Thank you Stinson for your fabulous reference! It helped a lot in creating these reference models!
Yeah – so it’s been two years since I finished the cockpit sidewalls – and now, as promised, the rear wall is finished! Here’s a link to the GrabCAD project!
I’m having fun getting the FormLabs Form 1 printer dialed in. Funny how every printer and printing technology has it’s idiosyncrasies. But here are the first prints!
The Nav Seat is about 1 ¾” tall at 1/35 scale so these are pretty tiny. The detail help up and the stair stepping isn’t too bad. I’m curious what they will look like with a coat of paint on them.
I think I’m about done with these. There are a couple tweaks I will probably make, but wanted to get some renderings out while I’m enjoying the long week-end.
A view from the outside – standings on a mandible perhaps?
Chewie’s stepped out for a wookie break…
I’ll get the console back in at some point.
Update… This image was still cooking when I posted last night.
Here is a bit of a behind-the-scenes for how I’m going about reconstructing the sidewall control placements. I started with this reference image (which is my primary reference photo – it shows the cockpit before the “shrinkage”; the chopped-up version seen in A New Hope that was made to feel more, um, claustrophobic)…
I then created new artwork from the corrected reference photo. This will be used as an underlay for the next round of CAD work. I don’t think I will be able to find as good a reference for Han’s side, but this exercise has at least set a precedent for the grid spacing of each of the elements – which should provide solid starting points for the other side…
Sorry for such a long skinny post…
Just a quick update on what I’ve been up to. I’ve been remodeling the cockpit cone. I think this version is a better mash-up of the 5-foot and the full scale builds. It’s mostly an exercise in proportion at this point.
I’m also starting to look at how I might make space for lighting elements. I’m playing with various light-pipe design for the light bars to be lit with a single LED each and fiber optic solutions for the myriad of tiny lights on the side walls.