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    May 25, 2012, 8:25 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #126

    UPDATES!!!

    The primer/filler worked out great! Unfortunately the paint I bought was SUPER HIGH GLOSS... So... UGH... I had to run back to the improvement store, get a color that best matched, sand down the console / support and add a few more additional layers...

    BUT IT LOOKS GREAT!!!!








    I also bought a few greeblies for testing... they're not painted or sanded down yet but what do you think?







    More to Come!
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    May 25, 2012, 10:13 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #127

    Getting ready for more wood work and painting







    More to come
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    May 25, 2012, 11:09 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #128

    can't wait to see that throttle in action.

    and the piping on your test piece looks great. Man this is great build.
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    May 25, 2012, 1:06 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #129

    Hey SS,

    Thanks! I can feel it begin to take shape and things are now beginning to get interesting and FUN! Check this out...

    I painted the plastic bits and cut a few sample pin stripes to help get a better idea of how everything is going to work when finally put together...













    The pieces are simple PVC pipe adapters and electrical box mounts. Dirt cheap and make quite a difference!

    Stay Tuned!
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    May 25, 2012, 2:04 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #130

    The part of the build that I thought was going to give me the hardest time...

    CHECK IT OUT!

    This is only a test piece but I know now that it can be done! I used a router to cut the narrow space for the throttle levers



    Successful first initial fit




    Drilled holes and successfully mounted to mock up throttle housing


    Different positions


    Underside




    I still have two other levers to deal with but the original MF did not have them. I can remove them and create spacers in their place?

    I will also have to cut part of the instrument panel (lower) to accomodate the base of the throttle quadrant.

    I'm going to paint it black and do the same thing I did to the practice piece - add some pin stripes to see how it all fits together.

    Stay Tuned!
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    May 25, 2012, 2:09 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #131

    hmmmmm... now that I think about it... if I use the first 4 levers that leaves an awful lot of "dead" space on the right side of the housing. I can change the spacing between each lever to help fill out space. I'll need to think this one through!
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    May 25, 2012, 2:22 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #132

    you're going to have to post some videos of the levers in action.
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    May 25, 2012, 4:02 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #133

    SteveStarkiller said: View Post
    you're going to have to post some videos of the levers in action.
    GOOD CALL! Once I get a set of 3POs pistons and have them mounted... OH YEAH!
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    May 25, 2012, 4:03 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #134

    More Updates!!!









    More to come!
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    May 25, 2012, 4:33 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #135

    UPDATES!

    Self explanatory! Enjoy!







    Oh Yeah? Watch this!


    Watch what?!
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    May 25, 2012, 5:35 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #136

    And this is where we are...

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    May 25, 2012, 5:59 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #137

    I'm not gonna go into detail and I'm not going for a poor me..BUT..I got ALOT of CRAP going on in my life and all I can say is...EVERYDAY I look forward to seeing the progress on this project and it ALWAYS makes me happy. THANKS MORE THAN YOU KNOW.....and good luck with the progression!
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    May 25, 2012, 8:57 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #138

    SteveStarkiller said: View Post
    Hi Folks,
    we are also working on a greeble map for the cockpit, and we're hoping to get some help identifying parts.



    As you can see, we have a few parts nailed. But as rest the rest.
    Looks like the Volvo dash is the same as is used on the Han In Carbonite:
    http://www.therpf.com/f9/hic-side-pa...scovery-99579/

    Volvo dash 2 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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    May 25, 2012, 9:04 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #139

    kysupernatural said: View Post
    I'm not gonna go into detail and I'm not going for a poor me..BUT..I got ALOT of CRAP going on in my life and all I can say is...EVERYDAY I look forward to seeing the progress on this project and it ALWAYS makes me happy. THANKS MORE THAN YOU KNOW.....and good luck with the progression!
    Hey there, kysupernatural,

    Thank you so much for the very kind words. Having been through my own pile(s) of crap these past few years, I'm right there with ya and I'm glad I'm able to do my part to make things a little better.

    Let's hope things turn around. : )

    I'm hoping to get a lot more completed over the next few days so stay tuned!

    SK
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    May 25, 2012, 9:16 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #140

    I was shaving this morning when I looked at the shaving accessories and something caught my eye... The razor attachment looked very familiar... it bugged me ALL DAY LONG... then it dawned on me. Could this piece be a razor attachment?



    Maybe?

    I also noticed for ESB they added 2 more throttle levers with a "T-Handle"...
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    May 25, 2012, 10:20 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #141

    SteveStarkiller said: View Post
    can't wait to see that throttle in action.

    and the piping on your test piece looks great. Man this is great build.

    Thanks SS!! Couldnt have done it without you!
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    May 26, 2012, 9:42 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #142

    Hey Gang,

    I picked up the last of the formica and few more little bits and pieces for the console last night. I also stumbled across what could be a PERFECT substitute for the those pesky hard to find dome panel lights...

    I've spent the morning spraying a satin clear coat on both consoles and doing more sanding on the trottle housing and those 2 rectangular mystery boxes... Steve Starkiller might have an idea of what those are?

    I'm letting these sit in the sun to help remove the labels... some pretty good stuff can be found when you're looking for nothing at all


    Big Ol Roll of Formica - I hate this stuff! But I did find a new cutting tool and I'm hoping this will help!


    Anybody ever see 2001: A Space Odyssey (of course you have)... Remember in the beginning of the film where the "ape" looks at the bone for the first time and realizes it could be used as a weapon? That was me standing in the middle of the aisle looking at this door stopper... I call it my "2001 Moment"...



    I removed the rubber stopper... If I can find a lens small enough... we have ourselves a CHEAP panel light! There is a hole in the center JUST WAITING for a bulb!!!


    More to come!
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    May 26, 2012, 10:42 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #143

    Painted the throttle housing and a box...

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    May 26, 2012, 12:54 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #144

    still moving forward...



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    May 26, 2012, 3:49 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #145

    While pieces, primer and other various things are drying... I did another practice striping on the throttle housing



    It's REALLY HOT AND HUMID today...

    ugh...
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    May 26, 2012, 4:10 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #146

    Excellent work! Sir, if any of my circuits or gears will help, I'll gladly donate them.

    Are you accepting donations of greeblies? I have some small, cool, spacey items that don't fit with anything I'm doing, and I'd be happy to send them along.
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    May 26, 2012, 4:15 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #147

    MFP 2020 said: View Post
    Excellent work! Sir, if any of my circuits or gears will help, I'll gladly donate them.

    Are you accepting donations of greeblies? I have some small, cool, spacey items that don't fit with anything I'm doing, and I'd be happy to send them along.

    ABSOLUTELY!!!! That's very generous of you! Depending on what you have, we can either send it my way or to Chris Lee who is building the full scale MF!

    Again, very generous of you. Let me know what you've got!
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    May 26, 2012, 4:19 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #148

    I'm a little bummed out with the paint situation I'm in... I brought the console inside (its a heck of a lot bigger inside!). "...there it will stay..." for 48 hours to let the paint fully cure!

    I'm also debating HEAVILY whether to continue using the formica. I can get the same smooth finish with MDF - but I give up the flexibility with mounting bits and small LEDS, etc to the formica... I'll think about it...

    If I can't fix the paint... I may have to start over... GRRRRR...



    Cisco (Chewie) looking on...


    More to come
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    May 26, 2012, 5:30 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #149

    Last Update for the day...

    This is where she sits...











    More to come...
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    May 26, 2012, 5:34 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #150

    I think the pin striping would look better in a light grey against the black and then use the white against the grey... I dont have any to practice with, but I'll pick some up. I get the feeling the white might be a bit strong...

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