I’m a Slave(1) for punishment…

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  1. RedOctober25

    RedOctober25 Member

    I didn’t learn my lesson from last time and bought the (knockoff) UCS Slave-1 Set. 2,083 pieces… in no particular order . I’ve gotten to step 32 (of 114) and the last 10 steps (22-32) took a little over an hour. Most of that was searching thru ziploc bags for every individual piece.

    My takeaway so far…
    1) transfer each bag they sent to a ziploc bag
    2) place ziploc bags into a small storage tote box for easy access
    3) work on pulling pieces for the entire page in the book (rather than searching again after each step).

    2,000+ pieces in all their glory…
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    A very heavy grocery bag full…
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    Semi-sorted… most pieces in ziploc bags… others in a divided storage container with a locking lid.
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  2. RedOctober25

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    Steps 1 thru 21…[​IMG]

    Steps 22-31
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  3. RedOctober25

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    Got a little further today…

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  4. Very cool!
    When I do my massive train table layout I have all the parts separated and do them in stages just like you're doing. There's no books since it's my own mind that's creating this thing.
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  5. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    Will you have it done in time to fly along with Boba to Tatooine next month?
     
  6. RedOctober25

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    I sure hope so… at least the further along I get the less parts there are to search thru.


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  7. RedOctober25

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    Up to step 50… almost halfway thru the steps… still seems like there’s a ton to be done. [​IMG]


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  8. ddindy

    ddindy Member Staff Member

    You're much faster than I am. I have plastic models of Luke Skywalker's X-Wing and Darth Vader's TIE fighter that I bought in 1977 or 78. They're still in the box waiting to be glued together. I'm hoping some collector will come along and over me a small fortune for the both of them.
     
  9. RedOctober25

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    Starting to look like a mask… got a little further today. And it was a nightmare searching for the parts. I think I looked thru the bags 4 or 5 times before finally finding the right part… then multiply that by 10 times.

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  10. RedOctober25

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    Officially past the halfway mark… just 50 steps to go.

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  11. RedOctober25

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    Forgot to post this weekend’s progress… one side of the wings.

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  12. RedOctober25

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    And now… today’s progress.

    The other wing…

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    And starting on the cockpit… it even has tiny little consoles.

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  13. RedOctober25

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    Cockpit completed (except for canopy coming in a later step), check…

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    Wings completed, check…

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    Next step… the tail, well the front… or is it the back?


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  14. RedOctober25

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    Canopy complete…

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    And the tail/top/front is starting to take shape.

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    Just have the two side panels and some gun turrets left to do. Technically just six steps… but lots of small pieces within those steps.


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  15. RedOctober25

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    Funniest part of this build is that they included a small set of weapons… apparently they think Boba Fett runs around with AKs and M16s. [​IMG]


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  16. RedOctober25

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    One side down, one to go (plus the stand)… two build sessions and I’ll be fine.

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  17. RedOctober25

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    Other side completed…

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    With a Laser Cannon…

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    And some tail guns.

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    All that’s left now is to make the stand and set it up on my display shelf with my other Star Wars stuff.


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  18. RedOctober25

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    …aaaaaaaand DONE!!!

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    (Yes… it’s a knockoff… they can’t legally say it’s “Star Wars”… hence the “Star Union” )


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