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  1. I have no way of knowing how Bandai will market the Falcon but tooling it for 1/72 won't have been cheap. I would expect them to use the mouldings as often as the market will take. So you will definitely see a "Force Awakens" Falcon and perhaps a "Last Jedi" one? Then you've got the lit version and the unlit... I guess you can do it by dropping the price through the different releases or by maintaining the price until you have saturated the market.
  2. Wonderful, just wonderful
  3. The Omega Class Destroyers are my favourite Sci-Fi Starships bar none. I would love to build one one day but I would want it to have a motorised centre section and light up engines, navigation lights and weapons and shizzle. And quite frankly I don't have the skillz. Yet? So good luck with this build I'll watch the progress with interest. Last comment... "Give me ramming speed" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXkIuVLnsFE
  4. Nicely researched, enjoyed your write up. Thanks
  5. Words fail me. Love and peace Manchester, love and peace.
  6. I've got one half built, hope it turns out half as good! Bravo sir!
  7. I bought the two disk 2D set in "Limited Edition Artwork Sleeve" from a local Sainsburys, they chucked in a "Rogue One" novelisation paperback (worthless) Extras are: A Rogue Idea – Hear how ILM’s John Knoll came up with the movies concept, and why it’s the right film to launch the Star Wars standalone films. Jyn: The Rebel – Get to know Rogue One’s defiant, resourceful survivor, and hear what it was like for Felicity Jones to bring her to life onscreen. Cassian: The Spy – Diego Luna shares insights into his complex, driven character, who becomes a hero through selflessness, perseverance and passion. K-2SO: The Droid – Explore the development of this reprogrammed Imperial droid, from initial pitch and character design through Alan Tudyk’s performance. Baze & Chirrut: Guardians of the Whills – Go deeper into the relationship between these two very different characters, with Chinese superstars Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen. Bodhi & Saw: The Pilot and the Revolutionary – Forest Whitaker and Riz Ahmed reflect on Saw Gerrera, the broken Rebel leader, and Bodhi Rook, the Imperial pilot who defects. The Empire – Meet a dangerous new Imperial adversary…and cross paths once more with the most iconic villain of all time. Visions of Hope: The Look of ‘Rogue One’ – The filmmakers describe the challenges and thrills of developing a bold new look for the movie that can fit within the world of the original trilogy. The Princess & The Governor – See what it took to bring the vibrant young princess of Star Wars: A New Hope – as well as one of her most memorable foes – back to screen. Epilogue: The Story Continues – Filmmakers and cast celebrate Rogue One’s premiere and look forward into the future, to the Star Wars stories yet to be told. Rogue Connections – Uncover Easter eggs and film facts hidden throughout the movie that connect Rogue One to the Star Wars universe. As far as I know they are identical on the three disk 3D version. From checking online even the "Steelbook" edition has nothing else on it. It feels horribly like there will be a second tranche release at a later date where the Cutting Room floor will be swept and the pockets of the faithful raided again. I feel like I'm being mugged honestly. I think that at the very least we could have got the trailers.
  8. Bought the Blu-ray and enjoyed the film just as much on the small screen as the big. The "uncanny valley" aspect of the CGI Peter Cushing and Carrie Fisher is almost absent. But the package (despite having a second disk) is very mean. A few featurettes about the characters and that's it. No deleted scenes or "making of" stuff nor yet a scrap of commentary. It is especially mean given that you can view several deleted scenes in the trailers! Bad form Disney, no need to insult the fans who buy early.
  9. Ready For Inspection thread for "The Librarian" I so enjoyed this simple little figure I've gone and bought another one! Death with guitar as featured in the book "Soul Music" modelled on the art of Paul Kidby who for many years provided the covers for Sir Terry's books. Here's "what's in the box"... Not quite as clean a casting as "The Librarian" but nothing terrible, a bit of flash to clean off so out with the needle files I think the simple round base won't suffice so I'm going to make something a little more appropriate So we take some pieces of 80thou plasticard, two rectangles 2x4cm, a 2mm square strip which I then cut into 2x2mm chunks, eight of 'em. Stick the chunks together. One for each corner of the base... ...use the strip to create a frame, then "chain drill" a series of holes to create a slot for old Death's base. We need one more thing An appropriate marker! This one goes up to 11. (Yes I know there would be two "L"s but hey it wouldn't fit!) This is a single piece of 80 plasticard with a frame of 20thou strip which is then filled in with white utlra fine milliput which is scribed with the moniker of "Marshal" using a dental probe. Needs a bit of sanding and a little distressing I think.
  10. Great build, lovely finish. But the thing that makes it for me is the beautiful stand. Simple, elegant and clever. (Design filed away mentally for future use,)
  11. As I watch this masterpiece coming together, one thought in particular troubles me... I suspect it would have been easier to build a real one!
  12. I was hoping to paint my X-wing as Blue Squadron ala Rogue One is there anything in there to help?
  13. Lovely build, what great looking aircraft the Javelin was (shame about those decals )
  14. Thanks for the suggestions, as I said this was a trial build on a cheap kit so I don't think I'll be revisiting it. Next up is an Eduard Mig 15 which will again demand a bare metal finish, hopefully I can make a better fist of it as this one is not a "trial build".Ulp! Thanks for the kind comments.