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    Oct 21, 2016, 2:48 AM - Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #1

    Now then, heres another scary proposition. I have here a MR Falcon, probably the best MR product by far. It already has a decent (ish) paint job, but in a couple of days it should have an awesome one. I must admit it is now finished, but I will post the procedure for anyone who would like some pointers to do the same to theirs.
    First off I needed to find out what was possible in when removing the original paintwork. I tried a few different thinners on the surface and decided the only one which had any effect on those horrible fat arsed black streaks was a standard cellulose cleaning thinner.
    I applied it to the streaks with a cloth and rubbed carefully until only the streaks lifted off. As the client wanted this to be a fairly cheap repaint, so no stripping back to the base all over, just remove offensive marks and redo them (yeah right, !!)

    So here are a couple of images after the streaks have been removed and no paint applied.
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    I managed to remove all of the offensive yellow from the top turret and nearly all the fat streaks, so this was a very successful strip job. I decided to leave the majority of the panel colours as I didn't mind them so much, they seemed fairly accurate and would be bleded in eventually to match the studio model as much as possible. Im going for super anal detailing if I can. Theres so much to redo on this model.
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    Oct 21, 2016, 2:59 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #2

    Hers some more images from the next days work
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ID:	675316some new streaks going on over the cleaned areas. The lower hull on the Falcon has completely different colours than the top. IM not talking about the hull colour, although that is a fair bit whiter than the top, but the weathering streaks are a lot more back, and have a much more defined look to them. Personally I think they are a bit to Black and White, but they are like that in the reference material, so it has gone on in the same way. Rust areas are made better with the addition of some weathering and careful airbrushing, and a shed load of signatures and pencil squares and double lines black squares etc etc.
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    Oct 21, 2016, 3:05 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #3

    Heres a quick teaser of the finished paint job
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    I will post more soon.
    Cheers folks
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    Dec 31, 2016, 9:50 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #4

    Finished Re-Paint.... Great Job Flyscriber... In Fact Amazing
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    Jan 1, 2017, 8:13 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #5

    Decent job, one of the best ive seen.
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    Jan 1, 2017, 10:07 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #6

    Hey @Ollois , I just noticed something in the 2nd picture on your post above . Please correct me me if I'm wrong , but that is a photo of an actual MR Falcon underside right ?
    If so , was the turret frame always in that position/orientation ? ... asking 'cause if it is , then maybe that's where Deagostini got it wrong originally too . After all Steve D was a major consultant right . Not trying to start anything , I'm just curious . Cheers Ged
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    Jan 1, 2017, 10:58 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #7

    What exactly do you think they get wrong?

    I love seeing these reprints and look forward to more pictures.
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    Jan 1, 2017, 11:55 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #8

    @Stormy320 , I'm referring to the orientation of the frame on the bottom gun turret window . If that's how it came out on the original MR Falcon , and Steve D. worked on that , as well as the Deagostini model , then perhaps - the realignment issue we had with the Deagostini supplied top turret is explained . Just wondering .
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    Jan 1, 2017, 2:40 PM - Re: Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #9

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    here's a few more shots of Ollois finished falcon.
    I a just finishing off a video of the finished paint job and comparisons to the MR paint job and the original Falcon paint as well. I hope to get it on here asap.
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    Jan 1, 2017, 3:39 PM - Re: Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #10

    Anyone know why Tapatalk won't let you view all pictures? I can't zoom these.
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    Jan 10, 2017, 3:16 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #11

    Hi again folks
    Here's a little video of the falcon finished. I hope I didn't g on to long about stuff in it.

    I'm looking forward to the next repaint soon.

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    Jan 15, 2017, 9:51 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #12

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ID:	698393 It's a truly awesome re-paint, really hard to hand over these expensive lumps of resin but I totally trusted Flyscriber to modify and repaint my whole Studio Scale Master Replicas Fleet... Y-Wing to Gold Leader, Snowspeeder to Rogue 3, AT-AT to simply stunning and the Signature Falcon here... My collection feels like they have been stolen from a Star Wars Exhibition...
    if you have the funds then get Flyscriber to modify and repaint your model, he is extremely skilled in this art and treats these superb replicas with the respect they deserve... Nice work Andy!!!

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    Jan 15, 2017, 10:16 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #13

    Those look fantastic! Where did you get you display stands? Those look really good as well, are they custom built?
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    Jan 15, 2017, 10:30 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #14

    [QUOTE=Ollois;4165889]Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	698393 It's a truly awesome re-paint, really hard to hand over these expensive lumps of resin but I totally trusted Flyscriber to modify and repaint my whole Studio Scale Master Replicas Fleet... Y-Wing to Gold Leader, Snowspeeder to Rogue 3, AT-AT to simply stunning and the Signature Falcon here... My collection feels like they have been stolen from a Star Wars Exhibition...
    if you have the funds then get Flyscriber to modify and repaint your model, he is extremely skilled in this art and treats these superb replicas with the respect they deserve... Nice work Andy!!!

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ID:	698399Thanks for letting me paint them Olly, I'm glad your still loving them.
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    Jan 16, 2017, 5:17 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #15

    @gedmac66 Yep, Master Replicas did get the lower Quad Turret Window Frames oriented incorrectly by 90 degrees...
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ID:	698594On my MR Falcon Lower Turret they are incorrect...

    Steve Dymzso's team transposed the incorrect version to the De Agostini Model Upper Quad Turret, which is strange because the MR Upper Turret Window is correct. By the time the Magazine Issue with the lower turret was distributed De Agostini had corrected it... So, ironically, De Agostini issued an incorrect Upper Turret Window and a correct Lower Turret Window!
    What is really weird is that the De Agostini Pre-Issue 'Test' Turret (although badly detailed) had the window frames oriented correctly, whereas the issued one didn't (see below)..
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    Jan 16, 2017, 5:23 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #16

    @Ktaylor

    Flyscriber built me steel display stands for the Y-Wing, Galactic Resin X-Wing and my EFX TIE Fighter...
    The plinths were ordered from a company in UK that specialises in Exhibition Plinths...
    I had the acrylic cases made first at www.acrylicdisplaycases.co.uk, then shipped them to this company, along with the MR Falcon Mirrored Base to ensure everything fitted perfectly... It was a lot of work and logistics but the end result was spectacular...

    Plinths and Pedestals Ltd
    Unit 11 St Helena Farm
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    Tel 0800 975 4601

    See also http://www.acrylicdisplaycases.co.uk...display-cases/

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    Jan 16, 2017, 9:40 PM - Re: Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #17

    Thanks Ollois! YEAH, that sounds like a huge headache, but one that was well worth it! I think I'm going to build my own, something very much like these though!
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    Jan 17, 2017, 12:36 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #18

    Thanks for your detailed reply @Ollois . Didn't know if that ' mis-orientation ' of the bottom turret window frame was a ' one -off ' , or represented all MR Falcons . Either way , I think that's where Deagostini got it wrong with the FULL run parts ( we never received the limited U.K. Test run/pieces ) . I really do envy your collection . Are you participating in the Deagostini build as well , if so , how're you finding it compared to your Beautiful MR ( brilliantly repainted ! ) .?
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    Jan 17, 2017, 3:39 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon studio Scale repaint..... Master Replicas #19

    @gedmac66 Thanks for the kind words....
    I actually actually have 2 full sets of the De Agostini Falcon, my original plan was to build and paint 2 then sell one to cover the costs. I've always believed that the MR version is much superior to the De Agostini and had the opportunity to buy a signature MR Falcon from a guy in Canada, which I did...
    At the time I had commissioned @Flyscriber to modify and repaint several MR replicas so added the MR to the list...
    I've given up with my De Agostini builds now and have unopened issues from about 50 onwards, plus 2 built and base painted lower shells plus cockpit, top turrets and upper frames...
    Flyscriber is having one full set and at some point I'll sell the other as a complete replica kit, albeit half-built, to recover some costs...
    My collection of Original Trilogy Star Wars Replicas is complete now so I'm planning on kicking back and enjoying them!

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