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    Oct 21, 2010, 9:15 AM - Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #1

    Hi Guys.

    I am looking for photos, perhaps behind the scenes , of the full scale Millennium Falcon used in Empire, and the Full Scale "Half Falcon" used in A New Hope. Hopefully rare or unseen Pics???

    Were the actors able to get into the Cockpit of the Half Falcon? How detailed was it in there??

    Thanks in advance.
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    Oct 21, 2010, 9:56 AM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #2

    The falcon cockpit was a separate set piece on both films. There is a shot in Esb in the rebel base where chewie is in the cockpit and han is standing on the falcon doing repairs. and say's turn it off chewie or something like that.

    There is a ton of pix in the making of star wars book and also sw 365 days.
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    Oct 21, 2010, 10:23 AM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #3

    jedimaster said: View Post
    The falcon cockpit was a separate set piece on both films. There is a shot in Esb in the rebel base where chewie is in the cockpit and han is standing on the falcon doing repairs. and say's turn it off chewie or something like that.

    There is a ton of pix in the making of star wars book and also sw 365 days.
    Yep, Got them all...I was hopeing for different Pics.LOL!!!!
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    Jan 25, 2011, 8:31 PM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #4

    BEATLEPAUL said: View Post
    Yep, Got them all...I was hopeing for different Pics.LOL!!!!
    I've been collecting Falcon pics for years... Awhile back I tried making a reference site for Star Wars pics and put them all there. If you'd like to see the pics I have, you can see them here:

    Master Modeling :: Millenium Falcon
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    Jan 25, 2011, 8:35 PM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #5

    LrdSatyr8,
    Nice collection of pics! I'm a Falcon nut, too.
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    Jan 25, 2011, 9:45 PM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #6

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    Jan 25, 2011, 11:41 PM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #7

    I've had a dream of building a full scale falcon most of my life... one of my fondest memories was when I was a kid, after building the MPC Falcon with the working lights me and my mom would sit on the floor and contemplate where everything would be if it were full size. I saw that a bunch of guys actually tried building a full size falcone once but failed miserably... it ended up as scrap after a big storm and I gotta say, I KNOW I could do much better. From my estimates after years of research and specualation and from seeing the works of many who have done the same thing I think that this thing could actually be built and would be approx 140 long by 102 feet wide by about 32 feet in height. And you knowwwwww that if anyone finally got around to building this monsterous sucker... it would have to be built in a warehouse of some sort (to keep it from being exposed to the elements) and where ever it was built it would become a mecca for SW fans everywhere! Now I'm not talking about just building a good looking outside... but a fully laid out interior as well. I realize the movie used a "hero" that had no guts, and a half complete as well as a separate cockpit... but what if this whole thing were actually built like it should have been to begin with. I'm sure it would be much larger then it appeared in the movie, but then again, it would be completely AWESOME!!!
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    Jan 26, 2011, 12:11 AM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #8

    Or if you could figure out a way to protect the skin from the elements then heat and cool the beast you could have one hecka sweet custom house on your hands.
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    Jan 26, 2011, 2:29 AM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #9

    It would make sense to build it inside an old hanger, then dress the inside as Mos Eisley, Hoth or the Death Star. I guess Hoth would be easiest.
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    Jan 26, 2011, 6:12 AM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #10

    Go the death star then you could get all the 501st guy's hanging around.
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    Jan 26, 2011, 7:18 AM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #11

    Might as well go all out... why not make it so that the inside of the hanger can be changed to be a different type of hanger with a few adjustments (Hoth, Yavin, DS, Tattooine) and make to scale X-Wings, Snowspeeders, Y-Wings, etc to be parked along side it. Would take much to convert the hanger from one base/hanger type to another. DS would be all black and white with shiney surfaces... hoth would be all styrofoam peices just and blue and white etc. See what I mean? (Yes I've actually done alot of thinking about this project over the years)
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    Jan 26, 2011, 8:29 AM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #12

    jedimaster said: View Post
    Go the death star then you could get all the 501st guy's hanging around.
    I second that....
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    Jan 26, 2011, 9:57 AM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #13

    shameless thread plug. all things falcon interior

    http://www.therpf.com/f11/screen-acc...-model-102451/
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    Jan 26, 2011, 6:52 PM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #14

    If you're gonna plug shamelessly, I might as well... here's my modeling site I put together awhile back... really need to update it sometime:

    Master Modeling - Main Menu
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    Jan 26, 2011, 7:21 PM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #15

    Did someone say shameless plug?

    My books...
    The Millennium Falcon 3D Owner's Guide -
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    Amazon.com: Star Wars Blueprints: The Ultimate Collection (9780756638696): Ryder Windham: Books

    We figured the Falcon's actual size to be about 114 feet long which is now the revised official Lucasfilm length of the ship.
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    Jan 27, 2011, 5:57 PM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #16

    Ok now that the shameless plugs are out of the way, what say we talk about putting together a full size falcon? Anyone have any blueprints for constructing such a beast?
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    Jan 27, 2011, 9:29 PM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #17

    I know the "Star Wars Falcon" had languished between Star Wars and Empire but what became of the "Empire Falcon" set piece?

    According to The Making of the Empire Strikes Back, it had the ability to be broken down into component slices for storage and it had engines that allowed it to move like a hovercraft for ease of moving it around the stage.

    Part of it was used for the sandstorm scene in ROTJ but it was never seen again. Does Lucasfilm have it stored somewhere in England, or was it destroyed after ROTJ?
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    Jan 27, 2011, 10:32 PM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #18

    I two have heard about that... one thing I know for a fact is that the original ANH falcon did have 5 landing gear... the mid 2 were just dressed up to look like power cables or fueling hoses. Take a look at the pic yourself



    When they added the 2nd pair of landing gear in ESB they actually built a matching support around it:



    But then again, Han may have been busy making more modifications to the ship too!
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    Jan 28, 2011, 5:51 AM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #19

    ALLEY said: View Post
    ...what became of the "Empire Falcon" set piece?
    This, unfortunately:
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    Jan 28, 2011, 6:04 AM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #20

    ^What a shame!
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    Jan 28, 2011, 9:00 AM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #21

    Now that just made me cry... are there more pics of that?
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    Jan 28, 2011, 12:37 PM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #22

    LrdSatyr8 said: View Post
    Now that just made me cry... are there more pics of that?
    Yes but the site they were on has disappeared and archive.org has been blocked from saveing it. I have them saved somewhere, I'll see if I can find them.
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    Jan 28, 2011, 4:30 PM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #23

    I've been doing more reasearch and it looks like Chris Lee is actually gonna try and build a full scale falcon based on all the new dimensions with a completely accurate interior. Found this site:

    Chris Lee's Full Scale Millennium Falcon | Don't worry, she'll hold together…

    Don't know how far he's actually gotten on it yet, because he hasn't posted any photos but he looks like he's serious... can't wait to see what happens!
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    Jan 28, 2011, 10:02 PM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #24

    The full sized Falcon had been covered in the Elstree backlot until ROTJ. They pulled out half of it for the sandstorm scene and then it was dismantled and strewn about. Folks would go in and take pieces off of it. Weather did the rest as it was mainly wood.

    I have some of those backlot pics too. That site disappeared? it was a good article on it's build and subsequent fate. Shame.
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    Jan 29, 2011, 1:38 PM - Re: Full Scale Falcons..Pics??? #25

    Here's the shots I pulled from the site. They will tear your heart out and make you go into nerd rage: Falcon pictures by jackdoud - Photobucket
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