I’ve seen this at various model and toy shops over the years and i honestly don’t know why i didn’t get one before. I was browsing through the Forbidden Planet website and figured that i should pick one up before Episode VII merchandise takes over.
There are other variations of packaging that i may look for on slow collecting months, but i can’t see that happening for a long time. I’m not a modeller, so this will stay in the box.
There are many other kits out there that are a lot better, but you have to pay the price for them. This one was £35 and with only 523 parts and no glue required, it is ideal for a quick father and son project.
Issue 12 parts are lower hull parts.
The starship fact file continues with the various YT1300 incarnations with the mixed cargo and passenger layout.
The secrets of space flight details the use of roll, pitch and yaw and has some nice graphics to explain.
Coruscant is the destination in this week’s guide to the galaxy.
I must confess that i am continually impressed with the amount of research that DeAgostini have gone through in compiling the magazines and see sources from the original blueprints, West End Games, DK books and the recent Millennium Falcon owners guides and technical handbooks.
I’m also very pleased to see that they’re not straying too far from the Millennium Falcon in their articles and try to include her as much as possible.
This Millennium Falcon Pencil case is very nice and was on Ebay for $9.95 plus postage.
I love the way the leather(?) has been worked to continue the blueprint motif of the case.
I’ve just seen this Millennium Falcon print by Native American Indian artist Jeffrey Veregge. Very stylish but I’m not sure if it’s still available. I have sent the artist an email to see if I could grab one, but I’m not sure if I’ll get an answer.
It reminds me a lot of Scott Erickson’s “Great Sun Bear”‘ but I’m not sure which one was released first.