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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #1 by grover
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So August last year, my wife surprises me with this huge box, which turned out to be the FineMolds Millennium Falcon. It was the first model I had had for 30 years, and thus, kicked off my return to the hobby. It's fair to say I was blown away but didn't want to start it with no skills, so I got some other kits, started learning and accumulating tools, and now I'm at the stage I think I can tackle it. I also want to finish it before my birthday kicks over.

Sorry for the low quality images. These are from my tablet while I was playing with it in the lounge. The box is huge
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4 years 5 months ago #2 by grover
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The fuselage comes in two halves
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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #3 by grover
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This is going to be a good build. It doesn't look too complex but there are around 900 parts so it will require some planning and a lot of prep, but the painting shouldn't be too hard. It's going to be completely OOB. I may get brave with some scratch building, but I doubt it. I will be looking at as many build threads as I can though to get ideas and navigate pitfalls.
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Deep breath, and here I go.

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4 years 5 months ago #4 by Fritz
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Ohhhh! I have this kit to, its a beast! I'm to afraid to touch it though :( Lots of updates please :D Watching with interest.

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4 years 5 months ago #5 by grunzter
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yeh, this will be cool to watch, and a nice scale!!! :)
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4 years 5 months ago #6 by Maarten
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:woohoo: Way cool ,lots of weathering !

'' I could sense things were about to kick off, so I got out of there !''


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4 years 5 months ago #7 by Xtr3meNZer
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Oh man, Oh man, Oh MAN!!! Nerdgasm!!

I will be following your every move on this one... no pressure lol.

I wonder where I can find something like that... I doubt my wife would get me that though lol
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4 years 5 months ago #8 by grover
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Cheers all. Yes, it's going to be quite a build with a lot of weathering, but still not sure how I will do it though. May look at learning how to do oil washes, but any advice would be welcome.

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4 years 5 months ago #9 by grover
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Xtr3meNZer wrote: Oh man, Oh man, Oh MAN!!! Nerdgasm!!

I will be following your every move on this one... no pressure lol.

I wonder where I can find something like that... I doubt my wife would get me that though lol


Hard to find now since Fine Molds lost the Star Wars licence to Bandai. Wife got mine from Mighty Ape.

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4 years 5 months ago #10 by Gary
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Depending on how well you go I've got a notion to unbox mine to but like Fritz I've been "scared" to until now.



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4 years 5 months ago #11 by Nosferatu
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WooHooo!! Give it Bunga mate!!!! :lol:

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4 years 5 months ago #12 by Webby_NZ
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Mine looks at me from the stash all the time, I think I'll wait till I get a lighting and Pe set.
I'll be watching this with much interest

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4 years 5 months ago #13 by Von Drinkoften
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Whoah... that does look like it will keep you busy for a while.
Interesting to see these Star Wars builds posted recently.
Good luck with it mate! :cheer:
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4 years 5 months ago #14 by grover
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4 years 5 months ago #15 by Bishop
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Kane, this is just one of those builds where you go all out. There is no decision to be made, get the goodies and make this sing. Not easy to get, but a great kit to have. I confess I thought it was bigger. My only suggestion is don't rush it, but stop and build up more skills until you can finish it just right. The BergePanther was done that way, and it still isn't completely finished. You are very lucky to have such a wife!!

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4 years 5 months ago #16 by grover
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Thanks Bishop. Im actually thinking, as this build is more for the wife because she got it for me, and that she has mentioned a couple of times that she hoped it would be done before my next birthday, that I will do this OOB but look for another kit I can go all out on. Still have big decisions like do I do it in flight or gear down.

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #17 by Fritz
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Xtr3meNZer wrote: I wonder where I can find something like that... I doubt my wife would get me that though lol


Apparently Revell has the molds and will be releasing this kit sometime soon. Hope fully it will be a decent price. You can get find the kit on Evilbay but its hellishly expensive :(

You also could get the Hasbro Hero edition Millenium Falcon Toy and make it into a decent model. There are some after market parts like resin cockpit and detail for the sides as well.

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www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

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4 years 5 months ago #18 by Dave-MA
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I was wanting to hold onto one of these for myself but you fellas bought them all before I could :)

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #19 by Von Drinkoften
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Be cool to see it in a landed configuration (Like a Rebel base etc) as you could use it as the main focus for a large diorama and would be a great excuse to pick up more Star Wars themed goodies to go with it etc ;)
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4 years 5 months ago #20 by Bishop
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"But Love, they're to go with the Falcon"!!! :evil:

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4 years 5 months ago #21 by grover
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Bishop wrote: "But Love, they're to go with the Falcon"!!! :evil:


Then she :angry: and I :unsure: hehe

I think im going to do this "wheels up" James

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4 years 5 months ago #22 by grover
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Sorry, new update means I can only add 2 pictures per post.

Bench cleared ready to start, but the 2 halves take up the whole bench.
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I've started on the cockpit. Im treating this like a sub build as it will require clear coating and decals before I button it up.
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4 years 5 months ago #23 by grover
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4 seats done and waiting primer.
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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #24 by grover
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This time i can only post 1 picture at a time :blink:

I don't even know what you call this. Don't lynch me yet Wookiepedia members.
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4 years 5 months ago #25 by grover
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The pieces fit together well enough, but not with the super precision that Bandai are showing at the moment.
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And I have the main parts primed. Will be using Tamiya Nato Black for most parts. Maybe some gloss black for the rear bulkhead since it's just getting decals on it.
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4 years 5 months ago #26 by Xtr3meNZer
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All looking really good K1 :)
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4 years 5 months ago #27 by grover
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Cheers K2

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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #28 by Gary
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I think it's you Kane, you can actually add up to 20 of them but you can't add an image that's bigger than 2.5MB I'll delete all these once you've seen it ;)



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4 years 5 months ago #29 by grover
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I'm attaching from photobucket. It's just easier, especially when posting from my phone which I do often. Makes it easy when I post elsewhere too as I just copy paste. I thought it may be links rather than images but I tried posting just the images without the links but that didn't work either

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4 years 5 months ago #30 by Gary
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Yeah but photobucket is my nemesis, I hate photo sharing sites it's often not the site but the provider of the image stores. As you can see above the attaching the images to the forum works well and it's the preferred method because it doesn't leave huge great holes in my forums when you decide to change image hosting providers!! :P



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