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    May 13, 2012, 7:41 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #51

    ReplicantShadow said: View Post
    Wow! Going to be watching this thread! I have been analyzing and studying set design and construction methods so this up my alley these days! Looking killer so far!
    Thanks for the kind words... I have no real wood working experience so if there are any tips you can give ME, please let me know! I'm merely using common sense, a little know how and lots of luck!

    Glad you're enjoying the build. It's been a lot of fun so far!
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    May 13, 2012, 10:56 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #52

    This is cool as hell love it!
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    May 14, 2012, 6:52 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #53

    Hey Gang,

    I checked the painted test formica peice this morning and it turned out really nice. I tried to scratch it with my finger nail and the paint held. The rain is supposed to end this morning so I'm hoping to get in a little formica action after work.

    Are there any folks out there with formica cutting experience? I'm reaching a point where several panels have angles and edges on them I'm not sure how to cut because ALL routers work on a 90 degree angle.

    If there are any experts out there please help!
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    May 14, 2012, 7:09 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #54

    You can cut laminate before gluing.

    Here are some ways to cut the stuff...

    How To Cut Laminate
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    May 14, 2012, 7:42 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #55

    Hi Missileman,

    Thanks for the link! Good stuff. Never thought of checking YouTube. Now I know better!
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    May 14, 2012, 7:50 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #56

    OK Gang,

    I want to ask all of you a favor... As you know this project will be donated to the full scale MF Chris Lee is working on. There are several parts on the console (and throughout the MF) we've been able to identify and others still remain a mystery.

    One part in particular are those mysterious 2 inch dome panel mount lights that seem to be EVERYWHERE through out the SW universe. Does anybody have ANY idea what these are or where we can find a close copy? I've come close to finding a good 2 inch chrome bezel replacement but I still need to the dome light (in various lens colors).

    Chome Bezel - Chrome Bezel - Twist On - 2in - 4 State Trucks

    Also, if anybody has any ideas for mounting the various switches, lights, etc... As you know, we dont want this to be just a static display. We would like to have some interaction with as many knobs, lights, as possible. So PLEASE feel free to comment.

    Hope to hear from ya!

    Stay Tuned
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    May 14, 2012, 2:29 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #57

    Minor update: Applied a a few coats of flat black to the monitor surround...





    It's stopped raining... so let's hope for a few hours to work
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    May 14, 2012, 6:22 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #58

    Updates... I think...

    Its been a FRUSTRATING couple of hours... What could go wrong... did go wrong...

    I skinned the front of the console and as I was walking past... I slipped and caught the corner and cracked the edge...




    I cut off the edge and replaced with a new piece and then cut to fit...




    I then picked the console up to move it and the bottom of the back panel formica popped loose... GRRRR


    I then realized that the base was 1 inch off so I had to add a small pieces to the edges


    And this is where we are... clamps holding the back formica in place... waiting for glue to dry on the base support and sitting at my computer extremely frustrated waiting for the day to end! LOL


    I knew I was going to have one of those days... it was just a matter of when. I was hoping to be MUCH further along with the build. But I should slow down especially now that I have to figure out how to mount the buttons, lights, rockers, etc... I think I already mentioned that...

    If I never have to work with formica again... I wont be upset...

    Stay Tuned... I think
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    May 15, 2012, 4:59 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #59

    UPDATES!

    Taking things a bit slower after yesterdays fiasco...

    Contact cement applied and edges taped for proper adhesion... I hope

    Bottom front of console


    Support




    More coming
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    May 15, 2012, 5:56 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #60

    More Pics: Support slowly being skinned with formica



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    May 15, 2012, 6:07 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #61

    Look'n good my friend!
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    May 15, 2012, 8:07 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #62

    Thank you very much! I appreciate the kind words! After yesterday... I need all support I can get!

    UPDATES! It was a good day! I finally got the support skinned. A few little corrections here and there but that part is all finished and awaiting primer. I'll probably install some smaller spacers on the bottom to keep the console from scraping the ground.

    I was able to skin the front and the top of the console but have to wait for the contact cement to dry/cure before I begin routing/sanding. I also got started on the main throttle housing.

    Support all finished




    Top skinned


    Measuring for the throttle housing






    With monitor and "blue" screen - its actually tape




    More to come
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    May 16, 2012, 10:16 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #63

    Hey Gang,

    Wanted to get your opinion on this design element. I picked up some white pin striping and adhered it to the practice throttle panel I created. I get the feeling it might be too wide, but it's difficult to tell...

    What do you guys think? Should the lines be thinner?







    More to come...
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    May 16, 2012, 10:22 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #64

    A few more images to digest...

    Small Monitor


    Large Monitor


    The housing is approx 10x14 inches... What do you guys think? Thinner lines?
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    May 16, 2012, 2:31 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #65

    Very cool to see someone dug in on something like this.

    Keep it up!

    -Rylo
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    May 16, 2012, 3:20 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #66

    might be a tad bit too wide, just my opinion. when did my old panel, i used a large cutting table to narrow the strips to abut a 1/4 inch. Again, its just my opinion. Maybe Steve Starkiller can give you an approximate dimension of the lines from his drawings?
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    May 16, 2012, 3:31 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #67

    A few more...



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    May 16, 2012, 3:33 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #68

    Fuzzual said: View Post
    might be a tad bit too wide, just my opinion. when did my old panel, i used a large cutting table to narrow the strips to abut a 1/4 inch. Again, its just my opinion. Maybe Steve Starkiller can give you an approximate dimension of the lines from his drawings?

    Hey Fuzz,

    I have a copy of the 3D cockpit console and the width is actually pretty close... I think it may appear too wide on such a small panel... If the panel was bigger it would probably work...
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    May 16, 2012, 3:34 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #69

    Rylo said: View Post
    Very cool to see someone dug in on something like this.

    Keep it up!

    -Rylo

    Thanks for the vote of confidence! I'm moving forward!
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    May 16, 2012, 6:49 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #70

    UPDATES!

    I managed to skin another panel, sand down a few edges and cut the holes for the console 20 toggle switches that will eventually be installed.

    Enjoy













    More to come!
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    May 16, 2012, 7:19 PM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #71

    OK... I changed the width of the pin stripes... Thinner IS better



    More later
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    May 17, 2012, 1:17 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #72

    Thin! Looks perfect.
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    May 17, 2012, 6:31 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #73

    MFP 2020 said: View Post
    Thin! Looks perfect.
    I agree 100%... for fun I added a red line...

    I'm really excited about getting the console and instrument panels skinned and ready to paint and detail! Believe it or not, applying the pin stripes is very relaxing.



    More to come
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    May 17, 2012, 7:58 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #74

    That's looking really good
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    May 17, 2012, 9:38 AM - Re: 1:1 Millennium Falcon Console Replica #75

    Hi Canobi,

    Thanks much! I'm really looking forward to adding all the lights and greeblies! I'm no electrician... I just hope I dont burn the console to ashes...

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