5 ft. ANH “Wooden” Falcon

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Hagoth

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Well Searun, I found your thread! Following along to absorb more tips, tricks, and old school techniques. Even at these early stages your project is recognizable as a Falcon. Looking forward to all your mechanical actuation solutions. Should be impressive.

...and yes, some of the humor rabbit holes the community will take one down do tend to keep things fun. This is a great community here.
 

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johnhoughtaling

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Everyone

As Searun's son. Please accept an incredibly grateful thanks to all of you on this site, that have spent so many years working and so freely gave of your work to my father (and me as a beneficiary)

The falcon will be part, (my favorite part) of a small but interesting private Star Wars collection of original costumes, props and artifacts from the production of the original trilogy. I am putting together a small archive museum. For all of the "5 foot builder" Star Wars fans that ever find themselves in New Orleans I would be very happy to give you a little tour as a thank you. (maybe host something as a thank you when my father is complete.).
 
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Searun

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Gentlemen,
Took a break from initial skinning of the disc & mandibles. Can understand why the veterans on the 5 ft. model prefer blown plexiglass saucers. Attached some “raw construction“ of the cockpit cone.

Changed out the wooden mock-up widow frames to brass and wanted to see how my .032 aluminum armor technique will work out. Using ratio method from the Bandai model to determine segment dimensions. Note the picture of the engineering paper used as a pattern for the cockpit skull cap. May need to take a 3D printing class since I can clearly appreciate how the computer calculates the little squares to get the curved measurements. If your measurements are “wonky” just a little, the squares tell you.

Not sure this model will qualify as a 5 ft. Studio Scale ANH MF given my approach to the project. But, it’s design is worth the effort and I enjoy the challenge. If any of you know a good number for the width of the channel that runs down the centerline of the cockpit and cone body, it will help when I get to the armor platting in that area so that sufficient space is provided for greeblie detail in this long run. Many measurements I can ratio or estimate along with this site’s threads, but under estimating this, by trusting Bandai and my math, is too risky. Again, I know that kit parts & 3D greeblies are required for fidelity. However, my major goal is airframe accuracy.
 

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Hagoth

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As you pull this off it will finally provide the long awaited answer to the question "What's an Aluminum Falcon?" (Don't know where I heard it)

This project definitely has a lot of unique features involved.
 

eagle1

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Amazing skills Searun & you work so fast!.
Your build will certainly be unique with all the working features, something I am really keen to see.
Do you plan to actually use the donor kit parts themselves or casts taken or prints?
 

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