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Scratch Build – In Progress C&C tiberium wars Advanced flame tank

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by diecyde, 11 May 2010.

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    OK...A REAL flame tank.:eeek: You just outdid every build here.
    The ATF would be knocking on my door if I even tried to top you.:hehe:
     
  2. Need_for_Speed

    Need_for_Speed Hello computer.

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    Crazy? No way. More like eccentric. Seriously impressive work! Casting, machining, pounding away till your arm gets tired (ignore innuendo folks), playing with high voltage arcs, and high temp flames...this log has it all. Please don't blow your fingers off. Losing an eyebrow might be okay (assuming you subsequently post pictures as a warning to the rest of us).
     
  3. p0Pe

    p0Pe gief cake?

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    How do you expect ANYONE to top a mod that have a live flamethrower:hehe::hehe::hehe:
     
  4. DeltaFX

    DeltaFX What's a Dremel?

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    Any mod with a live gatling gun or live rocket launcher ?
     
  5. diecyde

    diecyde What's a Dremel?

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    Why would you say such a thing to me?
    Are you trying to get me convicted for illegal weapon creation?

    when You mention it... I actually was planning on making a paintball sentry for my next mod :D
    It isn't a gatling gun but should be able to hurt anyone bad :D
     
  6. St3ph

    St3ph What's a Dremel?

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    And THAT'S the most important part^^

    Awesome flamethrower mod =D
     
  7. DeltaFX

    DeltaFX What's a Dremel?

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    Uh ? oops, wrong translation, or missing words, dunno. I was quoting pope "How do you expect ANYONE to top a mod that have a live flamethrower" and meant "to top a mod with a real flamethrower, a mod with a gatling or rocket launcher would be required".

    I wasn't clear, bad me ! :D


    Isn't a working flamthrower illegal by nature ?:eyebrow:

    tiny water-rockets or nerf-like gatling gun....
     
  8. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    It would be awesome if the creators of the concept from the game commented on this seriously far out mod, this to me is like Iron Man type stuff but for real :eeek:, ultra ultra awesome :D.
     
  9. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :eeek: I could have a use for one of those. It's illegal to rig a shotgun to kill burglars, but a motion sensing paintball sentry...:idea: With a camera, of course!:D
     
  10. diecyde

    diecyde What's a Dremel?

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    1 person from the C&C saga I did find @ a meet and greet :D
    don't know if he knows my mod though:D

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  11. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has started the PowerCore scratch build

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    This build is insane, and I'm loving the flame thrower, especially with the thinners :). Whats that insulation your using called, I've been trying to find something like it? Dont forget to adjust your sandcasting based on the shrinkage of the grade of aluminium your using when your making parts that require high accuracy.
     
  12. diecyde

    diecyde What's a Dremel?

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    Update 6 - welding, bending, grinding...

    I owe you an update for far too long now.
    That happens when someone has too much hobbies.

    Anyway after my recent HDD crash I lost a lot of pictures but I managed to salvage some of them in my backups.
    But sadly I have lost a lot of pictures documenting the welding of the tank.

    Have fun watching/reading!

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    Further development on the source code on the still old platform.

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    I bent an aluminium strip around the tube to cut it in a straight line with my plasma cutter.

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    This part is a bit trial and error, to get the look and feel 'just right'.
    It has been simply tacked to allow reloaction if is doesn't work for me.

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    The steel has been hammered till it was bent like this.
    After that it had been rolled by and english wheel and cut down to size.

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    I cut out the sides by tracing it over and then cutting it out.
    After that I bend it to its shape and then welded it down.

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    The tacks are good to see on this image, a small part has been completely welded.

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    I welded some reenforcements to the body to make it more rigid, also the hood and cylinders are mounted.
    As you can the it doesn't fit yet like it should.

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    This is the back side.
    The space between the cylinders is too small, I will make some provisions in the hood to compensate for this.

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    The front side is mounted and welded.

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    A picture for the overall look.

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    A front side view with the blue ray placed at its position it will come.

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    After I desided on the blue ray's position I welded its supports to the body.
    Aditionally this provides a rigid body.

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    This is how the blue ray will be mounted.

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    And it even fits under the hood still

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    I want the cap to be removable, that is why I welded strips to the body on which the cap can be bolted.

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    The tack welds can be seen clearly while it is beeing shaped to the right position.

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    An overview of the welded strips, this makes it quite rigid.

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    The cap has been rounded slightly.

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    Next step was the mounting of the cap in the middle, this cap cannot be removed because it needs an fixed position needed by the blue ray player.

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    A side view of the tank.

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    This is how the rear hood is mounted, I will weld a piece of rod to make it fit perfectly.

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    An opening was needed for the blue ray player for the cd's, this has to be on exactly the right height.
    The edges are kind of sharp, this needs to be solved because it will damage cd's.

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    Yes it fits!

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    I took a tube of brass and grinded a thin slot in it.

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    After trimming the brass I clamped it to the body, now the cd's are safe.

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    I soldered the brass to the body with my hot air soldering station.

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    The welding of the rod can be seen here.

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    I made some space in the hood needed for the cylinders this will be made on 2 positions to make it symmetrical.

    I also made a small image of the TIG welding:


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    I wanted to make a screen in front of the tank where I could change the settings for the tank.
    I recently changed the design but still wanted to show it to you.

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    It incorporated a flap which could slide in front of the screen to protect it.

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    I glued it together with the sliding mechanics.

    So far this update,

    I hope you like it
     
  13. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Excellent to see this mod back in action diecyde, I missed it :D:rock::thumb:.
     
  14. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Awesome!:rock:

    This is why you should post updates regularly... and we get to say, 'hi' more often.:D
     
  15. Ediejo

    Ediejo What's a Dremel?

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    1000% Awesome. :clap:
     
  16. JY_OC_HX

    JY_OC_HX What's a Dremel?

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    This is the most unique mod I've ever seen. You have also put the most effort into any mod I've come across. Keep up the good work.
     
  17. Mach

    Mach What's a Dremel?

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    Words fail me...this is so mind melting insane (literally :)) All hail diecyde, new emperor of the realm of crazy mods.
     
  18. Achron

    Achron Cad Pro Quo

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    You seriously need to stop it. Just stop, right now.

    You're making us lazy people look bad.
     
  19. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has started the PowerCore scratch build

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    This scratch build just gets better and better :)
     
  20. diecyde

    diecyde What's a Dremel?

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    Update 7 - start of frame and finishes

    Again a small update.

    I worked hard on the tank recently and thus I am again ready for another update.

    I am also working on the software but it whould be rather boring to show foto's of this proces. :p

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    With the thicknesser I shaved an MDF plate down to the right thickness for the tube sealings.

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    After cutting the plate into small rouds I sanded them down.

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    The top aluminium cover needs grooves to get neatly placed on top of the tupes.
    The mounted bearing on the mill prevents you from cutting too deep into the wood.

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    I clamped the mill into an vice, now I can easely cut the grooves into the wood by rotating the round plates around the mill.
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    It fits perfectly...

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    On this picture it it more clear on how it will look when the plates will be casted.

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    I will cast the plates with aluminium, I created the sand molds with the MDF plugs, next up will be the casting itself.

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    Next part was the creating of a bearing mount, the top part of the tank will rotate on the bearing, much like a real tank.

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    The bearing will be mounted in this way and secured by tightening a bolt.

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    Sadly the MDF distrupted my sand casting, this had to be repaired with my mill.

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    And here the end result.

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    I drew the mounting lokation on the bottom plate.

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    Then I bolted the bearing mount to the tank and cut a hole with my plasma cutter.
    Through this hole the cables will be installed...
    12v, HDMI, audio etc..
    Also a motor will be attached to turn the top part.
     

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