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Scratch Build – Complete Cor Leonis

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Attila, 28 Feb 2011.

  1. -Jv-

    -Jv- New Member

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    Amazing, just amazing !

    Is it possible to walk us through how you paint exactly ? I always get the orang peel like effect when I painted something and it's never, ever glossy even though I'm using high gloss paint. Sorry for going offtopic but you seemed like the go-to guy :D

    Love your work !
     
  2. Monsieur R.

    Monsieur R. In cornichons I trust.

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    Attila, the aluminum/polishing/primering/modding whisperer.
     
  3. Meelobee

    Meelobee New Member

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    Raising the bar with every new update.. wow! :)
     
  4. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

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    Very very nice. I've given you a lot of cred for the crafting and non for the design itself. I must say I adore the dynamics and beauty of its character. Front, sides and feet in perfect harmony, and still very unique. It is rare that crafting and design comes this well fused together IMO.
     
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  5. KrunchR

    KrunchR New Member

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    Well. The bar has risen again. Well done, sir. Well done.
     
  6. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Exciting :D close to the main coat. :clap:
    Love the persistence for getting it all perfect, just awesome. :jawdrop:

    Is it still thinking or just awesome, I'd say it's both. :D:rock:
     
  7. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    guess i will have to make a build that showcases blue and copper but make it look good...
    now im thinking of things that ar already making my wallet cry in mercy!
    log is looking better all the time attila!
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: Don't you hate it when the first guy to post sums up your feelings exactly.
     
  9. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Simply epic work dude!
     
  10. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Yup, it's what I do. I always think it's better to mention it when I see it, instead of waiting until it's too late to fix.

    Oh, and I'm also the kind of guy who would have backed down and thought "Ok, that's his choice. I'll respect that" had you said that you liked the combination, but since you agreed with me, I'm going to keep nagging you, SHOULD you somehow go in the wrong direction. :D

    And that paint job is going to be nice - Ireally love how you're a no-compromise kind of guy. That's why your worklogs are so heavily visited.
     
  11. siliconfanatic

    siliconfanatic Johny-come-Lately

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    snuz ye loose!:p
     
  12. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Your priming skills are better then my paint skills haha, looking good thus far.
     
  13. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks a lot for the replies guys. :thumb:


    This is only a very small update, but I have to share my experience today. I had planned to start phoning around in an attempt to get someone to chrome plate the four copper tubes. As it turned out, my daughter had a very bad night with her asthma, so I decided to keep her home from school. Anyway, it was just after 9.00am and Anika was still asleep, so I decided to look in the yellow pages and phone the plating business that was closest to me. They flat out refused but did tell me to try someone a little further away. I phoned them and the guy said 'if you can get here in half an hour I'll do it for you'. I told him that was impossible and he asked when I could get there. I said two hours and he said he'd wait. Anyway this was unexpected and Anika had just woken up, so I told her to get dressed, 'we're going for a drive'. I raced outside and started up the polisher and quickly polished the pipes. As it turned out we managed to make it in just over an hour.

    The owners name was John and he'd just finished a large batch of work and was going to shut everything down. He started work immediately and asked if we would like to see how it's done, this was very interesting and my daughter loved it. I asked how much this was going to cost and he said thirty bucks. I thought 'super'. The whole process took just thirty minutes, I paid him and he gave ten bucks to Anika for her piggy bank. In no time we were home and it was done. Go figure. I thought I wouldn't find anyone to do it and If I did, they would want a hundred bucks and take two weeks. What a great surprise, I went from looking for a plater to having the finished parts in a few hours. And what a great guy. Thanks John.

    For those who live in Melbourne, the place is Solar Plating Co 38 De Havilland Rd, Mordialloc VIC 3195, Australia


    So here are too many pics of the nice shiny pipes ( I couldn't decide which ones to omit. I like em all :)). And something for nutman as well. ;)

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    Oh, and it's not finished. This area still has a lot of work to be done with a few additions. ;)
     
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  14. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    Whaaat. Amazing. Now that copper block also have to be plated :p
     
  15. Meelobee

    Meelobee New Member

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    Sexy stuff :) and isn't it great to run into awesome people :)
     
  16. thegyufi

    thegyufi New Member

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    Hi Attila, I still enjoy every update you post !

    I like everything you do, except one of your choice : why you have chosen a wb gpu in copper ?! It's just the only one point i'm not really fan lol !

    The next please !!!
     
  17. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    Those plating is awesome. Looks shiny.
     
  18. crudbreeder

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    This is a truly amazing build :jawdrop:

    To bad you don't live close to Europe, 12mm chromed pipes is a plumbing standard here wo you can get it in any hardware store.
     
  19. l3p

    l3p www.^.nl

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    Just love those pipes!
    A guy on a Dutch forum lives like 15 minutes from a plater. He also gets anything plated in just a day ... Wish I lived close to one too that's able to do anything in a day :)
     
  20. Squigly

    Squigly MODfiend.. ~twitch~

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    Schmexy!! That piping worked out just perfect!! Me thinks you need to replace those dominators with the the platinum versions
     

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