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    4 Days Ago  Sep 20, 2017, 8:12 AM - Re: MPC Millennium Falcon Upgrade Kit Mk.II, HH #226

    cool, sounds like you know exactly what you want to do with it and have a plan. I like what you've done with those maint openings and the hull edges. I did the hull edges on my last one and the top panel bays. I always do ESB birds but the one exposed side of the lower bay opening that is still there I didn't notch them out. significant oversight on my part, but I suppose I could still do them. I left the Radar dish base and the top turret un-glued. just wrapped the contact edges with tape so they fit snug. then I can lay her on her back a do the filing. Super idea, thanks.
    As far as that pic you're looking for. I went through everything I have, and did a google (which I'm sure you did...several times) only thing I saw was the comparison shot of ANH and ESB and no matter what the shot is at distance and fuzzy, so...that's useless. I've only done one in flight bird, it's in my office at work. True enough, you don't need as many parts to do those. As long as you've got the HH package, that's the important thing. [
    have fun with your build (I always do) and holler if you need anything, I've built 5 of these so far and I think I pretty much got figured out what can sneak up and bite you on the azz. QUOTE=davidvaradyszab;4318793]Thanks for the advice gt350pony66!
    I will definitely get my Shapeway cockpit and engine grills - but I will stop there. No landing gears, as I am building a "flying" Falcon. The gunports I will have to scratchbuild, as I have already spent a fortune on this kit.
    I am rather by the beginning yet. I just started assembling it. As I know myself, I will slowly carry on with the build and customization.
    Now I am "thinning" the plate from the inside and rasping in the details at the edges all over the model:
    Attachment 760007
    Also puttied in the landing door hinges (one of the most toy-like features of the kit) and will redo the doors entirely.

    I was to ask for help with finding reference shots of the "original" NH five footer's bottom maintenance bays, before the extra landing bay boxes were put on for ESB.
    I am aware of HH's Pinterest collections, as well as these two photos, but this is where it stops.
    http://www.modelermagic.com/wordpres...alcon_-136.jpg
    http://www.modelermagic.com/wordpres...alcon_-135.jpg

    Anyone please?[/QUOTE]
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    3 Days Ago  Sep 21, 2017, 2:12 PM - Re: MPC Millennium Falcon Upgrade Kit Mk.II, HH #227

    I found TONS of reference shots of the original miniature meanwhile.

    Steven Lee’s awesome collection of megadetailed 5 foot Falcon images.
    Yet another super collection of 5 foot reference photos, from VFX Freak.
    More 5 footer glory from effects expert vfxsup64.
    Yet more hi-rez 5 foot Falcon photos, from Jedilaw.
    Another compendium of 5 foot Falcon reference photos. Part 1, Part 2.
    Still more 5 footer shots, from Forbidden Plastic.
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    3 Days Ago  Sep 21, 2017, 2:45 PM - Re: MPC Millennium Falcon Upgrade Kit Mk.II, HH #228

    awesome! good hunting...I usually do laser blast damage, but haven't done torn and wrinkled panel edges. another thing to incorporate in future builds. Fine work sir
    davidvaradyszab said: View Post
    I found TONS of reference shots of the original miniature meanwhile.

    Steven Lee’s awesome collection of megadetailed 5 foot Falcon images.
    Yet another super collection of 5 foot reference photos, from VFX Freak.
    More 5 footer glory from effects expert vfxsup64.
    Yet more hi-rez 5 foot Falcon photos, from Jedilaw.
    Another compendium of 5 foot Falcon reference photos. Part 1, Part 2.
    Still more 5 footer shots, from Forbidden Plastic.

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