The Millennium Falcon Build Diary Issue 60

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    This time you add another section to the jig for the top of the model then attach three frame section to the upper frame of your Millennium Falcon. When you are adding the frame sections you might again decide to work with the frame off the jig. If you do, be careful to support it when you handle it, especially when screwing the sections together using the connectors.

    Parts needed:
    Assembly jig section supplied with Issue 60
    Hull frame section TF-24 supplied with Issue 56
    Hull frame section TF-29 supplied with Issue 60
    Hull frame section TF-30 supplied with Issue 60
    Four 2-hole connectors
    Gather together 9 short black button head screws

    parts

    Tools and other items needed
    If you do everything that is described in the Stage 60 Assembly section of the magazine you will need the following:
    Screwdriver supplied with Issue 2 or similar

    Assembling the top frames
    If you label the new jig section with the parts pack number it was supplied with (60), you’ll be able to identify it more easily if you have to take the jig apart for some reason and reassemble it later. If the new jig section seems a bit reluctant to join to the existing jig assembly, just jiggle it a bit and squeeze plastic prongs if necessary until they slide into their slots. The frame assembly should be straightforward, if you follow the instructions in the Stage 60 Assembly section of the magazine. Section TF-24 is joined by two connectors to TF-23 and TF-29 is joined by two connectors to TF-24, but the last section you add this time – TF-30 – is for now held to TF-29 by just single connector so be careful not to put any stress or strain on it.

    jig 1

    jig 2

    frame 1

    frame 2

    frame 3

    frame 4

    frame 5

    frame 6

    frame 7

    frame 8

    frame 9

    frame 10

    finished

    Tidy up and store
    If you took the assembly off the jig while adding the three new sections, return it now until you work on it again in the next stage. Store the hull plate section – TP-16 – supplied with this stage but not used this time back in its parts pack ready for use in a forthcoming stage.

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