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    Aug 25, 2016, 3:58 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #701

    TIP: sand the pipes on the runners and get rid on the production join lines on each pipe.. I know the on other kit bash parts you leave them as the studio model has them but not the plpes which were bent copper I believe. Also keep the undersides of the pipes dark to stand out like on the left here...It's just my way and a know many may prefer to just do it all when stuck together! Up to you...no set rules on this. So I've sanded with fine paper, painted oil black & left to dry 3-5 hours should do then sanded again to create weathered pipes but leaving the undersides dark. One that's done l can cut from runners & sand them bits.
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    Aug 26, 2016, 9:05 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #702

    Here's them placed but not glued yet...need to find out if there's any rusts to add in the pits... This is up to stage 77
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    Aug 29, 2016, 1:48 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #703

    ThomasBond said: View Post
    Second that. It would really help.

    I am trying your techniques but mine is just not coming out nearly as good.

    Also if you did all the panel colors with a brush how did you make them look so smooth, like airbrushing, panel shading as well????


    Sorry to bug you but you have simply the best Falcon I have ever seen. This includes some amazing Master Replicas Re-paints I have seen. They were awesome but yours is the best I have ever seen.



    Thanks
    TIP: use a wide brush to create a even patch paint surface for the grey & reds.... Once. Dry add a little black/white Tamiya powder before peeling off the tape...
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    Aug 31, 2016, 6:56 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #704

    This is up to stage 78 & as far as l can go. I'll drill & tap 8-32s & add the 4-40 Allen screws on the end of the mandibles when l get them,
    Steve Dymszo talks about in this in his video part 2 about 9.10 in...
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    Sep 2, 2016, 11:13 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #705

    G'day DARKVIEW, still incredible work you're helping us with mate! ...Apologies in advance, but , since getting used to these Internet forums/sites and such, I'm still not sure what's appropriate and/or not. As you know I've been following builds by yourself, Mark (Warren?), Brian Taylor and Chis Coulson..., but Mark and your good self have been especially gracious with help and advice. So, I've already posted on Marks ' build', but I'd like to ask for your help/advice as well. I've tried to mod the 1st supplied cockpit 'shell', using plasti-card and piping, but I've had to use ' Tamiya ' putty to blend it all. Trouble is when I went to apply the 'alkyd' lamp black on it , as with other panels, the puttied area still showed through. Please help/advise if possible. Can't afford a $100+ ' Shapeways product at this time!..maybe when I win lotto! Lol!!!' Cheers ✌��️.Ged: )
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    Sep 4, 2016, 4:32 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #706

    Hey Ged, if I've done any fills or replace plastic card parts I've humbrol painted them & tried to colour match the rest of the build...why aren't you waiting for the replacement cockpit? Best j
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    Sep 4, 2016, 5:07 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #707

    G'day mate, thanks for sharing. I've decided to use the Tamiya xf-57 buff & x-2 white acrylics I'd gotten ( much earlier for this build ) for eye matching the base colour on the 'quad blaster 'assembly. With re; to the replacement cockpit cone, I've read on so many sites/forums that it still had its share of problems and inaccuracies. That, plus the fact that most seemed to think that the original cone would be 'easier' to mod...led me down this path. Anyhoo, Mark offered his advice , but, I'm not going the Vellejo option. Still having to stick to a budget!, plus I don't have an airbrush!��. I'm going to apply a light coating of Tamiya semi-gloss before attempting the oil coat and weathering on both the cockpit cone and turrets. Am I right in taking this precaution, so as not to damage/remove the underlying acrylic paint work with the oil paint? Cheers����, Ged
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    Sep 4, 2016, 11:01 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #708

    Mmm a semi gloss prime rings alarm bells to me!! Especially if your going to add the oils, rub & use thinners..... I'd try it on a test piece of the kit.... Even the runners/backs if nothing else..
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    Sep 4, 2016, 12:33 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #709

    O.k., now you've got me biting my bleedin nails! : ( " what's your ' tried and true ' recommendation? Please! " Ged ✌��️
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    Sep 5, 2016, 2:53 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #710

    I think like I've said you'd best do some testing on spare bits. lm happy with the replacement nose cone l got way back so just used the oil/rub method mentioned loads within this thread. (P:10). Hope you find a happy medium ;-)
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    Sep 5, 2016, 10:39 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #711

    Cheers Mate, sincerely apologise for last post ( going abit ' nerdy,' lol! ). This is a new learning curve for us re; methods of paint/application ( straight oils on un- prepared surface/s ) . Just seems that persons like yourself and others achieve results that 'newbies' and ignorants like myself want to emulate, 'cause they're so bloody brilliant and inspirational. Decided not to ' sweat' my attempt at this so much. More important stuff in life eh!, but, this project seems ' is ' of some import to me. Not really sure why ( selfish- mid life crisis stuff!? Ha! Ha! ). Anyhoo, truly am appreciating your ( and others ), help , advice and guidance on this ideal project. ����✌��️Ged.
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    Sep 6, 2016, 6:37 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #712

    Over-use of punctuation is the Devil's playground ...
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    Sep 9, 2016, 4:45 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #713

    Absolutely Brilliant


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    Sep 9, 2016, 8:38 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #714

    My god, man. The mandibles are looking amazing. I absolutely love the look of the recess pits.

    Over the course of the last year or two I picked up a new compressor and a couple of Iwata airbrushes. I have been fully intending to use them on this project but am not so sure any more. Following your work in this thread has continually blown me away and has me seriously considering giving this method a go. Great work.
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    Sep 10, 2016, 2:41 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #715

    Thanks PeteVenkman, Well ld give it a go on some test pieces & see if you like the look & feel of this kind of method.
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    Sep 11, 2016, 6:09 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #716

    More test splats that I'll be doing subtly at the end... I fixed it first with that Matt lacquer I mentioned a few pages back.
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    Sep 12, 2016, 8:46 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #717

    Ok in a week or so... getting used to darn vid cam & editing..
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    Sep 12, 2016, 8:51 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #718

    Cannot wait for this. Me thinks it will be crazy good.
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    Sep 12, 2016, 9:25 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #719

    Honesty don't build your hopes up to much, it's gonna be basic and showing the mandible as a sample, oil weathering with the finished product stills. Still waiting for the final parts of it to be delivered.

    Been editing the reel on my labtop in a small space of my house that's not a bomb site due to builders replacing all my windows, anyway trying to add a bit humour to the video ;-).
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    Sep 15, 2016, 3:26 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #720

    Well 79-82 arrived today so lve got started on finishing the starboard mandible with parts from 79, (I'd already done the parts in 78 that 79 instructs). Anyway I've done most of the weathering on the runners, it's just my way of doing things, it helps focus on each parts details l find, you can of course glue everything on then weather, probably will just as good results.

    l leave the parts above all black probs no longer than 15 mins before paper rubbing as much of the black oil off till required
    effect. I've stuck together the 3 sections of the front nose (where the light is) before l weathered. The pipes that were off the
    runners & had come off it transit.

    when dry (I waited about 4-5 hours) l cut & sand from the runners then use the tamiya soot weather powder on the sanded areas to cover.
    TIPS:
    Cotton buds help remove excess darks from awkward small areas also dip them into the thinners if it's dry or tough to help remove/fade more.
    Fine sandpaper rubbed on the light side of the pipes works a treat!.
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    Sep 16, 2016, 6:31 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #721

    Nice. Looks good.
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    Sep 16, 2016, 6:44 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #722

    Here's a neat little trick from Page 16 of ianlawrencemodels.com

    With the use of a mirror he is able to extend the tunnel on the other side of the cargo hold.

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    I've gotta steal this idea.
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    Sep 16, 2016, 6:49 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #723

    Opps, double post
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    Sep 16, 2016, 10:52 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #724

    Cheers, yes I'd seen that, very creative, wonder if it reflects well on ever angle?... Your posts came up twice btw!
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    Sep 16, 2016, 1:02 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #725

    on our set we used a banner

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