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Thank you all.

 

On 11/26/2023 at 10:09 PM, Mike said:

I think Chewie needs to put some left-paw down, as he's a little close to the wall there :owww:

I think he no longer has any fur on the back of his hand. 😅

 

Let’s move on to mid- and high-level preshading.

 

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Pannellining and lighting. As well as highlighting individual structures.

 

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Now I’m back to the decals, but I’ve had enough for today.

 

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Everything is slowly coming to fruition.

 

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Looks great so far - I know what you mean about "that's enough for today" though. Sometimes I just find myself fiddling with various assemblies (no sniggering at the back) and not doing anything productive. :tired:

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Thanks.

 

After the top two sections were so full of great little details, I have to go back to the base plate.
Here I started with the quarter circle and practiced kitbashing. After comparing it with the top plate, I found it to be a little sparse.
So I picked out a few more parts and created more details.
Here’s the bottom plate before for comparison…

 

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And after I lent a hand again.
The newly added parts can be recognized by their lighter surface. The plate already has two filters on it. Consisting of blue-grey and a medium gray which also results in a slight washing.

 

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Since I added the Y-fighter parts very late, they enrich the lower section very well.

 

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Better filled the plate.

 

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And the sides received a few decals.

 

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On 11/13/2023 at 10:21 AM, madtatt said:

 

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Typical reckless flying by Han Solo!!!

 

Love it!

Cheers,

Alan.

 

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Many thanks, but......

what have I done to myself…
Washing and dry painting is extremely time-consuming.
Thousands of places that you can hardly get to and you always have to be careful that excess paint dries on places that you don’t immediately see.

 

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But I think it’s worth it.
A nice contrast is created.

 

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Left side up to the middle level is done.
A week of work. 😵

 

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Thank you very much for the nice comments. ^^
It took a while, but the washing and dry painting of the plate is finished.

But first I had to improve something on the upper structure, otherwise it would have been too bare.

 

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Then we could finally start with the upper level.

 

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What a slog.

 

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Countless places were difficult to reach.

 

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But it’s coming together more and more.

 

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And again the overall view from the front.

 

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Just caught up on this build and all I can say is WOW! But I fear you have outdone yourself - when people see that diorama base they will go MAD and pretty much miss the Millennium Falcon :D

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Thank you guys.


@Kallisti
That's why I made the falcon so big so that you don't see too much of the diorama and it would be distracting. 😅

I'll soon see how the whole model turns out and I'll have to do a little bit of work.

I would like to have the project completed by March, because then the largest plastic model making fair will take place here in Germany and I would like to take part in the competition with the model.

 

Euro Model Expo

 

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So, it goes on.

To finish off the base, I printed out steel structural elements.
However, I am still a beginner in 3D printing and therefore the rivets were defective no matter what I tried.
Here are the freshly printed front pages.

 

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That’s why I removed the rivets after assembly.
I just didn’t like it.

 

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My old Punch & Die set helped.

 

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I got this for this model years ago because some rows of rivets were wrong or missing.

 

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And so the faulty rivets were replaced.

 

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Then painted.

 

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And glued under the base.

 

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Ready for inspection.

 

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The bottom plate is now finished.

 

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I think that it represents a neat conclusion to the bottom.

 

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Now I’ll continue on the sides.

 

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Then all that’s left for me to do is wish you a happy new year. 🥳
We’ll write to each other again in 2024.

 

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Happy New Year and it can go on.

 

I’ve made a lot of progress with the pages.
First I cut the armor plates with which I will cover the surfaces.

 

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Fits.

 

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By the way, the styrene plate with the X is not a plate but the gauge with which I always mark the same recesses.

 

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A few more squares spread out.

I attached the top plate with a little overlap, which conceals the gap nicely.

 

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And in the front, of course.

 

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Base color on it

 

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Here’s the overhang again.

 

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This should ensure that the maintenance flap is well covered. I will probably create a locking device using a magnet.

 

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Left side finished.

 

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And the right one.

 

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Wow, i am very honored by your comments. 😊

Do you know that?!
The pages are finished…pffff…whatever. 🤪
When I looked at the Dio from behind, something was missing.

 

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It still needed a little more substance.
And with this technical surface, what’s better than pipes?
That’s right, more plumbing.
So I took out the hot air dryer again and quickly made some.

 

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I put another one in front of it and now it’s more consistent on the sides in my opinion.
Now just need to be aged.

 

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Today was construction day again.

Not much will happen on the back wall of the diorama, as you can only see a little of it. The surface will probably mainly be decorated with large armor plates.
Only on the sloping top plate should a little structure round the whole thing off. That’s why I got a few delicate steelwork girders from the railway model making sector, which are supposed to end in a bracket I printed.

The first prototype.

 

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I will then distribute four or five units of these over the area and also lay armor plates in between.

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