Revell’s shuttle bears no scale and people say basing on its two pilots the whole vehicle seems to be around 1/72. If yours is 1/144, the wings’ length should be half of the Revell’s. However yours seems 3/4 of it. So what is your source or base of measurements? Anyway, a good build. :)
Basing the scale on the pilots is definitely a bad idea because the whole cockpit is out of scale. There is reference on the length of the spacecraft, and this is how I got the 0.75 scale down factor.
Thanks.Numerical dimensions are found though it’s hard to imagine what they refer to:http://infothread.org/Science%20Fiction%20and%20Comics/Star%20Wars%20Universe/SWS%20Imperial%20Shuttle%20B.jpgA video shows the cockpit and the two figures. They seem reasonable in proportion but hardly sure if they are around 1/72.https://youtu.be/p1SZak5Uaew (4:00)Making measurement is one of the interesting area for scratch building.
The cockpit does not look right to me because in the movie, all smugglers were in there. The model cockpit only fits in two persons. And yes, the reference is only a description of the size, hardly be precise but a decision has to be made in order to proceed. One factor I considered is a comparison with Millennium Falcon. 1:72 for Revell's kit will be very big compared with the 1:144 MF.
Please note that the MPC or Revell’s Star Wars series kits are all not in a consistent scale. Each kit scale varies from one another and that’s why modelers are feeling frustrated. So comparing the M Falcon for measurement might not be valid.But I get your point about the shuttle cockpit size. Thanks.
Yup, the scale of those kits is a mess. When I did research on the size of some spacecraft, I was surprised by the lack of information in this area after 30 years. You know, Star Wars is supposedly well researched by fans. Anyhow, there is no point to treat the subject seriously.