TAC-fighter

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by trooperprop, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. trooperprop

    trooperprop Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    Recently I bought this great (44'') production made TAC-fighter from Starship troopers.. :)
    It was probibly made as a blow up piece since then only shot the hero fighter.

    It does come with some loose parts that I plan to rebuild but there is one large area with
    damage (looks like it was trown around with after prroduction)

    I think I can repair it good. Should I do that???
    The rest of the model is great but this large hole really "bugs" me :lol

    Is there any one else on this board that has a similar one??? I know that there are a least 3 around...
    I am missing the engine ports. :confused

    It will look great on dispaly with the mini and the medium TAC's
    (glad I did not got 3 sizes of Rodger Young in my room...... :rolleyes )

    Greetings from the Netherlands,

    BasD

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  2. Kuhn Global

    Kuhn Global Sr Member

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    I didn't know anyone had a Studio Scale TAC out there.... is this Studio Scale? If not,..what would it be as Studio Scale?
     
  3. star-art

    star-art Sr Member

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    Very nice... :D

    I believe there were models made of the TAC fighter in three different sizes for the production. This was the largest, I have a casting of a "medium size" model made by Jay Adan and there was also a small model used in the fleet scenes where a group of fighters were massed on the Rodger Young just before "glassing" one of the planets.
     
  4. Ewok

    Ewok Active Member

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    Regarding your repairing. Well, from my point of view it is definitely an absolute "No No" to change the current condition of this and any other prop. This is an original of some kind. Maybe seen on screen. Keep it as it is. It is a piece of movie memorabilia and should stay in its original shape.
    Okay.....if there are hundreds like this out there....give it a try.....but as long as this is maybe 1 of 10 that survived production......I wouldn't.
    If you really want to have it clean and complete...use the dimensions and parts you have and rebuild this piece by your own. Shouldn't be a big mission to recast the pilots and several other pieces. Maybe you can take it apart and start making molds easily.
    Or....try to find any references of the pieces missing. Like the canopy etc......build these parts and add them to your fighter. But you should always be able to set your prop back to its original condition....so....no glueing at all. :p

    by the way.....nice prop :D
     
  5. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    I have an acclaimed studio scale kit but its not 44".

    I agree with not messing with an original prop. I don't perfer restorations.
     
  6. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Cool..

    What size was Monster collectors TAC fighter??? It was pretty big if I remember.
    Lynn
     
  7. trooperprop

    trooperprop Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(star-art @ Jul 3 2006, 04:44 PM) [snapback]1273209[/snapback]</div>
    Hello,

    Thanks all for the compliments. I think I will leave the damage and repair the loose pieces.
    When I am done I will post a pic.

    Here are all the TAC's that were made for production.
    The smallest is used for the mid size rodger young. (I have seen behind the scene photos of them on deck but cannot find them in the film. probebly in the back ground)

    Then mid size is used on the large scale RY and see in the scene filmed from the top.

    The large one made for the fly-by.


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    Greetings from the Netherlands,

    BasD
     
  8. EchoLeader

    EchoLeader Well-Known Member

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    Awesome piece. Is there anyway that you could take pictures from the underside, back and front with a ruler next to the model?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  9. trooperprop

    trooperprop Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(EchoLeader @ Jul 4 2006, 02:57 PM) [snapback]1273902[/snapback]</div>

    Hello, No problem. When I am done with it I will post some good shots here. I the meantime
    check out www.starshipbuilder.com Sign up and look up the starship troopers page.
    There are MANY great shot of all the ships ther eincluding the large HERO TAC and the blue prints.
    Are your planning building a tac? It is really good to do I think.

    Greetings from the Netherlands,

    BasD
     
  10. EchoLeader

    EchoLeader Well-Known Member

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    BasD,

    If I had enough high resolution pictures from all angles with measurements I would love making a replica of a studio scale TAC fighter. Any help from your end would be greatly appreciated.
     

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