Well, after the very successful Tie Bomber starter sets, we are pleased to offer you Falcon nuts a set of all 6 of the Falcon's engine vents.
These are machined in a very tough PVC plastic in 2 pieces, a top 'Lid' & the 'Lower base'. The base has a 'shelf' machined in to acommodate the Koolshade & a slot put in to lock the lid in place. PVC was chosen over acrylic as it is a lot tougher & not as brittle. PVC machines beautifully as well!.
These sets will be offered in 3 configurations, with the 'superset' having the styrene 'chipping' added to the base & lid. All the chips have been painstakingly researched to be placed as accurately as possible!.This has been made harder still as each vent is unique to its postion on the engine deck, with the differences in chipping reflecting this.
The 'Demo' vent in the pics is representing #5 or lower middle. The plating on the 'demo' vent's base has not been done yet as I realised I don't have the correct thickness of styrene sheet on hand. I'll get that next week & post some updated pics.
I can say that the vents match up perfectly to all the donor kit parts on hand which are quite alot!.
The 3 configurations offered are:
1) Set of 6 vents comprising the base & lid.
2) Same as above with Koolshade provided & cut to fit.
3) Same as #2 but having all the chipping/plating added as well. A diagram will also be provided to showing the correct orientation of each vent.
Please take note that this thread is for interest & comments only & all ordering must be done by PM'ing me & through the thread in the Junkyard I have set up. I will answer as promptly as I can.
I will ask though that 'Firm' orders only will be taken, meaning full payment up front. No, 'put me down for a set please'. After all firm orders have been taken within the 1 month period, then the sets will be made to order. Sorry to be hard, but, plastic is expensive, vintage Koolshade is expensive etc... , you get the picture.
As the thread title suggests, this set will be #1 in a series of parts sets we have planned for the Falcon.The vents set will be on offer for 1 month (1 production run) after which depending on interest we will move on to parts set #2. I feel 1 month is enough time to order & gives me an idea on material quantities required. I guess these sets may prove to be very 'Limited Edition'?.
Please note that no more TB starter set orders will be taken as of now!.
So there you have it guys!. From my own personal view having spent years looking at these parts & finally have them in my hand is just amazing!. It really gives you an appreciation of the detail the ILM guys went to, to give the Falcon her special 'look'