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Old 02-12-2014, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default UFO Interceptor question...

Sorry if this has been asked a million times before, I have searched and didn't find anything... if it has I'll play the newbie card

I'm planning to scratch build a 1/72 scale Shado Interceptor and wondered if there's any agreed dimensions for it?

I can roughly scale it from the pilot if not but I'd rather work from a known dimension if there is one.

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Old 04-12-2014, 02:54 AM   #2
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Hi Bern try these Plans that I'm using to build My Interceptors.
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:06 PM   #3
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Thanks Demondriver. I have those plans but they don't have a scale or any dimensions... what I really need is an overall length, height or width so I can scale them up (or down) to 1/72.

Your help is much appreciated.

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Thanks Demondriver. I have those plans but they don't have a scale or any dimensions... what I really need is an overall length, height or width so I can scale them up (or down) to 1/72.

Your help is much appreciated.

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Bern you might have to get your hands on a vintage Dinky Toys UFO interceptor or a Konami version and take physical measurements from there.
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Bern you might have to get your hands on a vintage Dinky Toys UFO interceptor or a Konami version and take physical measurements from there.
That maybe the way to go, according to the original Dinky catalogue their Interceptor was 194mm long including the missile... now if I just knew what scale it was I'd have something to go on Doh!

I'm guessing it's around 1/43 looking at it with the other vehicles.
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Quick update on this, if the Dinky Interceptor is 194mm long and 1/43 scale then a full size Interceptor would be 8.342m long (which sounds a little small to me) and at 1/72 scale would be 116mm.

After trawling the net it appears the Bandai kit is 8 inches long and 1/48 scale which makes a full sized version 9.753m long and 1/72 135.5mm long so unless anyone else has got more concrete info this is what I'm going to go with
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Hi Bern I'm building an HO scale Popcorn UFO Interceptor but despite what they state on the box, a nice 1/72 aircraft cockpit fits in now...so I belive this scale is correct and the model is 13 cm long..
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Thanks Ghighino that confirms my theory that about 135cm is the correct length... I didn't know about the Popcorn kit so my look out for one instead.

Your interceptor looks really good, I guess you've ground out the cockpit area as pictures I've seen show it moulded solid.
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Thanks Bern, you gotta it!
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Thanks Bern, you gotta it!
Neat work, it takes a lot of control to hollow out a solid resin kit... I'd love to see some pictures of it when it's finished... let know if you need a canopy made for it, I have a home made vac-former
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Thanks Bern! I definitely appreciate you help, I've no vacum machine and my intention is to try thermoforming...if no succesfull you'll save me!
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Old 10-12-2014, 04:45 PM   #12
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No problem, plunge moulding should work that's how I make my A-wing and speeder canopies but if it doesn't I'm happy to help out.
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The large filming model of the interceptor was 26 inches long. (1/12 scale)
The half that size model interceptor (1/24 scale) was 13 inches long.

The models for UFO were 1/12 scale (mainly)

http://www.isoshado.org/
(interview with Mike Trim talking about the use of consistant 1/12 models)

so 12 x 26 = 312 inches long for the 'real' world craft, or 26 feet long.

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The large filming model of the interceptor was 26 inches long. (1/12 scale)
The half that size model interceptor (1/24 scale) was 13 inches long.

The models for UFO were 1/12 scale (mainly)

http://www.isoshado.org/
(interview with Mike Trim talking about the use of consistant 1/12 models)

so 12 x 26 = 312 inches long for the 'real' world craft, or 26 feet long.

Cheers

Jim
Thanks for the info Jim.
I've seen 26 feet quoted for the interceptor before but it's nice to know where it originated from. That would make it 7.9m long for us metric types but still seems really small to me! Maybe I'll hold out for a Popcorn kit and call it 1/72 scale anyway
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