is this the right kit
is this the right kit
Last edited by propcollector; Feb 8, 2009 at 1:39 PM.
Should be... my kit is dated 1972.
Hey thats a match, for me in two cases. Thanks Darkside!
Bottom right corner of this sprue:
It looks really close. I've had no luck finding pics of the Nitto or Fujimi versions yet (just box tops).
Thanks Darkside for the Taiho part ID!
EDIT - Found an ok pic of the Fujimi 1/76
You can just make out the gun shield on the 2nd sprue underneath. It doesn't look like a match though.
Last edited by lonepigeon; Feb 8, 2009 at 8:23 PM.
It looks close but I don't think it is the right one because of the holes a to small
Last edited by propcollector; Feb 18, 2009 at 7:20 PM.
If you're meaning part #7, that's not the correct part.
part # 7 I got ya......back to the drawing board
Last edited by propcollector; Feb 19, 2009 at 10:36 AM.
Here's the opposite side of that same parts tree.
The piece missing from the Falcon is a long skinny rectangle with two pairs of smaller rectangles on it.
That missing part on the bottom is from the Tamiya Morser Karl kit. I painted it and glued it onto my Falcon in the referenced location and it exactly matched the adjacent part.
Mgoob and I bought one Karl and split up the parts. It supplied several of the missing parts that were needed for our Falcons (and had two of each to boot).
It also supplied the complex part missing from the port mandible. (As someone else already noted).
The top missing part is definitely a gun shield, but the two holes are rectangular; not round. I made one...wasn't worth scouring the Earth for...took 20 minutes to fabricate.
Part 9 is more probably from the Tamiya 1/12 Ferrari 312T kit,
because it's where the counterpart on the rear starboard side comes from.
do you have a pic of the 1/12 Ferrari 312T part you are talking about?
Last edited by propcollector; Feb 19, 2009 at 2:49 PM.
I sold my kit a while ago, but a pic from studioscale should do the job.
It is the rectangular shaped part, part 24 on the sprue.
Cut it into halves, sand the bottom and voila..
have a look here:
There are 2 of the mandible parts (#4) in there and other Falcon parts, but no other "missing" parts.
The part next to missing part #9 is from the Karl kit, but it is present on the MR Falcon.
Chrome is right. The missing piece #9 is from the Ferrari 312T.
You can even see where it was cut poorly at the ends.
Last edited by lonepigeon; Feb 20, 2009 at 7:12 AM.
No! YOU'RE mistaken! The WHOLE SYSTEM is mistaken!
All I know is that when I cut the part to the correct length, it EXACTLY matches the adjacent parts on the MR model. And I mean exactly, precisely...size, angles and spacing and height of the raised ribs, etc...
Now, I am wondering if the MR model has the wrong parts here?
Maybe they used 1 1/2 of the Karl parts on each side instead of 1 Karl and 1/2 Ferrari.
Are those parts glued on or cast as part of the body on the MR?
I'm wondering if I can pop them off to replace them or have to Dremel off the incorrect part (if need be).
I just checked,,,,they are cast not added parts, The part, looking from the back is on the right but missing on the left. They are different two distinct parts. So since I need the left side ....does any body have the part from the 312 that they could make a cast for me?
Last edited by propcollector; Feb 20, 2009 at 9:38 PM.
here is the pic of the part.....does anyone have a better pic of this part?
Last edited by propcollector; Feb 20, 2009 at 9:41 PM.
The part has an edge that goes around three sides.
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Really?... works on my screen.
[QUOTE=Mr_Sparkle;528022]The topic was stimulated by some discussion in the "What scale is the MR Falcon" thread but I think it deserves its own space and wanted to keep from stealing that thread.
[COLOR="Red"]Let me say right up front that this is NOT a place to complain about the MR Falcon. The thing is a beautiful piece and deserves your respect as an amazing piece of licensed, mass produced product as do ALL those involved in its development and those that came before them building their Falcons from Scratch with nothing but grainy photos as reference. [/COLOR]
We all know that over time the studio models loose pieces. Sometimes even during the production. MR and the team of folks responsible for helping MR on the Falcon did an AMAZING job of replicating the 32 inch Falcon model as she exists in the archives today.
I am interested in figuring out what pieces are missing from the 32" ILM and MR Falcons as compared to the Studio model during filming. If anyone knows what the actual pieces are and is willing to share that would be great but the first step is figuring out whats missing. A few were discussed here previously but I would like to get a more comprehensive list if we can.
I'll try to keep a list and photos here in the first post of the pieces as we list them out for all to reference.
What do you know?
1. "Shield" in front of the upper Quad Laser Turret
2. Detail piece just forward of that "Shield"
3. Detail on the lower outside of the front of the left mandible (Tamiya 1/12 Ferrari 312T: Part D1)
4. Detail on the Outside of the Left Mandible (Hasegawa 1/72 Morser Karl: Part F2)
5. Detail on top of the starboard docking ring (Tamiya 1/700 British Navy Hood & E-Class Destroyer (kit 31806): Part A32)
6. 2 small details on the starboard sidewall of the upper gun turret hump (Just Styrene??)
7. Detail piece at the end of one of the long straight pipes on the middle section. (It's the same as the piece at the end of the second pipe.)
8. Detail on the center outside of the front of the left mandible just above missing part 3
9. Detail on the underside - rear section near the center.
10. Tiny 90 degree pipe detail on top of the center "spine" about 4 inches back from the edge
Ok guys please help ...I only need part #1,#8 and #9 to finish my mr replicas falcon, If someone knows what model this came from it would be very appreaciated....if you want to keep it a secret you can pm me and i will keep it to myself.
Last edited by propcollector; Jan 14, 2010 at 3:26 PM.
I think part #8 is from the Karl :