The Fanhome studio-scale Millennium Falcon is the most detailed model of its kind. It is based on careful inspection of the original filming models. However, even for a model that costs upwards of $1,500 USD, there are always opportunities to customize and add more realistic details to every model.
Luckily, there are communities of fans who, like myself, are passionate about updating these partwork models to be more realistic and accurate to the real thing. Some of them will produce amazing custom modifications (mods) you can add to your Millennium Falcon to give it more accuracy and detail.
Some mods are very affordable, and others can be quite expensive. It is totally up to you which ones to install. Every build is going to be slightly different no matter what, so do what you want!
On that note, here will be is a list of the mods I have chosen for my build. Details on and where to get each mod can be found on their individual pages.
My Custom Mods
These are modifications I have done on my own using my limited experience with various crafting paints and tools:
|Rotating the Turret Gun Port Window Ring||02|
Falcon 3D Parts
These are electronics, lighting, and 3D-printed upgrade modifications I purchased from Falcon 3D Parts out of Canada:
|Modification||Cost (USD)||Used In Issue(s)|
|Light/Sound Bluetooth Controller (92 LEDs)||$425|
|Cockpit LED Board for Light and Sound Bluetooth Controller||$75|
|Landing Lights Set for Light and Sound Bluetooth Controller (Kit Version)||$25|
|Warning Lights Set for Light and Sound Bluetooth Controller (Kit Version)||$20|
|Hyperdrive Engine Exhaust Set||$125|
|Hyperdrive Engine Detailing Set||$50|
|Exhaust Ports w/ Grilles and Fans for the Engine Deck||$75|
|Miniature Wire Holders||$10|
These are modifications that I have purchased from Paul Bodensiek at ParaGrafix here in the USA. These kits include highly quality photoetch parts and decals to improve the detail level of different areas of the model:
|Modification||Part #||Cost (USD)||Used In Issue(s)|
|Gun Ports||PGX198||$67.95||41, 44|
|Engine Grill||PGX204||$49.95||91, 96|
*If we want to display the hold floor grate in the open position, a set of Evergreen Scale Models #274 (.125″ Polystyrene I-Beams) are also needed.