Interest Miniature Hero 1:2 Scale ROTJ Static

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DaveP

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Hi everyone.

The final run of my static hero is currently in production, and I've begun planning/working on some exciting new (non Hero related) projects for 2021, which I'll be announcing soon.

I've had this *little* project in mind for a while though and would like to gauge people's interest...

I have two little ones (5 and 2) who are both fascinated with my various trinkets, toys and replicas. I thought it would be nice to make them each a scaled down replica of their own!

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Miniature_Hero_01.jpg

*These are photoshopped obviously, but scaled to exactly 1:2 scale

Originally, it was just a little idea in the back on my head, but since making the PCBs for my Hero kit, I got talking with the manufacturer, and he's confirmed that he can produce the clamp card at exactly half size (and importantly half thickness).

This really got me thinking that it's a possibility!

After a little more research, I've manged to source everything needed to create an exact replica of my latest static Hero at 1:2 scale! Right down to the brass rails and the T-Profile:

Miniature_Hero_02.jpg


I'm not planning on going ahead with this run while my latest Hero run is ongoing, but I thought I'd put it out there and see if it's something people would like to add to their collections? They'd make great gifts too, or a great addition to your little ones' ROTJ cosplay. ;)

The price is going to be somewhere in the region of £130 (+Postage). **This will be for the finished, fully assembled/painted hilt.**

Unlike my full size Hero, this will be fully static (no control box reveal). There are a couple of reasons for this: Firstly, because of the scale, the rails would be too susceptible to breaking off and will benefit from being secured to the clamp card. They would also be sharp and pose a danger to little hands. Also, the cost. I've tried to keep the price of this as low as humanly possible and understand that people aren't going to want to pay the price of a full size hilt for what is a 1:2 scale miniature.

If there was overwhelming demand for a reveal version at a higher price, it's something that I could consider. I'm really just gauging interest at this stage, so I'd be interested in hearing people's thoughts. Likewise, if people preferred, I could offer these as a kit at a slightly lower price.

If there's enough interest in these, it's pretty much good to go as soon as my run of full size statics is shipped. :)

Please leave a comment if you'd be interested and I'll get an interest list started.


All the best and MTFBWY,

Dave
 
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Raiders March

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Very tempted Dave, I just took my 5 year old daughter to see Rotj at the movies last week. She liked it for the most part. If its a next year project, and i can find the funds, its a yes from me.
Also, the weight of what you go with may be something to consider for the junior jedi
Cheers
 

DaveP

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Very tempted Dave, I just took my 5 year old daughter to see Rotj at the movies last week. She liked it for the most part. If its a next year project, and i can find the funds, its a yes from me.
Also, the weight of what you go with may be something to consider for the junior jedi
Cheers
Hey Andrew.

Thanks. Yeah, the weight is the main reason I thought of doing this. I'm terrified of the little ones dropping one of my full size statics on their toes! :D

The weight is going to be roughly 377g in solid Aluminium.

It's a shame it's not a little earlier in the year, as I would have liked to have gotten these made before Christmas. I'm not sure this one's going to get off the ground to be honest though. Maybe one for next year/another time as you say.

I think they'd be really cool to have, but the cost/price is a little high for a miniature, I must admit. I could maybe do them as a kit for around £99? It's all the additional little bits and pieces that contribute to the price, like the laser cut plate and the clamp card, etc.

Just wanted to test the waters and gauge peoples interest. I have other, full size offerings in the works too. ;)

Cheers,

Dave
 

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