Bandai 1/144th Millennium Falcon from SW, TFA

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Base coat with a dark brown, then apply a thin coat of white glue and sprinkle on "Coarse Sand" terrain sand. AKA Play sand. Then when the glue dries, tap the excess off. Apply paint to darken the "Coarse sand" , and apply thin white glue. sprinkle on "Fine Sand" terrain sand, usually found in model train dept. repeat the pat off of excesss, and drybrush a lighter color. I'll try to remember to take lots of photos, but here is the same thing done to the flight base that came with the kit.
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I added some darker patches, and "rocks" using train "ballast". The "Dust cloud" effect is just pulled out Polyfill, painted the colors of the sand.
Thank you sir!
 
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I have several tons (really, it is for our garden plot) buried under snow now. I’ll retrieve a can full and screen it to get the different sizes.
 
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I have several tons (really, it is for our garden plot) buried under snow now. I’ll retrieve a can full and screen it to get the different sizes.
That will work too. Where I'm at, up here in NW Georgia, I have two choices, red clay or granite.
The TAP Battlefield effects are made from cork, and talc. and not very expensive when used to cover small bases for minis.
 
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Professional!! That model has so many parts. You painted it up just the right amount. I'd like to see a "Night" pic, to see that lights. Very well done. Excellent detailing. ;)
 

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Professional!! That model has so many parts. You painted it up just the right amount. I'd like to see a "Night" pic, to see that lights. Very well done. Excellent detailing. ;)
Thanks, I haven't even started to "dirty it up yet, well, I did a proof-of-concept section.
 
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Wow, those would look good lighting the thrusters too. Oh, maybe that is what I’m looking at. My Rocket Surgery is kinda rusty.
 
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Thank you all, but remember, this is not done yet, not by a long shot.
I may have to put the project on hold soon, as we have been given 60 days to find a new residence. We have been on a "Month to month" lease since Oct of 2022 when the ownership and management of the house we rent changed. We have a lead on a new place, but nothing firm yet. So it may get messy.
 

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Thank you all, but remember, this is not done yet, not by a long shot.
I may have to put the project on hold soon, as we have been given 60 days to find a new residence. We have been on a "Month to month" lease since Oct of 2022 when the ownership and management of the house we rent changed. We have a lead on a new place, but nothing firm yet. So it may get messy.
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that you are able to find a new (and more long term) place soon.