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    Jun 9, 2016, 2:59 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #26

    Jedi Dade said: View Post
    The 5 footer was retrofitted with landing gear boxes for TESB (and reused for ROTJ). I don't see why that same retrofit cannot be made for a 1/72 model of the same subject that would be 100% accurate? What are we discussing here? Sure if they made the gear boxes as the 32" it would look dumb... but why couldn't they make them as the 5 footer just as easily? I'm confused what we're discussing here?

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    I think you're seeing it now. The 5-footer was altered for ESB, but the hull plating was significantly changed due to not only the gear boxes, but the holes exposing the maintenance bays. They also added the array of red landing lights (each with a piece of hull plate) to better match the live-action set. So making a true conversion from the ANH version to the ESB version is going to involve a few more steps than just snapping on the new gear boxes.
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    Jun 9, 2016, 3:44 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #27

    i think we need to remember that there has never been an accurate model of the Falcon without heavy modification.....apart from the current Bandai one.....this prototype looks like it would need minimum effort

    J
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    Jun 9, 2016, 3:57 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #28

    If it does end up as a kit, I hope they sort the dish out too.
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    Jun 9, 2016, 4:34 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #29

    This is literally the first thing I saw this morning. A friend sent me the pics in the middle of the night. I could have, honestly, cared less that they never produced the AT-AT and am not too concerned about the Star Destroyer. This, on the other hand, would be the ultimate Star Wars model for me. I might just take it personal if it never sees production.
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    Jun 9, 2016, 4:42 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #30

    Jedi Dade said: View Post
    Never-mind I went and looked closer at the pics - I see what you're getting at. My guess at this point is this is just the prototype... Those hull sections need to be consistent with the rest of the hull plating

    My guess is that this is a prototype and somebody goofed and this was the quick repair. I think they'll fix it - they'd be Crazy not to.

    Jedi Dade
    It looks to me that it includes parts for ANH and ESB. The display model seems to have the ANH hull plates and the ESB service bay, leaving an empty space where the ANH bay should be. Maybe an error in assembly or the parts weren't all available.
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    Jun 9, 2016, 6:09 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #31

    I will always build with extra front gear boxes, but I would feel bad for those ANH modelers if this comes out with a 3-D watermark of missing gearboxes.
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    Jun 9, 2016, 6:14 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #32

    edge10 said: View Post
    Must be nice to be able to print up a 1/48 X and Y to go along with.
    Wait, are those Y-wings in 48th scale? I assumed 72nd scale to go with the MF, but if they are 48th scale than that might suggest....
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    Jun 9, 2016, 6:24 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #33

    Dedalus5550 said: View Post
    Wait, are those Y-wings in 48th scale? I assumed 72nd scale to go with the MF, but if they are 48th scale than that might suggest....
    I'm sure that they're 1/72, but that by no means suggests that a 1/48 Y-wing isn't coming.
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    Jun 9, 2016, 8:18 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #34

    Dedalus5550 said: View Post
    Wait, are those Y-wings in 48th scale? I assumed 72nd scale to go with the MF, but if they are 48th scale than that might suggest....
    Doh! I guess I was just seeing what I wanted to see.
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    Jun 9, 2016, 8:41 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #35

    edge10 said: View Post
    Doh! I guess I was just seeing what I wanted to see.
    Yeah, me too. One of my holy grails is a 48th scale Y (not digging the resin kit and had to ebay that).
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    Jun 9, 2016, 9:25 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #36

    Triangles Y-wing shout out!
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    Jun 9, 2016, 10:44 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #37

    OMG I HAVE to have this! The 1/144 was amazing, this is going to be incredible and finally we can display it with our other 1/72 ships!
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    Jun 9, 2016, 11:06 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #38

    Jaitea said: View Post
    i think we need to remember that there has never been an accurate model of the Falcon without heavy modification.....apart from the current Bandai one.....this prototype looks like it would need minimum effort

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    Exactly! Sometimes it baffles me, some of the things I read. Lest we forget, the only thing remotely resembling Ep IV in this scale in the last 40 years has been the MPC. I think I could live with the Bandai kit's "short comings".
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    Jun 10, 2016, 4:06 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #39

    I'm keen to see what the engines are like......& the exhaust grilles

    This would be my grail kit

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    Jun 10, 2016, 7:19 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #40

    Jaitea said: View Post
    I'm keen to see what the engines are like......& the exhaust grilles

    This would be my grail kit

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    It would be really nice if this kit came with a cockpit that was ready for lighting, maybe even a photoetch set. Imagine buying a Millennium Falcon model and having to pick up absolutely zero aftermarket parts for it.
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    Jun 10, 2016, 9:40 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #41

    Brian from HLJ is correct.

    This isn't a kit, just a display model. More of a proof of concept, which bandai does all the time.

    I dare say it's 3D printed also.
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    Jun 10, 2016, 12:29 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #42

    ...some more nice pics:





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    Jun 10, 2016, 12:44 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #43

    jinnai said: View Post
    Brian from HLJ is correct.

    This isn't a kit, just a display model. More of a proof of concept, which bandai does all the time.

    I dare say it's 3D printed also.
    Evil, EVIL Bandai!

    Bastards...that's not nice at all.
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    Jun 10, 2016, 1:35 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #44

    Oooh! I think I just P'ed a little... no, wait that is drool...

    ;^P

    Sometimes I feel as a fish on a line...
    R/ Robert
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    Jun 10, 2016, 2:24 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #45

    If you squint, you can see the TIE Interceptor in the background (in the top photo).
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    Jun 10, 2016, 4:57 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #46

    Looking at the starboard docking ring in the last photo posted, a not-so-nice corner on the armour plate where the plateīs edge/the panel line changes direction is visible. I think this flattened corner is designed to allow for the docking ring part to be extracted from an injection mold (and thatīs the reason why the plates were simplified on the FM kit). So this model is a step further than "look what we can do with a 3D printer", but they already incorporated features to guarantee this thing can be injection molded.

    At least thatīs my theory.
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    Jun 10, 2016, 5:10 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #47

    This probs comes out as a pretty lame question, but apart from the dish what else is different between the OT and the TFA Falcon? I was thinking of getting the 1/144 Bandai as it's available and takes up a lot less space on the shelf than the Finemolds (if I ever find an affordable one), but I might wait for this if it's a lot trickier than just replacing the dish.
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    Jun 10, 2016, 6:01 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #48

    sztriki said: View Post
    This probs comes out as a pretty lame question, but apart from the dish what else is different between the OT and the TFA Falcon? I was thinking of getting the 1/144 Bandai as it's available and takes up a lot less space on the shelf than the Finemolds (if I ever find an affordable one), but I might wait for this if it's a lot trickier than just replacing the dish.
    Not a stupid question at all! The biggest difference, besides the dish, is the sidewall detail. Where the port side saucer meets the mandible, there is bulky detail present on both the 5' and the 32" model that was severely understated on the TFA digital model. They added pipe work all over the sidewalls also. The engines were also given a new look. I *think* I covered most of it.
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    Jun 10, 2016, 6:20 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #49

    Heres a link to my Bandai 1/144 thread,.....theres some details there about the differences there

    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=246235

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    Jun 10, 2016, 7:55 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #50

    Jadex153 said: View Post
    Not a stupid question at all! The biggest difference, besides the dish, is the sidewall detail. Where the port side saucer meets the mandible, there is bulky detail present on both the 5' and the 32" model that was severely understated on the TFA digital model. They added pipe work all over the sidewalls also. The engines were also given a new look. I *think* I covered most of it.
    That's the one element that I hope returns. Those Porsche transmissions are like the muscles of the falcon. The TFA falcon really lacked that

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