FM Falcon finished!

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by ralphee, May 8, 2006.

  1. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    Finally finished this lil kit up, overall im not that impressed going by the price of it, too many innaccuracies and just not big enough i guess, but then im more studio biased anyways. Ive tried to replicate some sort of studio miniature, although im new to pastels and i feel more at home painting larger models, hope you like it guys.......Lee

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  2. STEVE THE SWEDE

    STEVE THE SWEDE Sr Member

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    I think you've done a great job. Personally I can't wait to start building mine. I haven't had time yet to inspect every detail yet but what's inaccurate about it?

    Cheers,

    Steve.
     
  3. superjedi

    superjedi Sr Member

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    Looks great, Ralphee.
     
  4. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    Thanks fellas, well Steve we all know about the mandible angle thing, but to me the dish looks too small and somehow the cockpit doesnt look right, im not really whining about the bugbears of the kit, just the price and the size of it i guess, that coupled with its innaccuracies just niggles me a bit. That said its a wonderful little plastic kit, but thats all it is, for $200 or whatever its just a small plastic kit. I mean to the british pound, its almost half what my probe droids costing... Guess im just hard to please if its not studio scale lol.
     
  5. Betamin

    Betamin Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I think you did a damned impressive job on it. :thumbsup I hope I can make mine look half as good.
     
  6. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Sweet.... :thumbsup :thumbsup
     
  7. captjustc

    captjustc Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice work, hope mine comes out as well.
     
  8. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    So how big is it?
     
  9. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    Tiny. Bout 17.5" long, my kingdom for a studio one lol.
     
  10. PHArchivist

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    Ralphee, what color did ou use as your base color?
     
  11. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    Hey there, base color is a mixture really, the hull was primed in flat black, then a coat of tamiya buff and deck tan mix. Final coat is tamiya dark yellow, it looks the real deal in the flesh buddy. Then again why not get hold of the floquil grime, its what was used on the props. Hope thats of some help, cant wait to see your lil bird, its been a great thread.....lee
     
  12. PHArchivist

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    Cool man -- thanks.

    Grime? Or Concrete...?


    Funy you mention it. Concrete is what I've heard, and after seeing the MR bird in person I thought you may have used Concrete too.

    But Concrete seems just a tad too rich for the smaller scale FM kit. So I was considering using a mx of Grime and Concrete.
     
  13. MonsieurTox

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  14. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    Thing is i think grime would nail it, even on the lil FM. I struck lucky by using a black undecoat, it dulled all my base color and didnt make it too vibrant considering the colors i was tinkering with. Maybe try grime, if it seems too "warm", mist it with the concrete? Could be a plan?........lee
     
  15. Dymerski

    Dymerski Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(PHArchivist @ Jul 31 2006, 02:53 AM) [snapback]1290989[/snapback]</div>
    I did the MR falcon...the base is 50% grime and 50% white.
    Dean
     
  16. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    Well there you go lol, straight from the man who knows the shiznit lol, thanks Dymerski.
     
  17. PHArchivist

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Dymerski @ Jul 31 2006, 09:25 AM) [snapback]1291092[/snapback]</div>
    Thanks Dean -- that fits right in with my "gut feelings" on it...
     
  18. Ewok

    Ewok Active Member

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    Ralphee.....it's a beauty :thumbsup Love the detail and overall look. Congrats to your new display. Keep it up like that.
     
  19. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    Thanks Ewok, but i really feel mine sucks now in comparison with what some guys are turning out with this lil kit, some folk are killin it big style.
     
  20. PHArchivist

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    Did some color testing today and Floquil Concrete is NOT EVEN CLOSE.
     
  21. jedeyenight

    jedeyenight Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Beautiful Falcon.
    Whatever about the kit, you did a fantastic job.
    Be proud..
     
  22. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(PHArchivist @ Aug 1 2006, 01:49 AM) [snapback]1291544[/snapback]</div>
    Did you try the grime to white yet ?
     
  23. PHArchivist

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    <div class='quotetop'>(ralphee @ Aug 1 2006, 08:32 AM) [snapback]1291683[/snapback]</div>
    Did you try the grime to white yet ?
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    The Grime is nearly perfect.
     
  24. ralphee

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    Cool news indeed, cant wait to see you sling it on the model.
     

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