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My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« on: 08 February, 2015, 05:47:41 pm »
Alright already! Due to popular demand here's a brand spanking new thread dedicated solely to my feeble attempt to build the most expensive model I've ever bought.  I'd like to say straight off that I am a loooooong way off from being a modeller of anything other than amateur status (the hardest model, and the last thing I built, was the pod-racer from The Phantom Menace way back in 2000) so you will be witness to tears at some point I'm sure.

I will update the thread on a monthly basis (although the mag is weekly, as a subscriber I will receive a package containing 4 issues every month) as soon as I've build what I can and, next month, I will also include pics of the subscriber free gifts.  So, here we go and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have...

1: Exposed framework and part of outer hull



2: Dejarik Table



3:  Upper turret and quad cannon (I will be 'weathering' the cannon at a later date)



4: All of the above



5: Partial cockpit




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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #1 on: 08 February, 2015, 06:11:47 pm »
I'll be following this with a mixture of extreme excitement and burning envy :D

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #2 on: 08 February, 2015, 06:16:47 pm »
Looking good Mark.  :thumbsup:

So, how many parts is this - same as the Dredd collection, or more?
And did these pieces required any 'assembly'? I'm thinking minute, and fiddly, and easily lost, screws...?

But yes, keen to see this build progress. It'll certainly be summat else once completed.

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #3 on: 08 February, 2015, 06:28:25 pm »
It's 100 issues, so it's a 2 year build - works out to about £36/month which I'm lucky enough to be able to easily afford (and as I don't smoke and only drink once a month I don't think I'll miss it either)

Assembly wise it a variety of things - no glueing involved yet (but it will come), some pieces just snap into place and the rest are screwed into place (all of the metal framework is screws). I did mean to include a picture of one of the screws on my fingertip for scale because they are tiny bastards! Luckily, the  screwdriver that came with #2 is magnetic!

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #4 on: 08 February, 2015, 07:43:01 pm »
This will be a 2 year treat, it could reach Ming Lego build levels of Zardjazness. Z
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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #5 on: 09 February, 2015, 10:46:52 am »
I'm already outgeeked. I would have just called it a "holo-chess" table.
Be excellent to each other. And party on!

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #6 on: 09 February, 2015, 10:49:49 am »
Wow the detailing does look pretty incredible.

You are a lucky... and patient... man.

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #7 on: 09 February, 2015, 01:58:06 pm »
That looks incredible. Will you be making any alterations to the plans?

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #8 on: 09 February, 2015, 02:29:51 pm »
That looks incredible. Will you be making any alterations to the plans?

Pray he doesn't alter it any further.

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #9 on: 09 February, 2015, 02:48:36 pm »
That looks incredible. Will you be making any alterations to the plans?

Oh good Grud no!  :lol: The most I will be doing is 'weathering' the metal pieces as they don't come pre-painted and maybe some dry brushing in places to highlight scorch marks etc. I am an enthusiastic amateur at best, I don't want to ruin it...

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #10 on: 09 February, 2015, 02:58:19 pm »
That looks incredible. Will you be making any alterations to the plans?

Oh good Grud no!  :lol: The most I will be doing is 'weathering' the metal pieces as they don't come pre-painted and maybe some dry brushing in places to highlight scorch marks etc. I am an enthusiastic amateur at best, I don't want to ruin it...

You're still miles ahead of me when it comes to this sort of thing. I love models, but I couldn't get two pieces to stay together...

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #11 on: 09 February, 2015, 05:23:15 pm »

I spent the £36 on booze and it felt like I was in the Millennium Falcon!


Was it made to commemorate the millennium?

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #12 on: 09 February, 2015, 05:44:02 pm »
That looks incredible. Will you be making any alterations to the plans?

Pray he doesn't alter it any further.






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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #13 on: 09 February, 2015, 07:28:33 pm »
This is going to be fun
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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #14 on: 09 February, 2015, 07:55:48 pm »
Thread of the year so far  :D

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