1/72 Cloud City Diorama with PG Falcon and FM Slave 1

blakeh1

Sr Member
Can't wait to see how this one turns out!

I am working (well at this point still daydreaming) on finishing a dio with the Revell Slave-1 ( it's maybe in the 1/76 ti 1/87 range)

I've got some backdrops I can post up if I can find them

You might also consider some Cloud Cars

RetroSF makes an awesome resin one

https://retrokitonline.net/product/cloud-city-aircar

Apart from that, the DiAgostini one is close to 1/72 or the old Kenner die cast is as well


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korben44

Sr Member
Well, I obviously need that cloud car! Thanks for the link! Anything you have to post would be greatly appreciated... I've got some ambitious plans for this diorama... I'll share them once I have it sketched out.
 

blakeh1

Sr Member
Here is a backdrop someone made when working on their dio.

Unfortunately I can't remember who it was, other than they quite generously were sharing their work for others to use

I believe they were going to print it out on clear sheet and then light it from the back

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And here are some of the matte painting I've come across

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korben44

Sr Member
Here is a backdrop someone made when working on their dio.

Unfortunately I can't remember who it was, other than they quite generously were sharing their work for others to use

I believe they were going to print it out on clear sheet and then light it from the back

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And here are some of the matte painting I've come across

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The first attachment is showing as invalid... therpf has been having that issue lately. But the other photos show perfectly fine. And will be used for reference! Thanks for posting!
 

korben44

Sr Member
Blakeh1... I found your build on that revel slave 1 where you added an interior... Awesome work! And definitely inspiring!
 

blakeh1

Sr Member
Have fun!

While I haven't finished it yet, I did get about halfway through building it. I kind of stalled since I want to replace the lighting, or at least add additional lighting to make the engines brighter

At any rate, I often found myself ogling all the details of each piece rather than assembling them

A total joy to build

I also love the Fine Molds Slave-1

However I did have some problems lining up the the two main hull halves. It left a nasty seam that needed to be filled and sanded

That was unusual for Fine Molds and I am not sure if maybe that was just something warped on mine, or if other had the same issue

Are you going to try building an interior and opening up the ramp?
 

korben44

Sr Member
I know what you mean when it comes to the fine molds slave 1 kits. I've built two already and think I handled the seams OK. I'll post some pictures here. I will be adding an interior and opening the ramp. I have the bandai slave 1 and will use that as my main reference since it has the interior built.
 

korben44

Sr Member
Here's my 2 fine molds Slave 1's:

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I have one extra of each kit, too... I'm using the Boba one in my Bespin diorama... I still have to figure out what I want to do with Jango's. Maybe something from Kamino?
 

blakeh1

Sr Member
I know what you mean when it comes to the fine molds slave 1 kits. I've built two already and think I handled the seams OK. I'll post some pictures here. I will be adding an interior and opening the ramp. I have the bandai slave 1 and will use that as my main reference since it has the interior built.
Great work on the pair!

I need to pick one up a Bandai one then. I totally winged it for the interior when I did the Revell Slave-1

https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=237589

I still need to work on the platform for it. I'm interested to see what you come up with so I can shamelessly borrow some ideas :)
 

korben44

Sr Member
Will you be adding the extra landing gear boxes to the Falcon? The PG is based on the New Hope Falcon, right?

I made an FM Slave 1 some years ago, modified from the Jango Fett version they put out first...

https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=9205

cheers
You are correct. The PG Falcon is based on the ANH version, so I will need to add landing gear boxes to the bottom of this kit. There will be a set available on Shapeways, soon. Just waiting for them to be released. Until then, I have plenty to work on!
 
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