X-Wing on ebay: Does this count as a scale model?

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Holy Zoo, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. Holy Zoo

    Holy Zoo New Member

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    I know we're not supposed to post ebay links, but I doubt anyone's gonna lay out $85k for this. :)

    Mods, if I'm out of line, please do delete.

    1-1 Scale X-Wing

    I wonder how they ship this thing... does it come apart?
     
  2. division 6

    division 6 Master Member

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    It's 3/4 scale not 1-1.

    Since the one at C3 get's shipped around, it more than likely comes apart for easy moving.

    There are members here that are the care takers on the C3 ship that could tell you all about it.

    D6
     
  3. slave1pilot

    slave1pilot Sr Member

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    man, I just bought one last week for $95,000
    I shoulda waited.
    ;)
     
  4. Ivanhotep

    Ivanhotep Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the S-foils are locked in attack position...
     
  5. MediaGuyPJ

    MediaGuyPJ New Member

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    WOW thats cool. Lemme just pic one up. Chicks dig the X-wing.
     
  6. spastromech

    spastromech Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I know the guys that own this thing. They've made a lot of special modifications themselves (couldn't resist).
     
  7. womo68

    womo68 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    the one at C3 was very cool in person. I know that the one on ebay comes apart (like the wings and lasers come off) for shipping purposes.


    Wayne
     
  8. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I know folks are proud of their "not quite but almost full scale" X-wings, but being an X afficianado, it pains me every time I see one of 'em landed with the wings extended. :unsure

    - k
     
  9. Lord Maul

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    Yeah that's how they came built though, I'm a member of the group that helped restore and maintain the C3 bird.
    We've been trying to get her as close to Lukes Red-5 as possible. I personally think they're a bit smaller than 3/4 but that's just me.
     
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  10. NEKROFANATIC

    NEKROFANATIC Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just curious...Why would the ship be made 3/4:1 as opposed to 1:1? I mean at 3/4:1 its so close why not just go all the way?
     
  11. shortimer52

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    You know........... pay that much for it might as well be the real thing. Still if I had the money id make one 1:1 just to have. Then again Ive always wanted a 1:1 falcon and 1:1 Slave 1.....
     
  12. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I think a 3/4 scale Death Star would be just dandy. :)
     
  13. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I think the criteria was that with the wings folded up (they are hinged) it had to fit on a flatbed truck and not create a "wide load".
     
  14. Lord Maul

    Lord Maul New Member

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    The wings also totally come off so it will fit in your standard semi trailer.
     
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  15. Lello999

    Lello999 Well-Known Member

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    Well, wasn´t there a group of peo´ple here some months ago that thought about buying that X-Wing a s a RPF piece that would be displayed in a museum?
    Hmm, can´t find the post yet, but didn´t someone ask Lucas Film if they could pay for it and us paying it back?

    What happened to that great idea?

    Have a nice day
    Domenik
     
  16. mverta

    mverta Sr Member

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    Yeah, she's definitely smaller than 3/4.

    _Mike
     
  17. Lord Maul

    Lord Maul New Member

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    YAY. Now more than one person agrees with me. LOL.

    I thought it was smaller than 3/4 when I first had to walk under the nose. I'm 6'2 and had to bend my knees and my back until it was parallel to the ground to avoid hittng my back on it. Yet in ANH Luke barely has to bend his neck. and that's at the lowest point right near the cockpit.

    I mean I know Mark Hamil is supposed to be short but DANG.
     
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  18. tommin

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    :facepalm
     

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