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    Jun 11, 2016, 12:51 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #51

    astroboy said: View Post
    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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    It would be a wonderful asset to have accurate 5' sidewalls 3D printed for the Bandai 1/144. It seems like a no brainer to me.
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    Jun 11, 2016, 4:19 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #52

    More images coming through







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    Jun 11, 2016, 11:55 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #53

    I am so excited by this possibility. Not to mention my keenness at 4-Triangles looking accurate to references I've seen in these photos. That makes me believe they have keen modelers helping steer the development.
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    Jun 11, 2016, 4:06 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #54

    If this is just a one-off display, then the outline for the extra gear boxes confuses me even more. Leaving it like that so they can specifically display a ANH ship because that is what they chose, why have those stupid lines/ridges? Don't get me wrong, on an actual model that is intended to give modelers options, I think it's a bad way to do that. But for a one-off display? More perplexing.
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    Jun 11, 2016, 5:35 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #55

    It looks like many of the parts are sized up from the 1/144. The pipes into the maintenance wells, the rods that attach the docking rings, the big gap around the race-car bits on the mandibles... and other big gaps... Plus see how the detailed pipework on the mandible walls are missing but look like they should attach in the same way. Cool concept but personally I think Bandai would take this a bit further fro a production model. Still nice though!
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    Jun 11, 2016, 5:48 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #56

    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.
    Thanks, I know which part you mean and I'm pretty surprised I didn't spot the lack of it. Then again I haven't actually studied the TFA model, only saw the movie a couple of times. I did spot some pipe stuff but wasn't really sure, again, only had the movie so far.

    astroboy said: View Post
    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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    Yea it's really prominent part which makes it strange that I didn't spot the lack of it. I thought I read it was the gearbox of some truck model, but upon Googling it it indeed is a Porsche gearbox.


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    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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    Thanks, I'll go through it. Would really like an OT Falcon mostly coz I prefer the round dish but don't want to end up with a hybrid one. The gearbox part might even be scratchbuilt, but gotta check on the piping.
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    Jun 11, 2016, 5:58 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #57

    Automaton said: View Post
    It looks like many of the parts are sized up from the 1/144. The pipes into the maintenance wells, the rods that attach the docking rings, the big gap around the race-car bits on the mandibles... and other big gaps... Plus see how the detailed pipework on the mandible walls are missing but look like they should attach in the same way. Cool concept but personally I think Bandai would take this a bit further fro a production model. Still nice though!
    A lot of details are updated though, mainly on the engine deck. If Bandai does go forward with this I hope they do it similar to how Finemolds did, with most of the greebles as separate parts. At least make the piping separate like on the Y-Wing kit.
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    Jun 11, 2016, 6:14 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #58

    It looks like its the same basic file that was used to create the 1/144.....the details are exactly the same (incorrect) on the cockpit walkway.....the 2 access bays at the rear quarter have mirrored paneling,.....the same as the 1/144,....they should be slightly different,.....the starboard one is correct,....I hope someone took a picture of the portside mandibles....that will tell us that it IS exactly the same as the file they got for TFA model......which would mean this model's file is the Battlefront version

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    Jun 11, 2016, 7:31 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #59

    Part of me is wondering if the radar dish for this thing was ripped off a fine molds 1/72

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    Jun 12, 2016, 5:26 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #60

    astroboy said: View Post
    Part of me is wondering if the radar dish for this thing was ripped off a fine molds 1/72

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    Realize that the FM dish is too small and the Bandai 72nd MF would be even larger than the FM one, considering the difference in size of the 144th scale kits. So that would make the FM dish look extra extra small on Bandai. To me, it does not look small in that way.
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    Jun 12, 2016, 5:40 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #61

    I'd say if they were able to manufacture the Falcon at that size, I'd doubt they would feel the need to use a part from another manufacturer & one which made so many balls-ups.......PLUS.....you can see it's accurate to the ANH 5 foot radar dish,....before the ring on the centre emitter got broke off

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    Jun 12, 2016, 6:32 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #62

    astroboy said: View Post
    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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    I agree about the aesthetics of the transmissions, they look hefty and purposely added by Solo.

    Slight correction is that the Porsche transmissions only appear on the 32" for ESB, in ANH and TFA it's the Mazda Entex transmission which lacks the circular fin area and is instead a lot more curvaceous n bulky

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    An insignificant detail to nitpick but...yaknow
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    Jun 12, 2016, 7:06 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #63

    It still looks pretty hefty to me.....yes theres a section missing & its scaled down,.....but in its place more details,....maybe they thought the Entex was too plain



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    Jun 12, 2016, 3:30 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #64

    Jaitea said: View Post
    It still looks pretty hefty to me.....yes theres a section missing & its scaled down,.....but in its place more details,....maybe they thought the Entex was too plain

    http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/...psqkqdrbdw.png

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    The transmissions are definitely proportioned correctly, but they omitted these details and their absence really disrupts the lines of the ship from my eye.


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    Jun 12, 2016, 3:40 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #65

    The Entex is chopped & reduced....Top- the Launchbay Falcon,.....bottom - the original



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    Jun 12, 2016, 6:03 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #66

    The kit looks great, but I'm not a fan on 1/72 scale. I wish they would make a Falcon kit this good in 1/48 to go with other 1/48 or 1/45 Rebel kits.
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    Jun 12, 2016, 7:56 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #67

    To reiterate; this isn't a kit.
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    Jun 13, 2016, 3:31 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #68

    Thank you to Hawaiianjedi for snapping these fantastic images of the Bandai 1/72.....

    #6



    We can rest easy,....no worries about the Entex or mirrors sidewalls......ahhh....relax

    Hopefully this gets a green light

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    Jun 13, 2016, 10:55 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #69

    Please be a kit...please be a kit...please be a kit...please be a kit...
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    Jun 13, 2016, 12:43 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #70

    Sorry to keep on going on about this,.....heres that image by HawaiianJedi,....but brightened & the background darkened



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    Jun 13, 2016, 12:51 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #71

    If they go ahead with this (and I hope they do) I hope they change the pieces that bridge the saucer to the mandibles on the port and starboard sides (on top). Those notches cut in to the saucer are just... wrong.
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    Jun 13, 2016, 1:34 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #72

    Just noticed that theres a missing panel at the rear underside.....just like the 1/144 TFA Falcon.....on the Digital Falcon she has 2 missing panels either side of the engine flaps,....but the 5 footer it only has one,....the starboard

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    Jun 17, 2016, 12:13 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #73

    Man, those 1/72 scale guys get all the good stuff! Pshah!

    JamesKenobi, you might as well resign yourself to tarting up a Hasbro Falcon like the rest of us poor 'pipe-fitter scale' smucks... at least there is hope (?) for a 1/48 AT-AT.

    R/ Robert
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    Jun 18, 2016, 2:29 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #74

    rbeach84 said: View Post
    Man, those 1/72 scale guys get all the good stuff! Pshah!

    JamesKenobi, you might as well resign yourself to tarting up a Hasbro Falcon like the rest of us poor 'pipe-fitter scale' smucks... at least there is hope (?) for a 1/48 AT-AT.

    R/ Robert
    Oh I've already got a Hasbro Falcon and a few of the upgrade kits. Just waiting for the right time to start that project.
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    Jun 19, 2016, 11:58 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #75

    rbeach84 said: View Post
    Man, those 1/72 scale guys get all the good stuff! Pshah!

    JamesKenobi, you might as well resign yourself to tarting up a Hasbro Falcon like the rest of us poor 'pipe-fitter scale' smucks... at least there is hope (?) for a 1/48 AT-AT.

    R/ Robert

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