Hey Omes72 ( mate, what's your name? feels way too impersonal )
Glad you like the start we've made, would certainly appreciate any help you can offer re scans and casts. I see there is some deliberation over the KT turret. I've got a Bandai 1/24 KT and its definitley not that.
The idea of an older Tamiya version sounds plausible, but not sure where that leaves us as far as getting hold of one. Is there any correct box art we can use as reference when scouring Ebay!?
From next week I'll have normal access to my home PC so will aim to do some more work on these maps, and start on new ones.
There was also a Nichimo KT, I dont have any pics of it though !
Nick, do you happen to have any pics of that Bandai 1:24 KT?
Julien, I have the Nichimo KT - I picked it up when I picked up the JagdTiger for the Y Wing because I wasn't sure which one was the right one. All the parts are off the trees and in containers though, so I don't think I can be of much help here.
Yes I did a full set of hi-rez sprue pics, was going to offer them up when Omes72 said he could whack some online. I'll try and get them posted up tonight for you.
[QUOTE=Flintlock;1511626]Nick, do you happen to have any pics of that Bandai 1:24 KT?
Here you go...
Hope they help
Heh, me again. There is a Nichimo KT on Ebay at the moment. But from what I can see of the turret its not a match for the MR part we need.
NICHIMO RARE VINTAGE 1:35 REMOTE CONTROL KING TIGER on eBay (end time 17-Jan-11 13:50:14 GMT)
I'd still be interested to know more about Julien's old style Tamiya KT theory..hmmm
As far as I know the Bandai 1/24 King Tiger is not used on the 5' Falcon...
OK, the 1/35 Tamiya Mokei seems to be the right kit.
Kit n°20 (NO.MT120), released in 1967.
Hope that helps Nick !
Your'e a saint Jase, makes life sooo much easier with gents such as yourself posting up these rarer kit scans. Really appreciated, cheers.
[QUOTE=MonsieurTox;1511479]Hey Stu, there was an older KT made by Tamiya (Mokei). Is that a KT w/ Henschel or Porsche turret you have ?[/QUOTE
Julien, my kit has a 'Henschel' turret. This older Tamiya (Mokei) could just be the one, but would need a better pic of the turret. Thanks for posting those pics though!.
Welcome aboard. I think you may have got the wrong end of the stick on this one I'm afraid. The images I posted are of the original filming model, not anything I have made myself ( I wish). That's the drive behind this thread, to identify what kit parts were used by the ILM modelmakers in order to help define accurate dimensions etc.
The original model hull was made from acrylic domes mounted onto a wooden core. Quite an unusual approach from the typical vertical bulkhead profiles usually done. If you lurk around here for a while I'm sure you will glean some useful information to help you and your father out.
My Father and I are huge star wars fans and are considering building this model for something of this scale how did you make the main body structure as we are looking for ideas of how to do ours great work by the way it looks amazing
Thanks for the info on this old KT kit Julien. I can see from the images that the turret has that small box detail as part of it, which I had assumed was a separate detail and had marked in yellow. So two for one. I also think it could provide the orange section of hull I've noted in the partmap as being a possible Panther tank.
If anybody has this and would be game to cast that would be cool? - I'll start hitting Ebay in the meantime!
Welcome to "house" of fun. lol. I also have a desire in wanting a 5ft Falcon but if you are thinking of making one then this thread may be of interest:
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Okay. Fixed now. But I think some of the photos have been removed though. I saved them so I may repost them when time allows.
I've got a lead on that old Tamiya KT we need. I'm going to try and get it, but with the provisio that I'll do casts as required, so we don't all need to start bidding each other out of existence!
I think there were several ones on eBay this past week ? That doesnt look to be a very rare kit though !
Good luck, and please post pics of the sprues once you got it !
So much for that plan then. Just got out bid...again! Will keep my eyes peeled for another one.
I'm sorry Nick for the Tiger II... I hope you'll win one soon !
I have a good news though !
While I was packing up all my kits for my upcoming move and cleaning the room, I found a bag of loosen parts behind the bench !
And look what Ive found inside it :
I can now confirm it's from the Revell Saratoga, the very vintage issue, not the retooled one.
Hey thanks Julien, great find. I'll do a revision on these maps soon to update with what we've got so far.
Hope the move goes ok.