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tnaig001
02-27-2010, 08:43 PM
Hi. just want to find out how the two compare from those who have owned them?

Thanks :naughty

FelMar
02-27-2010, 11:07 PM
Well..

The eFx version is much bigger...and it lights up :cool:

Code 3 is cool because it comes with accessories...
Also, there are 2 versions- signature (limited to 1000) non-sig is limited to 5000.

You thinkin' of buying one ?

tnaig001
02-27-2010, 11:45 PM
Well..

The eFx version is much bigger...and it lights up :cool:

Code 3 is cool because it comes with accessories...
Also, there are 2 versions- signature (limited to 1000) non-sig is limited to 5000.

You thinkin' of buying one ?


Yeah, you are the catalyst for it all :gun

was thinking of the efx or icons but space :banghead is a prob so i was wondering if the code 3 ones measures up to the icons or efx ones.

what are your thoughts?

tnaig001
02-28-2010, 08:37 AM
ok. never mind. bought the code 3 :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/3ff437e7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/0e843686.jpg

No time to open now. More pics tmr :D

jkno
02-28-2010, 08:42 AM
ok. never mind. bought the code 3 :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/3ff437e7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/0e843686.jpg

No time to open now. More pics tmr :D

Nice number! :D:devil Anyway congrats!

tnaig001
02-28-2010, 08:55 AM
Nice number! :D:devil Anyway congrats!

thanks man. this star wars stuff is addictive :whip

jkno
02-28-2010, 09:06 AM
thanks man. this star wars stuff is addictive :whip

Unfortunately I know :o ;)

Qrest Fourstar
02-28-2010, 09:22 AM
Dont compare it to any other x-wing. It's not that accuarate.

Rodders
02-28-2010, 10:04 AM
You haven't whether you like it or not. :)

I started on Code 3, I loved the X-Wing, but it doesn't compare to the eFX one. (alas, i missed out on this one.) It is good for the price though. ($300 for Code 3, $1200 for eFX.) Nice to see that there's still a demand for this. The same can be said for their Millennium Falcon.

fantasymaker
02-28-2010, 10:53 AM
Excellent man , congrats , Code 3 it's a fine piece .

Qrest Fourstar
02-28-2010, 01:11 PM
Just amazes me the arguements over figure accuaracy on these borads but not over the hardware.

To each their own.

tnaig001
02-28-2010, 03:32 PM
You haven't whether you like it or not. :)

I started on Code 3, I loved the X-Wing, but it doesn't compare to the eFX one. (alas, i missed out on this one.) It is good for the price though. ($300 for Code 3, $1200 for eFX.) Nice to see that there's still a demand for this. The same can be said for their Millennium Falcon.

I haven't opened it yet. work has been hell, so i'll know when i get her open later today :lol

tnaig001
02-28-2010, 10:05 PM
Dont compare it to any other x-wing. It's not that accuarate.

At the risk of opening a can of worms, can you elaborate more? :monkey1

I googled and searched but didn't find any info on this.

thanks.

tnaig001
03-01-2010, 07:45 AM
ok guys, opened her up and took a ton of photos :D

In short, I'm pleasantly surprised. Wasn't expecting much but code 3 surprised me with the level of detailing and quality.

The only thing if I were to nitpick would be the stand. It took a bit to figure out how to use it and the fit was somewhat so close that opening the wings required care so you do not chip the paint job on the lower engine.

But all in all, I'm a happy man. It captures my childhood memory of Red 5 and that without using the landing gear and ladder!

Let the pics do the talking :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/xwing/3ff437e7.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/xwing/packageb.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/xwing/package.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/xwing/cert.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/xwing/packagec.jpg

tnaig001
03-01-2010, 08:08 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/xwing/packaged.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/xwing/partsbox.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/xwing/parts.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/xwing/engine-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/xwing/engine-2.jpg

tnaig001
03-01-2010, 08:09 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/xwing/cockpit.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/xwing/cockpitb.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/xwing/R2d2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/xwing/nameplate.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/xwing/DSC01167.jpg

SOLIDSNAKE
03-01-2010, 08:10 AM
that looks great.
how much is that?

tnaig001
03-01-2010, 08:13 AM
that looks great.
how much is that?

It retailed for $300. I got it quite close to retail :chew

jkno
03-01-2010, 08:23 AM
Code 3 made really cool ships and vehicles back then, maybe they are not studio scale but still really cool and since they are made of metal it's even better. I only have the AT-ST, due to my Imperial focus, and looking for the Vader's TIE (regular preferably, don't like the damage).

tnaig001
03-01-2010, 08:30 AM
Code 3 made really cool ships and vehicles back then, maybe they are not studio scale but still really cool and since they are made of metal it's even better. I only have the AT-ST, due to my Imperial focus, and looking for the Vader's TIE (regular preferably, don't like the damage).

There are quite a few ties on ebay atm but shipping diecasts is a pain :monkey2

Darth Waller
03-01-2010, 09:14 AM
Wow, that is a pretty nice looking piece. Congrats! :duff

jkno
03-01-2010, 09:14 AM
There are quite a few ties on ebay atm but shipping diecasts is a pain :monkey2

Shipping to my country costs more than the TIE Fighter itself... :(

tnaig001
03-01-2010, 09:23 AM
Shipping to my country costs more than the TIE Fighter itself... :(

Yup. you and me both :sick

Didn't seem to find many pics of the tie though. any links?

tnaig001
03-01-2010, 09:25 AM
Wow, that is a pretty nice looking piece. Congrats! :duff

thanks man, she is pretty sweet :duff

Qrest Fourstar
03-01-2010, 06:55 PM
At the risk of opening a can of worms, can you elaborate more? :monkey1

I googled and searched but didn't find any info on this.

thanks.

just compare it to the efx. it has a better paint job. But I do realise there is a BIg price difference. For something larger, better looking and with similar details there's the Kotobukiya x-wing. It comes at a pretty good price theses days. Saw one for $140 on Ebay. Or get a Finemolds 1/48 scale kit and pay someoene to paint it for you using pictures found at therpf.com

I mean to each their own, but when Code 3 released their Falcon, It was so inacurate wor such an expensive piece. Code 3 had this reputaion for making accurate4 die cast Firetrucks, but they could'nt do justice to the Falcon? The x-wing isn't any better. Their Slave 1 isn't bad. They actually did a very good job on the Gunship and the AT-st but by price comparison, it always seemed high priced. It falls under If it's an expensive SW item it MUST be worth it.

Of course I don't own any of the code 3 stuff and My opinion is no better than anyone elses. I just like stuff I blow money on to be as accurate as possible, that why I pay for the SS stuff. If one likes the Code 3 stuff, then nock yourself out. It just amazes me I come to this site because fans here REALLY scrutinize theses figures to the most minute details, but don't use the same scrutiny on other collectibles.

tnaig001
03-02-2010, 01:31 AM
Well I think ppl might be more critical of figures cos they appear for a longer period on screen and do not move as fast relative to vehicles.

The review on rebel scum seemed to paint the code 3 x-wing in quite a positive light.

I considered both the koto x-wing and the efx but decided to go with the code 3 becos of the option of opening and closing the s-foils which the koto couldn't.

The option of deploying landing gear and an opening cockpit with ladder were just icing on the cake.


Now just have to find a scaled pilot to put inside. :)

jkno
03-02-2010, 02:56 AM
None of the Code 3 items are studio scale, but still are great looking in a collection, especially if you manage to get them at a good price. eFX is a studio scale it is way larger and more expensive. The Kotobukiya version is really nice too, it is made of PVC and comes with a very elaborate base.

I still miss Code 3, hopefully eFX will come back with their new Precision Cast line, but seems it will take a long time before eFX releases their first item in this line, which is Millennium Falcon...


My Code 3 AT-ST:

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/RvrI1mZMfTQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/RvrI1mZMfTQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

Qrest Fourstar
03-02-2010, 03:55 AM
The review on rebel scum seemed to paint the code 3 x-wing in quite a positive light.


I've learned the guys at Rebelscum really don't know what they are talking about. Yes the guys running it have enough liquid finances to buy all this stuff, but they don't take the time to research it.

As for a DV Tie, There was a guy near me that used to sell stuff on ebay for me, and used to have a Falcon and DV TIE. I can try and contact him and see if he still has it for sale.

ambasah
03-02-2010, 05:56 AM
as the owner of every star wars code 3 vehicle (except the gunship) I can say they are certainly not worth anything near their msrp. But, for around $200 (maybe $300 for the xwing) they are an exceptional deal and well worth it.

tnaig001
03-02-2010, 06:18 AM
as the owner of every star wars code 3 vehicle (except the gunship) I can say they are certainly not worth anything near their msrp. But, for around $200 (maybe $300 for the xwing) they are an exceptional deal and well worth it.

thanks man. just a question Qrest Fourstar was saying that the x-wing was not accurate.

How inaccurate and where is it inaccurate?


thanks,
James.

Amanaman
03-02-2010, 11:23 AM
Your best bet is to read up on the RPF (http://www.therpf.com) forums for the nitty gritty on accuracy.

The Code3 ships were released in the early parts of last decade, so all reviews from that time should be expected to sound giddy. If you're happy with it, that's all that matters. It's a nice piece.

The eFX X-Wing is in a totally different league, though. You should check out FineMolds' 1:48 scale or Koto's 1:35 scale X-Wing.

Geil
03-02-2010, 11:33 AM
Dude don't fall for it !!! :lol
Ignorance is bliss....... If you like the way it is then why look into flaws that you are not aware of especially since you already bought it :P Ones you know the flaws no matter how minor, it's over and no going back. Instead of admiring the piece in it's entirety you tend to focus on the flaws instead which in most cases is blown out of proportion.

I was perfectly happy with my Hot Toys The Dark Knight Batman until I came here and saw it being torn into pieces :(

Darth Waller
03-02-2010, 11:38 AM
I agree with Geil. It's best not to know what may not be accurate. Just buy the pieces you like and enjoy them. :lecture

ambasah
03-02-2010, 01:14 PM
I wouldn't be able to tell you what is inaccurate with these things (although I'm sure the list is extensive). To be honest, I always find it funny to discuss "accuracy" for items that never existed in the real world...and yes, I know they were "real" in the films...to each his own I guess.

the code 3 xwing is a marvelous piece that I am proud to own. the quality in craftmanship is second to none. of course the efx version blows it out of the water, but it is a completely unfair comparison...it is like saying a bimmer sucks next to a ferrari.

INCOM
03-02-2010, 03:09 PM
I considered both the koto x-wing and the efx but decided to go with the code 3 becos of the option of opening and closing the s-foils which the koto couldn't.

The option of deploying landing gear and an opening cockpit with ladder were just icing on the cake.


Now just have to find a scaled pilot to put inside. :)

The Code 3 X-wing is nice...but the Koto X-wing also has opening and closing s-foils, optional landing gear, an opening cockpit with ladder and includes 2 pilots.

tnaig001
03-02-2010, 03:12 PM
The Code 3 X-wing is nice...but the Koto X-wing also has opening and closing s-foils, optional landing gear, an opening cockpit with ladder and includes 2 pilots.

Hi. I saw the Koto but never saw it displayed with open s-foils or without the landing gear in flight position.

Do you happen to have pictures? thanks :D

Geil
03-02-2010, 03:17 PM
Hi. I saw the Koto but never saw it displayed with open s-foils or without the landing gear in flight position.

Do you happen to have pictures? thanks :D

After seeing yours and another eFX one I want to display my Koto like that too :P But the Koto kit does not come with a stand (I think not, have to check tonight?) so need to rig something together and make a new case o allow it to be more "mid" air

INCOM
03-02-2010, 03:19 PM
Hi. I saw the Koto but never saw it displayed with open s-foils or without the landing gear in flight position.

Do you happen to have pictures? thanks :D

I have mine displayed that way. I don't have any pics at the moment but I'll snap some and post them.

Geil
03-02-2010, 03:42 PM
I have mine displayed that way. I don't have any pics at the moment but I'll snap some and post them.

Does the Koto come with a stand?

Qrest Fourstar
03-02-2010, 03:51 PM
thanks man. just a question Qrest Fourstar was saying that the x-wing was not accurate.

How inaccurate and where is it inaccurate?


thanks,
James.

I don't have side by side pics, but for the best info about the x-wing try these links:

http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=5942

These are rare pictures of the original red 5 for SW. I guess it was ruined while doing the bog scene for ESB. These are really good pics showing Luke's x-wing has lots o color on it.

http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=47417&highlight=x-wing

this is the xwing thread at the replica prop forum. Or I guess I should say ONe of the x-wing threads at the replica prop forum. These guys have researched the hell out of everything.

tnaig001
03-02-2010, 06:44 PM
thanks for all the input so far. I'll do a more indepth review of the x-wing tonight when i get back from work. cheers, guys.

tnaig001
03-02-2010, 06:55 PM
None of the Code 3 items are studio scale, but still are great looking in a collection, especially if you manage to get them at a good price. eFX is a studio scale it is way larger and more expensive. The Kotobukiya version is really nice too, it is made of PVC and comes with a very elaborate base.

I still miss Code 3, hopefully eFX will come back with their new Precision Cast line, but seems it will take a long time before eFX releases their first item in this line, which is Millennium Falcon...


My Code 3 AT-ST:

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/RvrI1mZMfTQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/RvrI1mZMfTQ&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>


dude that video was freaking poisonous! Gotta stay strong and resist.

Reefer Shark
03-02-2010, 07:18 PM
One of my favorite SW pieces ever was the code 3 Slave 1. I had the DV tie also, and they are definitely quality pieces. Worth the money for sure. Plus, I really like code3's packaging style (with the plastic corners for the styro and such).

I say damn exact accuracy. If it looks really nice, and makes you happy - that's all that matters. Congrats on your score!

JustinLuck
03-02-2010, 11:28 PM
Does the Koto come with a stand?

Hey Geil, I don't think it does. But I remember seeing an online review photo showing an insertion point on the bottom of the model for an acrylic rod or something to fit. My Koto is still in the box, so I'm not sure. I will open it as soon as I have the proper display space.

Your question made me look on Google and I came across this custom X-wing model with what I'm guessing is a custom stand. I would be interested in making a stand similar to this with the articulated arm that allows the model to tilt up, down, left, or right. Anyone know where we can source the parts for a ball jointed rod such as this?

EDIT: Oops Tnaig, I forgot to post the link with my message. :o Scroll down the page and click on the thumbnails to see the stand I am describing.

http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=17915

tnaig001
03-03-2010, 12:26 AM
Hey Geil, I don't think it does. But I remember seeing an online review photo showing an insertion point on the bottom of the model for an acrylic rod or something to fit. My Koto is still in the box, so I'm not sure. I will open it as soon as I have the proper display space.

Your question made me look on Google and I came across this custom X-wing model with what I'm guessing is a custom stand. I would be interested in making a stand similar to this with the articulated arm that allows the model to tilt up, down, left, or right. Anyone know where we can source the parts for a ball jointed rod such as this?

Hey Justin. any pics of the pics you found? :o

INCOM
03-03-2010, 07:41 AM
A couple of pics of the Koto X-wing with s-foils in attack position. I need to find time to re-paint it.:naughty

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/8086/ebay115440.jpg (http://img694.imageshack.us/i/ebay115440.jpg/)

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5319/ebay115442.jpg (http://img694.imageshack.us/i/ebay115442.jpg/)

INCOM
03-03-2010, 07:44 AM
Does the Koto come with a stand?

The Koto doesn't come with one but it should. I got mine second hand on ebay and the seller included both a stand and death star base.

Geil
03-03-2010, 09:17 AM
Nice catch! The pictures kinda triggered something so after some googling turns out the stand (and poosibly the X-wing) is from the Finemolds kit.

ambasah
03-03-2010, 09:30 AM
The Koto doesn't come with one but it should. I got mine second hand on ebay and the seller included both a stand and death star base.

so you're the one who outbid me! :D

INCOM
03-03-2010, 10:25 AM
Nice catch! The pictures kinda triggered something so after some googling turns out the stand (and poosibly the X-wing) is from the Finemolds kit.

The X-wing is definitely a Koto. It arrived with original packaging, instructions and all parts were included even the rebel base.

http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/103/ebay115450.jpg (http://img706.imageshack.us/i/ebay115450.jpg/)

The stand could be from a Fine molds but it works perfectly with the Koto.:D

INCOM
03-03-2010, 10:30 AM
so you're the one who outbid me! :D

Sorry 'bout that!:o:D:o

Geil
03-03-2010, 03:57 PM
The X-wing is definitely a Koto. It arrived with original packaging, instructions and all parts were included even the rebel base.

The stand could be from a Fine molds but it works perfectly with the Koto.:D

Considering that the Koto is made with Finemolds I was hoping that :) I guess I will be looking for a Finemolds X-Wing or making my own stand. Can you take a picture of the tip of the stand so I can get a better idea how they designed it? I can't imagine just a little pin will hold it in place?
Sorry for taking this OT :P

Qrest Fourstar
03-03-2010, 04:11 PM
Nice pics of the Koto! haven't seen one with the wings open. and it does fit on the large FM stand good. I do notice it needs a wee bit of extra color, but does look top notch.

Currently Im trying to finish a 1/48 x-wing, but finding time with a 5 month old is proving challenging.

I should post pics of my accurate 1/72 FM X-wing.

tnaig001
03-03-2010, 04:25 PM
Nice pics of the Koto! haven't seen one with the wings open. and it does fit on the large FM stand good. I do notice it needs a wee bit of extra color, but does look top notch.

Currently Im trying to finish a 1/48 x-wing, but finding time with a 5 month old is proving challenging.

I should post pics of my accurate 1/72 FM X-wing.

that my friend would be awesome :chew

OT a bit. I noticed that the koto x-wing seem to have a wider "X" relative to the efx and code 3 ones.

Any idea which is more accurate?

Qrest Fourstar
03-03-2010, 09:04 PM
Ok here we go. hope these aren't too big.

ok its too big. give me a minute to make them smaller

Geil
03-03-2010, 09:11 PM
Ok here we go. hope these aren't too big.

ok its too big. give me a minute to make them smaller

:tap:mummy:tap
....
......

.........
...........
waiting for pictures :lol

tnaig001
03-04-2010, 07:14 AM
Ok. took some pics for comparison.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/DSC01185.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/DSC01182.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/DSC01180.jpg

Looking from the pics, it does seem the wings should be a little wider, but its not off by too much :)

tnaig001
03-04-2010, 07:16 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/DSC01185.jpg
http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/8086/ebay115440.jpg (http://img694.imageshack.us/i/ebay115440.jpg/)

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5319/ebay115442.jpg (http://img694.imageshack.us/i/ebay115442.jpg/)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/tnaig001/DSC01182.jpg

The koto looks a bit wider but again not by much :D

INCOM
03-04-2010, 12:43 PM
Considering that the Koto is from finemolds I was hoping that :) I guess I will be looking for a Finemolds X-Wing or making my own stand. Can you take a picture of the tip of the stand so I can get a better idea how they designed it? I can't imagine just a little pin will hold it in place?
Sorry for taking this OT :P

The stand is somewhat adjustable and has hooks at the back.

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/5422/ebay115453.jpg (http://img401.imageshack.us/i/ebay115453.jpg/)

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2035/ebay115452.jpg (http://img401.imageshack.us/i/ebay115452.jpg/)

JustinLuck
03-04-2010, 12:44 PM
So what do you guys think of that stand I posted? Any ideas how we can engineer this?

tnaig001
03-04-2010, 04:17 PM
So what do you guys think of that stand I posted? Any ideas how we can engineer this?

Thanks for the picture. It might be worth combining the design of both stands. The koto is a rather tight fit with no hooks. However it's tilted to the side and angled slightly downwards and held there by gravity.

Perhaps that might be easier to make?

Geil
03-04-2010, 04:17 PM
The stand is somewhat adjustable and has hooks at the back.

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/5422/ebay115453.jpg (http://img401.imageshack.us/i/ebay115453.jpg/)

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/2035/ebay115452.jpg (http://img401.imageshack.us/i/ebay115452.jpg/)

Thanks for the pictures. This is totally different from what I was expecting and is actually a pretty good approach. I guess the Koto is really a much enhanced version of the FineMolds X-Wing


So what do you guys think of that stand I posted? Any ideas how we can engineer this?

Oh didn't see the link :P
Looks like he drilled a seperate hole instead of using the existing pit but then again this is not the Koto so he may not even have that behind that hatch.

Qrest Fourstar
03-05-2010, 04:29 AM
ok, how is this?

Qrest Fourstar
03-05-2010, 04:31 AM
and a couple more

tnaig001
03-05-2010, 07:52 AM
Nice pics. :) thanks for sharing.

P1X4R
03-05-2010, 11:20 AM
very nice James! looks really nice!

Geil
03-05-2010, 01:23 PM
nice! :drool

tnaig001
03-07-2010, 03:15 AM
very nice James! looks really nice!

thanks Ed. this place is really poison. I've put in an order for the efx x-wing after reading all the replies to this thread :whip

Geil
07-06-2010, 12:44 PM
OK screw this!!&*#$

The X-Wing being the best space ship design in history of SciFi besides the other being the MF which I cannot even think of affording :'( ( I saw a model kit prepainted (likely being the Fine molds 1/72) in my recent HK trip going for U$1200 !!!!) I am picking a 2nd one up so I can display two in formation :drool