Scratch Build – In Progress 【MSI PRO MOD - S3】"YAZI" - Venator Class Star Destroyer V1 - FINISHED!!

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    "YAZI" - Venator Class Star Destroyer​


    Legend has it that the dragon has nine sons.
    Each of whom inherited at least one great talent from their father the great Imperial Dragon.

    The 7th son YAZI is the most warlike and fearsome.
    With his perpetual wrathful glare, four legs, long tail and long horns he strikes fear into the enemies hearts.
    This is the dragon that signifies victory in battle and enhances the morale and strength of soldiers


    Carrying Yazi into battle will assist any warrior's triumph over enemy forces!
     
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    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    The $1,000,000 question: Do you have room for another giant space ship?
     
  3. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Not even a parts list?

    We have reach a new level of log,no log.....

    The first son was called Dave and everyone liked him btw.

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  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I blame MSI.
    The whole lot are established builders that know the rules. I figure MSI made them start before kit was even handed out.
    The 2n'd son was named Bruce, but he later changed his name, and the less said about that, the better...
     
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    Not seen a log from you in a while, subbed. :)
     
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    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Not seeing a log now either....

    10/10 Would log again.

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    Waynio Relaxing

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    :lol: Yeah not a good way to start a log but figure what Cheaps said will be true.
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Now, now. Don't vent on the one guy that got his kit lost in the post. We can't have another [DELETE]. Besides, I want to see how big this has to be to fit the hardware. -Not easy to fit ATX in something the shape of a surfboard.


    We still have 4 more sons, people...
     
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    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    I thought the 7th son was Eddie?
     
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    Oh hell yes! I will take out a wall if needed ;-)

    Thanks Waynio, been out of the game for a while but as my health improves, so does my modding need!

    They are (arranged by the seniority among brothers): Bixi, Chiwen, Pulao, Bi'an, Taotie, Baxia, Yazi, Suanni and Jiaotu.
     
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    "YAZI" - Venator Class Star Destroyer UPDATE 001



    Hi, my name is ASPHIAX also know as Sander van der Velden and I am from the Netherlands.
    I have been modding since 2011 but involved some way or other with computers since 1992 when I got my first MSX computer.
    You may have seen some of my mods come by like the IMPERIAL AT-AT and the USS EURISKO - Intrepid Mark II Class

    I am a true SCIFI nut and so I usually build my mods around that theme but... it must also have a good story
    So one day I came across the legend of the Imperial Dragon and his nine sons and instantly knew this was to be the background story for the Venator.

    For me modding is about idea's that wont leave you alone. That moment when your modders eye catches something and you just have to build it.
    So was it with the YAZI for me. After the AT-AT, the Venator class is my favorite Star Wars ship and I knew I had to build a gaming rig into it someday.

    This build started for me about 2 years ago just after finishing the EURISKO.
    I was looking to do another big ship build but after starting I soon realised I didnt have the skills or the tools to make it like I wanted to.
    I dont want to rush or do a half assed job and so I parked the YAZI in storage for when someday I was better at building with aluminum.
    So I studied and studied, researched materials, worked with aluminum, worked with CNC's and laser cutters for 2 years.

    And now thanks to my MSI and my sponsors I have the opportunity to build her!!!
    Thanks ever so much for that!

    Here are some of the 3D work I did for the build and some low spec renders

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    "YAZI" - Venator Class Star Destroyer UPDATE 001 continued


    The Beginning of a build for me is always sketches on paper. Just to see if the hardware blocks can be positioned in a way to augment the model, make it look better or bolder.
    I do not want my builds to be a model with somewhere a pc stuffed inside, the pc has to be a part of the model.
    So I drew and drew on a sunbed on a beach on holiday in Portugal.

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    "YAZI" - Venator Class Star Destroyer UPDATE 001 continued


    So I had bought myself a model version of the venator which I used to get the dimensions in order.
    I always split my work into several iterations of the model as you will see. Each new version will have more complexity and detail.
    Here is the work I did for getting to the aluminum stage ..

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    So now I have something made from Aluminum which somewhat resembles the main body!
    Onto the next update!
     
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    "YAZI" - Venator Class Star Destroyer UPDATE 001 continued


    Lets start adding some fans to the main body and draw out some of its features .

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    Now to start the hard part. These pieces of aluminum needed to be folded to create the launchbay doors for the top hull.

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    Starting to look like something now!
     
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    "YAZI" - Venator Class Star Destroyer UPDATE 001 continued

    Finally I added some Polystyrene bloks to get a feel of how the tower is going to look.

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    The original Venator does not have the sloped sides. They are perfectly horizontal to the build.
    I dont know I kinda like it, gives it a more agressive look IMO. Like a shark with an open mouth.
     
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    "YAZI" - Venator Class Star Destroyer UPDATE 001 End


    Time to make the neighbours angry again by cutting up the launchbays and drawing out the airduct holes.

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    Time to work on the fanholes that have to connect to a airduct that holds the radiators also.

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    And thats where i came to realise my skills in working with aluminum were not good enough.
    Didnt know how to fixate everything into place accurately to prevent light bleeding for example.
    So I had to stop .. (well I kinda went into overdrive learning how to work alu)

    Parked but not abandoned !!

    Untill the next update and let me know what you think of it !
    Laters
     
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    "YAZI" - Venator Class Star Destroyer Hardware Update

    The YAZI is going to have some awesome internal systems to combat enemies.

    The Gaming System is going to consist of the following :

    Mainboard - MSI B150m Mortar matx board
    Graphics Card - MSI 780TI Lightning (Only 12 made specifically for overclocking)
    RAM - Avexir Blitz 1.1 32GB DDR4 3000MHz - White
    Processor - Intel Core i5 6600K 4x 3.50GHz
    SSD(s) - TBD
    Power Supply - Thermaltake toughpower DPS G 850W Platinum

    The Liquid Cooling System will consist of the following :

    CPU Cooler - Thermaltake Pacific W1 CPU Water Block
    GPU Cooler - Custom GPU Block by Diamond Cooling
    Coolant PUMP - Thermaltake Pacific P1 Black D5 Pump w/ Silent Kit
    Radiator - 480 40mm high
    Fittings - Thermaltake Pacific G1/4 - Black
    Coolant - TBD
    Reservoirs 2x - ModWithMe 50mm Tube Reservoirs with custom 3d printed Venator Engine cover
    Tubing - Thermaltake PETG 16mm OD tubing

    ModWithMe Additional Features will consist of the following:

    Laser Array - 8 fat green 5mw lasers
    Lights - 0.5mm fiberoptic strands
    Laser/Light Control - Arduino programmable micro processor
     
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    this theme is perfect for ASPHIAX :dremel: :thumb:
     
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    Thanks Bill
    Labour of love when its something that brings more energy then it takes!
     
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    Oh sh- In aluminum! :eeek:
    Fixing: Industrial epoxy and silver paint?
    ITX: That's cheating!:lol: E-ATX!!! You know you want it.:naughty:
    Rats. Now there will be no legend of Inky, Dinky, and Blinky.
     

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