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Welcome to Episode 5 of my adventure in building the DeAgostini Millennium Falcon. Today we’re tackling issues 17 – 24 (for those playing along at home that’s boxes 5 and 6).
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The DeAgostini Studio Scale Millennium Falcon is a replica of the studio model used in filming Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and is one of the largest, fully licensed commercial model kits on the market today. This kit is currently backordered and I’ve received word from Model Space (the distributor) that the kit will be back in stock in a few months (that’s as of April 2021) so if you’re interested in picking this kit up, bookmark this link and keep an eye out for inventory! http://bit.ly/2N5SoyA
- Flush Cutters (https://amzn.to/35RrsYP)
- Precision Tweezers Set (https://amzn.to/2L0TxXj)
- Needle Files (https://amzn.to/3oHGVTS)
Things to Call Out
Fitting the Top of the Corridor
When placing the top on the bottom just be mindful of the little tabs at the top of the corridor arches. If you’re having trouble getting a tight fit, that’s probably what’s wrong so just turn them around.
Side note, the final instruction tells you to temporarily plug the corridor into the hold. There was no temporary about this, the thing just does not fit in there period without any glue. So we’ll see how this all REALLY gets put together in a few issues.
Detailing the Recess
Tweezers are your friend here. Also, you could paint this THEN assemble, or just paint after like the instructions say. I’m assembling first. Then with the airbrush I’ll be able to get into the nooks and crannies.
Assembling the Passage Tube
Keep an eye on the tabs at the top of the corridor arches so they line up with the holes on the top, which we’ll get to shortly.
Assembling the Passage Tube Top
Make sure you install these correctly, and only use a little bit of glue just in case you screw up. The first time I installed them I did them upside down causing issues with putting the top and bottom together.
Assembling the Bottom Frames
Tip: Don’t tighten the screws until all the pieces are together. This will ensure that everything shores up nicely.
- Camera: Panasonic DC-ZS70K Lumix (https://amzn.to/36eo0cz)
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- Lighting Kit: Neewer Bi-color LED Lighting Kit (https://amzn.to/346ixBU)
- Ring Light: Neewer 18 inch SMD Ring Light (https://amzn.to/3tvmquU)
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