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Case Mod - In Progress Battlestar Galactica Mod: Complete!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Boddaker, 27 Mar 2007.

  1. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    I think it's gonna look teh sex when ya get it done...perhaps even hit it with an airbrush as well, for that final added detailing on top of the large amount you've already have.

    Excellent job. :thumb:
     
  2. Frido

    Frido Minimodder

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    I just watched Season One of Battlestar Galactica - pretty nice series I say! Never seen any of the old ones, I'd like to someday. Man, this casemod is sweet! I like the details, it's them that separates a common mod from the top mods!!!!

    Subscribed, and looking forward to more posts from you little baby-creator-modder ;)

    /Frido
     
  3. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    lol that project won't be complete for another 20 or so years! :eeek:

    Yeah, i will include some battle damage when I get it all together, but I wont go too overboard.

    My thoughts exactly. This being the early primer stage, there will be a lot more paint going on with more detailing on top of that.

    I should have another update this week. I'm pretty amped up to finish this landing bay and get on with the rest of the case!


    :cooldude:
     
  4. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    Nice stuff going on here bod, I can see why you blasted it with the primer as well, it really makes it look like it has progressed!
     
  5. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Ok, more work done, yay! :D So it took longer than a week, but oh well!

    Was able to finally attach the outer armor panels to the ribs. I sanded off the areas and commenced gluing.
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    Got one side done, then the end.
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    Once I got both sides done, then I could measure out the top panel. Since this panel overlaps both sides,
    I had to wait til everything else was on before making this piece. I drew it up, cut it out (leaving the
    panels slightly attached), and glued them down.
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    ...And the gutters removed.
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    ...And glued onto the top. I had to add a styrene rib under each end to sort of cap it off and give it
    something for the edge to adhere to. After gluing that down, I applied some glazing putty to smooth
    out the seams. Once painted, it will look like a contiguous part.
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    A close up shot.
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    All that's left is adding a few more detail pieces here and there, and then I can paint it.

    8)
     
  6. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    well done ... kickass work... keeeep this up ... wait to see more from you :D

    gogogogo don't stop .. take care
     
  7. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Boddaker, you are kicking ass! This thing is gonna look great, I have no doubts at all. :thumb:
     
  8. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    "God is in the details."

    Adding more detail pieces on the top. This will be some grates on a couple of the panels.
    Took a piece of styrene and drew out some lines.
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    Cut out some material with my acrylic cutter, taking care not to cut all the way through.
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    Chopped down to size,
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    And glued into place.
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    I wanted to add this raised circle portion in the middle of the top panel and put the BSG insignia on it,
    but I didn't have a thick enough piece of styrene.
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    So I found a scrap piece of press board and cut out a circle,
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    and sanded down around its circumference to get the required shape.
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    Sanded.
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    Profile.
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    Test fit.
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    Next was to skin it with a thin sheet of styrene. In order to work with it, I temporarily glued the wafer
    to another scrap piece of wood for a holder.
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    Cut out an oversized piece of styrene, glued the center down, and turned on the heat. Didn't need much!
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    After a few minutes it looked like this.
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    Trimmed.
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    Glued.
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    Profile.
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    Test fit.
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    Once I sand down the edges, I will glue it down permanently. Then once the whole thing is painted,
    I will go back and apply the insignia along with the requisite weathering and such.

    More detailing to be done over the weekend. Stay tuned.

    Ok, pop quiz hot shot! Who can tell me the name of the person who said that quote at the top of this post? And no googling! :p

    And as a bonus, who can tell me where the quote "pop quiz, hot shot!" came from? Again, no google cheaters!
     
  9. Bry

    Bry What's a Dremel?

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    'pop quiz, hot shot' came from Alan 'Fluff' Freeman's radio show over here in the UK, if I remember correcty :)

    Bry.

    p.s. Very nice looking build ;)
     
  10. Uncle Psychosis

    Uncle Psychosis Classically Trained

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    "god is in the details" was said by that architect....damn, I've forgotten his name. But he was definitely an architect!

    nice mod btw!

    Sam
     
  11. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    caught this today on modnation, much respect to attention to details on this one Boddaker :hip:
     
  12. SPQQKY

    SPQQKY Evil Modder

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    Frank Lloyd Wright?

    Edit: LOL, boy was I off. But I won't give the answer since I cheated with google.
     
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  13. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    Frak me bod, this is looking so mean!! I am looking forward to the paint work on the armour. when you next do some modding, could you sit it on top of the stacker so we can see it as it is now?

    And as for quotes, next time I want bsg ones damnit!
     
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  14. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Can't remember who said "God is in the details", but "Pop Quiz, hotshot" is from the movie "Speed".
     
  15. Dira

    Dira What's a Dremel?

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    iwog Linux cursed

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    Boddaker Still hangin around

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  18. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    this mod just keeps looking better and better well done keep it up :thumb:
     
  19. Dira

    Dira What's a Dremel?

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    rofl. sorry lads :p I was in a rush so had no time to read all past msgs... :blush: shame on me :( :idea: sorry :sigh: :waah:

    Nice mod though :thumb:
     
  20. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    WOWOWOW nice nice nice work... amazing work and kickass

    buddy well done wait to see it done :D

    take care
     
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