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Welcome to part five and six of Build The DeAgostini Millennium Falcon, a series aimed at beginners and inexperienced modellers who are building this epic partwork studio-scale model from DeAgostini. In these two episodes I wrap up the painting and weathering on the cockpit interior, paint the illuminated back wall, attach the greebles to the outside of the cockpit tube and dry-fit the whole assembly to check out the lighting.
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SUPER IMPORTANT. If you are building this and using my videos as reference, then you may want to avoid the filler method I used in episode 4 (on the cockpit tube) for the time being. Someone has pointed out that there may be an internal corridor going in there, based on the blueprints you got in issue 1. Now, it looks like it may not reach all the way down to where I have filled so may be fine, but if you want to be extra safe hold off doing that part for now. You can always come back to it later, once you know where the internal corridor goes. As for me, if it causes a problem I'll just have to forget about it for now and if worst comes to worst drill away at it to make sure parts inside fit. We shall see.
Welcome to part four of Build The DeAgostini Millennium Falcon, a series aimed at beginners and inexperienced modellers who are building this epic partwork studio-scale model from DeAgostini. In this episode I explain for beginners what to look for in an airbrush if they choose to paint the model that way and show some airbrush painting, start the filling process on the cockpit tube to improve the blaster damage, and get a little more painting done on the cockpit. Click the "Read More" link to watch the video!
Welcome to parts two and three of Build The DeAgostini Millennium Falcon, a series aimed at beginners and inexperienced modellers who are building this epic partwork studio-scale model from DeAgostini. In these parts I pre-shade and basecoat the hull pieces, and paint the cockpit furniture to look much more accurate than is provided in the kit. I also correct the window placement in the upper turret. Click "Read More" to watch the videos!
I was commissioned to build Fine Molds' excellent 1/72 scale Millennium Falcon, sans crew and in flight configuration. I have built this kit previously and as always it was a joy, if tedious, to build, and an absolute delight to weather. Unlike the Falcon I made for myself a few years ago much more attention was paint to the studio model colouring and weathering, and the hull base colour was matched as closely as I could using Tamiya paints.
Go to the Commission Gallery to see more pictures of the completed model.
I am an idiot.
I took the plunge and subscribed to DeAgostini's epic "Build The Millemmium Falcon" partwork. Welcome to my new video series, where I will work my way through building, repainting and weathering this beast. This promises to be a two-year build-up of a studio-scale Millennium Falcon, based off the ILM filming miniature from ROTJ and designed by Stephen Dymszo of Master Replicas. It alleges to be the most accurate replica of the Falcon ever made. Click "Read More" for the video.
Hey everyone! I've just posted a new build gallery for Fine Molds' 1/48 scale X-Wing, decked out as Red 5. Writeup coming soon, but go feast your eyes on the finished piece in the Build Gallery page. .
I will be offering the model up for sale at some future point but nothing concrete on that yet - stay tuned.
Hey folks! I haven't had chance to post a build write-up yet, but please go check out the new gallery for my latest completed work - the Fine Molds 1/72 Incom T-65 X-Wing, callsign "Red 2½". You can get to the gallery here.
I've always loved the Snowspeeder as a design, and the Hoth battle is by far the best bit of any Star Wars film (by "any" I mean "Star Wars films made between 1977 and 1983 as any other movies simply do not exist". The lovely folks at eModels.co.uk had gotten a stash of Fine Molds kits, so I decided to check out Fine Molds' 1/48 Snowspeeder kit and to build one for my own collection, to see if it was good enough to build up for sale. Full build and pics after the jump!
After finishing the Millennium Falcon, I developed a liking for Fine Molds kits, and decided to crack on with a subject not that well-represented in kit form: the Y-Wing. A fine little kit, beautifully moulded, if a bit small for my liking. Fun though. Enjoy the write up and photo story after the jump!
As promised, following on from Part 1 of the build-up of the incredible Fine Molds 1/72 Millennium Falcon kit, here’s Part 2, with the completion of the build and the painting and weathering. This will include a tutorial on using oil paints to add weathering. Read the conclusion will lots of images after the jump!
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Follow Foxx as he builds and paints his way through a stack of kits, and offers how-to hints and tips as he goes along. He will also post WIP shots.