Fine Molds' spectacular Millennium Falcon is back!
After being out of production (again!), the 1/72 Fine Molds Millennium Falcon is back for another limited production run! Grab yours while the grabbing is good!
According to Fine Molds' President Kunihiro Suzuki, he and his staff took over 600 photos (some of which are included on the kit's inner cover) of the 60cm diameter model that was used for principal photography in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi to give them all the reference information they needed to create this perfect replica.
The building process is much like the way the prop was built, with hundreds of detail parts being attached to the large hull pieces. When completed, the model is about 30cm (one foot) in diameter -- just slightly smaller than the MPC/Ertl kit. It will take a lot more effort to complete this than the older kit, however, as about 16 runners house over 900 parts that you'll need to attach!
Other features: landing ramp can be built open or closed; display stand is included and can be built in landed or in-flight display; landing gear can be attached either deployed or retracted; 11 figures included, too, including seated figures for the cockpit of Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan & C-3PO, plus standing figures of Luke, Leia, Han and two stormtroopers.
The kit also includes the first-ever Millennium Falcon engine detail! As that part of the ship normally appears in the movies as a blue-white special-effects glow, details were missing in previous products, but Lucas' artists created "official" information specifically for Fine Molds as to how that part of the ship is structured as well (based on the brief, added special effects shot from the original movie when the Falcon lifts off from Mos Eisley)!
Given all this kit offers, and given its size and scale, naturally it's not cheap; but the detail is outstanding, the accuracy is without reproach, and -- come on. It's the Millennium Falcon!
Note: Due to the size and weight of this item it is impossible for it to be shipped by SAL Small Packet anywhere in the world. To countries accepting EMS shipment, it will be shipped by EMS; to other countries it will be shipped SAL Parcel. There may be some exceptions to this, in the case of countries which cannot receive either EMS or SAL shipments; if you do not know whether your country accepts EMS or SAL shipments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
FedEx Note: If you order this item together with any other item by FedEx, please be aware that the FedEx cost can be very high---much higher than the cost shown here to ship this item to you packed by itself. If you plan to order this kit together with any other item, you may want to consider using EMS or SAL Parcel.