Tuesday, December 23, 2014


a break from the obsessive work on the Falcon for Rey's speeder, as seen in the trailer.

and a little droid too.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Photomatching the New Falcon

12-13-14 Update

12-18-14 Update

engine deck parts. Most of these bits are consistent with the 5' studio scale model from the first three films, but there are a lot of proportional differences.

hmm, here's something kind of fun. Uploaded a lower poly version to Sketchfab, take a look below.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Slow night at the Cantina

plus, thanks the those new continuity photos that have been going around, got to model that thing in the corner up by the ceiling. Looks like it's going an upside down R2 dome at the end, and then some other cylindrical part.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Episode 7 Millennium Falcon

Built this model by using Sketchup's perspective match tool on images of new Millennium Falcon as seen in the trailers and promotional material.

Yeah, I'm getting on board with this new dish...

Monday, November 10, 2014

"Come on, buddy, we're not out of this yet!"

and here's my photomatch work. This quad-laser prop is bananas, in my professional opinion, but it's starting to grow on me...

and here's a bit more junk.

looking up

looking down

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

"Go strap yourselves in...

...I'm going to make the jump to light-speed."

finally tracked down the buckles used for the crash-couch in the main hold. Well, at least a buckle that's close enough.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Good against remotes, that's one thing...

Good against the living... that's something else."

Had to build this guy to hang out in the Falcon's main hold. I've been putting this one off for a long, long time. Once I finally got to building, it went very quickly. I'm here to tell you, "cease the day" and all that...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Episode VII X-Wing

Well, I wasn't going to tackle this, and then I did. 

This new X-Wing is a bit odd, and it's taking some getting used to. On the whole though, it's a good ship. The right size and proportions to recall its predecessor, and enough Ralph McQuarrie details thrown in to make it feel right. But there's been much debate about how the s-foils actually open up.

So, as usual, I did some photogrammetry and ended up with this basic model.

A rough fit, but close enough for my purposes. I filled in the blanks from the numerous photos that have been circulating of the full sized prop, and from the promo video featuring the blue version.

And here's the ship in its closed position.

a user on the OriginalTrilogy.com made this handy diagram, showing how the wings appear to open,

 So here's what that would look like...

a little weird, but not bad, right? And of course, reminds us of this great painting

but just for the sake of argument, here's an alternate version that's been proposed, where the engine doesn't slpit.

hmm, I think the split engines are the way to go, much more dramatic, and goes back to McQuarrie's first paintings of the x-wing.

time will tell...

and just for fun, her she is in action!