New Revell light and sound Falcon

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by James M, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. James M

    James M New Member

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  2. Jaitea

    Jaitea Master Member

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    Yeah saw it on SSM,......Its based on the wrong Falcon,.....they must have used the FM kit as a guide

    I hope the more skilled models are more accurate

    J
     
  3. James M

    James M New Member

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    I don't know how good the electronics are, but this thing is a lot cheaper than any Falcon lighting kit I have seen. Just put the innards into a better model.
     
  4. Jedi Dade

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    ^^^^ that would depend on if the electronics are good...

    color me interested... I'm Falcon crazy...

    Jedi Dade
     
  5. torren_of_amber

    torren_of_amber Active Member

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    Has anyone noticed that she has changed. I mean like there are new parts and pieces on her?
     
  6. Jaitea

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    Well she has a new dish

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    J
     
  7. Hunk a Junk

    Hunk a Junk Sr Member

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    ^^^ Makes me cry to see a new Falcon come into the world deformed from birth. :cry

    In all seriousness, this is the 21st century. We have 3D printing. We have Bandai making cheap kits that accurately recreate their subjects AND have playability for those who want that. If these kits are just more of the soft detail, box-scale, inaccurate stuff Revell has put out in the past, it's a shame and a huge missed opportunity.
     
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  8. Jaitea

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    I agree HaJ,.....how can this happen?

    ....going back to earlier posts on another Revell thread.....I quoted Yorkie from SSM

    As reported by Yorkie over at Starship Modeller,....Revell's New 'Force Awakens' Star Wars kits get a price & date of release (Oct 2015)



    ...a few weeks ago

    ......so does that mean there'll be 4 Falcons released by Revell

    1. OT Master Series (The re-issued FineMolds Kit),....no price yet,.....although rumours say £200

    2. Ep 7 Easy Kit....(hopefully not a re-issueof the existing Easy Kit with a new rectangular dish) for £60

    3. EP7 Build & Play with lights & sounds & a 32" with a flattened hull for £17

    4. EP7 Pocket size kit @ £5.99

    ......sounds great :rolleyes
    J

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    This Revell stuff really is exciting,.....just look at the rep

    J
     
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  9. Timmythekid

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    Goes to reinforce what other have said - a good paint job can make a mediocre model sing, while a crappy paint job can ruin a great kit. They managed to make the FM Falcon kit look like a Hasbro toy. On the other hand, yeah, am interested in the scale of that lights and sounds Falcon, and in the quality of the electronics as a potential donor for my painfully slow HS build.
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    And...is that box art confirmation of the Falcon taking part in a ginormous space battle in TFA?
     
  10. James M

    James M New Member

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    Forget that idea. I was hoping it would do the cool breakdown sounds that the Legacy Falcon toy did, but it seems to only have two effects.
    https://youtu.be/5mC2P8YQxGA
     
  11. sqbiedoo

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  12. Jaitea

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    Hey theres a guy over on Keeper of the Force site,...DocRaven,...who posted comparisons of the Revell L&S Falcon to the FM 144,....roughly the same size

    hi her are pics from both falcon kits

    http://www.hampp.org/falke/falke_1.jpg
    http://www.hampp.org/falke/falke_2.jpg
    http://www.hampp.org/falke/falke_3.jpg
    http://www.hampp.org/falke/falke_4.jpg
    http://www.hampp.org/falke/falke_5.jpg
    http://www.hampp.org/falke/falke_6.jpg
    http://www.hampp.org/falke/falke_7.jpg
    http://www.hampp.org/falke/falke_8.jpg
    http://www.hampp.org/falke/falke_9.jpg
    http://www.hampp.org/falke/falke_10.jpg
    http://www.hampp.org/falke/falke_11.jpg
    http://www.hampp.org/falke/falke_12.jpg
    http://www.hampp.org/falke/falke_13.jpg
    http://www.hampp.org/falke/falke_14.jpg
    http://www.hampp.org/falke/falke_15.jpg
    http://www.hampp.org/falke/falke_16.jpg

    http://www.keeperoftheforce.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1406

    I replied:

    Its great that you've used the FineMolds kit to compare details to,...& its unbelievable especially on the engine deck how much they've tried to emulate the details,...softer of course,....but all is there

    But although they've altered the Elf boxes on the mandibles to the McLaren boxes, pretty much all the details of this kit is of the 32" studio model

    Revell made a big deal in saying that LFL gave them the cad drawings of the CG models used in the film,


    ....but the 32' model wasn't the model used in he film,....so this kits details looks nothing like the Falcon in TFA

    On the other hand,....have you seen the Bandai kit?

    J
     
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  13. sqbiedoo

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    Looking rather nice Jaitea, thanks for posting. Going to get this one for my son for sure.
     
  14. Vacformedhero

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    Yep, it looks like the docking rings on this have been changed a lot, even though the set docking ring matches the original falcon. I'd say they messed up......but I don't think there is a clear shot of the digital versions docking ring well have to see :)
     
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  15. Pinousse

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    Will do the same with some mods and a full repaint it will be ok for my son ;)
     
  16. Jaitea

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    It looks like they used the 32" for reference for the rings, although the sidewalls go ways back,....you can see part of R2's chest,.....which first appeared on the MPC,....then Code 3,....then the Revell Easykit,.....dunno if the new Revell Level 2 sidewalls have been changed

    ....But R2 lives on

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    J
     
  17. sqbiedoo

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    Nice investigating work J:thumbsup
     
  18. Jaitea

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    Here:
    The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects
     
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  19. Vacformedhero

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    You can see the different, they have changed the original plates that were flat, into angled plates all around, and deepened the details all around
     

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  20. Jaitea

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    Yep,....the shapes & details are still there,...but they have more depth & theres more texture,.....I love it,.....they've hyper detailed the 5 footer

    The 32" was very plain and devoid of much on the sidewalls & rings,.....now it looks naked compared to the CG enhanced & full sized Falcon

    J
     
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  21. JMChladek

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    Heck, the biggest tell as to the sidewall origin being MPC is the molded in slot for the light switch which was present on the very first MPC kit. There are indeed 5 footer Falcon elements in this kit with the most obvious being the shortened cockpit nose. Overall it looks good though and not a bad deal for 20 bucks. It won't break the bank, can look great after something as simple as a more accurate paintjob is thrown on it and yet it offers possibilities for more advanced modelers to really trick it out. On thing I like is we finally... FINALLY have a Revell kit with close to proper sidewall height. So they did a nice job here.

    Looking at footage of the big Revell Falcon (NOT the FM based one), it looks like it is a slightly modified version of the Revell tooling, which in turn was based on the MPC kit. So it still has the sidewalls which are too tall. But, it appears they gave it a five gear configuration on the bottom in addition to the new square dish (and probably some new rubber cockpit figures). For a price point of around $60 though, I will probably pass at least initially and may pick one up if it pops up at Hobby Lobby or a Michael's and I have access to a 40% off coupon.
     
  22. mcusanelli

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    I'm working on on of these little Falcons, and it really is a nice little kit. The first thing i did was to carve the cabin windows further back toward the top of the canopy, giving them some more length. I removed the vertical frame part on the two lower most windows, and moved it back, replacing it with a new section made from a thick strip of masking tape, super-glued down. This makes the cabin section look a bit longer, more like it should. Here's a pic.....I just gave it a quick coat of black to check my work. IMG_6257.JPG IMG_6258.JPG
     
  23. Galactican

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    mcusanelli : Interesting. I have ordered one myself to tinker with it, too. I'll make a cardboard interior for it. Do you have a suggestion regarding the rib structure on the strip around and behind the cockpit? Maybe carving with a knife?
     
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  24. mcusanelli

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    Galactican -
    I was just looking at that. I think the recess is a little bit deep, so I was going to cut a thin strip of plastic into it, and then engrave the ribs. Or, maybe it could be made from a strip of thin metal from a wine bottle top, you know the soft foil stuff, and you could probably pre-score the lines in before it gets glued down. That might be a better choice!
    I might just be lazy, and engrave the recess first to see how it looks.....
    I'm also going to fill in the landing gear with epoxy putty, so it's in-flight, and fix the guns like I did on my 1/72 Falcon. I might also scratch build a new round sensor dish....Not sure I want the rectangular one yet. I haven't decided what to do with the battery access hatch either. Maybe something to cover up the screw....
     
  25. Betamin

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    Does the Falcon in SW:TFA still have the same battle scars and damage as the original? I haven't seen any pics to be able to tell, and i'm getting one of the light and sound Falcons in the mail soon, and wanted to take the dremel to it and add the damage, IF it's still there.
     
  26. Gnar Gnar Jinn

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    I have a feeling we may know more tomorrow ;)
     
  27. Betamin

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    Yeah, hopefully we'll get some better shots of the old girl in the new trailer. It seems like after so many years, someone would say "Han, how about we fix those holes and blast marks on the Falcon, hmm?" Or Leia kept bugging him to fix it, as it looked bad to show up at parties or restaurants in it with the damage and rust streaks, and he refused to do it just to spite her.
     
  28. Galactican

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    One thing is for sure: You will always have to add a tumbler greeblie to the outer hull! ;)
     
  29. Vacformedhero

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    Yeah with all the star destroyers lying around Han and chewie should have been able to replace the damaged ones :wacko
     

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