I've been wondering that myself. It would put a hole in the idea that the dice only appeared once. If it isn't the dice though, it could be the grips of a couple of the levers that are just out of frame in that area
I'd roughly guess 17 hours, give or take. average about an hour a day since the end of november, with some days without working on it and other days with endless hours of headache inducing minutia adjustment.
Enough, at any rate, for me to start getting the evil eye from my otherwise highly tolerant lady friend.
Just received an early christmas present to myself last night: the packet of blueprints published by ballantine which includes the plan of the falcon's cockpit (I had previously been working from a 2 by 3 inch scan of the same). Was up till 2am working from the plans and building the entire cockpit structure from scratch. There are some discrepancies... do I go on from here and ignore them, or adapt all the work I've already done to the accurate model? the former appeals to my lazy side, but the latter calls out to every fiber of my obsession.
Anyway, thanks for all the support folks! You've kept my standards high, and kept me up until unreasonable hours of the night (although granted I would have done that on my own).
the next few updates will probably be schematics of all the panels I've completed for those of you who might want to use them as references.
I think you are doing GREAT WORK! Myself, I'd go for broke and do as much as I could, but I'd also tweak the thing to make the cockpit work for ESB and Jedi too. The little details missing from one to the other would drive me CRAZY!
I think I'm gonna keep in ANH accurate, the simplicity appeals to me (plus this way I don't have to figure out how to model those bizarre control sticks). I've thought of doing separate ESB/ROTJ accurate models, after this one, but we'll see.