FM Millennium Falcon 1/72

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by merseajohn, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. merseajohn

    merseajohn Active Member

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  2. zahal

    zahal New Member

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    Dude...that looks fantastic. :) I have the MR Falcon...I sold my FM Falcon kit to fund it...but I still regret not being able to "build" the falcon. I LOVE my MR Falcon. But the FM is an amazing kit. Congrats on the awesome build and welcome.
     
  3. Scratchy

    Scratchy Well-Known Member

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    I would use the word "Awesome" but it's been used far too many times. That's a great looking build, and you have a good eye for the details too. You even have the dual black lines peppered on her too, sweet.

    Nice touch with the fins on the bottom :thumbsup








    AWESOME!!!

    there I said it
     
  4. CessnaDriver

    CessnaDriver Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The only way this could be better is if it could fly!
     
  5. atom

    atom Active Member

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    Magnificent!:love
    I thought it was totally a studio miniature.:thumbsup
     
  6. crackerjazz

    crackerjazz Sr Member

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    What a paintjob! Everything about it looks perfect down to that Chewbacca figure.
     
  7. IndyBlues

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    Beautiful build and paint job!
    Mike
     
  8. robn1

    robn1 Master Member

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    Excellent! That paint job looks just like the studio model, truly great work.
     
  9. Constantine

    Constantine Active Member

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    She is a beauty! Make me want to work on mine.
     
  10. JMChladek

    JMChladek Sr Member

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    Wow, you have captured the look of the studio mini on this model. Even the little black squares and dashed lines look properly applied and the lighting looks great too! This is one of the best Fine Molds Falcons I have ever seen!
     
  11. Alaneye

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    Fabulous... I've expecting to take delivery of my FM Falcon on Monday, I hope I can make even half as good a job as you have.
     
  12. tk1608

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    :thumbsupLooks very nice indeed !!!

    Phil
     
  13. crackerjazz

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    Next question, if you don't mind - what's the secret concoction in mixing the colors. It looks spot on.
     
  14. JMChladek

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    I don't know what merseajohn used, but I had very good luck doing a straight 50/50 mix of FS camouflage gray and FS light gray (Model Masters shades in my case) to get a very good looking ESB Falcon color. All I did was get a 2 ounce bottle and dumped one bottle of each MM shade into it for a straight 50/50 mixture without having to count drops, weigh or do anything like that. The color mixture I got from a series of Youtube videos where a Japanese modeler built the FM kit and he did the same thing with Gunze shades.
     
  15. Zombie_61

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    Truly gorgeous! In my opinion, regardless of which kit or which version of the Falcon a person is building, it all comes down to the paintwork. And yours is flawless! As has been stated, it looks like a filming model. Seriously strong work there Merseajohn!!! (y)thumbsup
     
  16. ozzyguanche

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    (y)thumbsup:thumbsup

    Paintwork is spectacular. Spot on. Lighting realy sets it all off.

    Ozzy
     
  17. gyoung2993

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    Oh that is Sweeetttttttttt !!!!!! Very nice work !!!
     
  18. wookieefood

    wookieefood New Member

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    stunning
     
  19. CessnaDriver

    CessnaDriver Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Right out of ILM!
     
  20. jager1960

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    Gorgeous work mate!
     
  21. Captain Han Solo

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    Very Nice build!
     
  22. vixr

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    truly a masterpiece...wow. The PB album is an excellent reference tool. Thank you...
     
  23. lolow

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    wow............... looks great
     
  24. Nopal

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    Love the lighting effects. The detail is extraordinary.
     
  25. Monster Dave

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    I agree - Fantastic!!
     
  26. h3pilot

    h3pilot Active Member

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    The problem with RPF is that people are WAY TOO TALENTED!

    My FM Falcon is still in the box because I know I will never be able to make it look that nice. Super job merseajohn!
     
  27. coondog45

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    Great job! Looks really good.
     
  28. Jaitea

    Jaitea Master Member

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    As I have said on another site, this Falcon is definitely the best that I have ever seen, MJ has mastered the skill, his painting & weathering are amazing.....if you make your way over to scalemodeladdict.com you'll see some of his work there.

    J
     
  29. JMChladek

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    Don't think that. 9 times out of 10 it is our own mind that puts up the roadblocks. Sometimes starting the project is enough to get us to push through the doubt. Yes I know, doing a kit that costs a hefty three figures means the fear factor goes up. But you can always try a couple techniques on a less expensive model first before risking the expensive one.

    Just go ahead and do it. I think you'll pleasantly surprise yourself.
     
  30. clancampbell

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    Beautiful! You've really captured the essence of the Falcon!!!!

    Rich
     
  31. Zombie_61

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    Absolutely. In my younger days I did things with model kits simply because it never occurred to me that I couldn't; if I tried to do those things today I'd look at it and "know" I'd screw it up somehow. :lol

    However, with age comes perspective. I have no problems with assembling a kit, but I know for a fact my current painting skills aren't up to the task of completing my Fine Molds Millennium Falcon equal to what I envision in my mind. The day will come, but it's not here yet.
     

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