building my own millenium falcon

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  1. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    :) Yes i needed the tape to force the hull to go down..
    Because of the way the flat surface is bent it wants to go up.
    Now i used some very strong glue and had to fix everything..

    And now i hope it will stay down and not tear everyting.
  2. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

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    I had the same problem. My solution was to tack it down 1cm at a time with superglue, then go back over it with white glue.
  3. Zathros

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    I think Zip Dry actually works better than Superglue. The reason is that if you touch both sides together, then separate them, for maybe 15 seconds, you can then put extremely large parts together, and the matrix that Zip Dry forms is very strong, yet, for quite a while, adjustable, even as it holds the parts together without any extra clamping effort, or just minimal, in some cases. :)

    p.s. it doesn't slowly kill you either!:thumb:
  4. ARMORMAN

    ARMORMAN FOUNDATION CORNERSTONE

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    your bad jokes are what slowly is killing me, Zath.... ;)
  5. Millenniumfalsehood

    Millenniumfalsehood Active Member

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    But . . . but I *love* that smell!

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  6. Zathros

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    It does have an "sweet, bitter Almond" smell. I got poisoned by cyanide on a part I was working on. Not a good feeling, breathing, and not being to take in any air. It builds up in your system, so it is something I rarely use. I did glue a piece on metal on the alternator pulley of my 1973 MG, and 17 years later, it is still holding!! I used the "Gel" gap filling stuff, with an accelerator catalyst. :)
  7. dnalor

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    well i used Bison-glue..
    in europe that is a very good..strong..and expensive glue
    and it glues allmost everything.
    it's a very sticky stuff that you need to hold down a few minutes and then normally stays down for ever :)

    and without any smells...
  8. Zathros

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    I eat Bison every once in a while, it's the best Hamburgers you could ever have!! :)
  9. Hodrad

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    I also built the original design of this model some time ago and I must say that your efforts are amazing. Can't wait to see the finished product.
  10. dnalor

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    Eat a bison?..
    The only bisons i now here, are at Disneyland Paris at the buffalo bill show
    But i know that those are only for looking not eating. :)
  11. ARMORMAN

    ARMORMAN FOUNDATION CORNERSTONE

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    Lean and quite tasty... :)
  12. Millenniumfalsehood

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    Oh yeah, love me a good buffalo burger. :thumb: They taste better than ones made with beef.
  13. dnalor

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    my engine without the tape,
    it isn't completly straight but better than before.

    now the escape pods,
    and the top and bottem part are not aligned....aarghh :)

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  14. Zathros

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    A little work with the "thumbs" and those edges will straighten right out! I've never seen one of these with the back end cut out like that. It really brings the model to life! :)
  15. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    do you mean bending the parts that are a little off?
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    I had the same problem building this model.
  17. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    My problem is i also curved the hull from the outside to the cannons on top and bottom
    Normally it's straight..

    This design of the falcon isn't made for that.
    So i had to make serval slices on serval places.

    And i think that that is the reason that the back at the engine is a little warped.
  18. Zathros

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    I think it's the heat from the engines!! :)
  19. dnalor

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    Damn so that's the problem; paper with an mini SRB42 sublight engine doesn't work.
    Then it has to be a static model :)
  20. dnalor

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