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Author Topic: Educate me on the various 1/72 scale Millennium Falcon kits...  (Read 290 times)

Offline whb64

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As the title says, can someone please educate me on the various '1/72' scale Millennium Falcon kits out there?

I bought a Bandai Perfect Grade Falcon, well it's on layaway and I will have it at the end of the month.  Before I jump into that build I wanted to practice on a cheaper kit that's the same scale.  I don't really care if it isn't accurate (close would be nice), rather I want to practice my painting, weathering and detailing for a Falcon build and perfect it before I work on this expensive kit.

I have done a lot of searching the web and watched a bunch of videos, but some seem to have conflicting information, mainly when it comes to the size.  The PG is a 1/72 scale kit and based on the fictional dimensions of the Millennium Falcon, its 19" length is correct.

Now... when it comes to the cheaper Revell kits, they seem to be all over the place.  Some that say they are 1/72 are only 14.7" long which makes it more of a 1/93 scale.  I've seen videos on other kits with different part numbers and supposedly they are around 17" (still not a true 1/72 scale but closer). 

Like I said, I have been spending hours on the web trying to decipher the various kits.  Scalemates pretty much just lists the scale and as mentioned not all the kits are actually 1/72.    Does anyone have first hand knowledge of the various kits and which ones are the same, just reboxed and a new kit part number, and which ones are different.


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