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    Apr 17, 2014, 9:24 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #76

    I've been very tempted by this, as I've always wanted a falcon (toy or model) with an interior where the cockpit actually joins up to the crew quarters.

    However, my other even bigger wish is to have that "hamburger" falcon, not the "hockey-puck". I just love the saucer shape of the 5 footer, with the mearest slither of side wall showing, hidden by really THIN hull plates. The 32" doesn't have the same appeal for me.

    Maybe imurme is right and I should start modelling a half-size 5 footer.
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    Apr 17, 2014, 12:01 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #77

    again, deagostani makes me mad. first week, issue one, second week issue two, third week issue four???????
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    Apr 18, 2014, 2:27 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #78

    Ok so am I being and idiot or....... Does issue 2 have two cannon top sot 1 top and 1 bottom like it says in the instructions. I've definitely got two tops in mine. Answers on a falcon shaped postcard please
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    Apr 18, 2014, 3:32 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #79

    issue 1 has cannons , two parts that snap together to make the top cannon, issue 2 has the dejeric table, not sure what issue three has yet cos issue 4 was relased instead of 3??
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    Apr 18, 2014, 11:23 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #80

    Colin Droidmilk said: View Post
    If it's a blow-up of Finemolds it wouldn't be any use even as a base. Not to me. That thing's out all over the place. Seriously wrong dims on cockpit, cockpit corridor angle, mandibles, jawboxes, dome curve, gun turrets etc. And the general dims on this thing might be worse than the Finemolds for all we know, since they refuse to show us what it builds into.
    Agreed. On my FM build-up, I corrected the cockpit, turret side-wall angle, and escape pod side-wall angle, but didn't do anything about the mandibles or cocpit tunnel.

    FM blown up bigger (if indeed that is what this is) only makes it's mistakes - well - bigger...
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    Apr 19, 2014, 2:17 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #81

    What's wrong with the FM cockpit? The only major fault I was aware of in that kit is the parallel mandibles, I was under the impression that everything else was pretty much on point
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    Apr 19, 2014, 2:54 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #82

    diaxus said: View Post
    issue 1 has cannons , two parts that snap together to make the top cannon, issue 2 has the dejeric table, not sure what issue three has yet cos issue 4 was relased instead of 3??
    I've definitely got two tops in my pack, they sent me 2 packs by mistake and the other is the same. If you have a top and a bottom I need to call them I think. I'll let you know if I end up with issue 4 next when it arrives. This is seeming a bad idea to me now.
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    Apr 19, 2014, 8:44 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #83

    I got issue 3 in the post today.

    Cockpit chairs need some serious attention, (3d printed replacements would be nice....) but i suppose some might be satisfied with putting it together as is.

    The magazine is a bit crap, and we've still yet to see a pic of the actual completed model.....but, i'm going to stick with it.

    Rich
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    Apr 19, 2014, 9:28 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #84

    comparing all the parts we've seen, I agree with those who said it is a Fine Molds upscale. Everything matches up perfectly so far, and I'm sure the Fine Molds is based on a computer model, which would make upscaling a simple task. So I guess if you want to see the finished thing, the 1:72 Falcon is a good reference.
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    Apr 19, 2014, 11:43 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #85

    R2Dan said: View Post
    comparing all the parts we've seen, I agree with those who said it is a Fine Molds upscale. Everything matches up perfectly so far, and I'm sure the Fine Molds is based on a computer . So I guess if you want to see the finished thing, the 1:72 Falcon is a good reference.
    Maybe so, but that's not my point.
    My point is DeAgostini have not published a great big pic of the finished kit and said, "Behold, THIS is what you will end up with!!"

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    Apr 19, 2014, 1:10 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #86

    I have been thinking the same thing lately. Once I get the 1/2 Battlestar builds done, I will see if I can apply the R&D experience I got shrinking original parts for that, and apply it to a Half scale 5 foot Falcon. I reckon if I can shrink the Wankel and GalFal plate ok then I may be onto something. I've learned a lot re the shrinking process and it would be nice to apply to to my favorite ship.


    However, my other even bigger wish is to have that "hamburger" falcon, not the "hockey-puck". I just love the saucer shape of the 5 footer, with the mearest slither of side wall showing, hidden by really THIN hull plates. The 32" doesn't have the same appeal for me.

    Maybe imurme is right and I should start modelling a half-size 5 footer.[/QUOTE]
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    Apr 25, 2014, 3:05 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #87

    So I just got issue 3 &4 along with a letter saying that this issue is being suspended until further notice, it offers a free issue 6 and hopes it get resumed in e future. WTF, anyone else got this?
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    Apr 25, 2014, 3:15 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #88

    Well maybe if they offered it in the U.S. then more people would buy it.
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    Apr 25, 2014, 3:59 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #89

    Darthgarth said: View Post
    So I just got issue 3 &4 along with a letter saying that this issue is being suspended until further notice, it offers a free issue 6 and hopes it get resumed in e future. WTF, anyone else got this?
    I got #3 & #4 today with the same letter. "Circumstances beyond our control", apparently. NOT a good start, eh?
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    Apr 25, 2014, 4:15 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #90

    I'll be having a right complain if it's being dropped, and getting my money back op for sure
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    Apr 25, 2014, 5:10 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #91

    It's my guess they are being asked to stop for using the MR falcon (and other copyrights) in their magazine and promotions....
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    Apr 26, 2014, 5:18 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #92

    diaxus said: View Post
    im hoping that deagostani don't stop the run half way through as they have done with a few of there collections, they stated that lack of interest for some of there stuff much to the frustration of my kids.. but this one is for me
    theve done it again then, no surprise realy
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    Apr 26, 2014, 8:21 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #93

    Hi Guys

    The Falcon was a 5 issue test to gauge interest here in the UK and will hopefully be released in the near future. Most if not all partwork companies do this.

    Millennium Falcon! - SciFi & Space Forum - ModelSpace

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    Apr 26, 2014, 9:59 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #94

    Dantheman67 said: View Post
    Hi Guys

    The Falcon was a 5 issue test to gauge interest here in the UK and will hopefully be released in the near future. Most if not all partwork companies do this.

    Millennium Falcon! - SciFi & Space Forum - ModelSpace

    Dan
    Thanks for the update mate, seeing that falcon frame, theres some serious metal work inside this when it eventually come out, just have to wait now and hope,
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    Apr 29, 2014, 12:23 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #95

    I remember seeing magazines with model parts in Europe. After so many issues you have the Nina Pinta Santa maria etc. Is this company reputable?

    Admittadly, I just found this thread......sorry that it has been suspended. At least I can basterdize a POTF falcon to a nice display piece.
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    Apr 29, 2014, 8:51 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #96

    POTF Falcon? Why that one when the one you REALLY want is the Legacy or Vintage Collection BMF. 31 inches of ESB awesomeness.
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    Apr 30, 2014, 11:59 AM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #97

    That frame work reminded me of the Set pieces that they built for shooting... I really hope they decide to open this up to the US - and of course continue it. I'd get it just for the novelty of it.

    Jedi Dade
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    Apr 30, 2014, 2:04 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #98

    Hi everybody

    I have got this response from DeAgostini

    Dear Alfredo
    Thank you for your email.
    The publication has been put on hold at the memnet until further notice.[/FONT]
    Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require further assistance.[/FONT]
    Yours sincerely,
    F------ K-------

    Customer Care "

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    Apr 30, 2014, 2:16 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #99

    I can't believe they are doing this....it's almost morally corrupt.

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    Apr 30, 2014, 3:35 PM - Re: Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this? #100

    So messed up - did people pay for subscriptions?

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