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DragonHead Case

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by GoTaLL, 16 Jul 2006.

  1. GoTaLL

    GoTaLL What's a Dremel?

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    Ok .. time to make some thoughts and ideas more real ..
    I want a fantasy dragonhead as a case..
    how do i do that .. i have in the week helped my brother start to build a garage and he got some "Styrofoam" leftovers .. and that would be fun to see what you can make of..
    next part is how the fxxk does a fantasy dragon really look like .. i can see a pic in my head but need to get it out like that too..

    First i like to thank the companies that helped me with some hardware..

    Crucial with memories..
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    Abit with motherboards
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    Gtek for the motherboard tray and fans
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    Samsung for the help with a screen that i will be doing for this project
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    and western digital for the WD Raid Edition 320gb disk that is made to run 24/7 for safe running in raid , server and workstations.
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    Point of View för grafik kort
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    Steelseries for keyboard, mouse pad, and headset
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    BFG for the ageia card
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    a start 10cm styrofoam..
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    freehand drawing to see if i can get the idea out on the styrofoam ..
    its will be built in pieces .. lower part of the jaw is carved out to give some kind of idea how big the overpart will be .. this is just a "raw" kind of forming of the head ..
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    here you can see how the form is so far and the tool on the right side ..
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    after a wile of work with knife and sandpaper it looks like this ..
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    another piece on top thatwill make another piece of the head..
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    piece by piece its taking shape towards the dragon i hope ..
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    some more structure
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    not that advanced so far .. you can even see the wooden stick keeping it together.
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    a small piece that will make some kind of shield on teh tiop of the head..
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    this looks kinda nice..
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    and time to try put the pieces together .. it will be made of fiberglass when done but need this to make it look like a dragon from start ..
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    well a small jump to see how it looks like with teeths
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    and this was all from e right now .. but please tell me what ya think..
     
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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    are the components going to go inside of the head? Or is this going to be on top of the case?
     
  3. Stwongbad

    Stwongbad What's a Dremel?

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    This looks wicked sick! Alot more than what Im doing in my mod ><
     
  4. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Damn!

    That's really good looking so far!

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    I'll be watching this thing for sure.
     
  5. GoTaLL

    GoTaLL What's a Dremel?

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    the case is the head and the stuff will be in the head it self at the end .. the styrofoam is just as a "template" and will be using putty and fiberglass to make it "plastic" at the end ..

    update ..

    1 step further..

    its done in parts .. and started using putty on the top part of the head/jaw
    the putty will be set as a protection for the polyester that will be used later, the polyester melts the styrofoam so needs to keep that apart from eachother.. well back to buiss the structure is not the main thing here just that it dont stick out large things it will be ok ..
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    looks a bit mudd like..
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    and there the top head/jaw is done with putty ,, the sad part is that it hardens really fast so needs to be fast to get it out ..
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    using sandpaper to get the worst things off and makes sure its really dry before next step..
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    the sad part is that this is really messy so hard to take pics at the same time doing the fiberglass part .. but thats what im doing ..
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    looks really sweet really
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    this is just a small step on the way to make it complete .. ..
     
  6. Hazchem

    Hazchem Minimodder

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    wow, nice job! how long does that sort of thing take?
     
  7. GoTaLL

    GoTaLL What's a Dremel?

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    30 min for the fiberglass to harden in 1 layer .. but there are soe layers to be made cause i dont want it to break .. the making of the head in styrofoam .. took aprox 2 days to do ..
     
  8. Samurai75007

    Samurai75007 What's a Dremel?

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    Wow, looking good.
     
  9. olly_lewis

    olly_lewis What's a Dremel?

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    It looks amazing and seeing the foam being cut and molded into the dragon's head is great, and the smooth eyes and ridges are a nice touch but will the finished article's skin be smooth or a rougher scaley texture?
     
  10. GoTaLL

    GoTaLL What's a Dremel?

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    im not sure yet how to do the actual "skin" .. if it was a neck to it .. that would be with scale like skin .. but the head im not really sure yet .. but wont be mooth all over that is for sure .. the "nose" shield will be like a nail or shield like and that goes for some of teh head too i think .. but can be changed as i go along
     
  11. Muon

    Muon What's a Dremel?

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    small scales, or maybe use the natural texture of the fibeglass and add some scales here and there? looking f***ing awesome so far.
     
  12. merlin 65

    merlin 65 What's a Dremel?

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    if you want to put scales on the dragon couldnt you use balsa , or something light then fibre glass it over the top , just an idea
     
  13. simon_C

    simon_C Minimodder

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    use sculpy clay or some form of air dry clay for the scales.

    heres some inspiration (courtesy of a friend of mine) for the headscales: (click it....duh)
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    funny...thats my username on a few other forums!
     
  14. CraigEG

    CraigEG What's a Dremel?

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    Wow, that is some serious art skill! Impressive!
     
  15. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    This should be a great mod. Good Fiberglass will make a great case.
     
  16. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    That's looking really good so far. How many pieces are you planing on breaking the mould into? Those eyebrow ridges are going to make things fun.

    I've never done fibreglassing before but I've always wanted to try so I'll be watching how you do this with great interest.
     
  17. GoTaLL

    GoTaLL What's a Dremel?

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    ok small update .. head as said before is 3 parts .. jaws and tounge this should all be fiberglass armed and then put together ..


    the top part ive started but the inside of the head is not so that needs to be done .
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    will put a paper piece to protect the styrofoam from melting by the polyester..
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    but i want somekind of rounded inside of the mouth so im putting just a bit of polyester on the styrofoam and its starts ound like pop crackle and snap and after that back with the paper..
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    doing the lower part fo the jaw at thesame time and fixating the tounge
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    the sun allmost ruins the pics and i cant move the stuff at this part.. starts to take shape
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  18. Muon

    Muon What's a Dremel?

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    why did you use paper and not just carve it out? looking good so far!
     
  19. GoTaLL

    GoTaLL What's a Dremel?

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    if putting polyester on styrofoam direct it will melt and the pamer is there instead of using filler on that part .. so if i carved and not using paper it will melt the styrofoam that is still there .. easy way was using just a amll amount of polyester and let it melt a bit and use paper after .. :)
     
  20. Muon

    Muon What's a Dremel?

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    makes perfect sense now that you explain it, also, any plans for color?
     

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