Hi everyone. This is going to be long winded, but...
Every time I go into my office closet I end up staring at a MPC/ertl Return Jedi Millennium Falcon kit. I picked it up about 4 years ago for a really good price. I actually have two (I'll keep one sealed).
This all started when I was 12 (I'm 34 now). I built the same kit using all the parts that were included and in the end I hated it (which was disappointing considering I used all my hard earned lawn mowing money to buy it).
Anyway - - I always thought I could do a better job with the kit but wanted to try it when I had a few tips and tricks under my belt. I already have a set of Falcon kit's side-walls in hand, although I might start from scratch????
I've read a number of blogs/threads about this subject and would like to give it a shot... OKAY I can hear everyone groaning and I know that a few of you want to shake me and say... "You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear! Get a Fine Mold."
My answer to that is I like a challenge and I owe it to myself to try.
The main reason for this post is I'd like members who know what I'm up against to please give me a check list of things (within reason to the scale) to improve on and if possible a list of some small donor kits (if any) I could use to add proper detail.
Some of the things I'm looking to change right now are listed in John Martin's write up on another modeling site.
-cockpit and cockpit tube
-overall shape of the falcon... (too flat)
-back engine deck
The engine grill I have yet to decide on. CGI or the original bare bone SS curved plexi?
I'm also not sure which version of the ship I should depict ANH or ESB. Suggestions?
Anyway I hope some of you are willing to help me out.
BTW - - most likely this build will be a side project, so it won't be a speedy one (they never are for me).