Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

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Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby royjess » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:38 pm

Here is my diary for Deagostini Build Millennium Falcon issue 1 to 25.

I will continue issues 26 to 50, 51 to 75 and 76 to 100 in other threads at a later date.
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Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby royjess » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:45 pm

Issue 1

The first thing that I've notice about this partwork build compare to the Hachette Black Pearl is the quality. Not only are the parts very good quality, but so is the paper that each issue is printed on.

The instructions seem a bit crammed onto a few pages and smaller, a bit trickier to follow compared to the Black Pearl.

So far I have followed the instructions and fitted the sticky back panel decor for the cockpit as well as the guns together.

ImageRBTMFP1 Fri 9 Jan 15 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

It don't look like there will be much room for modification or adding too much detail or paints as each part is already detailed. I believe that the only parts that will require painting are any metal parts.

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Re: Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby royjess » Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:28 pm

Issue 2

It's not even been a week since I've firs subscribed to this partwork and issue 2 and 3 arrives :clap: :dance:

Certainly a big improvement compared to the Hachette Black Pearl first deliveries.

With this issue, you start to build the frame work, apply the chess top to the table and also fit control panel. To line up the control panel, I used three pins popped into each hole in the sticker (the fourth hole didn't go all the way though on the plastic part of the control panel) to guide the sticker into place.

This issue also explains how to fit the cannon to the turret, but advise against doing this until a later date.

I also received my 1st fee gift which is a T shirt.

ImageRBTMFP1 Thur 15 Jan 15 1 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

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Re: Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby royjess » Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:47 am

Issue 3

I take back the point that I mentioned that these issues were printed on better quality paper. Issue 3 was printed on cheaper paper and the pages were no longer printed on a high gloss paper. I presume the first 2 issues were to make the issues look better for initially roping us in to purchasing these.

Onto the model. This issue included parts to add to the cockpit. Door, seats, control sticks etc..

I did find that two of the control levers were quiet lose, so at a later date I might do something to ensure a tighter fit.

No glue has been required in this build so far, everything just slots, clips or screw together. Each issue has been very easy and quick to put together.

ImageRBTMFP1 Sat 17 Jan 15 1 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

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Re: Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby casper » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:37 pm

cockpit looks really good Roy, like the T-shirt :mrgreen:
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Re: Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby royjess » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:31 pm

Thank you casp, it looks like it's going to be a high quality detail model which is easily built with great ease and with very little effort :D
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Re: Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby baby_astons » Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:14 am

no extra details planned roy? I see a lot of potential in the cockpit even at this early stage...
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Re: Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby royjess » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:41 am

baby_astons wrote:no extra details planned roy? I see a lot of potential in the cockpit even at this early stage...


I'm sure I'll add some detailing. I believe that the metal castings will need painting. I'm going to wait to see if the instructions give some guidance at a later date. I've also thought about illuminating some of the center console using fiber optics and maybe adding some detail to the seating. I've yet to find some time to study some photos of the cockpit.

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Re: Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby royjess » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:39 pm

Corrective surgery performed on the turret of my Millennium Falcon to correct the orientation of the turret :auto-ambulance:

Surgically removed the turret with a surgeons knife (as recommended by Darron :clap: )

ImageRBTMFP1 Mon 19 Jan 15 1 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

The rough edges where given a manicure with a soft spongy nail file. All glued back in place the correct orientation and held by clamps until glue dries.

ImageRBTMFP1 Mon 19 Jan 15 2 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

Surgery a success :dance:

ImageRBTMFP1 Mon 19 Jan 15 3 by Roy Lee, on Flickr
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Re: Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby royjess » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:11 am

royjess wrote:
baby_astons wrote:no extra details planned roy? I see a lot of potential in the cockpit even at this early stage...


I'm sure I'll add some detailing. I believe that the metal castings will need painting. I'm going to wait to see if the instructions give some guidance at a later date. I've also thought about illuminating some of the center console using fiber optics and maybe adding some detail to the seating. I've yet to find some time to study some photos of the cockpit.

Roy :D


Here is a quote taken from the Deag forum by Deag which explains what to expect with adding extra detailing to the cockpit.

All parts provided are moulded in self-coloured materials that approximate the original filming miniature, and some have additional paint or antiquing applied to enable builders who aren’t confident about doing their own painting to achieve a realistic result.
For those who want to build the ultimate replica and make their model as close as possible to the original, we will be providing additional information throughout the build, showing how to apply extra paint details and effects. Where appropriate, we will include close-up photographs of the ILM model to use as reference.
The first of these expert painting courses will cover the cockpit interior, and appears in Issue 7. There is no need to paint the parts prior to this point, as they will not have been permanently assembled. We recommend waiting until then, not only because the issue will include useful information, but also because it is easier to achieve a good result by painting similar areas of the model at the same time.
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Re: Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby casper » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:23 am

Looking much better Roy, nice mod well spotted :clap: :)
The internet is full of pictures and photos of the Movie Falcon :shock: , should keep you busy for hours. I like the cross section schematics
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Re: Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby royjess » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:33 pm

casper wrote:Looking much better Roy, nice mod well spotted :clap: :)


Thanks Casper, but I'm not going to take any credit for this as the credit goes to Darron viewtopic.php?f=167&t=6166
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Re: Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby royjess » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:09 pm

Issue 4

Came with a free binder.

ImageRBTMFP1 Thur 29 Jan 15 1 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

Took around ten minutes to add some more metal framework and to screw on the plastic panel. Also there is a front panel to fit onto the front of the control panel of the cockpit.

I must mention that the metal framework is starting to feel like it has some weight to it. The complete build is going to be heavy :o

ImageRBTMFP1 Thur 29 Jan 15 2 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

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Re: Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby steve131 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:20 pm

Are you sure the binder is free, i used to get charged five pound for them with the Tiger :think:
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Re: Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby royjess » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:54 pm

steve131 wrote:Are you sure the binder is free, i used to get charged five pound for them with the Tiger :think:


Yes the first binder is definitely free as I've subscribed.

Free gifts when you subscribe

Gift 1 Free issue (1st delivery)
Gift 2 Free T-shirt (1st delivery)
Gift 3 Free binder (2nd delivery)
Gift 4 Free Han Solo figurine (4th delivery)
Gift 5 Wall mounted stand (really a TV stand :laughing-rolling: ) (Last delivery)

I believe that future binders will be charge for.

Roy :D
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Re: Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby royjess » Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:14 pm

Issue 5

These came with cockpit sides, LED and resistors circuit board to back lit the cockpit and the cockpit corridor.

ImageRBTMFP1 Fri 30 Jan 15 1 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

LED back lights fitted.

ImageRBTMFP1 Fri 30 Jan 15 2 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

The cockpit sides and corridor fitted.

ImageRBTMFP1 Fri 30 Jan 15 3 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

The instructions tells you not to glue anything together at this moment in time. I believe that you will need to take all apart again to fit the wiring loom and to add detail/paint.

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Re: Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby royjess » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:02 pm

Issue 6

This issue came with the nose cone. The windows are not correct. The sides either need to be slightly higher or the front ones need to be lower. The front windows shouldn't be inline with the side ones.

Also some control levers and the over head panel with stick on decor to represent more lights switches etc...

ImageRBTMFP1 Mon 2 March 15 1 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

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Re: Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby royjess » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:04 pm

Issue 7

With this issue you start to build the interior seating and sleeping pod. Unfortunately I forgot to take some photos before I started on the next issue so I've posted a photo from the mag instead.

ImageRBTMFP1 Tue 3 March 15 1 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

Also you are given instructions for adding some paint to the interior of the cockpit. I've added detailing to the center console and side panels as well as the front end of the control panel. I've also weathered the seats. Every thing is then glued together. The only thing that I've not glued is the two rear navigation seats as I'm considering either modifying these or replacing these with some upgrades.

ImageRBTMFP1 Tue 3 March 15 2 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

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Re: Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby royjess » Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:57 pm

Issue 8

With this issue, you prep the flooring with using ink. I personally used a very fine ink pen which worked well. I might mod the flooring yet :think:

Finished off the seating by adding the back support cushions. The sleeping pod was also completed with non working lights. You also had to add some switches and bits to the control panel. Both the control panel and the control/lights of the top of the seating furniture also had some paint added to high light the detail. The rear of the seating back support cushions were filled in with green filler and are now waiting to be painted.

ImageRBTMFP1 Wed 4 March 15 1 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

ImageRBTMFP1 Wed 4 March 15 2 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

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Re: Roy's Build The Millennium Falcon-Part 1 (Issues 1 to 25)

Postby casper » Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:59 am

Looking good Roy :) The Ink pen worked really well for the floor :clap: :clap: . wonder if you get the windows as one clear part or individual panes.
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