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My Bandai 1/72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon Build

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    December, 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Sunday, February 04, 2018 8:25 AM

I swaped out the kit supplied cockpit and replaced it with the internal details of the 5' Filming model's. Since this is a replica of the miniature I decided to make it a full replica...Next up it accurizing the rear engine lighting to how it looked in Star Wars(1977)

 

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, February 05, 2018 12:29 PM

An updated beauty shot of my Falcon with the correct cockpit interior and other refinements...

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    December, 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Thursday, February 08, 2018 4:03 PM

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Monday, February 12, 2018 1:21 PM
Some more pics of my Falcon before I update the engines per the 5' Filming model. Just some quick cell phone pics.
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Posted by drumsfield on Monday, February 12, 2018 2:32 PM

Drool...

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Posted by GlennH on Sunday, February 18, 2018 8:58 PM
Amazing work and outstanding photos of the full model on black. They open up nice on the linked page.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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    December, 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 1:29 PM

My 1/72 PG Falcon build...After carefully reviewing my reference material, I went back and corrected details here and there on the upper hull to the point now I think Ill leave it alone. Going to revisit the lower hull and replace the engine lighting next.

 

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 11:54 AM

A couple more images of my completed Bandai 1/72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon.

 

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    December, 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 2:30 PM

Top and Bottom in natural sunlight...

 

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 2:57 PM

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Wednesday, March 07, 2018 3:04 PM
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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, March 10, 2018 6:06 PM

After finally calling the paint, weathering and detailing done, it was time to upgrade the stand. I had parts left over from the gazillion 1/350 Enterprise builds I did and they offered a simple and quick solution . I wanted to retain the lower gun detail. At first I was going the whole ILM route, but fearing I would misplace the gun, or worse destroy it somehow, I decided it needed to stay. I drilled a hole the size of the steel tube and using epoxy I cemented the inner attachment. The model is quite sturdy and easily removed if I want to do a Diorama or another display option. Since I plan on doing some EFX Filming on this model it works out quite well. Next up is the purging of the kits supplied engine lighting for a More accurate ILM effect as seen on the 5' Filming model...

 

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 7:41 AM

She's finished. I removed the engine lighting and installed Bright White LEDs of my own. However I did retail the grid detail...for now. I did remove it to see the look but it was too plain and boring. However,Who knows I may take it out and put my Clear strip back.

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    December, 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:09 PM
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    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 18, 2018 9:25 AM

Wow. Awesome looking kit and you did awesome work detailing it. Very very nice.

 

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    December, 2013
Posted by Jim Kirk on Thursday, March 29, 2018 10:56 AM

So here is my finished Bandai 1/72 Falcon. I posted it with the Bill George photo on the left. The mods I did were the miniatures cockpit instead of the kit's supplied cockpit from Joe C, The engine lighting is my own(will post a pic shortly), The additional damage to the hull, a new stand. The model was airbrushed with Tamiya And Model Master paints to get as close to the original filming miniature as possible.

 

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:08 PM
Awesome job, now make the Force Awakens version!
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Posted by Jim Kirk on Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:15 PM

Thanks! But No Thanks!!Big Smile

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, March 31, 2018 11:09 AM

The Lower Hull...

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Saturday, March 31, 2018 1:58 PM

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Posted by Jim Kirk on Friday, June 01, 2018 6:01 PM
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Posted by knox on Friday, June 01, 2018 10:22 PM

Stunningly awesome!

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