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by tbmmbt
Fri May 15, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Modern Collecting
Topic: Any advice on budget DIY/restoration for Millenium Falcon?
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: Any advice on budget DIY/restoration for Millenium Falcon?

I've only got a week before her birthday now but here's some more I did for the gunner's seat yesterday using an old ice cream tub, double sided tape and some blue spray paint: IMG_20200513_113609.jpg IMG_20200513_113629.jpg IMG_20200513_225724.jpg IMG_20200513_231920.jpg IMG_20200513_232006.jpg Jus...
by tbmmbt
Fri May 15, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Modern Collecting
Topic: Any advice on budget DIY/restoration for Millenium Falcon?
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: Any advice on budget DIY/restoration for Millenium Falcon?

If you have not found this channel, worth a watch. Even the none SW specific stuff is interesting to watch. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCesf-OllvPHb2uHyTRMgKVw Yes, that's exactly the one I came across first and gave me the inspiration to start fixing! In fact I used a free downloadable PDF te...
by tbmmbt
Thu May 14, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Modern Collecting
Topic: Any advice on budget DIY/restoration for Millenium Falcon?
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: Any advice on budget DIY/restoration for Millenium Falcon?

Thank you both - I know it won't win any beauty contests but hopefully her 6 year old imagination will fill in the gaps! Next step today was the landing ramp. When it arrived it was kind of OK but tended to fall off when used. I tried gently heating it up and bending the hinges slightly but that jus...
by tbmmbt
Wed May 13, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Modern Collecting
Topic: Any advice on budget DIY/restoration for Millenium Falcon?
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: Any advice on budget DIY/restoration for Millenium Falcon?

Oh and this is what I managed for the Snowspeeder with missing cannons!
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Crude but functional and the lights work!
by tbmmbt
Wed May 13, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Modern Collecting
Topic: Any advice on budget DIY/restoration for Millenium Falcon?
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Re: Any advice on budget DIY/restoration for Millenium Falcon?

Just in case it helps anyone in future, I ended up using Milliput on top of a cut and sanded squash bottle base for my DIY gunners glass and it worked perfectly. Tough, rigid and smooth and I know it's grey and not glass but does the job perfectly! Then I made a hinged quad gun turret out of lego, g...
by tbmmbt
Wed May 06, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Modern Collecting
Topic: Any advice on budget DIY/restoration for Millenium Falcon?
Replies: 8
Views: 885

Any advice on budget DIY/restoration for Millenium Falcon?

Hi, First post here so sorry if I'm in the wrong forum. It's my Star-Wars-mad daughter's 6th birthday in a couple of weeks and all she wants is a Falcon after showing her photos of what I used to have as a kid! I haven't got a huge budget so I've managed to buy an OK condition 1995 one for £35 (with...