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    Nov 24, 2015, 4:18 PM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #76

    Tamiya 1/35 Matilda MK II

    If it's the correct part.
    I presume that the Matilda MK III / IV should have the same parts but I can not confirm....
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    Nov 24, 2015, 4:28 PM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #77

    They are from the Tamiya 1/35 Matilda.
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    Nov 24, 2015, 4:36 PM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #78

    Ktaylor, btw, thx for the wonderful tutorial on the TP1 & TP2 parts. It was this that got me inspired to do the same to mine. Yours looks much better than mine, but I am still pleased with my effort. I almost attempted to try your turret window treatment, but in the end decided to just buy 3d printed upgrades.

    Your hold and corridors are looking awesome as well.
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    Dec 2, 2015, 2:36 PM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #79

    I tracked down this kit ( at my local King Hobby shop no doubt! crazy you can walk in and still get these) and boom! totally spot on, thanks guys!! My model is .02% more authentic now!! I REALLY cant let this become a habit!!! this thing will end up costing 10k!!! hahaha

    Thanks again for helping me ID those parts! Here is the kit and Spru from wence they came!



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    Dec 2, 2015, 4:11 PM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #80

    Ktaylor said: View Post
    I tracked down this kit ( at my local King Hobby shop no doubt! crazy you can walk in and still get these) and boom! totally spot on, thanks guys!! My model is .02% more authentic now!! I REALLY cant let this become a habit!!! this thing will end up costing 10k!!! hahaha

    Thanks again for helping me ID those parts! Here is the kit and Spru from wence they came!



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    Unfortunatly that Matilda kit is not the one that was used on the original Falcon.
    This Matilda kit is a new tooled kit that was released by Tamiya 5 or 6 years ago.

    The parts, and these wheels in particular, are different.
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    Dec 2, 2015, 4:19 PM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #81

    Meh they are WAYYYYYYY close, good enough for me I was suspect that a kit from the 70's would still be in production and readily available in 2015 so not really surprised, again they look really close as far as I can tell so for me that is all I wanted, those other things just looked kinda lame so this is nice upgrade IMO. thanks for the heads up though!
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    Dec 2, 2015, 4:19 PM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #82

    This is the kit used on all Star Wars models :







    This this kit was still in production until recently, unfortunaly for us, Tamiya did a new tooling of it like the Yamato or Shinano, other Star Wars grail kits

    A ton of parts from the Matilda are used on the 32", you may be able to upgrade other areas of the DeAgo if the part break-down is similar.
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    Dec 2, 2015, 4:25 PM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #83

    ah yeah, kinda blurry but it looks like that part in the middle is actually kinda doughnut shaped. oh well, i'm not gonna get too crazy with this stuff ( i fully realize and respect that those kinda of statements are looked down upon by most on this site hahah please don't ban me!) This isn't exactly the "horseshoes and handgranades" kinda group ;P
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    Dec 2, 2015, 4:29 PM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #84

    Ktaylor said: View Post
    ah yeah, kinda blurry but it looks like that part in the middle is actually kinda doughnut shaped. oh well, i'm not gonna get too crazy with this stuff ( i fully realize and respect that those kinda of statements are looked down upon by most on this site hahah please don't ban me!) This isn't exactly the "horseshoes and handgranades" kinda group ;P
    Yeah if it's OK for you then it's fine, however I had to correct you so noone would mistake the Matilda kit you posted for the vintage Matilda used on the Star Wars filming miniatures.
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    Dec 2, 2015, 4:30 PM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #85

    I totally understand, thanks again for the heads up!
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    Mar 29, 2016, 1:48 PM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #86

    While on the subject, I wish to replace the tank part with the original part as I want to retain the original vents like the 5 footer falcon. Is the tank part from the Airfix 1/76 Panther kit?
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    Mar 30, 2016, 6:24 AM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #87

    Here's a clearer image of the Matilda parts. The good thing is the Falcon only uses 2 of these (as far as I know) and the kit gives plenty of spares.

    And yes it is the 1/76 Airfix Panther.

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    Mar 30, 2016, 9:27 AM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #88

    Junk Pilot said: View Post
    Here's a clearer image of the Matilda parts. The good thing is the Falcon only uses 2 of these (as far as I know) and the kit gives plenty of spares.

    And yes it is the 1/76 Airfix Panther.

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    Awesome, thx so much for verifying the panther kit, I really appreciate it as I searched for the answer and could not find it.
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    Mar 30, 2016, 6:03 PM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #89

    Loving your build, lots of ideas for when I'll start mine (still just received issue #7). Keep it coming!
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    May 23, 2016, 11:26 AM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #90

    Finally got around to doing some more work on this recently! Decided to go in and remove and rebuild all those little holes for the mounts on the bottom. Cut off the round extruded parts with a chisel and then cut out and rebuilt the panels with sheet styrene, on a couple I just filled in and resculpted with milliput,both approaches seemed to work fine and give the same final result. it was easier to just fill in and repair with the milliput though, and required less material to be removed from the original model.

    Next, I sanded all the panels down on the front wall and rebuilt them with styrene to get cleaner panels/notches then added the little square warts that were missing from the original cast piece. All and all I'm really happy with the mods to these bays, they feel much closer to the original prop with better distribution of matching, crisp detailing to better match the rest of the model and not stand out so much. Those original mounting holes where all I could see when looking at the bottom! ha

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    Final completed bottom, hole free!
    I also filled and sanded all the little led light holes that were added to the model as well, they are cool but I want this to be as close to the original prop as I can get.

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    May 23, 2016, 11:32 AM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #91

    I also filled and resculpted those blast marks on the bottom to be more accurate and detailed than the cast pieces. I'm not going to be install a switch there so that hole was filled as well.
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    May 23, 2016, 11:58 AM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #92

    Some final pics of the finished primed bottom time to start painting!



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    May 23, 2016, 12:05 PM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #93

    Moving on to the top!

    First thing was those blast marks, filled and Dremeled those to closer match the filming prop. Rounded the edges over with the Dremel to give it the more sunken melted blasts with the holes in the bottom.

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    May 24, 2016, 2:51 AM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #94

    Looking really good
    Keep looking at those horrible mounting holes myself but I'm still undecided how to display mine.
    Got an idea but cost is a factor.
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    Jun 20, 2016, 4:25 PM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #95

    Started painting the lower hull! Put down the base coat ( tamiya Insignia White) and the first pass of different panel colors. So clean!

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    Jun 20, 2016, 4:30 PM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #96

    First pass of weathering FX, using mostly brush on weathering powders and some light washes of black and rust colors here and there, with only a bit of airbrushing. Have a few subtle splatters and all the little hatch marks left to do. Coming along though! Ive tried to be fairly diligent about the streaking patterns but can only get them so close, sometimes those powders have a mind of their own!

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    Jun 20, 2016, 5:51 PM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #97

    Looking really good.
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    Jun 21, 2016, 3:03 AM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #98

    Top notch Ktaylor, nicely done.
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    Jun 21, 2016, 7:26 AM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #99

    DAAAUUUUMMMM!!!!!!!!! That's looking amazing man!! Spot on!!

    Hey I was gonna ask you and I forgot, what paints did you use for the different grayish panels on your falcon? Maybe you posted it someplace already but I don't remember seeing that.
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    Jun 21, 2016, 3:03 PM - Re: My first build (deago ESB SS Falcon!) #100

    Thanks everyone!

    Charles I pretty much use Sky Grey (XF-19) for the really light ones and Ligh tGrey (xf-66, its not light at all, very missleading name!) for the medium grey ones, Ill mix in a drop of 2 of nato black with that sometimes on the really dark ones.

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