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1/72 Bandai PG Millennium Falcon

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Oh, come on, you're just posting photos of the filming model, right? :D

 

Really well done!

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Gorgeous friggin Falcon!!!

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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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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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Very nice! Its great to see one get built and the result is fantastic. Very cool Falcon you have there and the base is rather cool to. What is it as I wouldn't mind something like that for one of my own projects

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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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That's really about as good as it gets.   I've also seen your work on the RPF, great stuff.

 

I'm just finishing mine. Got some decals to complete than weathering.  Still haven't decided how I am going to display it.

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"What a piece of junk!"

Kidding aside, she looks just like the filming miniature.

Nicely done :thumbsup:

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Wow!! That looks darn near perfect and exact to the 5ft model. Love it!! More and more, I want to do one of these. More exactly, I want to have one of these...

 

brian

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