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    Nov 1, 2015, 3:25 PM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #101

    Jaitea said: View Post
    I did notice that,....but didn't like to say,.....me being all humble and all that,.....but I don't know, theres something very familiar about that part......

    http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...2017.42.37.png


    ....nooooooo!.....dont do it....that one was spot on!!......do another one

    J

    I'm thinking about my Revell snap kit Falcon that I diced up and modified, Not the 6 month MPC build! That one is gold on the shelf. I never was happy with the Revell ship though.
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    Nov 1, 2015, 3:28 PM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #102

    jake88 said: View Post
    I'm thinking about my Revell snap kit Falcon that I diced up and modified, Not the 6 month MPC build! That one is gold on the shelf. I never was happy with the Revell ship though.
    Phew,....Gold it is.....love that paint job......

    J
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    Nov 1, 2015, 4:15 PM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #103

    Thank you J!
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    Nov 1, 2015, 10:20 PM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #104

    So is the bandai kit the most accurate?
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    Nov 1, 2015, 11:00 PM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #105

    propcollector said: View Post
    So is the bandai kit the most accurate?
    Well, the fine molds falcon is pretty accurate in terms of details to the 32".... But the shape is wrong.

    The shape of this is pretty identicle to the five footer, but the sidewalls are quite different. However, this appears to be close to the digital falcon of the new film. So there's that.


    But dang, the curvature of this thing makes up for anything.
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    Nov 2, 2015, 2:53 AM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #106

    propcollector said: View Post
    So is the bandai kit the most accurate?
    When it comes to the Falcon, there are so many versions that the only way to be "accurate" is to pick one specific version and try to replicate that. Here are the different versions: (studio miniatures) 5-footer (ANH version), 5-footer (TESB, ROTK version), 3-footer, various low-detail models used for long shots, ANH full-scale set, TESB/ROTJ full scale set, SE digital model, PT digital model (with "Stellar Envoy" paint job), TFA digital model (based mostly on 5-footer with TFA full scale set details), TFA full scale set. Once the Han Solo stand-alone movie is made, we'll likely get yet another version of the Falcon to show the pre-ANH ship.

    What Bandai finally gets right is the hull curvature. Ever since the original MPC kit, Falcon models have been flawed by a too flat hull shape that required designers to make the side walls too tall to compensate. That makes for a 'hockey puck' shaped Falcon when the shape should be more like a clam shell. or a hamburger.
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    Nov 2, 2015, 8:37 AM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #107

    So if I want to replicate the tfa falcon I should go with the fm kit? And that would be the 1/144 or the 1/72, which one?
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    Nov 2, 2015, 9:12 AM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #108

    propcollector said: View Post
    So if I want to replicate the tfa falcon I should go with the fm kit? And that would be the 1/144 or the 1/72, which one?
    The Bandai kit is the closest to the TFA Falcon. Hands down. Both the 1/72 and 1/144 Fine Molds kits have inaccurate proportions to any of the physical or digital models in the films. Go with Bandai. It's also far cheaper than the FM kits, so its a win-win.
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    Nov 2, 2015, 2:18 PM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #109

    Great I went with the bandai, I got one for 39.00 with free shipping!!

    thanks guys for the info
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    Nov 4, 2015, 11:47 PM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #110

    sqbiedoo said: View Post
    Like many Falcon lovers out there I was scanning every inch of the Bandai Falcon for new details and guests what Jaitea, they're using the same radar disk base as the Ralf McQuarrie version. Like the one you've build.
    http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/...psz4om3tvh.jpg
    I think that the dish looks a lot like the dish on the Tantive IV as well.

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    Nov 5, 2015, 12:31 AM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #111

    newmagrathea said: View Post
    I think that the dish looks a lot like the dish on the Tantive IV as well.

    http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb2...iveIVFinal.jpg
    Right you are, it's almost an exact copy of it

    Here's a Beter picture.
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    Nov 5, 2015, 6:29 AM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #112

    sqbiedoo said: View Post
    Right you are, it's almost an exact copy of it

    Here's a Beter picture.
    http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/...psriqtcdnd.jpg
    How has no one ever picked up on that?
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    Nov 5, 2015, 8:37 AM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #113

    astroboy said: View Post
    How has no one ever picked up on that?
    We all did on a thread last year LOL
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    Nov 5, 2015, 10:02 AM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #114

    so was the dish scratched or kit bashed?
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    Nov 5, 2015, 12:15 PM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #115

    Ok,...some images of my Hunk a Junk inspired FM modification:







    Oh,....almost forgot,....I got a parcel today from Tenso:





    The parts are BEAUTIFUL,....very fine & fantastically detailed

    J
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    Nov 5, 2015, 1:51 PM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #116

    Jaitea said: View Post
    Ok,...some images of my Hunk a Junk inspired FM modification:

    http://i.imgur.com/nK9YN7e.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/mIEDyRB.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/22Hib9Y.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/O3T3Y1R.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/LOMa12y.jpg

    Oh,....almost forgot,....I got a parcel today from Tenso:
    http://i.imgur.com/WRDyO7s.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/w0OZ0kM.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/Yr3FPaL.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/70DIQv8.jpg

    The parts are BEAUTIFUL,....very fine & fantastically detailed

    J
    Looking really nice John and yes, Bandai make us all very happy.
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    Nov 6, 2015, 9:22 AM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #117

    One thing that might be challenging for us on this one is the paneling colours. The fact is, unless the studio released the digital images for us to look over, most of our references will come from film stills.

    Unlike years of model references from books and displays

    There might be a lot of debate going on about this.

    Which is why I will probably wait a while before picking one of these up. And who knows? if a 1/72 version comes out, I may just skip this
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    Nov 6, 2015, 10:30 AM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #118

    Logically it should have the same exact panelling/colors as the studio 32" ESB model with maybe a few extra added color panels and blast marks/scuffs but again we always get surprises.

    GFollano
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    Nov 6, 2015, 10:44 AM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #119

    GF said: View Post
    Logically it should have the same exact panelling/colors as the studio 32" ESB model with maybe a few extra added color panels and blast marks/scuffs but again we always get surprises.

    GFollano
    One would think, but are the panels the same as the 32"? I always thought that the paneling of the two studio models were quite different.
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    Nov 6, 2015, 11:55 AM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #120

    GF said: View Post
    Logically it should have the same exact panelling/colors as the studio 32" ESB model with maybe a few extra added color panels and blast marks/scuffs but again we always get surprises.

    GFollano
    I really think we should use the 5 footer as a guide,....there are no elements of the 32" stunt Falcon on TFA CG asset

    I'd say the 32" is retired

    There are a few areas on TFA Falcon that are weathered differently,....Portside mandible for eg

    J
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    Nov 6, 2015, 12:07 PM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #121

    Jaitea said: View Post
    I really think we should use the 5 footer as a guide,....there are no elements of the 32" stunt Falcon on TFA CG asset

    I'd say the 32" is retired

    There are a few areas on TFA Falcon that are weathered differently,....Portside mandible for eg

    J

    Have you ever seen the 5 footer in person? I've never seen great photos of it that aren't washed out from a flash so I'm not sure if the paint is quite as layered as the 32" falcon
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    Nov 6, 2015, 12:20 PM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #122

    Yes there are plenty on the web,...ill post some

    Remember that the 5 footer got a lot of attention & time spent on it, whereas the 32 was a quick rush job with overspray and pen marks....to try and give an impression of the 5 footer

    J
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    Nov 6, 2015, 12:21 PM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #123

    astroboy said: View Post
    Have you ever seen the 5 footer in person? I've never seen great photos of it that aren't washed out from a flash so I'm not sure if the paint is quite as layered as the 32" falcon
    A massive amount of photos of the 5-foot Falcon here: https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=B9FE0...DC25FDBC!19998
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    Nov 6, 2015, 4:18 PM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #124

    darthviper107 said: View Post
    A massive amount of photos of the 5-foot Falcon here: https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=B9FE0...DC25FDBC!19998
    Oh boy, thanks alot
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    Nov 6, 2015, 5:21 PM - Re: The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon Projects #125

    Woohoo! Lucky you, J! My fat box with the fat Falcon won't be getting here until next week at best -- that's a lot of waiting before I finally see a 5-footer dome. Sharp eye with the mandible weathering, by the way! I want to get everything right so I might wait for the movie stills before I start spraying. Who knows we might get a full belly view (of the Falcon) and some close up top views -- I don't want to botch this as it's got so many delicate piping and details that it won't survive the paint-stripping toothbrush without breaking a few parts here and there. Or hmmm....why don't I get another one for backup. Astroboy, I admire your willpower to wait before picking up one of the these things. I'm weak and don't have that kind of resolve

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