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  1. Junk Pilot's Avatar
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    6 Days Ago  Apr 20, 2017, 7:57 PM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #26

    Could this be the only completed 5ft replica?
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    6 Days Ago  Apr 21, 2017, 3:00 AM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #27

    Junk Pilot said: View Post
    Could this be the only completed 5ft replica?
    Looks like it.......& he's fixed the quad gun on the turret amongst other wee things.......he's filled in details on the engine strip using the LaunchBay Falcon for reference





    It's great to see the 5 footer look so healthy again

    J
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    6 Days Ago  Apr 21, 2017, 7:32 AM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #28

    Yep, it's the one to beat; the bar has been set waaayyyy high
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    6 Days Ago  Apr 21, 2017, 9:39 AM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #29

    I need to get a picture of this guy murdering someone. That is the only way im gonna get my hands on this thing of beauty. Absolute perfection.
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    6 Days Ago  Apr 21, 2017, 10:23 AM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #30

    I really wish I could see how he built it up on the inside. I can see what he meant with his pie slices, but how are those mandibles supported?
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    This is truly one of the greatest undertakings I've seen. I just don't know how I feel about TFA engine. Part of me thinks if you have gone this far and spent this much time and money to make a replica, why throw a CGI engine grille in there that didn't exist on the original? But then again, I love his actualized cockpit interior which didn't exist either on the miniature. So yea, hypocritical I know. That's why I'm not sure how I feel about TFA engine grille.
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    6 Days Ago  Apr 21, 2017, 11:17 AM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #31

    kokkari said: View Post
    I really wish I could see how he built it up on the inside. I can see what he meant with his pie slices, but how are those mandibles supported?
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    This is truly one of the greatest undertakings I've seen. I just don't know how I feel about TFA engine. Part of me thinks if you have gone this far and spent this much time and money to make a replica, why throw a CGI engine grille in there that didn't exist on the original? But then again, I love his actualized cockpit interior which didn't exist either on the miniature. So yea, hypocritical I know. That's why I'm not sure how I feel about TFA engine grille.
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    Maybe an 'H' pattern of pipe?
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    5 Days Ago  Apr 21, 2017, 10:01 PM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #32

    A real shame Lee can't post here. His knowledge with be so good to have.

    Oh well...
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    5 Days Ago  Apr 22, 2017, 3:36 AM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #33

    Why can't he post? Banned??
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    5 Days Ago  Apr 22, 2017, 11:24 AM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #34

    kokkari said: View Post
    I really wish I could see how he built it up on the inside. I can see what he meant with his pie slices, but how are those mandibles supported?
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    This is truly one of the greatest undertakings I've seen. I just don't know how I feel about TFA engine. Part of me thinks if you have gone this far and spent this much time and money to make a replica, why throw a CGI engine grille in there that didn't exist on the original? But then again, I love his actualized cockpit interior which didn't exist either on the miniature. So yea, hypocritical I know. That's why I'm not sure how I feel about TFA engine grille.
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    I want to live in that cockpit....

    I know there's a 1:1 Scale replica someone is making also.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    5 Days Ago  Apr 22, 2017, 12:00 PM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #35

    Seems that way :-/

    Stormy320 said: View Post
    Why can't he post? Banned??
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    5 Days Ago  Apr 22, 2017, 12:44 PM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #36

    Lee and I lost contact a long time ago, we collaborated on several projects. This was one we talked about a lot. The mandibles are probably a part of the basic shape of the model. With the pie shapes laid out on top of the base. They sandwich the basic shape. If that makes sense...
    He knocked this out of the park, literally. Congratulations Lee if you are reading this!!!

    There is another well on its way to completion!
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    4 Days Ago  Apr 22, 2017, 5:27 PM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #37

    That cockpit, as well as the rest of the model , is stunning.
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    3 Days Ago  Apr 23, 2017, 5:51 PM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #38

    DARKSIDE72 said: View Post
    Lee and I lost contact a long time ago, we collaborated on several projects. This was one we talked about a lot. The mandibles are probably a part of the basic shape of the model. With the pie shapes laid out on top of the base. They sandwich the basic shape. If that makes sense...
    He knocked this out of the park, literally. Congratulations Lee if you are reading this!!!

    There is another well on its way to completion!
    Unfortunately he can't read this but I am sure he will hear about all the positive posts here.
    I have shown this build to Lorne Peterson, Steve Gawley and at the Ranch Archives and the reaction has been unanimous - Lee knocked this out of the park.

    Bravo mate.
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    3 Days Ago  Apr 23, 2017, 7:05 PM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #39

    He had an X-Wing as well. Unfortunately, it was down on the floor and I couldn't get more pictures of it.

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    3 Days Ago  Apr 23, 2017, 8:48 PM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #40

    Funny thing is when we school the ILM guys on their work. They don't remember squat. 10+ guys from around the globe have deconstructed what they did 40 years ago.This is why we have perfect replicas today.
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    3 Days Ago  Apr 24, 2017, 4:34 AM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #41

    DARKSIDE72 said: View Post
    Funny thing is when we school the ILM guys on their work. They don't remember squat. 10+ guys from around the globe have deconstructed what they did 40 years ago.This is why we have perfect replicas today.
    I'm not sure when you last sat down with Lorne, Joe, Steve et al and had a long talk with them regarding these builds. They may have forgotten some of the details (after all these were built at break-neck speed) but they certainly remember a ton of others.
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    2 Days Ago  Apr 24, 2017, 8:50 PM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #42

    You're going to school me on this subject? lol ok
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    2 Days Ago  Apr 24, 2017, 9:30 PM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #43

    DARKSIDE72 said: View Post
    You're going to school me on this subject? lol ok
    No, the question was merely out of interest given that you were the one who spoke about doing the schooling.
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    2 Days Ago  Apr 25, 2017, 2:19 AM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #44

    John, thanks for the post and the video link. Most excellent.
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    2 Days Ago  Apr 25, 2017, 9:02 AM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #45

    There was a studio scale Falcon at Katsucon in DC in Feb. It was still a WIP. I think it was the same one, though Google failed to verify that.

    I went to the panel discussion for the build. Very impressive work.
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    2 Days Ago  Apr 25, 2017, 2:20 PM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #46

    Could this be the only completed 5ft replica?
    I was thinking the same.


    This seems to be the only MF that is anywhere near the 5ft size + more ILM-accurate than a kid's toy + finished.

    I don't know of any other one that is even in the ballpark with it.
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    1 Day Ago  Apr 26, 2017, 11:06 AM - Re: The 5 foot SS Falcon at SW Celebration #47

    I believe it is...haven't seen anyone with another complete 5 footer...yet

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