There is never enough time in the day to get things done. So when it comes to side projects to dress up the studio it’s almost impossible to find any time at all. Our Current project is to replicate the Han Solo in Carbonite prop from “The Empire Strikes Back”. This might take a long time but it will be a great piece to hang on the wall.
So the first thing I need to do is build the box. I’ve scaled up my drawing in Enroute and have created the “control panel” holes. I’m going to cut the box out of 3/4″ MDF then create my insert out of 2″ Insulation Styrofoam. The control panels will be made up of KDF and acrylic. Once my wood panels are cut its time to cutout the foam insert that will hold Han up – this will eventually be coated to look like carbonite.
The carving is done – Next step is assembly. stay tuned….