In Progess: Revell Star Wars The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon – Snap Tite Max Kit
August 21, 2016 in Sci-fi
My son’s 7th birthday was recently and he got a Hobby Lobby gift card. When we went to pick something out, he wanted the Revell Snap Tite Max The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon. Overall, it doesn’t seem to be too bad of a kit. It looks like the Millennium Falcon in The Force Awakens. My son made it very clear to me that he wants this model to “look just like the one in the movie”. You can tell this model is made for kids and is intended to be played with. The pre-painting is seriously lacking in the scale modelers believable level. Being somewhat of a sci-fi builder, I intend to do just as my son requests and get him involved in the build as well.
I’m not going to knock this kit. It’s not bad. There’s a lot of opportunity with this model if one decides to do so. Overall, it’s doesn’t look bad.
This kit was built entirely out of the box. The only things I changed were the engines. I painted it silver, versus blue (in-flight) and I corrected the new radar dish structure. The kit is entirely prepainted. I didn’t change anything in that respect. The entire kit was washed with a black acrylic paint extremely thinned so it would flow into all the little crevasses on the model. One of the pics shows the difference with and without the wash. I then cleaned it up and then sprayed a nice layer of Dullcoat over the kit. Invoking some artistic license, I then did panel streaking using various colors of pastels.There’s still a little bit left to do on this kit. Until then..Enjoy!
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