Since I’m not only a friend of warships but also a Star Wars fan from the very beginning. And when Bandai released this amazing Millennium Falcon model, I was blown away.
This project will depict the famous falcon from Star Wars in a diorama.
He should fly through a halved tube. This is based on some film scenes, where he flies through the interior of the not yet finished Death Star, for example.
I’m really looking forward to the project because I’m going to build a ship that doesn’t plow through water but through space.
Let’s start with the Mandiebles.
Everything in the kit fits really well. Here is the first time I had to putty.
It’s amazing the level of detail Bandai has created here.
Everything very delicate.
All gaps are excellently covered on the ramps.
Realized with horror that a large component is warped. Wrote to Revell and asked for a replacement. That’s why a construction stop until I know how to proceed.
I’m enthusiastic about Revell, who sell the Bandai model. Took 5 working days and I already had a spare part. Super Service.
And that’s why it could go on. The lower part of the falcon is finished.
First etched parts glued in.
Unfortunately, there was a gap at the top of the ramp. Again Putty.
This component comes from the 3D printer.
Fits snugly in the lower half of the Falcon
This component is used to hold the mount for the diorama
After priming and pre-shading, the first base coat is on. I chose Vallejo White Gray. Pure white would have been too cold for me.
The first three panels are painted red. It was quite complicated because I hadn’t thought about installing the flap control later.
Plate after plate it goes forward. A lot of masking work is required.
The decals are still attached, and let’s start with the panel lining.
A filter of khaki, blue, gray and green is now applied to the lower half.
The wash consists of brown and dark gray.
And secure with clear coat.
Back to the mandies.
They too have received a wash. The chipping and fading are still missing.
This is the current status.
See you again in a galaxy far, far away