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STAR WARS "Millennium Falcon" - 1/72 by Revell Master Series

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Once upon a time in a galaxy far far away . . .  everybody knows this opera of the biggest space opera all the time: STAR WARS.


I always thought about the wonderful spaceship of Han Solo which is the most beautiful space ship ever in my eyes... now I want to build the Falcon finally... in 1/72 scale from Revell's Master Series. The kit is equal to the Fine Molds kit with more then 900 parts.


Additionally I will use the etched parts from Paragrafix, some 3D-printed parts for the guns, the cockpit and the antenna. The engine will receive some clear resin parts, the exhausts some resin updates as well.

And ... the most important thing for the Falcon.... I will illuminate it. It is the first time I will do this ... 


So let's start... I began with the planning of the lights. Finally I have decided to go like this:




Red = red LEDs (8), yellow = warm white LEDs (14), blue = cold white LEDs (5), light blue = LED strap for the engine (1), plus one blue LED and some fibre optics for the cockpit.



Here we go with the LEDs marked on the hull (downside):

















Next I will add some details on the outside and inside of the bottom side of the ship, then I will drill the holes and make the wiring ...


I hope you like the new project ...



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that is a good start.

i love this spaceship too.

i will watch your progress with great interest because i would like to do the same at my MPC.

thank you for sharing it with us ;)

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Right that's another one to follow!

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Will surely follow :popcorn:

The under side lights which appear in ESP inside the Space Slug always puzzled me as they seem to be invisible when not on :-)



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I have added some first detail parts on the underside of the Falcon. Some of these inserts were assembled separately, some piping added then inserted from the inside, glued and screwed (!).






Here you could see the clear/blue resin parts for the engine which will replace the plastic parts of the kit. 




Next step will be the "lightbox" for the engine illumination ...



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I have added some more parts and details on the lower part of the hull... the area around the engine is nearly finished ...









For the illimination of the engine I have used the kits part (a box light part which is mounted behind the grille). I have removed the back of the boxand painted the rest in black. Then I have glued the clear resin parts at the backside of the frame (rest of the "box"). The box I have extended on the backside with plastic sheed about 1cm, parallel to the backside of the box. Then I have glued the blue LED-stripe on a plastic stripe in the high of the box. painted this and the extension in silver. The stripe with the LEDs Ihave glued on the backside of the box as back panel.
I have used Tape to fix the back wall better and to close all remaining gaps. Then I have glued Aluminium foil with super glue all around the new "lightbox", the wires leaving the box on the side and will go through the hull later.


That's how it looks like ...














I think that this is ok ... I like it :)




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