THE SCREWS

During our build of the studio-scale Millennium Falcon partwork model, we will use six different types of screws. They vary in type and size, but are all Phillips-head and appear to be metric.

While a basic legend is supplied in the Issue 02 magazine explaining the differences between each screw, I wanted to make identifying and referencing them easier throughout this build. Therefore, I assigned my own letter designation to each type of screw based on their purpose. This way, I can label the slots in my screw organizer to make a bit more sense of them as we go:

  • Frames
  • Radial Frames/Cannons
  • Side Frames
  • Hull Panels
  • Main Hold
  • Corridors

Additionally, using a set of precision calipers, I will be measuring all of these screws. I thought I could share the information I collected, so I created this page to share it. Please note that these values are based on my own observations, so they may not be perfect (use at your own risk).

TypePurposeColorHead StyleThreads (in mm)ForIn Issue(s)
FFrame SectionsBlackPan1.9 x 3.5Metal02, 04, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 34, 37
RRadial Frames/CannonsBrassPan1.9 x 6Metal01, 11, 12, 15, 24, 27, 30, 31, 37
SSide FramesBrassCountersunk?Metal
HHull to FrameChromeFlanged1.7 x 3Plastic04, 05, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, 34, 37
MMain HoldBrassPan1.7 x 6Plastic07, 09, 10, 11, 12, 14
CCorridorsBrassPan1.7 x 4Plastic16, 19, 23, 25, 27