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    2 Days Ago  Jan 16, 2018, 9:57 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #3026

    Weird, the bottle looks like a blueish grey but its warm?!




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    2 Days Ago  Jan 16, 2018, 10:24 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #3027

    DARTH SABER said: View Post
    Weird, the bottle looks like a blueish grey but its warm?!
    It does to my eye. Later today I'll see if I can spray a comparison swatch with straight Tamiya black.
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    2 Days Ago  Jan 16, 2018, 10:33 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #3028

    Hunk a Junk said: View Post
    It does to my eye. Later today I'll see if I can spray a comparison swatch with straight Tamiya black.
    Thanks, im looking to mix a grime color for weathering and need references.

    I guess I would say Im looking for something that looks like motor oil.
    Lol




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    2 Days Ago  Jan 16, 2018, 11:15 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #3029

    DARTH SABER said: View Post
    Yeah i can tell.
    The value and tone difference between paint and plastic on mine is just about the same as yours.
    At least I know my color is in the ballpark, lol

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...62f992af67.jpg


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    Agreed, looks good.

    Also, I chose neutral grey as a primer/base coat upon some experimnts. The definition of neutral grey IIRC is 50/50 white and black.

    I also tried some Tamiya acrylic black and German grey (dark grey), both of which imparted a slight greenish tint when over coated with Reefer White that's difficult to hide.

    The neutral grey imparted no greenish tint with the Reefer White overcoat and just left a nice subtle grey shading where the topcoat was thinner.

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    2 Days Ago  Jan 16, 2018, 12:04 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #3030

    Hunk a Junk said: View Post
    Here's a couple closer shots of the plates I bent with my soldering iron. For the extensive damage around the starboard docking ring I used my thinnest razor saw to carefully saw into the hull to create two layers and then heated the new outer layer to bend outward. It came close to breaking off, but I secured it some thin cement. You can also see where I added ILM's grab holes in the sidewalls using some brass tube. I'm hoping to find a tap to add some screw threads on the inside of the tube to make it more authentic.
    Attachment 787711Attachment 787715[ATTACH=CONFIG] etc
    I would love to have the courage to do that
    on mine someday. Someday after I get the courage to apply any sort of paint to the thing. Which, of course, only comes once I gain the courage to actually start building it in the first place. Not sure where THAT bit will come from...

    Meantime, I live vicariously through what portions of these posts I can actually understand.

    Amazing work, folks. Humbling.



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    2 Days Ago  Jan 16, 2018, 12:36 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #3031

    Hunk a Junk said: View Post
    Here's a couple closer shots of the plates I bent with my soldering iron. For the extensive damage around the starboard docking ring I used my thinnest razor saw to carefully saw into the hull to create two layers and then heated the new outer layer to bend outward. It came close to breaking off, but I secured it some thin cement. You can also see where I added ILM's grab holes in the sidewalls using some brass tube. I'm hoping to find a tap to add some screw threads on the inside of the tube to make it more authentic.
    Attachment 787711Attachment 787715Attachment 787714Attachment 787713Attachment 787712Attachment 787722Attachment 787720Attachment 787719Attachment 787718Attachment 787723
    Lol, i totally forgot about doing the warps and dents on mine until after I had painted it.
    I was afraid the heat would totally screw up the paint job so I didnt even bother to use a heat gun..i just took some needle nose pliers and slowly bent the plastic.





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    2 Days Ago  Jan 16, 2018, 12:57 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #3032

    My only regret when it comes to bending the panels is that I wish I'd thinned the overhanging plastic just a bit. On the close-up shots of mine, the plastic looks a little thicker compared to the 5-footer. It looks fine at "on the shelf" distance.
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    EDIT: I just took the back edge of an Xacto and scraped some of the plastic. It worked, so at some point before the final overspray I'll thin the sidewall overhangs. I'll leave it for now so I don't break any edges.
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    2 Days Ago  Jan 16, 2018, 4:32 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #3033

    cking wrote:

    "Little tiny Chewie is done!"



    Perfect! That's how I'd like mine to come out.
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    2 Days Ago  Jan 16, 2018, 4:37 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #3034

    Over the weekend I performed some surgery on my Bandai 1/72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon. As is the cockpit is configured for the somewhat longer cockpit seen in Empire. I preferred the close, cramped cockpit seen in the first film. Although I plan to touch up the figures, I am now pleased with the results. Lucas had it right when he wanted it claustrophobic . I didn't care for what they did with it in Empire/Jedi.

    Of Course, I can easily swap the full size set out for the Miniatures cockpit interior...when I get around to scratch building one.




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    2 Days Ago  Jan 16, 2018, 5:25 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #3035

    Captain Han Solo said: View Post
    Over the weekend I performed some surgery on my Bandai 1/72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon. As is the cockpit is configured for the somewhat longer cockpit seen in Empire. I preferred the close, cramped cockpit seen in the first film. Although I plan to touch up the figures, I am now pleased with the results. Lucas had it right when he wanted it claustrophobic . I didn't care for what they did with it in Empire/Jedi.

    Of Course, I can easily swap the full size set out for the Miniatures cockpit interior...when I get around to scratch building one.



    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...924/txeZ8l.jpg
    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1...923/Of5AFF.jpg
    Looks great. How much distance are we talking to achieve that look? 3mm? Or did you take it up to the back of the chairs?


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    2 Days Ago  Jan 16, 2018, 5:30 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #3036

    Thanks! I eyeballed it. I did remove some of the plastic of the cockpit floor to allow the console to move forward. I used reference pics of the full size set in A New Hope. You can see Han and Chewie are much more forward than the stock kit has them.
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    1 Day Ago  Jan 16, 2018, 8:36 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #3037

    Hunk a Junk said: View Post
    My only regret when it comes to bending the panels is that I wish I'd thinned the overhanging plastic just a bit. On the close-up shots of mine, the plastic looks a little thicker compared to the 5-footer. It looks fine at "on the shelf" distance.
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    EDIT: I just took the back edge of an Xacto and scraped some of the plastic. It worked, so at some point before the final overspray I'll thin the sidewall overhangs. I'll leave it for now so I don't break any edges.

    looks good to me.


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    1 Day Ago  Jan 17, 2018, 5:46 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #3038

    Jumping in on this. Delivered last night, and I was able to take full advantage of a snow day here in Raleigh. All Iíve done is inspect the kit, separate out interior parts, and start on the sub assemblies to be painted separately. Tomorrow Iím hoping to get through bottom and mandibles.

    My wife was not thrilled about the money I spent ($100 off didnít register, LOL), but by the end of the day she was fed up with grad school work and jealous of what I was doing. Iím as happy as a pig in slip right now.




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    11 Hours Ago  Jan 18, 2018, 7:44 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #3039

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    9 Hours Ago  Jan 18, 2018, 10:00 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #3040

    From Sideshow Freaks site. If you're on here as well just yell.

    Bandai Hobby Site build instructions:

    https://mega.nz/#!cuBwVSDa!gd5EXL2Uq...yeIG1rz_hkZkrI
    https://mega.nz/#!9rABnLZB!Esk4reOlZ...K1QEsnluQb_h6o
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    5 Hours Ago  Jan 18, 2018, 1:43 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #3041

    My screen name is Kamandi on SSF. I posted those. It's all good.

    Actually those are captures of something posted here about 10-15 pages ago.
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    31 Minutes Ago  Jan 18, 2018, 6:31 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #3042

    Lol! Cool. I thought you were on here.

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