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    1 Week Ago  Aug 8, 2018, 7:54 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4201

    That would be a God-send to a lot of our fellows here who did the standard. I think you're onto something bro. Mine is the deluxe so I got a sheet. but were you to crank out a decent decal sheet, you'd be everyone's new best friend
    Jun Austria said: View Post
    Just to share my thoughts for those who bought the Standard Version.

    The decals included in this version basically its not a decal. Its a sticker. And waiting for a "Savior from the Gods of decals" is not an option. So.....

    I'm planning to scan the stickers. Then do some cleaning up from photoshop. And finally print the scanned image to a plain decal sheet.

    I hope this will be helpful for those who are planning to replace there decals. Not just for the falcon, but for other Bandai Star Wars models as well.
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    1 Week Ago  Aug 8, 2018, 8:37 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4202

    gt350pony66 said: View Post
    That would be a God-send to a lot of our fellows here who did the standard. I think you're onto something bro. Mine is the deluxe so I got a sheet. but were you to crank out a decent decal sheet, you'd be everyone's new best friend
    Here you go... https://hlj.com/product/FNMDC-02

    I use this before to put custom decals for my hard hat and mountain bike full face helmet.
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    2 Days Ago  Aug 12, 2018, 11:25 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4203

    Gentleman, the time is here, I just recieved a message from Tony 308...the ESB gear bays and legs are NOW on Shaeways! Mine are ordered already! YEE HAWW
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    2 Days Ago  Aug 12, 2018, 11:58 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4204

    gt350pony66 said: View Post
    Gentleman, the time is here, I just recieved a message from Tony 308...the ESB gear bays and legs are NOW on Shaeways! Mine are ordered already! YEE HAWW
    I hope they are accurate, on the site Tony is saying "If you have a Banday Perfect Grade Falcon and you want to convert it into the 32" Falcon, you will need these two extra front landing gear bays

    As you know the 32" Falcon has 5 landing gears, and the Perfect Grade, based on the 5 footer Falcon, has 3 landing gear legs."


    I've messaged hin on fb

    J
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    2 Days Ago  Aug 12, 2018, 12:26 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4205

    What is your plan for the maintanance bays? Isn't there some surgery involved?
    gt350pony66 said: View Post
    Gentleman, the time is here, I just recieved a message from Tony 308...the ESB gear bays and legs are NOW on Shaeways! Mine are ordered already! YEE HAWW
    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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    2 Days Ago  Aug 12, 2018, 2:38 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4206

    I have every confidence in Tony's parts and if some massaging is required, so be it. I was about to cast up replicas of his MPC bays and begin experimenting on how to adapt those, now I don't have to
    Jaitea said: View Post
    I hope they are accurate, on the site Tony is saying "If you have a Banday Perfect Grade Falcon and you want to convert it into the 32" Falcon, you will need these two extra front landing gear bays

    As you know the 32" Falcon has 5 landing gears, and the Perfect Grade, based on the 5 footer Falcon, has 3 landing gear legs."


    I've messaged hin on fb

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    Not sure just yet, but I reckon it will be similar to what is done on the MPC's. I'm sure it'll be all good
    kokkari said: View Post
    What is your plan for the maintanance bays? Isn't there some surgery involved?

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    2 Days Ago  Aug 12, 2018, 3:05 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4207

    gt350pony66 said: View Post
    I have every confidence in Tony's parts and if some massaging is required, so be it. I was about to cast up replicas of his MPC bays and begin experimenting on how to adapt those, now I don't have to
    I was speaking to him an hour ago,....he used the 1/144 dimensions & scaled them up,....so all should be good

    Here's an image I made up a while ago of where to remove the panelling for the new maintenance bays


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    2 Days Ago  Aug 12, 2018, 5:31 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4208

    Toadmeister said: View Post
    A lot of us kit want the stencils as we paint the major panels.

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    Yes, don't forget: as tacky (no pun intended) as the stickers, are, they make great pre-cut stencils.
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    2 Days Ago  Aug 12, 2018, 6:59 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4209

    Indeed, that's what he told me as well, worked out pretty good. We were a bit stumped for a while, and I sent him an image of the 1/144 and he's like...I got one! So like Tony said, the answer was right under our noses the whole time. That's your image? Would you believe I found that a while back and saved it to my phone cause I just knew it would come in handy. Awesome work Jaitea! Thanks!!!
    Jaitea said: View Post
    I was speaking to him an hour ago,....he used the 1/144 dimensions & scaled them up,....so all should be good

    Here's an image I made up a while ago of where to remove the panelling for the new maintenance bays


    https://www.therpf.com/attachment.ph...2&d=1534104269J
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    2 Days Ago  Aug 13, 2018, 12:31 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4210

    gt350pony66 said: View Post
    Indeed, that's what he told me as well, worked out pretty good. We were a bit stumped for a while, and I sent him an image of the 1/144 and he's like...I got one! So like Tony said, the answer was right under our noses the whole time. That's your image? Would you believe I found that a while back and saved it to my phone cause I just knew it would come in handy. Awesome work Jaitea! Thanks!!!
    Cool job.....Tony has updated his description

    It's also worth bearing in mind that using the Bandai 1/144's info will give you the shape of the boxes, but there are differences between the two,....TFA &TLJ model has the boxes mirrored

    J
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    2 Days Ago  Aug 13, 2018, 7:40 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4211

    Well fortunately for me, I'm not one of those guys that needs everything correct. as long as I get to an ESB configured Falcon, I'm in happy camp. Sure glad you have the maintenance well remapping. My last MPC did not receive that modification, but this one certainly will. Thanks Jaitea
    Jaitea said: View Post
    Cool job.....Tony has updated his description

    It's also worth bearing in mind that using the Bandai 1/144's info will give you the shape of the boxes, but there are differences between the two,....TFA &TLJ model has the boxes mirrored

    J
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    1 Day Ago  Aug 13, 2018, 10:29 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4212

    Just a request:

    I know this might be a bit bonkers, but could you do a scaled down set for the 1:350 Bandai?
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    1 Day Ago  Aug 13, 2018, 10:42 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4213

    I could be wrong, but I thought I saw those on Shapeways? Tony's stuff too...not that I've had a 1/350 though so I wouldn't have been looking for them, but thought I saw some
    Britcinescribe said: View Post
    Just a request:

    I know this might be a bit bonkers, but could you do a scaled down set for the 1:350 Bandai?
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    1 Day Ago  Aug 13, 2018, 10:47 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4214

    isn't this the 1/350? There's a note in this listing to go to Tony's shop for the open door "landed" version
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    1 Day Ago  Aug 13, 2018, 10:55 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4215

    I think these be the ones

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    couldn't get the whole link to paste...ugh

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    though, it looks like you'd have to scratch your own doors
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    1 Day Ago  Aug 13, 2018, 3:58 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4216

    Britcinescribe said: View Post
    Just a request:

    I know this might be a bit bonkers, but could you do a scaled down set for the 1:350 Bandai?
    The 1/350 has been retooled to include the extra bays. Maybe find someone who wants to trade?
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    1 Day Ago  Aug 13, 2018, 4:30 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4217

    These dude I found on Shapeways are like dirt azz cheap...10-15 bucks. Then of course if you're going gear down, you need the legs too. Korban told me these kits were only 5-8 bucks to begin with, but I think he said he dropped a C note upgrading his. Gives me the chills
    robn1 said: View Post
    The 1/350 has been retooled to include the extra bays. Maybe find someone who wants to trade?
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    1 Day Ago  Aug 13, 2018, 7:54 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4218

    No, no. Set of decals!
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    1 Day Ago  Aug 13, 2018, 8:44 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4219

    Britcinescribe;[URL="tel:4507776" said:
    4507776[/URL]]No, no. Set of decals!
    Now that is bonkers! Lol
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    1 Day Ago  Aug 14, 2018, 7:26 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4220

    wow...I sure missed on that one didn't I...I thought we were talking landing gear bays...my bad
    Britcinescribe said: View Post
    No, no. Set of decals!
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    19 Hours Ago  Aug 14, 2018, 2:54 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #4221

    Well fellas, as with most things I request from Tony, I'm probably the first to order, the PG/ESB gear boxes and legs are on their way. Once they arrive I'll pull the hull piece and lay them on there and take and post pics...for those of you that are interested. I'm excited that I'm almost ready to start this build even though it's only a component of the larger Echo Base diorama, it will be the most involved component and certainly the center piece

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