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4 years 8 months ago #151 by grover
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Yeah it was Gunze Clear Blue. A bit dark but I just found this in the wife's draws. Seeing it light up over the keyboard makes a bit of a mockery of me not lighting it up, but hey. No one's going to accuse me of being a brilliant modeler ;)
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4 years 8 months ago #152 by Steve
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Watching the build with interest. Looking good so far ;) .... makes me want to start mine!

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4 years 8 months ago #153 by grover
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Do it Steve. You'll have something to play with when the movie comes out ;)

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4 years 8 months ago #154 by Steve
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grover wrote: Do it Steve. You'll have something to play with when the movie comes out ;)


True that!...may have to change the Antenna Array to suit the "new" + 20 years older Falcon.

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4 years 8 months ago #155 by CyNaKyL
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I dare say we'll see a lot of "new" falcons being built in the coming year...

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4 years 8 months ago #156 by Bishop
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Or pre Starwars with the Han Solo prequel being announced today.

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4 years 8 months ago #157 by Webby_NZ
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Bishop wrote: Or pre Starwars with the Han Solo prequel being announced today.


Saw that announcement the other day and my first thought was MORE FALCONS
We might get to see it before Han won it from Lando

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4 years 8 months ago #158 by grover
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There's always room for more Falcon, but part of me thinks "Disney milking it?"

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4 years 8 months ago #159 by Moeggo
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Its not to late to light it!

Do It I know you want too.... I just got my Republic Star Destroyer light set the other day... and they make it pretty easy! Just waiting for the damn kit to arrive!
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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #160 by grover
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Trying the clear file idea, I cut one in half and taped it to the mat.
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2 quick cuts later
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And you can see the detail underneath.
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So I think I'll go down this route. I'll assemble the exhaust area and then look to use Alclad chrome on that, and a burnt iron on the grill.

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4 years 8 months ago #161 by grover
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Home from Taupo and decided to spray the black Alclad base coat before it got too cold. I decided to take all the engine parts off the alligator clips I had them on and glue them in the bay now since it is all going to get a chrome coat.
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The grill and the exhaust ports are going to get a steel paint, but I'm not too sure if it will be Alclad or Mr Metals. I'll probably try and use up my Alclads before switching to AK Extreme Metals. Everything got a wipe over with Isopropal Alcohol to make sure there were no fingerprints or other impurities.
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Not the best shot but taking this was almost an afterthought. Not too sure how long the Alclad Black Basecoat takes to dry but I've read somewhere it's an enamel, so if it is with how cold it is at the moment, I might just leave it till mid week before I put on the Alclad colours.
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4 years 8 months ago - 4 years 8 months ago #162 by grover
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This morning the black base coat was dry as a bone so I sprayed the Alclads, starting with chrome. Thus us the result.
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With the blue filter over it
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And the grill sprayed with Alclad Jet Exhaust
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I've also put a coat of clear over these and will give it a really decent time to dry as if I build per the instructions, I'll need to mask these parts.

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4 years 8 months ago #163 by grover
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ore of the parts, these the engine feathers for the lower hull
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One of the things I learnt doing the top hull is that the 2 parts of the feathers don't always match up perfectly because you fit the top and bottom parts at different times if you follow the instructions. For the lower hull to save this I did them at the same time and used the stand to hold up the hull to make it easier to add the parts.
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This made for a much better fit of the 2 halves
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4 years 8 months ago #164 by grover
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A bit of time later I had the rear of the bottom hull all assembled. There are some pretty fragile parts so I'll need to take care when painting.
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Next to look at is all the pipe work starting with the lower hull
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But looking at the parts, there are quite noticeable seem lines whic is probably to be expected given their size. I just didnt feel up to it today so I've called it a day. Time to lay up on the couch and try and recoup from this cold I have
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4 years 8 months ago #165 by Grant
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The blue filter looks good. A nice creative solution too. :cheer:
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4 years 8 months ago #166 by Mumbles
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Agreed, cool solution and looking good.
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4 years 8 months ago #167 by Maarten
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The filter looks realy Good B)

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4 years 8 months ago #168 by grover
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Thanks guys. I've been tossing up weather I should paint the 2 halves and the side pieces separately or assemble it all as one before starting the paint. It's going to be my biggest painting job I've ever tried regardless. The advantage of painting while it's still in pieces is that I don't have to mask the quite fragile alclads and it will be easier to handle in the spray booth.
The downside is some of the parts that I need to glue in place to cover the screw holes, obviously can't be glued down, and then might risk standing out from other parts. I'm leaning towards the separate parts at the moment. Any suggestions?

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4 years 8 months ago #169 by Gary
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Looking really good mate, itching to start my one but will hold off a while.
No I don't think they are milking it, if you think that there are over 110 Star Wars books set in that universe and that the possibilities are limitless, milk it more I say. If it's done right and they stick to the basic threads and timelines set out in the "official" i.e. approved books then they can't go wrong. It's when they step outside and rewrite what's already been written that people get upset.



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4 years 8 months ago #170 by Xtr3meNZer
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Wow K1 that's impressive! The Chrome on the engines looks great, and I think once the engines are in with the filter it'll really pop!

Some very intense detail in it for an older model. Really enjoying see it come together
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4 years 8 months ago #171 by Von Drinkoften
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Excellent work around using the transparent blue plastic over the engines. Looking very good B)
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4 years 8 months ago #172 by Dads Army
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Awesome build!! Loving the detail.

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4 years 8 months ago #173 by Bishop
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What everyone else has said mate. Really looking impressive.

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4 years 8 months ago #174 by grover
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Thanks all.
Doing this pipe work is probably one of the more challenging parts of the kit. Not super hard, but fiddly. The joins in the pipes are also going to require attention to get them looking better.
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I started making some styrene filler with leftover sprue parts in a half bottle of Tamiya Extra Thin, and I've started to use this here. Will see how it goes. If not, I'm sire some putty will work. I only got through these parts before I gave it in for the night, and just realised from this picture, I missed one.
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4 years 8 months ago #175 by RossMack
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Instead of wasting your Extra Thin put sprue into straight lacquer thinner.
Works a treat.

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4 years 8 months ago #176 by grover
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Cheers for the tip Ross :)

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4 years 8 months ago #177 by grover
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After a couple of weeks I finally have had some time at the bench. Time to continue with the piping


This is probably one of the weakest parts of the kit, but I'm glad they have done individual pipes where possible, as it would have looked silly with the areas underneath filled in like some models do. The problem comes where the parts are so small and all of them need cleaning up. They all seem to be 1 or 2 mm too short to sit perfectly


And there are also gaps where the pipes join that will need some filler. This will be fun :pinch:

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4 years 8 months ago #178 by Grant
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Are these pipes continuous on the "real" Falcon? It's a bit odd for the parts to be rounded off like that.
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4 years 8 months ago #179 by grover
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I would assume so given their layout. Some of the pipes flow into smaller diameter pipes too. I tried filling in with some Extra Thin- Styrene mix but I think im gonna have to putty these. At least I can do it in the lounge

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4 years 8 months ago #180 by Bishop
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Now that is weird. You know, I'd almost get some styrene tube and cut it so that you can wrap it around the pipes so it looks like they are being joined. Going to be hard to fill those gaps.

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