Falcon hold: back wall customization

Updated: Mar 2, 2020


Ideas and technical drawings:

This part has been largely inspired by the fantastic job that Jason Keith has done on 3D models (Shapeways) and the movie sets.

Image from Jason Keith (Shapeways)

I started with technical drawings that I will use as template for the customization. Templates can be found in the download page.

Preparation of the back wall:

Nothing has been done on the wall provided by Deagostini and it is kept as is.

Scratch build of the greebles:

I start building the 5 wall frame members, which make the structure of the back wall with styrene sheet (1.5 mm) and the template from the technical drawing.

I then scratch build of the details along the different frame members on both side (at least for 3 of them) with rod of different diameters and any styrene I could find. The edges of the frames are made with U shaped piece of styrene.

Here are several steps of the customized back wall assembly.

The upper and lower pipes provided by the kit are used. The upper pipe has been trimmed to fit within the new space.

Scratch build of the computer nav back wall:

I started with technical drawings that I will use as template for the customization. Templates can be found in the download page.

From technical drawing to actual model.

Here is the final modified computer nav back wall in place.

Stay tuned as there will be MORE TO COME...


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