LOVING this project you are doing!
LOVING this project you are doing!
I know the shot you mean Brinn, but it's not the one I'm thinking of. He's sitting in the cockpit between takes, smoking. I really hope I didn't imagine it...
anyway, I've been thinking that if you were in the cockpit, you'd be able to see the front of the falcon on your left. I started to make a model, which would only be the front pylons, to see how much would be visible.
But I got a little carried away. The following renders are just for fun.
The building is a fairly accurate, if un-detailed, model of the Elstree Studios building which housed the fullscale falcon and the Rebel Base in ESB. You'll probably notice, though, that my falcon only has three landing gear, consistent with the ANH Half Falcon. Just thought it went with my cockpit.
The landing gear themselves are modeled after some more blueprints I got with the cockpit. I'm thinking that as a final touch, when I'm done with the cockpit, I'll detail the tops and visible sides of the pylons, and do a few renders from chewie's seat.
Hmmmm..... Now I want to see this clip and I hope you didn't imagine it either!
NICE SHIP MAN!! Good job! Can't wait to see out the cockpit window with the front forks there.
The view from Chewbacca's seat.
adding some plating and larger greebles
Man - you have done two things no one (that I know of) has ever done.
1) I never thought about it, but your right. You would be able to see the front of the ship. I've never seen that view in any publication.
2) You are the first person who has documented the scale of the real Falcon next to a person. Your render really gives you a better since of the size of the Falcon.
One more for good measure.
Happy new year, folks!
faustus, brinn, stormy and yellow jacket, Thanks! I'm glad these are being appreciated!
I always like to take fantasy objects and think, 'what would it look like if I were just standing there'. Hence the thinking about that the pylons would be visible. The full scale falcon is approximated from how large the tube behind the cockpit would have to be to accomodate the cockpit itself. However, there's a lot of great pictures of the full scale falcon at elstree studios with folks standing around it that really makes it feel real and gives a real sense of scale.
here's one more view of it. this is from Luke's point of view.
"What's that flashing!?"
wish I had time to photoshop some stars in.
At some point I plan to render the same shot with the Deathstar in view, for a "That's no moon" view.
that's great man.
Gives you real cockpit perspective and puts you in the ship.
I'm loving this even more. What program are you using for this project?
OH WOW!!! These renders look SWEET! How COOL to see what you'd see if you were sitting there??
Love this ship and your project!! THANKS MAN!! And HAPPY NEW YEAR to YOU!
Thanks Brinn and Cessnadriver! this project, although it's taken over my life a bit, is really fun to work on, I'm glad you guys are liking it.
Junkpilot, I'm working in sketchup, with the indigo renderer plugin.
hey guys, sorry no updates for a while. Holidays put a wrench in everything and I'm trying to get back on track.
In the meantime, here's another "just for fun" render, which I just find sort of pleasing, of the falcon body I'm working with. I would love any critiques of the exterior, especially in the mandible area. I'm working loosely from the 5' falcon, sort of combining it with details from the full scale (hence the temporary all wood facade)
will get back to the cockpit ASAP
hope you guys enjoy.
Looking sharp! great stuff but what plating setup do you portray here? The Falcon on The empire strikes back (Fine molds Kit) or the Amt/Erlt kit?
Cause the Big greebles I see here are from the Amt/Erlt model.
Keep up the cool rendering!
yeah, the plating is roughly frankensteined together from a couple of sources. I've been waffling with the level of accuracy I want for the mandibles, since they'll only feature out the window. But my feeling is that I should pick a version and stick with it/go for the gusto, given the standard I've set with the interior.
I've be researching the 5' Falcon and found a lot of great references of that. The extensive research done on that production model would make it the easiest choice. For a while I toyed around with modeling after screen grabs of the Full Scale ESB falcon (I'd prefer to do the ANH Half Falcon, but the actual full scale model is mostly incomplete, greeble wise, on the top surfaces), but for that I'd only have the shots existent in the movie--which, though they're a fair chunk, are not as clear or prolific as all the photos I can find of the 5-footer.
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I love what youve done here. Altho my opinion may be a little biased,go with the 5 fter
BTW-That guy on the top really gives it a nice touch of scaling
Good stuff, Steve! I agree, use the 5-ft. The full-scale MF was constructed from photos of the 5-ft anyway, which has the better (kit-bashed) detailing and you'll have lots of references to work off of.
And from the starwars.com article (http://www.starwars.com/hyperspace/m...9.html?page=4s), it's mentioned they used automotive scrap: "Brian Johnson elected to use existing mechanical parts and miscellaneous pieces from car wrecks found at the numerous junkyards dotted across London". It would be really difficult to get ahold of anymore information as to what specific parts those are than what you could get screen grabs of, which is really not a lot to go on.
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Man, this keeps getting better and better! Really cool adding the view of the body of the Falcon out the viewports.
I know you're basing this on the ANH cockpit, and I know it's a really geeky thing to comment on. . . but the "missing" center divider on the forward window is bugging me!!
whoa, yeah I think I may have to go for the 5-footer, take a look at this:
there's a lot missing here...
Has anyone made a scale model based on the life size falcon? you know, with the recessed floodlights on the under belly, and the other weird details like that?
It might be kind of cool, actually, to make a cg model of it....
Thanks for the advice guys!
Ok, finally back to work. Got the top row complete!
looking back I see that I've already posted a "top row complete!" before, but now I'm serious (until the next big re-fit of all my details...)
anyway, the biggest part of this instance is what I'll call the Graviscope Readout. Hopefully in the future I'll be able to get it to glow, but I can't seem to get it to work right with the indigo renderer.
starting on the ceiling panels