Fine Molds Falcon progress pics UPDATED

Dymerski

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MAN... building this for a member....I have built hundreds of kits, I dont think I have built one with so many TINY parts....
It took me a week and a half just to buld it. I am a week behind schedule for the guy but the part count was unexpected.

I am matching the 3 foot studio Falcon, getting every streek and stain on this baby. Doing it by sections.
Hope you guys like.
Dean


NEW PICS :D
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Watson

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Nice but you are missing the dish :lol

Just kidding Dean it looks great.


Greg
 

ralphee

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Wow, amazing job your doing there, what paint are you using? The weathering looks very studio. :thumbsup
 

Aegis159

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Originally posted by Dymerski@Feb 10 2006, 02:08 PM
MAN... building this for a member....I have built hundreds of kits, I dont think I have built one with so many TINY parts....
It took me a week and a half just to buld it. I am a week behind schedule for the guy but the part count was unexpected.

I am matching the 3 foot studio Falcon, getting every streek and stain on this baby. Doing it by sections.
Hope you guys like.
Dean
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Hehehe so did you mean to colorcode your images like that?? red, yellow, red, yellow.... ;)

looking great so far..
 

Dymerski

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Originally posted by Aegis159+Feb 10 2006, 09:18 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Aegis159 @ Feb 10 2006, 09:18 PM)</div>
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@Feb 10 2006, 02:08 PM
MAN... building this for a member....I have built hundreds of kits, I dont think I have built one with so many TINY parts....
It took me a week and a half just to buld it. I am a week behind schedule for the guy but the part count was unexpected.

I am matching the 3 foot studio Falcon, getting every streek and stain on this baby. Doing it by sections.
Hope you guys like.
Dean
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[image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/2_28.jpg[/image]
[image]http://www.wackychimp.com/uploads/3_25.jpg[/image]
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Hehehe so did you mean to colorcode your images like that?? red, yellow, red, yellow.... ;)
If you mean the photos? weird...taken under the same light, no flash within seconds of each other. I hate taking photos.
Dean
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phase pistol

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:thumbsup

[this is a special space-saving post, I chose not to copy the photos in my reply. :rolleyes]

- k
 

Dymerski

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Originally posted by phase pistol@Feb 11 2006, 12:04 AM
:thumbsup

[this is a special space-saving post, I chose not to copy the photos in my reply. :rolleyes]

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funny guy. :lol
 

Dymerski

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to answer some questions...
Decails were not used, all was masked and painted.

All battle damage was added, kit had none.

Most of the Falcon paints were used. The Falcon is not white but a color called grime...sort of a dirty yellowish white. When photographed she looks white.

Some air brush was used, since I was replicating the 3 ft Falcon and all painting and weathering was scaled down 3 times, I needed better control...so chalks and washed were used.

All the streaks were charcoal pencil, this was laid down with a tiny streak, about a 1/4 of final streak. a pastel blender (rolled piece of paper with a point) was used to drag the charcoal down using a straight edge. MUCH MORE CONTROL you have yes

many more steps after ....if anyone is interested I will dish out more info.

Dean

Top all done, will be posting more pics
 

phase pistol

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So Dean, what's your take on the "3ft vs 5ft" controversy? Some say the FineMolds people made a mistake in modeling the kit after the 3-footer.

What say you, are you satisfied to have a replica of the 3-foot Falcon miniature? Or do you wish it looked more like the 5-footer which is much more familiar and well known?

- k
 

Dymerski

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Originally posted by phase pistol@Feb 11 2006, 09:52 PM
So Dean, what's your take on the "3ft vs 5ft" controversy? Some say the FineMolds people made a mistake in modeling the kit after the 3-footer.

What say you, are you satisfied to have a replica of the 3-foot Falcon miniature? Or do you wish it looked more like the 5-footer which is much more familiar and well known?

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good question...

How they would replicate the 5 footer is beyond me...sooooo much detail

I have gathered a ton of pics of both, I LOVE the 5 ft paint job and damage. the chipped paint streaks, stains are FANTASTIC....

The 3 footer is much more weathered and dark, much less attention to all the little details.

Room wise....I will take a 3 footer.

I dont think they made a mistake. They replicated every kit bashed detail, it was really amazing to build and unexpected. It seams all that are building the Falcon from scratch are doing the 3 foot, most likley because of the size issue, but it is popular and quite fantastic.

hope I made sense
Dean
 

phase pistol

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Nope that made sense. Personally I kind of chafe at the proportions on the FM/3-footer (the too-small and too-tight vent discs on the back, the too-small radar dish, etc).

The FM is masterfully done, don't get me wrong. It just looks a bit "wonky" to my eye.

- k
 

Jedi Dade

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That looks awesome. Any chance of you putting out a list of paint color codes and/names and brands that you used? Iv'e been trying to color match paint for what seems like years, and have't got mine to look as close as your ;)

Thanks,
Jedi Dade
 

TFrosst

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Yeah, i'd be interested in the specific paints you used and if it's not too much trouble, some more details on the finishing.
 
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