DeAgostini 32" Falcon (Rescue Project)

gedmac66

Sr Member
G'day Jaitea ,

Really appreciative of your work , and knowledge concerning this lady ( and this particular version for sure ) . Thankyou for sharing .
In post#11 , you ' made ' accurate gearbox detailed parts . Would you consider fabricating extras for purchase by less talented builders ? :facepalm

Cheers Ged
 

Jaitea

Master Member
Not a lot of progress on this at the minute but I have bought the paint for this model from Guy Cowan,....I'm dying to get to that stage,....at the minute I'm still stuck at the grey primer stage,.....heres some images of his paint that he used for his Master Replicas 32" repaint,.....can't get any better than this paint I recon










Hopefully I'll be making progress soon

John
 

gedmac66

Sr Member
Guessing that’s a No re; #23 . Any chance of a brief description as to how you accomplished it maybe ?

Cheers ,

Ged
 

Jaitea

Master Member
Me want! How'd ya do that? very sharp blade and patience?

Yes Fett-ish,....scalpel away the back of the resin until just the grill is left

.....So I've been working on the bird again,....Just started painting the DeAgo Falcon with Archive X Grime (LT).....I haven’t used enamels since the Noughties....been using Acrylics.....but this paint was a real dream to work with

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Love this paint

J
 

gedmac66

Sr Member
That’s Grime ( Light ) you’re using there for the basecoat (?) . Did you just apply that directly over the gray undercoat or were there any other steps involved ? Not sure , but to my old eyes ( in some of the pics ) the colour is pretty close to the original colour that the parts come in , maybe a shade lighter / creamier . Still looking sweet though .

Umm , if it’s not asking too much , was also wondering how the starboard / port gearbox greeblies casting was / is going ?

:cheersGed
 
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mstorin

New Member
Hi Jaitea. Beautiful build. I hadn't heard of these Archive X paints. Checked out their Facebook page. They look very interesting. Mimicking the original Floquil line. They appear to be glossy though. How do they spray? What kind of thinner do they use? They are kind of expensive but may be worth the investment.

Edit: Did more looking on the Facebook page and the Archive X group page. Look to be flat finish, not glossy.
 
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Jaitea

Master Member
That’s Grime ( Light ) you’re using there for the basecoat (?) . Did you just apply that directly over the gray undercoat or were there any other steps involved ? Not sure , but to my old eyes ( in some of the pics ) the colour is pretty close to the original colour that the parts come in , maybe a shade lighter / creamier . Still looking sweet though .

Umm , if it’s not asking too much , was also wondering how the starboard / port gearbox greeblies casting was / is going ?

:cheersGed
Yes I got that casted,....I'll post it after the hols,...thanks Ged



Hi Jaitea. Beautiful build. I hadn't heard of these Archive X paints. Checked out their Facebook page. They look very interesting. Mimicking the original Floquil line. They appear to be glossy though. How do they spray? What kind of thinner do they use? They are kind of expensive but may be worth the investment.

Edit: Did more looking on the Facebook page and the Archive X group page. Look to be flat finish, not glossy.
Yes its brilliant stuff,...thanks mstorin

Some painting of the pits

Using Archive X & oils

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Thanks John
 

gedmac66

Sr Member
Happy New Year to you and yours as well John !

The furthering of the recesses ( for sidewalls ) really do make a difference especially in the first 2 photos - the resulting overhang and shadow it creates is terrific . Was there much modifying ( if any ) of the metal framework involved to accomodate the changes ? . That mini falcon , it’s not the Bandai one right !? . Where ever it’s from , it’s certainly beautifully painted .

Thanks for sharing ,

:cheersGed
 

Jaitea

Master Member
OK......just getting back too this bird.....not a lot has changed....but hopefully things will get going again......had a B-Wiing commission....which took a bit longer than I had thought

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Thanks for looking guys.....more exciting pics soon....I hope

John
 

Murasaki

New Member
I love this build, I waited until I had all the issues before starting, there are a lot of things that need to be changed as not correct ... I'm also going to get a 1:43 X-wing and Y-wing printed up to go in the display box with the Falcon .. Going for a repaint and full of fibre optics ... Im also thinking of getting another and doing a Japanese F-15J paint scheme on it ...

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