Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Will you be wanting to add figures to your Millennium Falcon?

Yes (But I'm going to wait to see what Deagostini offers in the way of figures)
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Yes (Building mine from Scratch)
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Yes (Modifying off the shelf figures)
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No
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby R2D2 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:27 pm

Im in the same position at the moment and Im quite busy! Might take a while to do my figures yet!
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby royjess » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:58 pm

My figures are coming along nicely and really bring the MF to life.

I've been informed that someone is currently producing an Han Solo and potentially other figures for the MF. I'll post more on this as soon as they are available. These will be available from shapeways. I've just received an order from them today and I'm very impressed with the upgrades. I'll post them on my diary thread once I've get some time.
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby royjess » Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:48 pm

Here are my completed figures. I be using these unless some others come on the market the correct size. I've included O gauge figures in some of the photos for comparison.

Han and Chewy

ImageFFTMF Fri 27 March 15 1 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

ImageFFTMF Fri 27 March 15 2 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

Luke, Ben, R2D2 and Leia (Hoth outfit)

ImageFFTMF Fri 27 March 15 3 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

I've also got some figures just in-case I decide to do a diorama with the Falcon. These figures are again too big, but this don't bother me as these will probably be used in the background.

Mos Eisley Sandtroopers

ImageFFTMF Fri 27 March 15 4 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

Hoth Snowtroopers (These are closer to the correct size, I should of put the O gauge figures raised up a bit due to the stands ;) )

ImageFFTMF Fri 27 March 15 5 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

Death Star Darth Vader and Stormtroopers (Vader can also be used for the Hoth invasion)

ImageFFTMF Fri 27 March 15 6 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

ImageFFTMF Fri 27 March 15 7 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

That's it for now with regards to the figures.

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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby R2D2 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:57 pm

I think your figures do look pretty good so far and seem to fit the cockpit fairly well! I have yet to sort mine out!
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby royjess » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:22 pm

As far as I'm aware, this is the first aftermarket figure for the DeAgo MF. It's R2D2 and I calculate that it is approx 6mm shorter than my one.

http://www.shapeways.com/product/9WGHK4 ... d=56231125

Looks like I'll wait until the whole set is produce before I purchase. Could add another £100 to the build for the set :o
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby Mustang » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:35 pm

Interesting :think: what does the copyright holder think :whistle:
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby Mustang » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:37 pm

But he does look very good but $15 for a very small model :naughty: that's nearly the same price as my 1/8 scale DB5 wheel. :o
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby royjess » Wed May 20, 2015 11:59 am

There is also available a C3P0, more R2D2's and a BB-8 by Tengel on the shapeways site

http://www.shapeways.com/designer/tengel
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby casper » Thu May 21, 2015 5:43 pm

Nice figures roy and a very interesting site :)
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby LrdSatyr8 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:23 pm

I dunno if anyone would be interested, but I just finished a whole slew of 1:43 scale Star Wars figures for the DeAgo Falcon and put them up on Shapeways... Here's a list of what I've finished:

Han (standing, sitting, ANH and ESB versions)
Chewie (standing and sitting)
Leia (standing and sitting, ESB version)
3P0 (standing and sitting)
R2 (2 legged version)
Luke (standing and sitting)
Ben (standing and sitting)
Lando (standing and sitting)
Lobot

I also have them alone and in groups... Group 1: Han, Chewie, Ben, Luke... Group 2: Han, Chewie, Leia and 3P0... Group 3: Han and Chewie

You can find them all here: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/satyrsmodels

Am still working on more... any character that is associated with the Falcon (or seen near it) I'm trying to do.
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby royjess » Wed Dec 16, 2015 9:51 am

Welcome to the forum LrdSatyr8.

I've seen the figures that you've designed a while back and didn't initially like them due to the unnatural poses of the arms. However you have explained on facebook that this is deliberate so that we can easily cut the arms off to re-posisiton them into any pose that we desire.

I'll be ordering these towards the end of the build.

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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby LrdSatyr8 » Wed Dec 16, 2015 10:45 pm

Thanks Roy... yeah... the way I see is that we are all model builders. What fun is it to have something that you just buy and put in place. You can never find anything that is exactly as you want it. Heck I remember cutting up old green army men and repositioning their arms in order to get it to look the way I wanted. I know I've been searching all over the internet for figures like that I could modify for the Falcon and may have found one or two figs that might be possible, but not any of them would have looked halfway good enough. I got them in standing and sitting poses now. So they should work for everyone. Hopefully everyone will be able to use them in their builds.
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby LrdSatyr8 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:15 am

Been working on my figures... got them all separated into various parts so they can be positioned in any way you want. Even got R2 with separated feet and can be done in 3 or 2 legged mode. But gotta remember that we've discovered the interior is a different scale then the cockpit is. The cockpit is actually 1:41.5 scale which was squished a bit to fit... and the interior is more around 1:47.3 scale... so I've had to make all my figures in 2 different scales... 1:43 for the cockpit and 1:48 for the interior. Now I chose those two scales for the following reasons. 1:43 is the scale of the ship itself... even thou the cockpit is a bit larger, it's not very noticable at this scale (they end up being something like .02mm smaller but that number is off the top of my head). The interior is the same way... they end up being a fraction of a mm larger but very unnoticable. However, the 1:43 scale looks perfect for any exterior dioramas, and the 1:48 scale will also work in the Hasbro Falcon cockpits. Also, if you end up getting TonyRR's cockpit, they fit perfectly. In any event, I hope you all enjoy them!
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby Hum » Thu May 05, 2016 1:46 am

Hey Roy, have enjoyed your builds and its inspired me to add a whole heap of led and lighting to my Falcon and Black Pearl....
But I've got a challenge for you, only because I want to do it myself. I would love R2 to light up with fibre optics, what do you think, is it possible?
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby royjess » Thu May 05, 2016 7:49 pm

I suppose it would be possible. It really depends on which R2 D2 Shapeway one you go for and take extra care when drilling out any holes. I have had a few of the shapeways plastic shatter on me when drilling. Do let us know how you get on complete with photos.

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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby Hum » Fri May 06, 2016 2:22 am

I was hoping you would try it first.... alright I'll give it a go, if I have any luck I'll post the result.
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby royjess » Fri May 13, 2016 6:45 pm

Hum wrote:I was hoping you would try it first.... alright I'll give it a go, if I have any luck I'll post the result.


Good luck! I think this will be very challenging, but I would not like to say impossible though!
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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby royjess » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:10 pm

Shapeway crew and Stormtroopers. They have been washed using acetone and then rinsed using water with a drop of washing up liquid. These are waiting to be glued together.

Stormtroopers

ImageSAM_5639 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

ImageSAM_5640 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker and Ben Kenobi

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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby royjess » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:11 pm

I thought it would be appropriate to include my shapeways figures on this thread. The following pics and text has been copied and pasted from my diary build, the C3PO and R2 were made and posted on my diary thread 3 years ago.

Just been building my C3PO and R2 D2 from shapeways designed by tengel http://www.shapeways.com/designer/tengel

C3PO was tricky to put together, the arms and legs connecting rod didn't fit, so I cut and sanded these flat before I glued. C3PO elbows sat tightly against his waist which is not how he holds his arms, so I modify the joints and re-positions the arms to have his elbows sticking out. I think he will look a lot better once painted. I still think that he is a tad too big for the scale.

The R2 D2 was the one on a sprue which I modify to have only the two legs. I had to cut the feet off and sand the joint so that his feet allowed him to stand upright as oppose to having the legs at an angle. The upper leg joints I sanded flat to also allow his legs to sit upright.

I also sanded off the light at the front of the bunk bed to accommodate the light that has been attached to the new shapeways seating designed by Tony RR http://www.shapeways.com/shops/308bits? ... +DeAgo&s=0 . In removing the light, I also remove the paint and this will be repainted.

The R2 D2 which is painted is the other one from shapeways designed by Tony RR, I've left him with three feet and I now have the options which R2 unit I wish to use. He is still waiting for a final coat of gloss varnish.

ImageRBTMFP1 Fri 5 June 15 1 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

ImageRBTMFP1 Fri 5 June 15 2 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

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Gluing the figures together were trickier and took longer than I imagined. These took me a couple of days to make up to my satisfaction. Such tiny and delicate parts, and the plastic wasn't responding to the super glue well. The shapeways figure kit were design so that you can pose them. But they didn't look natural. When positioning them into the seated position, they were very wide legs as well as their arms were wide apart. So I had to modify them to for better poses as well as using filler in the gaps

ImageSAM_5832 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

You may notice that I removed the lower legs of Chewbacca so that I can fit him into his seat without removing any of the cockpit parts. You won't see the lower limbs anyway as they are hidden below the cockpit console.

Ben Kenobi waist area was all built up using filler.

There weren't much room for stormtroopers limbs to be posed and they looked like robots, I wasn't happy with the poses. I wanted a more authentic looking pose, so I broke the arms off and re-position them. These were very fiddly to re-glue and I used filler to fill in the gaps in the joints.

Much better

ImageSAM_5842 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

ImageSAM_5844 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

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Re: Figures for the Millennium Falcon

Postby royjess » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:11 pm

It took me most of yesterday to paint the figures

ImageSAM_5934 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

ImageSAM_5937 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

Luke was too spread eagle to fit into the hold, so I broke his legs and re-positioned them again, not excatly screen acurate as during the escape from Mos Eisley, Ben removed his outer robe. I couldn't fit them all on the same seat, so Ben had to take a seat on the separated seat.


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ImageSAM_5947 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

ImageSAM_5950 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

Chewie and Han in the cockpit

ImageSAM_5958 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

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