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TEST POST

Hi Gang,

THIS IS A TEST POST!  Hope it works

Not much of an update but I wanted to see what all the effort was for!  ;)

Once the pinstripes are added and all the other little surrounding greeblies are in place this will look good

Another coat of the clear satin

How does it all tie together?

Still needs some toggles, tiles and greeblies…

Stay Tuned for More!

A Little Forward Progress

Hi Gang,

It’s been a quite a few weeks since our last update!  As you know life always seems to get in the way but always know we’re working on something…  So enjoy this latest round of pics!

We’ve been spending time working the second console…

Jessie took time out of her hectic schedule to cut these shapes using the laser cutter.  Once together they will create two very critical console greeblies – more later!  ; )

More work continues on the console!  Jessie cut a new armrest panel from MDF along with a recently discovered armrest beauty panel from acrylic.  Gee… It only took us 30+ years to see the beauty panel!  ; )

Just like the first console, the armrest panel, along with the rear panel, will be held in place using magnets.  This will make access to the electronics/wiring much easier for the sound/lighting guys!  We really thought this second console through to ensure ease of access and wiring!

Many of the panels have been handed off to the guys for lighting!  We’ll have lots of great images SOON!  Also, “Seattle” Scot has been working on his own quad laser that is fully mechanized!  IT’S AMAZING!!!!  Stay tuned for some great images!

We’ll be posting more soon so PLEASE stay tuned!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hi Gang,

What better way to celebrate the new year with UPDATES!  Let’s jump right to it!

We found some actual Greeblies the original designers used!  A 3 prong wire clamp was used throughout Empire.  Wavey was able to track these down for us!  I then located 4 switches on Ebay – also used throughout Empire.  And then our own Seattle Scot created these AWESOME quad tips!

But wait… there’s more!  Jessie and I worked together to create these new greeblies for another part of the cockpit!

And now… Cockpit Updates!  I decided it was time to update the cockpit and add the shelf and lower light bars.  This involved several things!  First, the lowest panels had to be redesigned.  They were not only shorter but the angle was MUCH different – it tilted in more toward the center.  I also had to create 4 more light bars that sat just below the lowest original light grey panel but just above the new shelf…  WHEW…

Lots more to follow so stay tuned!

Happy New Year Everybody!  2015 is going to be awesome!

The Geek Media Expo 2014 and Episode VII?

Hi Gang,

Our first photos of the cockpit put together after ALL the hard work the team has put into these last few months!  We stood back and got a chill!  Thank you to Jessie, Daniel, Jake and Scott for ALL their hard work, long nights and ongoing enthusiasm for this project!

Jessie and I arrived early Friday morning to set up… After all the work, I had no idea if the cockpit was even going to fit back together!  Not sure why the images are coming in sideways… Sorry

Once we got the FINAL bolt into place… Colin popped in and set up his speeder bike replica – AWESOME!

We then turned our attention back to the entire reason why we were there…  Enjoy!

The biggest thrill came when Greg Grunberg popped in to say hello.  Many of you might know him from the TV Show Heroes.  He also wrapped up filming his part in the upcoming movie – Star Wars Episode VII!  It was an AMAZING experience!  He was VERY complimentary of our work!  Such a great guy!  Thank You So Much, Mr. Grunberg!!!

A last minute update… Daniel decided to give a little life to the radar scope!

What an AMAZING WEEKEND!  We’re all still flying high!  This was our best show yet!

More to Come!

UPDATES and Prepping for GMX!

Hi Gang, The latest round of updates are here!  We had a MAJOR push to get ready for this years GMX show in Franklin, TN.  It was a 2 week push with VERY little sleep.

More to Follow!

UPDATES UPDATES UPDATES!

Hi Gang,

Lots of good stuff happening!  A new console is taking shape, lots of greeblies, and other various happenings as we prep for GMX and NerdCon – 2 shows on the same weekend!

Work continued on the new center console!  Starkiller, Maruska and Philip did an AWSOME JOB!  Philip’s magic on the CNC created nothing less than amazing piece of artwork!  I hope I don’t mess it up!

Work continued on the console…

We then changed focus and started working LOTS of greeblies and finishing up panels!  All of the greeblies below are for the nose panels… whew…  A HUGE THANK YOU to Jessie for all her help converting and cutting these files!

I then repinstriped the nose panels!

Scott then got to work on wiring and adding the bump-ons to the new button panels – AWESOME!

As a result… LOVE IT!  These are temp backlit.  We should have ALL the LEDs installed, connected and working by Celebration

It was then time switch gears yet again and focus on a panel that had been sitting off to the side for FAR too long… the slider and vertical gauge panel!  This is probably the most complex and most difficult of all the panels because we want to make both the sliders and gauges work!  More to come on that later…

More panels getting worked on to include the original console and platforms!

More to Come!  We have two weekends before GMX and NerdCon – should be VERY interesting and fun!