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    Jan 8, 2017, 3:45 PM - Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #1

    Got myself a cool Bandai kit. It's a tiny but very detailed model and looks fantastic. It's a down sized version of the Force Awakens Falcon from Bandai only with the original round radar disc.
    Here's some pictures of the top, depict against my modified Revell tiny "quick snap" kit showing the Bandai's even smaller.

    Bandai on the right.






    Will post more soon.
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    Jan 8, 2017, 6:30 PM - Re: Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #2

    I just finished putting mine together this morning. Still need to paint. Gorgeous detail on this tiny Falcon. BTW it's the 3 gear ANH version.
    Don Mac.
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    Jan 8, 2017, 10:56 PM - Re: Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #3

    Sixth Element said: View Post
    I just finished putting mine together this morning. Still need to paint. Gorgeous detail on this tiny Falcon. BTW it's the 3 gear ANH version.
    Don Mac.
    Yes, forgot to mention that too, it's indeed a ANH 3 landing gear version.
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    Jan 9, 2017, 10:19 AM - Re: Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #4

    I just got mine in the mail five minutes ago! It's sooo cute! I think I'll just light the engines on this one.
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    Jan 9, 2017, 11:34 AM - Re: Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #5

    AFAIK, the sidewall details are also asymmetrical; the future of Millennium Falcon kits is in good hands.
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    Jan 9, 2017, 1:38 PM - Re: Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #6

    A brief review/notes of the 1/350 "box" Bandai Falcon:

    https://sites.google.com/site/millen...lennium-falcon

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    SGK said: View Post
    AFAIK, the sidewall details are also asymmetrical; the future of Millennium Falcon kits is in good hands.
    The straight mandible sidewalls are now assymmetrical, which is great. So are the two underside maintenance pits.

    Unfortunately a number of mirrored parts remain, with the curved rear sidewalls being the prime offenders. It's a big step up and improvement, though.
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    Jan 11, 2017, 4:48 AM - Re: Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #7

    nkg said: View Post
    A brief review/notes of the 1/350 "box" Bandai Falcon:

    https://sites.google.com/site/millen...lennium-falcon

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    The straight mandible sidewalls are now assymmetrical, which is great. So are the two underside maintenance pits.

    Unfortunately a number of mirrored parts remain, with the curved rear sidewalls being the prime offenders. It's a big step up and improvement, though.
    Thanks NKG for the cool link.
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    Jan 11, 2017, 9:30 AM - Re: Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #8

    nkg said: View Post
    A brief review/notes of the 1/350 "box" Bandai Falcon:

    https://sites.google.com/site/millen...lennium-falcon
    Thanks for link. You sucked another hour and a half of financial productivity out of my day (in a good way)!
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    Jan 11, 2017, 9:43 AM - Re: Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #9

    It is worth noting that the real 5 footer has almost mirrored sidewalls on the curves at the back,......they are basically the same if sitting beside each other but one is turned upside down when placed on the ship,....the wee Bandai kit uses TFA version for this which has a heap more pipework,....TFA details pop up all over this kit,...in the circular pits on the mandibles top & bottom & the docking rings,.....the pattern of the armour on the top surface is mirrored near the turret,....& theres a missing armour panel on the underside






    The walkway details look too high & are similar to the 32"

    J
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    Jan 11, 2017, 9:50 AM - Re: Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #10

    I'm lighting mine. I have the plastic engine panel trimmed out. I played around with stretching clear blue sprue from the bigger kit. I think it will work just fine.
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    Jan 11, 2017, 2:29 PM - Re: Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #11

    Weeeeell, I'm not sure I'd say the 5 footer rear sidewalls are that close. They've got similar elements, but they're quite different.

    I haven't finished my model yet, so this isn't 100% accurate, but they don't look like mirrors to me.

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    Jan 11, 2017, 2:43 PM - Re: Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #12

    Jaitea said: View Post
    the pattern of the armour on the top surface is mirrored near the turret,....& theres a missing armour panel on the underside
    That's true. I didn't really talk much about the mirrored panelling, partly because it's something that most people won't have memorised unless they compare it to a photo directly, but also because on the 1:350 model the panel lines are pretty difficult to see! Also, I guess, I'm less ambitious than you and I really don't want to fill and rescribe stuff, even on the 1:144 model!
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    Jan 11, 2017, 4:14 PM - Re: Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #13

    nkg said: View Post
    Weeeeell, I'm not sure I'd say the 5 footer rear sidewalls are that close. They've got similar elements, but they're quite different.

    I haven't finished my model yet, so this isn't 100% accurate, but they don't look like mirrors to me.

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    Nice tech drawings,....although.....

    Those aren't the parts we are talking about...

    This one appears to be the Port forward qtr,....below the dish



    This one, quite rightly is one of the rear quarter walls,....the Starboard:



    But what I was talking about is the port & starboard rear quarters,.....which are (almost) exactly the same,.....or made to appear symmetrical



    So ILM & Bandai are entirely correct in making these two areas mirrored for TFA Falcon

    J
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    Jan 11, 2017, 8:02 PM - Re: Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #14

    Ah okay, sorry - we were indeed talking about different parts of the model!
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    Jan 11, 2017, 9:01 PM - Re: Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #15

    Corrected the info on the review page.
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    Jan 13, 2017, 1:10 PM - Re: Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #16

    Rats! I was going to do some of the stuff that this guy has done. Definitely thinking about the Docking Bay 94 angle and adding an interior...

    http://dorobou.blog.so-net.ne.jp/archive/c2306089624-1
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    Jan 13, 2017, 1:51 PM - Re: Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #17

    nkg said: View Post
    Rats! I was going to do some of the stuff that this guy has done. Definitely thinking about the Docking Bay 94 angle and adding an interior...

    http://dorobou.blog.so-net.ne.jp/archive/c2306089624-1
    The old modellers bible....but did you know the guy working on that is only 3 inches tall?

    J
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    Jan 14, 2017, 2:31 AM - Re: Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #18

    Just for showing :



    If you want to light it go for the tie rap, even not lighted it don't look too bad.
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    Jan 19, 2017, 11:24 AM - Re: Bandai 006 Millenium Falcon #19

    Those rear quarter panels look like the same one, just flipped over. Is it possible they were cast? Or just used the two halves of some kit partsthat were split down the middle (more likely, I expect...)

    Keep up the good work!

    R/ Robert

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