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#1 Posted : 15 January 2015 18:11:32

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Hi all, there are some great builds that members have started with the weathering process. (hats off to there talent)

Not going to start mine until i have a quite a lot and learn this weathering process. Don't want to mess it up.

Will keep reading on everyone's process.









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#2 Posted : 15 January 2015 19:20:19

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Nice one Darren, it's good to see anothe diary kick off

I got a couple of spare first issues to practice the weathering on as it's also something I have never done before.

There is also a lot of information about on the net about how to weather, Im reading as much as I can
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#3 Posted : 16 January 2015 17:37:46

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Looking forward to following your build Darren.
If it is only a game then why are you keeping score?
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#4 Posted : 17 January 2015 17:26:35

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Looking forward to your build Darren BigGrin nice to another Falcon build too Cool

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#5 Posted : 17 January 2015 19:58:50

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BigGrin Nice to see another diary startingCool
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#6 Posted : 29 January 2015 18:20:43

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Thanks for all your replies, issues 4 and 5 arrived today, plus the free binder.
Temptation has got the better of me and i have started to build.
I do want to do this weathering process. Will start later on in the build was i get a bit more confident.








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#7 Posted : 14 August 2015 17:50:06

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Wow! i have not posted for a while but have been enjoying looking at everyone's builds and they are all very impressive.

i am up to issue 33 now. I have assembled the frame and also painted most of the hull plates using Tamiya Insignia White, as per the Steve Dymszo you tube tutorial.

Not started the hold area, still deciding on what to do with that. Keep it simple as per instructions or add some shapeways components.

Everything has gone really well but have noticed that the last few hull plates don't fit very good.

They are plates BP19,20,21,22 anyone else had a problem? see last pictures







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#8 Posted : 14 August 2015 22:14:17

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I would think they may pop together a bit tighter once the plates are actually screwed to the frame. But I'm not quite that far along myself yet, so I'm not sure.
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#9 Posted : 14 August 2015 23:08:14

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colson wrote:
I would think they may pop together a bit tighter once the plates are actually screwed to the frame. But I'm not quite that far along myself yet, so I'm not sure.

The plates locate into the holes in the frame very well. It just seems they are too big that they overlap each other.
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#10 Posted : 08 September 2015 20:48:39

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Me and the wife went to London the other weekend. Whilst we where there we visited Madame Tussauds which has the new Star Wars section, would highly recommend it. So awesome to any Star Wars fan

Plus a day at Legoland, just for the Star Wars lego.

A few pics below.













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#11 Posted : 11 November 2015 12:11:53

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Hi,

just a small update on my progress. Up to issue 45 but i am missing 38,39 and 40 (got these on order) it is not holding me up, i am just collecting and priming the hull pieces. I think my plan is to paint the whole falcon when built.

She is getting big and i am liking the detail on the rear end. I know there have been a few issue's with parts TP-1, TP-3 and the nose cone but this thing is awesome.

A few pics below to show where i am at.

Happy building to all and enjoy BigGrin













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#12 Posted : 11 November 2015 15:28:10

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She's really starting to fill out with the details, looking good ThumpUp
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#13 Posted : 11 November 2015 18:07:56

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Looking good, Darren. Nice to see where the build is going. It really is getting big. I will definitely have to reorganize my workspace when I get to where you are.

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#14 Posted : 11 November 2015 21:09:46

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Starting to look very impressive Darren, lovely work to date.....Cool Cool

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BigGrin Looks the bizz m8Drool Drool Drool Love Cool
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Thanks guys, much of it upto now has been the hull plating, now I am starting to see how much effort has gone into making this. Like Steve Dymzso said it is only 99% accurate.

From looking at the original reference photos I can see why, she is battered with parts missing and also being 35 years old.

Enjoying putting all the tiny greeblies on, she is starting to look the business

Can't wait for the next issue.
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#17 Posted : 12 November 2015 16:26:37

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Looking great my friend... loving this build!
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#18 Posted : 18 November 2015 18:13:11

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Finally got issue 40 that i was missing. Just waiting on 38 & 39

Overall i am happy with the new nose cone but like other members have noted that the front windows are not all the same size.

So i just cut one of the bars out on the right side, moved it, re-glued in correct position and filled with putty, then a bit of a sanding and i think she looks OK.

Will do the other side and i will be happy BigGrin



Keep up the excellent work everyone
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#19 Posted : 19 November 2015 19:05:23

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Nice catch on that crossbar bro. Very nice work. I envy the fact that you brits are so much further ahead then we are here in the states! But it does give me something to look forward to!
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#20 Posted : 22 November 2015 18:16:30

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Finally finished of the nose cone, I have sanded the posts Thinner and also enlarged the circle window (I have seen another member do this also) I am pleased how this has turned out, looking more like the falcon now BigGrin



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