Screen Accurate Millennium Falcon Cockpit (CG Model)

nkg

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Good Point! (slipped my mind)

... you know I don't think it was a separate shot/set, but I can't really account for the depth. I can't imagine they would have bothered to raise the entire set shown in the photo onto a rostrum just to get an access pit. Maybe the had a hole in the floor, the way the pit in the Deathstar Bay was created by tearing up the flooring down to some kind of empty area below (basement?)

heh, here I was being the expert, and you stumped me!
Okay, this is going back a bit, but you were totally right, Steve.

I just came across this blueprint. Note the square outline, marked "Edge of Tank". :) So the hold was built on the floor, but carefully aligned over a large sunken tank to accommodate the maintenance pits at 5'6". Note that the drawing indicates that the ANH smuggling compartments were still meant to be accessible for some reason. Who knows if they bothered to build those?

The blueprint has some other useful information, such as the spacing of the ceiling ribs, the note how one arc of corridor was a moveable floating piece of set...

I feel like I've made a great discovery today! Unless, of course, you lot already know this...

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SteveStarkiller

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good catch NKG! I think you're absolutely right on. The orientation of the set piece in the plan drawing even matched the orientation seen in the photo that had us questioning how the access pits were built in!

I just came across a bunch of those blueprints myself via the propstore and a LOT of questions have been answered. Where have these been hiding!?!?

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nkg

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I just came across a bunch of those blueprints myself via the propstore and a LOT of questions have been answered. Where have these been hiding!?!?
For that matter, what other nerdy treasures must exist out there? :) Another useful bit of information from the Propstore blueprints was the actual greebly/access hole layout of the ANH boarding ramp sides, which weren't mirrored like they were in TFA. They're frequently modelled as mirrored even though it was obvious from film footage that at least the lower section wasn't.

If only we had the exact placement of the six overhead ramp ceiling lights on the ESB set. Or the precise wall sconce positions for the cockpit tunnel. Or various other minor outstanding mysteries! :)
 

Matthothwalker

New Member
Hi Steve,
I've been watching these threads on the millenium falcon builds for some time with great interest. There is some incredible work going on, well done! After looking in to it for some time and studying what is involved I've decided to also build a full size cockpit. This maybe the first in the U.K.? I'm hoping to build this complete with glass which in front will house a projector screen so you can get a whole immersive experience once inside.
I've been studying the builds and parts required but this is a mammoth task.
I am contacting you to ask your help. I can see you have spent much time acquiring much information and knowledge. Could you help with anything which would assist my build such as dimensions, part list etc... as I would be very indebted to you for any help or advice. Look forward to watching the progress and hearing from you.
Kind regards
Matt Taylor

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I'm also very excited!
 

joberg

Master Member
Matt, I hope you've checked Sofa King build of his 1:1 MF cockpit? The search button will make wonder for you...also, a warning: Sofa's build is one of the most photographed and extensive work I've ever seen on therpf! Not for the faint of heart for sure. Good luck ;)
 

Treadwell

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Was just scrutinizing a Solo standee of the cockpit at the theater, and it looks like a lot of the greeblies are refabricated close-enoughs, and not from the original donor items.
 

JazzincDioramas

New Member
I am sorry for the confusion guys, but I am not using this model in any way. I have tried contacting the OP to work with him, because I love his work, but I never heard back from him. Currently, I am working with 3d environment artist Matt Billeci and I am using his models both on the site and for production.
 
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SimplyTim

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I know this is late as it was asked last year, but nobody ever seemed to have answered... The "fork lift" in question isnt by name called a fork lift. It is an order picker. Most likely of the Raymond make seen in this photo.


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nkg

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The "fork lift" in question isnt by name called a fork lift. It is an order picker. Most likely of the Raymond make seen in this photo. //uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180710/34243399673d02cc71c18c9b5bde50e6.jpg
Hi. I'm afraid I don't think that's correct. Star Wars was shot in the UK, not the US, and I believe it was a British-built Lansing Bagnall FRER reach truck. It's similar to the American-made Raymond one you show, but not identical.

https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=272557
 

Treadwell

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I am sorry for the confusion guys, but I am not using this model in any way. I have tried contacting the OP to work with him, because I love his work, but I never heard back from him. Currently, I am working with 3d environment artist Matt Billeci and I am using his models both on the site and for production.
For the record, SteveStarkiller's rendering of the MF hold interior WAS being used by this gentleman on his website. He changed it after this discussion.
 
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