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

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  1. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX Active Member

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    It settled on a matx with a single card (but a very special one)
    With a E-ATX it would be more then 2 meter long hahaha

    Dammit Inky just killed Pacman. But he's still 25% awesome!
     
  2. ASPHIAX

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    "YAZI" - Venator Class Star Destroyer 3D Printing Update 001

    Since the venator went into storage and I went off to pursue my dreams I learned a lot.
    Learned about materials, fabrication, design and so much more.
    So I decided I needed to build the YAZI in a different way then what I was used to before (ie jump in feet first and hope for the best lol)

    I think that 3D printing is the way of the future of casemodding. To be able to create any (case)structure you want, any mounting option you want, any decoration theme you want, all from the comfort of your house is what I believe will be happening in the next few years. Offcourse you will need to use common sense like "reservoir before pump" and mounting a drainport 2 cm above your PSU is still not a good idea, but the way we look at computer systems and how they should be constructed is about to get a major overhaul. (ok rant off)

    So I bought myself a 3D printer after a LOT of research. I decide on the TAZ5 from Lulzbot.
    When you get past the name (lul means d!ck in dutch) its one hell of a machine.
    Travel speed 185mm/sec, print speed 80mm/sec, dual extruder option and a nozzle that can heat upto 400 degrees. That means its capable of aluminum powder and carbonfiber printing.
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    So I started learning how to design and print.
    Here is the first print ever I did on the machine and its a part of the detailing (also called Greebles or Nurnies) that I am planning to put on the YAZI.
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    Not too bad I think, but it has lots of room for improvement.

    After several test prints I decided it was time to up the stakes.
    This engine part will hold a reservoir. (there will be 2 with and 2 without)
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    BUT , lets make it interesting and connect the 2 reservoir engines
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    This is what i mean with iteration based building. Small to large but in steps.
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    Some shots from the print itself. It different then with designing for laser or cnc. You think in single lines mostly when you design for those, for 3D printing you have to think in 2 lines as a wall.
    Small but important difference IMO.
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    So that was it for this update, the final design and prints will come in a later update!

    Have a good one!
     
  3. Cheapskate

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    Should look sweet with an *ss load of LEDs firing through that.:D Imagine filling the loop with the whole rig point-down.:lol:
     
  4. ASPHIAX

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    Yeah I designed a smd ledstrip channel into one of the beams.
    The reservoirs themselves will be 50mm diameter and 191mm long.
    havent decided on fillport yet. May do a Y split before the rads and use a simple fill res.
     
  5. Waynio

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    Awesome res holders, :) when designing things like this do you also have to design the internal support structure or is there an auto setting for that?, seems like it would be massively complicated if you have to design the internal structure support. :lol:

    And what design software are you using?, I'm looking to raise my design skills beyond google sketchup, only way I could justify buying expensive semi auto tools.
     
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    Thanks man, no where near the detail I want but I am learning also so this is to keep the speed somewhat in the build (I could spend a week alone on the engine parts lol)

    There is an auto setting for the internal support structure but you can change that to different patterns. There is a specific pattern for watertight shells (exteriors) super light, extreme detail on the shell, maximum structural strength and so on. Also you can change the density for fast prints and long prints. So much settings to play with ...

    I am using Rhino3D, Cura for the toolpaths and Slic3r.

    Yeah I had to save a long time to get me this printer but I would rather wait another 6 months and buy quality tools then skimp and be forever wondering - would the other one be better ...
     
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    Working my ass off in the 3D files atm.
    If all goes according to plan, we can start cutting and welding aluminum this weekend.

    FINALLY getting my hands dirty again with some REAL work lol
     
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    Somebody asked me where the hell I was going to put the YAZI When it was finished ..
    Well right next to these !

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    Got some filament in today, time to crank up the volume !

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    That's a lot of greebles.
     
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    Oh hell YES!! I like where this is going! Heck, I even like where it's been already.
     
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    Frackups do happen hahaha

    Thanks man! To bodly ... ehh wrong universe ..
     
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    OK, I am going to need your help regarding the detailling of the hull.
    Will it be option 1 or 2?
    1. The horizontal lines will be lower and have more detail like structures etc,
    2. More fine detail with structures here and there ..
    Let me know !
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    2 of course
     
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    Option 3: Call whoever made the original and demand a computer model.:D
     
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    Hahaha cheapskate now that would be something!
    Thanks guys, working on the final version now.
     
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    "YAZI" - Venator Class Star Destroyer       Exterior bottom hull details

    Well the design for the bottom hull is done and ready to print.
    This was NOT a small job.

    Here are the different iterations of the design from start to finish.
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    Combined a little bit of design 1 with a lot from design 2 and extruded it as seperate blocks to get a highth difference as well.

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    Quick shot to see the hight difference better.
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    And did a quick bend of the planes so you can get a good feel of the design when its on the YAZI.
    The colour scheme might differ a bit in the end.
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    And offcourse there will be some styrene work done to detail it further.

    Let me know what you think!
     
  18. Cheapskate

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    Do what you feel like. We know it will not suck.:D
    Just remember when the younglings get old enough, you have to make an action figure playset version.
    -Wait.. F that. I made my own, give 'em raw materials and maybe design ideas.
     
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    Thanks!

    Yeah my oldest is now already; print me a princess, print me a horse lol
     
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    Sneak preview of the tower design
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