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Scratch Build – In Progress Ferrari Enzo tribute - 20/12/2007 - *ON HOLD*

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ssR, 12 Mar 2007.

  1. derbaum

    derbaum What's a Dremel?

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    is this tape expensive? normally i just use sellotape. doesnt need to be waxed either ( theres special tape for moldbuilding 2 but sello does the job and is easier to get)

    btw good job
     
  2. ComputerKing

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    this is very slick work really.. it's start to be better and better... wowoowow very nice man

    buddy take care and good luck in the work
     
  3. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    Thanks :)
    derbaum: the tape itself is indeed pretty expensive but again, why should i care ;). I get all the materials from my work, otherwise i would probably use some cheaper stuff. But from what i know, this teflon tape is the best :)

    A very small update on the mobo cover alone. I released it from the mold and trimmed it a bit. Some reinforcements are still has to be made but here are the cover pics for now

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    The wall thickness of the cover is about 0.5mm, which turned to be a bit more flexible than i would like, so tomorrow I will hopefully take care of that. The 40mm fan openings and the cuts for the cpu and gfx WC blocks will be made later on
     
  4. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    I love the professional approach and fitting of everything. It's coming along wonderfully ssR.

    This is Modding at it's Best Folks!
     
  5. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    wowowowowow that's very nice work !!!! lol it's a real enzo ... ( they will buy it from you ) rofl :D

    heheh nice work buddy.. keep it up and take care and good luck
     
  6. B[x]

    B[x] What's a Dremel?

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    If anyone were to do a How-To guide on fiberglass, it would be you. I may have to try my hand at it some time if I can think up a design.
    *****
     
  7. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    *HINT HINT* :p
     
  8. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    Thanks everyone :D
    Bill: I wouldn't call it modding, its more of a fabrication, but thanks anyway ;)

    About the fiberglassing guide, I intend to release one sometime, although it will probably be reserved for TheModNation members, as I write all my stuff exclusively for them. But you are always welcome to come by and check it out ;)
     
  9. Nsonic

    Nsonic What's a Dremel?

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    Nice fabrication then ;)
     
  10. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    Ok guys another update.
    Today I worked on the mobo cover again. Like I mentioned in the previous update, the cover came out a bit flexible so I had to reinforce it. For that I used a common method used in the composite materials industry to gain more wall thickness. A lightweight core material trapped between layers of fabric. For the core i used light grain balsa wood sheets 1mm thick.

    Cutting the balsa sheets
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    After cutting the balsa to fir the shape of the mobo cover i sanded the edges at about 15° to allow the fiberglass take the corners.
    After wetting the cover surface with some resin i applied the balsa sheets
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    On top of that came another layer of fiberglass fabric and finally peelply
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    After finishing with that part i moved on to fabricate the accent plates for the 40mm intake fans
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    Using SolidWorks i made sketches for the plates
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    Then I printed out the plates layout and glued it on top of 1.5mm aluminum. The holes for the fans were made using 38mm holesaw. After some filing and sanding i brushed the aluminum surface with rotary sander which gave the surface a very nice effect, i will be using on all the aluminum accent parts in this mod from now and on

    This is the finished product
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  11. ComputerKing

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    WOWOWOWOWOOWOWOWOOW wowoowowo wooooooooooooooooot
     
  12. wbdog206

    wbdog206 not me

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  13. dacust

    dacust What's a Dremel?

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    The fiberglass work has been awesome. But it's good to see some other work. I was hoping the rest would be up to par with the 'glass. And the fan faceplate is definitely up there! Great! I'm a-watching!
     
  14. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    Thanks everyone. :cooldude:

    For your convenience and also for those of you who haven't seen the entire worklog or was just too lazy to scroll through the pages, I added an update status in the thread with links to all the progress updates that took place to far.
     
  15. KaotiK

    KaotiK What's a Dremel?

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    Been following this from the start and its still looking ace :D
     
  16. Frido

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    Me too matey!!!
    Been all the long and exciting way - neverending as it may seem, it's slick as hell!!!

    Go for gold! :)

    /Frido
     
  17. baron02

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    Been following this post but felt i had to say this is a really good ! Keep up the good work. Looking forward for more of your excellent work.
     
  18. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    Thanks everyone for your feedback!
    It's been over a week since the last update, and I'm back with another update :D

    I'm almost done with the mobo cover structure, i smoothed the surface and painted it in white primer and then high gloss black, which i will use for the interiors :)

    Some bondo work
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    And a primer coat
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    And finally painted in black. I'm very satisfied with the result :hip:
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  19. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    Freaking A man, that paint job looks awesome and as usual the fiber glass work to make that cover is top notch. I love how the corners are perfectly rounded and smooth. I really need to try fiber glassing sometime because the results can be great.
     
  20. Teyber

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    holy smokes a complete mirror finish inthat paint! that was airbrushed, no?
     

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