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Bonzanego's Project: MorningStar

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by bonzanego, 20 Aug 2005.

  1. bonzanego

    bonzanego New Member

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    Since the true purpose of this machine is to be a HTPC I am trying to aquire a wireless keyboard and logitech trackball mouse that will be matched to the case.
     
  2. MetricOClock

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    holy freaking sweet, i love the art deco almost theme , keep up the good work
     
  3. Pitbull

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    Pfff nice work dude
     
  4. bonzanego

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    The bezel for this project has proven much easier than that of the Satan's deuce project. ( you would never guess looking at the bezel it was made from paper and cardboard molds) There are fewer angles and curves to worry about getting straight. The only tricky part is getting the inner curve of the leading edge to match up all the way around, a big round file helps accomplish that. The part is pictured here with only a light sanding, there is still more material to remove around the leading edge and final sanding to line up the seams where the bezel meets the case body. The mold was nearly perfect so the seams will only require very minor touching up.
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    It is very importain that the inside of the bezel be perfectly round so the turbine blades turn freely and leave a uniform gap at thier edge.
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  5. Ryszvaldo

    Ryszvaldo Banned

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    This is simply fantastic - I love the lines that this has from the base, very sweet. You mentioned that you cast the support in urethane - how is this done? I am really impressed by this!
     
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    :jawdrop:

    Homina homina homina...that looks so awesome already! I can't wait to see it with the blades in the front.

    :rock:
     
  8. LOTTARO

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    OMFG!

    This is art!

    Artistic aplicated to mod!


    Art Attack (disney program) is a POROTO compears to this work!
     
  9. Isuo

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    Incredible! It looks really sleek.

    Btw, the highlites from the plan were a clever idea.
    I know you really can't say like that, but I don't know how to say it correctly.
     
  10. bonzanego

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    Thanks for all the compliments folks I think you will like this project even more as it gets closer to completion.

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    The tail of the turbine is roughed out now. The steep angle made this piece much more difficult to create than the bezel.
    There is still quite a bit of surface sanding to be done on both pieces to make all the seams even. The exhaust tube is next and it is mounted inside the tail section as pictured in the drawing.
    As I get closer to completeing the body of MornignStar I am trying to decide what to make the turbone blades out of. Plastic and metal are obvious choices, but I was thinking about making them from wood to match the base. The wood is an unexpected material and would compliment the base, have to think about it more as it gets closer to time to make the parts.
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  11. Fozzy

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    Plus, if you use wood you could probably find a an airplan propeller that will fit perfectly and work great.
     
  12. mondriaan

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    WOW :jawdrop: how do you come up with these ideas.
    Keep it up :thumb:
     
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    Whats happening with this one? Updates!
     
  14. paradigmqc

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    this is NO LAN casemod :)
     
  15. PA!N

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    Wow wicked desinge Dude :thumb:
     
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    Superb, looking forward to seeing the progress.
     
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    Going to be Beautiful , and if you can make the turbine blades out of wood it would look fantastic .. I can see it in my head, the curved wooden blades would be almost sensual
    I like the smooth , natural wood / high tech turbine contrast
    A beautiful piece of art for sure

    DB
     
  18. bonzanego

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    Thanks everyone, I am still moving along on this project and actually have the front door hinged to the body now and the entire thing sanded smooth and to shape. I just have zero time to do the updates these last 2 weeks. I am going to try and get the project logs caught up this weekend.
     
  19. JavaDog

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    In the immortal words of Peter Griffin - "Friggin' Sweet!"
     
  20. Goth

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    this is the most coolest//awesomest mod ive seen in this life (ive seen alot of very cool//expensive mods with my own eye)
     

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