Millenium Falcon plastic model kit

This is my Falcon from the ERTL model kit. I did some modifications. This project was the most challenging and fun project of them all. The result is nice and a lot better than original ERTL model.

The Model

I trimmed down ¼ inch the side panels because ERTL panels are too high. Cutting sidewalls had impacts on almost every piece. I rebuilt the cockpit interior using sheet plastic and added a lot of details on sidewalls using parts from boat, tank and airplane model kits.

I added some details on the top of the cockpit, trimmed down the “box” on the front face of mandibles and the height of small walls on the front upper hull of the mandibles. Some details were added on the upper hull also.

The rear part, especially the bottom was slightly modified. The engine was replaced by a new sheet of plastic and I paint the blue engine using a "glow in the dark" powder. The illusion is realistic during the night. Details were then added on the rear bottom hull.
You can read the review on StarShip Modeler: here

- Hull and large area: hairbrush
- Small area: hand painting

- Yellow: enamel
- Gray, red and other colors: Acrylic Delta Ceramcoat
- Rust: yellow pigment powder
- Dust: charcoal
Others variations:
Date Manufacturer Scale Type Model
2005 Fine Molds FNMSW-06 1/72 Plastic Millenium Falcon

Rarity: Available on the Web and out of production.
Where I bought this kit: eBay
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