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d_jedi1
03-05-2010, 01:20 AM
So I've bought a few extra hatless Indy heads from Toy Anxiety since they first started carrying them. I've since made a Deckard and Han..
Anyway, the guy downstairs was doing some sort of renovation and had leftover wood sitting on the porch so I slapped some sheet styrene and some parts from my collection of crap for greeblies. Cannibalized a sideshow figure stand and after some paint and weathering..

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/6th%20scale/P1070983.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/6th%20scale/P1070984.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/6th%20scale/P1070985.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/6th%20scale/P1070986.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/6th%20scale/P1070987.jpg
I'm digging this stand :D

thundergod
03-05-2010, 02:32 AM
That looks brilliant ! It just shows all you need is a bit of imagination , a few bits and bobs and of course the skills to put it all together to produce a professionally finished piece . Excellent work .:cool:

Vivisect
03-05-2010, 03:36 AM
That is an excellent stand, reminds me of what Sideshow did for the Sith Anakin stand.

dh4
03-05-2010, 07:44 AM
What a great idea. It really came out nice.

Darth Waller
03-05-2010, 07:49 AM
Looks like a Hot Toys stand. Very nice! :clap

ProgMatinee
03-05-2010, 08:13 AM
Wow great idea and wonderful execution. Perfectly weathered!

Dorgmal Snow
03-05-2010, 09:10 AM
Great work D_J looks really cool. love the detail and weathering, don't supose you want to finish the rest of my falcon cockpit LOL, I just cant seem to find any hours left in the day LOL.

Are you gonna do any other, a Sand one would be cool, or a pilot one.

mark

barryo
03-05-2010, 09:19 AM
excellent work, so many brilliant people on this board.

Mad Old Lu
03-05-2010, 09:20 AM
Great idea and execution! I may have to try that!

Darth_IMPoor
03-05-2010, 09:39 AM
That's one sweet stand! Hopefully you got some ideas for other ones.If you could do a carbon freezing chamber room floor tile (with lights:D) for Bespin Han, that's be awesome.

Good work.

DarthNeil
03-05-2010, 10:12 AM
Excellent stand. That looks really nice.

d_jedi1
03-05-2010, 02:07 PM
Great work D_J looks really cool. love the detail and weathering, don't supose you want to finish the rest of my falcon cockpit LOL, I just cant seem to find any hours left in the day LOL.

Are you gonna do any other, a Sand one would be cool, or a pilot one.

mark

Actually, my Indy is on a sand base lol
If I were close enough, I'd LOVE to detail your Falcon. Thats a fine piece of craftsmanship.

Crimsonbob
03-05-2010, 03:12 PM
Wow that stand looks amazing. Im tempted to have a go at some myself now :peace

FLOSI
03-05-2010, 03:35 PM
Man, every now and then you see something cool and different and this is one of those times. Very creative and very well done! :clap

enaud
03-05-2010, 05:06 PM
Very nice.
Great detail & paint apps.

LOPIE
03-05-2010, 05:31 PM
SWEET great idea

d_jedi1
03-05-2010, 08:46 PM
Thanks guys.
For the paint-job, I did a base-coat of white and then used three shades of gray to give it the "feel" of the falcon, the last of which was a misting of light aircraft gray.
So on the weathering, obviously, for the oil leaks or whatever, I used thinned down black paint in several layers. I added light gray (slate gray to be precise) streaks in various locations to emulate water stains as if it had sat out too long or something. For the rust spots, I actually use rust I have a small container that I deliberately rusted some steel wool in and ground it down into a fine powder. I dip my fingertip or a q-tip (cotton swab) into the rust and carefully work it into the paint. Doesn't take much effort. In some areas I applied superglue and baking soda (for a crusty look) which I then painted rust brown and surrounded with real rust.. I sealed it with a flat clear cote and called it done.

d_jedi1
03-07-2010, 12:55 PM
I made a new (generic) stand.. it can be found here with progress pics showing my process.
http://www.sideshowcollectors.com/forums/group.php?do=discuss&group=&discussionid=344
and the end result
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/6th%20scale/P1080002.jpg

d_jedi1
03-09-2010, 09:16 PM
I have recieved PMs concernign the Falcon base.. as to whether or not I'm planning to cast copies and sell them. I wouldn't know how and don't really have the available resources, but if anyone wants to take on the task, I'd be willing to ship it to whomever would be willing.
That said.. there are a couple of bits that might make it difficult. the round vents on the front are from an electric shaver and could make casting difficult (but again, I don't know).
Anyway, I've decided to make a second one because I still had enough stuff to make ONE more... see, I had someone ask about me casting up copies while I don't have the resources/knowhow, I did decide to make him a copy since I had JUST enough to make one more. (I know, sorry guys..) Anyway, I have been documenting this one

I started by cutting my board
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080005.jpg
Then, I skinnned it with Sheet styrene (that I had pre-scored to simulate hull panels)
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080006.jpg
added some detail
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080007.jpg
started adding the base for the stand
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080008.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080009.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080010.jpg
added my commtech chips (yes, THOSE commtech chips)
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080012.jpg

d_jedi1
03-10-2010, 01:13 AM
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080013.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080014.jpg
added some pipes (along with other greeblies)
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080015.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080016.jpg
added my shaver foils :D
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080017.jpg
and some pieces to raise it up
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080018.jpg
side-by side, this ones slightly larger
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080019.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080020.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080021.jpg

LOPIE
03-10-2010, 06:32 AM
I can cast it up for us. Wonderfull idea the Great Snow Corps would be proud.

dh4
03-10-2010, 07:59 AM
Great step-by-step photos! Thanks

d_jedi1
03-10-2010, 10:16 AM
As soon as it's done (and payday rolls around) it's all yours Lopie.

Dorgmal Snow
03-10-2010, 10:40 AM
Wonderful stuff truely great!!!!!! and if any ne can cast it it is the great Lopie The Master Caster!!!!!

they are gonna be stunning!

Dorgmal Snow
03-10-2010, 10:40 AM
OW and brilliant photos BTW!!

Chakaman
03-10-2010, 11:38 AM
I really like the all the work in progress photos, very cool!

Darth_IMPoor
03-10-2010, 11:58 AM
Thanks for the WIP pics. Very clever use of bits. I'll be curious to see how the castings come out.

jediknight120
03-10-2010, 12:06 PM
Very nice work!

d_jedi1
03-11-2010, 12:23 AM
Thanks guys. I finished the greeblies tonight..
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080031.jpg
Someone mentioned an ESB han on the "hood" here?
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080032.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080033.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080034.jpg

Primer coat..
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080035.jpg
White (light coat)
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080036.jpg

d_jedi1
03-11-2010, 12:28 AM
Broke out my paints..
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080037.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080038.jpg
I start with the Pebble color
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080039.jpg
hit a few areas with "river rock" to add a light layer of weathering (probably not very noticeable.. these colors are all pretty close)
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080040.jpg
and add a mist of light aircraft gray from the front (again.. light weathering)
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080041.jpg
Tomorrow, the weathering in earnest begins.. rust, oil, and "water" stains will be added.

TOE
03-11-2010, 01:53 AM
love the paint app. Great work. If you want, you can add LED lights to those headlights. I can show you how its done if you don't know how.

Artoo
03-11-2010, 07:17 AM
If you want, you can add LED lights to those headlights. I can show you how its done if you don't know how.

Great idea, hope you get to try this!

Batty
03-11-2010, 02:09 PM
I think this is a great idea. It really adds to the figure without having to do a whole dio. Nice job! :duff

d_jedi1
03-14-2010, 11:27 PM
Thanks guys.. re. Lights: I actually started out customizing on Starshipmodeler so lighting it wouldn't be an issue.. except for the location. I took a couple of pics to explain (they also show how far off my scale is LOL
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080055.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080056.jpg
I finished weathering and sealing up the second Base..
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080057.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080058.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080059.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080060.jpg
http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o176/d_jedi1/Millenium%20Falcon/P1080061.jpg
So the hard bit is out of the way. Just need to wait til Friday and then I can ship it over to Lopie.