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The DeAgostini Millennium Falcon, Issues 17 – 24

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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).

If you’re joining late, check out the last 4 episodes:

Issues 1 – 4

Issues 5 – 8

Issues 9 – 12

Issues 13 – 16

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

My Tools

  • Flush Cutters (https://amzn.to/35RrsYP​)
  • Precision Tweezers Set (https://amzn.to/2L0TxXj​)
  • Needle Files (https://amzn.to/3oHGVTS​)

Things to Call Out

Issue 17

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.

Pay close attention to the direction of the tabs on the arches.

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.

Issue 19

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.

Tweezers make easy work of these tiny little details!

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.

Issue 23

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.

Issue 24

Assembling the Bottom Frames

Tip: Don’t tighten the screws until all the pieces are together. This will ensure that everything shores up nicely.

My Gear

  • Camera: Panasonic DC-ZS70K Lumix (https://amzn.to/36eo0cz​)
  • Microphone: Tascam DR-10L (https://amzn.to/3kSsw4z​)
  • Tripod: Manfrotto Compact Action Tripod (https://amzn.to/3n3fcMm​)
  • Lighting Kit: Neewer Bi-color LED Lighting Kit (https://amzn.to/346ixBU​)
  • Ring Light: Neewer 18 inch SMD Ring Light (https://amzn.to/3tvmquU)

Credits

Disclaimer

The product links above are affiliate links so I get a few cents to go towards funding future projects (so THANK YOU!)

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Last modified: May 12, 2021
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