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#1 IG-58

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

So I now have three recent Star Wars tech sources, all tied to Lucasbooks but also from different printing sources and different writers/editors, and guess what; the Millenium Falcon has the exact same deckplan in all three. Go figure! The MF 3-D Owner's Guide by Becker & Mayer, the Ultimate Collection blueprints by DK and the "Haynes" Owner's Workshop Manual all have the same exact layout. Moreover, Haynes actually addresses the scale discrepancies (in a sort of historical retcon), a sore point among modellers, and states the **official** size as 34.37 meters (though the "standard" YT-1300 is listed as 37.75 m) - something folks have long argued for or about.

This also illustrates a new attention to detail among at least LucasArts and, hopefully (since it's now DISNEY) the franchise as a whole. FFG dug as deep as they could to bring us the most accurate miniatures possible for X-Wing, and now we have these sources from 2010-2011. We can only hope and pray the trend will continue.

Ha, I can't WAIT to see the deckplans in the Beginners' Box! I wonder if FFG will have done their research.



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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:19 AM

I thought the main scale problem with the YT-1300 was that the inside and outside of the actual ship sets were totally different. As far as I am aware the full sized ship from the film just wouildn't have been able to fit the internal set inside, and so the disagreement came from which you used to scale the ship.

Frankly I always thought it just best to ignore the issue. It is a science fantasy after all. Just use whatever feels right…



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Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:01 AM

Well, this isn't the only website I frequent. On the Starship Modeler website (fun place), people go insane over that sort of thing. You're right about the ship vs. set issue and so, yes, now the ship size has been more-or-less officially "retconned" from the original 24.something meters. Hah, makes me wonder which size FFG went with!



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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:23 AM

borithan said:

I thought the main scale problem with the YT-1300 was that the inside and outside of the actual ship sets were totally different. As far as I am aware the full sized ship from the film just wouildn't have been able to fit the internal set inside,, and so the disagreement came from which you used to scale the ship.

Frankly I always thought it just best to ignore the issue. It is a science fantasy after all. Just use whatever feels right…

It's a TARDIS.

So true. like Obi Wan not remembering the two droids he spent three movies and the clone wars adventuring with, when Luke brings then round to him. Plots and sets are full of holes. Accept it and move on.



#5 Donovan Morningfire

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:49 AM

Stuntie said:

 

borithan said:

 

I thought the main scale problem with the YT-1300 was that the inside and outside of the actual ship sets were totally different. As far as I am aware the full sized ship from the film just wouildn't have been able to fit the internal set inside,, and so the disagreement came from which you used to scale the ship.

Frankly I always thought it just best to ignore the issue. It is a science fantasy after all. Just use whatever feels right…

 

It's a TARDIS.

So true. like Obi Wan not remembering the two droids he spent three movies and the clone wars adventuring with, when Luke brings then round to him. Plots and sets are full of holes. Accept it and move on.

 

 

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#6 TheSMUSpaz

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:50 AM

Speaking of the MF, anybody have any good pics of a YT-1300 that ISN'T the MF?  Like a different paint job?  Using it for my campaign…



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Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:13 AM


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