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Title: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 08 February, 2015, 05:47:41 pm
Alright already! Due to popular demand here's a brand spanking new thread dedicated solely to my feeble attempt to build the most expensive model I've ever bought.  I'd like to say straight off that I am a loooooong way off from being a modeller of anything other than amateur status (the hardest model, and the last thing I built, was the pod-racer from The Phantom Menace way back in 2000) so you will be witness to tears at some point I'm sure.

I will update the thread on a monthly basis (although the mag is weekly, as a subscriber I will receive a package containing 4 issues every month) as soon as I've build what I can and, next month, I will also include pics of the subscriber free gifts.  So, here we go and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have...

1: Exposed framework and part of outer hull

(http://i.imgur.com/vLpv9ue.jpg)

2: Dejarik Table

(http://i.imgur.com/uNZXjgw.jpg)

3:  Upper turret and quad cannon (I will be 'weathering' the cannon at a later date)

(http://i.imgur.com/FNbFCcm.jpg)

4: All of the above

(http://i.imgur.com/czl5L9I.jpg)

5: Partial cockpit

(http://i.imgur.com/tvLuWvN.jpg)

Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: strangelysaucy on 08 February, 2015, 06:11:47 pm
I'll be following this with a mixture of extreme excitement and burning envy :D

Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Spikes on 08 February, 2015, 06:16:47 pm
Looking good Mark.  :thumbsup:

So, how many parts is this - same as the Dredd collection, or more?
And did these pieces required any 'assembly'? I'm thinking minute, and fiddly, and easily lost, screws...?

But yes, keen to see this build progress. It'll certainly be summat else once completed.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 08 February, 2015, 06:28:25 pm
It's 100 issues, so it's a 2 year build - works out to about £36/month which I'm lucky enough to be able to easily afford (and as I don't smoke and only drink once a month I don't think I'll miss it either)

Assembly wise it a variety of things - no glueing involved yet (but it will come), some pieces just snap into place and the rest are screwed into place (all of the metal framework is screws). I did mean to include a picture of one of the screws on my fingertip for scale because they are tiny bastards! Luckily, the  screwdriver that came with #2 is magnetic!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 08 February, 2015, 07:43:01 pm
This will be a 2 year treat, it could reach Ming Lego build levels of Zardjazness. Z
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Tiplodocus on 09 February, 2015, 10:46:52 am
I'm already outgeeked. I would have just called it a "holo-chess" table.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 09 February, 2015, 10:49:49 am
Wow the detailing does look pretty incredible.

You are a lucky... and patient... man.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: von Boom on 09 February, 2015, 01:58:06 pm
That looks incredible. Will you be making any alterations to the plans?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Richmond Clements on 09 February, 2015, 02:29:51 pm
That looks incredible. Will you be making any alterations to the plans?

Pray he doesn't alter it any further.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 09 February, 2015, 02:48:36 pm
That looks incredible. Will you be making any alterations to the plans?

Oh good Grud no!  :lol: The most I will be doing is 'weathering' the metal pieces as they don't come pre-painted and maybe some dry brushing in places to highlight scorch marks etc. I am an enthusiastic amateur at best, I don't want to ruin it...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: von Boom on 09 February, 2015, 02:58:19 pm
That looks incredible. Will you be making any alterations to the plans?

Oh good Grud no!  :lol: The most I will be doing is 'weathering' the metal pieces as they don't come pre-painted and maybe some dry brushing in places to highlight scorch marks etc. I am an enthusiastic amateur at best, I don't want to ruin it...

You're still miles ahead of me when it comes to this sort of thing. I love models, but I couldn't get two pieces to stay together...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Skullmo on 09 February, 2015, 05:23:15 pm

I spent the £36 on booze and it felt like I was in the Millennium Falcon!


Was it made to commemorate the millennium?

Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Frank on 09 February, 2015, 05:44:02 pm
That looks incredible. Will you be making any alterations to the plans?

Pray he doesn't alter it any further.


(http://i.imgur.com/h2v5Xtl.jpg?1)


Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: IronGraham on 09 February, 2015, 07:28:33 pm
This is going to be fun
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 09 February, 2015, 07:55:48 pm
Thread of the year so far  :D

Geek porn for those of us that cannot afford it.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: TordelBack on 09 February, 2015, 07:57:19 pm
I tried downloading the plans for this, but apparently they are not in the main computer.

Gorgeous stuff, so very tempting.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Recrewt on 09 February, 2015, 10:40:38 pm
Great idea for a thread hippy and I look forward to seeing how it goes.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 10 February, 2015, 07:27:15 am
It wasn't my idea, I was bullied into it by these fine fellows!  ;) Still, now I've started it I'm enjoying it enormously...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Dark Jimbo on 10 February, 2015, 11:50:09 am
Right, you've inspired me! I'm going to get my own long-planned 'build thread' for this forum into some sort of order and start posting as soon as.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 03 March, 2015, 03:50:31 pm
Hold my calls, I'm gonna be busy...

(http://i.imgur.com/VECrA4H.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 03 March, 2015, 04:03:48 pm
Can't wait to see the construction process this month. Z
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 04 March, 2015, 06:04:08 pm
Just going to tease you a little longer. (Mainly because I've made very little progress)... Here are the 'freebies' that came with subscribing:

1 - 1:1 scale blueprint of the completed model; "Look at the size of that thing!"

(http://i.imgur.com/xhOzHZZ.jpg)

2 - T-Shirt (front)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZOhq2Ni.jpg)

3 - T-Shirt (back)

(http://i.imgur.com/Me8Z7da.jpg)

4 - Binder

(http://i.imgur.com/occSqTn.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Spikes on 04 March, 2015, 06:18:16 pm
All very nice, and some Apocalypse War original art on the wall to boot :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 04 March, 2015, 06:25:23 pm
Rock n roll there dude. Z :D
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: TordelBack on 04 March, 2015, 06:29:23 pm
All very nice, and some Apocalypse War original art on the wall to boot :thumbsup:

Only a bloody centrespread and all!

T-shirt is all kinds of lovely.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: von Boom on 04 March, 2015, 06:54:36 pm
Wow. Just wow. I want that T-shirt!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 06 March, 2015, 03:44:33 pm
On the cockpit seating everyone seems to be going for the 'dirt ingrained in the crevices' look but, in my experience, it's the raised parts of leather seats that lose their colour and wear thin. With that in mind I've tried to dry brush the seats in grey so they look worn and grubby (photo 1). Then I've used a dark brown in the crevices to lift the wear and used a very light touch silver dry brush to give highlights (photo 2). Given that this is my first ever 'proper' model I'm quite pleased with the result!

(http://i.imgur.com/IFq2HxQ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QsqF7Iy.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: von Boom on 06 March, 2015, 04:55:40 pm
Wookie fur is very loose so you may want to stipple the co-pilot seat with fur. You know, for authenticity. :)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 06 March, 2015, 05:15:16 pm
Get a cat to sit on it whilst the paint is wet.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 07 March, 2015, 12:37:56 pm
A spot more painting today.

Forward cockpit instrument panel:

(http://i.imgur.com/wdVayRo.jpg)

Side cockpit instrument panel:

(http://i.imgur.com/oyNYL0E.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: TordelBack on 07 March, 2015, 01:03:47 pm
Punch it!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 07 March, 2015, 04:18:32 pm
And some more bits and pieces:

Test fit of cockpit exterior

(http://i.imgur.com/AGQEjfE.jpg)

Bulkhead instrument panel

(http://i.imgur.com/5ZWtjyX.jpg)

Bunk

(http://i.imgur.com/WDh5273.jpg)

Seating

(http://i.imgur.com/gZ82BPj.jpg)

Test fit of bulkhead door to cockpit access tunnel

(http://i.imgur.com/NFdmULY.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 07 March, 2015, 04:34:53 pm
Oh man, that is just the bees knees. Drool, drool. Z
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Bat King on 07 March, 2015, 04:46:32 pm
That's real neat, kid.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Zenith 666 on 07 March, 2015, 04:49:58 pm
This thread is absolute filth.i demand it be closed in the name of decency(not because I'm green with envy)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 07 March, 2015, 05:27:58 pm
You wait until tomorrow!  It's disgusting! :lol:
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: strangelysaucy on 07 March, 2015, 08:30:41 pm
This thread is absolute filth.i demand it be closed in the name of decency(not because I'm green with envy)

I concur! horrendous nerdporn!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 08 March, 2015, 03:20:06 pm
Completed cockpit interior:

Technically, these are called 'Tiny Bastard Levers' and had to be fitted individually; they also 'pinged' out of the tweezers and across the room quite often!

(http://i.imgur.com/CHTZzNM.jpg)

Front instrument panel fitted

(http://i.imgur.com/SsTIz60.jpg)

Side instrument panels fitted

(http://i.imgur.com/7UmHyFU.jpg)

Bulkhead and door fitted

(http://i.imgur.com/1eMwIeZ.jpg)

LED panel fitted

(http://i.imgur.com/EZahHZa.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: TordelBack on 08 March, 2015, 03:40:39 pm
I'll be in my bunk.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 08 March, 2015, 04:00:38 pm
Well there's a point were attention to detail becomes labourious fiddliness - for me this would have crossed that line. I'm so glad that I can live vicariously though someone not as cackhanded as me.

Beautiful.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 08 March, 2015, 04:55:35 pm
Sir! The probability of successfully installing the Tiny Bastard Leavers is approximately 3720 to 1. Z :lol:
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mister Pops on 08 March, 2015, 05:32:40 pm
Never tell him the odds!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Bat King on 08 March, 2015, 07:28:56 pm
Sir! The probability of successfully installing the Tiny Bastard Leavers is approximately 3720 to 1. Z :lol:

Ye cannae change the laws of physics!


Ooops wrong STAR franchise....
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Spikes on 08 March, 2015, 07:41:01 pm
Well there's a point were attention to detail becomes labourious fiddliness - for me this would have crossed that line.

The real test in labourious fiddliness is yet to come...

(http://i.imgur.com/Pj1sUpv.jpg)

But looking good so far, Mark  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: JTPegg on 08 March, 2015, 10:44:37 pm
Hope its okay to post this here?  I am a HUGE fan of the Millennium Falcon, one of the greatest ship designs ever.  I really wanted to subscribe to the part works but my cheapness would not allow me to (I am greatly envious of you, sir).  To make up for my skin-flint ways, I bought a 'Hasbro Hero' Falcon from Argos and, in my spare time have been kit bashing / scratch building it. I've never tried doing something like this before but am having a lot of fun learning. Its not finished yet, but this is how my version is looking right now:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7258534/File%2008-03-2015%2021%2040%2052.jpeg)

I'm not sure why I glued a bag of cement to the base or how I'm going to remove it, but there you go... :)

I look forward to seeing how yours turns out, Earthlet!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 09 March, 2015, 07:25:14 am
That's pretty impressive; if mine turns out looking anything like that I shall be very happy!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Bagley on 14 March, 2015, 01:46:50 pm
I bought a 'Hasbro Hero' Falcon from Argos and, in my spare time have been kit bashing / scratch building it.

I'm a keen modelmaker and was told about the Hasbro toy just the other day by a fellow modelmaking friend of mine over on Facebook. Made with action figures in mind, previous Falcon toys have been over-sized, out of proportion, and lacking in detail but apparently the one you're doing up (really nicely, I might add) is pretty darn close to the proportions and detail of the actual studio miniatures.

As I understand it, unlike the DeAgostini weekly build the Hasbro toy lacks an interior and needs a few alterations and scratch-built replacements, but still, not bad for a £30 toy!

For Christmas last year, the red-clobbered, jolly old bearded one bought me the 1/72 scale Millennium Falcon by Fine Molds. A truly impressive kit, I'm still tempted to get myself a Hasbro toy though, with the intention of turning it into the Star Wars Episode VII version.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 15 March, 2015, 06:23:42 pm
Seat support, bunk and light fitting.

(http://i.imgur.com/ayY2mrA.jpg)

Hold floor, all 'dirtyfied'

(http://i.imgur.com/RVYAJwb.jpg)

The tiniest thing I think I have ever seen!

(http://i.imgur.com/sZv07DF.jpg)

Technical Station 1

(http://i.imgur.com/h1dZEOf.jpg)

Technical Station 2

(http://i.imgur.com/OYymSRm.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Hawkmumbler on 15 March, 2015, 07:51:10 pm
Really likeing how this is comeing along.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 22 March, 2015, 04:02:25 pm
It's that time of the week again!

Cockpit bulkhead instrument panel test fit

(http://i.imgur.com/N0acgtI.jpg)

Cockpit LED lights test

(http://i.imgur.com/LNPHGxn.jpg)

Final cockpit assembly and passageway test fit with lights

(http://i.imgur.com/yYkIGMe.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YO6KG64.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/vawCREb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/R07ZeU5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/S6uZ8oy.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Wp6bMO2.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 22 March, 2015, 04:48:45 pm
Drokking flip, this is like building a real ship. Z
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 22 March, 2015, 06:50:58 pm
My giddy aunt that is so beautifully shiney!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 22 March, 2015, 07:02:33 pm
Amazing stuff. Thanks for sharing — it's much appreciated!

Cheers

Jim
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: TordelBack on 22 March, 2015, 07:10:28 pm
Yeah, deadly stuff this. Thanks!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: strangelysaucy on 22 March, 2015, 07:41:23 pm
Loving this thread but it's a bittersweet experience..I SHOULD HAVE SUBSCRIBED!  :'( :D
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 22 March, 2015, 07:55:44 pm
Imagine if they did the Blockade Runner. You could reinact that classic firefight between the crew and the Stormtrooper boarding party, the stuff of my childhood dreams....need a bigger room I'd hazzard. Z :D
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Grugz on 22 March, 2015, 08:12:38 pm
aye, but would they include the star wars poster and playboy pin up as in the original model?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 22 March, 2015, 08:14:36 pm
We can but dream. Z
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: I, Cosh on 22 March, 2015, 08:41:28 pm
Yeah, this is a cool thread. I almost feel that we should be paying you a subscription to watch the build take shape.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 22 March, 2015, 09:13:38 pm
I'm up for that!  :lol:

I honestly thought everyone had lost interest and then all these comments appeared! Thanks for all of your positive comments so far, they're adding an extra layer of enjoyment to the build...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 22 March, 2015, 09:28:28 pm
Well they can be nothing but positive, I'm just looking on awestruck....wouldn't be able to comment negatively as I am alien to the concept. Z
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Spikes on 22 March, 2015, 11:28:49 pm
Yes, a cracking thread. Really enjoying seeing this all unfold, and start to come together.



Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Skullmo on 25 March, 2015, 12:29:47 am
I hope the last item is a miniaturising ray so you can sit in it!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: strangelysaucy on 25 March, 2015, 03:55:42 pm
I'm up for that!  :lol:

I honestly thought everyone had lost interest and then all these comments appeared! Thanks for all of your positive comments so far, they're adding an extra layer of enjoyment to the build...

I'm just sitting here quietly waiting for updates! :D
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 26 March, 2015, 12:03:51 pm
More fiddly little bits today - these are the upper and lower halves of the passageway leading to the cockpit. I've included before and after shots so you can see exactly what's going on...

Upper passageway (before)

(http://i.imgur.com/qaPmPgF.jpg)

Upper passageway (after) - judging by the number of dinks, notches and holes I'd say there is more to come for this...

(http://i.imgur.com/hhSIp2y.jpg)

Lower passageway (before)

(http://i.imgur.com/EqdTbpU.jpg)

Lower passageway (after)

(http://i.imgur.com/cH1OOkW.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: von Boom on 26 March, 2015, 01:44:18 pm
Nice. Are you dry brushing those pieces?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 26 March, 2015, 01:58:53 pm
I have been, yes. Some of the really tiny detailing (on the technical station and seat support for example) I've used the edge of a cocktail stick...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: von Boom on 26 March, 2015, 02:52:46 pm
I like it. It looks like those pieces have done the Kessel run many times.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: TordelBack on 26 March, 2015, 03:10:27 pm
Lot of carbon scoring there. Looks like this boy has seen plenty of action.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: nicklambo on 27 March, 2015, 07:54:40 am
That is looking awesome.....I went the cheap and cheerful route though with the Hasbro...
(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k125/nicklambo/IMG_0304_zpsnfrkncgj.jpg) (http://s87.photobucket.com/user/nicklambo/media/IMG_0304_zpsnfrkncgj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: von Boom on 27 March, 2015, 11:27:19 am
Nowt wrong with that.

It looks pretty damn good in that photo.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Bagley on 29 March, 2015, 04:50:33 am
Your Millennium Falcon's coming along nicely, hippynumber1.
I look forward to seeing how your build develops over time.
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 29 March, 2015, 10:28:01 am
A little bit of modification was required on the seating area.  According to the official build the seating area should look like this:

(http://i.imgur.com/RANBgSC.jpg)

(Each of those little cushions had to be glued into place individually by the way!)

Now, anybody paying attention knows that the seating in the Falcon doesn't go all of the way round (those last few back cushions haven't got any support!) so I left the last three off and had to cut to shape, fill, sand and paint the last one so the back ran to the end of the support! I think that makes sense...

(http://i.imgur.com/yxHUdTe.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/oI1ljTs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5xN5YSm.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: TordelBack on 29 March, 2015, 12:17:54 pm
Excellent attention to detail there hippynumber1, but an odd call for the publisher. Maybe they're working off the YT-1300 factory blueprints, rather than the 'special modifications' version... Still, now you can feel you're really following in the footsteps of a Correlian scoundrel!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 01 April, 2015, 12:39:10 pm
Another major delivery of parts this morning, this time including the final subscribers' free gift (until the massive wall bracket with the final issue) - this Han Solo figure standing some 8" tall!

(http://i.imgur.com/RU3gwFE.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ming on 01 April, 2015, 12:48:38 pm
Weird, I don't remember Dominic West being in Star Wars.

 :lol:
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Dandontdare on 01 April, 2015, 01:05:20 pm
He'll never fit in those seats!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 01 April, 2015, 08:09:06 pm
Is that cube set proud from the floor beside the seating area not a trip hazard....fucking rebels, not a bit wonder the Empire are shooting them. Z
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 01 April, 2015, 10:54:08 pm
That cube is for locating the Dejarik table when it comes time to glue it in place!  ;)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 05 April, 2015, 04:45:42 pm
Okay! Hold wall and door completed this weekend...

1: Component parts of the hold door inner liner

 (http://i.imgur.com/U4IaL4Z.jpg)

2: Completed hold door inner liner

(http://i.imgur.com/nmaSqEV.jpg)

3: Hold wall instrument panel #1 (still on sprue)

(http://i.imgur.com/UgRN4rI.jpg)

4: Hold wall instrument panel #2 (partially painted, still on sprue)

(http://i.imgur.com/9P8HNW7.jpg)

5: Hold wall with both door liners and partially painted instrument panels in place

(http://i.imgur.com/O6jnIbK.jpg)

6: As above but with completed instrument panels

(http://i.imgur.com/aQcCawe.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 05 April, 2015, 07:52:26 pm
Coming on well HN1. Z
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 10 April, 2015, 08:43:06 pm
Just a little bit of pipework today... Plus a tiny bit of drybrushing with Indian ink to dirty the place up!

(http://i.imgur.com/MEFsrgI.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 11 April, 2015, 07:14:48 am
... Plus a tiny bit of drybrushing with Indian ink to dirty the place up!

Poor old Han and Chewie, will they always be besmirched with this reputation for poor housekeeping!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 11 April, 2015, 09:19:09 am
They're a grubby pair of scoundrels, make no mistake!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: von Boom on 15 April, 2015, 02:42:12 pm
Not to derail this wonderful thread too much, but have you seen this, 99% PAPER!

http://www.starshipmodeler.co/gallery16/bs_011415_mf.html (http://www.starshipmodeler.co/gallery16/bs_011415_mf.html)

(http://www.starshipmodeler.co/gallery16/bs_011415_mf_frontlefthigh.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 15 April, 2015, 03:36:48 pm
It is an incredible piece of work alright! I can't imagine where you'd start with something like that!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 19 April, 2015, 03:43:05 pm
I'm a little behind schedule on this at the moment; I shall try and catch-up next weekend. For now though we have a section of the metal framework and radial ribs for the underside of the hull and a test fit for some of the hull plates...

(http://i.imgur.com/M21KFps.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3DFSLxy.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 22 April, 2015, 12:21:12 pm
Finally got up-to-date last night, just in time for the next set of parts to drop through the letterbox! The work was all on the main hold which now needs one more wall (next issue) to complete...

1 & 2: Seating, bunk and Dejarik table now fitted. I had to sand the end of the bunk slightly, hence the bright white, but I have weathered it down since...
(http://i.imgur.com/cRoMdMK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IGXH5k3.jpg)

3: Final piece of pipework for bunk/seating area
(http://i.imgur.com/VK6UMrI.jpg)

4: Hold wall fitted
(http://i.imgur.com/Fb5OUBQ.jpg)

5 & 6: Technical station fitted
(http://i.imgur.com/00Mf198.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Wmwuq10.jpg)

Pipework and hold walls all fitted
(http://i.imgur.com/ZyU15ez.jpg)

Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Zenith 666 on 22 April, 2015, 12:41:20 pm
Can't believe I didn't buy this.stupid matt smith,stupid molcher,stupid Hachette bloody mega collection.stupid lack off funds.goddamn hippy constantly reminding me of my mistake.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 22 April, 2015, 01:01:29 pm
Jesus wept, but I'm enjoying this thread. Z
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 22 April, 2015, 01:09:27 pm
Just been thinking Hippy (I do that on occasion). Why not, when posting your photos, don't you also show a photo of the same area of the ship from the film Falcon side by side. This would really enhance what is already a feast for the eyes. Z
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 22 April, 2015, 01:21:29 pm
Because it reminds me that I'm not building the real thing...  :'(

That said:

(http://i.imgur.com/NKc0nIR.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 22 April, 2015, 08:27:38 pm
Jez but its as close as any of us are gonna get.

I love living my life through hippynumber1. At play time when all the cool kids pretend to be Optimus Prime, or Capt'n America I always get dibs on hippynumber1* and go look at my cool art and model Millenium Falcon while they all play Avengers and what not.


*Well okay sometimes I play Ming and build cool 2000ad lego things, but mainly hippynumber1
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 22 April, 2015, 09:05:44 pm
Support Hippy Number One and Ming and fuck marvel. Z
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 05 May, 2015, 09:22:52 am
Some nice and simple work to begin with this month - the final hold wall with door cushions etc

(http://i.imgur.com/E53CHNR.jpg)


Final hold wall fitted
(http://i.imgur.com/W6DRIvE.jpg)

Hmmmmm, that fourth wall is looking a bit bland...
(http://i.imgur.com/l159lsR.jpg)

From this point on, I'm completely off-plan and making this shit up as I go along! A couple of weeks back my girlfriend knocked an old model off a shelf and it shattered. In the best tradition of 1970s era ILM, let's see what we can salvage!
(http://i.imgur.com/xp8O6Ly.jpg)

'Emergency Generator' of some description in place
(http://i.imgur.com/r3OEkL4.jpg)

Power cables fitted
(http://i.imgur.com/gTmbHqB.jpg)

A 'bit of equipment' fitted and piped in!
(http://i.imgur.com/iLzeBTz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PP3Tkc1.jpg)

A 'mysterious passenger'
(http://i.imgur.com/H8Ix6fT.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Ghastly McNasty on 05 May, 2015, 12:21:59 pm
Oh no, some fool didn't sign up to that magazine Millenium Falcon build that was advertised  on TV? That's only going to end in te... *web page loads* OMFG OMFG OMFG That's awesome.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Spikes on 05 May, 2015, 04:58:12 pm
Hippy's not the only one having a bash at the Falcon...

(http://i.imgur.com/65CYBG3.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 18 May, 2015, 10:52:29 am
Finally caught up on my 'modelling' this week. Most of the work this time is on the main corridor from the main hold area...

Another 'slice' of the metal framework to the underside of the hull added
(http://i.imgur.com/X69uhfn.jpg)

Bits and pieces for corridor arches
(http://i.imgur.com/AWyeihS.jpg)

Corridor arches and cushions completed
(http://i.imgur.com/OsA6tY6.jpg)

Floor added to corridor
(http://i.imgur.com/1ocFtn8.jpg)

and dirtified as with hold floor
(http://i.imgur.com/A3UKNjP.jpg)

Test fit of arches
(http://i.imgur.com/pyFCZ2v.jpg)

Corridor cushions added
(http://i.imgur.com/128RXBV.jpg)

Corridor cushions completed
(http://i.imgur.com/AKWQgyf.jpg)

with arches fitted
(http://i.imgur.com/1p1yJYu.jpg)

Test fit of top of corridor
(http://i.imgur.com/vEASU4n.jpg)

Final fitting and added to main hold
(http://i.imgur.com/Wua25pR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GlY7Bct.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GlY7Bct.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Xcjl4mR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/DDIfgSb.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Bat King on 18 May, 2015, 06:26:09 pm
How many more issues to completion?

This is a great thread...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 18 May, 2015, 08:12:48 pm
This takes us up to issue 17, so only another 83 to go!  :lol: Still, nearly 1/5th of the way there...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 19 May, 2015, 12:25:15 am
Can you make that life size?

This brings me back to my younger years. 

I had older model kit for the Milllenium Falcon as well, and had put most of it together and have it in the house some where stored away in box. Some parts of it may have got lost or broken. I got a lot of help from my father doing this and the back section, the propulsion  section lights up or it did.

I'm going there now...

 
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 19 May, 2015, 01:08:27 am
Found it and the box looks a bit difficult to get to for now.

Will try to get it down later....
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 29 May, 2015, 08:46:12 pm
Metal framework for the underside of the hull, one third complete! Slightly blurry photo, sorry...

(http://i.imgur.com/KC1g6Wz.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 31 May, 2015, 04:51:28 pm
More bloody corridor arches!

(http://i.imgur.com/gFfUGxj.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: The Enigmatic Dr X on 31 May, 2015, 10:03:42 pm
This thread is my guilty little geek secret.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Spikes on 01 June, 2015, 04:08:38 pm
Metal framework for the underside of the hull, one third complete! Slightly blurry photo, sorry...

(http://i.imgur.com/KC1g6Wz.jpg)

This sucker is gonna be HUGE, isn't it..
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 01 June, 2015, 04:22:42 pm
Oh yes!  :o
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Ghost MacRoth on 01 June, 2015, 04:35:30 pm
Have to say, I've never been tempted by these daft multi issue magazines with hundreds of issues, taking ages to get the bits to build....well, whatever you are building, but this is a most impressive build.  Wish it were mine! ;)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 06 June, 2015, 04:15:31 pm
ANOTHER bloody corridor arch with cushions

(http://i.imgur.com/BDR5iEb.jpg)

Corridor to cockpit and floor

(http://i.imgur.com/ukUIDbI.jpg)

Another dirtyfied floor

(http://i.imgur.com/aRA7cG8.jpg)

Floor fitted with corridor arches 1

(http://i.imgur.com/vWdCpj1.jpg)

Floor fitted with corridor arches 2

(http://i.imgur.com/UNscPPm.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mikey on 08 June, 2015, 03:56:14 pm
This thread is all types of awesome. Keep up the good work!

M.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 08 June, 2015, 06:11:22 pm
Thanks Mikey! I'm having a thoroughly good time with it! Like Ghost up there I don't normally go for these 'daft' multi-issue partwork things but this is amazing!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 10 June, 2015, 07:21:53 pm
Taking a break from corridors and arches, it's time to do some work on the underside port recess:

Bits and pieces

(http://i.imgur.com/ugxYpwp.jpg)

Underside port recess complete

(http://i.imgur.com/6umjXaw.jpg)

Matt black base coat

(http://i.imgur.com/hSIMDPD.jpg)

Light grey matt highlights (dry brushed)

(http://i.imgur.com/yQCvkTb.jpg)

I love copper pipes! I have no idea why, I just think they look fantastic! Copper is an element, so there's no reason why the Falcon shouldn't have them! And I'll wrestle anyone who says otherwise...

(http://i.imgur.com/6lvDXpx.jpg)

Finished with dry brushed rust effect - subtle but effective.

(http://i.imgur.com/DLrEJqu.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ming on 10 June, 2015, 07:44:23 pm
"Doctor, Doctor - I seem to have a problem with my underside port recess..."  :lol:

I salute your determination with this, Mark!  An epic undertaking if ever there was one.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 10 June, 2015, 09:12:29 pm
Seems to be a lot of very good painting going on. Digging ya copper pipes, why shouldn't the Falcon have copper pipes?

The thing I find strange that it requires quite so much work? Do you get the paints as part of the deal?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Spikes on 10 June, 2015, 09:17:00 pm
....why shouldn't the Falcon have copper pipes?

Aye, no reason why it shouldn't. Just don't park her up near any of those robbin' Jawa's..
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 10 June, 2015, 10:34:30 pm
The thing I find strange that it requires quite so much work? Do you get the paints as part of the deal?

This is the first part that has needed to be painted, the rest is stuff that I have decided to 'enhance'. The paints aren't part of the deal unfortunately but wouldn't have cost much if I'd followed the instructions in the magazine (which suggested using only two colours)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 21 June, 2015, 11:51:45 am
More work on the cockpit corridor this week:

(http://i.imgur.com/rFeoiIe.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RDH9rn4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zvR2nOs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6txfLT3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8LoDUO5.jpg)

Next post should see the two corridors and the main hold all, finally, coming together...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 21 June, 2015, 12:05:41 pm
This thread always brightens my day, whilst simultaneously making me slightly wistful that I didn't have a bash myself.

Keep up the good work, sir!

Cheers

Jim
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Jetskilz on 21 June, 2015, 03:56:40 pm
I'm also building the falcon. Would you mind if I also post my build pics on this thread?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 21 June, 2015, 04:09:35 pm
Eeerrrrrrmmmmmm, not to be funny but yes I would mind! I know that sounds like I'm being pissy but honestly, I'm not. It would just be a bit...weird!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Ghost MacRoth on 21 June, 2015, 04:25:57 pm
Two threads would be cool, as we get to compare and contrast! ;)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 21 June, 2015, 04:30:16 pm
My thinking exactly! ;)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Richmond Clements on 21 June, 2015, 04:36:50 pm
I'm also building the falcon. Would you mind if I also post my build pics on this thread?

Start another!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 21 June, 2015, 04:46:00 pm
I'm also building the falcon. Would you mind if I also post my build pics on this thread?

Start another!

Then people can open them in separate windows and compare side by side rather than scrolling back and forth!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: sheridan on 21 June, 2015, 07:56:35 pm
Seems to be a lot of very good painting going on. Digging ya copper pipes, why shouldn't the Falcon have copper pipes?

The thing I find strange that it requires quite so much work? Do you get the paints as part of the deal?

Steampunk Star Wars!
    (http://www.wall321.com/thumbnails/detail/20120612/star%20wars%20robots%20steampunk%20r2d2%201440x900%20wallpaper_www.wall321.com_5.jpg)    (http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/images/steampunk-star-wars-at-at.jpg) 
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Ghost MacRoth on 21 June, 2015, 08:17:05 pm
Tell you what though, the best thing about this thread??  I was indeed tempted, but thought, 'nah', it'll not be that good, and I don't fancy doing the drip feed of parts.....but on checking DeAgostini's web site, I see you can buy complete kits from previous runs...... and due to this thread, I might just go ahead and buy one when you can get it in one hit! ;)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 21 June, 2015, 09:07:08 pm
I'm also building the falcon. Would you mind if I also post my build pics on this thread?

Start another!

Then we could egg you on into a race.

Given that this thread is so much fun another of a similar nature could only be a boone!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 21 June, 2015, 09:24:08 pm
Tell you what though, the best thing about this thread??  I was indeed tempted, but thought, 'nah', it'll not be that good, and I don't fancy doing the drip feed of parts.....but on checking DeAgostini's web site, I see you can buy complete kits from previous runs...... and due to this thread, I might just go ahead and buy one when you can get it in one hit! ;)

That's a lot of money in one hit! I find the drip feed of parts gives me chance to keep up with just an hour here or there when I've got the spare time. That said, go for it! It's an incredible kit and I still can't quite get my head around how HUGE this thing is going to be!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Ghost MacRoth on 21 June, 2015, 09:28:36 pm
For me, I want it all in one go.  It'll cost the same, but I can then work at my own pace.  The hugeness, and the pics you've been posting of just how detailed it is, is what makes me raise an eyebrow!  Plus, get it all in one kit, and it's way easier to fit a lighting kit to add that wee bit extra sparkle! ;)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mikey on 22 June, 2015, 12:28:29 pm
Loving the copper pipes! And I'm well impressed by the detail of the model so far - and your commitment to completing it of course  ;)

I'd happily see another thread too btw...


M.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 25 June, 2015, 09:11:58 pm
Yep two threads is the way to go. You know I'm tempted to buy this kit myself. Keep up the good work Hippy#1. Z
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Skullmo on 28 June, 2015, 09:55:33 pm
Are you building it in a place where you will be able to get it out of the room without talknig the wall down?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 29 June, 2015, 11:34:13 am
You know the bit in 'Empire' when the Falcon tilts on its axis to get through the canyon in the asteroid field? That!  ;)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mikey on 29 June, 2015, 12:11:15 pm
I was just wondering - how long do you get out of each parts delivery? Is it a good, satisfying couple of hours or is it all over too quickly, leaving you desperate for the next fix?

I'm talking about the model you at the back!

M.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 29 June, 2015, 05:49:32 pm
I've never sat down and gone through the 4 packs in one sitting, I try to limit myself to one a week to make it last the whole month so I don't end up drumming my fingers impatiently and tutting at the postie! I would guess though that you'd get a good couple of hours out of it sometimes longer if you're painting and/or modifying as you go along as I am.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mikey on 30 June, 2015, 01:16:03 pm
I try to limit myself to one a week to make it last the whole month

The self discipline is strong in this one.

M.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 11 July, 2015, 03:39:06 pm
But I have been busy today finishing off the cockpit corridor and test fitting the whole of the interior so far...  :o

(http://i.imgur.com/xZWzRPp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/HlsFp64.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5kO4CyG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xE6hiuK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NsKfyXH.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2EgUOdP.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 11 July, 2015, 03:46:45 pm
Frucking hell, this is great!! Z
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 11 July, 2015, 08:48:55 pm
There's something very gratifying about the fact that this requires test fittings!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mikey on 13 July, 2015, 04:32:28 pm
It's really amazing to see all those bits fitted together - great stuff!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mister Pops on 14 July, 2015, 01:27:59 pm
BAN THIS SICK FILTH NOW!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 18 July, 2015, 03:00:21 pm
Another slice of lower hull framework means this is now 50% complete!  :o


(http://i.imgur.com/vo3OnA6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3uhU27Z.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/H9VRQ3n.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Spikes on 18 July, 2015, 05:34:19 pm
Looking good. And only 50%? Yikes!!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 19 July, 2015, 02:26:34 pm

Just a couple of little things to finish the weekend off before the next delivery on Wednesday.


Underside of port hull
(http://i.imgur.com/IFFT9OG.jpg)

Little greeble now added; the hole does suggest that there will be more to add here at a later date...
(http://i.imgur.com/RDhZd24.jpg)

Gotta hate those unsightly brass screws in the main hold!
(http://i.imgur.com/dCyDoKE.jpg)

Tiny plastic plugs to replace the aforementioned unsightly brass screws
(http://i.imgur.com/S1DSoOn.jpg)

Job done!
(http://i.imgur.com/R9LoQFF.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 27 July, 2015, 12:50:31 pm
This weekend I have built and test fitted the access corridor to the upper and lower quad cannons. An interesting thing to note here is that in Star Wars this corridor doesn't exist - Han and Luke simply step on to the ladder from the main corridor ring. By the time Lucas got to making 'Empire' however enough people had pointed out that the filmed interior did not match (and therefore could not fit) the filmed exterior. What we get thereafter are revisions such as this short, kinked corridor and the ramp up from the main corridor ring to the cockpit access corridor.


(http://i.imgur.com/xPlmjJw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/nwclg7e.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/buQyUQT.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1dm4Hlq.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sOQSlt9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/eyjGGhy.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/21tcF5R.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/pWS3WJS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/L1J6ze6.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Richmond Clements on 27 July, 2015, 01:32:34 pm
This thread is the best thing ever.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 27 July, 2015, 03:12:15 pm
It is, Richmond, it is. Z
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 27 July, 2015, 04:46:28 pm
Thank you!  :D
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Zarjazzer on 27 July, 2015, 08:47:35 pm
Like the description of the 30's version of "The Prisoner of Zenda" this thread just gets better every time I see it.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 27 July, 2015, 09:00:59 pm
Will you be my Dad?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 27 July, 2015, 09:49:50 pm
Will you be my Dad?

Colin. I am your father.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 01 August, 2015, 04:45:46 pm
Yup! It's that time of the week again! Today was mostly spent screwing and then I worked on my model (boom boom tish)! So, another 'slice' of the underside hull metal framework has been added; it is now so heavy that if left unsupported it will warp. What we have to prevent that happening is a segmented light plastic support jig for it to sit in when not being worked on - this has necessitated me annexing one whole work surface in the kitchen!

The latest of the five (so far) radial ribs that support the metal frame.
(http://i.imgur.com/nSsukkx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9neaFlb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7M2aTF2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jkoRY5x.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/u9Qronk.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Twu9EIp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/OaNS8nu.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 15 August, 2015, 02:54:06 pm
Caught up again this weekend, just in time for the early delivery of the next four issues, now I'm behind again! First is the last of the internal corridors coming off the main hold and, I think, the last of the interior corridors to be built!

(http://i.imgur.com/djET3Uh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WWAklO6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6mewB3H.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/i2ZCDxH.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MPkIFpE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/tjRAIpM.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/A57m8QW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/P4j7Tk1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CY9QOpw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3d4kF0x.jpg)

Time for a test fit of ALL of the interior so far!

(http://i.imgur.com/0izLnnY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/x8pVtms.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CMJFPkf.jpg)

And add this bloody great hunk of metal that they're calling the 'turret ring' which gives the metal frame some much needed rigidity

(http://i.imgur.com/PR4Y3vF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/vJx07ZW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/wlU6529.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mikey on 15 August, 2015, 05:39:01 pm
Aw man, that shot looking down the corridor...epic.

M
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 15 August, 2015, 07:57:26 pm
Well frankly I think its about time we threw some negativity this threads way. I mean what the heck do you think you are doing running late. Knowing how many of us are living vicariously through you, not only is this tardiness showing a lack of veil, its also showing a shocking lack of concern for those of us who can't master greatness the way you have...

... I still want you to be my dad mind...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 16 August, 2015, 10:36:08 am


I appear to have run out of superlatives.

Keep up the good work!

Cheers

Jim
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Bat King on 19 August, 2015, 01:06:26 am
That's the most Millenniumest model ever!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 22 August, 2015, 04:35:34 pm
Two more 'slices' of the metal lower hull framework done today, that six plates, 2 radial ribs 2 braces and a helluva lotta tiny screws! Not very interesting to look at, I know, but I believe we're building to something very special - I'm collecting lots of bits that I'm being told specifically 'DO NOT DO THIS BIT YET!' so we'll see...

On a separate note, is it possible to post videos on here? If you know if/how please could you PM me with instructions? Ta! Xx



(http://i.imgur.com/f4Kf1LZ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/DGY97ZM.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 22 August, 2015, 04:45:23 pm
A time lapse video would be a real treat, eh squaxx?? Z
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: I, Cosh on 26 August, 2015, 09:23:39 am
On a separate note, is it possible to post videos on here? If you know if/how please could you PM me with instructions? Ta! Xx
I don't think you can embed them in the post like you can with photos. You'd have to just upload it to somewhere else and post a link.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 27 August, 2015, 09:34:23 am
Cheers Cosh, I thought there was a way to embed but clearly not. I shall post a link when I have something to show...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 27 August, 2015, 11:34:00 am
If you uploaded it to YouTube you could get the HTML code from there and embed it into the HTML editor thingie (the # button lets you do that right?)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 27 August, 2015, 05:50:51 pm
It looks like whichever way I do it, I'm going to have to set up a new account somewhere... :(
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 27 August, 2015, 05:56:35 pm
Jaysus no Hippy keep the whole thing on here. This gives so many a real sense of pleasure. Z
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 27 August, 2015, 06:39:24 pm
Sorry, I just mean that I'll have to create a new account somewhere like YouTube in order to post a video so I can then put the link on this thread. Everything's staying here, don't worry...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 12 September, 2015, 01:23:58 pm
Five sixths of the metal framework for the lower hull now complete (apparently) and test fitting of something called 'thrust vector plates'. I could glue these down now but there is an optional paint-job that I will be attempting later on for added authenticity.

(http://i.imgur.com/vLoe34m.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cVzSPpT.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/M8Qb5uh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/n8wNhO0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WOEkfWO.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YIDWowy.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WueX3zG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zsB9daA.jpg)

Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 03 October, 2015, 06:43:02 pm
Test fit of the final third of the underside engine doo-hickies before painting.

(http://i.imgur.com/yvSO6gF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dpVP9ll.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/vU3KHsu.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 18 October, 2015, 01:48:00 pm
The lower-hull metal framework is now complete (although it isn't completely fixed in place); some really scarily complex stuff coming-up next...

(http://i.imgur.com/kCkuq7y.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5X3s31g.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5XlLcEw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/79yeI2l.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CvE7jES.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zcMsIdc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/POJ2GXN.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 30 October, 2015, 08:45:12 pm
Some details planted on to the hull plating that forms the mounting for the central landing leg:

(http://i.imgur.com/yJILc6y.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UHM42BD.jpg)

I also, finally, plucked-up enough courage to do something about the standard 'battle damage' (which looks more like Predator freckles than battle damage to me.) I've included a before and after shot for comparison...

(http://i.imgur.com/fJV2MC9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BCaduLP.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Dandontdare on 30 October, 2015, 09:28:28 pm
One drunk night I was actually tempted to subscribe to this. I am now sooooo glad I didn't. All those tiny screws would've driven me crazy by now, and all I'd have is a stack of unopened parcels; but I'm truly loving following the experience vicariously.

Good call on the damage - looks great
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 31 October, 2015, 06:45:57 am
Glad you found the courage to do that, your battle damage looks superb. Always a delight when this thread pops up.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Zarjazzer on 31 October, 2015, 10:52:12 am
That battle damage looks ace. You've obviously been to a galaxy far, far away and checked! :)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 31 October, 2015, 12:36:39 pm
Ahhhhh the thread from heaven. Z
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 08 November, 2015, 04:06:00 pm
And work begins on the boarding ramp...

(http://i.imgur.com/QThAP3k.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GWY5A3w.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4XYFDpF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3unlQtf.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0Bh3Ctv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/XVgs4lt.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QwjJyuA.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Minkyboy on 08 November, 2015, 07:29:35 pm
SO glad I ruled this out for my 8 year old when Grandad bought him the first issue.
You are doing a grand job, love your battle damage and there is no way in hell I would have been able to help the lad get this together!

 
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: strangelysaucy on 09 November, 2015, 09:05:07 am
still loving this thread and yes that battle damage now looks superb!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 10 November, 2015, 07:46:55 am
I see where my half or mostly constructed M.F. is still in it's box on top of something very high off the ground with enough unmoveable stuff in front of it that can't even get at it with a ladder.

I really want to look at the thing.

Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 18 November, 2015, 11:31:14 am
Work continues on the boarding ramp...

(http://i.imgur.com/Rf0stWe.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/s1zbQo1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Imro8uj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Pcyej62.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZxH5PIl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/M9NCSZU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SN2WKrl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6jhlVwF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2Arzrny.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7gOsGDG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/wgLgF58.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YuQHBTs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/wJaFtYa.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rF8fEwX.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/n314h9T.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 18 November, 2015, 09:59:51 pm
Its all lookin' a bit trick...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Dandontdare on 21 November, 2015, 03:26:38 pm
OOh, are there electrical parts involved? What moves/lights up?

I forget how tiny these pieces are until you include a hand in the shot and then they do look awfully fiddly!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 21 November, 2015, 03:33:45 pm
There are many electrical parts involved but I'm not telling you what they do until the big reveal...  ;) I can tell you that the cockpit lights-up, that was done fairly early on, and there are at least 3 other areas that have lights and one area that has a motor (I'm sure you can work that bit out for yourself!)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 22 November, 2015, 02:14:59 pm
And on a cold November weekend, attention turned to the dorsel gunner's seat, controls and turret:

(http://i.imgur.com/yxtc1V9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zBMLiUh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/M1PUb1a.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mp2IbjP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xlSsvK0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PnYyZGt.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yyMn7bp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/77uMPK9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/k35I9xS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JYmrlHC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/j6Q6THW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VE7TmCW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UVBLp8e.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: TordelBack on 22 November, 2015, 03:24:30 pm
Great, kid! Now don't get cocky...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Ghost MacRoth on 10 December, 2015, 06:45:06 pm
I'm getting withdrawal symptoms!  Where is our vicarious hit of falcon-ey goodness????
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 11 December, 2015, 06:18:56 pm
Right here, baby: starboard hull recess and some more lovely copper pipes...

(http://i.imgur.com/ugeYqrA.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Fw2xveT.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rQ9shBd.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PMIV5FE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2bgAysu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mIfR9D0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/a0EDe0S.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/OUSWcOC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/LiVhNyz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SCXCyBZ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/AGJnGnX.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MyU6Wte.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VaQ8edR.jpg)


Sent from my brain via my fingers

Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Ghost MacRoth on 11 December, 2015, 06:41:59 pm
Ahhhhhh.....that's better!

More and more convinced I'll buy one once it can be done in one go.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 11 December, 2015, 07:28:46 pm
That was issue 42 so almost half-way there now, believe it or not!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 22 December, 2015, 06:14:45 pm
First day of my holiday so thought I'd do a bit of catching-up - first up is bit of work on the landing gear bays. There is an option to have the landing gear up or down on the finished model so the cover plates are fixed in place with little magnets for easy removal.

(http://i.imgur.com/chLSXzI.jpg)

Improvements required to battle damage...
(http://i.imgur.com/uJH7SFl.jpg)

...done!
(http://i.imgur.com/XoIgqTS.jpg)

Pin and magnet (6 of each)
(http://i.imgur.com/6HbdT3t.jpg)

Pins fitted
(http://i.imgur.com/u4vo9l3.jpg)

Magnets fitted
(http://i.imgur.com/2xMTU2w.jpg)

Landing gear cover plates in place
(http://i.imgur.com/vQKoCUa.jpg)

Sent from my brain via my fingers
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Dandontdare on 22 December, 2015, 06:25:56 pm
I was thinking of this in the Falcon scenes in Force Awakens - It's weird when you know almost every inch of the layout of a fictional spaceship
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 22 December, 2015, 07:42:16 pm
The awesome keeps on coming. out of interest how do you battle ya damage? I think you might have mentioned it before but I'm lazy and can't be bothered to go back to check. It looks so much better when you've done it - I'd be terrified to do it!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 22 December, 2015, 08:16:49 pm
The awesome keeps on coming. out of interest how do you battle ya damage?

Tiny blasters, obviously.

Cheers!

Jim
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Hawkmumbler on 22 December, 2015, 08:25:32 pm
Throws gravel at it to simulate an asteroid field...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 22 December, 2015, 08:26:31 pm
Have you two been sitting in the bushes, watching me as I work?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 22 December, 2015, 10:30:30 pm
 :lol:
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 24 December, 2015, 09:14:40 am
You've got to love a holiday. This is the assembly of a piece of 'external machinery' that is located near the engines.

(http://i.imgur.com/uEZW7zb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fShYzo3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UXsYwEk.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bEEu5De.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WVB9HPK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4gpAA24.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WgZhQFE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KVePKLz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1BMos1G.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 24 December, 2015, 06:37:33 pm
And another one of these:

(http://i.imgur.com/mxrwF9p.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ro2Pw8C.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 28 December, 2015, 03:04:01 pm
Another one of these:

(http://i.imgur.com/FmZGQkw.jpg)

A section of engine housing:

(http://i.imgur.com/yA34hGz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/eXnsqfp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Sk4VAG1.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 28 December, 2015, 04:33:59 pm
Bollocks, I give in. Just ordered this part work from the start.
Plus the Star Wars helmets series.

I'm so weak. Please don't tell my Wife.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 28 December, 2015, 04:36:19 pm
Bollocks, I give in. Just ordered this part work from the start.
Plus the Star Wars helmets series.

I'm so weak. Please don't tell my Wife.

 :lol:
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Ghost MacRoth on 28 December, 2015, 04:45:04 pm
I'm still waiting till the end....but you should be on a commission with this thread Hippynumber1!! ;)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 08 January, 2016, 09:41:40 am
My first 3 issues (plus t-shirt) have arrived!
I've decided to put them all in a box until I have them all and then build the thing.
This way I can learn lots of lessons from Mr Hippy  :D
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: DaveGYNWA on 08 January, 2016, 09:56:12 am
This way I can learn lots of lessons from Mr Hippy  :D

Well, he started this build in February 2015 and ended up becoming a father at the start of this year so watch out for that one.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: I, Cosh on 08 January, 2016, 10:05:08 am
Well, he started this build in February 2015 and ended up becoming a father at the start of this year so watch out for that one.
So it's true? Chicks really do dig spaceships.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 08 January, 2016, 04:02:51 pm
Well, he started this build in February 2015 and ended up becoming a father at the start of this year so watch out for that one.
So it's true? Chicks really do dig spaceships.

I may not look like much but I've got it where it counts.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 08 January, 2016, 04:13:19 pm
This way I can learn lots of lessons from Mr Hippy  :D

Well, he started this build in February 2015 and ended up becoming a father at the start of this year so watch out for that one.

In the 'too much information' part of this thread I would like to say that I have had the snip. One was enough for me.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Dandontdare on 08 January, 2016, 04:51:52 pm
"I'm sorry dear, I can't change any nappies, I've got a handful of geeks waiting to see how the forward laser turret looks"
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: DaveGYNWA on 08 January, 2016, 04:54:09 pm
"Don't get cocky, or you'll be on night duty for the next month"
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 08 January, 2016, 05:50:43 pm
"Don't get cocky, or you'll be on night duty for the next month"

Could be worse. I did it for three years.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 08 January, 2016, 06:25:18 pm
Oh yeah, the model!

(http://i.imgur.com/D0eGvr2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/EOhz5mD.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PNcjSW8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ded8PTw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CBjncli.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/55HEelt.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cnmIOEO.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Ghost MacRoth on 08 January, 2016, 06:32:46 pm
Mighty impressive!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Zarjazzer on 08 January, 2016, 08:01:38 pm
I believe hippynumber1 you are the Corellian Engineering corporation YT 1300 designer and I claim my five credits. :)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Skullmo on 08 January, 2016, 08:13:21 pm
Someone should be running a "Drunk Millennium Falcon Build Thread!" where they do all this whilst steaming drunk, then we can see them both side by side.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 08 January, 2016, 08:37:20 pm
I accept your challenge!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: sheridan on 09 January, 2016, 07:58:45 pm
Someone should be running a "Drunk Millennium Falcon Build Thread!" where they do all this whilst steaming drunk, then we can see them both side by side.
Nailed It - craft fails (https://uk.pinterest.com/everythingfunny/nailed-it-funny-fails-craft-fails/) - I'm hoping for that kind of difference between attempts.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 12 January, 2016, 04:07:46 pm
You want some more?

(http://i.imgur.com/qRKJK5a.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UafX3ZL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/DWooxfm.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sz92DAe.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0ZxoC6U.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/I3hnAnE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/y27w5Az.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cZRyL2k.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QhoXxdV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/N0s7NHd.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/EdBLfAo.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qMkqpO6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/geoCD8p.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bGktWTb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/A18LHEX.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/XSWuZbc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5mfsntd.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/gPH10LB.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: TordelBack on 12 January, 2016, 06:03:13 pm
Sweet. Although I'm trying to imagine the peerless time management skills that allow construction to proceed at this particular time...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 12 January, 2016, 06:08:51 pm
Sweet. Although I'm trying to imagine the peerless time management skills that allow construction to proceed at this particular time...

We're very lucky; young George is sleeping through everything except feeding and changing times. I stick an album on and get on with it while he sleeps...  ;)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 13 January, 2016, 08:35:55 pm
See?

(http://i.imgur.com/Wl4QRsg.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MBo3JvQ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/LL3AJv8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yTlhClG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Rt8u17W.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CD79fQ2.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 15 January, 2016, 05:44:47 pm
Deep breath...

(http://i.imgur.com/QH5d2qu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zJGhYUl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sijm2gY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GWpFqzb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/imvmEb8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lWwm6dW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xBGohZw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RJJJnGL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lihzVe2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/LLHUsPO.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jF382uK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GDfDN22.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bT2tMe4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/iv3GAL2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Kki4C8B.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/looEIy9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rrVcd1q.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Tiplodocus on 20 January, 2016, 04:05:09 pm
I got one of those sheet metal X wing models for Christmas and just wasted an hour on it before giving up.

The concept is great and if it was three times the size and in cardboard, I am sure it would make a fine model.

But this is just too fiddly and delicate. The parts are tiny and just about impossible to fold correctly with adult fingers and middle aged (or am I old aged now?) eyesight and my best glasses. Worse, if you don't get it right first time and have to re bend, the pieces can break.

All in all, a massive disappointment to this sauropod.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 24 January, 2016, 06:17:25 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/EpfXJHI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/FQP3P7n.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cFnOTHT.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/p5RZye6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Di44uQB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/uOyIWqX.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qPj4veY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/D7yj9Nu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/q608z6a.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/pI5QhPN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/iyGXmKI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qG4OECI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yKX62Vi.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cE77rZ3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7e4mWUx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/LF6CVmV.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 24 January, 2016, 07:15:54 pm
Wow its really starting to come together. Are we only half way through?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 24 January, 2016, 09:26:06 pm
This takes me up to issue 49 (out of 100) so pretty much, yes. I think I start the metal framework for the upper-hull with the next issue.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Ghost MacRoth on 24 January, 2016, 09:27:32 pm
Utterly frikkin' awesome.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 24 January, 2016, 10:18:11 pm
Utterly frikkin' awesome.

It really is.

Cheers

Jim
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Buttonman on 24 January, 2016, 11:05:42 pm
I have very little interest in Star Wars and absolutely none in model making yet I'm drawn to this thread every time it is updated!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 06 February, 2016, 03:35:43 pm
Thank you, Buttonman, for your interest.

First coat of paint for red panels before 'distressing'... These painted stages are optional but I couldn't think of any reason not to give it a go.

(http://i.imgur.com/uotRDaE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/OQ9AydR.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Ghost MacRoth on 06 February, 2016, 03:50:21 pm
Optional??  Have they any idea the type of folk they are selling this to! :D
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 06 February, 2016, 04:34:31 pm
Optional??  Have they any idea the type of folk they are selling this to! :D

Hey, you watch your mou...oh, fair point, actually.  ;)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Ghost MacRoth on 06 February, 2016, 04:56:36 pm
Heh, remember, I'm just waiting for you to finish, so I know I can buy the kit in one hit!  At that point...OCD will be a major factor in it's construction! :D
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Zenith 666 on 06 February, 2016, 07:24:47 pm
If not for the mega collection I think we'd all have this.Thanks Tharg,Molch-r and Hachette.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 06 February, 2016, 09:22:08 pm
I love this thread. That is all.

Carry on…

Cheers!

Jim
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 07 February, 2016, 04:39:31 pm
Same as yesterday but with grey panels.

(http://i.imgur.com/LngPcUc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Yk0IjDM.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: TordelBack on 07 February, 2016, 05:26:34 pm
Brother but that is looking wonderfully gribbly! And this is just the underside.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 07 February, 2016, 05:41:24 pm
Brother but that is looking wonderfully gribbly! And this is just the underside.

I will assume 'gribbly' is a good thing...  :-\
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mikey on 08 February, 2016, 11:24:54 am
You've probably said earlier on, but did you paint the whole thing or was it just a wash? Looks perfect in any case, and the colour on the panels is a must and really brings it alive.

M.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 08 February, 2016, 08:06:25 pm
Hi Mikey.

On the underside, the only parts I've painted (so far) are the red and grey panels; the body of the thing is already that dirty light grey you see in the pictures. I guess this is why they say the painting is 'optional'; it really would look pretty good without the modifications I'm doing. Not being anything like a pro modeller I'm only going for a very light modification with brushes; the intructions we're being provided are for the really top-notch guys with air-brushes etc and involves a complete respray of the hull in a base colour and then layering on top of that.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 14 February, 2016, 12:06:55 pm
Yellow panels and 'rust' lines.

(http://i.imgur.com/bqrAbRQ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PTouYhR.jpg)

Light grey and dark 'oil' smears

(http://i.imgur.com/QIjS6VK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Un9809z.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: TordelBack on 14 February, 2016, 12:52:27 pm
I'm intrigued by the missing panel(s) beside the forward hold(s).  What's going on there?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 14 February, 2016, 12:55:26 pm
That's where the maintenance recesses go (the bits with my lovely copper pipes); not long until they are attached...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: TordelBack on 14 February, 2016, 12:56:46 pm
Of course!  Looking forward to seeing that.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 15 February, 2016, 04:17:07 pm
Okay, this is almost the last of the faffing about on the underside. The painted panels needed roughing up a touch so I've had at them with my tool! I've put a couple of before and after pictures so you can see what I've done. I also needed to add the final touches of darker rust and a lighter grey and a light orange wash in spots to suggest more wear and tear. All of the guidelines for these stages are for an airbrush (which I can't afford) so I'm improvising with brushes and cocktail sticks and bits of rag etc to get different effects. I'm quite pleased with the finished effect although I don't think the final three close-ups do it justice - it looks much better to the naked eye...

(http://i.imgur.com/Q3fmQ2L.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/iBtjvef.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cfNuTDR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Fa6Sd0Y.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8qnimm4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2ARhX5K.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jgtItmL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5e6EIQx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/et9VR8C.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lZ1iMDb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Nxb84UT.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QiuCJFT.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PiI677G.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1ysDIj4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fmSQcjy.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1kCWrm6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mxojQox.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fMvacNQ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Hz6rRgM.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Spikes on 15 February, 2016, 05:00:14 pm
 :o
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 15 February, 2016, 05:18:59 pm
Love the streaking, particularly around ports and stuff, really brings it all to life. Fantastic stuff.

Out of interest do you get nervous when you 'mess it up' it all looks so permanent!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 15 February, 2016, 05:38:13 pm

Out of interest do you get nervous when you 'mess it up' it all looks so permanent!

Initially, I was terrified because I was trying to get everything accurate to the reference photos. As soon as I realised that it was never going to happen, I loosened up a bit and decided to go for the impression of the screen version, if you know what I mean? This is going to be a version of the Falcon at 'some point in its history' and so impossible to mess-up. I've even made a couple of mistakes that have turned-out better than what I was trying to do!  ;)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 15 February, 2016, 06:43:57 pm
Well ya certainly doing it well. I like the philosophy you've adopted and admire your courage!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Ghost MacRoth on 17 February, 2016, 01:57:14 pm
Aw shite.....

Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mikey on 17 February, 2016, 02:24:25 pm
It's so coming alive HN1!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 17 February, 2016, 03:06:33 pm
Aw shite.....

Oh my bank balance!  :o
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Ghost MacRoth on 17 February, 2016, 03:18:26 pm
On the plus side, might be another thread to compulsively follow! ;)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 17 February, 2016, 03:55:59 pm
On the plus side, might be another thread to compulsively follow! ;)

NEW THREAD, NEW THREAD, NEW THREAD...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 17 February, 2016, 05:06:32 pm
Done some quick research in to this. It's currently on trial release in, I think, the HTV region for future release if (when) it sells well. You have to assume that this is the title they'll be replacing the Falcon with so it'll start Jan '17 ish...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Dandontdare on 17 February, 2016, 07:20:38 pm
has anyone crunched the numbers to find a total cost yet? IIRC the Falcon was about £700?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 17 February, 2016, 07:53:22 pm
Just over £900 on the Falcon; no numbers on R2 as they haven't announced how many issues it will be.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 18 February, 2016, 08:12:48 am
Aw shite.....

You can say that again!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 18 February, 2016, 08:25:12 am
The website is up and running - £8.99 regular price, 100 issues, same as the Falcon

https://www.deagostini.com/uk/collections/build-your-own-R2-D2/
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 18 February, 2016, 05:10:30 pm
Getting back 'on thread' - final thing for the underside (until the next things): some dots and lines:

(http://i.imgur.com/j1yeK3G.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sX2pOQW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/n2W0BDB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zvERw5n.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/o9xM9ok.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 18 February, 2016, 05:51:02 pm
The website is up and running - £8.99 regular price, 100 issues, same as the Falcon

https://www.deagostini.com/uk/collections/build-your-own-R2-D2/

That'll make 7 part works im subscribing too now. These bitches know how to steal my money!  ;)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 19 February, 2016, 02:37:44 pm
With issue 50 we go right the way back to the first issue (see 1st photo) to begin work proper on the top hull frame

(http://i.imgur.com/cFIiSc3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Vae53X9.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: sheridan on 19 February, 2016, 08:26:22 pm
I never realised how colourful the Falcon is!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 19 February, 2016, 08:36:28 pm
I never realised how colourful the Falcon is!

Me neither! Weird, isn't it. I watched the original trilogy recently (and paid particular attention to the scenes with the Falcon in) and all the colours are there!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: sheridan on 19 February, 2016, 11:34:24 pm
I never realised how colourful the Falcon is!

Me neither! Weird, isn't it. I watched the original trilogy recently (and paid particular attention to the scenes with the Falcon in) and all the colours are there!
Then again I must have noticed some colour at some point, as I have a rust-strewn airfix model of the Falcon somewhere (painted on, it's made out of plastic, and I must have painted it on the energetic side of ten years old!)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 20 February, 2016, 03:20:18 pm
Continuing work on the upper-hull metal framework

(http://i.imgur.com/esj9vDU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5kOb0gP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/d7rWwVN.jpg)

Magnets in bag
(http://i.imgur.com/AVZEGVL.jpg)

Magnets in place
(http://i.imgur.com/i2xWfU9.jpg)

Removable panel held in place by aforementioned magnets.
(http://i.imgur.com/Le76BDD.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 24 February, 2016, 07:27:43 pm
Another section of upper-hull framework and the first of the upper-hull maintenance recesses (which will be painted at a later date)

(http://i.imgur.com/HpEv3cg.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4AdZh6o.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/aMB2OHn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/AerZ36J.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/u25wuQq.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lB2Wz4N.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5dYLjSS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/kVL1KaU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/eBkzCPg.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/skMoCoV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/EUguc7p.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RX2PX1i.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Lp1FMlF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VO3EJBu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ybMtyvo.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/OZNNxDr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/wpg5vG2.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 24 February, 2016, 09:52:45 pm
One thing I keep meaning to ask is whats the content of the magazine? Is it just instructions and what not or does it have other content?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Krakajac on 25 February, 2016, 07:05:34 am
The instructions only make up a small component of each issue, Colin.

The rest of the stuff is essentially filler - they'll pick a planet/vehicle from the SW universe and natter on about it for a few pages (par for the course with these partwork projects).

It's just hit the newsagents here in Oz - I've just made a start on it myself!  A year behind the UK.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 27 February, 2016, 11:39:45 am
Being seeing this advertised on television.

Build the Millinium-Falcon.com (http://www.buildmillenniumfalcon.com/)

It's so tempting and yet so dumb of me to even consider this one. I had started on the new Dr Who books that are being sold the same way.

You pay less then ten dollars for the first and about 25 dollars for the subsequent ones afterward. I've been suckered into these before.

I was buying up those How to Build a Robot magazine when I had to stop due to financial troubles. Like I was also buying up the Star Wars magazine at the same time and I eventually to give that one up. The former one, I mentioned was based on the series hosted the guy who is Lister from Red Dwarf. You know, Robot Wars :)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 27 February, 2016, 02:35:39 pm
One thing I keep meaning to ask is whats the content of the magazine? Is it just instructions and what not or does it have other content?

Krakajac is right; half of the mag is essentially filler. There's a section on a different ship each week, a section on a planet (or part thereof), one on some technobabble and then the instructions. First pic is for Colin_YNWA.

(http://i.imgur.com/aCwyvAe.jpg)

More upper-hull framework
(http://i.imgur.com/hRhumXO.jpg)

Battery pack in place and ready for action.
(http://i.imgur.com/RSyt496.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 28 February, 2016, 02:24:48 am
Getting back 'on thread' - final thing for the underside (until the next things): some dots and lines:

(http://i.imgur.com/j1yeK3G.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sX2pOQW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/n2W0BDB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zvERw5n.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/o9xM9ok.jpg)

The red paint looks like blood stains....how morbid.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 28 February, 2016, 06:37:21 am
Thanks for the insight into the magazines chaps. I did wonder with all this talk of 800quid whether there was value in the magazine itself. Mind this thread is worth the 800 on its todd so the fact that I'm not sure I need to have a magazine telling me all about sensory arrays is academic (you have to admire the depth they seem to be going to!)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Hawkmumbler on 28 February, 2016, 09:47:54 am
Good christ,mi'm really NOT into model kits myself but this is just pure geek porn, Hippy. Absolutely wonderful thread to follow.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mikey on 28 February, 2016, 12:23:20 pm
I know it's still a while off, but when it's complete may I request you film the switching on of the lights and a luxurious pan all over the beast!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 28 February, 2016, 03:13:11 pm
Some more of this:

(http://i.imgur.com/3J5jUGe.jpg)

Ramp actuators before and after braces fitted:

(http://i.imgur.com/tQnlo4l.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/OBQuO2F.jpg)

Port and starboard lower hull maintenance recesses finally in place:

(http://i.imgur.com/Etw9LK5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cCvE94t.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/H1at2kx.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 06 March, 2016, 06:17:21 pm
Oh for fuck's sake! Why can't they leave anything alone? I was just about to add some more pics and imgur (the photo sharing site I use) has changed everything! I can no longer embed photos from there in to messageboards (or if I can, I can't figure out how.) Any recommendations on other sites? Photobucket any good?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 06 March, 2016, 06:26:57 pm
Panic over (kind of) but the new way of doing it is a colossal pain in the arse! Anyways, here're some fiddly engine flap greeblies:

(http://i.imgur.com/8xjBDIc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6ArhGr5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NlhBARs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/uHJw3E7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Gj8ddLi.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 06 March, 2016, 07:17:00 pm
... here're some fiddly engine flap greeblies:

I so wish that was there real names!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Ghost MacRoth on 06 March, 2016, 07:24:44 pm
Apart from 'fiddly'....I expect it is. ;)

Oh, and photobucket is decent, and hasn't changed in years. :D
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 06 March, 2016, 09:28:24 pm
Apart from 'fiddly'....I expect it is. ;)

Sadly not, they're called the 'thrust vector plates' (I looked it up in the instructions.) This is them finished off:

(http://i.imgur.com/eyx0QeM.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SDfgObU.jpg)

And a little thing added either side of the engine-housing
(http://i.imgur.com/JngxE9I.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Ghost MacRoth on 06 March, 2016, 09:31:29 pm
I bet the folk that built it called them engine flap greeblies.....  ;)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 07 March, 2016, 08:06:52 pm
More 'fiddlies' on the main engine housing.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZgGpvex.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lKznh6X.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/wmLvWzr.jpg)

Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Dash Decent on 08 March, 2016, 08:40:01 am

(http://i.imgur.com/Etw9LK5.jpg)

That lower copper rod in the sunken black section looks like it's connecting to a Lawgiver.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 10 March, 2016, 07:54:27 pm
R2-D2 issues 1 and 2 of the test run arrived today. I'd suggest subscribing as there was no charge! I believe it's only a 4 issue run too...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 12 March, 2016, 12:17:01 pm
R2-D2 issues 1 and 2 of the test run arrived today. I'd suggest subscribing as there was no charge! I believe it's only a 4 issue run too...

Ive subbed to that but had nothing yet.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 12 March, 2016, 12:23:18 pm
The above statement is a complete lie!  :lol:
I've been in Germany since Tuesday (watching Spurs get spanked by Dortmund) and have only been hope a couple of hours.
Had a package that I just opened, thinking it was part of the build a Millenium Falcon and it turns out it is indeed the first 2 issues of the build an R2-D2. And yes, they are indeed free  :D
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 13 March, 2016, 08:09:12 am
Some detailing around the lower quad-gun turret:

(http://i.imgur.com/2xMU5px.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/blKzyJa.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8kFH1FB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bQJHXZN.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 13 March, 2016, 01:52:49 pm
Aaaaarrrrgggghhhhhh, wires!

(http://i.imgur.com/uT3SwEW.jpg)

and a little video I thought you might like:

https://www.facebook.com/mark.spencerwriter

Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 13 March, 2016, 02:07:16 pm
That video made me weep withjealous delight. It must have been like hearing your first born say their first word
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Zarjazzer on 16 March, 2016, 07:16:01 pm
Hand me the hydrospanner...fabulous stuff as always.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 27 March, 2016, 06:07:58 pm
Upper-hull port corridor plating and rectenna mounting:

(http://i.imgur.com/T7ZNkQY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/I3pMpDA.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TjZQIlm.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8goNTi7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BYwG7DN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YI6ocm9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ppyTr3x.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4xlPcG3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lFVBL8d.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RgV9MFJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xRz83Wz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RXc9eXu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9rhD8n3.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 31 March, 2016, 05:59:15 pm
More upper-hull framework...

(http://i.imgur.com/RF3jT7Q.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/W1wbzfU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/aNuy3cj.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 02 April, 2016, 11:24:33 am
I managed to get my hands on my old model Millienium-Falcon that had ben given to me when I was much younger. This was because the two identical bookcases that had been left in such a way as to be very hard to move.(Despite the fact that I had no trouble moving them myself once they had been shifted out here & this was up the external stairway.)
 
They were in a tight spot, & this was right in front of the large metal cabinent where it was left piled on top with some old table top board games. This time, there was a ladder in front of it. SO, I could just climb up that thing & slip it out from under the other stuff.

The box felt remarkably light & I was surprised to find that lot of the old model was largely unglued together and most of it still the plastic farm....I think they call it flash. That stuff you have to cut away when you separate the important parts from this part. We really did work on the bottom side of the classic ship. Just assembling the landing gear & some how attaching those to their right full position on the underside. I think they move too.

I hope all the parts are still there. Not sure if father was subtly trying to stop me from taking it with how the twin book cases were arranged infront of the cabinent. He didn't otherwise try to stop me, but I still think there may be some sedimentality there. Who knows.

I put the box in the other room, I will get it later to have another closer look at tit & to tell you's what type of model/version this of the Han's ship. Yeah, it does say that on the box that this is Han Solo's ship if that is anything to go by.


Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 03 April, 2016, 02:47:25 am

The box felt remarkably light & I was surprised to find that lot of the old model was largely unglued together and most of it still the plastic farm....I think they call it flash. That stuff you have to cut away when you separate the important parts from this part. We really did work on the bottom side of the classic ship. Just assembling the landing gear & some how attaching those to their right full position on the underside. I think they move too.

That's Frame instead of Farm. Makes more sense that way, if your familiar with plastic modelling kits that had almost every single piece (Mostly the small pieces) connected by Flash (Something that often remains with the piece after you cut it apart from the Frame (That's what I call it!) and you need to cut it again to remove it or file it down very carefully not to damage it's
shape or even the surface of the piece.

Anyway, I had another look inside the kit box and every piece seems to be there except for the essential electronics that would allow it to make light around the back. Not sure if it made noises either and the cockpit chair where Han & Chewie are sitting. Both the little figures are missing their arms. Like why would they not just have the figures fully intact. It's not like they were mean to pose-able. I couldn't locate the arms anywhere and there is another figure who just has to be Luke on one of those fancy turreted guns. Here he is just seen sitting on a chair suspended by a wall like armature connected to the frame of the circular, segmented window underneath. There is a another circular piece. With the chair & gun glued fully intact. This ones unmanned or should have Han been glued into that one while Chewie flew the ship alone. (There is a allusion to this in that film The Force Awakens when Chewie rescues that Rey girl! Well, I think there is!) 

Now is it right that with Luke's chair piece. (BTW I found the turret gun that was connected to this piece. It was need to some de-construction reglueing before that piece can be working properly again!)
or circular canopy is underneath him. While on the other one, the chair is facing it directly.

Is this correct?

I know this model so far hasn't been done properly. Excess glue can be seen every where on model where it's been constructed so far. The little figures look terrible. Still covered in a lot of excess glue. The arms on Luke seen to be placed the wrong way.

The front leg/landing gear of the ship had been broken off it's mount. I think it can be fixed though. As I wrote earlier......it's only the arms of both pilot/co-pilot that are apparently missing.

I'll have pictures up later if I can get my HD Camera working in that way.....but later.

Follow this link to find out more about his older model (https://www.google.com.au/search?site=&source=hp&q=hand+solo%27s+millineium+falcon+-+mpc+model+kit&btnK=Google+Search)

I would include pictures from that page, but my internet is being so mean to me right now, none of those will open.

Back with more later....
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 03 April, 2016, 06:24:45 am
Now that the images page (From that link I just gave you!) has opened after all that time.....

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRtys2Zhb87D_Z67mFr-ChMXQcdA-_Vhi3nkHuxTcDkzFS5PCKPow)(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTkGGB7vYODfm2E2x7h_9E12U8iK15FQI89PicxV5PzAdJjAou-)(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSSl-rDubxg5gcYtGpwFzgnref4yeNd4GFVMQwKcVK1zF02z91lbg)(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTpR51Nw2pl77xvp35aT0QVmW8G93hg5XDJq2cDYp_u1ktpqeQyDA)

None of these pictures above are mine!

According to what I've seen written on the lid. This was boxed in 1979, (Perhaps?) ...Because that's the number written next to Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation on the bottom right hand side of the box-front underneath the painting of the ship. They don't paint them any more, they just use photos. (I think!)

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSOGM9sLDnY_7pYMWE8GKtxABWMo76DgVGwQMSvagCTKFBswtCu3Q)(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRXBMHdt58fz9ATl-q7l6t30hkN0E4QSpdOWX4XqEz7ktzN8f2F)(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRXBMHdt58fz9ATl-q7l6t30hkN0E4QSpdOWX4XqEz7ktzN8f2F)(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS8MRQNKkVswASbCUbHnAKc3N9t5skTT3Lp8wgfedkAYioei_bK)(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQeXgUTUHIu8DaXoBg_m_F59endQMzgeJijY7TcJLNPF77TpXqAjQ)(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcStIXFUX_s6b_GAPwgabxc8nmm0mqRlhHp4M7PjLs7-MPuNm9r9)(http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/images/g/hUsAAOSwJQdW-Uzi/s-l225.jpg)

None of these pictures above are mine!

It looks like that put one out with the release of each film, and perhaps including the remade version as well...

Bloody Internet is giving me more hell, maybe later!

Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ThryllSeekyr on 04 April, 2016, 12:43:50 pm
Here are some photos of the model I got....

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/12963571_1538078089827568_3912946842653103_n.jpg?oh=3a0c07a90ed4485e800200d8aa36e854&oe=5788E91B&__gda__=1467568800_aa124b622bec23d348dea84c8cb5c796)(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/12961457_1538079496494094_1839793742264937942_n.jpg?oh=9824ee787ba650f35e478dc621793d32&oe=578AD2FE)(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/11149105_1538087846493259_3404058636769958443_n.jpg?oh=15a9640751bdee2768ff4ccad09d33e5&oe=577A7BC7)(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/12924329_1538089203159790_6014265916044983430_n.jpg?oh=47315205d7a9405c24d497791886310a&oe=57BA0F85&__gda__=1467858874_ece886ea97e7fdf2438496c9398a68f5)

I take better photos later when I fell like it. Showing how badly put together these models were if they were none done so properly.

If you look closely, the Judge Dredd figure is underneath all those other pieces in the last photo. The lippy looks like it's faded now.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 03 May, 2016, 08:43:17 pm
It's been a while, I know, and for that I apologise; baby and the release of my first novel got in the way a bit. Almost up-to-date again now - these photos show the completion of the upper-hull metal framework...

(http://i.imgur.com/EQowxaf.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Oz9munn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UPMTGac.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lqTjFvZ.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: ZenArcade on 04 May, 2016, 06:10:05 pm
Lookin good Hippy. Z
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Zarjazzer on 04 May, 2016, 07:28:51 pm
Fabulous, soon the Kessel Run.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 04 May, 2016, 09:35:10 pm
I might have missed this but why aren't you pimpin' ya novel? Do tell.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 05 May, 2016, 10:35:47 am
I might have missed this but why aren't you pimpin' ya novel? Do tell.

The short answer is: I have. I've mentioned it on 'The Writers' Block' thread and the 'Life is Frickin' Amazing' (or whatever it's called) thread. I don't want to hi-jack my own thread to push it (other people are happy to attempt hi-jacks, it seems) but, to be honest, nobody really seems that interested. Wrong crowd, I suppose...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: TordelBack on 05 May, 2016, 10:58:05 am
...to be honest, nobody really seems that interested. Wrong crowd, I suppose...

Lessen it's got purdy pitchers aside the squigglin' words and such, seems like we Squaxx is downright eye-literate.

Just compare the numbers voting on the Art and Story comps. 

Most impressed with you for getting your work out there in the real world, Hippy.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 05 May, 2016, 11:11:04 am
I didn't mean that as an insult by the way; just my perception of audience reaction. Tordelback, you're absolutely right about the voting numbers as an indicator and 'Thank you' for being impressed - now go and buy a copy Gruddamnit!  ;)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 27 May, 2016, 02:43:51 pm
Partially complete upper-hull access panel. To be completed and painted at a later stage.

(http://i.imgur.com/ePyagQB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/y2GMmhz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/tkPU1RK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/tgGNLX9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/EFfhA3D.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/8YfWNrX.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 04 June, 2016, 07:20:05 pm
More battle damage improvements by me; upper-hull plates this time though...

(http://i.imgur.com/j5qlp2d.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6WrKOea.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 06 June, 2016, 09:20:55 am
Upper-hull framework is completed so panelling can now be added.

(http://i.imgur.com/SeNoBP8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rz21PuJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ET253Ek.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 06 June, 2016, 07:50:50 pm
Wow really beginning to feel like your getting there and it will all start to come together soon!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 07 June, 2016, 08:01:38 am
I'm up to issue 22 at the moment. A long way to go.
All the parts sit in their original bags waiting for that final part before I start but this thread will  be invaluable when I do.
Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Krakajac on 08 June, 2016, 01:41:10 am
Up to issue 13 here in Oz.  Have finished the cockpit (even had a go at fibre optic lighting for the first time) and have spent a silly amount of time coming up with a base-coat I'm happy with.  Will make a start on the cargo hold in due course.  Don't want to hijack your thread, hippynumber1 - but here's my cockpit.

(http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u305/krakajac/krakajac001/IMG_0164_zps8wdbwoyp.jpg) (http://s171.photobucket.com/user/krakajac/media/krakajac001/IMG_0164_zps8wdbwoyp.jpg.html)

Also ordered a couple of pieces from shapeways to enhance the cargo hold.  Rather expensive though.

Your build is looking good.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 11 June, 2016, 01:10:11 pm
Another four panels added to the upper hull

(http://i.imgur.com/vIr1ZTF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sprUrwT.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 14 June, 2016, 11:13:20 am
The last of the three large upper-hull maintenance access recesses - as before, painting and additional pieces to be added at a later stage.

(http://i.imgur.com/c305k5n.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/por8agi.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zDq4ZPV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RxzdQRJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MBnnnJ7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6F1H4Ny.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7wAd5j1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4Bzn0WE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RIRhs2K.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JF7uqHj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VwSdcvd.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/g5AO5qz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/c5dGJ1T.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hM4PRpx.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Buttonman on 16 June, 2016, 07:58:53 pm
Is that the same photo twenty times? I would have smashed this into many  (more) pieces a long time ago - can't do fiddly!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: amines2058 on 17 June, 2016, 08:00:50 am
Have to say the level of detail on this is ridiculous. I was thinking same as Buttonman just now that it was just 20 duplicate pic's, then re-checked to see the tiny pieces slowly being added. I also agree with Buttonman that I would probably have smashed this up by now! Patience of a saint!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 17 June, 2016, 09:13:10 am
It becomes something close to meditation - you are so focussed on what you're doing that everything else fades away.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 19 June, 2016, 10:39:52 am
This is for all the folk who don't seem to be enjoying the fiddly attention to detail of this build - engine housing panels; this whole section will be removable in the finished model.

(http://i.imgur.com/Tdh3MJk.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/MJdDClt.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/wuHxHPe.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IKwyEQk.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KigRyRu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/iRmz1hG.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Ghost MacRoth on 19 June, 2016, 03:33:50 pm
You should be on a commission for this thread, every post makes me feel more and more that dropping nearly a grand on this model when it can be bought in one kit is entirely worth every penny!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 19 June, 2016, 05:42:15 pm
Yep, I have to admit that this thread, and the new Star Wars movie, 'inspired' me to drop shed loads of cash on this.
Up to issue 26 now and each new post from hippynumber1 scares me even more.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 19 June, 2016, 05:58:39 pm
See all of those little holes on the engine cover? That's were all the fiddly greeblies get glued on...  :o
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 20 June, 2016, 07:14:22 am
 :-\
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 20 June, 2016, 07:41:00 am
See all of those little holes on the engine cover? That's were all the fiddly greeblies get glued on...  :o

*where

Note to self: always proof-read before posting.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 11 July, 2016, 04:06:06 pm
I've streamlined a little for this post - there is some mirroring of parts so have focused mainly on the left side (which has slightly more detail) and shown the right only where there is a difference. I have also only shown the added part in each picture rather than a before and after for each piece.

(http://i.imgur.com/kpkotF7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bBq0x3v.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/nSuX4Ul.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KiHSBMG.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4TBhipA.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZRvDm9P.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Pk3MEAD.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VUBt7fF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/DI2EljZ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ScgJzyA.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5e5hYCP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ezclmi2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Q11HLDF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UNkJQkP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/LcppYiW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GqOCUFX.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5xh3WjL.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 15 July, 2016, 02:59:26 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/9nyK5Jo.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PhlUOPU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NqSEbV6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jrNSzaA.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7MbPi0J.jpg)

Magnets in place
(http://i.imgur.com/0fdnaX5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YnFpjef.jpg)

This whole section is removable; next stage will add more details.
(http://i.imgur.com/1S1guJ3.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 18 July, 2016, 03:40:59 pm
Here we have the addition of a great number of fiddly greeblies and then the whole removable section fitted to the upper-hull.

(http://i.imgur.com/I1ACVCp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5r8hFOx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RRyjpR7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/HD5MdLn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qQ90z7h.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sWYR4zz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/c8c6EMQ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Yon8nHP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rBYhnBY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/uqhdp9r.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zhfLWMn.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/EIOjEGC.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 18 July, 2016, 09:26:25 pm
I hate fiddly greeblies almost as much as I do pernickety flangles.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 26 July, 2016, 02:54:25 pm
Rectenna dish base details
(http://i.imgur.com/b881Wsz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6ws1OeM.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KoxTy3B.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/scGR6cJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/LgusMVf.jpg)

Rectenna dish (rear)h
(http://i.imgur.com/j1E54EV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9eHrPTl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2S95kvS.jpg)

A-frame (x2)
(http://i.imgur.com/J6fnx6p.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4d9AKxA.jpg)

Support struts (x2)
(http://i.imgur.com/9iiH0i0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JU0EPJd.jpg)

Base and support structure
(http://i.imgur.com/FS2qA9N.jpg)

Rectenna dish fitted
(http://i.imgur.com/B16x6wF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/vBPgKx1.jpg)

Test fit to upper-hull
(http://i.imgur.com/VtdJL3S.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/OvPpyVQ.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: TordelBack on 26 July, 2016, 03:04:52 pm
That is looking absolutely wonderful. Thanks as always for sharing your insanity.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: sheridan on 27 July, 2016, 01:28:03 am
I was wondering which dish it would have (just picturing Han and Chewie subscribing to Sky + now!)  Wonder if it will end up having interchangeable dishes?  Are there any other differences in the Falcon between old and new trilogies?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: TordelBack on 27 July, 2016, 05:29:15 am
Some pretty big changes to the main hold/rec room, with the addition of a second bunk opposite the port door.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 27 July, 2016, 09:28:10 am
This is supposed to be a replica of the model used in 'The Empire Strikes Back' so the round dish was a given (no plans to provide the oblong dish from 'The Force Awakes' as far as I'm aware) and it will have five landing struts as opposed to the three shown in 'A New Hope'.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: sheridan on 02 August, 2016, 11:31:08 pm
This is supposed to be a replica of the model used in 'The Empire Strikes Back' so the round dish was a given (no plans to provide the oblong dish from 'The Force Awakes' as far as I'm aware) and it will have five landing struts as opposed to the three shown in 'A New Hope'.
Wow - I first saw both ANH and TESB over thirty years ago and I've never noticed there were more landing struts in the latter film.  Then again, I didn't notice that the radar got swiped off until TFA, so I'm obviously not very observant when it comes to watching high-speed spaceships in films (real life I'm better at).
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Zarjazzer on 03 August, 2016, 10:30:37 am
Tell us the location of your hidden rebel base, hippynumber1.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 19 August, 2016, 12:22:12 pm
Upper and lower starboard mandible frames and plating:

(http://i.imgur.com/0IY3N4K.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qTq5A2f.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/aS61D74.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PmqZOHa.jpg)

Four maintenance access ports for starboard mandible - these pics show the finished parts with all of the fiddly greeblies glued in place.

(http://i.imgur.com/Mkcq2RN.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Eb3raXv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RV70QvR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KQQkmwz.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 20 August, 2016, 07:25:32 am
I take it mandible is whatever one else has always refered to the 'sticky out front bits' of the The Falcon. I've never heard them referred to as such but it is of course a perfect description.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 20 August, 2016, 09:19:17 am
Yes, the mandibles are the sticky out bits at the front!  ;)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 20 August, 2016, 09:34:15 am
I take it mandible is whatever one else has always refered to the 'sticky out front bits' of the The Falcon. I've never heard them referred to as such but it is of course a perfect description.

That's of course meant to say 'what everyone else' ... sigh....
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 20 August, 2016, 12:45:03 pm
Yeah, whateveeeeerrr...  ;)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 21 August, 2016, 08:25:26 am
I'm painting these in much more detail than is suggested but it seems a pity not to...

(http://i.imgur.com/xaN01Z4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PjCPycH.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4BRKsc1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/d7vdLnN.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: IAMTHESYSTEM on 21 August, 2016, 10:55:06 am
When will this techno porn cease? I'm becoming addicted! Amazing work and dedication to the build which must be very time consuming. The craft certainly shows.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 21 August, 2016, 11:45:57 am
Thanks. This is issue 77. I've got up to issue 81; the final issue is 100, so it should all start coming together very soon now...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 24 August, 2016, 03:56:00 pm
Upper starboard mandible:
(http://i.imgur.com/eNyHpNU.jpg)

Lower starboard mandible:
(http://i.imgur.com/fB3LdHa.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/uPepufL.jpg)

A closer look at the underside:
(http://i.imgur.com/vlDYKJU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VfmAFF3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UKkcu9X.jpg)

Building-up the metal side frames:
(http://i.imgur.com/Qyl0SFj.jpg)

Upper and lower starboard mandibles secured:
(http://i.imgur.com/tRNUwfz.jpg)

Inner starboard mandible base side panels:
(http://i.imgur.com/Lq1G6Aq.jpg)

Outer starboard mandible base side panels:
(http://i.imgur.com/u9EK9gT.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Tiplodocus on 24 August, 2016, 06:01:55 pm
No. That one goes there. This one goes there.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 24 August, 2016, 08:28:35 pm
You've been waiting to say that for 18 months now, haven't you?  :lol:
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Tiplodocus on 24 August, 2016, 10:56:25 pm
Pretty much.  Amazed nobody beat me to it.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: sheridan on 26 August, 2016, 06:08:21 pm
Make sure you put the mandibles on the right way up :-)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 29 August, 2016, 11:23:12 am
Adding details to the starboard mandible inner side panel:

(http://i.imgur.com/pUgvdE8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Qkvdy3J.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6a62lsK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ciKfyhB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/13whfEQ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/kLAI5q0.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TMlkTDE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WvBJKPz.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 17 September, 2016, 08:22:18 pm
Starboard mandible, outer edge details. There were some 20-odd pieces to glue on in this stage so I'm presenting an abridged version of events...

(http://i.imgur.com/YERIr5q.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0j9ULwV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5F1HTty.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CI51Gzs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4Hy8kSt.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sjbnreu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/bx46Giq.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/fOE6a2G.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zWvTg7p.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Tjm86 on 17 September, 2016, 09:33:07 pm
You've been waiting to say that for 18 months now, haven't you?  :lol:

I'm just pleased he finally cleaned his fingernails!   ;)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 24 September, 2016, 01:51:15 pm
Starboard mandible 'headlight'

(http://i.imgur.com/cUl18bP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/iPkQGj4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ma91emH.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5pvDBM7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/k1isVKq.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 25 September, 2016, 05:52:52 pm
Upper starboard mandible details and test fit. I've got to do this all over again for the port mandible now...

(http://i.imgur.com/jEO9h4H.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/pf64Luy.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RMej03z.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: sheridan on 26 September, 2016, 12:46:53 pm
Really taking shape now!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 05 November, 2016, 01:24:38 pm
It seems like forever since I last posted anything here; I thought I'd leave it until the port mandible was completed, rather than post very similar pictures over several weeks...

(http://i.imgur.com/NY0tMIl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xp7PzXz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/x47uxAM.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/vYOxrwg.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ehHEJXm.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QMLyWi2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/U9g2PEr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/FcEoYhD.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 26 November, 2016, 02:17:10 pm
Landing lights!

(http://i.imgur.com/LtU2J4l.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ObXjuNz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UHvnOzh.jpg)

And engines!

(http://i.imgur.com/DHpuzLO.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/j1Q5jn7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VRXhVPE.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 01 December, 2016, 11:36:32 am
Ventral gun-well (that's the 'belly-gun' to the likes of me) now fitted:

(http://i.imgur.com/WNe9q6B.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VlfdB3F.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Jim_Campbell on 01 December, 2016, 12:09:38 pm
Twenty-two months in and my odd mixture of admiration and envy remains undiminished! Thanks for taking the time to keep us updated on this…
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 01 December, 2016, 04:33:01 pm
It's been an absolute pleasure (except for the bits that have been terrifying); I shall miss the old girl when she's done.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 01 December, 2016, 07:41:48 pm
Not only is this thread one of the great things known to the internet its also very educational.

I've learnt so much, who knew the front sticky out bits of the Millennium Falcon were refered to as 'mandibles'? Now I learnt that that the bottom shootie bit is called the ventral gun-well... though I'm almost sure one of those words is made up!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 04 December, 2016, 10:48:28 am
As it says: Adding the interior

(http://i.imgur.com/9UogcYH.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/N7KpG5v.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5ErZWGw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KUyhjBZ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/g7MVgJI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/optYkcr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zbT4dXk.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 05 December, 2016, 08:07:40 am
As I look at the ever increasing pile of issues and parts awaiting me, this thread is starting to scare me big time!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Krakajac on 05 December, 2016, 12:48:27 pm
I'm up to Issue 33 (in Oz).  Thankfully, the build is going well!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: IndigoPrime on 05 December, 2016, 02:13:46 pm
It's been an absolute pleasure (except for the bits that have been terrifying); I shall miss the old girl when she's done.
How far along is the series now?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 06 December, 2016, 08:30:55 am
'Adding the interior' is issue 90 of 100. "Almost there... Almost there..."
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 06 December, 2016, 09:12:27 pm
'Adding the interior' is issue 90 of 100. "Almost there... Almost there..."

You'll miss it when its gone...

... mind you'll have a COOL Millennium Falcon to play with, but surely you'll miss it!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Zarjazzer on 08 December, 2016, 07:29:57 pm
looks like you'll soon have a real Millennium Falcon to race the Kessel run.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 23 December, 2016, 02:20:19 pm
More details added to the mandibles:


(http://i.imgur.com/a4BjXXR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/eN6icsA.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SYcWgwh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BGye3hE.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hEx8U0g.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 23 December, 2016, 02:27:48 pm
That's coming along nicely.
Are you getting the R2-D2 one that is coming out on the 4th of Jan?
I've subscribed to that too but I think I might build that one as it goes long as I don't think I have room for all the Millenium Falcon parts and the R2-D2 parts sitting around in boxes.
I will definitely be using this thread in a years time to build my Falcon  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 23 December, 2016, 03:36:12 pm
I'm umming and ahhing about the R2-D2 build - we had a baby this year and we're looking at getting a bigger house so an R2 model may be one of the luxuries that gets left by the wayside...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 24 December, 2016, 08:46:09 am
Completely understandable.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 26 December, 2016, 05:00:16 pm
Mandible undersides painted

(http://i.imgur.com/pMiR1VF.jpg)

Mandibles bolted on

(http://i.imgur.com/tS1Uhq3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/J3IFJne.jpg)

Hold and main corridors glued in place

(http://i.imgur.com/Tk0l0ad.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TktYdkY.jpg)

Engine grille fitted

(http://i.imgur.com/Ui8CSE0.jpg)

Headlight test

(http://i.imgur.com/CSzNLB0.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 28 December, 2016, 03:51:39 pm
Metal struts to support upper-hull

(http://i.imgur.com/f361iI8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/LK7raFC.jpg)

Metal framework ALL the way around the outside

(http://i.imgur.com/XFrwDiJ.jpg)

Central access corridor to ventral and dorsal gun-wells

(http://i.imgur.com/SUNwH8E.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/LID2W5K.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: sheridan on 29 December, 2016, 01:26:30 am
Those engines are a bit good - I got the Falcon kit that came out around RotJ time, and the engines were a few weak lights surrounded with some white paper to try to brighten them up a bit - not a patch on the 21st century version!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 29 December, 2016, 08:46:36 am
Ha! I had the same kit and had completely forgotten that awful bit of folded white paper!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 29 December, 2016, 06:16:39 pm
Upper-hull recesses painted then fitted

(http://i.imgur.com/Q5xRFKk.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GK5l2lg.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/z2mhUaR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/p6mhYWw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5AJm7bt.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lSdWlwV.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 29 December, 2016, 09:23:04 pm
I know its not the point but can we see a photo of your work table? That' jewel' design we see glimpses off feels so familar to me but I have no context of how the table as a whole works?

As the Falcon seems to be getting ever closer I don't want to leave this thread without at least once seeing its unsung co-star.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: sheridan on 30 December, 2016, 10:53:18 pm
I know its not the point but can we see a photo of your work table? That' jewel' design we see glimpses off feels so familar to me but I have no context of how the table as a whole works?

As the Falcon seems to be getting ever closer I don't want to leave this thread without at least once seeing its unsung co-star.

I've been admiring that table too :)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 31 December, 2016, 01:52:44 pm
I know its not the point but can we see a photo of your work table? That' jewel' design we see glimpses off feels so familar to me but I have no context of how the table as a whole works?

As the Falcon seems to be getting ever closer I don't want to leave this thread without at least once seeing its unsung co-star.

I've been admiring that table too :)

You guys are...weird.  :lol:
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Dandontdare on 31 December, 2016, 02:58:23 pm
it's the weird thumb-ring that I find distracting!  :lol:
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 31 December, 2016, 03:58:48 pm
I know its not the point but can we see a photo of your work table? That' jewel' design we see glimpses off feels so familar to me but I have no context of how the table as a whole works?

As the Falcon seems to be getting ever closer I don't want to leave this thread without at least once seeing its unsung co-star.

I've been admiring that table too :)

You guys are...weird.  :lol:

Oh come on we have over 13000 posts on a comic forum, you excepted well adjusted?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 31 December, 2016, 04:00:02 pm
it's the weird thumb-ring that I find distracting!  :lol:

No need to get personal.  :'(
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 31 December, 2016, 04:01:34 pm
I know its not the point but can we see a photo of your work table? That' jewel' design we see glimpses off feels so familar to me but I have no context of how the table as a whole works?

As the Falcon seems to be getting ever closer I don't want to leave this thread without at least once seeing its unsung co-star.

I've been admiring that table too :)

You guys are...weird.  :lol:

Oh come on we have over 13000 posts on a comic forum, you excepted well adjusted?

These things are all relative but fair point, well made.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 31 December, 2016, 07:06:53 pm
Because you demanded it: here's the Edwardian drinks' tray I bought (for a pittance, I might add) specifically for working on the fiddlier sections of the falcon. High sides and nice handles meant that no tiny parts could roll away unnoticed and I could carry it easier than one without handles! Sorry it isn't a table...

(http://i.imgur.com/nrRHRa7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cHrZP6v.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 31 December, 2016, 07:22:45 pm
No, no the fact that its a victorian tray makes it all the finer. You've managed to further romanticise the whole endeavour a little more.

Oh so practical as well!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 01 January, 2017, 01:19:17 pm
Cockpit finalised and glazed

(http://i.imgur.com/GyAPYmU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/N6XSp1L.jpg)

Revised battle-damage

(http://i.imgur.com/yDgh8Bw.jpg)

Cockpit fixed to upper-hull

(http://i.imgur.com/qvH2PWl.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 02 January, 2017, 02:50:29 pm
Dorsal gun-turret modified and glazed

(http://i.imgur.com/NLMkscX.jpg)

Dorsal gun-turret fixed to upper-hull; gun-well added plus access ladder to dorsal and ventral gun-wells

(http://i.imgur.com/x23ZqMA.jpg)

Dorsal gun-well light test.

(http://i.imgur.com/Y68426p.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 07 January, 2017, 09:42:26 pm
You'll like this: upper and lower hull finally come together.

(http://i.imgur.com/q1BPcPJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GsikXAV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yry9Clq.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/boM2SmJ.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KtQCAYo.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Something Fishy on 07 January, 2017, 10:13:25 pm
That is a darned fine model.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Zarjazzer on 09 January, 2017, 08:32:37 pm
It looks so awesome all it needs is an ISD to turn up and start firing.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 09 January, 2017, 09:00:42 pm
That's a bit special that is. Good I can't believe how close we... well okay you... are to the end.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 13 January, 2017, 07:43:16 pm
 Side panels before:

(http://i.imgur.com/yr3y6Bj.jpg)

...and after

(http://i.imgur.com/kRLOO4k.jpg)

And fitted:

(http://i.imgur.com/0so2N2O.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9VSV6MS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4IM9ZTU.jpg)

Right between the mandibles!

(http://i.imgur.com/axHUtJ6.jpg)

A bit of torchlight required here:

(http://i.imgur.com/lpBsF6m.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 15 January, 2017, 04:57:38 pm
More side panels, before

(http://i.imgur.com/Wu41X2j.jpg)

And after

(http://i.imgur.com/Jhtz3tc.jpg)

And fitted

(http://i.imgur.com/m4XPaKk.jpg)

Docking rings before

(http://i.imgur.com/9YnAJXX.jpg)

And after

(http://i.imgur.com/rgSNEdL.jpg)

And fitted

Port
(http://i.imgur.com/FQCatDb.jpg)

Starboard
(http://i.imgur.com/vUIHQ3F.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Zarjazzer on 16 January, 2017, 09:21:51 pm
That last piccie  I half expect  Han and Chewie  to come down the ramp. Awesome stuff.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mardroid on 17 January, 2017, 05:52:14 pm
It's lovely isn't it?

I saw a couple of issues of the Back to the Future Delorian in the W H Smiths today (I thought it had been out for a good while. Maybe the earlier one was a try-out or something). If the photograph on the back was accurate, part of me really yearned to get them, but I can't afford them right now. (Well I could just about afford the first issue, but what's the point of that?)

Sorry slightly off-topic, but not entirely unrelated. This sort of thing, classic space ships and vehicles is far more up my street than the old airfix plane type stuff, although they're nice too.

Anyway, your effort, hard work and diligence does you credit hippynumber1*, especially going that extra mile with the paint jobs and extra battle damage etc. I'm not sure I'd have the patience or skill for that, although I'd probably manage the basic assembly. Assuming the instructions are up to scatch.

(I'm curious how the finished craft looks like without the optional paint job. A side-by-side comparison of pictures would be interesting. I'm not suggesting you do that.) 

I really look forward to seeing the final shots.

*Dear me that looks patronising, but I don't mean it that way. You've done a wonderful job.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 17 January, 2017, 08:48:02 pm
There are a few people who have done the basic job on it, I'll see if I can do a side-by-side comparison at the end. I've been learning this (paint-job, battle damage, etc) as I've been going along so really appreciate the compliment; it wasn't patronising at all. I feel very proud of what I've achieved with the old hunk of junk.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 21 January, 2017, 01:26:45 pm
Engine bay cover, before

(http://i.imgur.com/CDp6npF.jpg)

Engine bay cover, after preliminary dirtying-up

(http://i.imgur.com/2Zq3UAJ.jpg)

Engine bay cover, 25 bloody greeblies later

(http://i.imgur.com/QPEE2yy.jpg)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 23 January, 2017, 08:56:44 am
That's some darn fine work there.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 29 January, 2017, 02:35:15 pm
Engine bay, another 55 greeblies later:

(http://i.imgur.com/zQqV53F.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IfDt0KR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/YC3H3Iu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3L851n2.jpg)

Only three issues left to go...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 04 February, 2017, 01:24:58 pm
Another 28 bits added to the engine-bay:

(http://i.imgur.com/gbxjWVs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Z7BUKzD.jpg)

Two issues to go...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 14 February, 2017, 09:22:24 pm
The last (?) twenty greeblies on the engine bay cover which is now ready to fix to the hull.

(http://i.imgur.com/ngSQG03.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/iHi5LMY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IccYcvM.jpg)

One issue left, 51ish bits to add to the upper-hull then final paint-job and weathering.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 20 February, 2017, 01:45:09 pm
Forward shield projector assemblies

(http://i.imgur.com/K6bQB85.jpg)

A thing they've squeezed into the corner near the cockpit

(http://i.imgur.com/nREZsve.jpg)

A bit that has to be glued to the underside of the port mandible, that they forgot to mention earlier, when it was easily accessible.

(http://i.imgur.com/6Wc1PgY.jpg)

Ten new greeblies on the dorsal gun turret

(http://i.imgur.com/0rA6tWo.jpg)

Three additions to the starboard docking passage

(http://i.imgur.com/20QCTWi.jpg)

Seven bits on the end of the cockpit passage

(http://i.imgur.com/7dNtduP.jpg)

And another eight to the upper side of the cockpit passage

(http://i.imgur.com/CCOARIk.jpg)

Six here

(http://i.imgur.com/Ws4lZie.jpg)

Three on this bit

(http://i.imgur.com/1n5R909.jpg)

Three more here

(http://i.imgur.com/tytowxY.jpg)

And the final six pieces

(http://i.imgur.com/uaP2P1p.jpg)

Plus the rectenna dish

(http://i.imgur.com/TFoFBkP.jpg)

All that's left to do now is complete the dorsal and ventral guns and weather the top and sides.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mikey on 20 February, 2017, 01:58:50 pm
Fantastic. The engine bay cover is pure lush and gives me a tingle knowing we'll soon see the finished thing!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 20 February, 2017, 05:11:38 pm
I truly hope when this is finally finished for the grand finally hippynumber1 blesses us all with a video of him running around the house carrying* the Falcon making hyperdrive and laser shooter noises.

That would be magnificent.

*well assuming it staggering size means this is possible!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 20 February, 2017, 05:51:40 pm
the Falcon making hyperdrive and laser shooter noises.



That's how I imagine it. Like in Lego Batman.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 21 February, 2017, 11:24:27 am
I truly hope when this is finally finished for the grand finally hippynumber1 blesses us all with a video of him running around the house carrying* the Falcon making hyperdrive and laser shooter noises.

That would be magnificent.

*well assuming it staggering size means this is possible!

You'll be lucky; my weak and enfeebled hippy arms can barely lift the thing.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: TordelBack on 21 February, 2017, 12:11:17 pm
Would it help if I got out and pushed?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 21 February, 2017, 01:38:19 pm
It might.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Link Prime on 21 February, 2017, 02:52:06 pm
What size figures are compatible with it Hippy?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 21 February, 2017, 06:34:49 pm
1:43 scale apparently; there are a few places producing IP infringing figures on 3D printers but they're stupidly expensive (and, unless something's officially licensed, I'm not interested.)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: TordelBack on 21 February, 2017, 10:33:52 pm
1:43 scale apparently; there are a few places producing IP infringing figures on 3D printers but they're stupidly expensive (and, unless something's officially licensed, I'm not interested.)

Pretty much bang on for Galactic Heroes range. 

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51fVeLKIHbL.jpg)

More seriously, I'm sure there were rather nice die-cast figures in this rough scale in the 80's - I think I may even have the Vader somewhere. They're about twice the height of the old Kenner Micro Collection playset figures.


Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 22 February, 2017, 04:25:01 pm
This is interesting; as the build has been progressing people have been highlighting details on the original filming prop that have been missed by the manufacturers of this model. This has just been posted on the build forum:

Dear Participants to this thread,

De Agostini would like to again thank you for your patience in this matter.

In light of the extra greeblies highlighted after the first set was brought to our attention, we can now confirm that we will be providing all but the very last greeble, the one which is highlighted but not arrowed.

We are now in discussions with the manufacturer as to what the production time will be on these pieces and will update in due course. We understand that it can be frustrating having to wait for the final details, and we are doing our utmost to expedite this process.

Once the parts are manufactured, we will send them out in a special pack, not issue, which will of course be free of charge to all participants in the build. Details will follow once the packs have been put together.

Regards,

De Agostini Admin
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: IndigoPrime on 22 February, 2017, 04:40:50 pm
Fair play to them.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 22 February, 2017, 08:37:31 pm
One of those times when I'm actually glad to be 25 issues behind.
Nice of them to sort it out though.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 03 March, 2017, 02:16:30 pm
Oh my!

http://www.deagostini.com/minisites/uk/collections/build-x-wing/

I now have to revisit my finances... :-\
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mikey on 03 March, 2017, 02:24:15 pm
Oh my!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mardroid on 03 March, 2017, 02:24:29 pm
Wow.  Very nice. I wonder if they'll have the wing open mechanism fitted? ( Do you remember how you'd do that by pressing R2s head on the old toy? )

Those glass cube crafts 'free gifts' look pretty nifty too.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 03 March, 2017, 02:28:21 pm
Word is that the wings are motorised, that R2 is removeable and rotates when in the socket, the landing legs are retractable and the cockpit is fully lit. And it's huge!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 04 March, 2017, 07:59:27 am
Oh my!

http://www.deagostini.com/minisites/uk/collections/build-x-wing/

I now have to revisit my finances... :-\

Oh fvck. Me too.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 15 March, 2017, 06:20:27 pm
This thread has gone very quiet.
Just started my build.
My fingers are too fat for these screws.  :-\
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Dandontdare on 15 March, 2017, 07:31:14 pm
magnetic screwdriver is your answer - I always had trouble with fiddly screws until I got one of these (or actually until a friend just magnetised a normal one) - pop the screw on the head and insert with the screwdriver
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mardroid on 16 March, 2017, 01:14:17 am
If you tap the screwdriver against something hard (not someone's head) it will cause the screwdriver to become magnetised. I think its just for a temporary period, and it's pretty weak but it may work long enough to tighten the screws into place.

I used the magnetism trick to get screws out of awkward places, like the inside of a computer chassis. In hindsight, considering the issues of exposing microchip components to an electric field,.that probably wasn't a good idea. Thankfully there was no harm done.

Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 16 March, 2017, 08:14:29 am
magnetic screwdriver is your answer - I always had trouble with fiddly screws until I got one of these (or actually until a friend just magnetised a normal one) - pop the screw on the head and insert with the screwdriver

Thankfully they supply a magnetic screwdriver with the second issue and it helps enormously but it's still incredibly fiddly.
Having to really take my time.
Started yesterday and did the first seven issues.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 16 March, 2017, 08:40:16 am
This thread has gone very quiet.
Just started my build.
My fingers are too fat for these screws.  :-\

Sorry, just waiting for the opportunity to finish painting the upper-hull. I tried to post some pics yesterday but the image sharer I use was down; I'll try again later.

Also, fiddley little bastards!  >:(
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 16 March, 2017, 11:58:57 am
I must say I'm enjoying the R2-D2 build more.
Up to issue 8 on that one.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 16 March, 2017, 09:10:07 pm
Also, Imgur has changed into some kind of second-rate popularity contest and I can't figure out how to embed photos here from it anymore. Bloody annoying bastards!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 17 March, 2017, 08:35:09 am
I use photobucket.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 17 March, 2017, 10:05:20 am
Yeah, I'm going to set-up an account with photobucket tonight. Hopefully, I'll be able to post some new pics then...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Dandontdare on 17 March, 2017, 04:58:46 pm
photobucket is becoming increasingly annoying - there are so many video-ads and whizzy graphics etc that it takes each page an age to load.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: SIP on 17 March, 2017, 05:07:11 pm
Photobucket is horrible nowadays (on my mobile at least). It used to be a lot quicker.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 17 March, 2017, 08:29:59 pm
Wow, it's painfully slow, isn't it? At least it works though.

Quad guns

(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q364/Hippynumber1/image_zpscqilfffk.jpeg) (http://s349.photobucket.com/user/Hippynumber1/media/image_zpscqilfffk.jpeg.html)

Quad guns primed

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Quad guns painted

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Quite pleased with the colour-match on these

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Quad guns weathered

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Quad guns fitted

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First colour elements added to upper-hull; it's got red on it...

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Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 17 March, 2017, 09:07:10 pm
Wow lookin' so close to done. This is getting very exciting!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: sheridan on 17 March, 2017, 10:16:58 pm
I'm looking forward to both the original Falcon getting completed, and the other Falcons continuing the thread!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 18 March, 2017, 07:50:15 am
There are no 'other' Falcons.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: IAMTHESYSTEM on 18 March, 2017, 09:22:23 am
Wow lookin' so close to done. This is getting very exciting!

What will we do with our lives when hippynumber1 finishes? >Boo, hoo, sob<
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Zenith 666 on 18 March, 2017, 09:51:42 am
When he finishes the Falcon we get to watch him build his x-wing.
Or he has a cup of tea and a bloody good rest.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 18 March, 2017, 12:05:01 pm
When he finishes the Falcon we get to watch him build his x-wing.
Or he has a cup of tea and a bloody good rest.

And R2-D2 is waiting in the wings. I have the first eight issues ready to go...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 18 March, 2017, 05:23:45 pm
When he finishes the Falcon we get to watch him build his x-wing.
Or he has a cup of tea and a bloody good rest.

And R2-D2 is waiting in the wings. I have the first eight issues ready to go...

The R2-D2 is, so far, a much easier build.
And I can assure you there are other 'Falcons'. Either that or the thing taking up my dining room table is something completely different, yet looking the same.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: sheridan on 19 March, 2017, 12:35:59 am
And I can assure you there are other 'Falcons'. Either that or the thing taking up my dining room table is something completely different, yet looking the same.

Is yours a 'clean' version, or are you weathering it too?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 19 March, 2017, 07:18:17 am
And I can assure you there are other 'Falcons'. Either that or the thing taking up my dining room table is something completely different, yet looking the same.

Is yours a 'clean' version, or are you weathering it too?

I'm going for the clean version initially. I may well weather once it's complete.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 19 March, 2017, 06:06:50 pm
Grey panels now painted. When he second coat has dried, these need to be 'distressed' and weathered.

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Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Zarjazzer on 19 March, 2017, 09:34:52 pm
More awesome with every post!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 21 March, 2017, 04:02:12 pm
I'm finally starting have some fun with this build now after a few panicky issues and lots of bits just waiting around for later.
Up to part 14 and it's looking good.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 21 March, 2017, 04:54:40 pm
Once you're past all the bloody door cushions it's great!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 22 March, 2017, 08:06:47 am
Once you're past all the bloody door cushions it's great!

I've done one set. Glued my fingers together far too many times  :lol:
I have the second, of many, to do today.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Tiplodocus on 23 March, 2017, 12:42:13 pm
During a spare bedroom clear out, I found a 3/4 complete old AMT Millennium Falcon cutaway kit that I'd started building with the elder Tips son many years ago*

Man, it looks shit compared to the gorgeousness on this thread.


* This is what happens when you leave it to your Mrs to go out and get a Millennium Falcon TOY for a seven year old.  She comes back with a madly complicated kit that he just didn't have the patience to do.

"We've painted this bit. Now we need to let it dry." 

In retrospect, I should have a) taken it back or b) said "Sod it, let's just glue it together as quick as we can and then throw it about the room".   

In good news, we also found a LEGO MINDSTORMS DARKSIDE DEVELOPER KIT (AT/AT and Destroyer Droid).  Those are going for crazy money on eBay!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mattofthespurs on 23 March, 2017, 02:25:21 pm
Finished up issue 25 today. More door cushions, frame and corridors. Don't mind the corridors but did not notice for ages that arches with cushions had to go in one way and one way only!
Glad I did not glue them!
Getting hand cramps now from all the fiddly screws so that's my lot until tomorrow.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 28 March, 2017, 02:29:17 pm
Who's scruffy-lookin'?

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Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 30 March, 2017, 08:47:48 pm
Dirty girl.

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(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q364/Hippynumber1/image_zpstxmylutf.jpeg) (http://s349.photobucket.com/user/Hippynumber1/media/image_zpstxmylutf.jpeg.html)

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Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 31 March, 2017, 11:47:31 am
How about a sneak peak at the first two issues of 'Build Your Own X-Wing'?

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Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 31 March, 2017, 01:29:35 pm
How about a sneak peak at the first two issues of 'Build Your Own X-Wing'?

Hey, hey hey. The Falcon isn't even cold, hell the old girl still has some tricks to come I hope and already you tease us with this new beauty.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 31 March, 2017, 01:41:03 pm
It seems as though this is only a test run at the moment, Colin. If it's popular/successful enough then it will probably launch sometime in 2018 (annoyingly overlapping with the R2-D2 build.) The Falcon is now all about getting all the tiny rust and wear details on. I'm also waiting for a bespoke bracket to be made so I can display it in the way I want so you've a few more months of Falcon to go.

My main worry at the moment is we're moving house in three weeks and I am absolutely terrified about moving it. My plan is to pad out the boot of the car with blankets and a duvet, snuggle the Falcon into place, put as much bubble-wrap as I can find on top and drive very, very slowly to the new house...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Bolt-01 on 31 March, 2017, 02:21:57 pm
From the look of the size of it, Hippy you'd be better of climbing in and flying there...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 04 April, 2017, 10:59:11 am
Upper-hull finished (I think).

(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q364/Hippynumber1/image_zps1cppxhfc.jpeg) (http://s349.photobucket.com/user/Hippynumber1/media/image_zps1cppxhfc.jpeg.html)

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Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 20 April, 2017, 02:48:10 pm
This, my lovelies, is it - the finishing touches: the side panels all weathered and 'distressed.' The pictures start at the port rear panel and work around to starboard rear. I want to get this bracketed and on display properly for the final pictures so there may be a delay while I wait for the bracket to be made. We're moving house tomorrow too, so it's entirely possible that two years worth of modelling could get wrecked...

(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q364/Hippynumber1/image_zpspicq3klz.jpeg) (http://s349.photobucket.com/user/Hippynumber1/media/image_zpspicq3klz.jpeg.html)

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Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: The Legendary Shark on 20 April, 2017, 06:50:03 pm
Best thread on the board, this. Genuinely sad to see it nearing the end but can't wait to see the Old Girl all lit up.

Thank you, H#1, for sharing this marvellous project with us.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 20 April, 2017, 09:16:22 pm
We're moving house tomorrow too, so it's entirely possible that two years worth of modelling could get wrecked...


Look wait WAIT - I'll be over. I'll look after while you move. In a box. We'll lock ourselves (me and the Falcon) in a secure metal box unitil you are done then we can fly it - safely - to your new homw together.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 12 May, 2017, 03:37:41 pm
It was nerve-racking but we made it safely to the new house and in less than 12 parsecs.

(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q364/Hippynumber1/image_zpsseeyqljg.jpeg) (http://s349.photobucket.com/user/Hippynumber1/media/image_zpsseeyqljg.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: The Legendary Shark on 12 May, 2017, 04:14:34 pm
Don't get cocky...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Link Prime on 12 May, 2017, 04:24:17 pm
What a piece of junk.

Nice model though.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: SIP on 12 May, 2017, 05:13:38 pm
After a week or so of building, just completed the task of building the UCS Lego Millenium falcon (over 5000 pieces ).....

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l150/Simonipenter/20170510_142609.jpg) (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/Simonipenter/media/20170510_142609.jpg.html)

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l150/Simonipenter/20170510_142545.jpg) (http://s95.photobucket.com/user/Simonipenter/media/20170510_142545.jpg.html)

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.....now to find somewhere to put it.......
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: The Legendary Shark on 12 May, 2017, 06:02:40 pm
Why Lego Chewie so sad look?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: SIP on 12 May, 2017, 06:17:11 pm
He's sad because i had the end of Force Awakens on as I was building 😭
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: The Legendary Shark on 12 May, 2017, 06:36:09 pm
You monster.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Colin YNWA on 12 May, 2017, 06:59:12 pm
It was nerve-racking but we made it safely to the new house and in less than 12 parsecs.

(http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q364/Hippynumber1/image_zpsseeyqljg.jpeg) (http://s349.photobucket.com/user/Hippynumber1/media/image_zpsseeyqljg.jpeg.html)

I've shed a tear of joy...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: sheridan on 12 May, 2017, 09:42:42 pm
Until seeing it in the back of a car I hadn't really got a grasp on the size of the thing!

Great Lego pics, SIP!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: SIP on 13 May, 2017, 12:04:18 am
Until seeing it in the back of a car I hadn't really got a grasp on the size of the thing!

Great Lego pics, SIP!

Cheers dude. Would love to say that it was really fun to build, but man, it was a chore!
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Mardroid on 14 May, 2017, 09:28:34 pm
Until seeing it in the back of a car I hadn't really got a grasp on the size of the thing!

I was just thinking myself, that car boot really gives it a sense of scale, huh?
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Zarjazzer on 16 May, 2017, 09:23:21 pm
It was indeed awesome. The force is strong with young hippynumber1 and SIP.

If they could be turned they would become powerful allies...
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: Magnetica on 06 November, 2017, 04:07:32 pm
Just seen issue 87 in the Co-op next to work.

Which seems a bit random to say the least.
Title: Re: My Awesome Millennium Falcon Build Thread!
Post by: hippynumber1 on 12 November, 2017, 03:18:20 pm
That is random; it finished in January! Just noticed how photobucket have wrecked the thread - utter bastards - but there was no way I was paying for it! I received issue 100A this week which includes the free lies that were overlooked in the initial build so when they're done I shall upload some fresh pics that you fine folk can actually see!