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STAR WARS "Millennium Falcon" - 1/72 Revell
elmarriachi
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 07:46 PM UTC
Hello,

first the frames of the cockpit windows were painted, then the window parts were glued over the cockpit.







A first layer of primer over the shapeways parts followed next so that the colors will adhere better on these parts...











Next I have added a lot of black pre-shading on the complete falcon which will remain visible under the final painting ...








The final painting is consisting of a mixture of white, buff and dark grey and a lot of thinner sprayed over the falcon in thin layers, remaining the preshading visible.












The decals followed next... yellow, dark grey and red colored decals on the upper and lowered side of the hull. I do not know why, but the red decals were horor. They crumbled at every corner, no matter how much of softener was used ....





















Next followed some clear coart to protect the decals for the weathering...

Cheers
Micha
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 08:45 PM UTC
Gettin' better. Can't wait to see what's next!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 05:13 PM UTC
she's got it where it counts!
elmarriachi
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Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 02:47 PM UTC

Hello,

some more updates of the weathering of the Falcon. First I have painted the exhausts with thinned black color with the airbrush in several thin layers. Black color was also used for other areas on the hull as well as on the damaged areas.

With brown colors I have varied the color of the exhaust streaks, Tamiya Smoke was used for some further variations of the colors on the hull.

A washing with black oil colors was used next on the complete hull, specially on the joints between the several plates on the hull.

Clear coat matt came next on everything, then some black, brown, rusty and silver pigments.

The two cannones were built and painted. I have used 3D printed cannons instead of the kit parts as these were much better deteailed. The frames of the windows were hand painted and weathered.

















Cheers
Micha
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Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 04:52 PM UTC
another great update Micha!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 07:42 PM UTC
Lookin' good
elmarriachi
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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 02:45 PM UTC
Hello,

the Falcon reached his final place. The base is made of a wooden plate with a wooden frame under it. Sanded and sprayed in glossy black.

The switches for the lights are installed on the right side of the frame, all the wiring is inside the base, only the two connectors for the batteries are outside of the base.

All cables between Falcon and base are going through the aluminium tube.

Next following some drybrushing and last details ...





















Cheers
Micha
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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 04:03 PM UTC
May the 4th be with you, Micha!

You chose the ideal date on which to complete your build!

The force is indeed strong with this one!

Thanks again for sharing!

elmarriachi
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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 05:22 PM UTC
Haha I wish it would be finished on 4th But it is not

Some work still to be done - some drybrushing, some details adding and painting ... some name plantes .... etc ...

Cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 01:38 PM UTC
Hello,

I want to close this building report with a first night picture of the finished Millennium Falcon.



More pictures of the finished Falcon will follow these days!

I hope that you like it!

Cheers
Micha
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 03:30 PM UTC
looks like the 'real thing' Micha!

bring on the finished pictures!
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 07:01 PM UTC
Beautiful man, beautiful. Gave me lotsa ideas for mine.
elmarriachi
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 12:40 PM UTC
Here we go ...

... my Millennium Falcon in scale 1/72 by Fine Molds / Revell (Master Class) is finished.

The wonderful kit (more then 900 parts, great details!) receivied some clear blue resin made engine units and replacements for the exhaust nozzles. Further 3D-printed parts for the laser cannons and docking ports left/right and the cockpit.

The photo etched parts from Paragrafix were used inside and outside as well and bring in some further great details.

For the illumination I have used a blue LED-stripe for the engine, installed in a all around closed light box. Bright white and warm white LEDs and red LEDs are used on the outside of the ship, blinking fibreoptics and a blue "under floor" illumination in the cockpit.

The base is a picture frame with a wooden plate on top, an aluminium pipe glued inside. The Falcon is removable. All wiring is under the base/inside the base, the cables run through the aluminium pipe from the ship under the base.

Two switches on the side of the base (engine and other LEDs) swich the illumination on/off.

I hope that you like the finished Falcon!











































































I have enjoyed this project very much and I am shure that it was not my last Star Wars kit with illumination.

Cheers,
Micha
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 08:47 AM UTC
Stunning work Micha!

Thank you for sharing this great build!

Looking forward to see what you do next!

Russ
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 10:53 AM UTC
Looks awesome Michael.