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    Dec 29, 2016, 7:24 AM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #51

    In case you were wondering...

    It cost us a total of $343.64 US dollars to obtain the kits that have the missing details/parts that are shown in the first post. We were able to get some of these kits at a fantastic price while others were higher than we expected. This is due to availability, rarity and so on.

    Please note: This is not all of the kits needed for the parts that DeAgostini 'forgot' to include. As of this time, they have not responded on if they are going to correct this 'error' or not.

    This was a huge out of pocket for us. The price paid is more than all of the Shapeway parts that we want to order for our Falcon build.

    A few of the kits mentioned in the first post are arriving today and tomorrow. We are hopeful to have them all in hand by end of next week.
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    Dec 29, 2016, 9:09 AM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #52

    That is good to hear and thank you for the work you guys have done in outlining the missing parts. All I can say it's a shame how Deagostini is treating this whole thing. It now appears that they are even sensoring the thread I started on their forum about this issue and erasing people's posts. Lame!
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    Dec 29, 2016, 6:07 PM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #53

    thank you dtssyst !
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    Dec 30, 2016, 6:36 PM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #54

    Great News!

    Just waiting for the following two kits to arrive...
    Tamiya 1/20 P34 Kit Number 2001
    Tamiya 1/35 Jagdpanzer IV L/70 Lang

    All other kits are in hand.
    The Morser Karl and Agano arrived today. I felt like a kid opening them as they are brand new kits. The boxes even look new.

    The Tamiya 1/35 German 20mm Flakvierling 38 Anti-Aircraft Gun and 1/35 Panzer Kampfwagen III Ausf. M/N are also in the house. Not for missing parts but for other reasons (falcon related for the 20mm Flakvierling). ;-)
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    Dec 30, 2016, 8:44 PM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #55

    Duplicate post
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    Dec 30, 2016, 10:36 PM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #56

    Does the single barrel version flak 38 play a part in the SS model or is it just the quad?


    -z
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    Dec 31, 2016, 1:27 AM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #57

    All those kits to use one, maybe two parts each.

    I got the B-29 kit when this 'missing parts' stuff all started, but now it's gotten out of hand.

    Unless 'someone' (hmmm... no one, in particular) puts together a cast 'set', I'll be having to develop them scratchin' skills.

    What are the Saturn V's used for? I happen to have one of those kits in my stash, already.
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    Dec 31, 2016, 9:07 AM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #58

    Yes it does but not as much as the Flak38 Ah52.

    zorg said: View Post
    Does the single barrel version flak 38 play a part in the SS model or is it just the quad?

    -z
    With the Saturn V the main part used is the cover for the capsule which is used in the centre of the radar dish but be careful. The Airfix Saturn V was retooled in the mid/late 2000's so you need the original tooling. The changes made by the retooling means the Command Module is now wider and more accurate to the real Saturn V whereas the original was thinner.
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    Dec 31, 2016, 5:23 PM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #59

    Please know that some of these kits were purchased for other projects ;-)
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    Dec 31, 2016, 5:37 PM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #60

    Duplicate post
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    Dec 31, 2016, 7:47 PM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #61

    Junk Pilot said: View Post
    The Airfix Saturn V was retooled in the mid/late 2000's so you need the original tooling.
    Thanks. Now that you mention that, I recall that part ID. The box is dated 1979, so, I'm good.
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    Dec 31, 2016, 8:23 PM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #62

    Junk Pilot said: View Post
    The Airfix Saturn V was retooled in the mid/late 2000's so you need the original tooling. The changes made by the retooling means the Command Module is now wider and more accurate to the real Saturn V whereas the original was thinner.
    Going out on a wing and say Y.
    So my two 2009 retooled kits are perfect for the hopefully intended (future build) purpose.
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    Dec 31, 2016, 10:53 PM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #63

    Also safe for an X-wing as well
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    Jan 1, 2017, 2:41 AM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #64

    Thanks for the helpful informations!
    If you can, please make some pictures of the real kits parts as references for made these pne shapeways for every one.
    A buddy made these ( with non profit), after i send him some parts for this: http://shpws.me/NanA
    Its the KGV, B-29 and KfZ 222 parts.
    Help us Obiwan Kenobi, you are our last hope...
    Greetings,
    Kuat.
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    Jan 1, 2017, 8:26 AM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #65

    Kuat said: View Post
    Thanks for the helpful informations!
    If you can, please make some pictures of the real kits parts as references for made these pne shapeways for every one.
    A buddy made these ( with non profit), after i send him some parts for this: http://shpws.me/NanA
    Its the KGV, B-29 and KfZ 222 parts.
    Help us Obiwan Kenobi, you are our last hope...
    Greetings,
    Kuat.
    I thank you greatly for looking and for providing a link to Sonic_Sun.
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    Jan 1, 2017, 8:45 AM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #66

    Its a shapeways price...
    "You" paid only for the print and material, Sonic don't made profit with this.
    I buy the Sd.kfz 222, the B-29 and the King George V for this and pait 130,- for these kits, to get 5 tiny parts.
    If i understand you right ( my English is not good), you make resin copies of all missing parts?

    Can i have a copy of the grebels,
    then i don't need to buy lots of kits that i didn't want to build them?
    Or good photos of them.

    Thanks and greetings,
    Kuat.
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    Jan 1, 2017, 9:17 AM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #67

    First and foremost...
    Thanks Kuat for joining the RPF!!!

    We currently await one more kit.
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    Jan 1, 2017, 11:45 AM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #68

    Hi Dtssyst, it's so awesome you guys are putting this project together. Im only on month 7 ,but anything that can help make this build better I'm all for it. Thanks for doing this. I will be watching.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
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    Jan 1, 2017, 12:31 PM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #69

    Thank you.
    I'm sorry if i do something not right here.
    We want only made parts for everyone...
    I have tryed to copy the B-29 part,
    Bluestuff and Miliput.
    The result is ok, but i have to train my skills with it...
    The others parts are to tiny for that. So we decided to do it via shapeways, we don't have a good 3D printer @ Home.
    If i can support your project with a donation PN me, please.
    Best wishes for 2017, and a healthy new Year.

    Greetings,
    Kuat.
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    Jan 1, 2017, 1:13 PM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #70

    Kuat,

    You have done nothing wrong.

    I would be willing to guess that a lot of builders want the missing parts. We do not have a 3D printer either but would love to have one. This is our personal project for our two personal kits and one set for dlbsyst personal kit (free for dlbsyst).

    We hope our castings turn out great.

    Without really trying to get into it and not something we wish to talk about here in this forum... De Agostini really upset us. Yes, they are in talks of what they are going to do about said missing parts. I really hope that they do the right thing and offer these and other missing parts at no cost to the subscribers. If they do... GREAT.
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    Jan 2, 2017, 2:43 PM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #71

    Hm .. why should europeans buy something from the usa when it can be printed around the corner. And with low shipping costs.
    The price for the cast is also not yet covered.
    The 3d print is an alternative.
    regards
    Christian
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    Jan 2, 2017, 5:52 PM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #72

    Christian,
    Welcome to the forum.
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    Jan 2, 2017, 6:04 PM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #73

    This missing parts project, first and foremost, should not have to be. We are in high hopes that De Agostini does right for all of its subscribers.

    My wife and I have invested time and funds for the missing parts for our two kits.
    We have shared some of our research on the first post for everyone. This information greatly assist anyone who seeks the missing parts, the kits they come from and where they go.

    dlbsyst is like family to us. We have known him for about 20 years. I personally consider him to be my best friend. He gets a set of parts at no charge for his kit. This is no matter how good or bad the castings come out. Why? just because.
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    Jan 2, 2017, 6:07 PM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #74

    dtssyst said: View Post
    This missing parts project, first and foremost, should not have to be. We are in high hopes that De Agostini does right for all of its subscribers.

    My wife and I have invested time and funds for the missing parts for our two kits.
    We have shared some of our research on the first post for everyone. This information greatly assist anyone who seeks the missing parts, the kits they come from and where they go.

    dlbsyst is like family to us. We have known him for about 20 years. I personally consider him to be my best friend. He gets a set of parts at no charge for his kit. This is no matter how good or bad the castings come out. Why? just because.

    All funds for this project is out of our pocket. We are not asking anyone to help pay for anything (Kits, Resin, Mold Supplies and so on). FYI: we will probably resell the kits once we no longer need them. We have no idea on price per set yet as we have not cast/molded anything. Again, we are not asking anyone to fund that process. I can say that we are trying to keep the cost of the set very low. We also have no idea on how many sets will be available either.

    A few in this thread have expressed interest. They will be the ones first contacted if/when sets are available.
    Please include me to that list
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    Jan 2, 2017, 6:13 PM - Re: DeAgostini Millennium Falcon by dtssyst #75

    Please add me to your list as well. I would be very interested.

    Thank you sir!

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