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. It’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.
I was able to get one from Don Shoko’s collection, which has been recast from Alfred Wong’s original model. This was simplified by SMT to make the model easier to cast.
Unfortunately, the kit was missing some parts for the quad guns, but Don was able to get them 3d printed. He also included a set of decals from JBOT. Not bad for a kit that has been out of production for over 20 years.