SMT Millennium Falcon Garage Kit


The recent release of Bandai’s Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon has made me look a little closer at the modelling aspect of the hobby. I just didn’t realise that there were so many versions of the Falcon. This Scale Model Technologies (SMT) model kit was produced by Alfred Wong nearly 20 years ago, but a Cease and Desist order from Lucasfilm’s legal team shut down production really quickly. As a result, this is a VERY rare and sought after kit. s-l1600It’s scaled at 1:48 and is approximately 28 inches long by 20 inches wide and while it’s not as accurate as the Fine Molds kit, it is said that Alfred’s intention was to really capture the spirit of the Falcon with this model. I’ve posted some photos of the parts that I’ve been able to find.

I’m not a modeller by any stretch of the imagination, but you can see that it looks like an intensive build best left to the experienced and professional  modellers out there. Still, I’d love to track one down for my collection. There aren’t any on eBay at the moment, but a quick trawl through the prices of older sales, I’d expect to pay between $500 and $800 for this kit.

I’ve also added a large PDF of the instruction that I found on the SMT website.

smt_millenium_falcon

About mffanrodders

A keen Star Wars collector since 1977, my collection focus seems to have taken on a turn towards Han Solo's iconic Star Ship. Why the Millennium Falcon? No one else seemed to have one at the time and it was fair to say that i had difficulty resisting the higher end models. My friend, icruise from Rebelscum has a superb blog for his Jabba the Hutt collection, I thought that i'd start this blog to chart my own collection of Millennium Falcon related stuff as it increases. Well, that was the plan but it now seems to be more about cataloguing any Millennium Falcon item in general now so that i can come back to them later.
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