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1/72 AMT ERTL Millennium Falcon

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  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: Australia
1/72 AMT ERTL Millennium Falcon
Posted by Helo H-34 on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:41 AM

Hi everyone .

I'm just getting back into model building after an 8 year break , I've moved house twice during that time and have finanlly had the opportunity to set up a kit building room at the back of the garage 

  

Anyway , I wanted to rebuild the Millennium Falcon I put toghther about 15 years ago and the front of the kit was warpped  and I only partitially painted the inside cut a way section and didn't paint any of the exterior . 

I've managed to seperate 95% of the kit and have given most of the interior parts a few coats of FS36375 (hobby color H308) 

I'm not sure if the kit instructions for paint colors is accurate , so I thought I would ask before I proceed any further .

I'll post pics of my progress thus far and grately appreciate any help with the rebuild 

john .

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by bluenote on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:03 AM

I'm working on this exact same kit right now actually.  I am not too far along, basically I have done the bottom half of the Falcon, with the landing gear.  I went with Tamaya AS-20 Insignia White spray can for the base colour of the Falcon.  For parts in the instructions that call for Dark Ghost Grey, I went with Tamiya xf19.  For medium grey, I went with XF20.  

For the cutaway part, the interior base colour I will be using is XF20 (AS-28 for the spray can).   

From the research I have done online, the AS20 for the base colour of the Falcon seems to be the most popular.  I do like it and it seems accurate.  I have no idea about the rest of the colours as far as accuracy, they look nice to me though.

I am using Tamiya panel line accent colours and Tamiya dry brush weathering masters for the weathering.  (I love these, makes weathering so easy without having to use the airbrush!)

I don't have a photo sharing account, so unfortunately I can't share pictures at the moment.

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:22 AM

Oh that's awesome and welcome back to the hobby!

Personally I think I'd just pick up one of the new Bandai kits and start over but redoing something you did years ago is very cool!

Wish I could help you but SW isn't really my thing. There's lots of other guys here like Bluenote that should be able to help you out though.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    October 2021
Posted by PhoenixG on Friday, October 15, 2021 4:52 PM

What I can see of the interior looks amazing. 

I've not done this model and I don't have specific color mfg. references but if your looking for image references to compare the accuracy of the kit's color scheme I would recommend the Hayne's Owner Manual.

I've used the Hayne's Millenium Falcon Owner Manual.  It has multiple angle shots of the Empire/Jedi CG version of the Falcon and several close ups of the actual model. Good reference for color placement and weathering.  There are also many different interior shots that could help determine how well the colors align.  Usually can be found on Amazon for under $20 used.

Good luck with your build! Looking forward to seeing how it progresses.

  • Member since
    February 2015
Posted by InternationalRescue on Friday, October 15, 2021 9:39 PM

Such a great kit to have fun with!  I recommend watching some of episode 5 or 6 and picking out your favorite scenes.  There are so many variables with lighting, different scale filming props, etc. and part of the fun is identifying what paint color works for you!  Have fun and enjoy the journey.    

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