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Offline MattA

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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2017, 01:27:12 pm »
Thanks, guys!

Steve, painting that crew is difficult, as they're very very small.  The photo is zoomed in with my iPhone to make it look that large.  They're only around an inch tall.  Crazy.

Last night, I worked on the cockpit a little more.  It's almost time to get it mounted in the tunnel.  I hope everything lines up right!
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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2017, 11:23:46 pm »
I bought the Revell repop and am enjoying your build. I just wish I could do this type of loghting since it takes the kit to the next level. Keep it up.
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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2017, 11:11:06 pm »
So far, the lighting is all in the photo etch.  I'm not doing any drilling or anything, I'm just putting a bit of LED tape behind the back wall to light it.  Today, I put some LED tape behind the consoles around the cockpit to light those up too.  I used some cotton to diffuse it, so they wouldn't blow it all out.  It looks pretty darned good!  The only other lighting will be the landing lights and possibly the engines.  If I do the engines, they'll be on their own controls, as I'm going for the landed look this time around.


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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2017, 12:45:30 am »
Nice use of strip lighting. Why over complicate it, Excellent
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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2017, 07:25:52 pm »
The cockpit looks superawesome!  Love the lighting, and great work on those tiny little 1/72 heroes!
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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2017, 10:50:47 pm »
More progress:  She's sitting on her own landing gear now.  I've also finished the radar dish, though it isn't mounted yet.  I'm also currently doing some finishing touches on the cockpit. 

Next:  Drill holes for landing lights.

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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2017, 10:14:56 am »
Looking Awesome, Matt!

Are you gonna make a diroma landing pad, too?

That would look too kewl!!

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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2017, 11:59:54 am »
Yeah, I've been in talks with Jerry about doing a base that looks like the Bespin landing pad.  We thought that would be hella cool. :)
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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2017, 05:34:29 am »
That's looking amazing Matt!
  Doing a falcon is on my wish list for sure. So much detail and so many different ways I could drive myself crazy!  ::)
 Love the cockpit... keep up the awesome work.  ;)
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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2017, 08:35:27 pm »
The Bespin landing pad idea sounds cool. I was wondering if you are going to use the kit 'glass' for the cockpit or leave it open, as they did in the film to avoid camera and light reflections?
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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2017, 01:03:04 pm »
Always a pleasure watching you in action Matt.....   That cockpit is awesome!
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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2017, 07:15:33 am »
Yeah, I've been in talks with Jerry about doing a base that looks like the Bespin landing pad.  We thought that would be hella cool. :)

Oh, that will be cool!! Okay, okay,...I know this is your build and, with all the added detail the model has and the awesome Bespin landing pad added to it, are you gonna try and, maybe, replicate the steam shooting out from the Falcon like in the movie?


Sorry, the fan-boy got out there for a second! Whatever you decide, I know your build will be enviably awesome!

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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2017, 12:47:00 pm »
Ugh, time to add more parts!  Let's see... CO2 canisters... nozzles... wiring... a switch... STEAM! ;D

I can't imagine using it all that often, so probably not.  I keep adding all these neat toys to the models, and then I never use them.  I'm starting to get back to just building up the kit with lighting, and leave it at that.  I always just turn the lights on and go sit down.  I don't tend to play with all the bells and whistles enough to make it worth it.  On refit #2, I'm currently adding all of these warp and impulse effects plus the torpedoes, and I just know they're going to sit there.

Still... steam... :D
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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2017, 08:07:38 am »
Ugh, time to add more parts!  Let's see... CO2 canisters... nozzles... wiring... a switch... STEAM! ;D

I can't imagine using it all that often, so probably not.  I keep adding all these neat toys to the models, and then I never use them.  I'm starting to get back to just building up the kit with lighting, and leave it at that.  I always just turn the lights on and go sit down.  I don't tend to play with all the bells and whistles enough to make it worth it.  On refit #2, I'm currently adding all of these warp and impulse effects plus the torpedoes, and I just know they're going to sit there.

Still... steam... :D

LOL! TBH, I was just thinking something a little more low tech - like stretched cottonballs and maybe an LED aimed through it. Sorry, I should have known your penchant for accuracy would lead you do it right!!

Keep going, Matt! I'm really enjoying watching you put this together!

Steve

BTW, did I read somewhere you are doing another 350 refit? If so, do you have a WIP thread? It would be awesome to follow along!
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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #29 on: August 09, 2017, 10:55:39 am »
@Steve: Yes, I've been working (VERY off and on) on a second refit.  I have a 5 page buildup here:  http://scifimodelaction.com/sfmaforum/index.php?topic=4263.0

I'd really like to get back to it, but I keep getting sucked into all these other projects.  I think after the Cutaway, 537, and fine molds are done and off my bench, I'm going to devote a whole bunch of model time to her.  I've got to start working on the details, but we'll get her there.
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