Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by BLUEHORSESTUDIOS, 25 Apr 2010.
Thanks for the nice comments, I'll be posting more pics soon!
This is modding !!!
Im loving it, this would stay awesome inside my Resident evil case
Truely inspiring work
Bumped because he added pictures to older post
I looked at some plastic sytrene today one really thick a4 piece was £1.60 ($2.36) which is nothing for what i have planned! its really an amazing material for the price!
Dude, that's ****ing epic!! Love it!
Started today off with cutting small pieces for the railings and add rivets to the front of the panel
Seeing something fresh and new after a long time....... gr8 work
On todays project Im going to be creating a templete for my railing system that will wrap around the entire case.The templete will be transfered to a large piece of styrene and I'll will start my construction of the railing system upon that.
For today project the materials I'll be using:
Polystyrene sheet 00.40mm
Tracing and transfer paper
Size 11 Xacto blade and knife
Pencil, straight egde, tape and ruler
Approximate construction time 2hrs,
Difficulty level : Easy
Lets get Started!!
The first thing I need to do is mark out the perimeter of the base by making small dots on the tracing paper.
Next I just begin connecting the dots with a straight edge and always double checking that each line is matching up with the base.
Then I just cut out the lines I just marked out.
I continue all my cuts until I have the perimeter cut out.
Then I finish up the templete by making the inner cuts and lining it up the with the base to check for any mistakes.
I then add the dimensions for the front of the case onto the templete, marking out the exterior walls.
Then I transfer the templete to a large 00.40 piece of polystyrene ,repeating the dot method for my measurements.
Then I simply connect all the dots again with a straight edge.
Then using a sharp size #11 Xacto blade I begin cutting out my lines from the polystyrene.
Im very carefull that each cut is straight and is exact to the templete..any mistake here and I'll have to start all over.
Changing my blades often will ensure a clean even cut.
With the inner perimeter cut out ,I can begin working on the the outer perimeter.
Cleaning up some rough edges
Using my files and some light sanding the ensure each corner is straight and even.
Now lets add it to the base and see how it lines up!
Looks to be a perfect fit!
Now Im making out the dimensions of my exterior wall onto the styrene.
And now scaling up how high the railings will be in relation to the structure.
Now Im starting on the small little towers that will hold my railing system
Ill need the make a lot of these to complete the project.
Each one has to match the other perfectly or else the whole system will be lopsided.
Then I begin gluing the pieces onto some small .040 x .250 (1.0 x6.3mm) strip styrene
I work all the way around until each side is complete.
With a litte sanding and some panel details these two little towers will be compete.
From here Ill add my small square stock for the railings between each tower.
In my next update Ill begin adding the towers and the railing system to the main plateform and install some diamond plating to the floor.
Stay inspired and Keep creating!!
Im loving this project as i am a big fan of resident evil , its outstanding , every detail is great , this is another level of modding!
Congratulations , and im ansious to see the next update !
I saw some plastic styrene that was 00.80mm its pretty cool that a craft knife can cut so cleanly on it!
Im definately using it on my next project for details! i just need money for an airbrush and compressor now i don't think aerosol cans will cut it this time
I don't think i have to say how much i love this mod its just so new to see.
Im anxiously waiting for the 9th video! i hope it will be up soon
So much patience! This project is amazing.
Only just noticed this
Is this something thats going to happen? or possibly might happen
I think you have a wealth of information to share when it comes to different modding techniques especially painting i love your weathering effects and colours you mix to get them.
All the oil and grime you put in there looks really natural and real.
Would love to see that running it would be nice place to be able to gather knowledge about this kind of modding
Thanks everyone, your comments have been great and much appriciated.
More updates coming this week
This is amazing. I have read every word of your updates. Don't take it lightly when I say "amazing!" craftsmanship. You have some serious skills when it comes to models.
Have you done this professionally? You've got to be one of those 3 dimensional model builder guys for movies and such.
On todays build im going to start the construction of the supporting walls and towers for the railing system.
The materials that Ill be using for todays project are:
Evergreen Scale Models Sheet Styrene V-Groove
Evergreen Scale Models Strip Styrene .040 x .250 1/4 scale 2x12
Evergreen Scale Models Strip Styrene .080 x.080 1/4 scale 4x4
Plastruct Diamond Plate G scale 1:24
X-acto blades and Knife
Staight edge and hobby square
150 grit sand paper
Approximate build time : 17hrs
Difficulty Level : Moderate
Lets Get Started!!
I start by marking and cutting out my areas for the diamond plated floor
Changing my blades offen will give me consistant sharp/clean cuts
Cleaning up some edges with my files and 150 grit sandpaper.
With all the areas cut out for the diamond plate, i can now begin adding in the diamond plate floor.
This is the diamond plate product by Plastructs that Ill be using for my floor.
I begin my marking and measuring out my areas to be cut then start cutting away!
I really try to be sure that I have no extra waste on this material because its hard to come by and its very expensive. Two 7 x12 inch sheets cost around $11.00.
This product cuts easily and requires very little sanding.
Dry fitting the pieces together first then I add the adhesive after im happy with the fit.
The IPS Weldon will give me a excellent bond.
Some light sanding to clean up any rough edes.
Now Im beginning to measure and draw out my walls onto a sheet of whit 00.40mm styrene sheet.
Now I begin my cuts!
First wall cut-out ,several more to go!
Cleaning up some rough edges.
Cutting out several more of the same piece.
Now Ill match up the front and the back to make a perfect match.
The match seems to be pretty good , but now Ill tape the to pieces together and sand them down so that its a perfect match.
Now with the two pieces taped together Ill begin sanding with a 150 grit sand paper.
Because I took the little extra time in my measurments and always using a sharp blade, very little sanding is need to make the two pieces a perfect match.
Now Ill determine how high in relation with the walls my railings will be.
Now Ill use my strip styrene for the support braces between the walls.
I begin cutting small strips.
Using my craft box and angle jig I get a perfect cut every time.
Now Ill begin adding those stips to the wall.
Now I just clue all the pieces together to get this!
Now I add the first wall to the plateform.
Then the second.
Having a look to see if the two wall line-up.
Now checking that it lines up with the rest of the structure.
Now The fun begins, starting all the angle cuts!
I start with the left-wing wall first.
I work my way all the way around building the outer wall first.
Lining up the plateform for a perfit fit.
Looking Good so far!!
Now the tedious task of all the angle cuts and supports. Most of the build time in this part of the project was here.
Adding all the small support braces, without these the structure would be too flimsy
A little putty to clean up any seams.
I use a Q-tip to mold the putty into the cracks.
One side complete in the raw construction, now onto the right-wing wall.
I start out the right-wing the same way on the left-wing by building the outer wall first.
All the small angle cuts.
Glue the pieces into places after several dry fits
Now with the raw construction complete on boths side I can begin adding my V-Groove to the interior side panels.
I use the same measurements for the V-Groove as I did in the raw construction to make a perfect match.
A litte putty in the seams.
And a Q-tip to blend it all in.
Now Ill begin adding the exterior panel detail.
This will be added all around the plateform to blend it into the base.
On my next update Ill finish up with the exterior panels,add the railing, floor lights and start on the paint job.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my thread.
Stay Inspired and keep Creating!!
Do you build stuff for Games Workshop!
Awesome modelling fella, absolutely brilliant.
Great work Ron! im looking forward to 9th build video
Thanks for the nice comments guys. Ive been working on a idea of adding small floor lights to the plateform but cant seem to find the correct lights or voltage to do the job.LEDs wont work in this case because they are too large for the idea that im thinking about.Rebuilding certain parts of the strucure might be needed to pull off this effect if I have to resort to using LEDs.
What Im looking for is a certain type of strip lighting that I can build the floor panel around then backlight them with a soft orange glow.
All the raw construction is done for the plateform and I began shooting the last series of footage for the video worklogs (part 9 ).
Im pretty happy with how the steam pipes and railings turned out and Ill get picks up shortly so you guy can see that part of the finished project. I also started constuction on some of the support pillars as well using simple plumbing fixture and tubeing.
No paint has been sprayed yet, I wont be doing that until I fiqure out my floor light solution.
Take Care and thanks for taking the time to follow my thread
Ron Lee C
Surface mount LED's on that thin flexi pcb stuff? May be low profile enough
Brilliant, just brilliant, can't wait to see more, well done.
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