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If you can achieve a super nice chrome finish on your astromech droid (The R2 series), that would look very nice I think overall.
i am looking forward to see what you do with he Millenium falcon in the background!
So am I! 😉
Nice build, well done 👍
I dont agree with treehuger, astromechs had a dull aluminum finish on the head. The work looks great, too clean for my likes in the y-wing series, a bit of chipping could get it better, but it looks great, i think it better to see a mostly new y-wing than a over saturated weather one. Keep it up!
The astromech is R2-F1P
It looks good to me, I'd be proud to have it in my collection.
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Yikes. This is one of the smaller armor projects I've built and yet the Eduard PE set has SO MANY parts. After losing a few to the house gods and breaking a few others I have decided to only use the bits that have the least frustration.
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I wonder if there is any chance this kit will get rereleased. It's price on the secondary market is nuts.
August 6, 2021
Hhehe. Thanks. 🙂
I'm going to toss the clear canopy parts and grind out the clear bits on the gun ports and just leave the frames, or just scratch build the frames. They are just too thick and wavy to see all of the nice interior stuff I did.
Well, some of the original StarWars models did not have transparent parts, if i remember correctly 😉
Good enough for me! 🙂
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This is outstanding, lots of detail and the the crew figures look superb! Very impressive looking diorama! 👍
Great Dio and result allround👍
For injection moulded figures, their standard is quite high. That surprises me ???
Yeah, MB seems to sculpt really expressive poses and their faces are usually really nice with some personality.
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for some reason, i can not post in the album! it keeps giving an error every time i try
where did you get the pictures in picture number 7? would love to get them....
The lights? These are what I have: https://www.captainjacksmodels.co.uk/ourshop/prod_6231393-Star-Wars-Model-Led-Fibre-Optic-Millennium-Falcon-Light-Kit-AMT-ERTL-Size-Falcon-Bases-460mm-Long.html. They worked great, but I wanted to add a remote switch but that didn't work. I ended up getting a motion sensor switch to do what I wanted, so I'm going to work on that next and get it finished.
thanks, no, i mean in picture 4 (7 was a typo) you have some nice shoots of the interior. where did you get them?
I can't help but wonder, are you having difficulty figuring out how to control the lights, or, do you only have control for one light, but require two controls?
@spanjaard: The interior was really basic so I scratch built some additions, like the rear chairs and parts of the console. I also found some diagrams of the cockpit walls in the Haynes manual for the Falcon and made color copies of them. I completely scratch built the quad gun stations because the kit had nothing there, you could just look straight through it.
@treehugger: the lighting kit has two separate circuits, each with its own power source. I'm planning to hang the kit in my office, so I didn't want to use the supplied toggle switches. I tried using a remote switch, but those each ended up needing their own power source to work and the model ended up having too many battery packs in it, and the remote switches drained too much power. I asked the folks at evandesigns.com and they suggested motion sensor switches to replace the toggles. I tried them and they worked perfectly. I just need to finalize the wiring and button it up before I paint.
Interesting. Presumably a motion sensor would require some power draw over time, if only ever so slightly.
Yeah, the person at evandesigns told me that the motion sensor is much more passive and will draw a fraction of the power that the remote switch did.
I've decide to make up a paint scheme for the Falcon and feature a few of the blue stripes from Lando's days, and add a new patch that will have a partial Republic emblem on it to represent an armored patch that Han found from an old Republic Cruiser. The kit is so inaccurate that there isn't any point in trying to "accurate." But really, the filming models were so different from each other so accuracy doesn't mean ,much in things like this.
primed and first color light gray on.
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I can't tell what Mercedes they are driving so I'm just guessing at this point.
What make you think it is a Mercedes ?
I inadvertently cropped it out but you can see it in one of the reference photos (I added those later) that there is a big MercedesBenz symbol on the radiator cap.
Ok. More research done. It is NOT a Mercedes Benx, but a Mittlerer Einheits PKW Horch 901; with a Mercedes radiator cap for some reason.
It's tunning ?
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