docking ring studies

So here’s a fun one!

Got a small section of Andre’s 3D photometric scan of the 5′ Falcon and started using it for the digital reconstruction.

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We built a generic version of the docking ring…

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Then I traced the armored plates onto the generic ring using the 3D scan as an underlay to get exact plate lines. The plates were added to the generic model…

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Next the plates were digitally unrolled from the cone shape to make a flat pattern…


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mclaren chasis

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Thank you Andre for supplying the base model for this. I’ll probably be posting versions of the “original” part and of ones that have been modified to fit the falcon dome. Also one with thicker wall section for smaller build (like my 32″ scale).

welcome andre

I have a new contributor to the site – Andre (vfxsup64 on the RPF). Check out his amazing work on recreating the ANH 5′ Falcon on his thread here.

Andre and I have similar goals, and similar working styles, so it seemed a natural fit. I’m looking forward to working more with him on our respective Falcon projects!

The blog has been renamed The Falconers (plural) and we hope to attract more falcon creating enthusiasts as we continue to grow.

Cheers,
J.

falcon flight sim : updated

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Ok, so while I was waiting for my Solidworks and Alias licenses to get updated, I did a little side project. A Millennium Falcon flight sim!

Well, technically it simulates the display on the dashboard console – or my imagining of it.

It has 360+ of the known planets in the Star Wars galaxy mapped in 3D space and you can fly around and explore the whole galaxy.

The little compass thingy at the bottom always points toward the center of the galaxy (it’s easy to get lost) and the planet names appear as you fly close to them.

The read-out at the top shows current heading and and speed and a bunch of other stuff – but It’s all in Aurebesh, of course. So get to translating.

The controls are:

W – dive
S – climb
A – bank left
D – bank right
Q – hyperspace (of sorts)
E – brake

UPDATE:

Tweaked the UI quite a bit and added destination presets! Using the numbers keys (not the ones on the num pad…)

0 – Tatooine
1 – Alderaan
2 – Yavin
3 – Hoth
4 – Bespin
5 – Endor
6 – Coruscant
7 – Naboo
8 – Kamino
9 – Geonosis
minus – Utapau
equals – Mustafar
tilde – Dagobah

Enjoy!

shifting gears

EntexRotaryTransmission.254Just thought I’d mix it up a bit and start working on some kit parts. This is the 1/5 Scale Entex transmission part that flanks either side of the mandibles. It’s a lank mark part on the ANH Flacon that didn’t make it to the ESB version – I’m guessing there wasn’t a 1/10 scale version available and thus the ESB version used the Porsche transmission.

Thanks to vfxsup64 at the RPF for the laser scan part that I’m surfacing over top of!