Han In Carbonite

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Han In Carbonite

Post by Lee UtdK » Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:48 pm

So a year ago or so, 4 members from the southwest decided to build a HIC each. We pulled together, researched, brainstormed, figured stuff out, and each built a full scale HIC, all to the highest standard. A 5th was also built by Ross who helped us with some of the parts. Also shout out to Paul at TRAmp for the electronics.

So with one if us being a joiner, that helped with the box. The panels and Han were also sourced so it just left greeblies, paint schemes and other finalising detail stuff to get these looking good.

I won’t bore with details and just document the build as best I can with photos so I hope you enjoy Image

The end result of all the work

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The build

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Several layers of PVA

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This is where it all starting to be a 1 step forward, several back. Air holes in the PVA, redcoats due to paint mishaps, etc. Ultimately it led to paint the box, paint Han, paint the box, paint Han. It finally finished with a last coat if silver then needing the mask Han off again to revitalise the box due to a reaction with two types of paint after a spill on the bottom left corner Image

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At last, 3 weeks of working most evenings and we’re almost there....

The weathering; several layers building up with black and burnt umber acrylics mixed with soapy water...

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The garage doesn’t look the same anymore, but it’s black glittery floor is pretty cool!!

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And Han makes his final journey indoors where (thanks to my fab girlfriend Sam, he is allowed to live Image).

Panels fitted, few tidy ups on the paint and he’s almost there. Just the electronics and sound module to get done (thanks to Paul at TRAmp) and then to hang him on the wall.

Huge thanks to Paul Andrews, Leigh Hawker, Mark Tidridge and Ross Walmsely, and of course Paul Whitrow at TRAmp for the electronics.

I am absolutely thrilled with how this turned out. Wasn’t without problems and head banging, tantrums and late nights (thanks again to Sam for tolerating this for 3 weeks), but the end result is f@&#ing fantastic and I am pleased with myself and my HIC....

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Like Jabba, my favourite decoration is now hung in place

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Re: Han In Carbonite

Post by alex_slas7 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:27 am

Absolutely love it. Exceptional work!!
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Re: Han In Carbonite

Post by TinGod75 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:12 am

Really nice work guys


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Post by scot-gcar709 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:25 am

That looks absolutely fantastic! Well done

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Re: Han In Carbonite

Post by Jerrick Sunrunner » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:27 am

Genuinely I don’t think I’ve ever been so envious about about fan made props!

All 4 of the HICs I’ve seen have been built to an exceptional high standard and the attention to detail you guys have gone to is immense.

Thanks for sharing Lee and also for going into so much detail in the post :thumbsup:
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Re: Han In Carbonite

Post by BigFatCat » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:43 am

Looking lovely. Can you get one of those to replace the door on a big American style fridge?
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Post by Lee UtdK » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:51 am

BigFatCat wrote:Looking lovely. Can you get one of those to replace the door on a big American style fridge?
Probably Geoff, for 10x the price Image


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Post by Lee UtdK » Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:52 am

Jerrick Sunrunner wrote:Genuinely I don’t think I’ve ever been so envious about about fan made props!

All 4 of the HICs I’ve seen have been built to an exceptional high standard and the attention to detail you guys have gone to is immense.

Thanks for sharing Lee and also for going into so much detail in the post :thumbsup:
Thanks Mark, appreciate the kind words on behalf of us all. Just need a decent Fett to get some cool photos documented of you know of any? Image


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Post by Jerrick Sunrunner » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:28 am

Lee UtdK wrote:
Thanks Mark, appreciate the kind words on behalf of us all. Just need a decent Fett to get some cool photos documented of you know of any? Image
I may know one ;)
Let’s something up I’m pretty sure Jonathon Goldsmith (pirateuk) would be up for helping out.
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Re: Han In Carbonite

Post by Andrewsboy » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:50 am

Lovely work dude !


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Re: Han In Carbonite

Post by PirateUK » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:59 am

i am soo jealous and how did i miss this post!!!!!

soo up for pics....

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Re: Han In Carbonite

Post by Lee UtdK » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:11 am

PirateUK wrote:i am soo jealous and how did i miss this post!!!!!

soo up for pics....
Thank you mate.

Latest update; Still waiting on the electronics on the hero panels and I think I need to apply a matt finish clear coat as he is quite twinkly in natural light and looks a bit too glittery Image
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Re: Han In Carbonite

Post by Lee UtdK » Sun May 05, 2019 7:32 pm

Decided to do a little video now that the Hero panels are done and I have electronics and sound 😎 Thanks Paul Whitrow @TRAmp

https://youtu.be/b0pHVr0OUdA
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Re: Han In Carbonite

Post by PirateUK » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:45 pm

interested in a chat about your side panels, thinking of doing the same to mine....

https://www.flickr.com/photos/team_mib/ ... 953150703/

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