MILLENNIUM FALCON 5' REPLICA

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bigpetr

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I am sorry for confusement, I thougt "IIRC" has only one meaning. As Duncanator said it is better to avoid acronyms.
 

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GEEK1138

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All good...got the shell fully assembled and filled, and fixed onto a steel pole. There is another steel pole running across the docking rings which I have welded on to give lateral support

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I won't properly attach the mandibles until I've tackled the plating and greeblies
 

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eagle1

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This build is looking amazing!. Came together really quick!. Amazes me what can be done with 3D printing, much admiration for you. I'm too 'old school' to go down this route haha.

Stu
 

GEEK1138

Sr Member
This build is looking amazing!. Came together really quick!. Amazes me what can be done with 3D printing, much admiration for you. I'm too 'old school' to go down this route haha.

Stu
Thanks Stu. Your awesome build is one of the threads that inspired me to tackle the 5' MF. Old school will always be the best school!

Update time. I have modelled all the parts for the UPPER JAW...at least all the parts that I can find decent pics for and laid them out on a paper template for scale and position ref. Actually i have a couple more to do as there seems to be some variation in parts used

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Also modelled the GUN BAY/WINDOW;

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GEEK1138

Sr Member
OK, another section modelled. U can get a crazy level of detail with resin printing these days and some of these parts are pretty intricate. There is no clue as to what some of the more unusual pieces were originally used for by just studying them in isolation. but there are some choice objects among them.
Does anyone know ; when they went to build the full size Falcon for ESB etc, did they use any of the full size tank/car/engine parts, to populate it, that they had taken from the miniature kits to make the original 5 footer?

LOWER DECK;

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Difficult to show the detail in photos with the grey resin but it should come out in the painting/weathering stages
 

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SteveStarkiller

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I’ve been modeling both the ANH and ESB full scale falcons for years and I can say I don’t think they used any real life parts that would’ve constituted full scale donors. There are so many different scales it would be difficult but I’ve always like the idea.

There are blueprints detailing the edge of the mandible with scaled up measurements of some donor parts but they weren’t followed very closely.

The nearest thing is a replica of the big McLaren part on the top of the mandible, but it’s only present on the ANH full scale, gets totally omitted from the ESB. Other than that the Ferarri 312B part on the tips of the mandibles but again I don’t think it’s the right scale to be a 1:1 donor. Maybe one or two other bits but all just scaled up replicas

Otherwise mostly random junk!

Love your build, I’ve always dreamed of a printed 5’ but to be honest I’m glad you’re doing it so I don’t have to!
 
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GEEK1138

Sr Member
Cheers Steve...good to know. Strikes me as ironic somehow that Bandai produce the best PG Falcon, sourcing many of their own historic kits to do so.

Ok got the gun printed. Fully directional, of course

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There's a few minor greeblies to place on the gun emplacement but this section is done I think

Next to print are these Ferrari parts for the Top Jaw

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tantalisingly similar...but not the same
 

greeble_gremlin

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wow!
nice work Geek1138!
How'd I overlook this thread,/
Your build is going really fast.
I dont know if Id have the patience to model all the greeblies for this bird.... you are going to have a hell of a parts library when you are done
enough to do any other original trilogy miniature if you wanted!
 

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GEEK1138

Sr Member
wow!
nice work Geek1138!
How'd I overlook this thread,/
Your build is going really fast.
I dont know if Id have the patience to model all the greeblies for this bird.... you are going to have a hell of a parts library when you are done
enough to do any other original trilogy miniature if you wanted!
Cheers dude...I actually never thought about it, but yeh, you're right, I could look into building some scaled up versions of other OT ships. Probably not the Star Destroyer though!
 

GEEK1138

Sr Member
OK my eyes are starting to cross but I'm still working on those pesky greeblies. On the Port Mandible now. I have finally gained access to Studio Scale Modellers, kit scan resource, which is helping hugely with the accuracy, (although obviously not 100%). Being able to cross reference the parts with pix from threads and original model shots is invaluable.
Just wanted to say, also, that although this is a 5' SS replica, I am aware that it is a very different build from the traditional, authentic job of collecting and researching all the kits and I'D's, and the money, time and dedication that entails. Doing it exactly the way they did it originally...hats off to those guys for sure

Anyhoo, some more renders of parts modelled; I've corralled the pit parts together to print and drop in

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greeble_gremlin

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Since you are going for an "all" 3D Printed bird,
Let me know if you could use a print out of these for the engine rings
This is the Virtual Kool Shade I modeled in 3D back in 2008, it was measured and derived from original 1970s era Kool shade.
The renders show a clean version of the Engine Ring grills but I plan to ad the bends and other damage (as in ANH) to the VKS grills
It has been adapted for 3D printing optimally around 25 microns resolution ( or less) Best with Polyjet Vero grey
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Redman99

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OK, another section modelled. U can get a crazy level of detail with resin printing these days and some of these parts are pretty intricate. There is no clue as to what some of the more unusual pieces were originally used for by just studying them in isolation. but there are some choice objects among them.
Does anyone know ; when they went to build the full size Falcon for ESB etc, did they use any of the full size tank/car/engine parts, to populate it, that they had taken from the miniature kits to make the original 5 footer?

LOWER DECK;

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Difficult to show the detail in photos with the grey resin but it should come out in the painting/weathering stages
You have convinced me to get a resin printer.
Awesome looking work!
 

GEEK1138

Sr Member
Since you are going for an "all" 3D Printed bird,
Let me know if you could use a print out of these for the engine rings
This is the Virtual Kool Shade I modeled in 3D back in 2008, it was measured and derived from original 1970s era Kool shade.
The renders show a clean version of the Engine Ring grills but I plan to ad the bends and other damage (as in ANH) to the VKS grills
It has been adapted for 3D printing optimally around 25 microns resolution ( or less) Best with Polyjet Vero grey
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Cheers dude, that would be awesome...was wondering how I was gonna tackle the Kool shade issue
 

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