Looks fantastic so far!
Looks fantastic so far!
Next shipment just arrived but inbetween waiting I've done some more of the weathering to the SPACEPORT PUMP..
next it needs oil & rusts then more pipes leading to the Falcon...
great painting,....love the recess pit
Thanks Jaitea, finally got some time to work on this months delivery...so started with the ACCESS TUNNEL which leads to highly improbable gun turrets ;-)...
The new access tunnel took about 3 hours of work including sand/paint/glue etc...I'd be quite happy if l never see another passage tube pad... But there's more coming....;-)
Above the cutaway section l sanded the beams & gave it a dark metallic finish to make it look more solid for when the sections on show.
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As a tip I'm using the bags the model parts came with to store (dust out) each section & recycle...
There's plenty time for dust later..., the blueprint needs more of the falcons underside done first then l will James ;-)
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Heres 2 more of the underside, l prefer doing it in sections... It is a ship after all that's under constant repair & replacement... My delieveries have been slow so detailing each part just gives me time to research each part...
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Finally back on the falcon, tip use a large cushion to support the frame till your ready to construct the jig....
Well that's the innards finished bar the grid floor which l may add further down the line... Still like the tiles!!
Ive set the Jig up though I mixed all of them together in a bag so took me a while to find what went where, if you haven't removed them from the bags I'd mark them with a felt pen (issue No.) not to mix them up ;-).
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That is so incredible I don't have words other than superior work!
I've just begun to assemble the MPC 1989 reissue Millennium Falcon, originally the ROTJ one.
How accurate can I get it compared to yours? Any and all tips greatly appreciated!
Thanks, I had the very 1st MPC kit way back..80s. Not sure l remember the building of it I've tips on my thread here if it's dagostini's model you may need info about.
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More detail on the engine under inner parts... It's going to get more added weathering when complete...
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My monthly delievery arrived 31-34. If you subscibe do have patience as its generally 5-6 week wait lve found!
This is the frame up to issue 34...
Below with the jig complete,(issue 31). I've not bothered with the board & double sided tape to grip it due to a lack of space,
buying a big board & tables, my carpet gives it grip!!.
l will weather what remains of the underside section shell l attached temporally earlier in this thread when lve this frame
complete as its heavy now & want to make sure it's as solid as possible before attaching more hull parts, No buckling Mr!!!
It's a long haul before anything exciting happens l guess...
So lm back to the fuel spaceport fuel tank build & my Sidkit Bladerunner Blaster build.
Any querries about the Falcon build just ask...
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Man, this is looking great! Love the weathering job you have done to the interior parts, especially the hallway pads. I hope my falcon looks half as good as this, lol.
Thanks and hope my thread helps . I'm sure with a bit of practice it will, Taking your time bit by bit is the key :-)
TIP: To make life easier with your underside hull plating lve numbered the issue it came from and its ref in marker
on the back...that way l can put them in 1 bag together to collect then the build guides easier... Same goes for the jig.
The jigs set-ups pretty hard to see in the magazine guide so heres a picture for reference.
Thoughts id start the Thrust vector plates assembly & hull plates,nothing glued yet as instructed and it's basic so will add more detail when it's all joined to the frame...
I will add the rusts etc at a later date...
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Man, that's looking great! Really love your weathering.
I am only at the first 4 issues, but looking at the small bottom frame I have so far and looking at your nearly completed bottom frame, this beauty is looking like it has the dish curves more like the 5 footer. Do any of you concur or are my eyes fooling me, lol
This in not a critique, btw, just an observation.
Thanks, people are at all different stages, taking time & enjoying the builds the key :-). One advantage for you is that you'll get great pros & cons from people's builds,
I'm not sure what you mean about dish curves!!?I love the 5fter I've I've seen on various sites.
In regards to "dish curves" I mean the curve of the falcon. The 5 footer is notoriously known for its fatter height top to bottom while the ESB 32" is known for being flatter (hocky puck lol) like. The metal internal armature looks like it may be a bit fatter, thus curvier, than the 32" and like the 5 footer???
Just my observation. Probably too early or my eyes need adjustment, lol.
Yeah seen the picture differences - in ESB the Falcon had those landing gear boxes that made it fatter, part of its extra Extra support etc.. it was known as a 'Han & Chewie improvement' ;-)
Tad more weathering... Grows with the build and references...the Deago magazine say they'll be showing at a later date never before seen weather details of the ESB Falcon come the time...so more to do at a later date no doubt... And if lve made a mistake wrong colour patch I can white spirit clean off any.
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