Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Will you be wanting to add figures to your Millennium Falcon?

Yes (But I'm going to wait to see what Deagostini offers in the way of figures)
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Yes (Building mine from Scratch)
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Yes (Modifying off the shelf figures)
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby royjess » Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:07 pm

My Padawans, I present to you C3PO

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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby R2D2 » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:25 pm

He's not looking to bad at all! Im still waiting for my figures to come so will still wait until then!
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby R2D2 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:54 pm

Im going by this picture which is a good shot of body sizes in relation to the seats!
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby baby_astons » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:27 pm

well, looking at the picture the model 3PO is way too large - to my eye...
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby R2D2 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:19 pm

My 1/43rd scale figures arived today! Here they are placed in the millenium main room! I think the scale is just about right but each figure will need much moding to look like star wars figures! The one problem is Chewbaca! He's much bigger but I might be able to use a 1/50th scale wargamer figure of a bear!
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby R2D2 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:21 pm

Looking at the figures against the archway and control panel they do look about right! I will be getting some more 1/43rd figures but sitting down so I can change positions!
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby R2D2 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:24 pm

Pic of figure sitting in cab area! The figure is a little small but I dont think its the figure thats the problem! I think the seats might be a bit big as seeing them sitting in the main room seating area they look ok!
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby chill » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:34 am

Really enjoying you guys work on the figures
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby baby_astons » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:40 am

john I am a bit confused now as the scale of the falcon should be around 1:33 or so - so the 43rd scale figures should be smallish - but they look too large to me?
suppose I should simply wait and see once some parts surfaced here, judging from pictures is always a problem...
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby royjess » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:17 am

As I've mentioned before, we are building a movie prop not a scale model. DeAgostini say's it's around 1.43 scale. So I take that as not exact.

I personally think from studying the photos that the pilot seats are a tad too big, and the navigation seating and the living quarters seating are a tad too small. The eye line of the figures should be inline with the backs of the living quarters seating, but the 1.43 scale figures eye line are above this. Which makes the O gauge figures too big for the lounge but like you and I have already pointed out, these are too small for the pilot seats.

My Luke Skywalker that I've made is the same eight as my tallest O gauge figure. I think if we are going to add figures, unless DeAgostini bring some scaled ones out, we are going to have to make do with modifying/scratch build the size figures that we are comfortable with.

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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby Mark » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:10 am

Don't forget that the interior shots are a movie set, and may be to a different 'scale' to the outside of the model. I.e. The movie set may not fit inside the studio prop if it were scaled down, if you see what I mean.
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby royjess » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:15 am

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So true Mark. You be surprise how much bigger some sets look on the screen when in real life they are tiny. Take a look at the image in the link below. It a photo from a TV show. Take a closer look and you'll see that the cockpit is only a half of cockpit (Top half only) and that the actors legs are sticking out below as the cockpit was too small to accommodate the actors. I don't know if this was the same prop used for the actual films.

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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby R2D2 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:58 am

Boy this is a problem and confusing! Im going to stick with the figures Ive got as they are pretty close! However I might change the front seats in the cab! Ive just got to find some from somewhere to the right scale! Possibly some seats from an old defunked 1/43rd diecast car! Some sports cars had this type of seat fitted!
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby Mustang » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:09 am

Ok I've been sitting in the dark watch what's going on :)

The figures R2D2 has I would go with they look right for the seats, the cockpit seat are the wrong scale.

The front seats are Cobra seat designed by Geoff Dunsford, the rear cockpit seats are Martin Baker MkIV ejection seat from a RAF Sea Venom FAW.22

So keep up the good work you two, you are paving the way for the rest of us ;)
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby Mustang » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:17 am

Also the cockpit was influenced on the cockpit design from the B-29 Superfortress.
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby R2D2 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:26 am

Right! With that positive response Im going to stick with the figures Ive got! However Im going to go to my friends toy collectable shop today and will look in his scrap box of old dinky and corgi toys and see if I can find some seats! I will take to Millenium cab seats for comparison!
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby Mustang » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:31 am

I've got the test issues somewhere and I'm sure in the test ones the seats are smaller. :think: I'll have to try and find them.
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby royjess » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:56 am

I won't be gluing my figures in, so I'll have the opportunity to remove or replace mine if I decide to modify some O gauge figures at a later date.

I personally think that the larger figures are a good size to work with for my first figures to modify. I also believe that we be instructed not to glue the Cockpit in place for servicing of the lights.

I've also skimmed through the original film for ideas with lighting and to me it look like the actors had to duck to enter the cockpit door way and when running though the cockpit tunnel, they were not standing fully upright.
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby baby_astons » Sat Mar 07, 2015 2:39 pm

I see what mark wanted to say, I just calculated the scale as we know the scale of the amt/mpc/airfix model as being 1:66 or almost there -
as the deago model is almost exactly double in size, the scale should be half of the previously mentioned, even if it should represent a movie prop, it's still a scale model to some extent...
however, all this is working in my world as I like to have a scale feeling to the stuff, don't take me too seriously as it's your model and not mine, so whatever works for you is fine.

ah, just a small add on for roy, as I was doing lots of filming (as an actor) i know that most sets look a lot larger on the screen than in real life when you do the movie...
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby royjess » Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:18 pm

BA I take it that your 1.66 figures are around 23mm tall, bear in mind this is the average height, some figures are measured from head to toes and others are measure for the eye line to feet. So if our scale should be around 1.33, am I right that the average height of our figures should be around 46mm tall again depending where you are measuring from, eye line or top of head. My figures average around 50mm tall (Luke is 45mm, Han around 50mm and chewy around 67mm)

The O gauge figures average around 40mm tall. So really we need something sized between the two :think:

1:32 scale are aprox 55mm tall?
baby_astons wrote:ah, just a small add on for roy, as I was doing lots of filming (as an actor) i know that most sets look a lot larger on the screen than in real life when you do the movie...


Me too but as a TV extra as well as performing my Magic act in many different TV studios. They look big on TV, but you find there is more room in a telephone box. ;)
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