Evolution of Star Wars scales

Have you ever wondered why the “official” sizes of Star Wars vehicles change over time? Well, I have wondered that as well. It seems that a few years ago, the Star Wars Databank changed a lot of the vehicle sizes (around the same time Disney bought Lucasfilm). Most of these changes were minor, but a few had major alterations to their size. For instance, the AT-TE went from 13.2 m to 22.02 m in length. I think most of the new sizes fit the vehicle appearances better. Yet it’s odd to me that so many changed in such a short time.

However, historically, Star Wars vehicle sizes have changed a lot over time. Perhaps the most widely disputed is the AT-AT due to West End Games originally listing its height at a rather short 15 meters. While I don’t know the reasons for all of the more recent changes, I still decided to compile a list of every vehicle with updated dimensions. If you have time, please take a look, and let me know if I missed any or if there are any sizes you disagree with.

Green Strawberry painting masks

Don’t know if you guys have tried them, but I ordered 2 sets of painting masks from Czech company Green Strawberry (the guys that do photoetch of Bandai kits). These were for the FO and Imp TIE Fighters. These came in about a week, and I LOVE them.

You get two sets of canopy masks made out of the same stuff as Tamiya tape. Plus you get thicker stickers to mask the solar panels, should you wish to. The canopy masks fit perfectly. I had to fiddle a bit with some (remove and reattach), but the masks didn’t fall apart or lose adhesion. And you always have extras should you need them.

I masked this guy in 20 minutes. I love this company.

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Shrike

Finally finished my Fine Molds1/72 Slave I kit-bash, the Shrike. Enjoy!!

Shrike chipping

Still working on the Shrike. I’ve airbrushed it and adding acrylic chipping and highlights.

Walker Down

So, here are few pics of my latest project, a crashed AT-ST on Hoth diorama complete with turret…..or at least it will be when I start painting and make the diorama.