|The following are reader's opinions of the Millenium Falcon made by Fine Molds.|
|Date Reviewed||Jan 12, 2006|
|Overall Rating||Well worth getting.|
|Comments||The moment I read about the new MF kit on the website of Hobby Link Japan, I knew I had to pre-order one, and be it only for the small discount. Which, due to the high price of the kit, turned into a not insubstantial saving. I am still trying to figure out whether that is a good thing (because of the ¬s saved) or a bad thing (because it means the kit costs a lot).
Anyway, this kit is damned expensive, so it better be damned good to justify that price. In a nutshell, it is.
It starts with packing. The kit comes in 4 cardboard boxes inside the big box and with 2 high-gloss reference sheets. The decal reference sheet consists of 1/72 scale photos modellers would have killed for not too long ago. In short, everything is stacked away very neatly.
The parts count is simply amazing, and the instructions are very nice. Clear drawings in a stapled booklet, and they even thought of naming the colours the first time they are mentioned instead of just giving numbers. Good thinking. Instructions are mostly in Japanese, but with enough English to find your way around easily.
The decal sheet consists of nice cockpit instruments for the back wall, side walls and front console, plus every single red or yellow or grey rectangle or trapeze on the ship's hull. Theoretically, you spray it off-white, slam on the decals, and hey presto! instant Falcon ;-)
So far, I have assembled the cockpit and test-fitted the hull halves and gun bays (which come complete with seat and controls). This is what I have found so far:
This kit easily gets 5 stars from me, and I am looking forward to long evenings of trouble-free assembly.
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