No Home like One

Well, I don't have anything new on the modeling front, at least not anything finished. Work and life and a 3 year old have been taking up most of my time. However, I did manage to finally type out a fun article on what I think the true size is of Ackbar's Home One cruiser. I hope you enjoy it, if looking at size analyses is your thing.

TIE Phantom Breakdown

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.

Micro Galaxy Squadron – The New Action Fleet

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.

Razor Crest reference size

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.

Art of Mandalorian season 2

Mandalorian ship sizes

MC75 Profundity

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.

A-wing size analysis

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.