Impossible question but I'm just Hypothesising
Is there a way you could get a scan or photocopy of the panels 1:1?
I honestly just don't see how that is possible. I don't know of any scanner or photocopier LARGE enough to handle copying even ONE full surface panel on this Sandcrawler... not to mention the horrible logistics of transporting this heavy and cumbersome beast TO
an adequate copy machine even... if one DID exist.
Amazing stuff, but I can't imagine where I'd put something like this... I don't have enough display space. Or the money of course... over two grand is a lot!
Man you're not kidding! I had to work serious extra hours all summer long just to be able afford this bad boy AND still keep up with Hasbro's TAC offerings! It's a good thing I'm only an Original Trilogy collector! Plus, I've STILL got to sell off my Vintage Kenner Remote Controlled Jawa Sandcrawler (as I promised my VERY patient wife that I would) in order to at least off-set some
of the cost of this commission.
And now, I've already begun to save my pennies for the Custom 6 Foot Long Jabba The Hutt Sailbarge (which I hope to purchase mid-year 2008).
Even though I am NOT a displayer, I must admit that space IS
now starting to become an issue in my collection room. Right now, The Sandcrawler is sitting on a 6-foot long folding banquet table set up smack-dab in the middle of the space. I've posed a handful of Jawas at the base of the Crawler, and the whole display looks GREAT, but it IS only temporary. I'm just waiting for the big custom box with inserts that I've ordered.
Regarding if it would go over if available for $400.00, I'd pass - it's well worth that amount of money, but for that size/price, I'd get more use out of a diorama/playset. Several levels on a Death Star or even a Utapau cliff section would be more up my alley... that isn't to knock this extremely killer work of art though at all - it's AMAZING and I'm sure you're absolutely thrilled with it!
Yes, well, being "thrilled" with it doesn't even begin to cover how giddy I am these days.
But, again, I DO
know what you mean. I fully intend to purchase some of the awesome playset works of art from Owen Driscol sometime soon, for example. I was preparing to do just that about 3 years ago when some repair issues with my HOUSE came up that required my immediate attention first. But I am planning to reach out to him again.
I DO love diorama / playsets. No doubt about that.
But for ME, there's nothing like the thrill I get from hunting down and owning a really impressive 3-3/4 inch-scaled STAR WARS spaceship or vehicle... big or small... Kenner, Hasbro, or custom.
When I was a kid, I used to LOOSE MY MIND over behind-the-scenes photos in books and magazines of those AWESOME Star Wars model space ships and vehicles.
I guess some things never change.