Deagostini Millennium Falcon with Cloud City Landing Pad

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bighead5

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I never used Bondo before this either. It's not that bad. I made the mistake of not using a mask the first day. I probably shouldn't have done that. I was feeling light headed after a while. The second coat I used a mask and was just fine. I considered using fiberglass, but it actually seemed to be more difficult. Plus with Bondo, you can get a nice masonry look if you don't smooth it down all the way, which I did. I didn't want to sound like it was too difficult, but I would compare it to having a baby for a woman. Right afterwards, you're like no way in hell am I doing that again, but after some time I'm sure it wouldn't seem so bad to do again. You guys can totally do it! I would be happy to answer any questions or outline materials.

Cool, thanks! And an outline and materials list would be great to have! Thanks!

And I don't know if it's because you made it look so easy or what, but it doesn't seem that hard of a thing to make other than the bondo.

The lighting part and the floor decking material are things I'd like to know more about that and what you used.


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kokkari

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Yeah a materials list and dimensions would be swell!

Cool, thanks! And an outline and materials list would be great to have! Thanks!

And I don't know if it's because you made it look so easy or what, but it doesn't seem that hard of a thing to make other than the bondo.

The lighting part and the floor decking material are things I'd like to know more about that and what you used.


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I updated post #1 with the materials and dimensions I used. The posts after describe how it was put together. Mine only stands 25" tall due to my space limitations. If I had more space, I may have added another 10" or so to make it feel more like it was up in the clouds.
 

kokkari

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I've I been looking for other options if I want to change things up a bit. I found this projector mount on ebay for $10. It works pretty good!
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All the arms are adjustable, so it works with the mounts that are already there. It also can be posed on 2 axis. I got shorter M6 screws and bought some spacers and rubber washers to protect the paint. If I wanted to have the lower gun attached I can just get some longer spacers.
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kokkari

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kokkari

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Wow! I don't know if I've seen that one before. Makes me realize how unfinished some of the set pieces were and how they were incorporated into matte paintings. Thanks for posting.
 

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kokkari

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Also what size is that round base you used with the mount?
It's just an 18" diameter pine round that I found at my local hardware store. I believe it's 1.5" thick. I used bolts with washers instead of screws to mount the base to the wood because I was worried there was too much stress with screws and they would strip the soft pine. I countersunk the 4 holes from the bottom and used 3/4 inch washers to expand the surface area.
 

Carnet

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Oh wow! Great work! This was the idea I had for my Revell 1/72 Falcon. Not the Cloud City landing pad...I was going to improvise and do something of my own invention. So cool!
 

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