Our Collective 5-Foot Millennium Falcon Build


jcoffman99

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Hey all,

I'm slowly printing parts for a 5 footer. There are so many busted links and missing pics it's hard to find some parts. Has this part been identified? Thanks,
John
 

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Studio Kitbash

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If you cheat the greeblies, the greeblies will cheat you.

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Here is the correct Sherman to get for the upper deck engine vents, cut out, then cut in half, to use as underlayment for the side docking rings.

If you were to get the modern Sherman by Tamiya, you would be off in your height by nearly 3mm:
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Height on the modern Sherman: 22mm Height on the vintage Sherman: 24.8mm
Width on the modern Sherman: 45mm Width on the vintage Sherman: 46.5mm
 

Pyramidrep

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The artwork on some those old kits particularily the Tamiya ones was phenomenal. I had some of them in the 1970’s and the box art really fired the imagination as a kid.
Thanks for sharing the image and that little bit of nostalgia.

Sir, you are a King of greeblie I.D.
 

Studio Kitbash

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Original or Current Falcon?

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Are you building the Original Falcon prop replica or the Current Falcon prop replica?

Portside rear of the landing gear box area -- here's one of the areas where it's critical to have multiple reference sources.

On the left, the original 1975 prop underside from the Chronicles reference book, with Part #A15 from the Tamiya 1/35 M60 (modified, with a center-edge greeblie added).

On the right, Gorts Parts Map MF 010 - 1.3 with entry 12 listed as the Tamiya 1/35 Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf. M/N part #A21, which is clearly a later shot of the current prop in its current state.

So ILM replaced this piece with the other piece.

Interestingly, though they are not at all similar, they do share roughly the same width:
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Me, personally, I'm going Old School, because 1977...

Question: What is the added greeblie on the center edge of the old-school M60 piece? And is it attached to the M60 piece, or just adjacent to it? Looks like it's placed beside/on top of it, to my eye, but I can't tell for sure.

And then...

Just when you think you've figured something out, you realize you're wrong again.

The left side piece, on the Original Falcon prop, is NOT from the Tamiya 1/35 M60, but from the vintage Tamiya 1/48 M60, part #A1, and THAT is what explains the "added greeblie" on center-edge.

Pic coming soon.

3 steps forward, 2 steps back...
 
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Studio Kitbash

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Craig,

You don't think it was ever replaced? But it's not on the picture in Gort's maps, and a piece that wasn't there before is in it's place. What else could explain this discrepancy? Are they "both" there, and I'm just not seeing it? Send pics, if you've got them.

Thanks,

SK
 

Studio Kitbash

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Tsophika is right again: I got the left and right side of the gear box confused. So here are the correct, non-replaced greeblies:

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On the left: the Tamiya 1/48 M60 (vintage), Part #A1 (goes on the starboard side of the Falcon gear box)
On the right: the Tamiya 1/35 Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf. M/N, Part #A21 (goes on the port side of the Falcon gear box)

Man, that was really confusing me for the last two hours, because I was reading Gort's Parts Map as the "same side" of the gear box as the Chronicles photo...

Thanks, Craig!
 

Bjorn

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Technically I think the Panzer part A21 is part B21, and I think it would have been from the Sturgeschuetz Ausf G. Both kits share the same sprue B as the Ausf M/N.
But I'm splitting hairs ;)
 

kickman88

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Johnny, what can you make out of this?

This? Why, I can make part #B21 from the Sturmgeschuetz Ausf.G kit or the Tamiya 1/35 Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf. M/N or a Tamiya 1/48 M60 (vintage), Part #A1...
 

rbeach84

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Suffering the ol' "my eyes got crossed from staring at it too long" problem - been there, done that!
;^P
As an aside (AAA), does anyone else feel a pang of regret when 'parting out' a kit in pursuit of "the kitbash"? So many fine examples of the tool makers art...

Cheers and Happy New Year!
R/ Robert
 

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