building my own millenium falcon

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  1. dnalor

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    Very nice! It's big and I personally like big models. Thanks for posting the link also, it is very helpful!:thumb:
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    Big fan of the Falcon!

    Looks like that is going to be a good sized model.

    Keep the pics coming
  4. F131

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    Watching with much interest. Good work so far.
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    Really promising! Can't wait to see it finished!
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    and then there were 2 turrets :)
    one clean and one dirty..

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    Freakin awesome! Great documentation!:thumb:
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    Incredible work!

    So how did you print them so big? Or are you printing the pieces on regular paper and stitching them together? If that's the case, I can't believe how seamless it looks!
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    Hi..
    well use a very large inkjet printer a0
    then it's easy i scale up the pdf (a4) -> a0

    today i completed the 2 front boxes.

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    the six airvents.

    but i think that i need to reinforce them..

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  11. Millenniumfalsehood

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    +1 on the foamcore suggestion. Don't use corrugated cardboard; it will warp when you glue paper to it, even if you just spot-glue it.

    Are you planning on printing a second copy of the Falcon for adding the armor panels and other flat 3D details?
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    Well i found an other falcon which has great details but has a little less sharp lines.
    http://starwars.pl/stuff_tf_modele_slawek.php (found it here on the forum)

    i am trying to get that in the same scale as my falcon (parts).
    And want to see if it is possible to use the panels and the sides.
    i hope that it works for me, but i need to construct a test object.

    Because of the size of my ship it would look a little flat without detailing everything.
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    The first air-vent is ready.....i think....hum...

    i also tried on a piece of the other falcon, and it fits nice...
    it's a little bigger then the original falcon but it looks nice.
    Maybe tomorrow some armor panels..

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    a small update.

    one turret is installed and is ready for installation on the main-hull.
    but is very heavvy.

    other things i did : the other 5 airvents.
    and the turret-cockpit but it is large and i need to fill it up so it won't collapse, when the turrent is installed.

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    Ah i have a little question,

    Does anyone have a inside picture (from the front without the window)
    or a foldable inside of what's behind the black window.

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    finally ready..now the other one.
    but still looking for an inside of the falcon so that i can create on 1 side a nice looking true window.

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    Wow, you are really good at making those seams invisible. Especially with round shaped parts, which are a pain.
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    I don't do anything special.
    i try to cut as clean as possible..
    And use a lot of tape and glue for attaching the pieces together.
    And when i miss a little and you see the white around the seams i touch it up with a little permanent Marker (black).
    And until now it works great for me.
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    I've got a CG Falcon model I plan on unfolding which has a complete cockpit, but no gun turret. It's not only immediate list, though.
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    Turrets look fantastic. I like Gi-normous models!