Bandai 1:72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon

JV1138

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I can just about say that I'm finished with my Falcon! Took me about 3 and a half months to complete this model, which I enjoyed thoroughly. Sure had a blast putting this thing together. So enjoy the photos I took of the model and perhaps leave a comment.

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Some natural sunlight shots.

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As well as night shots.

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Feel free to say something or whatever. Hope anybody reading this enjoyed the ride.
 
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Analyzer

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Yeah, I've got that one on there already. But whatevs, it's just one small part. If you find another location for the part, though, that would be good.
And looking at the recent pics posted you certainly did

I took another look over the sprues and stumbled upon a very similar looking part

In the instruction manual it did not stand out as well as the other two due to the angle they show the piece at but I am pretty sure this must be it

Part Q 8 on page 32 in the manual?

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JV1138

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And looking at the recent pics posted you certainly did

I took another look over the sprues and stumbled upon a very similar looking part

In the instruction manual it did not stand out as well as the other two due to the angle they show the piece at but I am pretty sure this must be it

Part Q 8 on page 32 in the manual?

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Thanks. I found where the part belongs. Thanks for helping me finish my model!
 

Analyzer

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Thanks. I found where the part belongs. Thanks for helping me finish my model!

Cool

You did excellent work on this with the weathering and I would hate to have pieces floating around

Plus you got me inspired to start working on mine again after pulling it out of the box and looking through stuff

I had painted the cockpit and some figures, but put it on hold while I tried to decide if I wanted to add additional lighting or open up the cockpit door to show the walkway
 

JV1138

Active Member
Cool

You did excellent work on this with the weathering and I would hate to have pieces floating around

Plus you got me inspired to start working on mine again after pulling it out of the box and looking through stuff

I had painted the cockpit and some figures, but put it on hold while I tried to decide if I wanted to add additional lighting or open up the cockpit door to show the walkway
Ok. Can't wait to see yours! Make sure to create a thread about your Falcon, and I might just check it out myself.
 

JV1138

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Can anyone provide a replacement piece for this part that broke off here? I don't know if I can contact Bandai directly for any spare parts, and it might just be a hassle to contact them anyway. If anyone can lend me this part, or perhaps make a copy of it, it would be appreciated! Specifically, it's this pipe that goes into this maintenance pit on the front of the model.

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Akwalek

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Can anyone provide a replacement piece for this part that broke off here? I don't know if I can contact Bandai directly for any spare parts, and it might just be a hassle to contact them anyway. If anyone can lend me this part, or perhaps make a copy of it, it would be appreciated! Specifically, it's this pipe that goes into this maintenance pit on the front of the model.

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Is it the pipe coming in at the top of the maintenance pit? If so the easiest option may be to just buy a pack of styrene rod and make a new piece from that. Measure the diameter of the existing pipe and then search for the same or similar diameter.
The rod can be bent into shape by gently heating over a flame.
 

JV1138

Active Member
If it's just the pipe then a heat-bent piece of sprue is the perfect candidate!
Nah, I feel like that would be more trouble than it's worth, and it would be VERY easy to screw up! Also when you do get it right, it won't look the same as the original because it's just a piece of sprue after all.
 

Analyzer

Master Member
Replacement parts from Bandai are tough

Depends when and where you bought the kit.

Bandai will only offer replacement parts to Japanese mailing addresses

If here in the states,, it would have to be a BlueFin branded import, and you would have to go through their service department. However, they will probably not offer a replacement part unless you can show the defective sprue part, or claim it was missing. Typically a replacement part for a piece that broke after building is probably not covered. I had actually looked into this before for a part I lost

If in Europe, you would have to go through Revell as they are the licensed distributor

Honestly as the other have said, it is a fairly simple piece

You can get pre-sized plastic rods in various mm diameters, probably even a size that would match the exact diameter of that part. Bending it should not be too hard

I could check my stash and see if I have any plastic rods of that size
 

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