Last edited by SofaKing01; Dec 9, 2012 at 7:06 PM.
your work is looking really sharp brother! Progress is never ending! great work.
were do you guys keep getting all the great pics from
Really shaping up now. I have to visit!!!
I forgot to mention... Chris Lee and I have been chatting about building a 1/12th scale reference model of the MF. This model would be an "exact" replica (minus greeblies, lights, sound, etc) of the full scale prop - this will help us with the frame, supports, etc. and get a clearer understanding of how the project will move forward.
I'm going to build a 1/12th scale mock-up of the cockpit using MDF. Then, like Steve Starkillers 3D model... move from the cockpit out toward the rest of the ship. If I remember correctly, my mind is going... Chris estimates the model will be over 9 feet in diameter! How cool is that?!
Does anybody have any CAD and architectural experience they would be willing to share?
Last edited by SofaKing01; Dec 12, 2012 at 4:01 PM.
Quick question for all you LED experts. Please excuse my lack of knowledge... Instead of the LED Christmas lights I've decided to use flat top LEDs for the all the panels.
Where is the best place to look for these types of LEDs? Also, I don't want them to be too bright. I just want the LED to look as close to what we see on screen.
I work in electronics for a living. The best place to get all electrical components is a company called Digi-key. They have a wide variety of everything. They mostly sell to companies but they also sell to individuals. They have good prices and ship very fast. They also have a very freindly search engine for finding things like this. Here is their website.
DigiKey Corporation - Electronic Components Distributor
Delivered 2 days after ... in Sweden! (And I ordered from Digi-Key US since all the parts I needed wasn't available in europe...)
So: I can chime in on the "ship very fast" ! =)
I have also managed to score LED's in bulk on the that electronical cove thingy auction site... at darn good prices as well. A canadian company that sells in bulk uses them as their storefront.
I can certainly dig up the name and pm to you if you want.
Thanks for the great information guys! I'll definately take advantage
I've been doing a lot of research on LEDs so no "real" progress on the cockpit these past few days. I did get the bolt holes drilled and I'm looking to get those last two panels finished. BUT... Since we're doing the ESB cockpit, it looks like I have at least 6 more panels to make - the ESB cockpit was extended a few feet to make more room for the actors.
PLUS! I'm looking to make a temporary door as well!
I've now spent the better part of 6 hours reading through this whole thread! You, Sir, are amazing. The craftmanship put into this and the determination. I'm impressed and in awe! Keep up the good work! I've certainly been inspired to start my own modelling (Serenity cockpit for me and my fiancée's office).
I will definitely be following this project to the end!
Thank you so much for the very kind words and taking the time to follow the thread. It's been a fantastic and frustrating journey (if I never use laminate again... lol). I've tried VERY hard to stay true to the original design and told myself early on "... do not compromise..."
I HOPE you move forward with your project. We would LOVE to see a 1:1 scale Serenity cockpit as an office - very cool! If you're gonna start - start big! There are a lot of wonderful and very knowledgeable folks on this website who can guide you through virtually anything and everything... From Aeon Flux... to Flux Capacitors... this is a very diverse great bunch of people!
Welcome aboard and thanks again for the kind words! Now get to work!
I think we nailed it! The acrylic 1in sq samples JUST arrived!
With a flash
I'm going to create a large sample panel, paint it and add a few pin stripes for the full effect. But I think we nailed it! If this is it, I have to be REALLY careful when drilling the holes in the existing panels... I know... prior planning prevents poor performance! DANG IT!
I was following the discussion concerning the lights behind the acrylic squares. I know you want as picture perfect as possible, but you have to consider the fact there is going to be a certain light spill when you shoot these kinds of light on film - also take into consideration that focal length of the lens and all that, it matters as to how the lights are perceived.
We know nothing will be "picture" perfect... and I think we're ok with that. We still have to identify over 95% of the greeblies (Back to work Wavey!) It just took a while to figure out exactly how they did all the blue and white buttons. I'm sure that we if we all saw the "actual" prop in real life... we wouldn't even recognize it...
Chris Lee did another great interview! Check it out!
We made it to Fox17 Nashville news tonight! | The Full Scale Millennium Falcon Project
WOW... maybe we are actually going to build it!