caseyg83
Jan 14, 2018

Bandai 1/144 Millennium Falcon

12 comments

I've had a pretty productive weekend with my little Falcon. After tracking down a misdelivered order of LEDs and fiber optics to my neighbors porch I mocked them up in the sub-light engines to get an idea of how they look. I will have to fabricate some type of enclosure to contain the light bleeding out of the nooks and crannies. The real challenge is trying to figure out how to cram a 9 volt battery in there.

 

Paint work is mix of Tamiya and Vallejo colors. Overall it is going well but I'm already tired of the endless cycle of masking, mixing, spraying and cleaning...

Hope to have this wrapped up by the next meeting

 

 

 

 

FFL
Jan 15, 2018

Nice Falcon! I would like to see it in real life but won't be at the Feb. meeting. Could you possibly bring it back in March? Thanks, it looks great.

caseyg83
Jan 15, 2018

I won’t be at the March meeting so it can wait until April. I’ll bring my 1/72 scale Falcon as well so you can see that too.

FFL
Jan 16, 2018

Thanks and looking forward to seeing them.

greg.kittinger
Jan 18, 2018

I like the paint work!

 

caseyg83
Mar 2, 2018

I've made some progress in the last week. I had planned on stuffing all the lighting, battery and led controller in the model but I just can't make it work and keep the structural integrity intact. I stumbled across a piece of concept art from The Force Awakens (visible in the background on ipad) that inspired me to build a base to hide some of the electronics in. The rocky mess below the Falcon is a mix of foam, plaster and paper mache that will have some snow applied.

 

 

 

 

FFL
Mar 2, 2018

Looks good Casey. Will it be at the next meeting?

caseyg83
Mar 4, 2018

I'll bring it Tuesday. It's not done yet but I think it would be cool to show off the the "guts" to the group before it is all closed up.

caseyg83
Apr 14, 2018

Finished just in time for the show, looking forward to seeing what everyones bringing.

 

FFL
Apr 15, 2018

Looks REAL good. The judges at the show thought so too. Congrats on a nice award winning build!

greg.kittinger
Apr 15, 2018

Ditto what Kurt said! It looked great!

Peter Zalesak
Apr 24, 2018

Beauty.

FFL
Jun 13, 2018Edited: Jun 16, 2018

Well Mr. Science Fiction, Congrats on your Soonercon win. This Millennium Falcon is really great looking especially with electrification.

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