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Offline josh

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A DeAgostini Millennium Falcon to join the ranks
« on: February 22, 2018, 02:41:49 am »
Lots of really amazing builds already on the forum and around the net. Not sure I'll be able to stand up to some of them, but I'll have fun trying

I started the project a few weeks ago, and it's obviously going to be a long pull. My objective is build something that I think looks good. I totally get the desire to build something as close to the shooting model as possible, but there are pros and cons to that. The big one being the shooting model was designed for celluloid, and this will be displayed for up close inspection. So, I'm going to attempt more of a museum type outcome (assuming such a thing makes sense) rather than a shooting model. There will be plenty of 3D printed, photo etch, scratch built, and other modifications before we're done. As the bard once said, "In for a penny, in for a pound."

I've started by making a bit of progress on the nose cone. I didn't like the shape of the windows, which as many people have pointed out aren't quite screen accurate. More importantly (to me), the larger windows put the look off balance. Rather than purchasing a 3D printed replacement, I decided a bit of scratch modification would suffice for this part.

Here are a few of the before and after shots for comparison.

I'm pretty satisfied with the results so far. More to come soon, as there are other areas I'm working on in parallel to the cockpit and nose cone.

More detail and images at https://yaplabs.com/workshop/2018/2/19/the-de-bergerac-effect
Cheers,

Josh Hall   |   Participant of the model-making adventure   |   yaplabs.com

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Offline RockyD88

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Re: A DeAgostini Millennium Falcon to join the ranks
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 09:49:52 am »
This will be cool!! :)

Offline ImWolf

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Re: A DeAgostini Millennium Falcon to join the ranks
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 07:46:02 pm »
Either you have small hands, or this is a nicely sized Falcon....  :b

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