The Millennium Falcon Build Diary Issue 58

HomeForumsBuild DiariesThe Millennium Falcon Build Diary Issue 58

This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by  De Agostini 1 year, 10 months ago.

Viewing 1 post (of 1 total)
  • Author
  • #19580

    De Agostini

    In this stage you add eight plant-on details to three panels of the Falcon’s upper hull: sections TP-13, TP-17 and TP-18. Panels TP-17 and TP-18 form the plating for the upper port corridor and TP-13 has the mounting for the Falcon’s military grade rectenna. As with all sprue cut and glue activities, make sure you don’t cut off any wanted bits of the detail when removing from the sprue and be careful when trimming any unwanted plastic. Smaller parts, in particular, need to be handled with a delicate touch when cutting with the craft knife or sanding with a needle file or sanding pad.

    Parts needed:
    Hull panel section TP-13 supplied with Issue 55
    Hull panel section TP-17 supplied with Issue 56
    Hull panel section TP-18 supplied with Issue 58
    Sprue holding plant-on details supplied with Issue 56
    Sprue holding plant-on details supplied with Issue 58


    Tools and other items needed
    If you do everything that is described in the Stage 58 Assembly section of the magazine you will need the following:
    Side cutters or similar
    Craft knife
    Needle file or fine sanding pads or sticks
    Cutting board
    Cyanoacrylate instant glue, also known as superglue
    Cocktail sticks

    Adding plant-on details
    Follow the numbering system on page 12 of the Stage 58 Assembly article to see which details go where. When adding the details to the hull panels, the order in which you stick them down matters only for the details labelled (2) and (5). You cannot add (5) until after you’ve stuck down (2). When you trim (3) from the sprue, don’t cut off its ‘arms’ and when you glue it in place, the D-shaped hole can be quite a generous fit so hold (3) in position so its ‘arms’ are parallel with the end of the panel until the bond forms to make sure it goes on properly aligned. A smear of glue on the plating will hold (4) in place and make sure you get it the right way up with its angled side uppermost. When you stick down (7) do not press down on the detail without applying supporting pressure to the underneath of the plate directly below where the detail fits. Detail (8) fits with the arrow shape pointing upwards.

    details 1

    details 2

    details 3

    details 4

    details 5

    details 6

    details 7

    details 8

    details 9

    details 10

    details 11

    details 12

    details 13

    details 14

    details 15

    Tidy up and store
    Put the hull plates away safely for future use.

Viewing 1 post (of 1 total)

The forum ‘Build Diaries’ is closed to new topics and replies.