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    1 Week Ago  Mar 19, 2017, 1:25 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #951

    DiCatania said: View Post
    So, I wasn't happy with the way I painted my falcon so I stripped the paint off and started over again. While I was searching through photos from the new Chronicles book out of Japan, I noticed something over the cockpit. It looked like a Route 1 symbol with a red triangle over the top. I enlarged it and then I started to recreate it on my computer. This is what I came up with. The first photo is of the stock photo the second is what I created. Let me know what you think. Thanks http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...ff9f966af0.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...1ddf01c415.jpg


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    Decal/marking looks good. I believe that was only there on the ANH model and not on the later models.

    IIRC, it is a ship ID marking and Solo would swap them out or remove for some ambiguity.

    Trying to be constructive, I think your paint job could use an update with airbrushing and masking of colored panels. Did you handbrush?
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    1 Week Ago  Mar 19, 2017, 1:50 PM - FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #952

    I did hand brush. I am going back and re-painting as I go. I don't own an airbrush. I purchased this model so my son and I could build it together. I was under the impression that it was coming prepainted. As you can tell painting is not one of my strong points. I appreciate the feedback. Thanks


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    1 Week Ago  Mar 19, 2017, 2:38 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #953

    It's a basic a semi covered replica and leaves us all to do way we want. Check thro my thread it will show you no need for airbrush work... I've been there before but not for years in fine spraying.
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    1 Week Ago  Mar 19, 2017, 2:49 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #954

    That's not the ESB Falcon with the dark Triangle above the cockpit window top.

    DiCatania said: View Post
    So, I wasn't happy with the way I painted my falcon so I stripped the paint off and started over again. While I was searching through photos from the new Chronicles book out of Japan, I noticed something over the cockpit. It looked like a Route 1 symbol with a red triangle over the top. I enlarged it and then I started to recreate it on my computer. This is what I came up with. The first photo is of the stock photo the second is what I created. Let me know what you think. Thanks http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...ff9f966af0.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...1ddf01c415.jpg


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    1 Week Ago  Mar 19, 2017, 3:03 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #955


    This is a larger picture of the same stock photo from the Japanese book. The picture is labeled the Empire Strikes Back.



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    1 Week Ago  Mar 19, 2017, 3:07 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #956

    Even though we call it the 5ft or ANH Falcon it still appeared in all 3 OT movies.

    Edit: Come to think of it that photo looks to be from the lucas film archive book where they screwed it up and got the Empire and ANH Falcons mixed up.
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    1 Week Ago  Mar 19, 2017, 3:53 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #957

    DiCatania said: View Post
    I did hand brush. I am going back and re-painting as I go. I don't own an airbrush. I purchased this model so my son and I could build it together. I was under the impression that it was coming prepainted. As you can tell painting is not one of my strong points. I appreciate the feedback. Thanks


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    Seriously consider investing in an airbrush. One of the more enjoyable aspects of model building is airbrushing!
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    1 Week Ago  Mar 19, 2017, 4:02 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #958

    Thanks. I will look into it.


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    1 Week Ago  Mar 19, 2017, 4:07 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #959

    Airbrushing is enjoyable, except the cleaning part...... :-)
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    1 Week Ago  Mar 19, 2017, 4:47 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #960

    If its anything like my commercial paint sprayer then I completely understand.


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    1 Week Ago  Mar 19, 2017, 10:14 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #961

    Anytime you spray paint, you are going to learn a lot about the inside of the equipment!
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    1 Week Ago  Mar 19, 2017, 10:15 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #962

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    Airbrushing is enjoyable, except the cleaning part...... :-)
    I airbrushing Tamiya acrylics almost exclusively, clean up is simple and fast.
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    6 Days Ago  Mar 23, 2017, 8:10 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #963

    just found one more of the landing leg cables
    this was over at the 'Deagostini Falcon. Anyone seen this?' thread
    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php...=1#post4136303
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    6 Days Ago  Mar 23, 2017, 4:27 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #964

    Yes it's the Falcon for TFA, like me artist license was a used slightly with the build team on that movie.
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    5 Days Ago  Mar 24, 2017, 4:07 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #965

    This image of "Han Iger" also has a reasonable view of the undercarriage.....

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