Without getting too wordy… Enjoy!
Lots of work this weekend. We have 2 new console panels, more 1″ tiles and 2 armrest greeblies… Enjoy!
We ran into a slight problem with the darker paint. After a week of sitting the paint still had not cured / dried. VERY frustrating. So, we sat down and decided to do a little cosmetic surgery on the console. With the help of the laser cutter and behind the scene photos from ESB, we decided on this…
New armrest greeblie
Mike then got to work on the new back panel to include new acrylic details and LEDs
Back light tests…
The Huntsville Team is meeting this evening to officially begin wiring / planning for the lights and sound! Stay Tuned!
There is a specific item / prop that was used throughout The Empire Strikes Back. The mystery item(s) were lever / control handles in the ATAT cockpit and the same piece used on MF center console armrest. But we get a great shot of this item on a panel on Cloud City when R2 plugs in to the city central computer. I am DESPERATELY trying to identify that part. See below:
Any help would be fantastic!
The local project team met the other night to discuss the lighting / sound options. Great news: we all have our marching orders… : )
As many of you know I have been working to update the center console – I’m slowly leaning toward the ESB version but there are elements of the ANH that I LOVE… We’ll see what happens. In the meantime…
We started laser cutting all the acrylic 1″ tiles and are those speakers? hmmmmmm
And last and certainly the most AWESOME! Our newest member Scot is working on a second quad laser cannon. But he’s taking his version to a whole NEW LEVEL! Enjoy!
I always hope to be further along with the build than I actually am. But let’s “hope” for a productive weekend
A few more updates from last night. The instrument panel back box on Han’s side had to be modified in order for the 2 lever greeblie to fit…
Work then continued on both the yoke handle and Racal headset replica…
Still lots more to come. There is a meeting this week to discuss both sound and lighting… Lots of things about to happen – Stay Tuned!
Our project founder Chris Lee has been invited to speak at TEDx Nashville on March 22, 2014.
His talk is titled Robots, Spaceships, and Greeblies: Build Your Dream
To support the talk, our plan is to have a more portable version of the rebuilt console, pilot seats, and smaller platform on display for this 1200 person, all-day event.
From the TEDx Nashville web site:
On Saturday, March 22nd, 2014, TEDxNashville will host its fifth annual event at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. Distinguished leaders in technology, entertainment, design, science, art, education, government, public policy, healthcare and other areas will share their remarkable thoughts and ideas focused on creating positive changes in our society.
Presale tickets are available now at a discounted price of $55. Lunch is included.
The promo code “TEDXNASH” will be automatically applied when you use the following link:
On February 25th, this pre-sale is over. Ticket prices will increase to $65.
The last two years, this event has SOLD OUT. Make sure to get tickets early.
You can also buy tickets at the TPAC box office or by calling 877-216-7540. Use promo code TEDXNASH when prompted.