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Okay, having grown tired (for the moment) with continually sanding my 1/72 Lancaster, I decided to take a break and go for a 'quick' build. One with minimal scratching and just straight building to clear the pallet a little. So I pulled my Bandai 1/144 Millennium Falcon off the Shelf. I hear there are inaccuracies, but I'm not too worried about those as a build-n-go is what I'm looking for.

 

I will do some battle damage, and I have bought a PE set for the engine grills. Bandai put some nice details under the grates that would be a shame to just cover over with the solid parts provided. I also bought a paint mask set to help out with the clear parts.

 

Obligatory box art.

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The PE set and masks,

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And the trees, masked with tape before starting on the side and interior detail.

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And of course the main hull parts.

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First off, I used the dremel to start making the damage.

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I thinned the plastic on the inside before making the gash. I think I made it too thin, making it harder to rough up the edges, but I'll refine that later.

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And that's all for tonight. I hope to keep a good clip going on this, rather than having it drag on and risk losing momentum on it.

 

 

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I got a bit more done today. Most of the battle damage is finished, though I will continue to add some as I go along.

 

In this section I replaced the three pipes that should be bent up.

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And I closed up the belly, from the battery pack cover to the gear doors.

 

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Then I moved to the cockpit and painted it up.

 

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I'm not too happy with the turret bays though. I wish they had been molded in two halves to painting easier. I'll have to refine the paint in them.

 

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More later.

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Well, later is now and I got the interiors done. The turret 'pit just needs a touch of dark paint at the spot where the seat joins the floor and then it can go it. Eventually.

 

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Here we see Finn and Chewie waiting patiently. As well as the 'booster seat' for Rey. Without it she sits too low and looks like a child.^_^

 

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And then the gang is all there! Rey and Chewie and Finn, and Han looking after them all.

 

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Next, I'll get the canopy on and masked and then get back to the hull.

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This is a short update. Haven't been able to do much work because of... well, work... :penguin:

 

I pressed the mandibles into place, just to help get a consistent paint color coverage between the sections for when I preshade and then do the white. Not glued yet.  I did though glue the turret 'pits into place, as well as the canopy.

 

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And of course, as you can see in the front window, either a strand of hair or a thin string of glue... I'll see if I can get the canopy off tomorrow, but if the glue as set good enough than that's staying. Oh well...:smile:

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