The Millennium Falcon Build Diary Issue 62

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    De Agostini

    This is another stage where you add sections to the upper frame of the Falcon. As with last time there are two sections and a length of radial rib to attach. The inner radial rib supplied this time joins onto the outer radial rib you added last time and the two new frame sections – TF-33 and TF-34 – fit inside section TF-32 that you added previously. The addition of the inner radial rib and screwing TF-34 to the turret ring considerably strengthen the assembly.

    Parts needed:
    Hull frame section TF-33 supplied with Issue 62
    Hull frame section TF-34 supplied with Issue 62
    Radial rib inner section supplied with Issue 62
    Rib connector supplied with Issue 62
    Four long brass-coloured machine screws
    Gather together four short black button head screws


    Tools and other items needed
    If you do everything that is described in the Stage 62 Assembly section of the magazine you will need the following:
    Screwdriver supplied with Issue 2 or similar

    Assembling the top frames
    When you screw the flange of the new radial rib to frame section TF-31, as described in Step 04 on page 12 of the Assembly article for this stage, you might have to apply some gentle force to the frame from below to get the frame section close enough to the flange so you can get the screw into the threaded screw hole in the frame. And make sure that the end inner end of the new rib stays under the turret ring and in the small notch in the ring as you continue with the assembly.

    frame 1

    frame 2

    frame 3

    frame 4

    frame 5

    frame 6

    frame 7

    frame 8

    frame 9

    frame 10

    frame 11

    frame 12

    Tidy up and store
    If you’ve taken the frame off the jig to work on it, put it back when you’ve finished so that it is properly supported. You’ll be working on the top frame again in the next stage. Store the hull plating part – panel TP-19 – in the parts pack to keep it safe for when it’s needed.


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