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Offline Jaitea

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Re: MPC Millennium Falcon
« Reply #180 on: Tue Apr, 18, 2017, 07:07:AM »
Looking great Scott, I'd say the hardest part is behind you,.....'This is where the fun begins!'

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Re: MPC Millennium Falcon
« Reply #181 on: Tue Apr, 18, 2017, 08:50:AM »
Q - yes all new mandibles.

G - thanks man. Should be ready for Christmas '19

JT - Thanks. lets hope. Cockpit tube and jawbox still looming but its moving.


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Re: MPC Millennium Falcon
« Reply #182 on: Wed Apr, 19, 2017, 10:00:AM »
Here's a pic of the first PVC mandible template. It's close but still a bit of tweaking to do. This will need to be 4 layers thick and will give me something to glue the sidewalls too and then it will get skinned in styrene panels then greeblies etc...




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Re: MPC Millennium Falcon
« Reply #183 on: Wed Apr, 19, 2017, 10:07:AM »

   .... any lighting up in there ?
 remember to leave pathways for wiring / fiber-optics     -- if it's going to be solid PVC .

 How are you cutting the PVC  ?
 looks like nice , square edges

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Re: MPC Millennium Falcon
« Reply #184 on: Wed Apr, 19, 2017, 10:12:AM »
There will be lighting for cockpit and gun turret...and yes I'll leave pathways.

Cutting it with a steel ruler and an Olfa knife. Doing my best to keep the blade square. Thanks.

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Re: MPC Millennium Falcon
« Reply #185 on: Tue Apr, 25, 2017, 09:23:PM »
Awesome live video Scott! Will watch again to see what I missed in the first quarter  :) great format to update the build

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Re: MPC Millennium Falcon
« Reply #186 on: Wed Apr, 26, 2017, 10:02:AM »
Thanks man. Glad you likes it. It's a long rant but fun to do.

Here's the vid for those that want to watch.



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Re: MPC Millennium Falcon
« Reply #187 on: Wed Apr, 26, 2017, 11:41:AM »
-- Just watched the first minutes I missed  ,
     
   Make sure you leave an avenue for lighting stuff in that 12 mm thick buildup of PVC in the mandible .   ;D

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Re: MPC Millennium Falcon
« Reply #188 on: Wed Apr, 26, 2017, 12:13:PM »
Yeah for sure man.  I'll make sure to cut trenches out to run wires.

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Re: MPC Millennium Falcon
« Reply #189 on: Wed Apr, 26, 2017, 12:20:PM »
LOL  -
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 I know you're not daft  !  --    just know how it is to get focused on structure and forget about sub-systems .

 Why did you go with the PVC sheet and not styrene ?   -  just curious

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Re: MPC Millennium Falcon
« Reply #190 on: Wed Apr, 26, 2017, 02:13:PM »
cool update. Looking forward to more

one minor nitpick, it looks like your in a steam room with the "haze" in the video


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Re: MPC Millennium Falcon
« Reply #191 on: Wed Apr, 26, 2017, 03:07:PM »
Why did you go with the PVC sheet and not styrene ?   -  just curious

Mainly based on Jaitea's experience and recommendation. It's 3mm thick and that adds alot of rigidity plus it's lightweight. Really it's perfect for this type of thing. Relatively inexpensive too.

cool update. Looking forward to more
one minor nitpick, it looks like your in a steam room with the "haze" in the video

Thanks - I totally agree. I'll make sure to clean the camera lens next time - it's likely just a finger print etc....

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Re: MPC Millennium Falcon
« Reply #192 on: Wed Apr, 26, 2017, 04:28:PM »
the big difference is it doesn't solvent weld .
Was wondering if it was way cheaper than styrene     --   I've never needed a whole sheet   ;D

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Re: MPC Millennium Falcon
« Reply #193 on: Wed Apr, 26, 2017, 10:18:PM »
I paid $60 CAN for a 4x8 foot sheet. Have used over a quarter and then some.

It CAs solid as a rock.


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Re: MPC Millennium Falcon
« Reply #194 on: Wed Apr, 26, 2017, 10:26:PM »
Tonight I finished cutting the 4 layers of PVC.

Found a glitch in my docking hall walls, out of square. Port is worse than starboard. Gonna build octagons with locator pins. Pull everything true.

Had to do a mockup. Flat nosed without the top jawbox but the legs hold up. Its getting heavyish.

I almost have a Falcon on my bench!











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