I’m still kicking

Hey all. I just wanted to let everyone know that I am still alive. My daughter was born last May (May 4th 2020 to be exact). No, I didn't plan that day; it just happened. So, nearly all of my time is taken up taking care of her. However, I'm still working on a some stuff.

I still have the Combat Assault Tank that has been sitting in paint stages. Also, I bought a few other Legion miniatures to work on as well. And, I have about a dozen more Bandai kits that I want to work on at some point.

I'm still keeping the Scales List up to date. I recently bought the Hot Wheels Havoc Marauder, which is in scale with the Titanium Nu-class Attack Shuttle. Moreover, I'm going to be ordering the new Altaya De Agostini Miniatures line, which will hopefully have some models from Mandalorian, Bad Batch, and Sequel movies.

Lastly, I'd love to do a Youtube channel showing techniques and such, but that would require a new camera setup. So, this a FAR FAR in the future wish right now.

Anyway, I just wanted to tell everyone who visits my page, DON'T give up on me yet. haha

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I’m on a Podcast

So a short while ago, I was asked to be on What the Force?, which is a Star Wars podcast discussing all kinds of things from lore to theories on the future films to me talking about painting plastic. At first I couldn't believe it. You mean, you want to talk about plastic things for half an hour. Cool!

But when I did the interview, I had a lot of fun. It was interesting to describe scale-modeling to someone who wasn't familiar with it, and I enjoyed just reminiscing about old projects. So, if you have a chance, give it listen. If you have more time, please listen to the other podcasts because I really like the variety of topics and the casual feeling you get when listening.

Thank you again to What the Force? for having me on, and cheers!

What the Force? link to my podcast

What the Force? Facebook page

A Tale of Two TIEs

So, I haven’t been doing much over the past year. I hit a snag with Kylo’s Shuttle, and just kinda quit for a while. But, I did recently pick of Bandai’s TIE Interceptor and TIE Striker. These went together quickly, and I actually managed to paint and weather them. Check them out.

I’ve also written a new article on the size of Moldy Crow using lots of screenshots.

Finally, I wrote a very extensive piece on my favorite character, Asajj Ventress. I talk about her history somewhat. But primarily I discuss how she exhibits all the symptoms of PTSD. Anyway, I think it came out great, and it really hits on what makes her such an amazing character. Check it out here – Asajj Ventress – Tragic Hero.

Bandai TIE StrikerBandai TIE Interceptor

Rogue One & Scale Updates

To start, I absolutely loved Rogue One. It was a near flawless Star Wars film in my opinion. There was just enough old and just enough new to make it fit perfectly before A New Hope. And there’s so many links to the original trilogy, that I’m sure many of us will be analyzing Rogue One over and over again.

For modelers, new ships means new models. So far Bandai and Revell haven’t disappointed in their lineup. However, by digitally recreating all of the OT vehicles to scale, some of the official sizes changed. X-wings, Y-wings, the AT-ST, and even the TIE Fighter have had their sizes altered.

Best part, my estimates of 7.3 meters for the TIE Fighter is almost spot on for the new official size: 7.24 meters. Yeah, it’s nerdy, but it makes me really happy.

I have updated all of Scale Lists, as well as the Official Sizes page to catalogue the changes. Cheers!

A few updates

I’ve added a Miscellaneous section to the Scale Lists. This section is for anyone who wants to send me dimensions of Star Wars vehicles I don’t own. I’ve also added a Thoughts section. This is my outlet for writing about just about anything. You are welcome to browse, but take everything with a grain of salt.

Also, I’ve added some initial pics of the Revell U-wing. And I am getting closer to finishing the painting on Kylo Ren’s Shuttle.

32 - Repainted the wings

32 – Repainted the wings

Thank you

I just want to thank all of the people who visit this page. I’ve noticed that my traffic has gone up in the last few weeks, and that makes me really happy…especially since I’m not selling anything, just sharing information. So, thank you for all my visitors, and a big thank you for everyone who has commented or contacted me.

By the by, if you have anything you would like to see or contribute (such as measurements of vehicles I don’t have in the scale lists), please feel free to email me. And if there are any questions you have about kits I have (or don’t have), I’ll be happy to answer them.

In the upcoming weeks, I’ll be finishing my Kylo Ren Shuttle. I also plan to buy a lot of Rogue One toys, like the Titaniums, Micro Machines, and maybe a few X-wing miniatures. And I’ll be picking up the new Rogue One Revell kits, as I REALLY want to build an AT-ACT and U-wing.