The Millennium Falcon is one of the fastest, best-equipped ships in the “Star Wars” universe. While it doesn’t look like much on the outside, the ship’s hyperdrive technology allows the Falcon to fly twice as fast as an Imperial Star Cruiser (with a little help from Han Solo and Chewbacca’s piloting). Heavy armor and an Imperial ship-seeking sensor bank help protect the Falcon from enemy damage, as do twin quad laser cannons and twin disruptors. Kit features easy snap-together assembly and painted plastic parts. No paint or glue is required.
If I had nickel every time I get side tracked from a model kit project and get distracted with a side quick turn-around model I’d be rich. Here’s the Snap Tite Millenium Falcon from Revell I picked from the shelf at my local Barnes and Noble while purchasing a book.
I saw it as a nice addition to my Star Wars Millenium Falcon miniatures collection. Once I opened, the model kit builder bug stung me. So I pulled from my paints rack a bottle of Testors labeled as Star Wars gray. I don’t even remember what colors I mixed to get this color.
In no time I spraying that ”star wars gray” with my Aztek A470 Airbrush. About 30 minutes later I was carefully masking with Tamiya tape and painting some of the panels with Tamiya Neutral Gray XF-53. I did the same on some panels using Polly Scale Special Oxide Red F414354. I then coated the model with Testors Dull Cote in spray. Once cured. I gave the Millenium Falcon a wash for Grey Decks (AK-302) from AK Interactive Products. I did the streaking weathering with a combination of AK Interactive Streaking Grime AK-012 and Rust Streaks AK-013.
I know, I have these products at my disposal. But is you don’t, one can use cheap pastels found on the arts and craft section of the mega store. As you can see from the pictures, there is even a mesh on the engine grill. That’s a leftover from my Tamiya mesh that was replaced by photo etch on the Abrams M1-A1. This little gem is even ready for some lighting on the engine 😉
Before going inside my Sci-fi subjects cabinet, this Snap Tite Millenium Falcon will reside for a while next to my miniatures game Imperial AT-ST Walker on my office desk.