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#1 Glentopher

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 07:45 AM

As i've mentioned elsewhere, a falcon I bought was warped and badly painted so FF kindly sent me a new one. 

 

Given I had a spare (warped) falcon I thought it was a great opportunity to give modding a go.

 

I'm stopping for the day now but I've laid out some pieces so you get the general idea of what i'm going for.

 

 

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I'm going to need to buy plasticard now, can anyone tell me what they used to rebuild the missing sections and add details?


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#2 Glentopher

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 02:01 PM

I've gotten a bit carried away now...

 

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Would really appreciate it if anyone could point me to the plasticard to use? Also so a medic that can reattach the end of my right index finger,


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Posted 04 May 2014 - 02:22 PM

The American company Evergreen produces a large range of sizes of strip plastic card which are very useful for adding details.

 

I'm in the UK so their sheet plastic card is rather expensive, so I use other makes bought from local modelshops or EMA or Slater's Plasticard in the UK. The thicknesses I use are 10, 20 40, 60 and 80 thou(0.25, 0.5, 1, 1.5 and 2mm in metric). It is best to use liquid polystyrene cement to stick plastic card to itself, superglue is needed to stick to the plastic used by FFG.



#4 Darkhorse659

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 02:26 PM

Evergreen is awesome stuff to work with. .5 mm stuff should be gold for this job.



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 08:30 PM

Yep, Evergreen.


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#6 Glentopher

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 03:30 AM

Cool, thanks i've ordered some. And is the paneling done by gluing smaller squares on to a base piece or etched somehow? 


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#7 Rob Jedi

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:28 AM

Get a scribing tool for big panels, but then also glue on very tiny rectangles for raised details.
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Posted 05 May 2014 - 05:36 AM

Also, some Green Stuff two part putty and a pot of brush on green stuff, good for knocking out seams and filling joints.



#9 Glentopher

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:45 PM

Some progress.

 

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#10 Glentopher

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 04:06 PM

I think I've bitten off more than I can chew with this project, I'm lucky the Falcon was spare because I think i've ruined it...

 

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#11 Lucky Loser

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Posted 19 May 2014 - 04:17 PM

I´d take it...nicely done imho



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 11:11 AM

I think I've bitten off more than I can chew with this project, I'm lucky the Falcon was spare because I think i've ruined it...

 

 

I disagree.  This is one of the more interesting YT conversions I've seen in a while.  I like the extra engine boosters, in particular.


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#13 Glentopher

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 11:13 AM

Thanks but my point was that i've just caked it in green stuff with no real direction. I don't really know how to do the engraved details and well, it all just looks a bit poor. 


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#14 AtomicFryingPan

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 11:15 AM

I like it as well! It will look great painted.

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 11:17 AM

Besides the cockpit looking slightly angled up, I think it looks great. I REALLY like the engines, dish and new direction of the cockpit. This thing is really close! Keep it up.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 11:21 AM

Glentopher - 

 

DUDE! Don't quit now!  Don't be like that HS girlfriend who was always just a tease!  :D

 

This is looking great!  



#17 Crabbok

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 11:29 AM

This looks cool!  keep it going!



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Posted 20 May 2014 - 12:56 PM

I am with everybody, its a really nice conversion, please continue with it.


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#19 Glentopher

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 08:56 AM

So I smoothed out all the filler and took an engraving tool to it to make some panel details. 

 

The engraver is unfortunately a bit bigger than the channels between the normal panels but hopefully will look OK when painted:

 

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Posted 25 May 2014 - 10:49 AM

It'll look amazing when its painted!  :)


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