Ok, sadly that means there is a studio scale kit that will never see the light of day.
BTW, who is the builder??
The Comet Spinner looks nice, but what is the scale 1/9?
I hear ya man.. I was really excited for that kit to come out. When the maker was testing the waters for interest in producing it at different boards I remember being shocked it didnt generate more interest. I took up the cause posting it on bladezone, not many people commented on it there either.. ?????? wierddd
Pic of the first kit who haven't seen it. It was bigggg
Well, according to my notes:
1/4th scale = 46.25"
1/6th scale = 30.83"
1/8th scale = 23.125"
1/12th scale = 15.41"
1/16th scale = 11.56"
1/48th scale = 3.85"
All of this is based on the blueprint's stated length of 15' 5" (185"). Whether or not Gene Winfield or the EEG guys built it exactly to spec, we won't know unless we go to Paris and examine the original with a ruler. Do we have a RPF bureau in Paris?
It's been mentioned in print that they built four different scales (1/4, 1/12, 1/48, and a 1" long one) and they have mentioned rough dimensions that fall in line with the calculations above.
The latest Comet one seems to be in line with 1/8th scale, while the old TVC-15 version (which is still on my darn workbench after 11 years) is closer to 1/16th scale. (If I remember it's length correctly.)
So, we do have some studio scale-ish replicas out there. The TVC-15 had some issues, compounded in my example by the fact it was a mediocre recast. I replaced the entire floor pan with a piece of plex and redid the engines and interior. Not studioscale, but certainly an improvement. One of these days, I may actually finish the darn thing.............
Yes, that's right. The TVC-15 is 1/16.the old TVC-15 version (which is still on my darn workbench after 11 years) is closer to 1/16th scale. (If I remember it's length correctly.)
If I recall correctly, the Anubis (later MiM) rotocast model is nominally 1/12.I built this model from Anubis about 6 years ago-it is about 18" long-
:cry :cry :cry :cry :cryWI asked what would be done with the molds next and they told me they were chopping them up for filler for the next cast. RTV is expensive you know. :cry
Well, the 15" Spinner was built first and it featured the laser cannon things on the roof and wheel and a limited number of running lights. Between the completion of the 15" and the start of the 1/4 scale model, the laser cannon concept was dropped and the parts removed.
The larger model didn't start out with the police lights either. I believe the genesis of those began with the full-size version and were then retrofitted to the larger spinner model, but not the 15" version.
I remember seeing the Anubis Spinner when it first came out. It as a good effort, but it just required too much work to the front end in order to get it looking right.
Castings of the 4" Spinner are floating around, but of dubious quality. No one I've spoken to knows what happened to the 15" model after filming. BOSS still had some of the molds in the early 90's, but I doubt they were complete.