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Scratch Build - In Progress ⭐ Goa´uld Al´Kesh [scratch build]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ronny78, 9 Oct 2017.

  1. zak

    zak Build Clean people, build clean

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    OMG you use MIFFLIN TOO??? I love them, its the only acrylic I buy now, I discovered them a few months ago, and there stuff is so good and in so many colors!
     
  2. ronny78

    ronny78 Member

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    Hello,

    The first thing I noticed in this photo was that something was wrong on the IO-Shield.
    I did not notice the tinkering, although I had marked lines was the lettering good 5mm wrong.
    I was maybe a little annoyed because the font for the plotter was too small.

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    okay fixed

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    Now it was up to the CPU cooler.
    Unfortunately, this time nothing fit.
    The socket screw was in the way, so I had to adjust that a bit.

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    To use the M2 SSD, I also had to shorten the backplate by a few Millimeters.

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    From the pyramid, I have now cut out the window.
    It was rather modest, so I had to file and grind a lot afterwards.

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    for fear of breaking anything I had to examine the glass for scratches and damage.
    But as far as I can see nothing is broken.

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    Now it went to the gas pressure damper.
    For this I cut two brackets made of aluminum

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    then have the holes drilled and fixed the whole with the fiber-reinforced polyester putty.

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    Now everything was embedded again with GRP .

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    to test something I then decided for 2x40N gas spring.
    That means that the lid and the Al'kesh weigh 8kg each time.
    Since the whole upper part was still a bit unstable for me, I spent most of the last week with it
    to reinforce the entire interior and then smooth spatula. That was a **** I tell you because everything is round.

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    The gas pressure damper I painted gold, the tube itself is then gold chrome foils, matching the tubes and Fittings.

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    Soooo what can not be missing in an Alkesh?
    A Goaúld bomb for self-destruction :stupid:

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    The best way to do that is by deep-drawing so first of all a mold had to be made.
    When digging in my wood waste box, I found these two sections quite well.

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    So I put these on a threaded rod and, like a glassblower, carefully guided it to the stand grinder.

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    then the same on the lower part

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    Then I put both together. With a little sanding dust and wood glue you can easily stir a putty together.

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    The bomb can still wait, for the thermoforming box is currently no place.

    On to the interior, the flair of a spaceship should reflect itself again inside.
    First, the view must disappear to the PSU.
    With a little cardboard I could create a template to put two walls of Plexiglas.
    Just as big as the PSU fits through and I can plug in the cables behind it.
    They then only dress up the visible area so that I can lay cables under the walls

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    short test, is still working

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    in front of the PSU comes a hinged door which I bent a short hand from Plexiglas.

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    This then closes flush with the Alkesh.

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    Since I am very reluctant to start the circular saw during the week, I have cut the pillars for the interior at the weekend.
    First cut 8mm Plexiglas in 1cm strips.

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    then fastened with tape and put a 3mm deep cut every 15mm.

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    yes i like it, to be continued

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    In the mainboard tray I have now the last holes for pipes, res, USB3.0 and HDMI cable set.

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    And today I started to cut the first pillars.

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    Okay, thank you until next time.​
     
  3. ronny78

    ronny78 Member

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    Yes, of course. It's just better for perfect work. Costs a little more. I have the extruded acrylic just because the waste in the hardware store cost only 1 euro. Is good for practicing or if later painted.
     
  4. ronny78

    ronny78 Member

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    Sooo let's go on.
    There will be a lot to report after this weekend :cool:

    Where do I start?
    I pretty much worked on all areas in parallel, but sorted the images by topic to keep things more manageable.
    The drives were finally fastened.

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    Since the fiber putty is hard after 5min I held each drive individually in position and lubricated from the inside the putty with finger on it.
    I actually wanted to be able to remove it and glue it at the end, but it was not necessary. After the second fiber putty operation, they held up very well

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    Then I came up with a brilliant idea.
    For the drive I have cut 4 rounds of 1cm Plexiglas

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    the edges thereafter roughly chamfered by the router and not ground on purpose but only slightly polished.
    The effect fits very well when all lights up

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    after that I prepared the original light guide plate and the new one for gluing

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    and glued to the Acrifix R192. Of course this worked right away (almost where it does not matter :wall: )

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    The result, unprocessed, perfect. No bubbles no cracks. I do not expect anything more. :heul:

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    Now the impression that I imagined :banana:

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    Then I started yesterday to put the holes for the LEDs and glue these.
    3mm blue concave

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    Part 2. The bomb
    Now I could finally dig out the thermoforming box and deep pull the bomb.
    If someone wants more details just let me know. ;)

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    after I cut out the bomb with scissors and sanded it reasonably straight.
    Have I set a clean cut to the desired height with the Proxxon tool.

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    Coooooool

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    then I cut a ring on which I can then stick a LED stripe

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    Now I painted both from the inside without a primer black, because as I said, the green does not fit into the concept.
    I've got 4-5 photos of the bomb or Al'kesh control panel here and only one of them is green. The others are all black.
    Also, each has different symbols.

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    Which brings me to the next point.
    I could not find a direct font for Goa'uld writing.
    There are either only the gate symbols or it is referred to one of the many ancient Egyptian scriptures.
    None of them would be eligible for the bomb.
    I had then first made a few decals with the ancient script which I was also allowed to manually trace but that did not look good.
    So I traced the font from the photo of the last post and used it.
    Luckily, I could see just 10 icons to assign them 10 LEDs.

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    Part 3. The holder second try

    The basic idea was already in my head for a while, but I still lacked the final attachment to the Alkesh itself.
    As usual, "hit it and get started" I've just built it and I do not think it's that bad.
    1. Create an ellipse and half close it to the circle.
    This then cut out of 8mm extruded Plexiglas

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    Then with the router all edges chamfered to 4mm.

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    Now I cut a 4cm Plexiglas rod at 20 degrees.

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    the whole is then glued to the base plate

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    Now the support surface for the Alkesh.
    Also cut here 8mm extruded Plexiglas and bevelled all edges to 2mm.

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    After that I started to bend both sides by 25 degrees each 4cm from the center.
    Great the photo forget crap!
    4cm from the outside I bent then by 65 degrees.
    Thus I have three points that I can push into the Alkesh and under the radiators still enough space for the ball valves and sufficient supply and exhaust air

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    Part 4. The pillars

    Just the 8mm slit Plexiglas strip was not enough for me so I cut out of 3mm Plexiglas also 8mm strips and have these all provided with Slots.

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    so in style

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    Now I've cut all the pillars exactly to length

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    and then stuck the 3mm Plexiglas in the offset

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    Now I began to prime and fill all the pillars.

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    until I was satisfied with the surface.

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    Now I stuck all pillars with foil. Similar to the sarcophagus.

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    Then everything again primed

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    and painted several times in Gold.

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    Last but not least part 5. The Alkesh

    At the Alkesh I had to put under the res one more recess so I can put the pump directly under him.

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    Then I positioned the IO-Shield from below behind the radiators

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    Although I actually wanted to do without it, I smoothed the interior once again

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    everything primed

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    and then closed the last little holes to waterproof the whole case

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    The motherboard tray I have already provided with a 1K Alugrundierung and a few layers of primer

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    So far, so good, nice to finally see a little bit of color :banana:​
     
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  5. CAF PCs

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    Tek'ma'tek Tauri!? What did you call me!? JK the internet says: Friends well met. We come in peace. Earth, the people of Earth. Whatever that means
     
  6. ronny78

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    Tek`ma`te Master!
    Tek´ma´tek and Tek´ma´te are respectful greetings or I come in peace.
    Tauri is the name for man/People/human in goa´uld language.
    Also " I come in peace man" or "Greetings human"
    I am not Goa´uld I am Tokra :rock:


    So that was a short week but it went forward.

    The base plate of the bracket has been polished.

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    The acrylic glass rod I have now glued to the base plate.

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    Now I put the holes for the holder in the Alkesh

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    I then filled the cavity (between the attached trapezoid of the rads and the actual Alkesh bottom) with glass fiber spatula

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    fits

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    Now I've polished all edges of the bracket

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    and here is an impression of the holder.
    I still have to glue the overlay to the pipe. Still coming.

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    then I began to paint the Alkesh and prepare for it.
    First only primer.

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    The waves on the top were filled two to three times with the polyester spatula

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    then back primer and a tin of spray filler.
    Now everything looks different and feels much better

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    Now I sanded the whole wet with 400 and had to make only a few corrections.
    The lid here is exactly the same.
    Here you can see quite well the looped points of the first operation and how the areas in between all filled with polyester spatula.

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    The current status.
    To no new waves or bumps purely to grind through too much grinding I went over only with paper 600 and have primed everything again.
    I will definitely repeat the whole thing 2-4 times until I am satisfied.

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    Well, we'll see.
    Short week and then there is plenty of time to keep working:cool:
     
  7. Gress

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    Marvelous work, i particularly valued your ability to use scraps or common (apparently unthinkable) objects to make parts of only the molds for your mod. Your quite a genius :D

    Since i loved the stargate movie and stargate SG-1 saga, i probably appreciate even more your work!
     
  8. DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤

    DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤ Active Member

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    Never watched SG but dosn't lessen the appreciation i have for the skills you have on show. I miss doing bondo work soo much, it's such a wonderful medium to work with.

    Looking incredible :dremel::jawdrop::rock::rock:
     
  9. kim

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    yeah :jawdrop: your modding skills can be compared to surgical procedure, fantastic work and daunting accuracy :wallbash: I'm a big fan
     
  10. ronny78

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    Thanks Gress, yes this build is only for SG-Fans :hehe:
    @DEFYaNt thank you too. What is bondo? Google say only ist a City.
    And Kim thank you very much i give my best :rollingeyes:

    And on it goes, I completely forgot that the Modding Masters already on 2.-3.6.18 is.
    I really wanted to be done so now we have a Deadline.

    As I mentioned earlier, there was a lot to fill and to grind.

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    The IO panel should still be clad with ribs, after long thinks whether Plexi or Alu I have decided jokingly for a PVC design flooring.
    The surface is like everything else slightly arched, so I was reluctant to bend ALU or Plexi for.

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    I then cut this 16 times in 5mm strips, sanded some edges and glued with mounting glue in 7mm distance on the IO panel

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    oh so and the Alkesh would then slowly ready for the paint job

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    After curing, I then sanded the supernatants, a little more leveled and primed

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    As I mentioned in some forums, blue LEDs are not bright enough for the drive so I rebuilt the lens without the holes for LEDs on the back.
    Here is just a white high density LED stripe behind the lens. The effect is really cool because you go blind: rofl:
    but a slight blue tint, I would have been happy.

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    I have here now two lenses back with light and dark blue painted but except that the light intensity decreases does not bring much synonymous.
    The blue effect comes only from the reflection of the plexiglass on the side, but the light itself remains white.
    No plan then I'll leave it White.

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    so I had a roll of 4mm trim in chrome, they fit perfectly to the front of the Alkesh's.
    Normally, two more lines would cross in the middle, but at this point the Bitspower Dragon is supposed to. As this is very similar to the symbols of Jaffa Tattoos.
    Attached with superglue, keeps bomb

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    When I wanted to paint the cockpit, I noticed that the part of times something crooked is so I was allowed to build me a new cockpit.

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    Since the moldings are rounded down, I still had everything neatly trowel here

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    and so that I can still open the lid properly, the ends were still bevelled.

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    Now I've taken a day off the weekend and made various patterns for the Alkesh.

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    then plotted out

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    and glued on the Alkesh

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    I then primed all of them and painted them in a dark gold.
    Just like other surfaces.
    If anyone knows the Tel'Tak, guess what I intend to do ;)

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    Well, I experimented with circles and ellipses for a while until I had the radii of the Alkesh.
    These were then plotted out.

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    and then stuck to the Alkesh.
    Yes, and that was not easy to get both sides top AND bottom identically. : Banana:
    in parallel, the gold-painted decals were taped again so that only certain areas remain gold.
    The lines are almost exactly the same, the foil is removed later so that only the lines are gold

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    partly also other decals were set which are only painted and then visually stand out from the surface.

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    So that the color does not run under the foil later on, I painted all the relevant spots a few more times in gold.

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    Well, just before then I primed everything again slightly. This should dry now that I can once again sand everything with 600 wet and can check off the final paint.

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    The Alkesh is now painted in silver and then the whole spaceship gets a Washing Effect (YouTube)
    As I said before, a dark gray would be the right shade, but with gray I just do not have the metal effect, so it's now painted silver.
    See you next time, now it's moving forward :cool:
     
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