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Author Topic: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon  (Read 1008 times)

Offline karve

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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2017, 07:00:44 pm »
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Yes, I've been working (VERY off and on) on a second refit.

Hmm building a second refit .... twitch twitch  ??? ... groan groan   :-\... maniacal giggling  ;D.... eyes go crossed  :o .... a tear falls ...  :'(

Nope ...  I don't think I'm quite ready yet ....  8)

Keep up the great work on the falcon my friend. It'll no doubt inspire me like your other builds have.
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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2017, 09:44:32 pm »
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Yes, I've been working (VERY off and on) on a second refit.

Hmm building a second refit .... twitch twitch  ??? ... groan groan   :-\... maniacal giggling  ;D.... eyes go crossed  :o .... a tear falls ...  :'(

Nope ...  I don't think I'm quite ready yet ....  8)

Keep up the great work on the falcon my friend. It'll no doubt inspire me like your other builds have.

But the seed has been planted Kevin!🤣😭
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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2017, 09:12:36 pm »
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Yes, I've been working (VERY off and on) on a second refit.

Hmm building a second refit .... twitch twitch  ??? ... groan groan   :-\... maniacal giggling  ;D.... eyes go crossed  :o .... a tear falls ...  :'(

Nope ...  I don't think I'm quite ready yet ....  8)

Keep up the great work on the falcon my friend. It'll no doubt inspire me like your other builds have.

Aww, come on!  It's not that bad!  The 350 refit is a piece of cake!  Mostly... Ish.  Kinda.  Sorta.  Not really.

Actually, the second one is going far smoother than the first.  If I were building it the same way, I'd be done ages ago, but I really want to paint the Aztecs on this one.  I also am adding extra electronics which throws more of a monkey wrench into the thing. 

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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2017, 08:35:04 pm »
looking good I have this kit on the shelf also.

I can't wait to get to it. ill be watching

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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2017, 09:05:30 pm »
Falcon is looking pretty good! You always make it look good!!

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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #35 on: August 26, 2017, 10:44:48 pm »
Thanks for the kind words, guys!

I've started lighting up the landing lights.  I've had to order more LEDs from https://www.hdamodelworx.com.  I had some in my stash, but ran low.

The lighting is looking fantastic!
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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2017, 10:41:13 am »
They do look good! What type of lens are you using to defuse/disperse the light?

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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2017, 04:38:16 pm »
Those are just 3mm LEDs that are mounted flush.  The smaller landing lights are 2mm lighthouses while the larger are 3mm. 
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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2017, 06:08:18 pm »
I for one am happy you have chosen this punishment.  It is looking to be glorious!
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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #39 on: September 03, 2017, 11:01:20 pm »
Thanks!  I hope it will be glorious!  :)

I've finished installing all the landing lights.  They are all wired up and work properly.  At 9v, they are way too bright, so I'll have to install a potentiometer in order to lower the light some.  Otherwise, they look fantastic! 

Next on the list is installing the engines, headlights, and perhaps some red marker lighting.  After that, we can close it up and paint.



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Re: Project Glutton for punishment: The Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon
« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2017, 08:41:11 am »
Matt, I love the landing lights! Outstanding!

I agree with Scott - this is gonna be glorious!

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