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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 29, 2017, 10:36 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #76

    I'm Awestruck!

    Will your cockpit be from the model? I sure hope so!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 29, 2017, 11:50 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #77

    You seem to be building this sucker so fast. Craziness.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Nov 30, 2017, 9:03 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #78

    THANKS so much fellas!! Always appreciate the kind comments!!

    Kokkari - The hull buckling was simply applying a lighter flame about an inch from the styrene to warm it up, then kind of a push/fold/push movement to get the shape, quickly before it re-cooled. The other recesses were pre-dug out of the acrylic, thin sheet styrene over those, heat the styrene and push in to the voids, and rough up a bit with Xacto. I'd say it ways MAYBE 50ish lbs. so far. I'm expecting 75-100 lbs at completion.

    joberg - THANKS much on the 'gash'!! Yeah, I'm excited to paint/weather around it to get it shapewise to emulate the original, but it's so cool to see the 8RAD plate in there.

    Marvin - Yeah, it almost becomes INSANE digging out all these original parts, but so Thankful for the TEAM of folks that did the lion share of IDs/sharing that allowed me to gather/collect all these remarkable kit donors!

    JediMichael - Thanks, it's all about getting in an hour each night after work, and a very awesome/supportive wife that usually frees me up a day on weekends to play!

    A very small update here - Some more Greeblies added to the Jawbox (I'm waiting on a couple kits to arrive to finish parts). Started test fitting the Sheridan plate on the hull wall, it fits in perfectly between the mandibles, will try to get some pics of that arrangement soon.

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    2 Weeks Ago  Dec 2, 2017, 10:44 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #79

    EE89, thank you! Initially, I am building a "real" cockpit, so that will deviate from the filming miniature. HOWEVER, if all goes well, I intend to make the cockpit cone removable and be able to place a 'real model' interior to swap occasionally.

    EE89 said: View Post
    I'm Awestruck!

    Will your cockpit be from the model? I sure hope so!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Dec 2, 2017, 11:07 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #80

    DUPLICATE
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    2 Weeks Ago  Dec 2, 2017, 11:13 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #81

    Quick minor update. Getting the plating on the docking walkway, and mocking up on paper the layout of the hull plates. This is gonna be a bit of work to get proper alignment for the huge maintenance pits. But it's a Fun challenge!!
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    And here's a few shots of the maintenance pit plates that will go inside the hull, and test fitting the 8Rad plate on the lower inside jaw.

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    1 Week Ago  Dec 3, 2017, 1:14 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #82

    Very nice update...those pits are fantastic!!
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    1 Week Ago  Dec 4, 2017, 5:39 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #83

    Swappable cockpits - that's a great plan!

    If it makes it easier to swap, perhaps you could build both cockpits with their own window frame canopy "cone".
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    1 Week Ago  Dec 5, 2017, 10:55 AM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #84

    Beautiful!!!
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    1 Week Ago  Dec 8, 2017, 10:36 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #85

    Thanks Joeberg and SK!! Appreciate it.
    Hopefully have a few updates this weekend. The Bandai kit is a treasure trove of accuracy-reference cross checking. There is some awesome extra detail in the bottom big pits that you just can't make out in refs, but thanks to them, the inside wall structure and floor extension can easily be reproduced.
    EE89 - Yeah, good thinking. Just gonna have one cone at this point, but an extra may be needed to swap out.
    Sean
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    4 Days Ago  Dec 12, 2017, 5:39 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #86

    Quick Update - The underside Port Maintenance Pit - Final assembly, then primed with most of the remaining greeblies down.
    Note the Bandai Perfect Grade maintenance port - really helped with some of that under the dome reference. I had to fudge just a few parts that won't even bee seen once mounted, so that's a concession I can live with.

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    Dry Fit testing the front access cover between mandibles.

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    4 Days Ago  Dec 12, 2017, 6:37 PM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #87

    that is so awesome looking! amazing job!
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    4 Days Ago  Dec 12, 2017, 7:41 PM - 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #88

    Such talent, dedication and persistence in these builds.
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    3 Days Ago  Dec 13, 2017, 9:30 AM - Re: 5 Foot Falcon Replica - ANH #89

    Looking spiffy for sure! Keep up the great work

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