Thanks Pyramidrep.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.
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.