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  1. craig g's Avatar
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    Dec 28, 2015, 7:12 PM - Re: Not quite so Scared of my Deagostini Falcon #26

    OK
    I've manned up and made a start.
    I've decided to paint the hull when finally complete rather than do it in sections
    So I've began work on the cockpit and hold.
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    Dec 29, 2015, 3:05 PM - Re: Scared of my Deagostini Falcon #27

    Good Choice!

    Jedi Dade
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    Feb 23, 2016, 6:07 AM - Re: Scared of my Deagostini Falcon #28

    Wasn't going to bother too much with the interior, but I decided to scratch some extra details for practice as much as anything.
    Not screen accurate, just wanted to add a little interest. I'll be purchasing the Shapeways cargo and bar stools at a later date
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    Feb 24, 2016, 4:11 PM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #29

    The cockpit so far
    Used Paragrafix decals but without the photoetch. Saved some money plus I've got no plans to light it.
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    Feb 24, 2016, 4:17 PM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #30

    Craig, Really nice work so far! The weathering and shading is looking great. The one suggestion I would make is not about the modeling but the photography. See if it's possible to take pictures without the flash, using artificial light of some kind. Since the flash comes right from the camera it tends to flatten and wash out details.

    Keep posting!
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    Feb 24, 2016, 4:24 PM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #31

    Yeah sorry about the bad photos, my partner has a high end SLR type digital camera that I have no idea how to use. Doh! So I just use my smartphone. Have to get her to take some shots for me.
    Thanks for the kind words
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    Feb 25, 2016, 8:16 AM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #32

    Great job! Looks really good. I agree and say keep posting.
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    Feb 25, 2016, 3:04 PM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #33

    Looking good.

    also another thing to avoid flash is step back further then zoom in - if you have an optical zoom. Digital zoom makes little difference but optical zoom works great.

    Jedi Dade
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    Feb 28, 2016, 12:53 PM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #34

    Some slightly better pics in natural light. Still taken with my smartphone though.
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    Feb 28, 2016, 6:20 PM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #35

    Looking great, Craig... keep up the good work!

    -Kris
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    Feb 28, 2016, 9:16 PM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #36

    Looking great. I can't wait to get started on my own but I didn't realise just how oversized that chair in the cargo hold is.
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    Feb 29, 2016, 3:48 AM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #37

    Junk Pilot said: View Post
    Looking great. I can't wait to get started on my own but I didn't realise just how oversized that chair in the cargo hold is.
    That's probably my mistake.
    I scratched it to the same dimensions as the cockpit chairs. I think it looks too big also.
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    Mar 1, 2016, 6:32 PM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #38

    craig g said: View Post
    That's probably my mistake.
    I scratched it to the same dimensions as the cockpit chairs. I think it looks too big also.
    Apparently it's because the cockpit and hold are at slightly different scales.
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    Apr 23, 2016, 7:58 AM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #39

    First turret done.
    Was gonna do them both at the same time but due to Deagostini messing up my subscription. Don't know when I'll get the parts.
    Anyway, used Paragrafix decals, old guitar strings and sheet styrene.
    Not perfect by any means but better than stock. Not gonna see much anyway.
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    Apr 23, 2016, 5:31 PM - Re: Scared of my Deagostini Falcon #40

    vectorzero said: View Post
    You should be able to pick up the Hasbro Hero Series Millennium Falcon (AKA the BMF) for peanuts compared to the Deagostini. Its similar in size, so you can practice on that before moving on to the much more expensive model.
    Excellent suggestion. You can practice weathering/painting techniques until your ready to paint the Deago Falcon. It's your model. You paint and detail it the way you think it should look. We tend to pick apart the kit pointing out all the inaccuracies with possible fixes. Try not to get bogged down in the endless criticism of the kit. You can pick and choose what mods you want to do. It's a great kit and can be built OOB and look stunning with out any mods. Remember it's how you envision it.
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    Jun 16, 2016, 12:05 PM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #41

    So annoyed with Deagostini at the moment.
    I've been missing issues 43,44 and 46 for months now.
    Keep phoning customer service to be told that they are out of stock. Then last month they told me that they were in stock and they would send me them free of charge with my next delivery. Great!!!
    This month's package arrived yesterday and still no missing issues.
    And to make matters worse they have skipped issues again, so now I have more parts that I have no need of yet.
    I haven't phoned them yet coz I'm too pi$$ed off to deal with them.
    So my build has totally stagnated.

    Sorry for the rant!
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    Jun 22, 2016, 7:20 PM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #42

    I am subscribed to the millennium Falcon model build and they are out of stock on one of the months parts. They are shipping this months parts but I can't do anything with them until I receive the missing parts that are on back order. I emailed them numerous times and they always get back to me. At least the line of communication is good with them. It doesn't help me with my build right now but I know what is going on.


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    Jun 23, 2016, 2:54 AM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #43

    Looking great...sorry to hear your still missing issues!!! They usually sort it out quick when lve emailed them on the Deago MF site...
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    Jun 23, 2016, 8:12 AM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #44

    Yeah they got back to me quickly when I emailed them but now those issues are out of stock. They are all the ones I need to complete the lower saucer, so I have stalled. My plan was to complete that then paint all the base colours but leave weathering until the whole Falcon was completed.
    I've now got parts for half the top saucer but with a large gap.
    Hope I get them soon.
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    Aug 11, 2016, 5:34 AM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #45

    Just got a great score off ebay.
    Decided I'm going to redo the cockpit and light it using the Paragrafix photo etch set. Thought I'd get some lighting supplies in so was checking eBay for led light strip.
    Just by chance an auction only had a few minutes to run with no bidders.
    So I've just bought 5m of trimable strip for 99p
    Result!!!
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    Aug 29, 2016, 9:40 AM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #46

    Started to do a little painting.
    Still missing parts for the underside so I painted the upper maintenance bays.



    Fairly happy how they came out.
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    Oct 8, 2016, 7:31 PM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #47

    Started sorting out the cockpit lighting.
    Waiting on some fibre optic cable that I should hopefully recieve on Monday, fo a few flashing lights.
    This is some Led strip I've fitted to light up the Paragrafix cockpit tunnel.
    6v so it runs off the supplied board.

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    Oct 11, 2016, 10:53 AM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #48

    Got my cockpit lighting sorted, colour changing flashing Led for a few lights and a white flasher for some others. All run off the standard board as I've got 4 spare sockets from not using the landing lights.
    But have ground to a halt yet again as my compressor died before I could seal the decals. It's nearly 20 years old so I guess I shouldn't grumble.
    Anyway new one ordered, so hopefully have the cockpit finally buttoned up this weekend.
    I've also ordered some blue LED strip for the engines. I'll decide when I can compare it to the white whether I use it or not. It's only 3 so no big deal if I don't.
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    Jan 4, 2017, 3:14 AM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #49

    Finally started painting, clearcoat today then hit it with the oils and weathering pastels.




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    4 Weeks Ago  Jan 18, 2017, 11:37 AM - Re: A novices Deagostini Falcon #50

    That's looking great. Love that interior and your paint and weathering look fantastic.

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