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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 6, 2017, 11:30 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4101

    kokkari said: View Post
    That is the only thing I can think of also.
    The one other factor that could have caused it is the waxy/greasy substance that smells like almonds that is on the pieces when they arrive from Shapeways. I scrubbed my cone and other pieces with lukewarm soapy water and dried them thoroughly before priming with an acrylic primer. I have had no problems with the paint that I used (Halfords grey plastic primer).
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 6, 2017, 11:39 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4102

    That's one of the problems with UV cured 3D printed parts. They are really not archival. Depending on variables when the part is printed the resin may not have been 100% cured, or it's possible the part wasn't fully cleaned by the printers before shipping. There's really no way to know for sure. Where was the part printed? Out of what material?

    It's a good idea to thoroughly clean 3D printed parts first with isopropyl alcohol, then with soap and warm water before priming.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 6, 2017, 11:43 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4103

    Trimotor said: View Post
    The one other factor that could have caused it is the waxy/greasy substance that smells like almonds that is on the pieces when they arrive from Shapeways. I scrubbed my cone and other pieces with lukewarm soapy water and dried them thoroughly before priming with an acrylic primer. I have had no problems with the paint that I used (Halfords grey plastic primer).
    Thanks for that, and definately could play a factor, but I promise I cleaned them thoroughly.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 6, 2017, 11:47 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4104

    DaveG said: View Post
    That's one of the problems with UV cured 3D printed parts. They are really not archival. Depending on variables when the part is printed the resin may not have been 100% cured, or it's possible the part wasn't fully cleaned by the printers before shipping. There's really no way to know for sure. Where was the part printed? Out of what material?

    It's a good idea to thoroughly clean 3D printed parts first with isopropyl alcohol, then with soap and warm water before priming.
    Shapeways, Ultra Frosted detail. cleaned with simple green, then soap and water. Maybe the Simple Green?
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 6, 2017, 11:54 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4105

    Yeah, quality control can be a problem with Shapeways. It's very likely the resin wasn't fully cured when the part was printed. Something interesting I found out from Shapeways when I was having all the issues with the Y Wing fuselage parts they were trying to print is that Shapeways doesn't actually own and operate the printers used to print the Frosted Detail parts, they job the parts out to other sub-contractor companies. The Shapeways rep admitted that getting to the bottom of QC issues with those print houses can be a problem.

    Now in all fairness, I have gotten some excellent parts from Shapeways as well. It's just hit and miss.

    A good idea is to always do your own "post cure" with Shapeways parts, either putting them out in the sun for a few hours or under an ultra-violet lamp.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Jan 6, 2017, 12:38 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4106

    Totally Agree DaveG.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 6, 2017, 9:11 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4107

    Thought I would post these scans i took of the ESB Falcon from the newer Star Wars Chronicles (Japanese) book...great reference of the top and bottom

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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 9:34 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4108

    Thanks for posting the pictures emrumi, they are a fantastic reference for painting! These are exactly the sort of pictures DeAgo should have used for the finishing reference posters - well lit and of the original prop!!!
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 10:50 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4109

    Those are great. Looks to me the MR Falcon paint was better than I thought.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 5:07 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4110

    Great reference. Thanks for sharing. How are the contrast in the scans compared to the book?
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 9:00 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4111

    kontherun said: View Post
    Great reference. Thanks for sharing. How are the contrast in the scans compared to the book?
    The contrast in those images was adjusted by my scanner while scanning, the images in the book are a little less saturated too...I am looking at getting a better scanner

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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 9:21 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4112

    Ok...I tried to pull back the color and contrast in the original scans to be closer to actual using photoshop,,,hope it looks a little better

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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 9:51 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4113

    Picky no worky

    emrumi said: View Post
    Ok...I tried to pull back the color and contrast in the original scans to be closer to actual using photoshop,,,hope it looks a little better

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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 10:14 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4114

    zorg said: View Post
    Picky no worky
    Better now??

    Links...

    http://i.imgur.com/SDAQQgo.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/JS5PS9Q.jpg
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 7, 2017, 10:49 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4115

    Working
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 8, 2017, 4:08 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4116

    Wow. Thanks.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 9, 2017, 2:26 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4117

    Wow thanks for those pics 👍

    Any word on the wall mount for subscribers?
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 9, 2017, 4:18 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4118

    Mine is supposedly on its way to me now.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 11, 2017, 6:07 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4119



    Not mine. Taken from Facebook. Glad I outsourced my subscription and cancelled before this monstrosity arrived.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 11, 2017, 6:15 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4120

    For a minute I thought... Wha?

    Then I realized it's upside down. They have the mount for the model as the base.

    Won't be using it as a table stand without mounting it to something else first.

    Too big, too clunky. I will have to find another way.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 11, 2017, 6:53 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4121

    You could always use it as a TV wallmount...

    Wonder what happens to the lower turrent gun with this thing attached?
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 11, 2017, 7:25 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4122

    That's a good point. You'll need some kind of spacers to lift it away from the mounting plate.

    A stand/mount specifically designed for the model would have been nice, instead of throwing in a generic TV mount to make do.

    After doing so much to put a (basically) MR Falcon in kit form, why didn't they adopt it's mounting as well.

    I'm still hoping to find someone to fabricate an internal bracket to put a mount through the lower turret.
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 11, 2017, 7:59 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4123

    Is the mount all that is included in "month 25"? (Seems like each month is 4 "issues" so I'm guessing not--but then is the mount all that is issue 100?)
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    1 Week Ago  Jan 11, 2017, 8:15 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4124

    It's just a generic TV wall mount.


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    1 Week Ago  Jan 11, 2017, 8:36 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #4125

    There are plastic spacers provided with the mount according to the thread on model-space.

    http://forum.model-space.com.au/defa...=posts&t=21650

    Still, it's just a generic tv mount.

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