Author Topic: Bandai 1/72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon  (Read 2326 times)

Offline Quaralane

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Re: Bandai 1/72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon
« Reply #15 on: Mon Dec, 11, 2017, 09:47:PM »
This thing as a ton of detail in it.
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Re: Bandai 1/72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon
« Reply #16 on: Mon Dec, 18, 2017, 10:54:PM »
Sweet! I'd love to get a few casts of those greeble panels to use in capital ship builds.

The details on this kit are superb- and you're really doing the kit justice!

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Re: Bandai 1/72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon
« Reply #17 on: Tue Dec, 19, 2017, 09:59:AM »
Yeah, many parts of those panels would be really cool on capital ships

If only I knew how/had the materials to do some resin copies I would love to copy a bunch of the parts for use on my MPC faclon as well

Actually, here is a great article that shows all of the individual donor kits parts that make up those panels
http://bandai-hobby.net/sw/en/special/millenniumfalcon_72_column_4.html

« Last Edit: Tue Dec, 19, 2017, 10:22:AM by blakeh1 »

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Re: Bandai 1/72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon
« Reply #18 on: Tue Dec, 19, 2017, 04:15:PM »
nice job done so far, keep going!  :)

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Re: Bandai 1/72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon
« Reply #19 on: Mon Jul, 30, 2018, 08:33:PM »
Wow time flies!

I thought I would have been done this by now as I was going to just build it out of the box. But as we all know "delusions of grandeur" have led me to want to replace the kit lighting with my own and maybe open up the cockpit door and have a hallway behind it in addition to repositioning the other figures into something other than a hand on lap static pose


So I decided I did not need C-3PO in a seated position.

I'm going to either be generally having Hand And Chewie with either Ben and Luke in the rear seats, or Luke and Leia

I figured it would be nice to have C-3PO standing maybe in the back so I cut his legs off from the hips and the knees and repositioned them



I was going to use a Micromachines one, but the Bandai one is much better proportioned

For comparison, this is the Bandai astro mechs and reposed C-3PO with the Micromachines C-3PO



« Last Edit: Mon Jul, 30, 2018, 08:37:PM by blakeh1 »

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Re: Bandai 1/72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon
« Reply #20 on: Tue Jul, 31, 2018, 12:32:PM »
nice idea!

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Re: Bandai 1/72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon
« Reply #21 on: Tue Jul, 31, 2018, 01:18:PM »
I have this kit, it was given to me as a Birthday gift a couple of years ago.
I'm kinda afraid to get started on it because I really want to "do it up right" and I think that probably means an additional outlay in photo-etch and other parts <sigh>.

The thing I really want, but can't justify purchasing is this "hallway" add on. 
https://www.shapeways.com/product/3D3VHM3VD/yt1300-fm-1-72-cabin-corridor

I guess I'll have to fabricate my own at some point.

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Re: Bandai 1/72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon
« Reply #22 on: Tue Jul, 31, 2018, 09:16:PM »
Thanks Dark Kyp. Relatively easy mod and give me something do to do with the figure beside it sitting in the box

I have this kit, it was given to me as a Birthday gift a couple of years ago.
I'm kinda afraid to get started on it because I really want to "do it up right" and I think that probably means an additional outlay in photo-etch and other parts <sigh>.

The thing I really want, but can't justify purchasing is this "hallway" add on. 
https://www.shapeways.com/product/3D3VHM3VD/yt1300-fm-1-72-cabin-corridor

I guess I'll have to fabricate my own at some point.

That's for the Fine Molds 1/72 version. It sure is a nice add-on

I built my Fine Molds Falcon a few years ago. I love it. I had hesitated building it for a while since I had all kinds of upgrades planned, but then just bit the bullet and did it pretty much out of the box apart from adding lighting and add some photoetch engine grilles




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Re: Bandai 1/72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon
« Reply #23 on: Thu Aug, 02, 2018, 07:33:AM »
The information we get about the idea is even greater.

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Re: Bandai 1/72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon
« Reply #24 on: Thu Aug, 02, 2018, 02:45:PM »
I finished C-3PO

I really need to get back to the Falcon itself now  ;D





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Re: Bandai 1/72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon
« Reply #25 on: Fri Aug, 03, 2018, 12:02:AM »
Looking pretty good there
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Re: Bandai 1/72 Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon
« Reply #26 on: Fri Aug, 03, 2018, 01:39:AM »
Very nice!