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    Jan 1, 2017, 7:33 AM - Millennium Falcon Legacy Toy Conversion #1

    This is the Legacy Falcon, I like it because of it's size. It's the biggest Falcon that was ever commercially available. The detail is good enough for me, but the cockpit is way too big, so I'll scratch build a new cockpit, cut the lower boxes down, shake and bake...keep it simple.

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    Jan 1, 2017, 8:52 AM - Re: Legacy Millennium Falcon Conversion - Shake and Bake #2

    Hey Yaris ! Good to see you rolling onto the next project. That thing is HUGE !


    I'm really almost done with my X-Wing.....I need to start thinking about my next conquest.
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    Jan 1, 2017, 5:59 PM - Re: Legacy Millennium Falcon Conversion - Shake and Bake #3

    Pcoz said: View Post
    Hey Yaris ! Good to see you rolling onto the next project. That thing is HUGE !
    The size is the attraction. Shake and Bake...Get It Done
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    Jan 2, 2017, 7:47 AM - Re: Legacy Millennium Falcon Conversion - Shake and Bake #4

    Progress....


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    Jan 7, 2017, 5:17 AM - Re: Legacy Millennium Falcon Conversion - Shake and Bake #5

    Progress.........

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    Jan 14, 2017, 9:07 PM - Re: Legacy Millennium Falcon Conversion - Shake and Bake #6

    Progress....
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    Jan 22, 2017, 5:03 AM - Re: Legacy Millennium Falcon Conversion - Shake and Bake #7

    Hack sawed some lines into the pipe and added some greeblies, not really following any particular model, just going with what I have lying around and what I like the look of.

    It's been a real mission to get the access pipe to work with the rest of space that's left once I cut out all the oversized tunnel and cockpit., I'll have to fill a fair bit because I'm downsizing the tunnel and cockpit, but it has to be done, because the cockpit is so overly large on this falcon. All the dark grey greeblies are actually from parts I cut out of this falcon

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    Jan 29, 2017, 1:44 AM - Re: Legacy Millennium Falcon Conversion - Shake and Bake #8

    Attached the new scaled cockpit and tube.

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    Mar 4, 2017, 4:59 AM - Re: Legacy Millennium Falcon Conversion - Shake and Bake #9

    I haven't done much on this beast....but slowly I will get there.

    I had to build the other side and lower port. I'll mold and cast to get 2 done.


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    Mar 11, 2017, 12:50 AM - Re: Legacy Millennium Falcon Conversion - Shake and Bake #10

    As I only have one side I have to cast another one, had a little silicone left over, so I kept the mold to a minimum.


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    Apr 8, 2017, 9:19 PM - Re: Legacy Millennium Falcon Conversion - Shake and Bake #11

    cast the other side, just used polyester casting resin as I ran out of polyurethane, once painted won't matter.

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    May 30, 2017, 7:16 PM - Re: Big Toy Falcon Conversion #12

    A bit more done, cut outs for the cockpit glass, they're clear plastic, so I'll paint them black on the inside to look like outer glass.

    Entire cockpit base plate needed an internal body rim to adhere against.....so built and done.


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    Jun 7, 2017, 7:35 AM - Re: Big Toy Falcon Conversion #13

    a few more bits and pieces, not super accurate, but I like it
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    Jun 18, 2017, 10:44 AM - Re: Big Toy Falcon Conversion #14

    Progress
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    Jun 18, 2017, 11:41 AM - Re: Legacy Falcon Conversion #15

    This an awesome project! Looking great!

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    Jun 18, 2017, 4:08 PM - Re: Legacy Falcon Conversion #16

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    Jun 20, 2017, 2:31 AM - Re: Legacy Falcon Conversion #17

    astroboy said: View Post
    This an awesome project! Looking great!!/
    Thank you, it's a slow beast of a thing. I want to keep it simple. The base model is very accurate and the largest commercially available, so I will continue to fix the major flaw that is the cockpit and surround.

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    This is actually a lot of fun to do. it can really look good. this is almost all vintage pieces.
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    Well, my build is a lot of fun....get your own thread and showcase your build, don't jump in my thread with your oversized cockpit
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    Jun 20, 2017, 11:20 AM - Re: Legacy Falcon Conversion #18

    That is just a trick of the photo distortion that piece is actually a Deagostini piece and fits perfect. I actually
    Re-skinned the entire bird and gained about 1 more inch to the total width.
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    Jul 16, 2017, 2:47 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon Legacy Toy Conversion #19

    I didn't get a radar dish with this toy, so I made one.....heated some styrene sheet over the gas BBQ, got it nice and soft, pulled it over the back of a stand up fan motor housing to get the curve, cut some plastic cable ties, ran some solder wire around the edge and cut up a fly swat.

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    Jul 24, 2017, 6:15 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon Legacy Toy Conversion #20

    Got her primed and painted white with panel colours on.......next is a black wash.

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    Jul 25, 2017, 1:58 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon Legacy Toy Conversion #21

    started a black wash, some half done photos...may go back afterward the black with some rust...will add some airbrush to the deep set parts, but only slightly as it's easy to overdo it with the airbrush...

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    Jul 28, 2017, 1:10 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon Legacy Toy Conversion #22

    Wash almost done, looks darker in the photo than it is.
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    Jul 31, 2017, 4:07 AM - Re: Millennium Falcon Legacy Toy Conversion #23

    Well it's done. The goal was to really make the cockpit a better scale and add a radar dish, as I was always happy with the overall accuracy, so didn't need to change anything else.

    I used a plastic coke bottle for the internal cockpit glass and just painted the inside black.

    A new paint job with some weathering and hey presto, complete....I'll leave it for a while and may go back and make some minor weathering changes...or not.

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