building my own millenium falcon

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

  1. Zathros

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    Is this for the home or office? Either way, it will be an eye catcher for sure! )
  2. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    just for home..

    I don't think that my boss likes it. when she's hoovering above my desk :)
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    make a wall mount for her too.... ;)
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    Yes the lighting works..

    The engine is great
    The cockpit could be a little more..
    and the upper turrent could be...hum...a LOT less :)
    because there is a light leaking to the front. :-(

    i installed electricity socket. in the under turrent
    so that i can take the falcon from the wall mount when needed.


    Also i have installed the armour plating around the ship but i think i have to re-glue some of them again...

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  5. Zathros

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    Nice looking M. Falcon you got there! Very cool! :)





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    That's an awesome M. Falcon , i like how you set it up with the power socket & lights.Great job.:thumb:
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    dnalor Active Member

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    And again i found something..

    what do you guys think about this?
    Yes the ends need to be made nice but it's about the tubing alone.

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  8. Zathros

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    I think that tubing looks awesome. It is the kind of detail that really brings the model to life! :)
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    yes but isn't it to much?..
    It has a little shine on it..

    On the to front pieces it looks great but on the hull i don't know it's so...there...

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    If you really wanted to, you could have painted the tubes a dull light gray, but other then that, I think that you are doing a GREAT job in this model.
    It is detail like this that give a model that little extra special spark and sets it apart from all the rest.
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    What the guys above me said. The little detail is what sells the model and truly makes it yours. Spray a little dullcoat over the model to knock down the shine....but mask off any clear parts/windows.
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    paint it with dullcoat (but I would have thought you would want to clearcoat the model at the end of construction to add a little protection).
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    i can't clearcoat the model....
    every drop of liquid will destroy the paint (inkjet)
  14. Zathros

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    You can always paint the tubing! If you went to a Hobby shop, you could find grey tubing that bends really easily, with minimal heat applied. Either way, it looks really god!

    :)
  15. ARMORMAN

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    I have an inkjet, and I have airbrush Futured models and spray clear coated models with no problems. The key is to do light coats.

    Print out a test page and try it out.
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    hum....i should try that..maybe was with my try to much liquid..

    But now first i have a holiday of a week :)
    And a try of dismanteling my laptop fixing it..and hope to re-assembling it :)
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    Wow...1:1 scale modeling...hope you don't end up with any extra parts! ;)
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    WHAAAA...
    i found the error before i got to the screws...:)
    the battery was defective...that's why he didn't started..
    (yes i tried also with the ac/dc cable)..
    so with the cable and battery-> no go...
    only cable and no battery -> works like a charm.

    Now i need a new battery and then i'm completly mobile..again :)
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    Yes my little vacation is over...and my falcon was still waiting for me :)

    I made nice endcaps for the cables on top..
    And started to glue al those small greebles parts on the hull..

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  20. Zathros

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    Looking real good Dnalor!! I don't think you could have to much detail, well, maybe, but that is no problem here with that! :)