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The Millennium Falcon: Day 8
Now you see me
I’ve been busy. This most recent section of the build has been the most fun, because the final design is really startingvto take shape, and now that I’m working on the top of the model, I’m building details that people will be able to see.
This is also where you get to see some of the more Unconventional uses for different parts—like flintlock pistols used for exterior tubes or wires.
I’ll admit that for a while it felt like I wasn’t making any progress, but things have started coming together very quickly, and I’m down to only two sets of bags left to complete.
One of the panels I built in this round looked vaguely ship-like on its own, and honestly, it got me thinking that maybe we were cheated out of a detachable drop ship or something on the actual Falcon.
I’m actually surprised at how loose the top of the model is. Most of the paneling is sort of held in place by gravity. The individual pieces are offset enough that they don’t really connect to each other.
It makes it pretty easy to pull thrm off and see inside the model, but it also makes it harder to move (and I’m going to need to move this thing eventually.
I still have two large sections left to complete (including the cockpit, but I’m definitely in the home stretch. This has been a monster of a build, and I can’t wait to see the finished product!
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