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Re: UGP Custom Figures and Vehicles thread.
« Reply #300 on: April 5, 2007, 10:42 PM »
I think you guys may have been a little missled about the size of my Rebel Speeder. Here is a pic that puts the scale into perspective. If you still feel that its too big to use or too high tech I won't send it. Please get me a final answer tonight because I want to make another shippment in the morning.
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Re: UGP Custom Figures and Vehicles thread.
« Reply #301 on: April 5, 2007, 11:22 PM »
I don't think the size is an issue, I just think it's a little too high profile for the Rebels... if the city is this much in Imperial control, I'd think that they'd spot a rebel hover speeder quickly and blast it before it even got within miles of the city... just my two cents.  It's a nice looking vehicle though.  If you want, you could always send it and if on site the leaders decide to display it, they will do so, but there's always the chance that some of the stuff that is sent, once on site, might not be chosen... which will probably be up to Phruby, Ryan and Glassman.

Patreek, those speeders look great for citizen type stuff.  But the cliffs cost you $75 to ship?  What the heck?  How heavy was the box, and what sort of shipping did you do?  I'm sorry that it cost that much...

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Re: UGP Custom Figures and Vehicles thread.
« Reply #302 on: April 5, 2007, 11:50 PM »
I think we could use it...

Maybe parked in some brush near the battle with some one manning the gun?

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My vote still is no. It is a great speeder, I just feel we don't really have a place for it. It doesn't belong in the city and attacking the front gate with something of that size, small as it may be by comparison, will get you noticed much easier than several footsoldiers ambushing a small Imperial patrol. The terrian isn't all that big either it is only two feet wide in most places, which is only 36 feet in scale, so that would put them awful close. If we had more terrain I think it might have fit farther out, but as is I don't know that it works.
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Re: UGP Custom Figures and Vehicles thread.
« Reply #304 on: April 6, 2007, 04:43 AM »
I don't think the size is an issue, I just think it's a little too high profile for the Rebels... if the city is this much in Imperial control, I'd think that they'd spot a rebel hover speeder quickly and blast it before it even got within miles of the city... just my two cents. 

Within miles sure, and given that the edge of the terrain is at max 72 feet from the wall, 36 feet in most areas... I can't see the rebels even considering it. And obviously it doesn't belong inside the city.
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What about custom children (using younglings or Jake Loyds)?

I was thinking about this and I agree.  We really need some young folk in the diorama.

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I think fodder might be an issue There is just not enough kid fodder out there right now. I personall never invested too much in kid fodder so my bin is pretty much devoid of younglings.
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Re: UGP Custom Figures and Vehicles thread.
« Reply #308 on: April 6, 2007, 07:16 PM »
It doesn’t have to be used as a Rebel Speeder. Could be owned by a Big Game Hunter, Bounty Hunters, or something like that. Just take off of cover up the Rebel markings. It looks very used to me (very Star Warsy) and would look cool in the right setting. If the Rebels had something like that it would almost be taken from the Imperials. Much like how the Resistance took German weapons and equipment during WWII and use hit-n-run warfare. If anything was used for a long period of time, it looked civilian or was. I would like that this is what the Rebels would be like on this planet over like what was seen in the movies during full scale assaults.
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Re: UGP Custom Figures and Vehicles thread.
« Reply #309 on: April 6, 2007, 09:05 PM »
Chewie

That included the box and the peanut foam. It weighed less than noting but it was 2 feet x 2 feet x 1 foot.  Remember i'm from Toronto so It's cross border. That's why I was bitchy about shipping.

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Agreed with Fritz, I own ONE Jake Loyd figure, and to be honest, I'm not even sure where he is, or care where it is at this point.


I do think we need at least 7 kids of some sort somewhere though.

Maybe kill 2 birds with one stone, and have the rebels be kids?

No? No? Yeah, it was a bad idea.

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I'm going to go ahead and lock this thread up...

It is creating a lot of split discussions that could easily be discussed in the diorama/figure threads.
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Re: UGP Custom Figures and Vehicles thread.
« Reply #312 on: April 7, 2007, 05:25 PM »
Keep in mind, also, that even if things can't be used in the UGP dio they can be displayed elsewhere as custom samples.  Niub suggested this with my sample structure that doesn't really fit into the UGP.  I'd love for Fritz' vehicles to be displayed in some form!
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Re: UGP Custom Figures and Vehicles thread.
« Reply #313 on: April 8, 2007, 01:29 PM »
I saw in another thread that it was being brought up if we should have kids in this diorama or not. I say IF someone wants to make a couple, then do so.  But I wouldn't be too concerned with it.  Rarely do we see kids in the films outside of Mos Espa or the Younglings.

A possiblity though is to make a female woman holding one of the babies (Luke or Leia).

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Re: UGP Custom Figures and Vehicles thread.
« Reply #314 on: April 8, 2007, 04:04 PM »
What Children I can make I will, but that wont be many.