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

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  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 11:08 AM

Everything is coming together wonderfully! Heart

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

 

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    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 8:52 AM

Very cool..  That is an awesome dio that needs to be displayed and enjoyed.  Thanks for sharing this build with us.

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    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, January 14, 2019 8:50 PM
Thank you Bakster, I'm goin to be adding some shelves to my model room this weekend on both sides of the room one of them will be dedicated to all my Star Wars builds.

Clint

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, January 14, 2019 8:19 PM

Outstanding work and very cool looking. Where are you going to display this when done? Have a place in mind yet?

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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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  • 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: 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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  • 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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  • 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
    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

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    November, 2009
  • 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

 

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Posted by DesTROYer on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 4:44 PM
Looks great Clint.
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  • 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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  • 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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Posted by Rambo on Thursday, January 03, 2019 7:04 PM
Thank you Bakster.

Clint

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  • 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 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

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  • 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

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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

 

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    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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  • 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.

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  • 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

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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

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  • 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

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  • 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
    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

 

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    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

  • 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
    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.

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