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The Millennium Falcon

The Millennium Falcon

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Starting on the legs

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The legs are going to be problematic.

The toy had very shallow legs moulded into the bottom hull that are not fall enough to let a ramp open properly. I fill in a lot of recessed screw holes with filler. When I gingerly drill pilot holes where I want the legs to go I realise just how thin and weak the plastic is on the bottom of the ship – I need to strengthen this in some way, or adding legs is just going to snap the ship in two.

 

 

 

Starting on the legs

I remove the lightweight filler I put into the leg decreases yesterday, and replace it with traditional wall filler which will be much stronger once dried.  I don’t have easy access to metal plates, and don’t really wAnt to take up all the free space putting a wooden frame inside the ship. As I am renovating my house I found some offcuts of laminate flooring that is very strong while being relatively thin. I cut some shapes out of this to fit snuggly in the floor recesses above where the legs have to go.

Once the laminate flooring is fitted I glue it in place with lots of not glue.  I leave this overnight to set solid.

Starting on the legs

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