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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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12 responses to In Progess: Revell Star Wars The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon – Snap Tite Max Kit

  1. Nice looking “re-build”…you sure you’re not gonna keep this for yourself? lol

    • It’s going to be hard. Especially when my son asks me to make it part of a diorama of either Jakku, the resistance base or the final scene where the Falcon lands on the coast where Luke is located.

  2. Amazing what a few simple washes will add to even the simplest kit.

    I’ve seen other ‘model’ versions of this and similar SW subjects with internal LEDs added to simulate battle damage/control lighting and they look the business.

    Nice to see some sci-fi here for a change. Thanks for posting.

    • The wash was like night and day. This is actually the first wash I have ever applied to an entire model kit. Since the Millennium Falcon is a dirty spaceship, messing it up wasn’t a real concern.

      I currently have the DeAgostini Millennium Falcon being procured. That one I pull all the stops and really deck it out.

  3. Very nice! One lucky kid!

  4. Nice job and may the Force be with you.

  5. Nice to see a post from you Steve! Miss you in Tulsa…

    Nice work in the Falcon – I’m not much of a sci-fi guy, but it looks like it means business!

    • Thanks Greg.

      I’ve only been to one club meeting down here. Life keeps getting in the way.

      Remember, SUPERCON is coming up in Arlington on September 10th. Maybe some of you guys can plan a trip!

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