Question: Differences of 1/144 Falcons

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Jimmer

Well-Known Member
After seeing user JNordgren42 's work on his 1/144 Bandai Falcon I really have the itch to build one in this scale, it just looks like a really fun build.
* And check out JNordgren42 's build, he's been out of the game a while but is coming back into the hobby full force.

To any members who have built different versions in this scale (or members who are more familiar) are there significant differences in the different film versions (Lando's excluded, of course), and is there a version that would be more accurate or a "better" version?

I know they're more accurate to each film (square dish for sequel versions for example), but I generally mean is there a version that is preferred overall for whatever reasons.

Thanks in advance for info /opinions.
 

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nkg

Sr Member
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Well there are only three basic Falcons marketed at that size.

1) there’s the Fine Molds kit. Which was okay for its time but is a bit limited in detail, has some geometry issues, and is based on the 32” Empire version. It’s OT however and a bit smaller than the Bandais. And long out of production.
2) there is the Bandai Solo/Lando Falcon.
3) there are the Bandai sequel ones, which are based on The Force Awakens digital Falcon, with two minor subreleases for the next films. They’re all sequel versions and not OT but have magnificent detailing.
 
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Jimmer

Well-Known Member
Well there are only three basic Falcons marketed at that size.

1) there’s the Fine Molds kit. Which was okay for its time but is a bit limited in detail, has some geometry issues, and is based on the 32” Empire version. It’s OT however and a bit smaller than the Bandais. And long out of production.
2) there is the Bandai Solo/Lando Falcon.
3) there are the Bandai ones, which are the Force Awakens digital Falcon with two minor subreleases for the next films. They’re all sequel versions and not OT but have magnificent detailing.

Thanks for the info.
I should have worded my question a bit better..meant between the Bandai versions..my fault.
I think I found an article that covers it..but thanks again.
 

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JNordgren42

Member
Thanks for the kind words Jimmer, I'm having a lot of fun with my build.

On the subject of the Bandai 1/144 Falcons, I'd go with the Rise of Skywalker version (the one I have). It has the parts for both the bow tie and circular rectenna dishes and the corrections that were included in the Last Jedi version (mandible sidewalls are no longer incorrectly mirrored). As far as I know it is just one additional sprue with the dish parts and the new seated figures, everything else in the kit is the same.
 

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