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Zarjazzer

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #435 on: 19 March, 2017, 09:34:52 pm »
More awesome with every post!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #436 on: 21 March, 2017, 04:02:12 pm »
I'm finally starting have some fun with this build now after a few panicky issues and lots of bits just waiting around for later.
Up to part 14 and it's looking good.

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #437 on: 21 March, 2017, 04:54:40 pm »
Once you're past all the bloody door cushions it's great!

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #438 on: 22 March, 2017, 08:06:47 am »
Once you're past all the bloody door cushions it's great!

I've done one set. Glued my fingers together far too many times  :lol:
I have the second, of many, to do today.

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #439 on: 23 March, 2017, 12:42:13 pm »
During a spare bedroom clear out, I found a 3/4 complete old AMT Millennium Falcon cutaway kit that I'd started building with the elder Tips son many years ago*

Man, it looks shit compared to the gorgeousness on this thread.


* This is what happens when you leave it to your Mrs to go out and get a Millennium Falcon TOY for a seven year old.  She comes back with a madly complicated kit that he just didn't have the patience to do.

"We've painted this bit. Now we need to let it dry." 

In retrospect, I should have a) taken it back or b) said "Sod it, let's just glue it together as quick as we can and then throw it about the room".   

In good news, we also found a LEGO MINDSTORMS DARKSIDE DEVELOPER KIT (AT/AT and Destroyer Droid).  Those are going for crazy money on eBay!
Be excellent to each other. And party on!

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #440 on: 23 March, 2017, 02:25:21 pm »
Finished up issue 25 today. More door cushions, frame and corridors. Don't mind the corridors but did not notice for ages that arches with cushions had to go in one way and one way only!
Glad I did not glue them!
Getting hand cramps now from all the fiddly screws so that's my lot until tomorrow.

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #441 on: 28 March, 2017, 02:29:17 pm »
Who's scruffy-lookin'?









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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #442 on: 30 March, 2017, 08:47:48 pm »
Dirty girl.













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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #443 on: 31 March, 2017, 11:47:31 am »
How about a sneak peak at the first two issues of 'Build Your Own X-Wing'?


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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #444 on: 31 March, 2017, 01:29:35 pm »
How about a sneak peak at the first two issues of 'Build Your Own X-Wing'?

Hey, hey hey. The Falcon isn't even cold, hell the old girl still has some tricks to come I hope and already you tease us with this new beauty.

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #445 on: 31 March, 2017, 01:41:03 pm »
It seems as though this is only a test run at the moment, Colin. If it's popular/successful enough then it will probably launch sometime in 2018 (annoyingly overlapping with the R2-D2 build.) The Falcon is now all about getting all the tiny rust and wear details on. I'm also waiting for a bespoke bracket to be made so I can display it in the way I want so you've a few more months of Falcon to go.

My main worry at the moment is we're moving house in three weeks and I am absolutely terrified about moving it. My plan is to pad out the boot of the car with blankets and a duvet, snuggle the Falcon into place, put as much bubble-wrap as I can find on top and drive very, very slowly to the new house...

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #446 on: 31 March, 2017, 02:21:57 pm »
From the look of the size of it, Hippy you'd be better of climbing in and flying there...

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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #447 on: 04 April, 2017, 10:59:11 am »
Upper-hull finished (I think).































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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #448 on: 20 April, 2017, 02:48:10 pm »
This, my lovelies, is it - the finishing touches: the side panels all weathered and 'distressed.' The pictures start at the port rear panel and work around to starboard rear. I want to get this bracketed and on display properly for the final pictures so there may be a delay while I wait for the bracket to be made. We're moving house tomorrow too, so it's entirely possible that two years worth of modelling could get wrecked...

















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Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
« Reply #449 on: 20 April, 2017, 06:50:03 pm »
Best thread on the board, this. Genuinely sad to see it nearing the end but can't wait to see the Old Girl all lit up.

Thank you, H#1, for sharing this marvellous project with us.