got my FINEMOLDS FALCON today! :D

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  1. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Gather round boys. :D

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  2. rhboyd

    rhboyd Well-Known Member

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    It's been a good day for you, I see...

    That's a beautiful thing... good luck on the assembly...

    -r.
     
  3. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks. :D

    About the only thing I can guarantee is that somebody else will have theirs built before I do. :$

    - k
     
  4. Bryancd

    Bryancd Master Member

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    Sweetness.

    Hey, quit smoking.
     
  5. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Objects in photo (other than the Falcon) may not belong to me. ;)

    - k
     
  6. Jet Beetle

    Jet Beetle Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Are you not blind? Did you not notice the subtle yet enlightening message spelled out on your kitchen table....


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    Between good and bad lies the path to enlightenment.
     
  7. Bryancd

    Bryancd Master Member

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    Goog God, you're addicted to Orange Juice, too.... ;)
     
  8. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I thought the secret message was "between cigarettes and orange juice lie car keys".
     
  9. Jet Beetle

    Jet Beetle Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    That's what the little god statue is staring at --
     
  10. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Car keys = enlightenment, gotcha. :p
     
  11. wolverine solo

    wolverine solo Well-Known Member

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    glad to see these are arrivng, cant wait for mine also. best of luck.
     
  12. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Jealous does not even begin to describe my feelings. Grats Phase can't wait to see her done :p

    Greg
     
  13. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    ...I'm still looking for the bottle of vodka to go with that OJ.... :p

    ....ya gotta post pix when you're done....sweet. :thumbsup
     
  14. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    gibber, drool, just look at the packaging, its so...ummm japanese, all the lil boxes for the sprues awww its sooo cute, sorry guys paid for mine today and ive gone ga-ga lol.
     
  15. rhboyd

    rhboyd Well-Known Member

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    I am slightly confused... are there or are there not figures included... and if there are... can you post pics?.?.

    Plus... any shots of the cockpit detail?.

    thanks,
    -r.
     
  16. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Wynnstudio and I got ours too. The figures are included. No Lando though - where's the love?

    I see a need for two aftermarket products already - photoetched brass vents for the upper engine deck and clear resin parts to swap out the inner engine details so that it can be lit.

    I dig it.
     
  17. rhboyd

    rhboyd Well-Known Member

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    pics?.

    please??.??.?.

    -r.
     
  18. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    hey guys, how much was shipping to the states?

    i wanna get one of these but i'll get nailed on import duty into the u.k.

    cheers

    chris
     
  19. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Shipping was $75.

    Here's pics. I didn't take pics of everything - and there are more figs too...

    I like how things are framed by other details - the "escape pods" have sleeves:
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    The top and bottom gunner stations are nicely framed too:
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    Nice depth to parts:
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    The screws are included - youscrew teh hull together - nice touch.
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    Crips details of the inner wells:
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    I bumped the contrast here so you can see the cockpit decals:
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    Stormie has the smaller publicity photo "short range" blaster:
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    Han has the ANH blaster:
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    Hoth Leia and Ben:
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    Chewie and Threepio:
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    ANH Leia:
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    I'll replace the piping with solder wire:
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    Porsche.
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    Even teh small radar dish has a good level of detail - maybe some one will make a photoetched brass replacement.
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    These are the parts that need to be replaced with clear resin:
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    And here's just one of the many bags you get - woof:
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    Whee.
     
  20. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    they look like they could be "recast" in clear quite easily. (are they the engine parts?)

    75 bucks on shipping seems a little pricey :( was it ems?

    chris
     
  21. Talisen

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    Jason,

    Keep me in mind if you have those clear resin parts done, I'll need 2 sets (* that Mookie.))
     
  22. zorg

    zorg Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    i noticed this dissapointing mold sinking, is there any more of it on the other parts?


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    chris
     
  23. Firespray

    Firespray Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting all the detailed pics. Can't wait to see some of these kits completed.
     
  24. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :cry

    Sigh... I'm afraid to go look... :unsure

    Eaton, how is yours? :confused

    - k
     
  25. masterjedi322

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    I just checked mine, and it's there too. All the way around the circle in fact.

    Sean
     
  26. aniskywalker

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    Very nice. :D

    I will have to get me one of them.

    Good luck with it. :)
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    I was a little late with my post. To bad about that "ring problem".

    I still want to get one though. :p
     
  27. Star Wars Man

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    how much $ was it and it was 75 for shipping to us right?
     
  28. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Got mine from Hobbylink Japan, which translates to about $162 plus shipping.

    http://www.hlj.com/product/FNMSW-06

    I had to pay about $90 for shipping :lol because I had other stuff in the box too.

    - k
     
  29. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    OUCH.

     
  30. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well with shipping from Japan the FM Falcon from Hobbylink ends up costing about $230 shipped. :confused

    So yeah I would have been better off buying domestically in this case. :unsure

    - k
     
  31. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah - mine has the sink marks too. Meh, not the end of the world.
     
  32. BobFett

    BobFett Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Does anyone have any side-by-side shots comparing this one to the ERTL (for size)? I know this is a bit smaller but would like to see a pic. Anyone? Merry Xmas.
     
  33. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  34. allosaur176

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    I don't think that blaster is screen accurate :p
     
  35. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Cool ship..
    Does it come with the "Champion spark plug" decals like the 5 footer had that this was supposed to modeled after?

    Lynn
     
  36. Treadwell

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    This is modeled after the 32"(ish) ESB version, which did not have those decals.
     
  37. ViperRecon

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    I'm wondering, from the pics it looks like the hull profile is thin and pretty flat (meaning it should curve down from the gunwells to the sidewalls, not slope down in a straight line). MPC's falcon had that problem also, to an extent. Is it just me?

    Mark Snyder
    Seoul, Korea
     
  38. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  39. wolverine solo

    wolverine solo Well-Known Member

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    much as I enjoyed the older MPC falcon, I'm gonna really enjoy doing this one, well once mine gets here that is. got that and 5 more coming to work on.
     
  40. propsculptor

    propsculptor Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    How much are these?

    I've heard of them but nobody has mentioned the price...
     
  41. PHArchivist

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    One arm, one leg...



    About $200, full retail.
     
  42. PHArchivist

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    Sweet. Bigger than I thought.
     
  43. xeno

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    I thought the size difference with the MPC was bigger,
    now I def have to buy it. :D

    Xeno
     
  44. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just to be clear, the FM is SMALLER than the MPC. :D
     
  45. wolverine solo

    wolverine solo Well-Known Member

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    not to mention cooler lookin when completed to.
     
  46. Lynn TXP 0369

    Lynn TXP 0369 Sr Member

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    Wow.. I thought it was ALOT smaller then the AMT kit.
    It is not too much smaller.
    I may just have to get this one.

    Lynn
     
  47. Aegis159

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    Anyone seen any retailers listing this as available through their store here in the states? I just have an aversion to ordering it from overseas if it's in-country already.....
     
  48. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Starshipmodeler and Culttvman listed it I think.

    - k
     
  49. aljf

    aljf Well-Known Member

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    I got mine from Starshipmodeler with the shipping it was $195.00 :rolleyes




    aljf :confused
     
  50. wolverine solo

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    mine has arrived and I got 3 days of vacation to enjoy putting it together.
     

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