A build by Michael Maupin
AKA Helipilot 27
A phenomenal build of an iconic ship from the Star Wars saga ~ Michael takes you through the entire journey. Let’s begin with some still photos. Click on the image to view a larger version in a separate window.
You might want to grab some popcorn before viewing Michael’s awesome trailer…
The following nine videos are invaluable when you’re ready to delve deeper into the actual build. In each of them, Michael shares a multitude of insights, tips and perspectives. BTW: The ‘text’ below each video are Michael’s comments from his YouTube page as he is rolling out the individual videos to his subscriber fan base 🙂
DECEMBER 1 2017 – WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF UPDATING THIS PAGE.
|Build Chapter 1 ~ The first of a series detailing the build process, lighting, and super detailing of the AMT Ertl Millennium Falcon cutaway.|
|Build Chapter 2 ~ The next chapter in the Falcon build. I may be a little short sighted, but this does not look like it’s going to be that complicated. I may change my tune when it comes times to fiber everything up.|
|Build Chapter 3 ~ Making good progress! I am liking how the paint detail is showing, it wasn’t as bad to paint as I first thought….still a pain though. I’m glad I have no deadline on this one so I can really take my time in places like this and make it look right. I will have the cutaway panel finished up by the end of the week then on to building the cockpit and gun bays.|
|Build Chapter 4 ~ Steady progress continues on the Falcon as we finish up the interior areas and start with the fiber optic work! I will work to finish up all interior building and already started with the exterior by the end of next month.|
|Build Chapter 5 ~ Not much to tell, just a quick video to show the progress of the Falcon. It’s finally starting to take shape!|
|Build Chapter 6 ~ Not too much to show this time around. Just an update on it’s current state, ready for final paint, then off to weathering.|
|Build Chapter 7 ~ And we are cruising through this build! Finally got to my favorite part, weathering. Still on par for a mid to late August completion date.|
Build Chapter 8 ~ Just a quick update to let everyone know that I’m not dead, and I am still making slow and steady progress on the Falcon. Now that Summer is almost over, I can get more done in the coming weeks.
|Build Chapter 9 ~ The final build video of the Millennium Falcon!|
Thank you Michael!
We appreciate your talent, your passion as well as your support!
“May the force be with you, always.”
In tribute to the Star Wars saga, we created three new Hobby Spool Combo Packs. Each of these combo packs feature our popular 1.5mm filament. Click on the images below for more details: