Fine Molds Falcon progress pics UPDATED

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Dymerski, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Dymerski

    Dymerski Well-Known Member

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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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  2. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice but you are missing the dish :lol

    Just kidding Dean it looks great.


    Greg
     
  3. Betamin

    Betamin Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice... Looks like you're doing one hell of a great job on it. :thumbsup
     
  4. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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

    REL Sr Member

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    Wow that looks great.
     
  6. Aegis159

    Aegis159 Sr Member

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    Hehehe so did you mean to colorcode your images like that?? red, yellow, red, yellow.... ;)

    looking great so far..
     
  7. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

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    Wow, that looks great..
    Are you using the decals for the contrasting panels?
     
  8. Dymerski

    Dymerski Well-Known Member

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  9. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :thumbsup

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

    - k
     
  10. Dymerski

    Dymerski Well-Known Member

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    funny guy. :lol
     
  11. eFXBarry

    eFXBarry Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful, Dean.

    Your skills are incredible.

    Barry
     
  12. masterjedi322

    masterjedi322 Sr Member

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    Beautiful work, Dean. The Falcon looks like it came right off the screen.

    Sean
     
  13. Dymerski

    Dymerski Well-Known Member

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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
     
  14. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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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
     
  15. Dymerski

    Dymerski Well-Known Member

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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
     
  16. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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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
     
  17. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    That looks fantastic :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  18. Dymerski

    Dymerski Well-Known Member

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    updated today. new pics added to the beginning
     
  19. Jedi Dade

    Jedi Dade Sr Member

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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
     
  20. TFrosst

    TFrosst Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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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.
     
  21. Jeeves

    Jeeves Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes, mee tooo. Honestly, yours is one of the best buildups I've seen in a while. I'd love to see info on paint colors, but also an "effect-by-effect" description of how you achieve the weathering. The charcoal information was a real eye-opener for me.

    It'll take you just as long as it did to paint, but it would be an invaluable resource to the modeling community. :)

    -Raj
     
  22. tobiasrichter

    tobiasrichter Well-Known Member

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    Wow. This looks very cool. Thanks for sharing the pics. I think you have a very happy customer...

    Tobias
     
  23. Dymerski

    Dymerski Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys...as soon as I am done with it I will post a how to.
    Dean
     
  24. eFXBarry

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    A VERY happy customer.

    Barry
     
  25. ralphee

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    Well i painted my cockpit tube, gunwells and load ports last nite, im happy with the mix i used, first off i primed the parts in flat black as a preshade base, then all paints used were tamiya. I used XF2 buff, XF19 sky grey and then to brighten that up used white, that was the first base color and was lightly misted till a happy preshade medium was reached. After that i took XF60 dark yellow and mixed it into flat white, i then misted this over the "stone" color mix already applied, it served as a two stage preshade so to speak, the final color is actually to my liking, to the camera its a stone grey, but then to the eye its a dirty yellow/white.Its a very tricky subject matter to paint IMO but im very happy, soon as i get to my p.c ill post up the pics, hope this may be of some help.
     
  26. Dymerski

    Dymerski Well-Known Member

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    I got it covered..Thanks...they are interested in the paints, etc. the studio used.
    Start you own thread please
    Dean
     
  27. Jedi Dade

    Jedi Dade Sr Member

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    Anything new on a tutorial? If you're only missing an ERTL falcon shoot me your mailing adress and I'll ship one out to you ;)

    Jedi Dade
     
  28. Darth_Pain

    Darth_Pain Well-Known Member

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    WOW. That's a work of art.
    You've convinced me. When the time comes, I'm getting a FM Falcon. B)
     
  29. Too Much Garlic

    Too Much Garlic Master Member

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    I'm amazed I haven't commented on this yet. That really is a sweet looking Falcon paint job. Very impressive. :thumbsup

    Keep up the good work.
     
  30. RickDTM

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    Truly excellent work Dean. Many thanx for the tip on the expensive pastel shader and the straight edge. It was a "D'OH." moment for me.
     
  31. Forbidden Zone

    Forbidden Zone Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Beautiful work Dean. I can't wait to read the tutorial on this one..
     
  32. mb1k

    mb1k Well-Known Member

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    Dean,

    Did we ever get the "how to" on this thread posted somewhere else? The search function isn't turning up a seperate post for the "how to".

    I got the base coat color 50/50 white/grime mix from another post of yours, but if you're willing to share, there are those of us that would love the rest of the color callouts you used of the FMMF to help us along and save us some time too :)

    If you changed your mind, we can respect that too. Thanks.

    Joe
     

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