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    Jan 11, 2018, 8:44 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2976

    Hunk a Junk said: View Post
    Do you know the sprue and the number? Gawd, I don't remember it and now I'm paranoid.
    No I don't because it's a loose part

    I searched the instructions twice now, hurts my eyes!

    Actually I had 3 leftover parts but located 2 if them, they were a little easier as they were still on the sprues

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    Jan 11, 2018, 8:47 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2977

    I just checked my remaining sprues and I don't see it. It must be on the model someplace, but the heck if I know where. We'll find it. Eventually.
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    Jan 11, 2018, 9:10 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2978

    Toadmeister said: View Post
    Ok, assembly complete on my PG Falcon Just one problem; a leftover part!

    See pic. Help me if you can!

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    Jan 11, 2018, 9:19 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2979

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    YES! The Force is with us!

    Took me at least a minute pouring over page 25 to find it and another to find where it goes on the completed sidewall. Had to trim a tab to fanangle it in place and use some Tamiya cement. It's good to go now.

    Darth Saber, I owe you a beer!


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    Jan 11, 2018, 9:27 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2980

    Toadmeister said: View Post
    YES! The Force is with us!

    Took me at least a minute pouring over page 25 to find it and another to find where it goes on the completed sidewall. Had to trim a tab to fanangle it in place and use some Tamiya cement. It's good to go now.

    Darth Saber, I owe you a beer!
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...68be14fb62.jpg

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    Looks great!


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    Jan 12, 2018, 4:06 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2981

    I don't know if this helps



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    Jan 12, 2018, 4:49 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2982

    Jaitea said: View Post
    That should come in handy.




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    Jan 12, 2018, 5:12 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2983

    Jaitea said: View Post
    Are those colors you pulled directly from the photo or are they Archive X swatches?
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    Jan 12, 2018, 5:17 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2984

    kokkari said: View Post
    Are those colors you pulled directly from the photo or are they Archive X swatches?
    Just picked from the photo,....I'm doing a Studio Scale B-Wing at the moment & I was having a hard time determining what shade of blue was on the ship in various places,....then I decided to use the paint picker in PhotoShop,.....helped me a lot,....just isolating that particular area from the surrounding colours

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    Jan 12, 2018, 5:18 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2985

    Jaitea said: View Post
    Just picked from the photo,....I'm doing a Studio Scale B-Wing at the moment & I was having a hard time determining what shade of blue was on the ship in various places,....then I decided to use the paint picker in PhotoShop,.....helped me a lot,....just isolating that particular area from the surrounding colours

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    Very nice! It sure does simplify.
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    Jan 12, 2018, 6:33 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2986

    Here's the gang in my cockpit!

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    Jan 12, 2018, 7:38 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2987

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    Here's the gang in my cockpit!

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    There they are!!!

    Awesome!!




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    Jan 12, 2018, 9:01 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2988

    aw... no one liked mine... and yours are fantastic!!!
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    Jan 12, 2018, 10:05 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2989

    What do you all think about forgoing primer and base coat and going straight to weathering and painting on the bare plastic? The color of the plastic looks pretty good to me.
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    Jan 12, 2018, 10:13 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2990

    My opinion is that paint always looks better.

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    Jan 12, 2018, 10:28 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2991

    kokkari said: View Post
    My opinion is that paint always looks better.

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    I second that opinion

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    Jan 12, 2018, 10:55 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2992

    I didn't prime mine first. I went right to weathering. The Bandai plastic looked good to me. But I don't agonize. I've done enough models to be able to just get on with it. Plus, I don't let other people's opinions deter me. I did, however, look at a lot of reference photos and others people's builds to get a feel for the look I was after. Plus, I had plenty of time to make up my mind about a lot of things while put the bloody thing together!
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    Jan 13, 2018, 12:48 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2993

    DerfOnarged said: View Post
    What do you all think about forgoing primer and base coat and going straight to weathering and painting on the bare plastic? The color of the plastic looks pretty good to me.
    Plastic has an inherent translucency your eye can detect. It might be subtle, but it's there. If you prime it (primer is a must) and then paint it, the details will pop sharper because the translucency is now covered and your surface is fully opaque.
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    Jan 13, 2018, 12:53 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2994

    DanielB said: View Post
    Plastic has an inherent translucency your eye can detect. It might be subtle, but it's there. If you prime it (primer is a must) and then paint it, the details will pop sharper because the translucency is now covered and your surface is fully opaque.
    This^




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    Jan 13, 2018, 1:48 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2995

    for those who are in Sydney/Australia, Hobbyco at QVB has a few PG Falcon in stock, the asking price - a whopping $625 (AUD)! There are definitely cheaper options on ebay etc, but if you are like me who has no intention of buying it, but still want to hold it in your hands to drool over it, go nuts
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    Jan 13, 2018, 1:57 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2996

    Has anyone tried using oil paints for weathering on this falcon yet?.. I'm doing the falcon discoloration technique I've seen on YouTube..i used it on my FM falcon & my Hasbro hero series conversion falcon after primer& paint.i like how it looks.. but I don't know about using this technique on the bandai falcons because of the bandai plastic problems with oil paints..the Abteilung 502 oil paints that I have are expensive & I want to use them.. but afraid to. Help!!!
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    Jan 13, 2018, 10:42 AM - Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2997

    Quick question-

    Is it just me or are the radar and the guns on the 5 ft falcon a different shade of grey that the base on the rest?





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    Jan 13, 2018, 10:56 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2998

    scifiguy67 said: View Post
    Has anyone tried using oil paints for weathering on this falcon yet?.. I'm doing the falcon discoloration technique I've seen on YouTube..i used it on my FM falcon & my Hasbro hero series conversion falcon after primer& paint.i like how it looks.. but I don't know about using this technique on the bandai falcons because of the bandai plastic problems with oil paints..the Abteilung 502 oil paints that I have are expensive & I want to use them.. but afraid to. Help!!!
    I used oils as one of my mediums on my falcon with no ill effects. I should say that I used automotive primer under AS-20. I don't know if that makes a difference or not.

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    Jan 13, 2018, 12:49 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #2999

    kokkari said: View Post
    I used oils as one of my mediums on my falcon with no ill effects. I should say that I used automotive primer under AS-20. I don't know if that makes a difference or not. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...2ecbc5fda2.jpg
    Kokkari, what method did you use for paint chipping, the paint and scratch method or some masking fluid?
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    Jan 13, 2018, 12:57 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #3000

    Hunk a Junk said: View Post
    Kokkari, what method did you use for paint chipping, the paint and scratch method or some masking fluid?
    Yes . I used both latex making and scratched other areas with the dremel. Although I would have to say it's hard to get little chip effects at this scale with the latex mask. I sometimes go back over with the Dremel to try to add finer chipping to the latexed areas if that makes any sense.

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