5 ft. ANH “Wooden” Falcon

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Searun

Active Member
One of the great things about this build is that it’s been built with traditional model making techniques using metal sheet, soldering, riveting, wood formwork and some wonderful engineering. They are skills that can be a rarity to see being done nowadays In a age of plastics and one that should not be forgotten or discounted.

Well done, Searum.
Thanks Pyramidrep.

The use of styrene and 3D printing is outside my skill set. I can not duplicate the same crisp & clean construction or minute level of detail when using the old balsa “model airplane” techniques. But, when the rough looking materials are sanded & clad with aluminum armor, I can get pretty close. Plus, I have a son focusing on obtaining the “kit parts.” Weathering is something that must be commissioned to a Falcon artist.

Like the Tyrell Pyramid, the Falcon is an extremely worthy esoteric subject. Time and effort placed on replication of these studio models are a tribute to the original folks involved that displayed exceptional creativity and craft. I will get it the Falcon done If I can avoid side track temptation of a Bespin landing platform and SeaLand type shipping containers to fit in between the mandibles.
 

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Searun

Active Member
Wife and I moved out of the appartment into a Town House. Among other things, with the help of my son, this came with a garage which results in a significant increase in efficient work space. Falcon’s removable pieces can now be easily assembled & removed. Attached photos show some progress on the cockpit interior.

The mock-up of the main landing gear was made out of wood & metal scraps per the original ANH drawings. This was necessary to insure that the details will retract without interference as the motorized elevator plug lifts into the wheel well. Also, the dimensions that result from fabrication and construction need to be confirmed before making all the parts out of the material chosen.

Thanks to my Star Wars Collector son, he has recently closed a deal with a “Greeblie Veteran“ with years of Falcon experience to provide available original kit parts. This is a tremendous development. It insures a reasonable studio scale model of this awesome design. Years of work remain, but it fits my time remaining. Otherwise, clearly impossible.
 

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joberg

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Great update Searun:cool: I wish I had your space to work on my models/projects. Good news about the kits/greeblies you'll acquire in the near future!
 

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