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Re: Correct scale Millenium Falcon WIP (pic heavy!) 5/19/09
« Reply #15 on: June 6, 2009, 11:43 AM »
It's been a long time but Wow! Your making great progress. This is great to see such a project being built. You should take a picture with the original falcon and the BMF and this one together for a picture. Maybe include the vintage micro diacast one in the picture. Small/Medium/Large/X-Large.
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Re: Correct scale Millenium Falcon WIP (pic heavy!) 5/19/09
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2009, 01:07 PM »
Wow, got any updates?

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Re: Correct scale Millenium Falcon WIP (pic heavy!) 5/19/09
« Reply #17 on: December 7, 2009, 02:59 PM »
Finally back at this project after too long a hiatus. I realized that before I attached all of the lower structures, I'd better do the detail work on the boarding ramp while it was still easily accessible. The pics aren't the greatest, but I hope to have better ones up in a few weeks when this section is completed.




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Re: Correct scale Millenium Falcon WIP (pic heavy!) 12/7/09
« Reply #18 on: December 7, 2009, 07:39 PM »
Very nice.  Will the boarding ramp be functional?
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Re: Correct scale Millenium Falcon WIP (pic heavy!) 12/7/09
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2009, 10:52 AM »
The boarding ramp is indeed operable. Hope to have some better pics up soon!

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Re: Correct scale Millenium Falcon WIP (pic heavy!) 12/7/09
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2009, 02:34 PM »
Ramp is pretty much done now, except for a few more details. What I ended up doing was to make a "cradle" for this section to rest in while I got all of the angles, etc. worked out, as well as a temporary guide on the upper portion to make sure the pistons stayed plumb while the ramp was being raised or lowered. Everything is just dry-fit for now, with brad nails serving as hinge pins for the bottom of the ramp pistons.







ramp separated, showing the hinges:



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closed position, held in place by magnets





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Re: Correct scale Millenium Falcon WIP (pic heavy!) 12/30/09
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2009, 08:45 PM »
You are maxxed out on bandwidth my friend.  :-\
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Re: Correct scale Millenium Falcon WIP (pic heavy!) 12/30/09
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2009, 01:49 AM »
For what it's worth, I like the ingenuity in the functional ramp design.  The magnet holding it in place and things.  I felt that was quite clever. :)  Hopefully your bandwidth is back at capacity rogue, and thanks for sharing with how you did that.

I like the temp scaffolding too by the way, haha.
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Re: Correct scale Millenium Falcon WIP (pic heavy!) 12/30/09
« Reply #23 on: January 1, 2010, 12:50 PM »
pics back up, and thanks Jesse!

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Re: Correct scale Millenium Falcon WIP (pic heavy!) 12/30/09
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2010, 12:36 AM »
Nice job, a colosal and ambitious project. Congratulations. :)

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Re: Correct scale Millenium Falcon WIP (pic heavy!) 12/30/09
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2010, 08:21 PM »
Gotta say I did not have much faith at first but it looks like you are doing an awsome job. Think you could have it ready for C6 for display?

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Re: Correct scale Millenium Falcon WIP (pic heavy!) 12/30/09
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Re: Correct scale Millenium Falcon WIP (pic heavy!) 1/3/11
« Reply #27 on: January 3, 2011, 11:18 PM »
Nice update Rogue...  Tell me you got the Millenium Falcon: An Owner's Guide!

I got it as a Christmas gift, and it's one of my favorite sourcebooks...  I saw it at NYTF last year and pics of it weren't allowed at the time for some reason, but it was insanely cool and I couldn't wait to get a copy.  It's great, and a must-have for your project.
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Re: Correct scale Millenium Falcon WIP (pic heavy!) 1/3/11
« Reply #28 on: January 21, 2011, 09:45 AM »
For that picture where it looks like Han is reading a blueprint, you should put a couple little sawhorses in the backgrouond and add a hammer to his belt. :)

Seriously - this is an awesome project.  It really looks like a labor of love.
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Re: Correct scale Millenium Falcon WIP (pic heavy!) 1/3/11
« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2011, 09:45 PM »
Yeah, this is getting great.  Stay with it, no matter how much time it takes!
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