Not your average 1/72 Fine Molds Millennium Falcon build

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Smitty505000, May 27, 2014.

  1. Smitty505000

    Smitty505000 New Member

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    Hello all,

    I started this project about 2 years ago when I saw Hackers (name right?) 1/72 Rebel Hanger Diorama. I was so inspired and wanted to build my version of it. Then life got in the way and its been sitting till about two weeks ago. I am no longer building the hanger but doing something very different with the Falcon. I have only completed a couple models in my life and have had to do a ton of research into everything from electronics to painting and weathering and have had some real frustrating moments where I had to take some time to solve technical and design problems. I am a 3d mechanical designer drafter by day so it helps a lot. I had to design and fabricate some parts on my 3d printer for this build. Its not done yet but its to a point where I can show what I have been working on. Let me know what you think :)

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    Sorry, should be uploaded by 6:45pm in about 40 minutes.

    Smitty505000
     
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  2. cymonguk

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    pretty cool, I want something similar for my conversion of the large toy mf. I also want a full interior. I don't want the push button ir control or the belly turret, but lights etc, yeah :)
     
  3. tek2graphics

    tek2graphics Well-Known Member

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    WOW! You "SHOULD be PROUD of it!" IT's AMAZING!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!! LOVE IT! :thumbsup
     
  4. Avanaut

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    That certainly is not the average Millennium Falcon. Most excellent! Gotta love that landing ramp, it must me quite crowded with the mechanics beneath the hull.
     
  5. MonsieurTox

    MonsieurTox Master Member

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    Fantastic job ! I love the ramp and the gun !
     
  6. jake88

    jake88 Sr Member

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    Possibly the coolest thing I have ever seen!
     
  7. gizmo

    gizmo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Dude you are awesome!!!!! :)


    Ben
     
  8. DaddyfromNaboo

    DaddyfromNaboo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Took the liberty to embed it here ;) Easy to do with the "frames" button above the editor window, second from the right ;)
     
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  9. Naokigraphics

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    Just... wow!
     
  10. Darth Ronnow

    Darth Ronnow New Member

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    I dig that ramp and gun action! That's too cool!!!
     
  11. Jedi Dade

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    SUPER COOL... I don't even what to think how much time and cash went into all those Servos and such... Probably a lot more time than cash but still.... the belly gun is Freaking genius!

    Jedi Dade
     
  12. Smitty505000

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    Thanks guys! I'm just a padawn but I'm very pleased with it so far. I am going to try and add some venting underneath like when it landed at Cloud City and on top where the sparks are when Han yells "shut it down!" Have all the parts ordered to test out a propel can or CO2 system. 12Vdc solenoid valve, regulator, fittings, hose, ect. Will be posting some more soon. How about an inside photo for now? :)

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  13. DJSLY

    DJSLY Active Member

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    Fantastic job :thumbsup
     
  14. Jaitea

    Jaitea Master Member

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    WOW,.....I love it!

    The amount of work in this makes my brain explode

    Brilliant

    J
     
  15. christrom

    christrom Well-Known Member

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    Genius! C3P0's eyes were good, and then you spring the gun on us! Really excellent work. I just feel a little sad that it doesn't fly! - MKII perhaps?
     
  16. dbuck

    dbuck Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Jaw dropping.
     
  17. toolslinger

    toolslinger New Member

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    Absolutely effin brilliant!
     
  18. Tordoc

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    speechless!!!
     
  19. Albertese

    Albertese Well-Known Member

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    Usually, I find sound effects on models to be hokey.

    BUT NOT ON THIS THING! Seriously master work. Your's is--hands down-- the coolest MF I've ever seen! The sound effects with the animation work together brilliantly. That drop down gun is going to haunt my dreams. You've taken electronics to a whole new level.

    --Alex
     
  20. CutThumb

    CutThumb Sr Member

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    YOU'VE GOT SKILLS!!!!!!
    An almost impossibly clever build mate, seriously brilliant.
     
  21. Rats

    Rats Sr Member

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    That's seriously awesome!! It must weigh a ton with all that gear in it, it's crammed to the gills!
     
  22. Alan3

    Alan3 Member

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    Hey. This is AMAZING!!!! I blown away by the amount of things you've put into your Falcon. I do like to put lights in , fibre optics. But when you put sound effects & mini servos & a REMOTE. This takes the cake!!!! Makes me want to pull my MR Falcon apart & redo it. Keep up the great work!!!
    Dave
     
  23. mofo77

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    that is amazingly awsome:thumbsup
     
  24. Naokigraphics

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    I mentioned this on your youtube video... have you considered using an e-cig vaporizer to get your "shut it down!" venting working? I would think the parts would be small and perfect for your project... here is an example of an e-cig vaporizer used in a proton pack prop...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXkIaewQ1oA
     
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  25. DS Operative

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    Incredible work!
    My favorite part is the boarding ramp, followed very closely by the anti-personnel gun. Just awesome!
    Keep the updates coming! Any plans on a tutorial?
     
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  26. Scratchy

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    Hope I like it?? this is mind blowing, AWESOME!!!
    Everything about it is cool, the ramp and the anti personal belly gun is just crazy. You must have spent an incredible amount of time on this.
    I was actually expecting it to lift off and fly around the room. :facepalm
     
  27. ahoudini

    ahoudini Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I. Am. Speechless.
     
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  28. Smitty505000

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    I cant believe the responses I'm receiving on this, I'm quite honored, Thank you very much. I had to order another kit because someone bought this one and its not even done yet! Looks like the interactive/animated X-wing factory "INCOM" is going to have to wait. :)

    Smitty
     
  29. Smitty505000

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    Thanks for the idea Naokigraphics, I will look into it as an option for the venting. Im also looking into what it will take to make it "fly" well at least on the end of a clear acrylic arm. :)

    Smitty
     
  30. Captain Han Solo

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    Excellent sir! Excellent!
     
  31. C17ldmstr

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    HOLY FREAKIN CRAP!!! This is literally the most amazing FM build I've seen. More. More. More. PLEASE
     
  32. C17ldmstr

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    Instantly subscribed, then watched the video, then posted the jaw drop above. Now I've actually READ your posts. While watching the video I was thinking it would be awesome if, during the takeoff sequence, the ship raised an inch or so and the landing gear retracted. The model could be attached to a clear plexi tube or some other "invisible" armature that could raise/lower into the base.

    Again... Amazing work. You sir are no "Padawan", you are JEDI!!!

    Amazing...
     
  33. Wes R

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    Absolutely stuffing. I'd love to see a tutorial. Makes me wish i still had my one falcon model so i could try half this lol.
     
  34. kirkman

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    image.jpg Unbelievable! That's the most amazing MF I've ever seen,totally cool. Please consider a tutorial for us!
     
  35. Smitty505000

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    Landing gear done, just missing a couple LED's that will be here next week. I had forgot to order enough for all five gear wells. Going to be painting and weathering this weekend. I tried the compressed gas venting and not too pleased with it. Ill save the venting and "flying" for the MKII which will be started as soon as this is finished. :)
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  36. Smitty505000

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    I have been getting a lot of requests for a tutorial or for help with electronics and such. I would love to help but right now I just can't, I have no spare time. I work a full time job and have family that needs attention. I have to get this done and to the guy that bought it. Then its right on to the next one that's arriving from Japan next week. If they keep selling, I'm going to keep building :)

    Smitty
     
  37. Fierophreak

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    Outstanding job dude. So much work going into this, tons of ideas for future projects.
     
  38. Smitty505000

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  39. Wes R

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    I bet this'd make the guys at ILM jealous
     
  40. vividfury

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    Dude! That is effin sweet!
     
  41. Lynx

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    Very cool. Like the belly gun.:thumbsup
     
  42. jwood314

    jwood314 Active Member

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    Wow, Wow, WOw, WOWOWOWOWOW!

    Amazing work!
     
  43. Malphas

    Malphas Well-Known Member

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    Watched the vid and was wowed like everyone else. The time and patience put into this thing, you can tell it's a labor of love.
     
  44. JMChladek

    JMChladek Sr Member

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    Holy Frak! (I know, not SW, but I couldn't think of a good SW based term). Very nice work!
     
  45. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    Wow. Well I don't think I should even build this kit now. :lol

    I love the smoke. I had wanted to do that for a while, but didn't look too much into it because I don't have that kit yet.
     
  46. wannab

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    Will you be able to evenly burst the smoke out of all the thruster locations?

    Love the thought/work that has gone into this project -- keep at it!



    Doug
     
  47. Smitty505000

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    Just a little update. Got her primed and now adding pre shading. Never done pre shading so its another learning experience like everything else on this build for me. :)
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    Smitty
     
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  48. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Fantastic job!!
     
  49. lxx33

    lxx33 New Member

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    Wow, thats amazing bro.
     
  50. Naokigraphics

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    Keep being amazing!
     

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