This is going to be so cool watching this go together. Can't wait for more !!
Jason, have you seen the drive by of Slave 1 in the Blu Ray extras, nothing new but the lighting is great and you get a real sense of how it looks. Its in the Archive footage.
Is it weird to also want one of those actual street lamps?
That's funny, I totally missed the slave one in the archives of the blu ray.
Looking good Jason! Good luck with this. It's funny to hear your story of Lorne - what a great help....
I knew you had castings of the "failed slave one project" posted at one time, maybe on your site. Did you just rework those to fix some of the proportions and vac over it?
I bought Allan's fiberglass pull that Richard did and it has no surface detail. Rich suggested doing the tape method, which he did, to make the panel lines. So that's how I might go about making surface panels. Looks pretty good on his. But his has some proportion problems that might require trimming or fudging parts underneath.
Anyhow, it's a giant project and I look forward to seeing how it goes. The underlying armature structure and cockpit are still somewhat mysterious to me.
Yeah, I had a bum pull from Rich which was a jumping off point... I had planned to use it (after fixing it up) but when we realized the proportions were off, I had to resculpt some of the parts - and THAT was only discovered after tons of hard work from Allan. This project represents what, 4 years of research and money and time and more money from a small group of guys that I feel really lucky to even be associated with!
The cockpit and armature are still a bit mysterious to me as well. If I have to make crap up, I will... no biggie.
Jelutong is used for its wood. Along with balsa it is technically a hardwood with many properties similar to that wood. These properties such as the low density, straight grain and fine texture mean it is easy to work with and hence popular with model makers and within the patternmaking trade. The roots are used as a cork substitute.
Wow, that's impressive Jason. Great price too! Very well thought out.
Not sure Lorne is correct about the patterns...as long as I was at the archives (since 1987 to 1996), I never saw the patterns. And I also went through everything in that period, as I had to move them from their location near ILM to the ranch. Unless they were discovered recently, I don't believe they were recently tossed...they were probably tossed years ago.
And according to Nilo, he claims that the streetlamp was NOT the inspiration. However, the shape and appearance sure seem similar...and would be quite a coincidence.
Thanks for the info, Don! I'd like to think they weren't thrown out...
Were you the one responsible for the two boxes labeled "More American Graffiti Underwear" and "Used Ewok Underwear"? That cracked me up!!
Jay you should get yourself 2 clear parts that PTEG is
a pain to cut through....it's so grabby it actually squeaks
while you try to cut it.
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Very impressed with the clear part the most......
it looks real nice the bigger the clear part the more
room for heart break, but that looks excellent from
what I saw.
Where are you getting all this time for these projects? Secret way back machine?
Keep it up...you are making me enthused again
Lots of slow burners - sometimes they flare up. The Blade Runner blimp, the Slave 1, the Rebel Transport, about a half-dozen Ma.K. models, a Colonial Movers.... lots of stuff in play, lol!
I feel like I NEVER get things done, and then suddenly, there's a big avalanche of results!
Exactly what I was thinking! From what sleeve do you pull out more time!? You're involved in some of the biggest and nuttiest projects I've ever seen and yet you keep adding to your plate!? Amazing, everything is finished A+ too, you truly seem to live for this. Btw, slightly ot but do you mind if I ask what happend to your FM speeder dio? I was following that on your blog with great interest.
Thanks, man - truly humbled when heavy hitters like you and Dean pop in to say I'm doing good work - it makes me feel pretty good. Like I just drank something from Egg Shen's shop
Ah yeah, the Snowspeeder - it's completely done! I just need to add snow - it's sitting in the v1 MR AT-AT case. I plan to repaint the AT-AT to my personal standards, add snow, and then take glorious pics. Another one of those projects that are almost there.... LOL!
I'll take a shot of the Speeder tomorrow - it really came out well - sometimes it's a relaxing pleasure to work in a non-studio scale on something that comes with Japanese instructions!
Cool! I would love to see it! I think you had an smashing idea for a dio. Especially after MR did such a terrible job out of their V2 display. The work you put into that little speeder looked amazing, I always wanted to see the final touch. I have that kit too and was planing to use it to copy an old ILM display where they had a small speeder with the tow cable wrapped around the legs of SS walker. That project is far away though since it involves completely hacking up the MR walker and replacing all the donor parts.:/
End of the hijack, please carry on with Slave 1!
Slave 1 hulls all ready to ship. Everyone who ordered will have their hulls by mid next week. Couldn't find any where else to post this. ENJOY! All you crazy Slave 1 builders.