Hey all.. if you haven't heard about this kit by now you're not a modeler... needless to say it's a monster of a kit and I wasn't gonna let it pass me by. I've always wanted a 1:1 scale replica of the Falcon (even thought about scratch building one a few times) but now we have this beauty. Couldn't pass it up. So... lemme start by saying, Hi... My name is Jim and I'll be your guide thru this build of mine.
I've been working on this kit for awhile now. Am up to issue 36 and have been keeping a log on several forums, but thought I would bring it here for you're perousal as well. I'll attempt to filter out all the needless stuff as I go (like the endless photos of what parts come with what issue, etc) so you don't have to worrry about the drivel.
What I fully intend to do is recreate this scene from the movie:
Yes complete with all the little guys and the platform and I'll end up encasing it in a shrine that I can burn candles and sacrifice chickens to! :) (I think KFC would be a perfect substitute for live chickens)... in any event, that's my plan... there's just one problem... I'm not a rich man... I can't afford all the little extra bits and pieces that come out and as much as I want them, I'll probably have to make them myself. Thank goodness to Apoxie Sculpt! We'll see how it goes from here on out.
First off, I held back for a month before I attempted to even begin, but after that first month, I couldn't hold back anymore and tore into the parts and began the first parts of the build.
still gotta get out my airbrush and do some more detail work on it, but I painted it a light tan... seems to match pretty well with the base color of the falcon parts. Also have to drill out the barrels, but here's what I got so far.
I've also done a bit of work on the cockpit... even thou I'Il probably be replacing it with Shapeways pieces.
I haven't added the stickers yet because I'm fixing them to be more accurate. More to come on that later.