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Fine Molds 1/72 Falcon

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:o That price makes even the Tamiya 1:32 F-16 kit look cheap!!! :D

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it would be slightly bigger than the AMT/Ertl kit but not by much.

:o

So that means that its about the same size (and shape) of say, a Medium Pizza?

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YAHOO!!!!... then OUCH!!!

I was stoked big time when I saw the headline. Wow! Talk about a dream come true. But I'm with Habu on this one; expensive! There's no way on God's Green Earth that I can separate with over $250.00 (Can) for a damn model kit. Not a chance. My conscience won't let me do it, but my wife would flip out as well.

I'll still hold out for Fine Molds to return to earth and give Star Wars geeks what they really, really want - a 1/72 scale Y-Wing. Until then I ain't biting.

Peace,

Randy

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There's the answer - don't buy pizzas for the next year and a half and you'll have saved up for one. :thumbsup:

Will definitely be on my shopping list.

Box art is up at least:

shsswnew.jpg

Edited by CraigSargent

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Geee...need to save up now as I was so tempting to get the old MPC version for over $60 the last time I saw it. Now it is $190 and I have no intention to say no this time.

Hmmm, maybe I'll go grab me the X-wing first, maybe the upcoming special edition that follows the DVD boxart: :thumbsup: ....and I hope they'll do the Star Destroyer soon.... :worship:

FineMold Star Wars kits

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it would be slightly bigger than the AMT/Ertl kit but not by much.

:bandhead2:

I would say a bit smaller.

"official" length of the falcon is 27 meters long, 37 cm at 1/72.

The ERTL FALCON is about 40cm long. the cockpit and the acces tube are too small

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Why-oh-why don't they do stuff in 1/48? ( I know a Falcon would be big, but a really good X-, Y-, A-, B-wing or TIE fighters (ALL types) would be great... Too bad they put Alfred Wong out of the SW business. :bandhead2:

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"official" length of the falcon is 27 meters long, 37 cm at 1/72.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's the length of the exterior Falcon mockup used for filming with actual actors. Problem is that the exterior mockup was too small. Look at the Falcon in the hangar at the Hoth base, when Han and Chewie are climbing around the outside doing repairs. The Falcon's flight deck is clearly too small when compared to the set used for interior scenes.

If I remember correctly, the "real" Falcon was about 30-35 meters. I was trying to find this out so that I could calculate the actual scale of the MPC-ERTL kit. If I'm not mistaken it came out to be within spitting distance of 1/72 on that basis.

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Today is a good day. <INSERT THE HAPPIEST EMOTICON YOU'VE EVER SEEN>

And grizzly is right about the size. Good discussion of this over at Starshipmodeler.com forums.

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For sale, 1 x soul (and complete model collection, less FM stuff) to pay for the Falcon!!!

I don't usually use emoticons, but:

:o :woo::bandhead2: :huh: :nanner: :D :D

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It's going to be a great kit and full of detail. Based on the detail and quality of their other kits like Slave 1, it doesn't seem overpriced, although it is expensive.

Given the box art and the parts shown, I assume it will be the ESB version with the extra rear landing gear legs?

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OH hell yeah....:thumbsup: just got the DVD box set too!!

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If I remember correctly, the "real" Falcon was about 30-35 meters. I was trying to find this out so that I could calculate the actual scale of the MPC-ERTL kit. If I'm not mistaken it came out to be within spitting distance of 1/72 on that basis.

Rigth, I was wrong, but just a little...

I checked my MPC, and it's 46 cm long.

If you look carefully to the pics here :

http://runchick.hp.infoseek.co.jp/hs2005may/23.jpg

http://runchick.hp.infoseek.co.jp/hs2005may/24.jpg

http://runchick.hp.infoseek.co.jp/hs2005may/25.jpg

http://runchick.hp.infoseek.co.jp/hs2005may/26.jpg

you will see, written somwhere 42 cm. I can't read japanese, but it is certainly the length, no doubt...

It's still smaller than MPC Falcon...

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If I remember correctly, the "real" Falcon was about 30-35 meters. I was trying to find this out so that I could calculate the actual scale of the MPC-ERTL kit. If I'm not mistaken it came out to be within spitting distance of 1/72 on that basis.

Rigth, I was wrong, but just a little...

I checked my MPC, and it's 46 cm long.

If you look carefully to the pics here :

http://runchick.hp.infoseek.co.jp/hs2005may/23.jpg

http://runchick.hp.infoseek.co.jp/hs2005may/24.jpg

http://runchick.hp.infoseek.co.jp/hs2005may/25.jpg

http://runchick.hp.infoseek.co.jp/hs2005may/26.jpg

you will see, written somwhere, 42 cm. I can't read japanese, but it is certainly the length, no doubt... that means about 30 "real" meters

It's bigger than I previously thougt, but still smaller than MPC Falcon...

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you will see, written somwhere, 42 cm.

I'm getting tired...

43 cms : almost 31 "real" meters

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A 1/72 scale Y-wing? If only, man. If only.

I won't be buying an FM Falcon for the same reason I don't buy Gundam Perfect Grades, even though I want one. Materials alone can nearly equal the price of a lot of kits, and for something as large and complex as the Falcon or a PG you can bet that spending nearly as much on paint and such as you did on the kit is a ballpark figure.

That aside...

Look at how so much exterior detail as well as subassemblies are separate from the fuselage. Just imagine, if you will, the possibilities for making a straight-up YT-1300 without Han's "special modifications," or for making another variant aside from the Falcon.

Not only does it seem to be a safe bet that FM will nigh-flawlessly carry off a reproduction of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, but that the kit is going to be loaded with potential.

Awesome.

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