32 inch ESB Millennium Falcon

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Flintlock, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. Flintlock

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    Hey, did anyone miss me? Remember me? Don't care? How about the new guys? Beaz, Kitbasher, Kaiburr, etc... are you guys still here? I'm back now, and who bumped my thread to the end of the stack? I have a lot of catching up to do...
     
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    Flintlock! They told me you got shot down over Kabul!!! Did they let you out of the Navy already?
     
  3. EchoLeader

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    Welcome back Flintlock!

    How long has it been? It feels as if you left us only yesterday! Great to see you on the boards again.

    Rolando
     
  4. Flintlock

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    They did shoot me down over Kabul, and I was in a prison camp for a while... but I'm out now, I got out... hehehe... Let me out of the Navy already? Hell no, the're never going to let me out! But that's ok because I don't mind it too much (I've got 5 years left unless I re-enlist or something)... Except for all the rude civilians here in Washington DC

    EchoLeader, it's been about a year, actually. This isn't my computer, I'm at work but as soon as I get my own hooked up to the net I will be on here a lot more...
    Cerney, are you here? I need to ask you some questions if you don't mind... but I no longer have your e-mail address.

    P.S. To all: My e-mail is r_e_flint@yahoo.com for now anyway... it will change soon.
     
  5. moes1

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    Did some updates on my site - take a look if you like.
    I must say the Bird is slowly comming to live and it's pretty cool - I think.

    Http://www.m-moeslund.dk

    Look under: mandbles and plating3

    Moes1
     
  6. Flintlock

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    moes1, your Falcon is beautiful!
    I want to do one myself in the future, but I am terribly behind in a lot of things... I don't have any of my modeling stuff with me right now. First on my list is the Y Wing because it has been first since day one.
    All your parts... do you know what they all are?
     
  7. moes1

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    Yes, I have most of the parts ID'ed. Lets say about 60-70% of them. I wanted to find the most recognizable parts which I have managed to do. Frank has been a very good help in that matter too.

    The parts used for ex. my jaw plates is not accurate though, I didn't have very good ref. material for this section. The same goes for the two manholes at the bottom, these will also be inaccurate but they will look like the real deal. I have only manages to ID a few parts for these holes.
    But my detailing for the upper engine will be nearly 100% accurate.

    Moes1
     
  8. Flintlock

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    Some of your pieces are also found on the Y-Wing (maybe I am thinking of the 5 footer), and I don't think anyone over there has identified them yet... I know I haven't. Some of them I've been wanting to find for a little while. Any hope for some clues as to what these are?

    Ok, I spoke too soon... Those are pictures of the actual studio model that I was thinking of... there is one part that MAY be on the Y-Wing... it's on the top near the front... looks like a truss and we all thought it was from a construction kit because of it's yellow color in the Chronicles picture... it is in the thrust vectors on the Y-Wing...
     
  9. moes1

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    Got a picture?

    Moes1
     
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    I still think this yellow part is from a Tamiya Tank Recovery kit that is currently in production. Tuesday, I'll try and get the ID#. By the way, you Falcon builders are destroying my ego and sense of self worth! Truly fantastic building! Makes me want to clone myself and force HIM to do mundane things like work.

    Nathan
    nkhyber@aol.com
     
  11. BrundelFly

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    One interesting thing we have noticed with the Falcon...and maybe you have too with the Ys...

    Not only are you identifying parts...that are buried under other parts..but many have been modified.
    For example, the Sherman that has all the detail sanded off.

    Another subject....WHAT do you say to someone who keeps buggin ya to do this as a kit. I know Steve says he is going too. However, I think its far too complicated. Moe and I have had numerous discussions about this subject.

    I mean...a kit..would be great. But...Can you imagine the price?
     
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    I can't see a kit being that feasible. Too many undercuts, meaning too many subassemblies, meaning too many parts to cast, meaning lots of rubber and lots of resin. If it's gotta be produced in quantity, lots of bubbles, too, I imagine.

    BUT, what about selling drawings along with reference pics and an accurate kit list? You could put the whole thing on a CDROM. Not a complete kit, but a starter kit? For those of us who would like to build a 32" Falcon some day down the road, all of that accumulated research would definitely be worth paying for!
     
  13. BrundelFly

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    Thats an idea.
    A good one too.

    I will talk to my friend Morten, and see what he thinks. I would only do it if he was involved.

    Ill post pics soon. SAD to say...I have been BUSY and Mort has PASSED me by!!

    I need to catch up!
     
  14. moes1

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    I have though about making a starter kit it for a while now. It could be possible to make the basic form of the Falcon with lasercut parts such as ribs, the two plane main part, the parts for the tunnel, wacuum formed hull and so, but this will be a project of its own.

    The next problem with a starter kit is, one need to build it to see if everything fits.
    But I have thought about it many times and Frank and I will perhaps do it some day - Perhaps...
    One thing I have discovered is that my Falcon is not accurate - its very very close to the original, so close that I havn't got any problems adding the details, but it has been almost impossible for me to calculate the correct measures. For example, my gun turrets diameter is a bit too big perhaps only 2-4 mm, which means that the tunnels will be too short and the bottom engine landing gear box too. My top and lower jaw boxes is not wide enough at the top and they are too high, only 1-2 mm off, but thats enough to make inaccurate.
    All these little things will have to be corrected if we are going to sell a starter kit.

    Next is to make a good building guide, which will take plenty of time to make. There should be a 3D step by step instructions with templates of some of the parts needed. Again some of the parts has to be sand into angles aswell and this must be shown also. There could be pictures or drawings showing all this.
    Then there are all these very expensive parts ex. the Porsche transmissions - should there be casts of these? and what should they cost? it is very hard to set a price on this.

    I am a very lucky and happy guy because Frank has found the time to make me some cast which I could buy for my project.

    I still have my plan on my computer made in scale 1:1 though, which could be printed on a big printer.
    I also have a lot of pics with the IDed parts colored, so I have good ref. material, the problem is that most of my ref. pics. are NOT mine, so naturally I can't share them without having the go from the owner.
    I do know that the 32" falcon will properly be on display in Paris next summer and Im going to see it again.
    Hopefully it will be displayed better than it was in Bradford.

    Who knows ... perhaps some day a starter kit would be avaiable ....

    ... and Frank my friend you're still ahead of me ..
     
  15. JPolacchi

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    Hi,I am a bit new to the world of studio scale modeling,but I am gearing up for a/some project(s).My building skills are
    good,as are my kitbashing,but one of my handicaps is identifying kit parts for such projects as the 32" Facon which is one of the projects I'd like to get started.Ive had some help with partial lists,thanks to Scott&Doug,but thats about it.For the Falcon project Ive only been able to identify just a few kits I knew for sure were on it,but im at a loss for others.I'd like to make a falcon as accurate as I can,possible in both SW&ESB versions.Is there someone out there who has more or less a complete list for the 32"Facon?Other projects I'd like to tackle are the Y-wing,and the SlaveI.
    I found Tim Ketzer's projects to be quite inspiring as well as others in the forum,you all do beautiful work.I liked Tims Falcon design,its pretty soild,and plan to use it,as well as adding some of my own ideas.If I can,I'll contribute as much as possible.I'll be making qite a few castings,mainly of the more expennssive,hard to find kit parts,such as that 1/8 Entex Porsche transmission..what a frustraitng M!#@%&&%@?*%$! to get ahold of.I also have a machinist/CNC background,so if i make anything that works&can become of use,I'll make it available for everyone else if they want it.Anyways,Im sorry for being longwinded,its a habit of mine,but if someone could get back to me,I'd greatly appreciate any help,and I'm sure I'll have another question or two in the comming weeks/months.

    Sincerely,
    John Polacchi

    p.s: my e-mail address JPolacchi@hotmail.com
     
  16. BrundelFly

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    Welcome aboard!!
    The Falcon, is a rite of passage.

    Tim K handed me a list of kits. Its really, a start..but unless you are absorbing yourself into this project..the information does you little good. You really need to study the bird.

    And I mean...STUDY IT. The Ywing bubbas will agree, you have to learn to "SEE" the parts, and how they have been modified. So,....to start....go buy every kit TAMIYA and AIRFIX kit you can get your hands on.
    Anything mentioned on ANY of these boards...Ywing...Xwing..TIE...was used. Somewhere.

    Thats the trick. Not WHAT was used...BUT WHERE.

    An observation. I have noticed until you have your body done, of whatever project you say you are going to work on, you wont get too much help. You also need to provide info....to get info. Info that's already public domain....is worthless.

    Its not that people are turds...its just that they have WORKED...WORKED...and SPENT $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to get the info that many expect to be handed out for free.
     
  17. JPolacchi

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    Thanks for the feedback Brundle,I know that this is'nt an easy project,let alone any studio model replica buildup.I have for the last few months...been buying about everything I think was used on the Falcon...and yes Ive noticed that many of the ships built,ILM used the same ones over and over in some fassion or another.I'll be returning to school for 1 last semester,and although I'll find it difficult to identify kit parts(I've staired at Chroniocal pictures till I was crosseyed)I may be able to contribute in other ways.
    Some of the assemblies on the 32" Falcon I intend to machine out of Solid acrylic,or aluminum either to use directly on my project,or to be fassioned into a mold whether they be vacuu-form,or a good rtv silicone.Some things can be fabricated easily,others may require more complicated setups..I dont know yet.The other hurdle for me is to get some good,solid plans drawn up for the Falcon,or other Star Wars Project.From all of the sources I have of Star Wars vehicles,its difficult to get some accurate prints,especially good top,bottom&side profile views for making patterns.There's not enough info in the Chronicals book,or other sources I have.
    Anyway,once I get the ball rolling,and anything I may have that could be of some use to others in here working on the same project(s) I'll gladly make available.Assembly of the Falcon Im sort of folowing Tim's design because its been designed pretty strait forward&its basicaly simple,but will be doing some of my own modifications.Some of the assembly of his project was somewhat skipped in the magazine article&website..but I suppose I'll figure it out like others have.Anyways,thanks again for the feedback.I know nothing is for free,but as I said...I'll share&contribute as much as I can.

    Thankyou,
    John Polacchi
     
  18. BrundelFly

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    ....landing gear "box" progress shot.

    <img src=http://members.aol.com/kriscerney/26adec.jpg >
     
  19. EchoLeader

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    WORLDS OF WONDER!!! Heck of a job there Frank. The bird is shaping up quite nicely [​IMG]

    Rolando
     
  20. BrundelFly

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    Thanks!
    Each landing gear bay opens...and is set up for landing gear.

    So..the model...should stand on it with no additional support.
     
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  22. JPolacchi

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    Hey all you out there working on the 32" Falcon projects!Great work!I'm still in the planning/drawing stages.Anyone have any additional sugestions/information to draw acurate prints of the Falcon for angles,curves(Falcon plating templates)...to make patterns&such forward landing bay compartments ect,ect?Ive got the good top&bottome views to go off of in the Chronicals book....not much to go on with side views to determine the sidewall height,what thickness plastic was used to start with,then used for plating ect?
    As far as kit bashing is concerned,all I know is whats been printed&talked about in the forum....what are the problem/questionable areas of the 32"ILM falcon?If I knew what to be looking for,I may be able to identify some parts,I'd like to help...but all I know of are the parts found in here.....kit(s) used ect,ect,I'd like to contribute my 10 cents worth.I've found that once i have the actual kit in from of me instead of starring at a thumbnail picture on e-bay...I can identify parts off of sprues that were used.Shortly I'll have some of the tougher....more expennsive kit(s) that were used,such as the Bandai tank&the 1/8 Entex parts from the JPS&935 Porsche trans.I'll be making castings of some of these things if anyone needs them.Anyway,if someone can give me a boost,I'd much appreciate it.

    Thankyou,
    John Polacchi

    my e-mail address: JPolacchi@hotmail.com
     
  23. BrundelFly

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    Start with as many photos as you can get your hands on.

    Then.....figure out the basic dimensions that look right to you.

    Build your basic shape...decide on how you want to run your electrical.

    Then buy every tank kit mentioned here or anywhere else.

    After you have your basic shape built and plated, start sorting through the models identifying parts and remove what you recognize in the photos.

    Honestly...thats how you do it.

    Thanks for the offer on the kits....but..already got em. if someone else is building one..they might need them.
     
  24. JPolacchi

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    Thanks Brundle!I appreciate the feedback.....hey,out of curiosity...how come when I check out the pc modeler site,I cant find any Star wars references?Ive seen it mentioned in here on more than 1 occassion.I think Tim said he got some pictures from a fella that works(or worked) on/for that site and got photo references for his SlaveI project,I seem to remember him talking about that in here a while back.I thought there may be other photo references there as well...Y-wing,Falcon,SlaveI ect,ect.Last time I tried&looked,there was just a bunch of Star Treck reference photos,am I looking in the wrong spot?I was wondering if you had any luck with that web page,or knew of any other web site that can add to the info?.Anyway,thankyou again and as they say..."back to the drawing board."Keep up the good work......yur Falcon is looking TIGHT!-John
     
  25. BrundelFly

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    Not sure.

    I didnt know they had pics...
     
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    Update
    BAD pic..used MOVIE cam.
    they suck for still pics.

    <img src=http://members.aol.com/props7072/rearbox2.jpg>
     
  27. EchoLeader

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    Frank, I'm simply amazed at your work. It's really inspiring to see how your bird has been coming along. I hope to one day try my hand at one and I would be happy if it came out half as good as yours.

    Rolando
     
  28. BrundelFly

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    THank you!!!
    I admire your work !! so thats an awesome Comment!!

    Im just hoping to get mine as good as MOES!!

    He is just out of control!!
     
  29. moes1

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    Nice work both of you Frank&Moe...I can only hope mine will looks as good...Im having trouble with reference info,still working on plans....once i get over that hurdle...I think I'll do alright(knock on wood).....keep the good work comming-John
     
  31. moes1

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    Thanks JP

    Am I the only one doing this one - beside Frank?
    Its been a while since we actually saw so real stuff in here!

    Well I can understand, it is a challenge, still is - but when its done ... man...
     
  32. JPolacchi

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    Hey Moe,welcome back...its nice to see a familiar face.How's yur Falcon comming along?I was wondering if you might have anything to share/add in the ways of Falcon reference material?I just have the Chronicals really,it has some nice (top&bottom) pictures in there,but no clear side,rear pictures....I was wondering what else you were using to draw up some good plans&get the angles&curves right?Also a good view of the access ports on the ship(for part i.ding)?I can freehand draw pretty well, but Im not much of a draftsman...but do ok.Anyways,post more updated pics of yur Falcon if you have any,I love seeing the progress......keep up the great work-John
     
  33. moes1

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    The Falcon is going to be fine.
    Anything to share?... not really, most of my ref. pictures are not mine, so natually I can't do that.
    As for the building plan, study and study the Cronicle's as I did - its all in there - but if you want to get a real good plan you should take a trip to see the real 32" Falcon as I did. I think its still on display in Finland. Take a lot of pictures and study them.
    Making the plan is not a rush job - I spend 2-3 weeks every night to get my plan as good as it is. A computer and the programme Adobe Illustrator did help me a lot.
    When I started I didn't see the Falcon as the Falcon but only a geometric shape, found the different "fix" points where the lines in the ship cross each other and so. When I got this right I up-scaled to the actual size.
    You can also buy some of the kit and measure the parts thats used - this should make you able to decide the size of the Ship.

    Good luck
     
  34. JPolacchi

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    Hety,thanks Moe....Ive been studying the pics in chronicals recently........so,hopefully soon I can get some drawings done&compare them.I wish there were some better places on the net to get good references.Starship modeler is ok.....but they only have a few pictures of the access panels.Do you,or anyone else know where there may be an ILM /Lucas exibit going on in the US?Preferribly somewhere in California.I missed the exibit in London 2 years ago when I was on holiday.Anyway,back to the drawing board yet again-lol!Take it easy-John
     
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    qoute:
    "It was also announced that The Art of Star Wars, the most popular and well-attended exhibition in the Barbican Art Gallery's history, will tour art and cultural centers across Europe after it closes at Bradford on April 21. The tour is planned to travel to Finland, France, Scotland, Germany, and Spain.

    While all dates are subject to final confirmation, in Finland, The Art of Star Wars is currently scheduled to run from August 14, 2001 to January 13, 2002 at the Helsinki City Art Museum. In France, La Villette in Paris is tentatively set to host the exhibit from the spring to the summer of 2002. The Art of Star Wars is then scheduled to travel to Scotland for a stay at Edinburgh's City Art Centre from summer to winter of 2002. Venues in Germany and Spain for 2003 are to be announced. "

    The 32" will be on this exhibition...
     
  36. JPolacchi

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    Hi Moe&Frank.....have'nt seen anyone visit this thread recently,but I thought I'd ask a question...dont know if it'll do me any good,but here it goes.Which photo references did you use to determine the depth of the access ports on the Falcon,such as the 4 that are on the forward mandibles(above&below)the 3 that are on top of the ship(also the radar dish)and the forward 2 that are on the bottom either side of the lower landing gear bays?Did you use specific pictures in any of the references,or did you determine the depth by other means?If yu can give me a hand,I'd much appreciate any help,thanks-John
     
  37. BrundelFly

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    Tim did mine.

    Mine are 10mm down.
     
  38. moes1

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    I have used simple logic - mine are half the height of the sidewalls.
    As for the others manholes, you'll have to find some of the parts. Then by taking measures from the parts you'll be able to decide the deeps of the manhole.
     
  39. JPolacchi

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    Thanks Moe&Frank...that helps lots...it was making me crazy.Anyways,now I hope I can help the two of you out,and i think I have found something that might,unless some of you are aware of it already.No,I did'nt identify a new part....it seems as though most kit parts have been identified for the 32" Falcon already.Anyway,I found a webpage that has a series of amazing pictures of the 5ft. Falcon...but would be enormously helpful no matter what scale you are making.There are 19 pictures in all...many of them are of the forward mandible area&inbetween...all close ups...so you get all that juicy detail..so those of you who are getting down to the nitty gritty of kitbashing&super detailing yur Falcons...these are some terriffic pictures.There are a couple of the rear...and some close ups of the radar dish..and some of the cockpit....but if you have'nt seen these pictures already,you will love them when you do.I'll be printing all of them shortly.Anyways..here is the web page address www.steinschneider.com/props/star_wars/millenium_falcon
    I dont think you have to put in the entire address,but I thought I'd list the entire thing anyway...I think up to "star wars" will do.I hope this gives you guys a hand in detailing yur models..let me know if this helped at all-John
     
  40. moes1

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    ... here is an example of the detail and effort taken to identify parts.

    [​IMG]

    DO YOU know what this part is??
    Wanna GUESS how long it took Frank and I to find it?
    Lets see how long it takes you.

    Ready? - GO!
     
  41. JPolacchi

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    It's hard to see the detail cause of the yellow color,but looks like the top of a car battery...like 1/32,or smaller...maybe 1/43?Might also be something from a 1/72,or 1/48 tank kit..I've seen similar parts like that,but cant remember what they are called/referred to.Im not sure to be honest,I'd really have to look carefully through all the kits I have to make a really good effort at identifying it...
     
  42. BrundelFly

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    The next trick is finding out where else it goes on the model.

    And because you need so MANY of these kits....do you tell eveyone what the part is..so that the kits become even scarcer?

    think you know the answer to that one???

    What if its a really Rare kit...

    Now what do you do?

    Maybe now some of ya might understand some poeple just dont publish all that they know as they discover it.

    Or...maybe not.
     
  43. JPolacchi

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    Thats an interesting question to pose...and a tough one to answer.If it were me...I'd have to research & see how tough it is to find a particular kit.If it was really that hard....I would have 1 of 2 choices..I could keep it to myself...or could share the information.Personally,I would share the information...cause then...someone might be able to offer help to me..well whatever may be required if both are working on the same/similar subject(s),be it kit parts,castings,identifying parts,building/construction techniques,reference information ect,ect.If the part were really that scarce,I would cast coppies...cause its not worth waiting around for another to come in ebay,or an add in a model magazine or whichever.I would cast copies of it..as many as I could...and make them available to people who need them for similar projects.Maybe this is'nt the best way,or right way of doing things..I dont know,but it is my way.If I do something to help someone,perhaps when I need it...someone will help me,maybe this is an unrealistic approach...but I think there would be less tension...we are all on the same team here for the most part...everyone has different ways&ideas of doing things...but I like to share information&knowlege to whomever it may interest,and in the process....I get to learn new ways of doing things,consider new ideas...and integrate those things into my project,so that it may become easier&in return.....make that available to others who want it.
     
  44. BrundelFly

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    Thats very noble.
    Not saying you are right...or wrong. Its an honest answer.
    In fact..I felt the same way....once.

    But..share with WHO?
    One person? two? Where is the line drawn? and...How many people does it take to dive a price up on ebay? or sell out of whatever Stock ONLINE COMPANY X 's inventory....
    and other Major sources of models...

    Another builder who has a HUUGE project that will remain nameless has the SAME conversation with me..that you and I are having.
    Its strange in a way....how I know have his position.

    Anyhow....
    Any idea...how may people write asking for the info?
    Can you venture to GUESS how many DIFFEReNT people write me..asking me for info on models especially..the falcon.

    Average: 2 per week.

    Do you think Ill chance having those people chasing the same kit?

    I dont expect anyone to agree..or disagree. Im not even saying I REALLY feel this way....its just thoughts to ponder.
     
  45. Rogue Studios

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    I agree with several things Frank brings up. Also I got sand bagged on a Tamiya Tiger kit today by some guy rolling auction up on me. I still won it but kinda peeved me.
     
  46. bwise

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm new to the board but I have to tell you it's been fascinating reading over the months I've been lurking. Anyway, I, like many a newbie am embarking on the journey and want to thank all the posters for their information and help. I have a question, since the porsche transmissions are so hard to come by, and since no one has offered castings of them as yet (got to be a cottage industry in there somewhere), I was wondering if anyone might be able to post pictures of them to aid scratch-building. You know straight down top, side, left, right views that sort of thing. I have a few decent closeups at fairly high res but there's nothing like elevations to get it straight. Anyway, thanks and I hope I can add to the discourse eventually.

    Thanks
    Bill
     
  47. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Bill !
    Say hello and introduce yourself!!
     
  48. JPolacchi

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    Welcome Bill!Look at Tim Ketzers website of his studio Falcon...great pictures&reference material,as well as tips on there.In the future,I may offer castings of the very expennssive,elusive 1/8 scale Entex 935 Turbo Porsche Transmission,I am still paying for mine..the kit is that expennssive...between $500.00 "if yur lucky" on up to $1,000 if someone has the kit and really wants to screw with you.
    Ive thought about making castings...even with the recent discussions in here on offering kits,parts&info to people who just want it.I understand much of what Frank&others are talking about.Its a frustraiting thing,but the Porsche transmission is much the rosetta stone of the 32" Falcon.It is probably one of the few parts on the Falcon that is recognizable that "most" people who have studied/looked over Falcon pictures aside from a few of the other 1/72&1/35 military armor parts can identify.
    Depending on requests,I thought I would offer it to those who dont want to wait 1-2 years before they find the kit&spend the huge $$$ because it is so very difficult to find.It may be a few more months before I acquire my Entex Porsche kit....cause it is costing me an arm&a leg literally.The nice thing about that kit is....a few other parts can be employed if you intend on doing more than just 1 Star Wars project,but there is only one vehical I can think of that used those part(s).
    Anyway,I am still trying to make good prints to go off of for my Falcon...and at this point..between working full time&school..I have little time to offer to my project(which sucks)so I have mainly been starring at pictures&acquiring the many Tamiya,Hasegawa,airfix(&other odd kits) used for kit bashing..there are so many its mind boggling.So again...welcome aboard-John
     
  49. DK424

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    Just thought I’d put in my .02 now that I’ve started working on one of these as an excuse to get my feet wet before tackling the 5 footer. Frank and Morten, I really admire you guys for having the patience and desire to track down all, or as many, of the actual kit parts used on the Falcon and I understand the reluctance to give up info on certain parts. I’ve found a big chunk of the parts just from what kits I’ve been collecting over the years, so if a small part, like the one above, is from a rare kit that I don’t have, oh well. If I find it, I find it. If I don’t, then I’ll just find something close. Call me diplomatic. I’d almost rather not ask about something for fear of stepping on some toes. So, my Falcon might not pass the 100% accurate test from the Forum, but everyone on the “outside” will hopefully see an impressive looking model.

    John, looks like we’re both at about the same point in construction of this little project. I agree that the Porsche tramsmission is a key “Rosetta Stone”. Thankfully there are other (and less expensive) parts that have been helping me draw up plans.

    Dan
     
  50. BrundelFly

    BrundelFly Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Look at all these CLOSET FALCON builders....
     

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