LOTS OF GOOD STUFF!!!! After sanding the platforms down to a smooth dull finish I bolted everything together! Quickly finding out the garage wasn’t exactly level, I used a few shims and away I went…
Measure, Measure, Measure…
Hans side bolted down – this was quite a task. I had to make sure the platforms were level (enter the shims). Then I had to bolt the front side panels to the back side panels. Since I couldn’t drill a hole into the side panels lower 1×4 (the angle was too great) I had to mark the holes, unbolt everything, drill the holes, bolt it back together, mark the holes to drill into the platform, unbolt everything again, drill the holes then PRAY everything bolted back together… WHEW… Then I had to do it ALL over again on Chewie’s side…
Two Platforms waiting to be mounted together! EWE.. Horrible Pic… Sorry
The console platform (The center console has it’s OWN platform as well) now fits nice and SNUG! KUDOS to Starkiller’s amazing 3D rendering and measurements!
Now I can finally get started on that front window and canopy! But I probably need some seats…
More to Come!
I have been trying to post images for the past several weeks… Enjoy!
More to Come!
May 13, 2013 in General
Back in March, I gave a presentation on the Full Scale Falcon project at the local chapter of Pecha Kucha here in Nashville. If you’re not familiar with Pecha Kucha, it’s a rapid-fire presentation format where you get 20 slides, and 20 seconds to spend on each slide. You submit your slides the day before, and they are automatically advanced during your show. So, it really goes by fast. Normally when I give a presentation on the project, I have over 100 slides and spend over an hour on it. Doing it in under 7 minutes was a real challenge, but still great fun.
Here’s the video of the talk:
A little bit of AWESOME news! Starkiller just mailed me the 3D printed parts for the console – the throttle greeblies and several near identical (from the original prop) dome panel lights!!! I’m going to have the bezels chromed and attempt to make molds of everything! I’m SO HAPPY!
Throttle Greeblie (this part shows up ALL over the MF)