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[SW] Black Falcon

Postby boomers » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:21 pm

Here is some pictures of my replica of the Millenium Falcon done almost completely in black (over 99%, some parts don't come in black). Some folks on another site enjoyed it so I thought i'd share it here as well.

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almost complete

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Completed (sorry the pic isn't very clear)
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Re: Black Falcon

Postby Daz Hoo » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:49 pm

WOW!!!

That is totally awesome! That color completely changes how it looks!

It must have cost you a pretty pennie ordering all those parts in black!
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Re: Black Falcon

Postby Jake's Oy » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:59 pm

Pretty cool. Did you do it just because its neat or is it to recreate what Han did in the books to "disguise it" / "mourning of his lost friend?". :)
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Re: Black Falcon

Postby bacon1986 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:51 am

That is awesome. It would be neat to hear how much it cost, and maybe take some more pictures.
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Re: Black Falcon

Postby boomers » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:31 am

Jake's Oy wrote:Pretty cool. Did you do it just because its neat or is it to recreate what Han did in the books to "disguise it" / "mourning of his lost friend?". :)


I had no idea that Han recreated it in black until I read your post, I googled it today and indeed you are right. At the time I just thought it would be cool to do.

The project ended up costing more than what a misb goes for today (over 2k), but I spread the cost over a year so it wasn't that bad on the wallet. Some parts on this set are extremely rare in black and I ended up paying the price, not to mention I only bought new parts.

Once I clean it I'll post nicer pics, anyone have any suggestions for cleaning a light coat of saw dust off? I was thinking of washing lightly with a hose and then drying it with the hairdryer, I don't want it to spot.

Next project is a hangar for it and then a glass case to keep it clean.
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Re: Black Falcon

Postby mcs4616 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:53 am

Compressed air works well for removing dust . . . or at least moving the dust to a different location. It's expensive and aggravates anyone in the house with allergies.
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Re: Black Falcon

Postby hatcher » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:16 pm

I've been told a really good quality paint brush (never used for paint obviously) works well for dusting LEGO.
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Re: Black Falcon

Postby bacon1986 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:18 pm

I bought some Cyber Clean recently to use on my displayed Legos. I haven't used it extensively, but it seems to do the trick.
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