Bandai 1/72 Scale Millennium Falcon Perfect Grade Build Update 7

Decaling is finally finished.  Over 82 tiny decals beside the 112 panel decals.  Yes they are thick. Yes they are difficult to get to conform to the fine details on the model.  It does take a lot of Solvaset.  It does take using a needle and #11 knife blade and a small bit of paint … Continue reading Bandai 1/72 Scale Millennium Falcon Perfect Grade Build Update 7

Bandai 1/72 Scale Millennium Falcon Perfect Grade Build Update 6

Back to the Millennium Falcon.  I got the Vallejo gloss and dull coat and started out by testing it on a wall of the boarding ramp.  It went on fine, maybe a little thick but it did not react with the underlying paint as expected. I then took the boarding ramp part and applied the … Continue reading Bandai 1/72 Scale Millennium Falcon Perfect Grade Build Update 6

Bandai 1/72 Scale Millennium Falcon Perfect Grade Build Update 5

I felt a bit better about the damage to the paint job after calming down and looking it all over.  The alligator skin was not all over the model.  It appeared to be mostly in areas where I had laid down a heavier layer of clear coat.  So now I feel a bit better about … Continue reading Bandai 1/72 Scale Millennium Falcon Perfect Grade Build Update 5

Bandai 1/72 Scale Millennium Falcon Perfect Grade Build Update 4

While waiting for the paint to cure on the rest of the Falcon, I started painting the turbo laser cockpits. I added some black to the barrels of the turbo lasers themselves.  It helps give them some depth.  Then I painted and assembled the cockpit seats.  They were pretty simple, the only colors needed were … Continue reading Bandai 1/72 Scale Millennium Falcon Perfect Grade Build Update 4

Bandai 1/72 Scale Millennium Falcon Perfect Grade Build Update 3

Time for an update.  I moved on to the upper hull.  I primed and installed the maintenance bays and the antenna mount.  After some study I decided that I could go ahead and install turbo laser stations and mask off the open windows without having to remove them to install the cockpits.  The laser cannon … Continue reading Bandai 1/72 Scale Millennium Falcon Perfect Grade Build Update 3