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.

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

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.

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!

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.