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  1. I was under the impression that the reason the TIEs (and the Executor) were bluish in TESB was special effects - with the actual models being grey but given a blue tint in post-production.
  2. Maybe they want to 3D-print their own ISDs to scale with it? It should be noted that the bridge is slightly oversized in that case. An ISD exactly to scale with the SSD would be 5.25 cm long, and have a bridge about 0.9 cm wide.
  3. Interestingly, the conning tower is proportionally bigger than on the "real Executor" prop. Real Executor prop: 277cm, tower with 4.2cm: ratio 65.95 This Executor: 62.4cm, tower width 1.4cm: ratio 44.57. Presumably this was because tower details would become unacceptably blurred if they made the tower any smaller.
  4. I think the actual prop (image from Star Wars Technical Commentaries) also has some degree of asymmetry, so it might be that they're replicating the original prop's traits:
  5. Yup - it's almost exactly as long as the YV-666 is. The J-type Star Skiff from Episode III might be a little more problematic - being very wide - wider than the YV-666 is long.
  6. That's not always going to be a practical possibility.
  7. The idea is that escort duty is more than just flying. If pirates attack the ship, the escorts will need to defend it. The handmaidens aren't just decoys. They're bodyguards. And this bodyguarding can include bodyguarding a ship that's under attack. With the queen needing to be able to do what the handmaidens do, when she happens to be in "handmaiden disguise". It can come in handy if one is captured.
  8. This ship is rather fast compared to the way it was depicted in Legends (when it was only marginally faster than an X-wing). White boost, white speed 5 - makes it close to TIE Interceptor in speed. I think, back when people were trying to homebrew stats for this ship - they went with a more X-wing-ish speed profile.
  9. Two two year terms as of the new Queen's Shadow novel. It's not clear if this is an absolute limit or a consecutive limit. A person who'd served as queen for one term, before Padme, runs for office after Padme leaves office, and wins.
  10. The original size was based on the movie props - the X-Wing, Y-Wing, and TIE fighter props were assumed to be to the same scale. A 56 cm long X-Wing model being 13.4m, would mean that a 38cm long TIE fighter model would be 9.09m (pretty close to the Databank's 8.99m figure). But according to Curtis Saxton, the movie props are not to scale with one another http://www.theforce.net/swtc/exhibit/scale.html the X-wings and Y-wings are 1/24 scale, but the TIE Fighters are 1/16 scale. This is probably the part of the reason why Rogue One shrunk the TIE fighter from 8.99m to 7.2m - because the change to 8.99m was a mistake. The most recent source - the Haynes TIE Fighter Owner's Workshop Manual, that came out this month - has rescaled lots of the other TIE ships (presumably using the TIE fighter's front viewport as the common reference point). So- the TIE Interceptor is now 7.7m long, Vader's TIE Advanced x1 is now 5.8m long, and so forth.
  11. Indeed. The regular Defender's warhead launchers (not used on the show) are "at the bottom of the cockpit module" - similar to the TIE Advanced v1. The Elite has three sets of warhead launchers - one in each wing. From the Haynes TIE Fighter Owner's Workshop Manual - the TIE Defender is Acceleration 4,280G, Speed 115 Megalight Per Hour, Atmosphere Speed 1680 kph. The Defender Elite is Acceleration 4,300G, Speed 120 Megalight Per Hour, Atmosphere Speed 1800 kph.
  12. What does having two dots instead of one mean on a pilot card? 1 dot is for characters, I know that much. Does it mean you can take up to two Handmaidens, but no more?
  13. Ironlord

    Lando’s Falcon

    It might even be "more fluffy" to use the Resistance Falcon model in a Rebel list in some circumstances - specifically, Jakku-era scenarios. Or the Rebel Falcon in Scum lists for scenarios set between Solo and ANH.
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