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Imperial shuttle scale debate...

Posted: February 5th, 2020, 5:21 am
by Rob
Hey guys, ran across the 2006/2012 revell snap tite imperial shuttle today and picked it up. Looked online and people swear its somewhere between 1/106 and 1/122 scale. So here's the problem I have - the old grey box Tydirium shuttle form AMT/ERTL was supposed to be 1/87, and that seems legit to me. But when I got home and slapped the revell together to see, I found some funny stuff. The Revell give you a stormtrooper and a imperial pilot for the cockpit, so I grabbed a Bandai 1/72 X wing pilot and sat him next to them...OH BOY, something is going on with people's calculators (LOL) check out the pics and gimme your thoughts!!!

Re: Imperial shuttle scale debate...

Posted: February 5th, 2020, 8:21 am
by Uwe Kaeding
Yeah, the Revell pilots are way too big for that model and are a pretty good fit for 1/72 scale models. Remember that you can fit at least 4 people into the shuttle cockpit, which is impossible with those figures and that kit. That happens a lot with Revell kits - their TIE Fighter is basically the same size as the Bandai 1/72 but the pilot figure is huge! Same with their ARC170 kit - the dimensions of the ship make it about 1/70 but the figures are also oversized. And then you get something like the tiny Kylo Ren figure in their TIE Silencer kit (again close to 1/72) or the Clone Troopers in their AT-TE, which are also too small for kit that is basically 1/72.

Two things to remember about Revell SW kits - never trust the scales on the box and never assume the pilot is the right size for the kit.

Re: Imperial shuttle scale debate...

Posted: February 6th, 2020, 5:14 pm
by DocRaven
amt/ertl 1:96-1:100 figures was too big too

revell 1:144 and jeah again figures wrong scale ^^

Re: Imperial shuttle scale debate...

Posted: February 8th, 2020, 6:11 pm
by blakeh1
Yeah, as others have said, the figures are way out of scale. I think they went must have used the old Kenner toy as an inspiration for this

I have seen a build of the Revell shuttle with an escort of 1/144 Ties and they definitely looked good proportionally so I would say it is closest to 1/144 and should look good paired with any of the Bandai 1/144 stuff

In fact, here is a build (not mine) where it is paired with Hot Wheels Tie Fighters which look very cloe to the 1/144 ties (they supposedly scale out to around 1/138)

The AMT/MPC one has figures that are close to HO scale (1/87) and they fit much better. Since it was based on the full size set piece and not the filming miniature, it's dimensions might be kind of tough to work out as the length between the two are different due to the sharper angle and shape of the cockpit/nose. It would pair nicely with the Revell pocket Tie Advanced, Tie Interceptor, X-Wing, and U-Wing as well as the MPC AT-AT and B-Wing as they all tend to hover in that 1/87 to 1/110 range

It is just a bit small for pairing with 1/72 stuff, but if placed in the background the AMT/MPC one could get by