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    Nov 3, 2017, 12:46 AM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #51

    Kewel , what are you using that is compatible for cementing the styrene to the acrylic shell? When I start attaching my clear vacuum formed hull sections to the armature, I don’t wanna ruin any of the pulls.

    Tracy
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    Nov 3, 2017, 1:10 AM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #52

    Mind blowing!!!!
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    4 Weeks Ago  Nov 6, 2017, 8:37 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #53

    Tracy, I use CA for Styrene to Acrylic. Just rough up the acrylic a bit, leaves a lasting, good bond.

    I hope to post some new pics/updates tomorrow night.
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    4 Weeks Ago  Nov 8, 2017, 12:09 AM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #54

    Here's a few progress updates.
    Added most of the parts for the underside engine/landing gear deck. This was a really fun part of the build, finally getting kit parts down onto the actual body. I shot some primer down first (similar to original model) to keep out any potential for light leaks). Still have a few minor greeblies to add, and sand down some of the glue mess (had to move the Centurion deck). Started putting in the Underside Starboard Plating, created the damaged hull areas. I basically cut out a hole, then placed some reinforcement pieces back in, placed thin styrene over it, heated the styrene and cut through and melted the overlap.
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    Plating started

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    And in the foreground, begun deforming the plating on the outer rim area.
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    4 Weeks Ago  Nov 8, 2017, 12:14 AM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #55

    Here's some more closeups of the damage. For the main damaged hull 'hole', though not a 'perfect' representation, it's close enough, and once the paint/weathering goes down, it should look fairly close. I did make the hole a bit too long and not as 'oval' as I intended, so I may do a bit of tweaking. The most enjoyable part was placing the 8Rad casting under the hull. The Bandai 1/72 Falcon really helped here for orientation - You'll see it in the last photo, it's so Tiny compared to it's original big brother here, but as you know, Bandai really hit it well on accuracy. I also included a pic of the top S/B rear maintenance pit of the Bandai kit to the Studio Scale pit there.

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    And the 8Rad part inside the damage area.

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    Here is the Bandai 1/72 Falcon Upper S/B Maintenance Pit (Light Grey) sitting on top of the Studio Scale pit.

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    This is where I'm at now, roughing in the next row of plating.
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    And Check Out the Bandai Falcon underside to the Studio Scale! Just slightly bigger than the gun turret platform!
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    4 Weeks Ago  Nov 8, 2017, 2:42 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #56

    It's so beautiful,,,,,,
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    4 Weeks Ago  Nov 8, 2017, 4:14 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #57

    There's just something about seeing those orange Sealab parts on a model.
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    4 Weeks Ago  Nov 8, 2017, 7:39 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #58

    I suppose you have a nice spot waiting for this to be displayed in. Quite a display piece one must say.
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 13, 2017, 8:12 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #59

    A bit OT, Speaking of Display areas, I took a short detour and built these Death Star Panels for the room. I'm planning to make up some Falcon Cockpit panels, so this was a fun test run.

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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 13, 2017, 9:50 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #60

    Very nice looking.
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 13, 2017, 10:22 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #61

    Made a small bit of progress on the weekend, finished up the rear quarter starboard underside plating and added the smaller styrene chips.

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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 15, 2017, 10:51 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #62

    Amazing progress Sean, putting down the big hull panels is a milestone!. I think all the armor plate nibbling is my favorite part to see on yours & to do on mine, kinda therapeutic haha.
    And those death star panels in your display room look killer!. One day, thinking next year, I'll come for a visit & jaw drop on your floor haha.

    Stu
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 16, 2017, 7:56 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #63

    Great update...those panels are really well made
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 17, 2017, 9:12 AM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #64

    t2sides said: View Post
    A bit OT, Speaking of Display areas, I took a short detour and built these Death Star Panels for the room. I'm planning to make up some Falcon Cockpit panels, so this was a fun test run.

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    LOVE IT! Those panel lights look familiar! You nailed the look and feel
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 18, 2017, 12:33 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #65

    Thanks Stu, yeah, I agree, I LOVE the 'nibbling' part, it never gets tiring. I actually find laying down all the styrene chips to be quite enjoyable as well.
    Joberg, Thanks much!!!
    Thanks SK, Yeah thanks to YOU for the reference over to BLUEREALM folks, they did an AMAZING job on replicating those panel lights! I love them!
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    3 Weeks Ago  Nov 20, 2017, 5:57 AM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #66

    Wow, great progress there. It's such a treat to see this coming together.

    C
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 25, 2017, 12:10 AM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #67

    Sooooo, no com station from the TOS bridge now in the new digs?

    ;-)

    Tracy
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    1 Week Ago  Nov 28, 2017, 9:19 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #68

    Craig, Thank You!! Appreciate it and all you have contributed to Falcon builders out there!! Your ID's and amazing time and research you have done have helped make this thing possible.
    Tracy - Nope, that Comm station is gone! Still have the full size Kirk chair though!

    OK on to UPDATE - Finished up plating the back half of the lower hull, then got the whole thing primered, added some 'chips'. Next it was on to building the center lower 'jaw'. That is hand built out of styrene based on the amazing blueprints from Maruska and VFXSup64! It came together pretty quickly, added some putty, sanded, then started adding the plating and greeblies.

    Here's the lower plating completed with primer and chips being added

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    The Construction of the Lower Jawbox and dry fitting to dome and fit checking with Mandibles

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    Puttying up, then sanded and dry fit

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    - - - Updated - - -

    And here's some more placements of Jawbox

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    And here's the Jawbox with the start of Plating and Greeblies
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    1 Week Ago  Nov 28, 2017, 9:20 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #69

    You rule.
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    1 Week Ago  Nov 28, 2017, 9:48 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #70

    You don't even know how this build makes my day every time I see an update!

    Couple of questions, how did you emulate the hull buckling on some of the armor plating, namely by the starboard docking ring? Also, how much would you say it weighs at this point?

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    1 Week Ago  Nov 28, 2017, 10:52 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #71

    Really nice! Love the systematic approach to the build. And man she is a lovely array of donat parts isnt she. Keep up the great work!
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    1 Week Ago  Nov 29, 2017, 12:46 AM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #72

    Thank you Sean - that is some damn fine work there, sir!!


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    Regards,

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    1 Week Ago  Nov 29, 2017, 4:18 AM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #73

    Truly amazing work
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    1 Week Ago  Nov 29, 2017, 4:41 AM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #74

    Fantastic work being done!
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    1 Week Ago  Nov 29, 2017, 8:28 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #75

    Apart from the incredible job of getting the right parts, putting everyone of them in their right position on the model; the one pic that made my day is the gash exposing the innards of the Falcon...BRILLIANT!!

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