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Scratch Build – In Progress Combine Ceiling Turret

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Mindphaser, 11 Apr 2012.

  1. Overminde

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    Looking good :D
     
  2. Mindphaser

    Mindphaser New Member

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    Combine Ceiling Turret: UPS - update 16/01/13

    Thanks to the Skill3d idea
    decided to build a UPS into the table mount.
    A victim – Powercom WOW-500U:
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    Circuit board:
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    Cut a USB scheme part:
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    Replace battery:
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    To embed new components have to increase inner volume, cut side parts and extend a base.
    Approximate layout:
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    Relative position of the base and the turret:
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    Livio and matiss like this.
  3. Axoxenon

    Axoxenon Do it right the first time

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    Amazing! I found my old HL2 discs a while ago and just finished the first part yesterday.
    Subscribing to this awesomeness! Cant wait for finished mod :D
     
  4. matiss

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    Looking great and cool inspiration

    +1 for Frontline Assembly :D
     
  5. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Brilliant, so inventive. :clap:
     
  6. bluc

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    Awesome updates since last time I looked. Fantastic craftsmanship !!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
     
  7. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Wild! I love what you are doing.:D
     
  8. Mindphaser

    Mindphaser New Member

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    Painting started

    A long time ago, in a far, far Ukraine this log were started…

    Now I want to see the turret assembled shortly, so left the UPS-base.

    Swivel lid frame
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    Lid front panel
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    Swivel lid assembled
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    Lid fixed on frame in close position:
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    Opened position
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    After numerous “filling-gringing”cycles, some parts are ready for painting.
    Prime paint and base colors are spray paints.

    DVD-box two color (in process, with mask):
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    Swivel lid base color:
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    After red mask removing:
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    Both swivel lid and DVD-box:
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    Another side of lid, paper mask, wetted:
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    Chipped paint imitation by the kitchen salt:
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    Painting:
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    Mask removed, you can see the wet surface:
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    Cleaned surface:
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    Next time I’ve planned to apply some effects – aging, graze, rust.
     
  9. Mockingbird

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    Wow, suddenly back from history - this is looking really nice.
     
  10. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    It's been a long time. Nice to see you back, buddy.
     
  11. Mindphaser

    Mindphaser New Member

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    Painting continued...

    Mockingbird and Pranja, thank you. Glad to back to the modders community. :rock:

    Weathering effects make with acrylic paints. No aerograph used – only
    “hand tools” such as matches, toothpicks, ear cotton sticks, bath sponge and kitchen cleansers.

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    And here is the result:

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    Well, now it doesn’t look like a piece of fresh painted plastic :D
     
  12. Mindphaser

    Mindphaser New Member

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    Painting still continued...

    It’s time to apply some weathering effects to the case swivel lid:

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    View from another side:

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    Exhaust grille:

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    Both swivel lid and DVD-box:

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  13. Mindphaser

    Mindphaser New Member

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    Painting still continued...two

    A little experiment with texture on the lid front surface:

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  14. Mindphaser

    Mindphaser New Member

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    Painting still continued...three

    Try a new method of rust imitation:

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  15. Z0DIAX

    Z0DIAX bending alloys

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    very nice paintwork and wethering effects love the rust too seams almost real. :thumb:
     
  16. morgansk

    morgansk I've got wood

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    Awesome paintwork. I have often wondered how some paint effects are created, love the table salt trick!
     
  17. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Awesome! Good to see you back.:D
     
  18. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Hope you complete this, it's awesome. :)
     
  19. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    The detail in the paintwork is superb. Looking forward to seeing this finished.
     
  20. Bartacus

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    Subbed! Better late than never. :)
     

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