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  1. DARKVIEW's Avatar
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    Jun 8, 2015, 7:35 AM - FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #1

    Greeting all, there may be a Falcon to many on here but what the hell...thought I'd show you my Dagostini Falcon build & I must say lm enjoying it, Exellent quality.


    Metal guns cannons drilled out.... Lightly sanded all the metal parts then soapy wash & dry them...

    then primed below, you can get canned primer from 1 shops that works just fine.



    Below mix your chosen paints etc for the guns....I mixed enamels till eye right match....


















    Adding my own details to the main hold cabin...

    Making barrels with some pen tops... & bits...

    Added pipework etc.. Just wanted to create a functional feel to it by adding pipework etc as l don't imagine I will open the falcon up much to display its interior. It's just my interpretational detailing and not studio set accurate!! I'd have to spend a fortune on certain sites on lazer printer parts that l feel are way over priced if l wanted to do that! But I'm looking into a grid floor at some point if the price is right, but for now the interior I've creating my own bits.








    Altered seats & extra details here & there...



    Corridors started...


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    Jun 8, 2015, 9:11 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #2

    Your paintwork is exceptional!!

    I'm hooked

    J
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    Jun 8, 2015, 9:47 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #3

    That is amazing! Did you use some Shapeways stuff for the cockpit?
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    Jun 8, 2015, 11:25 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #4

    Great build, congratulations!

    Regards
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    Jun 8, 2015, 11:37 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #5

    Thanks, No Necronaut, I've so far just added my own made parts like POUNDLAND gel pens for barrels & old kit bashed parts for the inside. Tho l think Shapeways stuff is amazing in acurate detailing- l find the pricing & p+p ludicrous for the cabin hold parts especially since I'm very rarely going to show it... But what l cannot make myself l may later decide on buying from other companies... Theirs cheaper 3D printed parts on the grape vine l heard!.
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    Jun 8, 2015, 11:54 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #6

    Neat work, great to see an actual build instead of shipping discussions, well done
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    Jun 8, 2015, 1:07 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #7

    So, how did you get the grate texture on the cockpit floor? Was that perhaps Plastruct or Evergreen strip or sheet?
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    Jun 8, 2015, 1:16 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #8

    I designed it in photoshop & printed it on medium card. For the amount of space on the floor that can be seen its convincing...Here's the template for those who may want to use it...
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    Jun 8, 2015, 4:44 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #9

    Clever,,......& thanks for posting

    J
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    Jun 8, 2015, 7:18 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #10

    Thanks.... Here's some pictures of the parts used & the other sides doorway...


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    Jun 8, 2015, 8:38 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #11

    Very nice! Love the ideas and work! Just made yet another bookmark!! Great job!
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    Jun 9, 2015, 4:07 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #12

    Thank you Hansyt, it's so far been a very enjoyable build.

    The Falcon has only minior detail flaws, but one that was a bit to obvious was the cockpit windows but dagostini are to replace the cockpit window later due to the front windows not being correct, so lm happy with them. As you can see the front bottom window is central and needs to be dropped....

    Below ...This is how it kinda should look though the frames look a tad frail to me....

    Below mine...I will continue its weathering fully on the corrected free issued cockpit... Like above....

    Also worth noting that it will come with optional window glass... As most will know the studio Falcon was without for special effect shooting etc..
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    Jun 9, 2015, 2:41 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #13

    Exceptional work! You've inspired me to forego the Shapeways path. Subscribed and looking forward to watching your progress. And thanks for posting the cockpit floor template. That's a really clever and simple solution.
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    Jun 9, 2015, 3:48 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #14

    Thanks, glad to help... Here's floor GRID B. Has a kind of slight rust colour, you can weather on top of it to if needed...ie under seats/edges etc...

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    Jun 9, 2015, 10:08 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #15

    Gasp! That says it all.
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    Jun 10, 2015, 3:43 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #16

    Fittings & fixtures....


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    Jun 10, 2015, 4:54 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #17

    Skilled work there, Darkview. I especially enjoy the look of the cockpit mods.
    Thanks for posting. Looking forward to seeing more.
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    Jun 10, 2015, 6:40 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #18

    Cheers, Here's some of the underside lighting & electrician tape to hide light I've added...



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    Jun 10, 2015, 8:33 PM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #19

    doing a killer job there... I suspect light leaks on that cockpit will be a killer...

    Jedi Dade
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    Jun 11, 2015, 2:07 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #20

    Wow good thread and some of the best paintwork i have seen i will follow this
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    Jun 11, 2015, 2:59 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #21

    Thanks Jedi & Judge.
    Main hold lighting....nice and dark feel and lve sanded the pipes to take off that gloss look they had like the 1st picture here.. The top pipes are just small black bar straws & drink stirs. I drilled out a hole each side of the top blue/black pipes so they slide in and stay firm. The floor has minimum weathering till l decide on a grid floor or not!!!


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    Jun 11, 2015, 10:19 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #22

    Nice work but my advice is to exchange that electrician tape for something more durable. In time it will release itself and turn the plastic into a greasy mess.
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    Jun 11, 2015, 11:36 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #23

    Cheers RKS, will look into it, I've only blocked the under LED wires on the removable cockpit cone part... The rest of the model tube thats behind the chairs etc is painted matt enamel black. And I'm making a canopy to cover the Dagostini light section.
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    Jun 11, 2015, 11:45 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #24

    Been working on a 2nd main hold floor using Rub'nBuff pewter finish & Winsor & Newton fast dry Lamp BLack as an experriement. Everything on my first main floor is only stuck to the sides for future change if it looks good or l want to make a grid floor...


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    Jun 12, 2015, 10:39 AM - Re: FALCON 32" hunk of junk build #25

    I made extra Pipe details for the main hold using the runners that you get with this model...as you can see I've put 2 Up lve finished on this picture just below... Just cut, sand, prime...paint and weather... Other pipes etc can be used inexpensively from drink stirs/straws/wire/old phone charges leads etc..


    I've used one or two here... Above the seat corner...

    Below ealier added wall detailing ...


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