1:1 Millennium Falcon Cockpit Replica - Group Build

SofaKing01

Master Member
Hi Gang,

OK... so the CNC is NOT going to be ready for quite some time. So no Nav Computer until then. UGH... With all this extra free time I wasn't really sure what direction to go in. I chatted with our buddy Brian from "The Smuggler's Room" and he got me thinking about doing another full scale cockpit. Although that was always the plan I started thinking about Joe Johnston's cockpit sketches from "The Star Wars Sketchbook". I LOVE those images!

Brian and I shared a few ideas and he really but a fire under my butt to create my own SW YT style cockpit based very heavily on the Johnston sketches. I love the idea! But with all things there is a catch. I want to start small so I can work out all the details before going full scale. So my thought is this... A 1/6th scale cockpit based on the original Johnston sketches mixed with my own design elements. If it works... we go full scale!

I've already started messing around with the front window idea!
Concept Window 01.jpg


What do you guys think? :)
 

David3

Active Member
I like F & I for the increased viewing area.

Maybe not A & D. The old Edsel motor car design comes to mind. Wasn't popular back in the '50s for various reasons.
Reminds me of Munch's 'the scream' o_O
 

Psicorp7

Sr Member
RPF PREMIUM MEMBER
I have to say, I like F too. It would be nice to see the ground when landing a huge spaceship with a severely offset cockpit.
 

SofaKing01

Master Member
I like F & I for the increased viewing area.

Maybe not A & D. The old Edsel motor car design comes to mind. Wasn't popular back in the '50s for various reasons.
Reminds me of Munch's 'the scream' o_O
Hey D,

It's funny... I LOVE the Edsel look and feel of the window. It might be out of place but I do like it. I do agree that the window needs maximum viewing. Unlike the original Falcon, this window is going to be flat - no scallops or funny shaped panels.
 

SofaKing01

Master Member
I have to say, I like F too. It would be nice to see the ground when landing a huge spaceship with a severely offset cockpit.
Hey P,

Thanks for the input. I did laser cut that exact window over the weekend (vid coming). But I'm really beginning to lean toward Options E and J. Not sure why... ;)
 

SofaKing01

Master Member
Hi Gang,

Didn't have too much time to play the past few weeks. As I mentioned, I forgot how much time is taken up after buying a new home. LOTS of unforeseen "To Do's" pop up. But I'm getting there... However,
I designed and cut 2 concept windows over the weekend along with another VERY important cockpit part. I'm hoping this project turns out to be a LOT of fun and let's see if I actually finish it! ;)

The video and images should be ready this evening!
 

Solos blaster

Sr Member
Hey S,

WOW... 3 VERY different designs. Thanks for the input!
Yea, I don’t know why, they just spoke to me lol. I “C” gives it a bit of a “starfighter” feel that for a freighter just limits the available(and already limited) usable viewing area.
The other two seem more “Falconish” or inspired and look like logical changes in models or updates maybe?
 
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