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So it seems in US you have it already in your hands...
Can please somebody measure the length of the transporter?
I really want to know what scale it is.
 
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HI

I got one in Australia yesterday


The lenght of the model is 225mm
Not sure about the scale
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Re: Scale: what is the length of the model? -> 1:400 scale
Thanks for the reply!

So - according to Wiki and other sources - the GR75 is 90m.
That means 22,5cm is then 1:400 scale.

My "Airfix Rebel Base" Transporter is 24,8cm and 1:360.


Somehow I was hoping they do it in 1:350 scale which is commonly used by the modellers.
 
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fbstr wrote:

Somehow I was hoping they do it in 1:350 scale which is commonly used by the modellers.


I was honestly hoping for 1:540 to keep it a factor of the main scale.
 
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Actually it looks good on the table compared to ties and x-wing the trouble starts when you have a lambda shuttle or the falcon close by it seems that they are not that much smaller but i love the ship and hope for more epic scale models.
 
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karrde wrote:

I was honestly hoping for 1:540 to keep it a factor of the main scale.

Half size of 1:270? You don't think it would look too small?
 
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fbstr wrote:
karrde wrote:

I was honestly hoping for 1:540 to keep it a factor of the main scale.

Half size of 1:270? You don't think it would look too small?


For this ship maybe, probably look better on the Tantive. I'll let you know for sure after I have my transport in my hands later today.
 
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I wrote this analysis to see what size and scale the new Huge ships will have.





I think its obvious to asume the stands are 80x80 and the ruler is 20mm wide, since thats what the stands for the Millennium Falcon and the rest of the rulers are.

Now, I know the Wookieepedia says the Tantive IV is 150m long, but in the official starwars.com says it is 126.8m long, which I imagine is the source where FFG takes their measures from (as with the TIE Fighter)

http://starwars.com/explore/encyclopedia/technology/alderaan...

So, since there is no official size for the medium transport im going to take that one as the size to get the scale.

That would make the scale 1/392 ≃ 1/390

The thing is, with that scale the medium transport should measure 87 meters (or 87.5) wich is not exactly 90m but I think wookieepedia has an aproximation of the size and the official size of the medium transport is 87meters (that, or they have slightly different scales)

EDIT:

Apparently, Episode III and Episode IV dont use the same Tantive IV and the sizes change. In Episode III the ship is 126,8 in Episode IV the ship is 150m

Curiously enough. If you stick with the 1/390 scale you will get:

FFG Medium Transport ==> 87m (pretty much the correct size)
FFG Corellian Corvette ==> 126,8m (the size of Episode III)
Hasbro's Electronic Rebel Blockade Runner ==> 157m (the size of Episode IV)

If you go by the Wookieepedia sizes and make the Medium Transport be 90m and the Tantive IV be 150m, then the scales are:

Medium Transport 1/403
Corellian Corvette 1/464

With those scales you could do a chart relating the length of the ship and the variable scale it should have.

This:


This would make the Nebulon B be 48,66cm(19in), the Mon Calamari 78.35cm(30.8in) and the Star Destroyer 82.55(32.48in)

Even the Executor will be less than one meter long.

You can use this Excel File to make the math directly:
www.albertomelchorruizanton.net/mel_miniatures/calculate_sca...

 
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I own the transport and my only real criticism of it is that it is a bit small. Especially next to the Falcon, Slave I, or a Shuttle. It looks a bit off. I would have liked to have seen them ditch the X-Wing escort and all of its related cards just to add another inch or two to the Transport. Would have made all the difference, as right now it just looks kinda big next to small ships, not truly HUGE. You're not going to drop this on the table and blow someone's mind.
 
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jcb231 wrote:
I own the transport and my only real criticism of it is that it is a bit small. Especially next to the Falcon, Slave I, or a Shuttle. It looks a bit off. I would have liked to have seen them ditch the X-Wing escort and all of its related cards just to add another inch or two to the Transport. Would have made all the difference, as right now it just looks kinda big next to small ships, not truly HUGE. You're not going to drop this on the table and blow someone's mind.

Adding another inch or two to the Rebel Transport would necessitate adding another several inches to the Corellian Corvette, though, to maintain the (now closer to the rest of the ships' scale, admittedly) scale across the two huge ships.

That's pushing the Corvette above its ~$100 price range and out likely out of FFG's market-researched target price bracket. It's also making it that much harder to make anything bigger than the Corvette, which would put a serious cramp on their options for huge-scale Imperial ships in the future if the epic play format takes off. As is, the most likely candidates for future huge ships include the Nebulon-B Frigate, the Vigil Corvette, and the Lancer Frigate. The Nebulon-B is the largest of those, at twice the length of the larger of the two commonly cited Corellian Corvette sizes. The Vigil and Lancer are only ~60% longer than a CR-90. As the Vigil is the only thing Star Destroyer-esque that's remotely small enough to make a scale model of that would go alongside other XWM models, and both the Lancer and Vigil have appeared in FFG products thus far (EotE and AoR RPGs, respectively), they're my bet for Imperial huge ships.

Unless, of course, FFG wants to go the route of selling smaller, fixed props that would be deployed on the edge of the playing surface, representing weaponry on massive ships like Star Destroyers or defensive emplacements on space stations (Death Star?) and taking the stance that the entire fight flows relative to the movement (or not) of those massive combatants.
 
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I could see that. Fixed props representing ship-mounted weapons. That makes sense.

For my money, I would be happy to buy a Death Star playfield...card-stock terrain with plastic turrets representing the surface of the Ep. 4 era Death Star.
 
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Kaffis wrote:
Lancer Frigate

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