proportionally smaller of course).
Agreed, but that would likely add like 200 Yen to the price and they are trying to keep these kinda sorta cheap.

Mind, if they would catch a clue and make the Death Star bases available by themselves or in sets, that would be golden. Some new support arms that let you have a 'vehicle model' ship paired with the larger fighters would be way cool.

Don't forget that the Turbo Laser gun tower that comes with the 1/72 A-Wing is supposedly in 1/144, so THAT plus a couple of the small X-Wings would be a super boss kit.

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Agreed, but that would likely add like 200 Yen to the price and they are trying to keep these kinda sorta cheap.

Mind, if they would catch a clue and make the Death Star bases available by themselves or in sets, that would be golden. Some new support arms that let you have a 'vehicle model' ship paired with the larger fighters would be way cool.

Don't forget that the Turbo Laser gun tower that comes with the 1/72 A-Wing is supposedly in 1/144, so THAT plus a couple of the small X-Wings would be a super boss kit.

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I was looking at that scale relationship between the gun tower and the 1/144 X-Wing.

Unfortunately, I can't immediately find the scale drawing that was drawn for the original Star Wars, that shows the gun tower and the X-Wing.

Maybe some one else has better luck finding it and could post here.

But, it seems as though the scale is likely closer to the Star Wars game. 1/270.

I was hoping it would come out to be 1/350, but that wasn't the case.
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I was looking at that scale relationship between the gun tower and the 1/144 X-Wing.

Unfortunately, I can't immediately find the scale drawing that was drawn for the original Star Wars, that shows the gun tower and the X-Wing.

Maybe some one else has better luck finding it and could post here.

But, it seems as though the scale is likely closer to the Star Wars game. 1/270.

I was hoping it would come out to be 1/350, but that wasn't the case.
I think the illo you want was originally seen in 'The Star Wars Sketchbook', page 49. Side view of the Tower, with an X-Wing sketch for scale. To my uneducated eye the X-Wing looks to be about the same length as the turret, from back to barrel tips. So, if the Vehicle Model X-Wing is indeed in the neighborhood of 1/144 (and I think it's been figured it's closer to 1/150 or N-gauge), then nope, that Tower is smaller as you figure.

Man that Star Wars Sketchbook was a nice little publication. I see there was one for ESB but I don't have one for ROTJ. Was there one?
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I think the illo you want was originally seen in 'The Star Wars Sketchbook', page 49. Side view of the Tower, with an X-Wing sketch for scale. To my uneducated eye the X-Wing looks to be about the same length as the turret, from back to barrel tips. So, if the Vehicle Model X-Wing is indeed in the neighborhood of 1/144 (and I think it's been figured it's closer to 1/150 or N-gauge), then nope, that Tower is smaller as you figure.

Man that Star Wars Sketchbook was a nice little publication. I see there was one for ESB but I don't have one for ROTJ. Was there one?
thats the one.

Yeah, they did one for Jedi.
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I was looking at that scale relationship between the gun tower and the 1/144 X-Wing.

Unfortunately, I can't immediately find the scale drawing that was drawn for the original Star Wars, that shows the gun tower and the X-Wing.

Maybe some one else has better luck finding it and could post here.

But, it seems as though the scale is likely closer to the Star Wars game. 1/270.

I was hoping it would come out to be 1/350, but that wasn't the case.
Knowing they were fast and loose with the compositing, how does this work for ya:

http://caps.pictures/197/7-starwars4....com-12531.jpg

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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) - Star Wars Screencaps.com
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Knowing they were fast and loose with the compositing, how does this work for ya:

http://caps.pictures/197/7-starwars4....com-12531.jpg

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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) - Star Wars Screencaps.com
Fascinating picture. One can see what appears to be ladder rungs and at least one hatch, so that should be some kind of valid data point for figuring scale, but with detail in Star Wars, what we see isn't always what we think it is, right?

And there's no reason to believe that there's only one size, one scale for the Turbo Laser tower.
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Enthusiasts won't want to miss Model Grafix' Star Wars Modeling Archive book, with fantastic shots of the Bandai kits and some awesome scratch built stuff. Some glimpses here:

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TIE Striker page is up:

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Death Trooper out of box review:

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The Death Trooper figure looks bad@$$! I like it better than I do the full-size version in the trailers. Wasn't planning to get this one, but... Bandai eats my wallet again.

Is it me or does the box art look funky? Like a comic book page or they overused a photoshop filter.
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The Death Trooper figure looks bad@$$! I like it better than I do the full-size version in the trailers. Wasn't planning to get this one, but... Bandai eats my wallet again.

Is it me or does the box art look funky? Like a comic book page or they overused a photoshop filter.
You're right, it looks overprocessed. Like they pumped the contrast to help define all that black-on-black-on-black going on, or something.

It's going to be interesting to see how people avoid having it turn out super toy-ish. Maybe 'pre shading' with dark grays and blues...
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Many Bothans died to bring us this information, but:

BANDAI STAR WARS KITS ARE OFFICIALLY COMING TO THE UNITED STATES
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Well well well! In the words of Master Blaster: "Embargo... off!"

So maybe it was tied to a specific window dealing with 'The Force Awakens'? Who knows. Good news. Hopefully they'll include the other kits not mentioned like the Y-Wing and Snowspeeder.

I'm just a tiny bit concerned over the emphasis on the Vehicle Model kits. From one perspective that's a line to grow because they're (relatively) cheap which means retailers will be more inclined to stock them and re-order them, but I for one don't want them to be the MAIN focus of Bandai's Star Wars license.

I'll chalk it up to the usual 'press release written by someone who doesn't really understand the product and mis-understands the differences and the context thereof' deal.
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"Subsequent 1/72 scale kits for the Tie Interceptor, A-Wing Starfighter, and Poe痴 X-Wing Fighter will follow in January and will be available at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide, followed by full distribution across the U.S. to hobby and independent store channels.

The remaining Scale Vehicle model kits in the Bandai Hobby Star Wars line are planned for release by Bluefin to additional online and physical retailers throughout 2017. Bluefin also plans to release new future Bandai Hobby Star Wars Scale Vehicle model kits simultaneously as the kits debut in Asia."

YES! YES! YES! This is what I've been wanting to happen -- a challenge to Revell's Star Wars monopoly at U.S. retailers. Competition is a good thing and if consumers have a choice, it's good for the hobby!
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