building my own millenium falcon

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by dnalor, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Tirick

    Tirick Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Messages:
    492
    Likes Received:
    19
    From all of my own investigations (I had plans to design a 1:50 scale Falcon at one point) the cockpit tube is straight (not angled vertically) and should line up with the top of the side docking sections (the octagonal boxes).

    Tirick

    Attached Files:

  2. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
    Damn...then is the size of my cockpit also to small
    And i have to rework everything.
    incl that inside cockpit

    Tomorrow i will look how far i have to recontruct the cockpit
    damn.:)
  3. Tirick

    Tirick Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Messages:
    492
    Likes Received:
    19
    As an aside the general diameter of the 'tube' (and thus the cockpit) is the same as the narrow end of the docking ring. In theory there is a straight hall (all the 'halls' have the same diameter) leading to that ring, sealed by the ramp; the hexagonal structures on the surface are the doors.

    I have some awesome pics of the filming cockpit blueprints (top and side). Send me a PM and I'll get them to you. The filming cockpit does not match 100% with the model however (none of the interior matches nicely with the filming model), but its close enough, where it counts.

    Tirick
  4. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
    My new cockpit tube..
    and it's a LOT bigger
    But looks better...and only problem now is the cockpit with the inside stuff..
    And i think that i have to stick the orginal armour plating on it, because the hull is from another Falcon kit.

    Attached Files:

  5. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Wow, I would have never torn that up! :eek: For all the inconsistencies in Star Wars, who would care.:yinyang1: I thought it looked ready to take off. :drag1: You are much braver than I am !!:inw:
  6. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
    Or i'm just stupid :)

    But i think this works better...i only hope that it is not TO big...
    Look at te new size (left) , old (right)

    Attached Files:

  7. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
    Yes this looks great..
    The size looks better the tube is also straight..
    I'm now trying to create a new inner cockpit.
    they are a bigger then the cockpit so i have to find the correct scale.

    Attached Files:

  8. F131

    F131 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Messages:
    475
    Likes Received:
    1
    Pretty darn amazing.
  9. ARMORMAN

    ARMORMAN FOUNDATION CORNERSTONE

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1,371
    Likes Received:
    258
    I like what you've done, but the cockpit looks cantilevered.
  10. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
    Yes. i used some tape to fix it a little..just for testing it. i like that :)
    At the moment i'm printing the dashboard and hope that i have enough time tonight for building the inside.
    Then i can install the cockpit at the correct angle to the cockpit tube.
  11. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
    my new cockpit is almost ready

    Attached Files:

  12. Grunt3333

    Grunt3333 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    that looks great keep it up
  13. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
    Today i've installed the inside of the cockpit including the lights..
    And i i think it looks nice.

    Attached Files:

  14. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2011
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    208
    Wow! very cool!
  15. Tirick

    Tirick Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2009
    Messages:
    492
    Likes Received:
    19
    Brilliant! This is an incredible build, thank you for sharing the process.
  16. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
    Today the cockpit installed to the main hull.
    Also insert the engine incl nice blue lights..

    the cockpit looks better than the orginal..
    but it is a little bent downwards on the tip.
    so tomorrow i will glue it at the back so it stays up :)

    Attached Files:

  17. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I thought at first the 2nd cockpit looked too big but now I think it is really coming together just right. You just have to finish it at this point. The interior of the cockpit is excellent. This would be a fine edition to any home. :)
  18. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
    Today worked on the backside..
    everything goes fine but the bottem part doens't look good.
    i think i have to recontruct it a little

    today i found a led bulb which i can use for the lighting of the top gun-cockpit but it gets very hot in a few minutes...so i have to build in a heatsink

    Attached Files:

  19. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2011
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    183
    today the backside top part installed..
    But u have to cut some parts so that i can bent it
    and (i hope) fixed the under backside at the engine.

    Attached Files:

  20. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    It took me a while to realize that you were using tape to hold the ends together. At first I thought maybe you idled the engines too long! I look forward to some "after tape" pictures, she's looking great! :)