What Falcon sidewall kit is better?

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Bladewerp, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Bladewerp

    Bladewerp New Member

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    AMT's Millennium Falcon Upgrade Set (Sidewalls) Or The Falcon Kits Side Panel Detail Set-20 pieces




    Thanks
    Bladewerp
     
  2. Junk Pilot

    Junk Pilot Sr Member

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    You must be referring to the Blue Moon upgrade set available SSM.

    It's a personal preference, really. However the Falcon kits set is very hard to obtain. This is because any correspondance from the maker is slow if not, non existance.

    If you ordered both today I think you would have the Blue Moon set before you even got a reply from Falcon Kits.
     
  3. Bladewerp

    Bladewerp New Member

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    So is the quality and detail at the same level?
     
  4. Junk Pilot

    Junk Pilot Sr Member

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    I have neither of them so I can't speak personally about the quality but I prefer the look of the Falcon Kits although neither of them are accurate to the filming miniature.

    If I got the BM parts I'd be ditching the 3 replacement Tiger back ends and would be looking at replacing them with 1/72 scale versions (if that works).
     
  5. JMChladek

    JMChladek Sr Member

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    I have the Blue Moon set (in fact I've got it partially installed on an MPC Falcon). The quality of it looks good and the other bits it has (the engine grill and rear deck additions) are nice in terms of quality IMHO. It is certainly buildable. I'll eventually finish mine although I admit putting new sidewalls on a Falcon is not the easiest thing to do. If you get one I believe you will be happy with it.
     
  6. Bladewerp

    Bladewerp New Member

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    Nice...thanks for the input. :)
     
  7. astroboy

    astroboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    whichever one you can find
     
  8. Jedi Dade

    Jedi Dade Sr Member

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    you need the 1/144 tiger decks to replace - Dragon makes them and they look fantastic cut up and glued on :D

    Jedi Dade
     
  9. Jedi Dade

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    Both are nice...

    the Falcon Kits resemels the 5 foot mode more closely but is not a re[plica by any stretch

    the BM one is built to resemble the 32" falcon model again not tryign to be a scaled replica


    the BM has the docking rings and some engine deck pits that are really good...

    The falcon kits has the extra landing gear boxes and really nice replacemetn landing struts etc...

    Both are good...

    Jedi Dade
     
  10. Dedalus5550

    Dedalus5550 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Can't seem to find any. Can you point me in any directions?
    Thanks.
     

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