It's short, but go check out the new TIE Phantom size analysis page. Thank you to a friend for reaching out to one of the original designers for the behind-the-scenes schematic. I may add more detail later, but this is the most "definitive" size page I have done since it comes from the person who created the ship in the first place.
I have an ALMOST complete collection of Jazwares' new Micro Galaxy Squadron line. As such, I have a new Scale List page for those ships. I also talk a little about removing the coffee drip wash that most of the ships have.
Apart from the weird wash, these toys are amazing. They are basically Action Fleet 2.0 with similarly-sized figures and starfighters. Some of the ships are larger, like the Falcon and Slave I. But most are AF-sized and look great. The detail really is top notch.
So, the new Art of the Mandalorian Season 2 book shows us some nice renderings of various ships with sizes, including the Razor Crest. I already posted this to Starship Modeler on Facebook, but I wanted to post it here too. It's a great reference for modelers. And of course, the artwork is SPECTACULAR. For those curious, 80 feet is 24.38 meters, so those who assumed 25 m were spot on.
Got this beast in yesterday. It’s Admiral Raddus’ flagship, the MC75 Profundity, from the Fantasy Flight Armada line, and it is gorgeous. The detail is superb, and I love the layered details and panels. You can see the usual mustard tan panels, as well as a few light greyish-blue areas. There’s also a single olive green panel on top. The Fantasy Flight team really outdid themselves with this one.
Sadly, the stand is wobbly, tending to dip forward. Eventually, I’ll replace the stand, probably with an Action Fleet stand like I’ve done with several Armada ships.
On a side note, the Tantive IV from the Hallmark Imperial Star Destroyer ornament is nearly in scale. Check it out docked to the Profundity‘s bow.
Not that it’s essential reading, but I just uploaded an article on the A-wing’s estimated size, which explains why I use 7 meters for scales instead of the REALLY large canon size. Now, it’s fine if you use 9.6 meters. The only time it looks off is when you put it in a diorama, particularly next to figures. Anyway, if you are curious about the A-wing’s contentious size, or where my crazy brain went lately, check it out.
I recently completed a Bandai BB-8 with custom colors (inspired by the school I work at). I call him BB-CH1EF for my school’s mascot.
As for other updates, Hot Wheels scale lists have The Last Jedi vehicles.
I wrote a short article on the Y-wing’s size.
And there’s a new photo at the bottom of the Scale Lists page on how to read them. With any luck, viewers will be able to figure out my weird system for scaling vehicles.
Lastly, I’m working on another Bandai AT-ST, but I’m doing something very unique this time. The build log (not yet up) will be helpful to anyone wanting to REALLY pose this guy. And hopefully, I can get back into doing more and finishing more models in the new year. I have so many unfinished build logs and builds right now…it’s kinda crazy.