Machined 5 Footer Millennium Falcon Engine Vents. Parts set #1.

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  1. eagle1

    eagle1 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey Guys,

    Well, after the very successful Tie Bomber starter sets, we are pleased to offer you Falcon nuts a set of all 6 of the Falcon's engine vents.

    These are machined in a very tough PVC plastic in 2 pieces, a top 'Lid' & the 'Lower base'. The base has a 'shelf' machined in to acommodate the Koolshade & a slot put in to lock the lid in place. PVC was chosen over acrylic as it is a lot tougher & not as brittle. PVC machines beautifully as well!.

    These sets will be offered in 3 configurations, with the 'superset' having the styrene 'chipping' added to the base & lid. All the chips have been painstakingly researched to be placed as accurately as possible!.This has been made harder still as each vent is unique to its postion on the engine deck, with the differences in chipping reflecting this.
    The 'Demo' vent in the pics is representing #5 or lower middle. The plating on the 'demo' vent's base has not been done yet as I realised I don't have the correct thickness of styrene sheet on hand. I'll get that next week & post some updated pics.
    I can say that the vents match up perfectly to all the donor kit parts on hand which are quite alot!.

    The 3 configurations offered are:

    1) Set of 6 vents comprising the base & lid.
    2) Same as above with Koolshade provided & cut to fit.
    3) Same as #2 but having all the chipping/plating added as well. A diagram will also be provided to showing the correct orientation of each vent.

    Please take note that this thread is for interest & comments only & all ordering must be done by PM'ing me & through the thread in the Junkyard I have set up. I will answer as promptly as I can.
    I will ask though that 'Firm' orders only will be taken, meaning full payment up front. No, 'put me down for a set please'. After all firm orders have been taken within the 1 month period, then the sets will be made to order. Sorry to be hard, but, plastic is expensive, vintage Koolshade is expensive etc... , you get the picture.

    http://www.therpf.com/f13/machined-5-footer-millennium-falcon-engine-vents-126342/

    As the thread title suggests, this set will be #1 in a series of parts sets we have planned for the Falcon.The vents set will be on offer for 1 month (1 production run) after which depending on interest we will move on to parts set #2. I feel 1 month is enough time to order & gives me an idea on material quantities required. I guess these sets may prove to be very 'Limited Edition'?.

    Please note that no more TB starter set orders will be taken as of now!.

    So there you have it guys!. From my own personal view having spent years looking at these parts & finally have them in my hand is just amazing!. It really gives you an appreciation of the detail the ILM guys went to, to give the Falcon her special 'look'
    Cheers
    Stu
     

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  2. eagle1

    eagle1 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    More piccys!.
     

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  3. eagle1

    eagle1 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yet more piccys!.
     

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  4. eagle1

    eagle1 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    And finally!.
     
  5. Junk Pilot

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    That is sooo sweet looking.
     
  6. jedimaster

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    This is a cool idea. I'd be all over this if only I didn't have to collect a BAZILLIAN other parts to go with it. Nice work.
     
  7. Nwerke

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    Simon, I was just saying to Muzza the other day, 'helweit, son, ah'm gon' have me sum 5' Falcon'. Could collaborate on parts.

    Stu, do I get an x-wing discount? :D
     
  8. jedimaster

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    Oh ok then
     
  9. eagle1

    eagle1 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Ha, X-Wing discount, I love it mate!:lol
    Sure, if you want a set Martyn, we'll work something out. Youv'e helped me out alot with the X-Wing.
    Be cool if you start a build, we need more nuts on board bro:lol
    Stu
     
  10. Muzza

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    This is worth thinking about.......

    I have worked out how to display it already...
     
  11. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    God, I guess I'm in.

    So are there blueprints for this monster floating around?
     
  12. Rats

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    32" maybe...one day....but 5' no! I don't have a big enough house :lol

    Those parts do look very nice though Stu. Top work as usual.

    (p.s. Enjoying the rugby??)
     
  13. eagle1

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    Re: Machined 5 Footer Millennium Falcon Engine Ven

    The thing with the 5 footer if your'e short of storage/display space, is you can always stand her on her end:lol.
    Thanks for the kudos mate & yeah, enjoying the rugby very much, it's all NZ thinks about at the mo, this hopefully will be the All Blacks year!.
    Cheers
    Stu
     
  14. Nwerke

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    Re: Machined 5 Footer Millennium Falcon Engine Ven

    I'm in then, god, must be barmy. Muzza's display idea is a corker btw, but I won't spoil it for him. :)
     
  15. Gort

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    Re: Machined 5 Footer Millennium Falcon Engine Ven

    Hey Stu,

    They look very nicely done. Wish I wasn't so ******* broke at the moment. :cryYou are right about the storage idea. I've madly considered that as my only means of storing a 5 footer. My preferred display would be to create the top of the Bespin Landing pad for it to sit on.

    Re Blueprints, part of my goal in starting the big ID thread was to derive some decent plans for her. One day....


     
  16. Nwerke

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    Re: Machined 5 Footer Millennium Falcon Engine Ven

    Gort - oh man - do you still need the sealab bits? Guiltarama...I've been mostly avoiding the shed since my fall, it's been cold and I've been sore and sorry. I'll be moulding those bits for my own build anyway, so if you want 'em it's no problem and I'll do you the full set. I never managed to get the parts quite as clean as I'd have liked unfortunately; pretty clean but there's still some paint residue.

    Some paints, my god I'd love to know what they are. Was there such a thing as epoxy-based model paint around in the '70s? Seems like it!!
     
  17. eagle1

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    Re: Machined 5 Footer Millennium Falcon Engine Ven

    Hey Martin, if yer in mate, PM me & we'll organize a set for you.
    Stu
     
  18. eagle1

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    Re: Machined 5 Footer Millennium Falcon Engine Ven

    Thanks mate, I'm happy we can contribute something to the 5 footer community of builders. I think the future sets we have planned will really blow people's minds.

    Yeah, I considered the Bespin Landing Platform too as a possible base, but, if your'e only doing the ANH version, then no go!. I think I still would prefer an 'inflight' display deep down though:confused.

    Regarding blueprints, Rodmart, I think was working on that, he had some awesome inside mandible schematics done here.
    Best way is still to do your own though, there's tons of ref out there, it just has to all tie-in as one & one that you are happy with!.
    Cheers
    Stu
     
  19. Gort

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    Yes, thats true. I'm still not toally decided whether to do an Empire or ANH version. I do agree with others here that the original 'Star Wars' Falcon is, in many ways the 'true' Falcon and the one that first captivated my imagination. Those underside boxes were added for a reason, but they really messed with her lines.

    For ANH display I'd be tempted to do a bit of Docking Bay 94 as that's where she first appears...geez, I need a bigger house....
     
  20. eagle1

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    Hmmm, docking bay 94 eh?. I think you may just need a decent size shed for that display:lol
     
  21. Gort

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    Re: Machined 5 Footer Millennium Falcon Engine Ven

    Hey, no problemo. I've not had time to do much on the Falcon lately, plus now Jason and Mike Salzo are doing the Sealab project we can get some nice sets of parts from them :)

     
  22. eagle1

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    Hey Guys, ordering for these sets has now closed & no more orders will be taken as of now.
    For all those that have ordered, your sets are being made & will be shipped to you asap.
    I'm going to take a short break & then work on getting out 5' Millennium Falcon Parts Set #2.

    Oh, would anyone be interested in 32" Machined vents?. We have ton's of material left over of which many sets could be made for that prop too!.
    I'm doing a set for me, so if you guys like what you see, we may pop out some sets of these.

    Cheers
    Stu
     
  23. -... . .- --..

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    Most interested!
     
  24. kbilly

    kbilly Well-Known Member

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    Me too!!
     
  25. wizardofthenorth

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    interested in 32" ty.
     
  26. eagle1

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    Ok, I'll get a 'demo' set done for the 32" & post pics & see if you guys likee.
    Stu
     
  27. cymonguk

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    Yes I would be interested in a 32" size to replace the ones on my Hasbro re-build.
     

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