General

Some Forward Progress

Hi Gang,

A quick morning update…

I put together the new door electrical box

I created a new cover plate but this is the old one

Front face greeblie

I polished the smoked cover plate and added the greeblie

Added paint and filler to the box

Sanded

Temp positioned the electronics

Temp put together

Plugged in and working!

Back side

I then marked out the area to remove on the backside of the door

Got the laser cutter working!  I found out what the issue was – A piece of acrylic was stuck in the bed and not raising to the correct level

This greeblie also mounts to the extension panels – there are NO clear images of these greeblies so I’m just winging it

Second

MUCH BETTER!

I marked out the correct mounting points for this greeblie

Almost forgot about this guy – added weathering

Still have to add a few more little greeblies to the surrounding areas

More to Follow!

FINALLY!!!!!!!!

Hi Gang!

We are FINALLY UP AND RUNNING!  Sorry for the LONG delay.  So much has happened over the last few months. Here are a few pics of what we’ve done – this is just the tip of the iceberg!  : )  Much of the pressure is off us as we have been forced to back out of several shows.  But this gives us more time and not rush the important parts of the build.

So, I’ll shut up now… enjoy…

We FINALLY FOUND SEATS!  They are still in the UK and Wavey is looking them over in prep for transport to the US.

We laser cut a new rear arch

We have found, identified and fabricated LOTS of greeblies!

We found a Garrard Record Player Trim Plate!

I fabricated this interesting little housing

Fabricated two hinges to match the original

The hinges mounted to the housing

Got some panels finished up!

We’re starting a new nose!

New nose plans!

New radar scope panel is 95% finished!

More Greeblies!

New recessed door panel

We CNC’d a NEW DOOR

New door electrical box

And those are the highlights!  My apologies once again for the LONG delay…  It feels great to be back so Stay Tuned!

Two New Star Wars-Themed Lands Coming to Disneyland and Walt Disney World

“… a pair of 14-acre lands that will feature creatures, characters and vehicles pulled from Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as the older films. Iger teased a Mos Eisley-style cantina, as well as the two signature attractions: one that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the Resistance and the First Order and the other that allows you pilot the most famous ship in the galaxy, the Millennium Falcon. The lands will be located in both Disneyland in California and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida. This is very, very exciting news indeed.”

http://blogs.disney.com/insider/2015/08/15/two-new-star-wars-themed-lands-coming-to-disneyland-and-walt-disney-world/

Disney's Star Wars Land Announcement Concept Art

Disney’s Star Wars Land Announcement Concept Art

Disney's Star Wars Land Announcement Concept Art

Disney’s Star Wars Land Announcement Concept Art

UPDATES!

Hi Gang,

Lots of forward progress!  Once again Jessie was a HUGE help to me by cutting lots of greeblies!  THANKS J

I really enjoyed weathering one of the greeblies from a few posts back do I decided to jump in and give a few of the pure silver painted greeblies some weathering

Painted this guy

Then added some weathering

Grunge VS Clean – I like the simple grunge look (after all, this was a used universe)

More painted greeblies

2 of the newly cast matte boxes – Hey Fuzz!  Be on the lookout!

Still trying to figure out the best pot knobs

Worked on the wall art pieces

This was frustrating!  None of these little 1/4″ acrylic squares didn’t fit… UGH

Another new greeblie – the 1/4″ orange trim piece adds a bit more depth

Covers plates for the old LED holes

Jessie also cut this cover piece for the lower part of the Garrard Trim plate

PERFECT FIT!

All these little acrylic squares were cut and applied

Finally got around to designing / cutting the new throttle housing

Black acrylic cover gives it that smooth industrial look!

I had an idea for this greeblie so Jessie cut a second one

We cut 30 holes for the wires to feed – but I was 4 holes short… UGH…  More on this later

LED panel covers and the Garrard Trim plate finally getting a second layer of black

LOVE IT!  That acrylic piece fits right in!  I love the laser cutter

A few more layers of paint needed

I then shifted gears to getting these panels back together – still work to do on them

I then put the nose panels back on – this was NOT easy.  There is so much shifting and warping

The seat is STILL a bit too high.  We’re going to have to fab a new seat post

The edges of the seat should bump the shelf

I then built these lower nose panels

Sadly… the angles are off – AGAIN!  WHAT HAPPENED!?  UGH  I have to figure this one out!

Once I pull the panels off I’ll finish up the shelf

To give you guys an idea of just how much BIGGER she is…

This is from Oct 3, 2013

And this is how she looks NOW!

Oct 3

NOW

So much left to do!  I’m getting the files ready for the new door, door frame and surrounding areas!  So there’s always something going on.  :)

More to Follow!

Panels and Pin Stripes

Hi Gang,

Not much of an update…  But

First of many sanding/filler stages for this panel.  I also might try painting the pinstripes.  If it doesn’t look good / turn out right… re-sand/re-paint and apply regular pin stripes

Second round of filler

Reapplied the pinstripes on this panel and did some touch up work to include satin clear

This panel is almost finished!  I’m going to cut all the different “buttons” from color specific acrylic – orange, yellow, red, blue, black and white.  I tried painting them but the paint was either too thick, or it didn’t have that clean acrylic look.

From what I can tell, the original buttons panels were recessed into the panel itself.  The next gen cockpit will get the works!

There are several round knobs and a few other little greeblies to add as well – plus the 1″ tiles

I’m getting files together for the laser cutter.  Greeblies will include the infinity mirror for the “radar” panel, buttons, wall art greeblies, and I’m sure there’s more.  😉

The weather is supposed to be in 100s the next few days with 100000% humidity.  I’ll do what I can!

More to Follow!

Too Hot and WAY Too Humid!

Hi Gang,

I was going to work on the chair but it is so hot and humid out today… I am USELESS in this kind of weather

So I decided to do more work on the panels – Han’s lower panel button greeblie

Black panels for the wall art panels

Before

After

I accidently sprayed gloss clear on to the nose access panel.  I taped everything off and gave it a shot of satin clear – MUCH BETTER

Finished up this panel – still needs one more greeblie

Pin striped Hans lower side extension panel

As mentioned above – the humidity.  The humidity has been really bad for the past few weeks.  So bad in fact it did this to one of the panels

UGH… If I cant fix it I’ll have to remove those bad areas, re-pinstripe and then a good shot of satin clear

When I removed the above panel, I decided to redo this one

I didn’t do the pin stripes correctly and they are beginning to separate

YUCK

So… popped everything off

Sanded and added filler and now its drying

I then sanded and added filler to the armrest lever greeblie

Sandable primmer – mmmmmmmmmm

Against my better judgment… I went out to the garage (HOT) and attached these panels to ensure fit

Nice

More to Follow!  :)

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