To kick things off, the company is offering GateWorld readers a 25 percent discount off the F-302 for a limited time. Just enter the code GATEWORLD1 at the Quantum Mechanix store any time between now and Saturday, February 28.
The highly detailed and hand-painted fighter replica was created from the digital animation files used by the Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis visual effects team, and has a wingspan of eight inches. It comes with a 9×6-inch diorama of the Prometheus flight deck.
“Stargate has so many great ship designs, it was difficult to know where to start,” Andy Gore, project manager for QMx’s F-302, told GateWorld. “But several of us on the design team have a special fondness for the F-302 — not just the industrial design, which is awesome — but also that it was Earth’s first real space ship and that it was both Jack O’Neill’s and John Sheppard’s favorite ride.”
The ship made its first appearance in the SG-1 Season Six opener, “Redemption.”
“We originally planned to do something in ‘studio’ scale, maybe up to 16 inches wide,” Gore said. “The problem with that was it would have been several hundred dollars once complete, and we really wanted to make sure our first Stargate ships were as affordable as we could make them, without giving up any of the attention to detail that QMx is known for.”
Collectors hoping for a studio-scale vessel shouldn’t lose hope. “We’re thinking that studio scale will be just the ticket for some of the big ships from Stargate,” Gore said.
For fans of the 302, QMx is also selling a 17×22-inch technical specs poster for $14.95.
The replica model is being sold for $119.95 (U.S.), and you’ll get it for around $90 if you use the GateWorld coupon code by February 28. Head over to Quantum Mechanix to learn more about the replica and to check out more photos, and watch for more Stargate goodies from the company in the months ahead.