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    Jul 15, 2017, 6:17 PM - Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #1

    Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon Group Build.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xng3thTHiRg

    OPEN TO EVERYONE!!!!!!!!

    Hey everyone, This build thread is for everyone who is building the new falcon.its a place to share your work as you build,modify and finish your model.

    Please post as soon as you get your new falcon, whenever that may be.

    A fair amount of us won't be in the first run of release but please share anyway to get us all super hyped for our kits.

    its going to awesome to see where this goes!!!!

    Happy building !!!!!!
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    Jul 15, 2017, 6:33 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #2

    Looking forward to this! I hope to be doing an unboxing/review as soon as I get mine!

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    Jul 15, 2017, 9:31 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #3

    IN

    Mine was pre-ordered through Gundam USA

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    Jul 15, 2017, 10:16 PM - Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! 😊 😊 #4

    A couple of questions for everyone--

    Have you figured out what your goal is going to be with your 1/72 falcon?

    Screen accurate, idealized, your own weathering pattern, no weathering, etc??

    In flight display, landed display?

    Custom lighting, stock lighting?




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    Jul 15, 2017, 10:21 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #5

    Screen accurate for me...itll be quite an undertaking

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    Jul 15, 2017, 10:21 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #6

    Shaunpug said: View Post
    Screen accurate for me...itll be quite an undertaking

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    Im gonna go that route as well.
    In going to concentrate on one section at a time.



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    Jul 15, 2017, 10:50 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #7

    Screen accurate for the first film is, what?

    - Cockpit interior replaced with the strange 5 footer design.
    - Removal of the TFA engine grid and replacement with a curved piece of white acrylic plastic.
    - Removal of the two gunbay interiors.
    - Ramp and landing gear in up position.
    - No interior lighting - just the engine panel.
    - Drilling holes in the curved sidewalls at the back, where the temporary carrying handles went.

    Is there anything else? Snapping off pieces and painting primer grey patches to replicate how the ship looks today?
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    Jul 15, 2017, 11:05 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #8

    Can we really say what the engine section looked like when the engines are not on in ANH? A big strip of shiny plastic doesn't seem right. I always thought the brightness of the engines concealed any detail that would be visible when the engines are not on.

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    Jul 15, 2017, 11:36 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #9

    I guess I stand corrected with "screen accuracy". It seems I just mean screen accurate as far as paint is concerned.

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    Jul 16, 2017, 7:08 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #10

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    Jul 16, 2017, 7:13 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #11

    ggriffaw said: View Post
    Can we really say what the engine section looked like when the engines are not on in ANH? A big strip of shiny plastic doesn't seem right. I always thought the brightness of the engines concealed any detail that would be visible when the engines are not on.

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    I'll probably be building mine OOB. I believe Bandai will have the grid with lighting.

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    Jul 16, 2017, 11:23 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #12

    Im wondering if the Falcon will have different options for lighting.
    For example, if someone doesnt want the open walkway on the falcon can they reroute the wiring to another area?






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    Jul 16, 2017, 2:53 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #13

    I don't think rerouting the lighting will be difficult to do, in the small bandai kits it was more a problem of space, but in a 1/72 falcon will be enough room for it :-).

    My personal adjustment will be to get the blue enginelight, movie-accurate or not, all the other movies the falcon shows a blue blast. For me the bright white was the effect of a very hard punching and acceleration of the engine (like going to the red area of a car-engines rpm's)... and a white stripe instead of engine-details is out of discussion for me - I don't want to build an accurate prop-model, i want to build an accurate falcon, if you know, what i mean.

    Also i will try to rebuild "real windows", because it doesn't look like Bandai will provide tem with this kit.

    Best add from Bandai for me would be the addition the extra landing-gear and -bays from TESB (and maybe some necessary greeblies) to have the possibility to "pimp" the falcon to the Episode V-5-foot-version (which is in the movie, but not as often as the 32"-Falcon)... but the chances are higher, that that will be a possible new kit...
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    Jul 16, 2017, 5:11 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #14

    Peter H said: View Post
    I don't think rerouting the lighting will be difficult to do, in the small bandai kits it was more a problem of space, but in a 1/72 falcon will be enough room for it :-).

    My personal adjustment will be to get the blue enginelight, movie-accurate or not, all the other movies the falcon shows a blue blast. For me the bright white was the effect of a very hard punching and acceleration of the engine (like going to the red area of a car-engines rpm's)... and a white stripe instead of engine-details is out of discussion for me - I don't want to build an accurate prop-model, i want to build an accurate falcon, if you know, what i mean.

    Also i will try to rebuild "real windows", because it doesn't look like Bandai will provide tem with this kit.

    Best add from Bandai for me would be the addition the extra landing-gear and -bays from TESB (and maybe some necessary greeblies) to have the possibility to "pimp" the falcon to the Episode V-5-foot-version (which is in the movie, but not as often as the 32"-Falcon)... but the chances are higher, that that will be a possible new kit...
    I agree,....I'm more into what the Falcon is supposed to be rather than the model

    You mention the blue glow.....we are now used to seeing a poorer version of the Falcon's engines than what was originally seen in the pre-SE versions of the films

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    Jul 17, 2017, 9:48 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #15

    Im going to just make the rendition that exists in my mind. Im torn on whether or not to add the ESB landing gear and dish,i guess i will just have too wait and decide.maybe i will build the boxes anyway and test on the model.

    I also thought maybe adding blue and white leds and wiring it to an arduino so i can have any range of blue or white i want for the engine,plus i can run multiple sequences for the cockpit lights and have all the external lights in switch modes.

    The stand that comes with the falcon looks a tad bulky IMO, im going to build a decent display base with maybe a mirror and even a perspex clear case,just to stop any dust from getting on the model.Also the case will serve as a mounting point for the switches to control the lighting.

    Im not going to use the landing gear either as i want it in flight.

    The colour scheme will be decided from the film not from model reference pictures as they always look too bright for the base colour, they will be used to get all the weathering correct.
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    Jul 18, 2017, 1:26 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #16

    First thing I'll be doing is modifying the hull to allow for the addition of the missing landing gear. I know everyone has their own preferences to the gear but I'm going a "general look". By that I mean how the Falcon looks in most of the movies but with a few improvements.

    I'll be adding canopy and turret window glass from 0.25mm styrene. The glass that comes with most kits is too thick and makes the interiors look distorted.

    I'll be adding my own lighting. I may or may not use Arduino but I'll allow options for the red hazard lights, landing lights, cockpit lights and engine lights to be turned on individually or all at once.

    I'll be doing realistic streaking and weathering. This is another personal preference but I want the streaks to look like streaks... not paint airbrushed over a post-it note.

    I'll be using magnets to allow for the gear to be up for in flight positions or down for a custom dio (maybe the Bespin landing pad or docking bay 94)

    Most of all... I just want it to look Falcony
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    Jul 18, 2017, 8:27 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #17

    Vanoyen said: View Post
    First thing I'll be doing is modifying the hull to allow for the addition of the missing landing gear. I know everyone has their own preferences to the gear but I'm going a "general look". By that I mean how the Falcon looks in most of the movies but with a few improvements.

    I'll be adding canopy and turret window glass from 0.25mm styrene. The glass that comes with most kits is too thick and makes the interiors look distorted.

    I'll be adding my own lighting. I may or may not use Arduino but I'll allow options for the red hazard lights, landing lights, cockpit lights and engine lights to be turned on individually or all at once.

    I'll be doing realistic streaking and weathering. This is another personal preference but I want the streaks to look like streaks... not paint airbrushed over a post-it note.

    I'll be using magnets to allow for the gear to be up for in flight positions or down for a custom dio (maybe the Bespin landing pad or docking bay 94)

    Most of all... I just want it to look Falcony
    I'd bet $ Bandai eventually comes out with the ESB version with the extra landing gear bays. If they do, I'll buy another kit probably smart marketing on their part.

    To each his own of course and I know some modelers enjoy the scratch building and conversion.

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    Jul 18, 2017, 9:14 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #18

    I would love to go for "real world" falcon but I'm not skilled enough. I will probably go for studio scale replica. That's more my speed.
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    Jul 18, 2017, 11:47 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #19

    @astroboy , what do you mean by ' real world ' Falcon ? . I've seen some of your work on other threads and your skills seem pretty smart to me .

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    Jul 18, 2017, 1:02 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #20

    astroboy said: View Post
    I would love to go for "real world" falcon but I'm not skilled enough. I will probably go for studio scale replica. That's more my speed.
    Yeah, what do you mean by real world?

    Do you know something we dont know?
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    Jul 18, 2017, 3:52 PM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #21

    gedmac66 said: View Post
    @astroboy , what do you mean by ' real world ' Falcon ? . I've seen some of your work on other threads and your skills seem pretty smart to me .

    Ged
    Thanks for the compliment!
    My models are what you get when you look at the studio scale model and try to get that vibe. I barely care about the cockpit interior

    When I say "real world", I mean doing the type of model that those military guys do. Where you swear that you are looking at the real thing. They have oodles of subtle layers that build it up to what you would see it the falcon were full size. Where you throw out the ILM rule book and make the real thing....but smaller.
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    Jul 19, 2017, 6:21 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #22

    For those of you more curious about my comment, check out the stuff that Robert Aguilera has posted to the starship modeler Facebook page. He mostly does armor and dioramas, but his star wars stuff goes that extra mile beyond ilm

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    Jul 20, 2017, 4:32 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #23

    @astroboy , have you got a link to that particular Mr .Aguilera ? . There seem to a lot of them on faceybook !.

    Cheers Ged
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    Jul 20, 2017, 6:08 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #24

    gedmac66 said: View Post
    @astroboy , have you got a link to that particular Mr .Aguilera ? . There seem to a lot of them on faceybook !.

    Cheers Ged
    Does this work?

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/star...4635747191319/

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...72763476256376

    http://www.robertoaguilera.com.mx/scifi.html

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    Jul 20, 2017, 9:02 AM - Re: Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon A NEW GROUP BUILD! OPEN TO EVERYONE! :) :) #25

    Ohhh, ive seen that guys stuff on FB.

    Stellar stuff!




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