Millennium Falcon crew 1/40th scale

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by ozzyguanche, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. ozzyguanche

    ozzyguanche Sr Member

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    Hi all

    Moved my attempt at the 1/40th scale crew here to the General Modeling from the Studio Scale section. Didnt want to clog up the Studio scale area with a "non" studio scale replica thread. Even though the original idea was for these to be for a 32 inch scale Falcon.

    Anyway Need some imput please.

    Han is based on the size suggested by Cking which is

    Han - 6' is 4.4cm at 1:40.
    Leia - 5' 2" is 3.9cm at 1:40.
    C-3PO - 5' 8" is 4.3cm at 1:40.
    Chewie - What ever looks right sitting down.

    I then made chewbacca compared to han.

    I have given some more bulk to Chewie and tried to get his height right against han sitting down. Does he need more height to the crown of his head? Is he big enough?

    Han, I have given constume detail, and worked his face and hair some more. Any suggestions on how to improve his face. Tried to give him a frown and larger nose. Not easy at this scale.

    Photos.

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    I have made a scale cockpit to make sure they fit, and to use as a compariement against screne grabs. Here are a few pics seated.

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    And one with the extra ESB crew.

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    Thanks in advance

    Ozzy
     
  2. tnaig001

    tnaig001 Active Member

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    Looking awesome my friend.

    Please remember to include me when you do your run =D
     
  3. cking

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    Looking good Ozzy. Regarding Chewie's height - I noticed that generally, Chewie's eyeline should be at approximately the same level as the top of Han's head if they're both sitting in the seats reasonably upright. (The classic ANH lobby card showing Han, Chewie, Luke and Obi-Wan in the cockpit demonstrates this perfectly). That's the reference pic I used when I asked the sculptor to make the adjustments to Chewie's height.

    Look forward to seeing more progress.

    Chris
     
  4. ozzyguanche

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    Thanks Chris, That's handy to know. It makes my chewie a little short.


    Tks tnaig001

    Ozzy
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012
  5. eegah

    eegah Well-Known Member

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    Looking great!
    I am interested in a set of these too!
    Thanks for taking this on!
     
  6. Blade90

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    Looking brilliant!
    I am interested in a set of these also (seriously)!
    Thanks for taking this on!
     
  7. tnaig001

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  8. Weezer

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    Hi Ozzy,

    Looks good! If you'd like Chewie's sculpted fur to have a smoother texture put a piece of plastic wrap over the clay/putty and then score your fur lines with the modeling tool. It keeps the clay from getting "crumbs" and rough lines.
     
  9. ozzyguanche

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    Hi Weezer, thanks for the advice. I will try that with the last bits of hair I put on. I will have to find something a little smoother to use as a tool, as the pin and scalple I use will most likely cut the plastic. Before your advice I had done the following.

    Chewie - Added utility belt, Added hair to lower body and arms. Some change to eye area.

    Han - Re-did hair, nose, chin, brow, mouth, collar on jacket.

    I may not touch the face's much more as I dont want to screw them up, and I dont think I am capable of getting the likeness any closer, other than maybe smoothing out the hair like weezer has suggested.

    A few update pics.

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    And one for fun

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    PS: Am I going to have problems with casting these in one piece or should I remove arms etc?

    Thanks

    Ozzy
     
  10. Weezer

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    You're doing a bang up job. Don't mess around with it too much. Finish what you need to and walk away.

    I would cast these in pieces. Like military figures are.
     
  11. tnaig001

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    Looks great! Couldn't ask for more!

    can't wait to get this in hand! woot!
     
  12. tnaig001

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    encouragement bump.

    We are with you in spirit :D
     
  13. tnaig001

    tnaig001 Active Member

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    Patience bump. I know this will come...
     
  14. Mr Walker

    Mr Walker Active Member

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    I wouldn't mind seeing these painted up. They look quite good.
     
  15. ozzyguanche

    ozzyguanche Sr Member

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    Big big, apologies,

    I have done nothing since my last post. New job is taking it out of me. I have some time today, and will try and finish them.

    Ozzy
     
  16. tnaig001

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    Dude, no apologies required.


    We're all stoked and grateful that you are doing this at all.


    Thanks for plugging away man. :)
     
  17. opal1970

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    Hi Ozzy,

    no apologies necessary, I think all of us would rather live in our own little fantasy world. Unfortunatly, all of us have commitments and bills to pay. You are doing an excellent job! I love the fine detail. Will you be lighting up the display panels?

    Take care,
    Jason
     
  18. tnaig001

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    Nudge bump :D
     
  19. Chaank

    Chaank Well-Known Member

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    Nice work man. I'm consistently amazed at the variety of projects on the RPF. Love this site!!!
     
  20. ozzyguanche

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    Hi Guys,

    Well I made a mould of the figures and tried my first casts. The first didnt come out that well. Arms and hands missing. I used a syringe to inject into the mould but it didnt get to the arms. I will have another go today. Any suggestions other ways to do it please chime in.

    A few pics, including one painted up.

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    Regards

    Ozzy
     
  21. Blade90

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    Ozzy don't have any suggestions for your second casting attempt but you are very close to hitting the mark for sure! Nevertheless you have 'the bases loaded' and you are on 'home plate' ready to hit it out of the ball park to make four man homerun, yes sir! No pressure because you are already in the zone! I can hardly contain myself! :thumbsup :lol

    p.s. Also still very interested in a set! ;-)
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2012
  22. eegah

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    Lookin' great!
    Still very interested in a set!
    Thanks for all of your hard work on this!
     
  23. jedimaster

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    Ozzy... Mate you need to put some air holes in the mold. When you lay them in clay, just unbend a paperclip and stick it so it's touching the hands. Then out to the outside wall. Then cast your two piece mold as you have. That way there will be a funnel/air tube for the air to escape when the resin is pushed in. Make sure the paperclip goes up toward the same wall as the pour spout. That way when you separate the molds you will have two thin tubes of resin to trim off the hands and that's it. Does that make sense?
     
  24. ozzyguanche

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    Thanks JD, yes that does make sense. I will have to mould again. But before I do, I have shipped off my failed casts to someone who has a 32inch MR to ensure the size is correct. Will makeany adjustments based on that.

    PS: JD I was just about to PM you to thank you for your last PM to me. Bit slow at the moment reading and responding, so thanks for the offer of help. I need to learn how to do this for my Falcon parts so I will persist.

    Thanks for everyones comments and to those who have waited.

    Ozzy
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2012
  25. tnaig001

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    looks good so far!

    the force is strong with this one :D
     
  26. DS Operative

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    Why did you choose this scale? Is there a 1/40th scale kit out there that I am not aware of?
     
  27. cking

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    This scale comes from the research that I did when I commissioned cyberman to sculpt the pilots for my MR Falcon. 1/35 scale is too large so after lots of different tests, we found that 1/40th was a perfect size for Han and Chewie to fit into the seats.

    Chris

     
  28. tnaig001

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    bumping for the eventual figures that I know will come :D
     
  29. tnaig001

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    the hope bump :)
     
  30. eegah

    eegah Well-Known Member

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    Help us Ozzy...You are our only hope!
     
  31. tnaig001

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    I got an email from Oz.


    He's still soldiering on. Just some speed bumps in real life but I'm confident we will see this finished.

    Hang in there guys. :)
     
  32. IndianaFett

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    These are looking GREAT! Very interested in a set of these guys. Keep up the great work!
     
  33. Blade90

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    I also am very interested in a set, doubt!
     
  34. ozzyguanche

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    Hi all,
    Just dropping in to let you know that I have not given up on these. tnaig001 had helped me fit the figures in his MR Falcon cockpit a month ago, but life had taken over and I have not been able to make the adjustments yet.
    I do hope to make the changes and add last details tomorrow if nothing comes up (Have said that before though). But as my work commitments have kept me from everything but work related activities including weekends, and will continue to do so for some months, I will have to pass these on to someone else to cast and supply.
    Thanks for sticking with me.
    Ozzy
     
  35. Blade90

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    Hey, Ozzy 'we' completely understand sir ... That's LIFE! Take care of those things that pays the bills first ... right? ... right!

    We will be waiting patiently upon your return to this project, my friend! :love

    Be well always, -Ben G.
     
  36. ozzyguanche

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    Hi

    I have had a chance to re-shape the figures against the casts tnaig001 has reworked to fit the MR seats. I also tried again to cast them. I failed again to get a good casting.

    So anyone who wishes to put their hand up send me a PM.

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    Hopefully we can get this sorted soon.

    Ozzy
     
  37. ozzyguanche

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    Hi,

    As I was unable to cast the figures myself enaswede offered to take over the process. The figures have been finaly cast and are being supplied by enaswede here:

    http://www.therpf.com/f13/master-replica-millennium-falcon-cockpit-figures-162153/

    I am told they fit fine in the chairs, and can be placed directly through the windows with no adjustments. Keep in mind that everyones MR falcon cockpit joy sticks etc may be placed differently (I didnt have one while sculpting these). And also I am only a beginner sculpter.

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    Thanks for waiting.

    Ozzy
     

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