Possible EFX AT-ST ROTJ, TIE Bomber & Probe Droid studio scale

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  1. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Nice-N Model Designs LLC wrote:

    Hey Folks... gearing up for STAR WARS CELEBRATION! Is anyone going? If so please stop by the EFX Collectibles booth and say hi!! I will be their the entire show!! We will be displaying the EFX Studio Scale Gold Leader Y Wing paint master, TIE bomber, Probe Droid and ROTJ AT-St! We have castings from the original ROTJ AT-ST provided by industry great Greg Jein! Cant get much more accurate than castings of of the original!! Please introduce yourself and lets talk Studio Models!!!! See you Thursday - Sunday!!!!


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  2. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You can't get closer than original parts!
     
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  3. Alan3

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    Now that's great news!!!! Wonder how long before we see them? Can't wait!!!
     
  4. Rats

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    Re: Possible EFX AT-ST ROTJ, TIE Bomber & Probe Droid studio scale

    Do you have any room left at home Dave? :lol

    Sounds good though.
     
  5. mofo77

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    Re: Possible EFX AT-ST ROTJ, TIE Bomber & Probe Droid studio scale

    his gonna store them at my place;)

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    his gonna store them at my place;)
     
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  6. greeble_gremlin

    greeble_gremlin Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice! Can't wait to see Gold leader
    Travel safe Steve,
    and double pack any o' the goods, keep them safe too.
     
  7. DARKSIDE72

    DARKSIDE72 Sr Member

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    This isn't possible. It's a reality. OMFG... forgive me... I've worked on the Y since 1998. It's 2015 and I just got 40+ pictures of the gold leader paint master....No I cant share because of the COC with Brian at EFX. But given the go ahead after Thursday from Steve I'd love to share.Maybe he will first. I saw one part missing at the time of viewing and a couple of smudges missing from the cockpit. Over all she is outstanding and one sexy *!! :) A lot of love went into this model. The results will speak for themselves.
     
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  8. StevenBills

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    Can't wait to get a glimpse of Gold Leader. Lots of pics, plz!

    SB
     
  9. DARKSIDE72

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    Re: Possible EFX AT-ST ROTJ, TIE Bomber & Probe Droid studio scale

    I begged to release a tease but until EFX gives the go... It's a no go. Give it a day or two.


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    I begged to release a tease but until EFX gives the go... It's a no go. Give it a day or two.


     
  10. jkno

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    Re: Possible EFX AT-ST ROTJ, TIE Bomber & Probe Droid studio scale

    This is great!

    The only question is WHEN?
     
  11. DARKSIDE72

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    Re: Possible EFX AT-ST ROTJ, TIE Bomber & Probe Droid studio scale

    This week.
     
  12. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Re: Possible EFX AT-ST ROTJ, TIE Bomber & Probe Droid studio scale

    You didn't understand my question. It was when will EFX finally release these studio scales? We have a lot of talk from them for years...
     
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  13. DARKSIDE72

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    As far as I know the Y-wing will be going into the production phase with EFX after the Celebration.
     
  14. Zenwalker

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    Re: Possible EFX AT-ST ROTJ, TIE Bomber & Probe Droid studio scale

    Awesome news!

    Can't wait to see pictures.

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    Awesome news!

    Can't wait to see pictures.
     
  15. DARKSIDE72

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    What will be shown over the next few days is the final "paint" production model. We've done all we can in otherreference words! I love working with these guys!!
     
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  16. DARKSIDE72

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  17. DARKSIDE72

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    Here are a few....
     
  18. scottjua

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    Bloody hell that's awesome.
     
  19. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Steve did a killer job on the paint!
     
  20. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Looks really cool!
     
  21. DARKSIDE72

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    Re: Possible EFX AT-ST ROTJ, TIE Bomber & Probe Droid studio scale

    Yea he did! A 24hr paint job at that!! He rocked it! :D


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    Yea he did! A 24hr paint job at that!! He rocked it! :D


     
  22. third3ye

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    Saw the studio scale on the collector's panel, really cool stuff. Bryan also showed a full scale remote R2-D2 that they're working on, not sure if that's going to be sold or just for booth display.
     
  23. Zenwalker

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    That Y is looking really good.

    Can't wait to see more of it and what other surprises eFX has waiting for us.

    My money is ready.
     
  24. Stormy320

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    I will see you there. Looks great.
     
  25. Tsophika

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    Gold Leader looks great!
     
  26. StevenBills

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    Those pics are great! When can we get more?
     
  27. EE89

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    More! More! More!

    Wanna see pics of the bottomside too.
     
  28. DARKSIDE72

    DARKSIDE72 Sr Member

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    Steve/EFX will release more. That's not up to me. It's been a long haul.
     
  29. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Should I remove from the title the term "possible" now?
     
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  30. Spiker

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    Since this is eFX you should wait with the removal ;)
     
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  31. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Agreed ;) What I was thinking...
     
  32. CAPTAINCOX

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    I am one click away from ordering the ol ESB AT-ST...Would look so cool next to my Hasbro Modded AT-ST
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  33. DARKSIDE72

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    From the exhibit.

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  34. Zenwalker

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    Darkside, you said earlier that Steve painted the Y in 24 hrs.

    But that is not the final paint master is it?
     
  35. DARKSIDE72

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    Yes he did. And yes this is the paint master. This IS what gold leader looks like.There are side by side reference taken from the original to compare with. Steve had all the steps worked out beforehand. And had consulted with many for the color,washes etc.
     
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  36. kokkari

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    hmmmmm?
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  37. DARKSIDE72

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    :) Edited.
     

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  38. kokkari

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    Wow definitely a difference. I wonder if the green tones were added later? I keep looking at hi res photos of reference I have and can't see the greens or even a shade variation which you should be able to pick up under even bad lighting. Out of curiosity, does the private collector/owner of Tie Killer keep it stored away? Looks like it might be in some sort of box.
     
  39. DARKSIDE72

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    The brighter the lighting the more it washes out. The green tones are in several places, also a good deal of rust. All I know about the original is how it was presented for photography/measuring.
     
  40. kokkari

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    Yea definitely think they added paint detail over time, which wasn't out of the ordinary. Look at this comparison. Even though one is grainy, you can clearly see areas in which they added streaks and rust.
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  41. DARKSIDE72

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    The brighter the lighting the more it washes out.The turret guns aren't even on that reference yet. I'm sure they did add more detail/color to it to make it look better under studio lighting. The green tones are in several places, also a good deal of rust,same colors are on red 5. All I know about the original is how it was presented for photography/measuring.
     
  42. DARKSIDE72

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    As Steve said in the EFX Tested video we do know that this model is what the other Y's were based on. As in cast from. The body has no ugly cast seems around sides. The level of detail and plant on parts is ridiculous.
     
  43. kokkari

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    There's no doubt it is an incredible model! No questioning that. Just trying to understand the paint schemes a little better and point out the obvious changes in painted detail added over time to the original filming model.
     
  44. DARKSIDE72

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    It's all speculation. I mean there are only a couple/few of the ILM photographs of the model. To me they look like early post filming photographs. Missing guns, droids being changed around etc.
     
  45. darth_daniel

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    Wow what a beauty! I´m in love... :love Steve really nailed the paint scheme.

    Would really like to know if the efx model will be the only chance to get this Y or if there might be another option in the future for people who like to build and paint themselves... :)
     
  46. Stormy320

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    The probe droid was really cool. The head would randomly turn and it would make noise.

    Didn't seem to get much attention, but it should.
     
  47. Guy Cowen

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    Hopefully it will be an upgrade from the Original Rolando v2 that was done, if its to go to mass market .....
     
  48. TronGod

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    Wake me up when I can actually order the y-wing...been waiting on it for like 50 years now..come on efx!
     
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  49. DARKSIDE72

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    The Tie Killer is supposed to go into production with EFX, and as far as I know not a kit option. The gold MOM Y is supposed to be a kit at some point,and triangles. Not sure about triangles because there is really no good reference that I know of to detail it properly.Time will tell.

    The MOM version is already mapped out and ready for plant on/detailing work on the master body casting. The engine detail on the MOM is almost the same as the Tie Killer which helps. I can tell you that Slave 1 is happening, ANH ISD (again EFX), a (big:p) falcon is supposed to happen. Check in on Nice 'N' Models Design website and the facebook page for updates. The whole group has been working really hard to get everything done. A huge shout out to Steve,John, John C.,Dan,Isel,Doug,Jason, Frank, Mike, and so many others over the years, (and family's) for continuing to support, and bust major * for the hobby we enjoy so much. The EFX booth this weekend has showcased all these guys hard work and dedication IMO that's awesome!. mf_emoticon_psychoticbacca.gif

     
  50. TronGod

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    Would be nice if EFX's web page didn't look like it hasn't been edited or used for about 10 years :) They make good stuff...I hate to see them lose sales because their web page looks like they went out of business! Time to take down the pre-order info on the tie-fighters....that was sooo long ago! :)
     

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