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    3 Days Ago  Jan 12, 2018, 2:02 PM - How did you paint your Millennium Falcon? #1

    Given the endless discussions about how to paint a Millennium Falcon model, I thought it might be interesting to see what other people have done! So I've posted a simple survey. It shows you the overall results at the end.

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...gcCtw/viewform

    What do you think? Are there any options I've missed? (I want it to be reasonably complete, but not so endless as to make an actual survey kinda pointless)

    Thanks!

    - nkg
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    3 Days Ago  Jan 12, 2018, 2:28 PM - Re: How did you paint your Millennium Falcon? #2

    Looks good.



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    3 Days Ago  Jan 12, 2018, 3:18 PM - Re: How did you paint your Millennium Falcon? #3

    I'll post the responses received so far in a week or so.
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    3 Days Ago  Jan 12, 2018, 3:21 PM - Re: How did you paint your Millennium Falcon? #4

    Answered
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    3 Days Ago  Jan 12, 2018, 3:22 PM - Re: How did you paint your Millennium Falcon? #5

    Your survey stumps me at question 3.
    I primed my Falcon with 2 shades of brown I custom mixed.
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    3 Days Ago  Jan 12, 2018, 3:26 PM - Re: How did you paint your Millennium Falcon? #6

    I've enabled "other" for all the responses now.
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    3 Days Ago  Jan 12, 2018, 8:46 PM - Re: How did you paint your Millennium Falcon? #7

    Responded. Interesting survey, thanks for posting.
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    3 Days Ago  Jan 12, 2018, 10:23 PM - Re: How did you paint your Millennium Falcon? #8

    I filled out your survey.......but's all so subjective.

    I painted my Falcon and X wing in white and washed and weathered with black....done.

    I believe that is how the film models were done, so it works for me.
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    3 Days Ago  Jan 13, 2018, 5:18 AM - Re: How did you paint your Millennium Falcon? #9

    Completed your survey but the question regarding weathering, only allows one answer. And I used acrylics, oils and pastels in various layers.
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    3 Days Ago  Jan 13, 2018, 6:18 AM - Re: How did you paint your Millennium Falcon? #10

    Thanks for the responses, everyone! It's been fascinating watching all the responses come in, and the varying percentages of answers shifting. Like watching election results.

    >Completed your survey but the question regarding weathering, only allows one answer.

    There's the "other" option there as well, so people can write in their own reply.
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    1 Day Ago  Jan 14, 2018, 10:54 PM - Re: How did you paint your Millennium Falcon? #11

    Finished your survey. To get an idea for my description using "Cappocino" as base color check my build for the DeAgo Falcon over here: https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=271926&page=2
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    22 Hours Ago  Jan 15, 2018, 12:37 PM - Re: How did you paint your Millennium Falcon? #12

    The problem I had with the survey was it did not allow multiple options

    for example. I had no primer, laid down a coat of Tamiya AS-16, then masked off some panels and the sprayed with Tamiya AS-20. So in a way it was like my primer was Tamiya AS-16, then my main base coat was Tamiya AS-20

    I also used both oil and pastel weathering as well as hand painting acrylics
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    21 Hours Ago  Jan 15, 2018, 1:05 PM - Re: How did you paint your Millennium Falcon? #13

    Thanks for the info.

    You can always type up any arbitrary response you wish in the “other” section.
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    17 Hours Ago  Jan 15, 2018, 5:21 PM - Re: How did you paint your Millennium Falcon? #14

    What I'd like to know is how many parts people paint their Falcons in. It seems to me a lot assemble them almost completely then do the whole lot.
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    16 Hours Ago  Jan 15, 2018, 6:24 PM - Re: How did you paint your Millennium Falcon? #15

    assembled completely and then painted
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    14 Hours Ago  Jan 15, 2018, 7:55 PM - Re: How did you paint your Millennium Falcon? #16

    Assembled almost and then painted.

    Im leaving the gun turrets and dish off to paint seperate.




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    7 Hours Ago  Jan 16, 2018, 3:20 AM - Re: How did you paint your Millennium Falcon? #17

    It seems the original model makers may have painted fully assembled. Of course, the five footer was such a big model that it was probably easier to spray inside tight corners like the inside edges of the pits. So I’ve seen a lot of people pre-paint their maintenance pits.

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