x-wing scales

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Lear60man, Jan 24, 2006.

  1. Lear60man

    Lear60man Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wasnt there another larger scale x-wing, larger than 1/24?
     
  2. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    God I hope not LOL. I think 1/24 is the largest production kit that has been made. I know there are one offs of other sizes, mainly 1/6 and some that are almost 1:1 but like I said they were never production kits by anyone

    JDH
     
  3. ralphee

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    Im not sure if he means kits Greg, there was a large "red 3" built either for jedi or just for the hell of it, its in the chronicles book, i used it for ref on my cc x, wasnt it on show at the smithsonian too? its around 4 feet or so.
     
  4. Boba Flint

    Boba Flint Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes the 1/24 scale X-wings were the most common ones used, and that 4 footer made for Jedi. There have been rumors ILM used some of the AMT X-wing kits for some scenes in the Jedi space battle.
     
  5. Johda

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    Not a rumor. Tis true. The AMT kits were used for just that in ROTJ.
    I say an x-wing in scale to the 12" SW figures on ebay a couple weeks ago but the bidding was starting at 6k. not a bad job on it though.
    Far as i know...the SS xwing is the largest production kit made to date.
     
  6. Anakin Starkiller

    Anakin Starkiller Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Does anyone have any pics of the AMT x-wings used in Jedi?

    Dan
     
  7. Lear60man

    Lear60man Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes i was refering to the 4 footer. I would love some ref pics of that. I sound like they just X2'd the dimentions for the 1/24
    Baker
     
  8. Maths_Hal

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    Go to my website halstensen.com and you will find 5 pictures of it
     
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    click on the picture for full size
     
  10. Hermes

    Hermes Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That being said, wouldn´t anyone have a 1:100 or 1:10 blueprint of an X-Wing laying around, now, would you?

    There might be nuts here trying to pull off a really big X-Wing here in Brasilia....

    Hermes.
     
  11. 1138

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    If you can track down some pics from the current exhibit in Singapore you will see an x-wing displayed next to the y-wing and 32" falcon. The x is clearly smaller than a the 1:24 studio model (its very tiny compated to the y). Perhaps that's one of the AMT's??

    Also, there is a pic in the new 365-days book where 3 small x-wings are on a table near the 1:24 and 4' versions. They could also be the AMT versions, possibly.

    I'll try to track down and post links tonight.

    Dan
     
  12. ralphee

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    Theres a pic of a multitude of X wings and Y wings on a table in the chronicles, all in grey primer,think they called em storybook props? the x wings look like AMT for sure.
     
  13. 1138

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    So here's a bizarre thought...

    If "studio scale" is defined as a 1:1 replica of a filming miniature and an AMT X-wing was used in the filming of ROTJ, then could the AMT kit be referred to as a "studio scale" kit???

    I find that both exciting and disturbing at the same... :confused

    Dan
     
  14. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    I just found out that a BSG episode used several of the Monogram raiders in a Cylon Basestar hanger deck scene.
    I would consider them SS models and I have displayed mine in my prop room as such, so yes, I would say that the AMT X-wings could be considerd SS models since they were used in the movies.

    I can't see why not.

    Lynn
     
  15. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Yep, those were all the smallest 1/72 scale versions of them available.

    There were also TIE interceptors in that pic as well.

    Lynn
     
  16. Treadwell

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    In that photo of Lucas surrounded by models and props, you can see several KENNER DIE-CAST TIES on a table. You know, the toy that duplicated the larger Kenner toy in a much smaller size, right down to the battery compartment. :confused (I think the solar panels were more accurately proportioned, though.)

    It's possible they were only used for animatics, although I can imagine them being used for distance shots, TIEs teeny-tiny waaay back there in the background.

    I suspect the MPC X-Wings were used for pyro--perhaps the "she's gonna blow." guy. I've never gotten around to analyzing it, though.
     
  17. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    Well i know what ill be doing later lol, scrutinising that said "shes gonna blow" guy ummm blowing so to speak lol.
     
  18. Treadwell

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    Come to think of it, I was thinking of the X-Wing that is blown apart that was in front of the A-Wing that crashes into the Exector bridge.
     
  19. Lear60man

    Lear60man Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I knew there was a 4 footer out there and thanks for the links and photos. That would be a great build since you could just double the size of the 1/24. It would look great next to my 9' BA Concorde.
     

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