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1 : 1 Millineum Falcon model?
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Sunday, November 12, 2017 9:23 PM

Did anyone else get a fancy e-mail supposedly from FSM re a 1-1 Millineum Falcon model kit?  There were a lot of links to click, but I didn't click any of them because I suspected it was a scam, not from FSM at all.  Better safe than sorry!

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Sunday, November 12, 2017 9:34 PM

Nope. Why would scamers bother with modelers?

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Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, November 12, 2017 10:07 PM

Retired In Kalifornia
Nope. Why would scamers bother with modelers?

Happens  from time to time.....  You should see all the SPAM that occure's on the sister forum  Scale Auto.

There are also a few scammers trading/ buying model kit's. Ther IS mony to be made. I have always questioned the motive's of these people. It's more work to be "sneeky" than it is to make an honest living.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, November 12, 2017 11:25 PM

It is the DeAgostini 1:1 scale movie prop. $72 a month for 25 months or $140 a month for 12 months subscription to get the model mailed to you a sprue at a time. $1200 if you want to buy it all at once.

https://www.model-space.com/us/build-millennium-falcon.html

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Sunday, November 12, 2017 11:29 PM

littletimmy

 

 
Retired In Kalifornia
Nope. Why would scamers bother with modelers?

 

Happens  from time to time.....  You should see all the SPAM that occure's on the sister forum  Scale Auto.

There are also a few scammers trading/ buying model kit's. Ther IS mony to be made. I have always questioned the motive's of these people. It's more work to be "sneeky" than it is to make an honest living.

 

Most of my Regia Aeronautica Italia kits bought direct from the makers rest off eBay & reputable Internet hobby stores, haven't been defrauded to date. Too bad there are scammers in hobby model sales, always check out whatever is on sale on eBay to be sure its legit.

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Posted by Wirraway on Monday, November 13, 2017 4:02 AM
I had seen those DeAgostini kits for sale in monthly magazine issues and dismissed them as a con job and wildly overpriced. That 1/32 DC-3 sure looks tempting tho. Ditto the 1/12 Spitfire.

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Monday, November 13, 2017 8:08 AM

Thanks to everyone for the information.  I was not aware of those kits!

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Monday, November 13, 2017 8:40 AM

I was an "original subscriber" to FineScale Modeler Magazine, shortly thereafter began getting other magazine mail offers well as endless parade of ones from The Franklin Mint. I'd might had bought something from the Franklin people otherwise all I got were yet more ads. I also bought a number of Corgi airplane models, impressive though "sterile", gave them away eventually.

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Posted by Pinkbooger on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:14 AM

I saw this too, I clicked on it and thought it was a super awesome looking model. Then I saw the price and immediately deleted it. $1200 for a model is ridiculous even if I am a hardcore Star Wars fan. 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Monday, November 13, 2017 11:52 AM

Heh... 1:1 scale would be life size and 10 times bigger than the Space Shuttle.

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Monday, November 13, 2017 12:05 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Heh... 1:1 scale would be life size and 10 times bigger than the Space Shuttle.

 

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Posted by fermis on Monday, November 13, 2017 4:37 PM

Rob Gronovius

It is the DeAgostini 1:1 scale movie prop. $72 a month for 25 months or $140 a month for 12 months subscription to get the model mailed to you a sprue at a time. $1200 if you want to buy it all at once.

https://www.model-space.com/us/build-millennium-falcon.html

 

Not sure where the "1:1" is all about.

I do believe someone here had this kit in the works. I was following along, then got busy and forgot (until now). Lot of extra work going into it, as I recall, and quit impressed, I was!

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Posted by fermis on Monday, November 13, 2017 4:42 PM

fermis

 

 
Rob Gronovius

It is the DeAgostini 1:1 scale movie prop. $72 a month for 25 months or $140 a month for 12 months subscription to get the model mailed to you a sprue at a time. $1200 if you want to buy it all at once.

https://www.model-space.com/us/build-millennium-falcon.html

 

 

 

Not sure where the "1:1" is all about.

I do believe someone here had this kit in the works. I was following along, then got busy and forgot (until now). Lot of extra work going into it, as I recall, and quit impressed, I was!

 

Oh wait...1/1 as in the same as the movie prop...Dunce

Anyway...went digging for the thread. Hope the OP doesn't mind me spreading the word...

Here's the thread...

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/6/t/167858.aspx?page=1

 

 

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 10:34 AM

Yes, 1:1 scale as the filming movie prop.

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Posted by Phil_H on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:42 PM

Meanwhile, an actual 1:1 scale Falcon can be found here: 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/millennium-falcon-star-wars-found-google-earth/

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