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    Sep 16, 2016, 1:15 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #726

    That's great! But please explain more on the picture post...
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    Sep 16, 2016, 1:38 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #727

    DARKVIEW said: View Post
    That's great! But please explain more on the picture post...
    london celebration hamill was on stage no idea why he did like that :-P
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    Sep 16, 2016, 2:47 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #728

    @yaroon
    are you one of the belgium 501st builders that are legendary?

    if so, then you gain my ultimate respect.
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    Sep 16, 2016, 7:08 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #729

    Fixed.

    The only thing that might give it away is the visible double padding but it looks good all the same.
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    Sep 17, 2016, 7:34 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #730

    chefhawk said: View Post
    @yaroon
    are you one of the belgium 501st builders that are legendary?

    if so, then you gain my ultimate respect.
    we are know like those yes but not all builders are 501st and not all belgian 501st are builders
    we have a seperated group that does the building BCD vzw ( Belgian costume division) ( i know confusing) We have done some non starwars related builds like our jurrasic world gate and stargate



    But yes most know us a the belgian builders
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    Sep 17, 2016, 5:35 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #731

    Can anyone remember the online link to looking at every page of the Deago Falcon build guide that's printed in the magazines back sections? not the official forum Builders Diaries, cheers.


    Its ok just found it, handy for the mags build & what's to come...
    http://www.scaleautofactory.com/buil...nstruction.xml
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    Sep 20, 2016, 4:27 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #732

    Heres the starboard mandible just about complete up to 82, the final parts come in issue 90 for this.
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    Sep 20, 2016, 5:14 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #733

    My TIP: Remember that Thread-cutting tap from issue 42, well you can use it if you like to create the threads like in the studio model on the left & right top mandibles..

    The 2nd hole you can see here will have a tiny Grub Screw inserted when a get them!. They are on their way on a very slow boat from China!. ;-)

    NOTE: l used a Dremel drill to punch through the cage very, very carefully, if you don't have experience in dremeling don't.
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    Sep 21, 2016, 11:03 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #734

    Hmm, now I have to go back through my bags, I don't remember seeing a threading tool in bag 42.....
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    Sep 21, 2016, 1:17 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #735

    Search your findings... you know it to be true... leased l hope it's that issue, bloody looked loads for its references ... ;-).
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    Sep 22, 2016, 2:24 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #736

    G'day DARKVIEW, just wanted to say a big ' THANKS ' . As you may recall, I've been following threads/builds such as yours and Brian Taylor's since the beginning of this MF project. Mark Warren and S4Simon are also great inspirations re; the directly applied oils on plastic approach for the base coat. Thing is, on several of the earlier issued pieces, I kind of went 'overboard ' during the application of said oils ( W/N Alkyd Black ), and have tried various methods/ techniques ( thinners, degreasers, 'dettol', ect,etc...), to 'lighten' these areas (to pretty crap results ), but then I remembered your suggestion about erasers in an earlier post on your thread. Man!, it works a treat!. Not only does the over-applied base coat come of easily but it also acts as a blending agent. I've been using a normal Stadler eraser, but also experimenting with 'kneadable ' ones for more intricate areas. Don't know who did it first, but I found out about it for the first time on your thread. So, again ' Thanks'. P.s. Please continue to advise, amaze, and inspire. Cheers ����, Ged.
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    Sep 22, 2016, 3:22 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #737

    Yep that was my idea, I use my rubber ended pencil for weather streak details etc. Combination of assorts really, love to experiment. Glad it's going well.
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    Sep 22, 2016, 8:01 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #738

    PORT (UPPER,LOWER) MANDIBLE
    (Issue 83 onwards)With this port mandible I decided to cut & glue certain parts before the black oil weathering as an experiment,
    Unlike the STARBOARD I did all parts on the runners first.


    Below: the resses rubbed from the black oil, l found that a brush, plain & dry helped get into awkward areas & helped remove the black,
    also cotton buds.
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    Sep 22, 2016, 8:14 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #739

    Below completed 4 RESESS wells. l'd added just a few parts at first (above) with detailing, just use your common sense on
    which parts to fix in before weathering.
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    Sep 23, 2016, 4:01 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #740

    G'day Jordan, it isn't clear on the first post titled ' Port Mandible ', re;the oil base coat. The #2 ( post ) clearly seems to show base coating/weathering , but in both you've got a masked off area. Have you changed your method of application, or found a better way re;' how-to?'. Thanks as always ✌��️Ged
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    Sep 23, 2016, 10:50 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #741

    The PORT MANDIBLE start post is just showing the parts before oiling, it's there to show what l cut off the runners and stuck down before oil weathering on that side. The mask on both pictures above is because I want to keep the pre-painted red mark covered.

    It's the same weather process to all lve done and mentioned it in this thread so thought not to repeat of the build/info on the
    STARBOARD MANDIBLE (P:28, bottom).

    In the 2nd picture it shows Weathering done, kind of guide on its finish up to that point.
    I've a video of sorts to show soon anyway.
    If in doubt cover all oil black then rub any parts your doing, have fun, it's no true set A-B-Cs in this kind of method of weathering.
    Btw had loads of problems uploading from PhotoBucket of late but will add more thread photo amendments to help you more soon.
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    Sep 26, 2016, 11:01 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #742

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    Sep 26, 2016, 4:16 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #743

    Above just showing you the parts in separation, below ...Vision on....
    https://youtu.be/x97Fs4avwLw
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    Sep 29, 2016, 4:30 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #744

    Just watched your YouTube video mate. Didn't realise how much thinner/cleaner you applied after the oil application. I now see where I've been going wrong ( my panels are much darker than your posted ones ), I always assumed it was just the lighting in your photos! . Better understanding of it now though . Thanks for sharing your method ����
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    Sep 29, 2016, 9:59 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #745

    Glad it's helped... it should work on long time dried oils too!
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    Sep 30, 2016, 12:11 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #746

    Dude, your weathering technique is quite beautiful. I am not going to be painting/weathering mine until the end, but yours has been a true inspiration.
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    Oct 1, 2016, 1:06 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #747

    Thank you, l do try my best with the minimum of Effort (still lots tho!), spent years with the old prime/spray/paint then this beauty build comes along just right for oils and powder kits :-). Maybe lm getting old and want a easier life! ;-). Anyway lm away in Barcelona for a week or so & will be itching to get back on finishing those mandibles when l return.
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    Oct 7, 2016, 1:43 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #748

    Thank you so much for this Thread and your incredible work, Darkview.
    I was so afraid to paint the hull, but thanks to your technique it was
    not such a big problem for a left handed person like me.
    Look at the result of my first work:

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    Oct 9, 2016, 5:04 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #749

    That looks ace.... looking forward so getting back on the job myself;-)
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    Oct 10, 2016, 8:52 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #750

    Darkview, great video. I sent a drawing into Vision On when I was a nipper.....never saw it in the Gallery though

    Thanks for the music, made me laugh and remember. B E A UTIFUL weathering

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