Fine Molds Millennium Falcon

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by TridCloudwalker, May 7, 2003.

  1. TridCloudwalker

    TridCloudwalker Sr Member

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    Does anyone happen to know if Fine Molds has any definite plans to produce a Millennium Falcon, and if so, is there a tentative release date?
     
  2. Jeeves

    Jeeves Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I hadn't heard anything more than rumors. I'm no math whiz, but if they keep with the 1/72d scale thing, you can bet that this will be an expensive and large model!

    -Raj
     
  3. TridCloudwalker

    TridCloudwalker Sr Member

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    Large? If the falcon in "real life" is 34.8 meters long, a kit at 1/72 scale will measure in at 19 inches (1 inch more than the MPC/ERTL) kit. I wouldn't quite call that large.

    Expensive? Hell yeah, but worth the price. I estimate somewhere in the $60 - $90 range (US).
     
  4. Jeeves

    Jeeves Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks for setting the scale more accurately that I could -- I'm glad I prefaced my comments with the 'not a math whiz' disclaimer.. [​IMG]

    IIRC, the Slave 1 is rumored to cost somewhere around $50-60, so that should give you a good starting point to guess how much a falcon might cost.
     
  5. Seymour Butz

    Seymour Butz Well-Known Member

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    Judging from their previous efforts, I would stick my neck out and say that if it was produced, it would be a simply stunning model, regardless of price. It'd probably be worth every cent.
     
  6. Jedi Dade

    Jedi Dade Sr Member

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    Ditto. From what I've seen their stuf fis worth every penny [​IMG]

    Jedi Dade
     
  7. Sci Fi Smoker

    Sci Fi Smoker New Member

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    Though a Finemold's Falcon would be very nice, I'm hoping that they decide to give us a Y-Wing in the near future.
     
  8. Seymour Butz

    Seymour Butz Well-Known Member

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    Hi Sci Fi Smoker.

    There are so many great subject to choose from. A 1/72 B-wing would be sweet as well. [​IMG]

    Actually, considering everything they've produced so far has been fantastic, I'd be prepared to plonk down the cash for anything they announce, sight unseen, especiialy Original Trilogy stuff.
     
  9. Boba Flint

    Boba Flint Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If they do the Falcon then what would be its "bad guy" counterpart? Look at how kits have been released. X-Wing then its main adversary the TIE fighter. Obi Wan's star fighter and now Slave 1 is going to be released. The Falcon doesn't have a direct adversary. Rumor has it the Y-Wing will be a likely candidate then followed up by TIE bomber. Why? According to EU materials one of the main functions of th Y-wing is it is a bomber so then the TIE bomber would come after that. This good guy, bad guy ship seems to be they way they are doing things so whatever Fine Molds dose after the Slave 1, that ship's counterpart will be next.
     
  10. Jedi Dade

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    Well if I had to determine what was the Falcon's Nemesis I'd have to say a Star Destroyer. Its outrun and or been in battle with one in every original trilogy movie. Its definitely shared more screen time with the SD then the BLockade runner did - even though that initial set of images will be burned on our brains forever [​IMG]

    Anyway I'd be jumping for joy if they did a Falcon followed by an SD (1/72 might be a bit too big). I'm starting to drool so I have to stop now.

    Jedi Dade
     
  11. Spellbinder99

    Spellbinder99 Well-Known Member

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    Have to agree Mr Walker. I am pretty much committed to picking up the FM Star wars kits as they come out, they are THAT good.

    Incidentally, is anyone selling them at home? I have been getting mine from HLJ, which are quite cheap even after shipping.

    Cheers

    Tony
     

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