I stumbled upon this forum when I was searching for "details" of the ATAT side guns. I was pleasantly surprised to find like-minded people/modelers!!!! I thought I was alone. Hahaha.
This is the first time I encountered a "studio-scale" genre. How do you guys know the exact dimensions? I have never seen or have encountered studio-scale kits so wouldn't know the scaling.
For the past 15 years I have amassed almost all the amt/ertl/mpc starwars kits, HALCYON Aliens kits, and some other movie kits. But the flood of 2009 where I live claimed all of it. I did get to salvage most of it, built and unbuilt. ALL the unbuilt parts are in a bin waiting to be sorted and built. The built kits are just waiting for a re-build. A tragedy... but a salvageable one. Just gives me an excuse to re-build and improve the builds.
Anyway, aside from kits, I now am scratch-building stuff. I'm making bigger versions of my kits. I just scale up what I have so far. So this STUDIO SCALE thing is quite intriguing.
Is there a "place" for creative license when it comes to "details" or is this a "has to be EXACT or your work is poop" kind of thing? hahaha
Although I do have tons of reference pics I usually find myself improvising and sometimes redesigning some detail areas. So they "look" similar at first glance but finer details are "mine".
So... #1 where do you guys find your dimensions?
#2 is this a "has to be EXACT or your work is poop" kind of thing?
And yeah... anybody have detail shots of the side guns?