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Scratch Build – Complete Cygnus X1.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Attila, 18 Sep 2008.

  1. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    looks alot better. Im assuming you will be anodising them too?
     
  2. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Yeah, I think the straight edges on the nose gives this impression, if you cover up the nose it looks OK. I'm going to redo the nose.;)
     
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  3. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    in any case, the new pics with every other plate removed make it a lot easier to look at already. You're right, it was too crowded. Now some extra curve to the nose and it'll be perfect. Like eveything else on the case.
     
  4. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    Yeah mate that looks loads better, i'd still like to see the whole piece raised up so that the fins end flush with the case (if you can be bothered that is) if you think it would look crap forget it.
     
  5. ModMinded

    ModMinded Are you throwing that away?

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    I don't know what you're all on about... that looked perfect to me the first time! ;)

    Now the removed plates look even better!
     
  6. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    We must always obey the fuzzy image. It will show us the way. LOL

    Great work mate!
     
  7. Fisher.

    Fisher. partially impartial

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    When you speak of "fixing the nose", are you talking about making the portion closest to the fins match the angle you've put on the fins themselves?

    Because if so, I agree wholeheartedly :thumb:
     
  8. Reverse

    Reverse Reverse/srvR

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    [​IMG]

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    Am I the only one who spotted this?
     
  9. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Nope, you just posted it first. :thumb:

    Great work oldnewby. The plates look awesome-r now!
     
  10. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    the plates are fantastic! very sleek.
     
  11. Colossous

    Colossous Minimodder

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    One of my fave cases of the last couple of years :jawdrop:
     
  12. Locknload

    Locknload Jolly Good Egg

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    WOW!
    More stunning than Captain Kirk's sidearm.....lol
    Truly beautiful, maybe the edges of the nose would look svelte with the whole curved edges trimmed in the matching hardwood about 2 mm, just subtle enough to see.

    Masterpiece.
     
  13. Matticus

    Matticus ...

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    Amazing work dude, I missed this one. Just worked my way through the entire project log and it really is incredible. I wasn't sure where you were going with all the wood, but it has turned out epic.
     
  14. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Thanks a lot everyone. :thumb:

    @Fisher, Either continue the same curve as the plates or, the reverse or, a combination
    of the two. Basically anything but straight.
    @Cookie Monster, I'm pretty certain the plate assembly has to sit down, in
    between the side panels.

    As for the auto comparisons, I don't know that particular car, but there are a hundred
    cars with gills and vents of all descriptions that I've seen over the years as well as
    various types of aircraft. These have, no doubt, had an influence on not just the top,
    but the whole case.
     
  15. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    just been reading the first few pages. (wanted to see the bending jig, might build one)
    you say it was milled on a 15 degree angle. what does this actually mean? ive been trying to work out. also, what type of aluminium have you been using to bend?

    great work as always.
     
  16. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

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    Looking stellar oldnewboy! Though you do realize you are setting the bar pretty high for the rest of us ;) Not that modding and scratch builds should be about that anyway. Cygnus is what true love of the craft looks like.

    The top looks great, definitely more streamlined without the extra louvers. Seems like all you need to do with the nose is extend the top of it back to meet the first louver somehow to get rid of the gap inbetween, just my 2 cents. I am sure your mind is forming a devious plan for this as we speak :D

    Oh, and when you get to finishing Cygnus X1 we will all be sorely dissapointed if there is not an X2 immediately after. You know you need a matching server or media center or something:hip:
     
  17. Bullitdodger

    Bullitdodger If it ain't broke....Tweak it.

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    I was going to say that I liked the first one a lot, but then I saw the second one and I would have to agree with you. It actually looks a lot better.
     
  18. Bad_cancer

    Bad_cancer Mauritius? 2nd speck east of africa

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    that looks fantastic! Very nice! Awesome work as usual
     
  19. Reverse

    Reverse Reverse/srvR

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    It's the Lamborghini Reventon, and it's about as amazing as your case!
     
  20. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    @Agressions - Is that the new Lambo? (the one to replace the Murcielago) or their concept car?

    The fins look so much better with every second one removed, you have done a great job. Now all you have to do is tweak the front a little, looks kinda "sharp" to me.
     

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