Project X1: A Half-Scale Replica Of Vader's TIE Fighter

July 25, 2013


This is the half-scale replica of Vader's TIE Fighter built by a group of Germans for Star Wars Celebration Europe. It took over 1,000 man hours and $20,000 to build. And can you think of any better use for 1,000 man hours and $20,000? Because I can't. You think with 2,000 hours and $40,000 they could have built a full-sized one? Personally, I would have saved up for that. Oh who am I kidding, I'd spend everything on beer and lotto scratchers as soon as the money touched my hands. I got impeached as treasurer of my high school's student government.

Hit the jump for several more shots and a video.






Thanks to my pal Terry, who never wants to play space rangers with me even though I ask all the time.

  • Deksam


  • Did they just go for the biggest, fattest, squattest, most unimpressive vader ever to match their shitty 1/2 scale tie fighter? Chuck Norris would have made a 20:1 scale tie fighter and you'd all CRY at its enormousity. Which Is now a word, cuz I used it. Beeeeeeetch

  • DeathBotGamma

    Wow. Marcel , you are one of the few people to ever admit they were wrong in these forums. I salute you.

  • Fercho

    There's quite a variety of TIE ships indeed. I would love to see the TIE Bomber on this scale IRL.

  • Person

    Wouldn't it be 8000 hours and $160,000 for a full-sized replica?

  • Davo555

    That's what I'm thinking, although maybe the time factor wouldn't be 8x more since they'd be putting the same pieces together, just bigger ones...

  • monkeyspinach

    Half scale? I knew they were big, I didn't know they were THAT big. I thought it looked full size!

  • Fercho

    My exact thoughts

  • DeathBotGamma

    Unfortunately your way off. Thats a Tie Advanced. I would fly that fucker home.

  • Matthew Bamberg-Johnson

    Oh Nerd Alert, nerd alert. This made me seven kinds of excited. Vader actually had a TIE advanced, which this is. TIE bombers have the dual pods. So we'e all good here.

  • Marcel P.J. Peloquin

    Unfortunately it's actually a TIE bomber, not a TIE fighter.
    I'll show myself out.
    Edit: I'm wrong; TIE Bombers have two pods. My mistake!

  • ben

    well done to them but for that money i would have done full size and it would have looked less hand-made, but hey maybee they had a tight deadline

  • Gilbert

    It was Germans doing it, not the Japanese or Chinese, which would have led to far different results...

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