Millennium Falcon “Easykit” model by Revell

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.

Revell Easykit Millennium FalconThere 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.

Revell Easykit Millennium Falcon backThere 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.

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DeAgostini: Build The Millennium Falcon; Issue 12

Issue 12 parts are lower hull parts.

imageThe 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.

imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageI 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.

 

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DeAgostini: Build The Millennium Falcon; Issue 11

Issue 11 parts include more subframe parts, a piece of the bottom hull and a wall part for the internal hold.

imageTie Fighters are the subject of the Star Ship Factfile with the guide to the Galaxy detailing Alderaan. This week’s magazine has details about the start up and take off of the Falcon.

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DeAgostini: Build The Millennium Falcon; Issue 10

Issue 10 comes with another piece of hull plating and framework.

imageThe magazine has another image of the front of the model.

imageThis issue shows more configurations of the YT1300 series as passenger craft along with the associated blueprints. Nice to see the Stellar Envoy featured. This issue also has some nice artwork detailing the Nav computer.

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DeAgostini: Build The Millennium Falcon; Issue 9

The parts featured in issue 9 include the bulkhead details and an battery componant to test the lighting system. I think this issue pretty much finishes the cockpit off.

imageimageThe magazine this week is a little weaker than some of the previous issues with the focus on the Falcon’s hull structure.

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Millennium Falcon Pencil Case

This Millennium Falcon Pencil case is very nice and was on Ebay for $9.95 plus postage.

$_57I love the way the leather(?) has been worked to continue the blueprint motif of the case.

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Millennium Falcon by Jeffrey Veregge

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.

image It reminds me a lot of Scott Erickson’s “Great Sun Bear”‘ but I’m not sure which one was released first.

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