Well, how do I start a thread that's:
- my first post on the RPF
- another FM Falcon
- my first model after a long 25 year pause.
First of all let me thank all of you on his forum that have inspired me with your creativity, level of care, and attention to detail. I can't go any further with this post without thanking Alaneye, vixr, astroboy, Scratchy, JMChladek, Fett_Ish, and other people throughout the globe, insane enough to try and tackle this model :-). Without you I'd already be ordering a new Falcon from Japan because my first model would have been chucked in the dumpster .
To enhance the model and make it as awesome as possible I have ordered several custom kits:
- PE grille detail set with resin fans
- clear engine nozzles
- PE detail set from Acreation
- Scratchy's custom resin dish
- custom decals from JBOT
I also plan to light my Falcon in two modes (parked / in flight) and make the model convertible to accommodate that.
My goal is to also make some adjustments to the model so that it matches the original ILM models fairly closely but I take the liberty to choose whether I like a certain detail more on the 32-incher or the 5-footer. Some details I have chosen to omit altogether ...
I have started with the model sometime in April and have been hacking at it ever since. I'm taking my time and don't want to rush anything and of course I don't have as much time as I would have liked .
I don't have that many in-process images for the past few months but I don't think they are too important since I have been following some of you very closely . I'll start uploading the current status of my model and try and keep updating my progress...