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    Sep 4, 2016, 8:08 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #101

    Takanuva said: View Post
    I'll have to see if I can find one then, I completely forgot it existed. Isn't there a issue with the plastic formulation on it, where you need special paint because of the type? Everything I've seen for it used automotive paint, they couldn't just prime and paint the plastic.
    It certainly seems to be a challenge. But it's been a total labour of love for people and I've seen some amazing work come out of that toy

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    Sep 4, 2016, 9:20 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #102

    I am building one and the plastic hasn't been a hassle at all. I did a quick couple coats of adhesion promoter followed by tamiya surface primer. Worked great! It's a really fun project to build! But does require more work than a kit as there are lots of missing sections that need to be scratch built in some way or another.

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    Sep 4, 2016, 9:22 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #103

    Here's a link to my Hasbro Falcon build page if you want to take a look. https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url...8&share_type=t
    SirCharles77's Hasbro Millennium Falcon Conversion

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    Sep 7, 2016, 1:22 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #104

    I must think about a possible 1/72 Bandai kit ever other day...

    I'm still messing with my Legacy conversion, but if the 1/72 hits, I'll end up mothballing it.
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    Sep 7, 2016, 9:44 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #105

    Booyotch said: View Post
    I must think about a possible 1/72 Bandai kit ever other day...

    I'm still messing with my Legacy conversion, but if the 1/72 hits, I'll end up mothballing it.
    Should come out about the time Haystack Hair finishes his scratchbuilt Falcon...
    Regards, Robert
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    Sep 7, 2016, 11:13 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #106

    SirCharles77 said: View Post
    I am building one and the plastic hasn't been a hassle at all. I did a quick couple coats of adhesion promoter followed by tamiya surface primer. Worked great! It's a really fun project to build! But does require more work than a kit as there are lots of missing sections that need to be scratch built in some way or another.

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    that adhesion promoter is great stuff! I actually first heard of it in a thread about the large toy falcon and I use it all the time now.
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    Sep 8, 2016, 5:23 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #107

    rbeach84 said: View Post
    Should come out about the time Haystack Hair finishes his scratchbuilt Falcon...
    Regards, Robert
    Honestly if Bandai decide to release their 1/72 Falcon I might just give up on mine
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    Sep 8, 2016, 7:19 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #108

    This is awesome news, John!!! (I'm a couple months late to the party, heheh) I'm a bit disappointed they didn't go for ANH 5-footer fidelity all the way, but still it would be an awesome kit! Those Wankel parts look bold and beautiful. I, too, will have to figure out how to evade the flak should a huge Falcon box find its way to the doorstep.
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    Nov 6, 2016, 2:22 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #109

    The topic came up on FaceBook of the scale of the FineMolds & Bandai Millennium Falcon kits,.....which one is right??

    The Millennium Falcon is supposed to be 34.75m.....divide that by 144 & you get .2413 which equals 241.3mm.....which is roughly the size of the Bandai kit,....the FM kit is 215mm

    It's also worth mentioning that FM's 1/72 Falcon (now repopped as Revell Master series) is 430mm,.....using the scale of the Bandai 1/144 & official scale,...the true measurement of 1/72 would be 482.6mm......so if the Bandai big bird is coming, it will be a bit beefier than the FM hockey puck

    I hope this kit is on it's way

    John
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    Nov 6, 2016, 6:39 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #110

    Jaitea said: View Post
    The topic came up on FaceBook of the scale of the FineMolds & Bandai Millennium Falcon kits,.....which one is right??

    The Millennium Falcon is supposed to be 34.75m.....divide that by 144 & you get .2413 which equals 241.3mm.....which is roughly the size of the Bandai kit,....the FM kit is 215mm

    It's also worth mentioning that FM's 1/72 Falcon (now repopped as Revell Master series) is 430mm,.....using the scale of the Bandai 1/144 & official scale,...the true measurement of 1/72 would be 482.6mm......so if the Bandai big bird is coming, it will be a bit beefier than the FM hockey puck

    I hope this kit is on it's way

    John
    Damn......My Falcon is too small.......
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    Nov 6, 2016, 6:52 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #111

    Haystack Hair said: View Post
    Damn......My Falcon is too small.......
    No....not too small,...just a different scale perhaps?

    The FM kits work out to be 1/81 & 1/162

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    Nov 7, 2016, 2:10 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #112

    Jaitea said: View Post
    No....not too small,...just a different scale perhaps?

    The FM kits work out to be 1/81 & 1/162

    J
    My Falcon is about the same size/slightly larger than the MPC.....a pity......I was so certain I had managed to get it at true 1/72...
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    Nov 7, 2016, 2:30 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #113

    Haystack Hair said: View Post
    My Falcon is about the same size/slightly larger than the MPC.....a pity......I was so certain I had managed to get it at true 1/72...
    Well if it's bigger than the MPC,....it's going in the right direction,.....How far off 483mm is it?

    J
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    Dec 30, 2016, 3:54 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #114

    So it this happening or WHAT!
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    Jan 4, 2017, 5:27 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #115

    akumazeto said: View Post
    So it this happening or WHAT!
    I'd love it to be,....I'm hoping they're not waiting till the Han Solo movie

    J
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    Jan 6, 2017, 1:49 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #116

    Yeah, I've been checking this thread every few days for it seems like months, lol. Definitely hope this sees light of day.
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    Jan 24, 2017, 11:26 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #117

    I think it will. It would be darn right foolish if they did not.
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    Jan 25, 2017, 12:09 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #118

    I'm so close to breaking down and finally buying a revell (fine molds) at this point but I'm really trying to hold out. I know the minute I pull the trigger the bandai will be announced. For everyone waiting on the bandai, paypal me 20 bucks, I'll use it all to buy a fine molds, and you guys can all pre-order the newly announced bandai kit the next day, cool?

    (And I'll order it too!)
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    Jun 1, 2017, 10:44 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #119

    The announcement that we've been waiting for. It is real!!!!

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    Jun 1, 2017, 10:48 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #120

    All it needs is a better stand and it'll be perfect!


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    Jun 1, 2017, 11:32 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #121

    If this isn't a kit Bandai is certainly marketing it like one. (-:

    Very excited about this. I'd held off on investing time and resources in a serious MF build in the hopes that Bandai would eventually release just such a kit. Based on the pix they appear to have done the old girl justice. Fingers crossed.
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    Jun 1, 2017, 11:55 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #122

    Now, for that big Bandai Star Destroyer...
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    Jun 1, 2017, 12:46 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #123

    Wow!!! That's the coolest news yet! It's good that it's Bandai who's undertaking this. I can imagine the Bandai engineers examining the kitbashed Bandai parts on the 5-footer : )
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    Jun 1, 2017, 1:20 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #124

    I'm in heaven

    Just to post some images here that are on the Bandai release thread:











    It really is like spaceship porn.....I'm full of lust

    J
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    Jun 1, 2017, 1:27 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon #125

    When would it be available?

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