Hasbro Value cheap ugly Millenium Falcon toy Mod

Fabian 71

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rbeach84 said:
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If this is the inexpensive 'discount store' toy I've seen, I believe it is made of polystyrene, not polypropylene or polyethylene (EP) plastics.
HIPS is high impact styrene, but I don't think this little beast is styrene based...I had the same model and it's that waxy HDPE....Styrene (poly or other) don't have that waxy feel about them.





I think you are right, HDPE would be " High Density PolyEthylene" ?
 

Fabian 71

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HIPS is high impact styrene, but I don't think this little beast is styrene based...I had the same model and it's that waxy HDPE....Styrene (poly or other) don't have that waxy feel about them.

I think you are right, HDPE would be " High Density PolyEthylene" ?


(sorry for the double post I messed when I forgot how to "quote")
 

Fabian 71

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I came up with an idea on how to make new "sidewalls", I will cut a base form of the MF shape in Styrene at the correct Thickness I calculate betwenn 6 to 7 mm (I have to test first) then I'll make holes to place the inner studs trough the styrene form.Then I'll just glue de details of the side walls in the base form thickness.
To locate exactly the studs , I made a scanning of one of the falcon half and placed a circle at the correct size, Now I just have to make the Mandibles forms and take it to laser cut at a shop.




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Fabian 71

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I`ve seen your work... is great! I have to ask if you have files of sidewalls designs that would be so much help I seem to find nothing worth a look. I don't go for full acuracy of course, and I mean just images like the one you posted in the Bwing thread.Thanks in advance!!


Now I`m thinking I could use the Bwing images to make my "greeblies" if you don`t mind...
 

Fabian 71

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Not much of an update, I modified the Docking rings holes to install em since the modified height, I made a mess, for impatience, anyway I have to change the way are installed with styrene or acrilic. And played with an idea for a display stand reusing a PC monitor base.



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