Bandai 1/144 Millennium Falcon decal questions plus build progress...

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rbeach84

Sr Member
Very nice! Also, I detected a bit of joy in your posts... excellent restart into the hobby, sir!
I caught the 'wash not screen accurate', however I recall discussion about the ILM teams using washes applied with large paint brushes (such as used for painting walls...) Black undercoats also are apparently de rigueur.
So other thoughts occurred to me as I followed along. One was how colors can be applies using an almost dry brushing technique, building up density slowly.
Also, using a coat of 'Pledge Multi Floor Finish' - aka 'Future' - as a gloss coat works well and can be applied with a brush. I have even used it as a setting agent under the decals though I usually also test it with a spare decal to ensure compatibility. Make sure to let it dry under a dust free cover because it can take a little while to dry which is great for leveling but not so great for airborne dust 'settling'... It is a great barrier for weathering, too.

Regards, Robert
 

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JNordgren42

New Member
Very nice! Also, I detected a bit of joy in your posts... excellent restart into the hobby, sir!
I caught the 'wash not screen accurate', however I recall discussion about the ILM teams using washes applied with large paint brushes (such as used for painting walls...) Black undercoats also are apparently de rigueur.
So other thoughts occurred to me as I followed along. One was how colors can be applies using an almost dry brushing technique, building up density slowly.
Also, using a coat of 'Pledge Multi Floor Finish' - aka 'Future' - as a gloss coat works well and can be applied with a brush. I have even used it as a setting agent under the decals though I usually also test it with a spare decal to ensure compatibility. Make sure to let it dry under a dust free cover because it can take a little while to dry which is great for leveling but not so great for airborne dust 'settling'... It is a great barrier for weathering, too.

Regards, Robert
Thanks! I definitely had fun. The last little bit I need for my airbrush is supposed to come tomorrow, so it will be good to get it hooked up and start practicing with that. I've used Future in the past on canopies, haven't ever tried it on the model itself, maybe I'll give it a go. I also dry brushed the base color (or a close facsimile) over the whole model after I finished the initial wash. It really evened things out and knocked back the saturation on the decals. Now I just need to figure out what to build next. The Bandai Slave 1 is high on the list, but I've also been eying a Hasegawa VF-1S Valkryie from Macross. Decisions, decisions... :)
 

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