I've had a similar project in mind for quite some time. I'll be watching your progress with great interest!Having felt uninspired lately, I felt I needed to start a new project in order to get I spired to finish my other ones.
This one is going to be a scaled up version of my 1/350 Diorama.
This is where I'm at... Figuring out the base and basic layout:
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So going 5 gear ESB
Hopefully I can snag another one at some point myself. I would love to have a 5 gear version as well as the 3 gear
I redid my Docking Bay 94 full part set at 1:72, but Shapeways has an annoying "naughty object" filter that erroneously kicks in whenever I try to upload the forklift truck object. I think it thinks the forklift truck is something else, because then it manually flags the upload and halts it, and it sits there until a customer support person looks at it. Bizarre, eh?
This one is 3 gear since it's Docking Bay 94. I still have my 5 gear version for my Cloud City build. That is on my list of projects I need to finish.
I picked up this one on Ebay.
Excellent! I picked up some pieces from your Shapeways shop last night. So that whole set is available?
I'm going to need lots of figures for this one.
oh right, wrong scene. for some reason I was thinking cloud city
Yep! I've tried a bunch of times to rework the part arrangement to lower the price, and each time Shapeways' weird algorithms end up with something twice as expensive! I'll see if there's anything I can do further. Note also that the yellow tanks are the ANH-incorrect prequel shape. Sorry!
Okay, so I've also made a complete set of detail parts that includes most of the stuff I can see in the Special Edition Jabba scene as well, including a third yellow tank and some pallets. View attachment 1300439
Revised the model. It now has one hundred and fourteen pieces.
9x ground lights
2x tall cigar-shaped things
8x shipping pallets
3x wall pipes
4x tall flat double boxes with lights
18x large rectangular crates
18x small cube-shaped crates
1x blue mystery box with lights
2x tall tapered flat posts
7x short tapered flat posts
2x low half-domes
1x flanged post
2x open dome-topped post
6x triangular crates
1x low rectangular box
4x tiny aviation fuel pumps
1x control panel on stand
3x L-shaped open pipes
1x rounded-rect flat post
4x medium cylindrical posts
1x tall tapered post
9x small triple wall thingies
Unfortunately, I can't change Shapeways' pricing, so even though I've tried to keep the costs down by tight arrangements of parts, it's not cheap.