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airfix 1:66 millennium falcon restoration

Postby baby_astons » Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:57 pm

while tidying up the basement I found a box full of "for sale because I won't build it" items -
and these two airfix patients - the green has been built when the kit was new and is now in a pretty sorry state -
looking more like having been shot down, a few parts missing etc - no nephews involved I haste to add...
the grey one was started from a 1982 kit, kitted out with self made electronics of the crude variety (hehe early eighties...),
the original box with the rest of the parts + the electronic drawings has also turned up -
everything should be stripped out and placed with todays knowledge...

sooooooo - both candidates should be restored to some kind of glory right here before the wary eyes of the public,

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both should get their appropriate place once I started...
in the meantime, enjoy the joys of early 70ies and 80ies...
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Re: look what I found

Postby casper » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:14 am

Nice falcon BA :)
Is that a motor i see for the antenna
love the mesh :mrgreen:
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Re: look what I found

Postby baby_astons » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:19 pm

have removed most of the electronics (apart from the led which have been glued and I don't want to destroy them...) -
the plan is to revise the falcon to proper configuration, as some will know (and some gurus point out rather sarcastically) amt hasn't spared any expenses to make as many mistakes as possible:
so the model fits quite well into our partworks bracket :mrgreen:
to start with, the side walls are 6 millimeters too high according to the blueprints used for the film model -
the walls have been already reduced to proper size (didn't wanted to buy resin trans-parts for around $70+shipment so made the cut by myself) -
as the model is plastic there is a large potential in making styrene parts that have been omitted -
as the sides are reduced the aisle parts will need to be lifted by 3 millimeters each - this way the doors will fit again and the shape will be correct level accoridng to the blueprints...
piccies as soon as I had time to bucket them :D

a real baby chop job, haha
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Re: look what I found

Postby baby_astons » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:22 pm

now to the pictures, first up are the "before" pictures showing the crude electronic layout,
everything has been stripped out now (almost) as there's some heavy chopping on the way:
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pictures have been left small as this is just a reference "slideshow" - the last picture showing the marked 6mm which have been cut away...
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this is how the aisles look from the outside - sloping to the outside which they shouldn't according to the blueprints
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this side has been cut up and glued shut - the rear end serving as a hinge -
as we lost 6mm in height in total we'll need to gain 3mm on each lower and upper portion so the escape pod insert (which is round) should fit again -
a secondary effect appearing: the outer sloping end has been lifted so now almost level as should be...
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Re: airfix 1:66 millennium falcon restoration

Postby baby_astons » Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:07 pm

ooohhh, a lot has happened but somehow the pictures didn't find their way to here, must do better...
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