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FineMolds 1:72 Millennium Falcon 4 years 2 months ago #121

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Looking good. This is a really good build log.
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Bishop wrote: Looking good. This is a really good build log.


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That's a great layout mate... just needs a beer fridge and pizza oven within arms reach and your set! :P
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Von Drinkoften wrote: That's a great layout mate... just needs a beer fridge and pizza oven within arms reach and your set! :P


I'll have to settle calling Hells to get a Pizza :lol:

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The grind continues, but it's interesting and a challenge so that's cool.


Finally got onto masking the glass which I've been delaying. A bit of sunlight and working at the dining table helped.


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Great masking Kane love your work space to SW on the tv would be to distracting for me tough
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What a great layout. Especially the fridge. Some nice orange cordial in it I'll bet.
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yak wrote: Great masking Kane love your work space to SW on the tv would be to distracting for me tough

Cheers Yak. I like having noise on in the background. If its not a movie, it's YouTube or a doco or Top Gear

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Looking bloody good mate. Alot of detail, that will really show up when you get some paint on it. Good stuff
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Ticking along nicely Kane! Such a big build! Painting will be fun! Primed the Raptor yesterday..dont think Ive ever put down that much paint in a session before! :blink:
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Cheers guys. Spent a little bit of time over the last few day... well hours actually putting the rear section together and I finally finished tonight. It was a massive job. Cutting the tiniest of parts off sprues, sanding and then gluing in place. Spent more than my fair share of time on my hands and knees looking for some part that pinged out of the tweezers. Some of the gluing is messy so thank god for the invention of glues like Tamiya Extra Thin. I would never have been able to make this with the glues I used as a kid.




I didnt take too many photos during this. I just wanted to push on and get it built. Shes done though, and while it's not all the work I need to do on the top half, I do get to hang it up and work on the bottom now, which will include something I'm really not sure how I'll do. Will reveal what that is soon, and may need some ideas from you all.

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Also I have to add the vent discs in but I'm going to paint them separately, and I'm using a bit of artistic licence with them.

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WOW, you can really see the detail in the back section there. Having that before and after is a really good reference to how much you're putting in.

Don't worry too much about the glue lol, that paint will cover it up :)
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Your shots show just how well Finemolds did in recreating the film builds. As with the Gery Anderson team's ( Thunderbirds ) use of Airfix and other model kits for their vehicle detailing, you can see some of the parts here recreated, that the ILM guys used. No less than three Panther rear decks, a Panther Jack and someone's front suspension just to name a few. Outstanding. You've made a great job of putting it all together.
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Cheers guys. Yeah I've heard armor guys have picked out the parts used but I wouldn't have a clue. I did pick up some sub machine gun and ammo drum and there was also a browning or 50cal with part of the barrel in there. Home sick today again so if I get a chance I'll push on with the build

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Taking shape nicely mate B)
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Bishop wrote: As with the Gery Anderson team's ( Thunderbirds ) use of Airfix and other model kits for their vehicle detailing, you can see some of the parts here recreated, that the ILM guys used. No less than three Panther rear decks, a Panther Jack and someone's front suspension just to name a few.


I was going to ask about this. I can see the parts now. :)

Certainly a lot of parts to this kit.
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This is REALLY IMPRESSIVE!!!
You make me want to build a Sci-Fi model someday ....
The time and effort you are expending on this is totally worth it.
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Thanks all. Yeah there's over 900 parts Grant. I'm definitely using all the skills I have learned to build it, and then some. I've lost a few pieces too.

So I need to make a decision what to do about the engines.


This will require a bit more artistic licence as most of the pictures show engines on with a blue hue.


And there are 13 individual components to slot in.

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So I'm thinking about using some Mr Metal buffables with possibly a clear blue in each of the "egg shell" hollow outs. Using a spare part I have begun a bit of a test paint.


There are also a few spare engine sections so I have tested on that too. I will have to paint and assemble this part before fitting into the body.

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I think you're just going to have to get some LED's/Fibre optics mate. No other way around it :silly:
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So while that's drying, on with the assembly. The underside is a lot simpler than than the top. The recessed sections go in




And polycaps go in for the landing gear bays so the gear or the bay covers can be swapped as needed.

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Xtr3meNZer wrote: I think you're just going to have to get some LED's/Fibre optics mate. No other way around it :silly:


Not if I want to finish this year mate :lol:

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I've got a big Lego Milennium Falcon under glass at home - I've always intended lighting the rear drive up. If you were to light this up, I'd find that pretty inspiring... just saying... ;)

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Cheers Woad. Was tempted to get the Lego one when I saw it at Mighty Ape. If I build another one of these I will definitely go to town on After Market and lighting

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Actually, that wood look pretty cool lit up.
Or you could try a cheaper alternative with luminous blue paint ;)

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Von Drinkoften wrote: Actually, that wood look pretty cool lit up.
Or you could try a cheaper alternative with luminous blue paint ;)


Ohhhhhh purdy :lol:

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I have seen some good effects done with white and light blue to make the 'thruster' effect
Things like this
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Cheers webby. I don't know if that would work on this scale and with all the detail, but I have another idea. I'm thinking of painting the reactor parts in chrome, and getting a piece of old Overhead Projector Paper and spraying that in clear blue, and laying it inside the grill. Will try and steal some tomorrow from work.

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If you go with the paint option, I say go with the top left painted bit on the engine section you posted earlier. It needs to be the lighter blue I think. The blue you used, was it a clear blue or normal opaque blue? I know Gunze, tamiya and ammo all do clear blues which might look better (if it 's not already what you are using).

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