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FM Millennium Falcon WIP (update 1-14-19)

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  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Saturday, December 22, 2018 1:44 PM

Bakster

A bold move with the soldering iron indeed, and to good effect. I like it! Great job. Yes

 

Thanks Bakster, I have found that a old bit in a soldering iron is the best way to show damage just can't be scared to do it.

 

Been working on the base some its a slow job since I'm using gorilla glue it takes a long time to cure and you have to clamp it but when its set it's there for good. Here is some photos of the base so far let me know what you think. I'm going for a Echo base scene.

 

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I dug in the spare parts bin and pulled out some interesting things for the observation room behing the Falcon Millennium Falcon 77

started building the generator from spare parts too Millennium Falcon 78

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Here's the photo I'm going by to build it Millennium Falcon 80<script async src="//embedr.flickr.com/asset

Clint

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, December 22, 2018 4:50 PM

Hey Clint, Echo Base will look awesome! I can't wait to see you pull that together. I love that scene with all the ice formations and such. So far, so good.

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:03 AM

Bakster

Hey Clint, Echo Base will look awesome! I can't wait to see you pull that together. I love that scene with all the ice formations and such. So far, so good.

 

Thanks Bakster I hope to get it looking right.

 

Using Sculptamold I started making the cave area and hanger for the snow speeder. the rounded back wall got hit with some stone texture paint then a coat of Tamiya primer over that. Hard to see in the photos but I have the hanger and cave lit also the landing lights.

 

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Thanks for looking in!

Clint

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    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, December 29, 2018 2:09 PM

Looking good, Clint. It's coming together nicely!

Yes

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    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, December 31, 2018 5:32 AM

Bakster

Looking good, Clint. It's coming together nicely!

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Thanks again Bakster!

Built the Revell snowspeeder for my Echo Base

 

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First thing was subassemblies made, primed with Tamiya grey primer. Then the same mix of Tamiya White and Deck Tan that was used on my falcon was sprayed on. The cockpit was painted with Vallejo German Grey and Olive Drab. The light Grey on the upper surface was painted a mix of Vallejo German Grey an Light Grey. Next the front and rear panels was drilled out and 66 fiber optic strands was added. I flare the ends out by getting the end close to my old soldering iron. Millennium Falcon 84 Millennium Falcon 86

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Then it was all glued togeather with the fiber optics strung from the bottom hole I drilled into it. Millennium Falcon 87

I took a micro razor saw and opened up the cockpit and gave the entire model a dark pin wash. Millennium Falcon 88

Last some panels was picked out with a grey Mig filter and some with a brown. Millennium Falcon 89

Thats all for now thanks for looking!

Clint

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, December 31, 2018 9:31 AM

Hey Clint, all I can say is, WOW!  Man ... you are are doing fantastic work. The detailed work you did on the snowspeeder is really nice and it looks great!

I have a question for you. Why did you flare the fiberoptic? Are you doing that to increase the diameter of them? If yes... how will that affect the light output? I am working on a project where I'd like to simulate instrumentation. This might help me along those lines.

Thanks for posting your work. I am learning some things from you and it's fun watching it come together. Keep it up.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, December 31, 2018 10:05 AM

Oh wow, awesome to see what you can make out of a toy-like model with a little TLC. Great work there on the base too! Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, December 31, 2018 10:41 AM

I was having trouble figuring the size of your echo base, then pops up the pic with your gloved hand. Holy C3PO, that thing is huge! (the base, not your hand).

This is all so cool....

-Greg

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    February, 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Monday, December 31, 2018 11:07 AM
Wow. So your making echo base w/ the falcon also?

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, December 31, 2018 1:53 PM

Bakster

Hey Clint, all I can say is, WOW!  Man ... you are are doing fantastic work. The detailed work you did on the snowspeeder is really nice and it looks great!

I have a question for you. Why did you flare the fiberoptic? Are you doing that to increase the diameter of them? If yes... how will that affect the light output? I am working on a project where I'd like to simulate instrumentation. This might help me along those lines.

Thanks for posting your work. I am learning some things from you and it's fun watching it come together. Keep it up.

 

Thanks for your kind words. Yes I flare the ends of the fiberoptics for two reasons, one it makes them brighter and two more area keeps them from pulling out the back. I forgot to say but I also used Modge Podge to lock them in super glue will destroy them.

Clint

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, December 31, 2018 1:54 PM

Gamera

Oh wow, awesome to see what you can make out of a toy-like model with a little TLC. Great work there on the base too! Yes

 

Thank you! I have to say I'm surprised it turned out so well myself.

Clint

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, December 31, 2018 1:56 PM

Greg

I was having trouble figuring the size of your echo base, then pops up the pic with your gloved hand. Holy C3PO, that thing is huge! (the base, not your hand).

This is all so cool....

 

Thanks Greg! How do you know that I don't have a extremly huge hand lol. The base is 2ftx2ft not sure if I've ever let you guys know.

Clint

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, December 31, 2018 1:57 PM

German Armour
Wow. So your making echo base w/ the falcon also?
 

Yep I'll be posting some photos of the Falcon on the base with the snowspeeder later today.

Clint

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, December 31, 2018 3:05 PM

Rambo
Yes I flare the ends of the fiberoptics for two reasons, one it makes them brighter and two more area keeps them from pulling out the back. I forgot to say but I also used Modge Podge to lock them in super glue will destroy them.

Ok good to know. I will experiment with that.

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, December 31, 2018 4:35 PM

Just a quick update wanted to show the Falcon and Snowspeeder on the base. The groundwork is the same as the cave Sculptamold mixed a bit more wet with Krycell Precision ice and snow sifted on top of it then the Falcon pushed into the wet groundwork to lock it down good to the base.

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Clint

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    February, 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Monday, December 31, 2018 5:43 PM

All I can say is WOW. It's going to be an epic dio!

How' the Krycell snow?

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, December 31, 2018 6:39 PM

German Armour

All I can say is WOW. It's going to be an epic dio!

How' the Krycell snow?

 

I love the stuff this is my second time using it the first was my Eduard Bf110 build.

Clint

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Thursday, January 03, 2019 5:19 PM

So I got all the electric hooked up and it all works first try! Started adding the thick conduit to the walls and floors. Next I will start weathering it and trying to figure out clutter and where the figures will be.

 

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Thanks for looking in!

Clint

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, January 03, 2019 5:56 PM

That looks amazing... I love it! I really like that first image with the colored backlighting. That is very cool.

Bow Down

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Thursday, January 03, 2019 7:04 PM
Thank you Bakster.

Clint

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 03, 2019 7:52 PM

Yeah that does look amazing!!!

Just need some figures and clutter now!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 3:12 PM

Started working on the figures. Started with Luke, the figure from the hasegawa set just didn't look the part.

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So after a routine head transplant Luke looks the part now Millennium Falcon 96

Then started on Leia, Took a micro razor saw and cut her legs off to take her from sitting to standing. Millennium Falcon 97

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Thanks for looking in.

Clint

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Posted by DesTROYer on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 4:44 PM
Looks great Clint.
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 11:28 AM

Nice work there on the figures. Takes some guts to cut them up with a razor saw but you can get any pose you want with a little work! Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 5:12 PM
Thanks guys, I've repositioned figures before but they was 1/35th trying to do it at 1/72 is a real headache. I've also came down with the flu and anytime I tilt my head down my sinuses start running so I'm stalled for now.

Clint

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Saturday, January 12, 2019 7:08 AM

 

I wanted to add a troop transport to the diorama so looked up the size of the prop then worked them to 1/72nd and made up a sketch for it. I used them cheap for sale plastic cards you can get at the hardware store a lot cheaper then getting styrene sheets from evergreen. Then added some bits from the spare box and brass wire. It's not the best but after some putty, sanding and primer I think it will fit in good.

 

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Thanks for looking in.

Clint

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:29 PM

Oh cool, looking forward to seeing the transport all painted up!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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    September, 2006
  • From: Central Texas
Posted by NucMedTech on Sunday, January 13, 2019 1:10 PM

Some nice work going on here Rambo. It's an ambitious project that you are doing a great job on.

Most barriers to your successes are man made. And most often you are the man who made them. -Frank Tyger

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    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, January 13, 2019 3:18 PM

I'm really liking your snow speeder.

That troop shuttle looks like it needs to be a Zamboni.

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, January 14, 2019 7:00 PM

Echo Base is getting close to being finished just some small details left to go like blocking off the sides so you can't see the wiring. Started with building a small treadwell droid.

 

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Then painted up the two Gonk Droids and two of the R2 units all are 3d printed from shapeways. Millennium Falcon 105

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Then added everything to the base positions still are not final I will probably fine tune them later plus I need to find a new Chewy the kit figure was just awful. Millennium Falcon 107

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And finally a video showing all the lights going I'm sorry for it being upside down but for some reason youtube fliped it and I'm new to uploading to youtube and have no idea how to flip it back.

Thanks for Looking in all questions are welcom.

Clint

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