AMT ERTL Millennium Falcon Build

andrewdick68

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Well, I've started my first build in over 30 years.
I'm hoping to find a couple of hours each week to get work done on it.
I'll keep this thread updated.

Not going to do anything fancy with this one, just build it straight off the plan.
Getting my hand in again, and trying to stop the jitters when I'm painting the detail 20210612_125703.jpg ;)
 

andrewdick68

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The cockpit seating.
I need some finer brushes

I also see a bit of plastic I should have cleaned off, and a couple of brush marks in spots they shouldn't be.

Maybe a new set of glasses before the finer brushes
As for the paint, I'm just using old craft paints for the moment and a couple of Tamiya colors


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andrewdick68

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It can be built into a decent-looking model straight out of the box. Just be patient with her.
This thing's over forty years old (from the original kit)
I had to tear the plastic off it.
I also have the cutaway version in the cupboard along with along with the old MPC Falcon kit
All these will be practice before I get the Bandai kit
 

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" Man the details in the photos bring out the flaws "
Ha ha , Yep ! It's a great tool .
Pretty good though considering how super tiny all that is . Literally fingertip size .
 

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Luke Skywalker got a lick of paint an 20210619_162506.jpg d assembled this weekend.
 

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andrewdick68

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I know I said I wasn't going to do anything fancy with this build, being it my first in 30+ years. But,,,

I thought I'd have a go at scratch building an instrument console.

Thoughts??
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Quaralane

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Looks a lot better than the absolutely nothing that AMT/Ertl/MPC decided to put there.
Kudos for giving them something to work with
 

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Quaralane

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Cockpit needs that 2nd back panel you showed. Pretend the kit part never existed.
Control panel is looking a lot better than I ever did with mine back in the day
 

andrewdick68

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Some of the parts are much easier to paint before assembly.
The panel inserts come to mind
That's what I was tossing up on because of the limited space inside once assembled.
I have a week off work this week so I'm going to try and get a bit done :cool:
 

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