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Free Gift #2

The subscription-based version I have of this Fanhome studio-scale Star Wars Millennium Falcon partwork build-up includes five FREE gifts along the way: a Collector’s Binder, Cap, Mug, die-cast Falcon Miniature, and T-Shirt.

While my first gift (the Binder) is backordered, this soft-fitting Baseball Cap is the first one I received. It is nicely embroidered and silk-screened with Millennium Falcon theme! It is not a plastic/foam hat, but made of a very nice cloth. I don’t wear hats, but I have friends that do, so this will find a good home!

3-in-One Oil

If you are building any of the die-cast metal large scale models out there, you are probably familiar with the pain around driving screws into metal parts. In my experience, some of these screws have a tendency to bind up, strip threads, or simply snap off. Not only does it cause frustration, but it could cause a long delay in your build waiting for replacement parts.

For a while now, I have read about other builders that were using a little oil on their metal screw threads to help reduce the risk of damage and the effort needed to seat these screws fully. Up until this point, I had taken my time to carefully pre-thread metal screws, but it turns out they were on to something. I recently picked up some 3-in-One Multi-Purpose Oil (from the WD-40 Company) and it has changed everything!

I simply dip the tip of each metal screw into a tiny drop of this stuff and they go right in and without any drama. I should have done this sooner! If putting a little oil on the end of a metal screw is not feasible, you can also use a toothpick or other small tool to apply the oil directly into a screw hole before installing the screw.

To hold the oil, I use this fantastic 4 oz dispenser bottle with a built-in pump and metal lid. I fill it up and pump the lid when I need a little oil to work with. Additionally, it has a nice wide base to reduce the possibility of spills:

I highly recommend grabbing a bottle of this oil (or other similar lubricant). It will surely save you time and headache!

Hyperspace!

I feel there is no more recognizable spacecraft in the Star Wars universe than the infamous Millennium Falcon! DeAgostini released a studio-scale partwork model of the Falcon via Model Space as far back as 2007, but it became unavailable before I could build it. Now Fanhome is re-releasing the Falcon once again, and this time I will not miss the opportunity to add it to my collection!

This Millennium Falcon partwork build-up is now available for pre-order in the US and UK at the following links: USAUK

Shipping is expected to begin on August 24, 2023!