New Renders for Exterior Scaling
Stinson is working through the exercise of getting the scaling of the overall exterior as refined as possible so we can move ahead with footings. The key is to get the landing gear positioned and scaled so that it fits with the look of the rest of the ship. Since this Falcon will be so much larger than any of the exterior sets from the films, coupled with the fact that the landing gear must support almost all of the weight of the structure above, getting those proportions correct is pretty important both visually and structurally.
We will also incorporate some additional vertical supports, disguised as fuel hoses, under the mandibles. These images show the supports farther aft than they will ultimately be placed.