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FineMolds 1:72 Millennium Falcon 4 years 2 months ago #91

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I expect painting and weathering this is going to be lots of fun. :cheer:
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FineMolds 1:72 Millennium Falcon 4 years 2 months ago #92

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looks to be coming along nicely mate.
As for the gap, if you cant see it once assembled why bother with it, otherwise some standard Tamiya liquid cement would probably take care of it.
Not the green capped extra thin but the white cap as it's a bit thicker and wont run everywhere.
I've used it quite a bit on the inside of my T-80 turret to fill a slight gap between the mantlet and the edges of the turret itself.
Which reminds me I should pull my finger out and get back to it ;)
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Looking really good there K1 :) coming along nice and steadily :)
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Dude, I've completely missed this one. All 93 posts of it.
Looking great. Must be heaps of fun building this kind of model?
Look forward to your painting and weathering.
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FineMolds 1:72 Millennium Falcon 4 years 2 months ago #95

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Thanks guys. Yes fun. That's what the painting and weathering will be like :blink:
It is a fun model but it's also a huge build. A lot of small pieces all needed sanding a prepping, then gluing and painting.

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FineMolds 1:72 Millennium Falcon 4 years 2 months ago #96

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Sometimes the big kits are quite good though :) Huge sense of achievement when it's done :)

Quite enjoying seeing this come together
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No doubt K2. Just wish I had more time at the bench. At the moment I'm working till midnight every night after I get home. Hoping it calms down soon.

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FineMolds 1:72 Millennium Falcon 4 years 2 months ago #98

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So I decided I had done enough work last night and today so got back to the bench tonight. Started with testing Ammo Mig paints for the first time. Using A.MIG-209 which is FS36495 colour. Never used it before and I am really impressed with how it came out of the bottle. I'm less impressed with Ammo and AK's practice of having to buy a whole set just to get one color, which is what I will have to do if I decide to use it for the full build. I just wish they did individual paint sales for these colours. Back to the model, I hope I've left the pre-shading show through enough. I probably did the pre-shade lines too thick, but we will push on.


Back to the landing gear. If I was more of a perfectionist, instead of a "DOH, I should have done ....." I would have filled the gaps where the sleds assembled. To my (small) credit I did get everything around the right way.


5 sets of legs done. 2 more with the sleds around the other way to go, and they all need a bit of seem cleanup.

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FineMolds 1:72 Millennium Falcon 4 years 2 months ago #99

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And I pushed on and got all of them done. I probably wont get back to do any clean up until the weekend. Not too sure if I want to paint these now or wait. Maybe I'll paint them and seal them up now. Just worried I might get inconsistent parts?? :unsure:

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B) The pre shading shows nicely through the top layer of paint .........Good job !
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FineMolds 1:72 Millennium Falcon 4 years 2 months ago #101

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Indeed! This is going to be GOOD!
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What colors are you looking for Kane?

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FineMolds 1:72 Millennium Falcon 4 years 2 months ago #103

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You can buy the colours individually on both their sites mate, it's just here in the back end of nowhere you can't get them like that ;)
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Looking good. Lots of detail compared to the older kit. I take it these are hard to come by from finemolds now?
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Gary wrote: You can buy the colours individually on both their sites mate, it's just here in the back end of nowhere you can't get them like that ;)


Ahhh, cheers mate. I should have enough to do the falc, but will want to replenish what I've used. Let me know if you do an order directly with Ammo. I might see if I can throw in a couple of pots with your order.

Mike, Yeah the Fine Molds kit is going for silly prices on Ebay from what I have heard, but the molds have actually gone to Revell so there's a whole lotta people hoping they do a re-release, or that Bandai come up with something

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Pretty intricate landing gear K1 and looking good.
What are the dimensions of this thing? Looks like its going to be a decent size for sure.
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Von Drinkoften wrote: Pretty intricate landing gear K1 and looking good.
What are the dimensions of this thing? Looks like its going to be a decent size for sure.


Cheers mate, yeah decent size alright. About 30cm wide and I would say a little over 40cm long. Not all the boys can say that :P :lol:

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Von Drinkoften wrote: Pretty intricate landing gear K1 and looking good.
What are the dimensions of this thing? Looks like its going to be a decent size for sure.


Cheers mate, yeah decent size alright. About 30cm wide and I would say a little over 40cm long. Not all the boys can say that :P :lol:


I'm not sure all the girls would want that either ;)

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Keep telling yourself that mate :P

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Was home sick today, but still working. Felt like I hadnt done anything all day so thought 30 minutes on the Falc would be nice. Started by adding some metal touches to the controls and foot rests of the gunner chairs. OK, not accurate but its not really going to be seen either.


In the tub and just the hatch to put on


And yup, can hardly see a thing. I had a little bit of glue on a finger and smudged the paint. Will worry about it when I finish everything else. Can probably make it look like a scrape or something

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All the bits that have been assembled so far go in a bin that will get covered and hopefully minimise dust build up.


Next job was this front section. Instructions show 3 steps, with a lot of parts going on here. Going to be the story of this model going forward I think.


Some of the parts are bloody small too. I've already lost one part and are too hoha to look for it. Will get back to this in the morning.

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Such nice clean building. This going to look amazing.
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Bishop wrote: Such nice clean building. This going to look amazing.

Thanks mate, I hope so

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Reading magazines that say someone put 10 hours into a model from start to finish and I'm like what???? It took maybe 1.5-2 hours work for me just to do this

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Some people just work insanely quick, and have the time and ability to speed build like that. If I didn't have the duties and responsibilities I do, I would love to build all day, every day lol :P Good on them for being able to hammer through like that though.

Looking really good though K1 :) nice progress
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Cheers K2. I feel like im building up a bit of momentum. I probably should be sleeping and getting rid of this cold though :pinch:

However, I am loving my new Surface 3. Have the instructions on OneNote that I can check off, while YouTube videos of DCS or modelling videos play through the top screen. With so many parts, being able to highlight them as I complete them is awesome. Yes I could get a highlighter on the paper instructions, but it wouldn't be as cool :blush:


So work carries on adding all the little detail. I'm sure its what I'm going to remember the most about this kit. It really is like an armor kit in that respect.

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I then got on to adding the inserts. Sorry I have no idea what they are. Filling in the holes on the top side with all the recessed details


Some of it included adding pipes and other parts, but there wasnt too much.


The parts waiting for assembly

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These parts were screwed in but I also added some glue. I cant see myself taking this apart so I figure it's ok.


Really nice detail in these parts. Ive wondered why couldnt they do that with the outside skin instead of the millions of parts, but then it would be assembling, not building


And now all the recessed parts done

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This was for the inside of the nose section. Not as much detail but much harder to see so thats OK, and what is there is still pretty nice.


I should have spent more time though as some of the parts don't sit flush. I'll work on that tomorrow I think.


And now, onto the rear engine area. :unsure: 13 parts to cut, sand, and glue. My new Flory's Sanders are really getting a work out on this kit.

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The parts aren't that small so the work isn't hugely challenging, just tedious and I have to remind myself not to be impatient as big mistakes or bad work will be seen.


So the first 13 of a huge number of parts in this area, and I've only been working on the top half. There's still the bottom half to go


So I've decided to call it a night with possibly the most part intense area of the build ahead of me next.


It also gives me the chance to think about the engine vents. The instructions say flat black but I'm thinking an iron colour might add some dynamic to the parts since I'm not using PE. Being able to buff them might add depth. I think tomorrow when I get some time in the cave I'll throw on the movies for my background noise and for some inspiration.

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