My 5 ft Millennium Falcon Build/Reference thread

jcoffman99

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The Nichimo Tiger I is the closest I've found so far to the part that goes on the turrett. It looks like it has too many bumbs though.
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jcoffman99

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If anyone would happen to have a nice hi res shot of the bottom of the starboard mandible they'd like to donate for a map, I sure would appreciate it. This is the best I can come up with, but I'd like to have one we could zoom in on.
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darthluso

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If anyone would happen to have a nice hi res shot of the bottom of the starboard mandible they'd like to donate for a map, I sure would appreciate it. This is the best I can come up with, but I'd like to have one we could zoom in on.
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Hi.
I have these photos that I collected for reference.
Hope any of them are of use.
 

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Searun

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Nice work “Detective“ jcoffman99. The learned forensic pathologists are certainly out there. Very mysterious the Falcon case is.
 

jcoffman99

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Learned something about this sneaky little guy today. Almost all of the Tamiya cars have this part. However...only one is right. :) The "Elf" Tyrrell Ford F-1 (003) 1971 Tamiya | No. 12009 | 1:12 is the only one that doesn't have a hole in the end. Here it is next to the McLaren part.

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eagle1

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Learned something about this sneaky little guy today. Almost all of the Tamiya cars have this part. However...only one is right. :) The "Elf" Tyrrell Ford F-1 (003) 1971 Tamiya | No. 12009 | 1:12 is the only one that doesn't have a hole in the end. Here it is next to the McLaren part.

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The C-sprue or engine sprue from the Tamiya 1/12 F1 cars was altered sometime i believe in the late 70's. There are notable differences in some parts from between the vintage & newer issues. ILM of course used the vintage F1 kits which were plentiful at the time, the Texaco McLaren & Tyrrell Ford F1 being the dominant two kits used. So to the purist only the orignal issue is sought after & used & we know how much these kits go for now...ouch!.
I lucked out years ago on Ebay with a seller having like 5 vintage C-sprues for sale for something ridiculously cheap & haven't needed to buy too many complete kits for my build.
But, annoyingly enough, not all of the so called vintage F1 kits have the original C-sprue. I & a few others have found this out, it can be a hit & miss kind of deal. What i do is ask the sellers to provide clear pics of the C-sprue to determine if true vintage or not. The part you found is a good 'tell' of which is which.
The altered C-sprue is not as sharp in molding either, a little soft, especially when compared to the vintage. The newer issues with the photoetch are even softer in molding.
 

jcoffman99

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The C-sprue or engine sprue from the Tamiya 1/12 F1 cars was altered sometime i believe in the late 70's. There are notable differences in some parts from between the vintage & newer issues. ILM of course used the vintage F1 kits which were plentiful at the time, the Texaco McLaren & Tyrrell Ford F1 being the dominant two kits used. So to the purist only the orignal issue is sought after & used & we know how much these kits go for now...ouch!.
I lucked out years ago on Ebay with a seller having like 5 vintage C-sprues for sale for something ridiculously cheap & haven't needed to buy too many complete kits for my build.
But, annoyingly enough, not all of the so called vintage F1 kits have the original C-sprue. I & a few others have found this out, it can be a hit & miss kind of deal. What i do is ask the sellers to provide clear pics of the C-sprue to determine if true vintage or not. The part you found is a good 'tell' of which is which.
The altered C-sprue is not as sharp in molding either, a little soft, especially when compared to the vintage. The newer issues with the photoetch are even softer in molding.
That’s cool. Thanks for sharing.
 

jcoffman99

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No its one part. Here's a pic of my build.
I see it now. There is a piece like it without the center. When I looked on studioscalemodelers I didn’t check the next image because I thought it was the back of the same sprue. Turns out it was a different one with the correct piece. Lesson learned. :)
 

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