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Dermo245

"The garbage will do!"...building Revell's 1/144 ish Millennium Falcon

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I know...I know, a Star Wars 'Build and Play' kit.

While I save some modelling funds for Bandai's lovely Millennium Falcon in 1/144, thought I would have some fun with this one which I got on the very cheap in Lidl some months back.

Sure, it's not the most accurate kit and most of the details are simplified for kids but the general shape is ok and hope it will look a little better with some improvements.

 

36729189534_54b527f536_b.jpgRevell_Millennium_Falcon_Build_Play_06954_box by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Not many parts to it...

 

36729181454_b05567edb9_b.jpgRevell_Millennium_Falcon_Build_Play_contents by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

The solid cockpit will go, replaced with something a little less basic

 

36729184544_97f414f154_b.jpgRevell_Millennium_Falcon_Build_Play_cockpit_before by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr.

 

Drilling well under way

 

36729183154_519ee9827c_b.jpgRevell_Millennium_Falcon_Build_Play_cockpit_during by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

And starting the clean up....a lot better.

 

36729185994_b2c151f4cd_b.jpgRevell_Millennium_Falcon_Build_Play_cockpit_after_2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

The gear bays are very simple so am going to box them in..

 

36729181454_b05567edb9_b.jpgRevell_Millennium_Falcon_Build_Play_contents by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

36729177144_eb900b138e_b.jpgRevell_Millennium_Falcon_Build_Play_gear_bays by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

And drilling out the solid radar dish arms

 

36729178894_387bd4bce8_b.jpgRevell_Millennium_Falcon_Build_Play_dish by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Probably just a little smaller than 1/144..

 

36729174454_8551477045_b.jpgRevell_Millennium_Falcon_Build_Play_upper_hull by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Will take a look at the sidewalls next.

Thanks for looking.

Cheers,

Dermot

 

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wow - that is a major journey you have ahead of yourself if you aim to bring this kit back on track from the kids version - wishing you the best of luck there - I don't think I would have the will power to do the same

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So with Star Wars fever gripping the house (well, me and the boys), time to get back on track with this.

 

In the interests of time (and my sanity), I decided against doing a heap of work on the sidewalls - so just cut some plate 'notches' here and there and tried to thin them the best i could.

 

25120314088_725f498925_b.jpgRevell_Millennium_Falcon_Build_Play_sidewall_right by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

24127033217_758ee26a30_b.jpgRevell_Millennium_Falcon_Build_Play_sidewall_Left by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

The cockpit got some leftover cockpit bits from a 1/144 Hawkeye and while not exactly the same scale, are good enough for me with this one.

 

24127035307_b71ff6d467_b.jpgRevell_Millennium_Falcon_Build_Play_cockpit by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

27214449079_2b430dfd52_b.jpgIMG_6039 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

The solid lumps pretending to be the guns were trimmed into something more acceptable...

 

24127030037_65da5be260_b.jpgRevell_Millennium_Falcon_Build_Play_turret by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

And after a coat of Halfords grey plastic primer and two brush coats of homemade light grey, she's getting a bit better!

 

27214428519_e18bb5ac97_b.jpgRevell_Millennium_Falcon_Build_paint_ by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking.

Cheers,

Dermot

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So a bit more done on this..

 

Joined up..

 

39213837385_2463ab75c1_b.jpgRevell_Millennium_Falcon_Build_wipd_2 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Panel painting underway. The white strip around the cockpit is some plastic strip to hide a seam.

 

40112979861_a51eee1f66_b.jpgRevell_Millennium_Falcon_Build_wipd_4 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Klear coat then Flory Models Dark Dirt wash..before

 

26238943278_3f7fe72858_b.jpgRevell_Millennium_Falcon_Build_wipd_5 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

And after...

 

40112979651_d7c18213c5_b.jpgRevell_Millennium_Falcon_Build_wipd_6 by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr

 

Will start on some more weathering tonight.

Thanks for looking.


Dermot

 

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