Lifesize X-Wing Fighter

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Delmustator, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Delmustator

    Delmustator Sr Member

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    Anyone catch this on CNN iReports. Full size X-Wing fighter in the background.

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  2. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    Roughly 3/4 scale.
    It was at C1.
    IIRC some of the forum members restored it a few years ago.
     
  3. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    One of several made in Germany to promote a 1990s VHS release of the OT in Europe.
     
  4. DaddyfromNaboo

    DaddyfromNaboo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    And/or Videgame release.
     
  5. alienscollection.com

    alienscollection.com Master Member

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    I wish there was an RPF hangar somewhere where we could all build a true full size one...
     
  6. aeonpulse

    aeonpulse Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Aww man, and then we could install that awesome classic X-Wing arcade game in the cockpit! So awesome!
     
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  7. The Wook

    The Wook Master Member

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    I've posed in front of a 4/5 scale model before. And if you look at the second pic, you can see people have signed it. AFAIK, LFL owns it.

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  8. Stansfield

    Stansfield Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Anybody ever goes near Kent, Ohio. There's a great diner (Mike's Place) that has a large XWing fighter in the parking lot .


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  9. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    Sorry Grant but that is one of the 3/4 Scale German made X Wings.


     
  10. The Wook

    The Wook Master Member

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    So is there even a 4/5 one?

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  11. Monster Dave

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    How did that not yet make it onto American Pickers yet?? LOL!!
     
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  12. Pwrsrce

    Pwrsrce Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I used to be a co-owner of one of the German made ones...

    I would say that 3/4 scale is about right. I could get inside and shut the cockpit, but just barely...And I'm a little over 5'10...It was pretty cramped.

    Also...The little R2 dome on the back was only 12-14" diameter at most...The real R2 measures a little over 18" diameter.

    FYI :)

    Jason
     
  13. GotWookiee

    GotWookiee Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Maybe those crazy guys in Belgium who built the 1:1 TIE Interceptor and tons of other props can build one.
     
  14. parabellum

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    is the x-wing hanging from the ceiling of Starcade at the Disneyland in Anaheim California one of those German made ones?

    I'm not sure when the German versions were made, but the one that's hanging in Disneyland was there for very long time, at least since 1986.
     
  15. KeArn

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    There was one hanging from the ceiling of the F.A.O. Schwarz toy store in Orlando years ago. I'm not sure if it's still there any more, but I'm pretty sure it was a 3/4 one as well.
     
  16. IbanezSaber

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    There's another at Euro-Disney. The one at Star Tours.

    I also remember a guy winning, or buying the one from the SE release.
     
  17. Mara Jade's Father

    Mara Jade's Father Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    During Disney Hollywood Studios 2006 Star Wars Weekends, they had one of those for photo ops.

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  18. Shredhead74

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    I saw the one in Kent. It's pretty bad version of the X-wing! But still cool idea for drawing customers in.
     
  19. parabellum

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    I would think that making full size x-wing can't be too difficult for even small companies, and certainly several places can benefit from having them,

    like all the Disney parks all over the world, each of which can benefit by having one hanging in the tomorrow land, near Star Tours and such.

    and many aero-space museums also can draw in more visitors by having one in their inventory.

    and also comicon and star wars conventions could use one no doubt.
     
  20. Mara Jade's Father

    Mara Jade's Father Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The ability to build one is probably not a limitation. But by your own examples, a 3/4 scale is/has been used is most those cases. So it begs the question: Why pay for 1:1 when you van get away with 3/4 scale. With the countless number of people who have seen these, I bet easily 90%+ had no idea is was not 3/4 scale. I had no idea at the time when I posed with it. I was impressed with seeing it and it did not occur to me to try to envision if it was true to 1:1 scale. And I am a huge Star Wars fan with a interest in X-Wings. Now factor in the general population of people who see these. Kids, grown ups that don't know anything/very little/or don't care, the casual fan, or even hard core fans that do not have a high need/or understanding for such detail. What? Someone is not going to want to pose with it, visit an park or museum because it is undersized?
     

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