EFX ANH Star Destroyer

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Jedi_Rainman, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Jedi_Rainman

    Jedi_Rainman Well-Known Member

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  2. Hammer3246

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    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha........


    HA!
     
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  3. Apollo

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    It just keeps getting better and better lmao
     
  4. Jamesfett

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    Randy Cooper's 42" kit is amazing. You can commission one of the many talented model makers here to build it. I believe the one on Rebelscum was $3,500 total with an incredibly detailed diorama base.

    If you can afford this EFX non sense please do the above and donate the rest to a good cause.

    This is absurd and this company should not be supported by anyone on this planet.

    Seriously how are these clowns still in business? How many years since the Boba Fett helmet, Full 1/1 Stormy, Stormy Hero helmet, Biker Scout Legend. How many years?
     
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  7. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Do you want EFX to hold onto your money for decades, only to release from time to time announcements telling about various delays? Then throw your money on an EFX Star Destroyer!!
     
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  8. 32buds

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    Clearly, for anyone to order that, there would have to be air getting in.....
     
  9. Richard Baker

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    Sad thing is that there are people out there who pay that price, some not knowing there are alternatives...
     
  10. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Then they deserve what it's coming for them.
     
  11. Richard Baker

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    To be honest, I have seen people where I used to live spend that much on a single dinner- some just have a different scale of living. If somebody like that wanted a big ISD he would get it without thinking twice.

    One guy had a Sabretooth Tiger fossil in his office- (he runs a chain of expensive optical stores) -I imagine that decoration cost even more...
     
  12. DaveG

    DaveG Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I think EFX's "model shop in the USA" is Steve Niesen.
     
  13. Jedi Dade

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    That would be a VERY good bet.

    This model is a true studio scale model though - going with the Randy Cooper route you're getting an approximation of what the model looked like... Don't get me wrong the thing totally rocks (I have one)... but its not "really" a studio scale model in that its made and detailed with the same parts.

    it depends on what floats your boat... but for $16,000 I think I could build my own from scratch - or close enough I'd be very happy with it... that's a lot of dough...

    Jedi Dade
     
  14. DaveG

    DaveG Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I would also think if advertising for that sort of price they could show better photos...
     
  15. star-art

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    Overall_BottomRear.jpg I know it's a lot of money. Just don't underestimate the amount of work that's involved in building one of these things. I put that much just into the design work to create the patterns. All those "chips" and panel lines all over the bottom (never mind the top) are a total nightmare to recreate. I'll tell you what, if someone approached me and asked me to build them an accurate replica of this subject, I wouldn't do it $16K.
     
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  16. Jedi Dade

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    True as a one of - its crazy expensive... But the patterns are made - the Files created, the molds created. At this point is pumping out the parts, putting them together, paint, detailing and weathering. Surely a LOT of work... But not to the level of creating the original patterns, files and molds.

    Well - at least I hope that is the case... I know they built one... and am assuming they kept the all that stuff.

    jedi Dade
     
  17. star-art

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    Well, not *quite* that simple. They did want to "manufacture" these in China, but I never thought that was practical and I guess I must've been right because it never happened. Now they are going to be built by hand. So, certainly not a ready-made product, but not made completely from scratch, either. It's somewhere in between. I'm not surprised those on this board are skeptical. I don't think we're the target market. Few of us can afford it, and many here prefer to build for themselves. :)
     
  18. stonky

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    I think that the price is only part of it. That dollar amount in the context of their reputation for not delivering product as-advertised in a timely fashion is a hard pill to swallow.
     
  19. star-art

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    Fair point. I just created the patterns for it. I have nothing to do with building them. :) Of course I hope they are successful and can find a way to make it work.
     
  20. stonky

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    Yes, hopefully it goes without saying - your work here is excellent, as always. :)
     
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  21. DonS

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    When you see $5 and 6k finished 1/350 Refit Enterprises being sold, $16k for a big SD doesn't sounds too outrageous, especially when one factors in that those refits started out as relatively inexpensive mass-market kits. Just sayin'.
     
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  22. Jedi Dade

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    Its not unreasonable... but it is a TON of cash for something we'd all rather build ourselves :). If it could be offered as a somewhat reasonably priced kit... Now you're talking. That's a DeAgostini Subject I would not hesitate on :).

    I can imagine a time lapse construction video of it "hanging" and coming alive just like it was in a space-dry-dock :)

    Jedi Dade
     
  23. nikter

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    Thats really crazy! I'll finish my RC Star Destroyer soon if someone is interested in good SD model for reasonable price)
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  24. Jamesfett

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    Can I ask what kits these are? I would think Randy Cooper and Deago but they both look too big. Awesome work.

    Thanks
     
  25. nikter

    nikter Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Its Randy Cooper and hasbro hero conversion 1:48 scale, Deago is little bit bigger.
    They look so huge because of the camera angle, but even from other angle they are rather big too
     
  26. Jamesfett

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    Okay because that Falcon looks way big. Randy's Destroyer looks beyond awesome. Both models are incredible.

    Thanks
     
  27. nikter

    nikter Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thank you so much, I did my best with them, but still a lot of work to do) many scratch build and kitbashed elements were added to increase quality and detalisation level, if you find it interesting I can add a work in progress pictures
     
  28. Lear60man

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    Hmmmm. I guess the asking price for an out of the box SD in studio scale, for a non builder isnt out of the ball park. I mean, if you arent a builder with the skills, and have the means, where else are you gonna get one? Crickets, because there isnt a another game it town. Let the market figure it out. For us mere mortals, the new RC SD will fit the bill just fine and we get to participate in the build.

    FWIW, I woudnt part with my Deago Falcon for less than $5k
     
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  29. PHArchivist

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    Not even $4,995.00...?

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