Well, I bought several new toys from the upcoming movies last night, including 5 Titaniums and several of the new Micro Machines. I’ve been sharing my thoughts on Rebelscum.com, but I updated the scale lists for the Titaniums and added a new page for Micro Machines. Currently, I only have the measured sizes…no scales yet since I don’t know the actual sizes.
Among other models I’ve finished lately is a 1/48th scale Tamiya Hetzer in winter scheme.
I recently noticed that the Star Wars Databank has changed many of the lengths for various ships and vehicles. Most of these are small changes, but a few nearly double the size of the vehicle. For instance, the AT-TE is now listed at 22.02 meters, which makes a lot more sense than earlier ~13 m reported size. I went in and changed MANY of the vehicles to the new sizes (thus new scales estimates) accordingly. However, I still maintain my own estimates for the TIEs, A-wing, and a few other craft.
Strangely, they upped the Y-wing to 23.4 meters from 16 meters, perhaps to match the Clone Wars variant. This figure would make it longer than the AT-AT is tall, so I’m sticking with 16m.
As always, if you find any errors or if you have any questions, please contact me.
I finally finished airbrushing the AT-ST. Primarily I used Life Color Barley Grey for the base coat. I then used various other LC greys as highlights. I then took some whitish-grey to create some streaks down the side of the cabin. I’ll be painting in some more modulation, but for now, the airbrushing is done.
If you haven’t seen them yet, check out the painted interior for Bandai’s AT-ST. The detail they provide is superb, and it was a joy to paint and weather.