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4 hours ago, Robinski said:

Porg #1: "That shiny one, he never shuts up."

Porg #2: "Tell me about it, but at least he doesn't shed on the carpet."

Lol. Love the pictures!

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@Robinski That Millennium Falcon looks like it's coming along nicely.

 

 

I just finished TWOK! I got up to Part Five on the commute home and things were moving so fast that I just had to finish it. (I was supposed to be prepping material for my DnD game.) My awesome theory for how the ending would go was completely wrong. Now I have new theories.

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Project 75192: Update 6 - Bags No.3 (pt.2) - 'Dejarik Table!!!'

The second internal platform is the habitation area with--yes--the Dejarik Table (Image 3) :o There also are some lovely walkway details, with the internal passageways represented by stickers (Image 1), because the structure does not actually permit this passageways to exist. There's the swivel chair, consoles, walkway and seating. Really makes it feel like you're in the Falcon at this point :D Then we've got the sloping part of the underside above from front leg (Images 5 & 6). Must post updates faster!! So many bands to go...

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Oooh! Very nice! I like the hallway sticker.

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13 hours ago, Mandamon said:

Oooh! Very nice! I like the hallway sticker.

Cool, aren't they? There are more coming up in the next update. The build is getting ahead of the posts, but I'm hoping to catch up and keep pace. I'm enjoying stringing out the build to savour it more, but I'm erring on the side of forging ahead :) 

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Project 75192: Update 7 - Bags No.4 (pt.1) - "The Third Platform"

More habitation space and gangways (2) and passages (7). I don't remember what the hinged washing machine like doors are (4,6). Escape pods? So far there is no analogous detail on the outside of the frame, but that's because there is no detail at all on the outside of the frame, yet.

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6 hours ago, Robinski said:

I don't remember what the hinged washing machine like doors are (4,6). Escape pods?

I agree. Escape pods.

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19 minutes ago, Eagle of the Forest Path said:

Since there are two of them, washer and dryer?

Gotta have clean clothes when you're flying at hyperspeed.

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On 25/06/2019 at 2:16 PM, Eagle of the Forest Path said:

Since there are two of them, washer and dryer?

:lol:

On 25/06/2019 at 2:36 PM, Alderant said:

Gotta have clean clothes when you're flying at hyperspeed.

True, but you could just hang them out the window...

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Project 75192: Update 8 - Bags No.4 (pt.2) - "Fourth Platform and a Bit of Rear :o"

Not much going on in the fourth platform, which makes me think something will be dropped into it later. A fair number of the 7,500 pieces are small bits that go onto external detailing (4,7). This part of the tail construction (4,5) turns out to be a section of the underside (8). It's hinged in two places (7) to allow the sides to angle up when they are fitted (8).

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Some 'trivia' from me that does not involve Lego!! :o 

I just booked a place at Amal El-Mohtar's launch event in Glasgow for This is How You Lose the Time War, written with Max Gladstone. She is a (formerly active) member of Glasgow SF Writers Circle Woop-woop! Something to look forward to after WorldCon :) 

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Project 75192: Update 9 - Bags No.5 - "Flashy Back End ;)"

So, this time I'm building these angled 'arms' that use ratchet pieces to form the appropriate angles that define the outer edge (2,3). They click nicely into place on the ratchets at one end and with pegs at the other (4). Then we move to the back end, putting in place an anchor block which turns out to be the connection for the flexible hoze-y bits that form the impression of the Falcon's drives (5,6). The finished area looks excellent (7)!! Some clever people online have installed lights to illuminate the drives. That looks seriously fabulous, but it's above my level, for now... :ph34r: Strong hints of Falcon starting to emerge in the shape (8).

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4 hours ago, Robinski said:

Strong hints of Falcon starting to emerge in the shape (8).

Oooo. Yeah. Definitely coming together!

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Project 75192: Update 10 - Bags No.6 - "More Mini-figs!!"

Now into some major skeletal elements that are forming the outline of the Falcon, as per last update at the back. This time however, we are at the front. Things are 'times two' in this bag, making struts that carry quite a bit of external texture in the form of little finicky bits (2,3,4). Very satisfying moment as the first strut is attached and defines that characteristic 'jaw' of the Falcon's nose (5). There's another one where that came from, of course (6,7); ooh it's getting good now. Han and Rey can only stand back and drool at the thought of getting their hands on the 'tiller' (8). (I think they might have airbrushed Harrison Ford for this one...)

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9 minutes ago, Robinski said:

Han and Rey

Are you sure that's Rey? That kinda looks like Hoth Leia hair and jacket...? 

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13 hours ago, industrialistDragon said:

Are you sure that's Rey? That kinda looks like Hoth Leia hair and jacket...? 

You are absolutely right. Thank you, ID. Shocking(ly lazy) conclusion jumping on my part, I stand corrected!

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I don't know if any of you have ever heard of an author by the name of Ian Irvine, but he's one of my favorites, and his first book Shadow on the Glass is free on Amazon Kindle (at least in the US) right now. He's up there with Jordan and Sanderson for me (though a completely different style). Check it out if you're looking for something to read!

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I'm passing this on in case, like me, you're completely up to date with Writing Excuses, and your daily flow ( :huh:... no, not that daily flow) of whispered constructive writing advice has reduced to a trickle. (If it's the other flow, seriously, see a doctor.)

This podcast was recommended to me by a fellow GSFWC member, and it is highly entertaining (I think), and potentially very useful. It is also 15 minutes(ish) long. The caster, Tim, deconstructs a first page that some poor unsuspecting writer has sent him. There is some excellent advice and observation wrapped up in acerbic wit. Later episodes feature discussion with names (e.g. Chuck Wendig is on my horizon. I'm at Episode 8). Full disclosure, Tim is not a published author, but it seems to me that he knows his stuff, and he's got a lot of experience and education under his belt.

http://www.timclarepoet.co.uk/death-of-1000-cuts-podcast-pilot/

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Project 75192: Update 11 - Bags No.7 - "Build, Fit, Repeat"

Now we start in on the outer skin, in this case on the front 'wings'. There are two openings (1,3,5) on each panel that will allow a view of whatever detail might go inside. There must be something worth seeing or they wouldn't leave the holes, right? The 'fairings' (sort of) that make the square holes round(ish) are built in two halves (2,4). One pegs into holes on the 'wing' itself, but the other can't do that, so ingeniously they have a piece with side studs (6) that connects straight to the underside of the boards that forms the wing. Neat problem-solving. Then clip to the underside (4,5) and repeat (7,8). I know I've mentioned that this thing is massive. See the scale in relation to my arm: it's heavy!!

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@Robinski Thanks for that link! I’ve listened to every WE multiple times now (some many times) and seen all Brandon’s lectures at least twice. A new podcast would be welcome!

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53 minutes ago, hawkedup said:

@Robinski Thanks for that link! I’ve listened to every WE multiple times now (some many times) and seen all Brandon’s lectures at least twice. A new podcast would be welcome!

Excellent! There's so much good stuff to soak up. That's good work. It's taken me 4 or 5 years to get caught up with WE from the start.

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Project 75192: Update 12 - Bags No.8 - "The Upside-down"

Another couple of mirrored sections. First, a hinged cover (1,2) that encloses part of the underbuilding around the legs (3). Then a couple of panels at the sides (4), covering internal structure to finish off the sides (8). There are four of the altogether. You can't see from the photos, but these panels fit on a rake, they are not flat. Two Technic struts (5), which are hinged, fit through two cross-holes (6) and are retained by two 4x1's with appropriate holes (7). There are angles on the main frame (6, top ~middle, dark grey) that adjust the other edge of the panel at a different 'height', thereby creating a pleasing slope in towards the centre.

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Project 75192: Update 13 - Bags No.8, Part 2 - "The Upside-down"

I promise you we're getting there. Sorry about all the pics for those not digging it :unsure: 

So, now we're working on these cut-outs which were featured in previous updates, building the internal gubbins (2) that shows through to the outside (3,4). Each square panel is form of lots of wee random bits of mechanical looking stuff which is mounted on both sides (5), because there are cut-outs on both the top and bottom of the fuselage (4). (7) shows all four units in place, and (8) shows the final effect from underneath. Nice contrast between the light and dark grey. Another nerd-out to follow soon!

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Project 75192: Update 14 - Bags No.9 - "Wings of a Falcon"

First of all, some more external detailing, which is frequently clipping pipe-looking things (2) to lots of little 'brackets' (1). Then it's on to constructing the top of the fuselage, with similar cut-outs for viewing that internal cubbies created in the last update, with more pipes (6)! Elegantly simple connection mechanism of only two pegs into the red strip on the body (7). I like the way there are blue studs on the edge where there needs to be a positive connection near the tip of the nose. I found out half way through the next bag that there something out of alignment and these were not engaging so have to go back and fix. The finished 'wing' (nose? I suppose) detail (8), with mirroring one also done.

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