Classic Trilogy Ti-Fighter toy conversion

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  1. GeneralFROSTY

    GeneralFROSTY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Please excuse me if this has been covered before, I tried looking at some posts and could not find what I was looking for.
    I was at my local Toys R Us and saw for the first time up close the 'Classic Trilogy' Ti-fighter toy and was impressed by it, but also hoping to find out if this toy could in some ways be converted into more of a studio model replica? I didn't buy it yet, I figured I would check with you guys first for your pro opinion. LMK, thanks everyone!
    -JC
     
  2. DARKSIDE72

    DARKSIDE72 Sr Member

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    ahh... the two have little in common.
     
  3. stonky

    stonky Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It's WAY off but if I were to make one change, it would be to make the solar panels larger to more closely match the scale of the cockpit. If you did that you'd also have to lengthen the supports that attach them to the body, as the solar panels on the real thing are as almost as far apart from each other as they are tall.

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  4. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    It would still make a cool looking display when done.

    Lynn
     
  5. GeneralFROSTY

    GeneralFROSTY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Will anyone attempt this, or is it a lost cause? Does anyone offer parts to put together a custom kit?
     
  6. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    [​IMG][​IMG]

    and then you have this problem

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  7. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    phase pistol wrote:
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    and then you have this problem

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    The new OTC TIE fighter toy nolonger has the rear battery box and is more like the real deal.

    Lynn
     
  8. WinstonWolf359

    WinstonWolf359 Sr Member

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    Lynn TXP 0369 wrote:
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    phase pistol wrote:
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    and then you have this problem

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    The new OTC TIE fighter toy nolonger has the rear battery box and is more like the real deal.

    Lynn
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    Well crap! What are you supposed to grab onto when you're flying the TIE around the house now, if there's no box to hold it by?

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  9. GeneralFROSTY

    GeneralFROSTY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What about the ti kit made in Japan? How accurate is that?
     
  10. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    WinstonWolf359 wrote:
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    Well crap! What are you supposed to grab onto when you're flying the TIE around the house now, if there's no box to hold it by?

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    Why, you grab it firmly by the BALL of course! [​IMG]

    And the "Japanese kit" is the Finemolds model, very fine indeed.

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  11. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey it is a better, more accurate TIE! [​IMG]

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    I gotta get me one of these. [​IMG]

    I wonder if big sheet-styrene wings are feasible... they'd be GIGANTIC, but hey... [​IMG]

    - Karl
     
  12. GeneralFROSTY

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    How big is the model when completed? Also (off topic) what's the size of the MPC AT AT model kit? How accurate is that?
     
  13. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  14. DaddyfromNaboo

    DaddyfromNaboo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    phase pistol wrote:
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    I gotta get me one of these. [​IMG]
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    - Karl
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    Karl, I thought you stopped collecting the toys [​IMG]
    but *, I thought the same when I saw the variation [​IMG]

    Michael
     
  15. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    GeneralFROSTY wrote:
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    How big is the model when completed? Also (off topic) what's the size of the MPC AT AT model kit? How accurate is that?

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    The TIE is around the size of the AMT TIE and that is about 6" tall.

    The AT-AT is around 7"-8" tall.

    Lynn
     

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