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Scratch Build – In Progress IMPERIAL AT-AT - Finished !

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ASPHIAX, 1 Apr 2012.

  1. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX New Member

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    Hello everyone, here is a teaser for my next build that will go live in 5 days !

    With the Modyssey having a stroke of bad luck with logistics and lasercutted plexiglas arriving broken to pieces and with the biggest LAN Party of the BeNeLux approaching very quickly, I decided it was time to do a special build.

    With Star Wars up in my all time favorite movies and the IMPERIAL AT-AT being one of my all time favorite models from the series, the idea had been circling my brain for quite some time. I asked around in the SCIFI OCD group if there was anyone who had access to a 2010 HASBRO IMPERIAL AT-AT that i could buy, but unfortunately noone had one and buying it from Amazon or Ebay was just crazy expensive.

    Untill I got the email that changed my universe for ever. I could aquire a AT-AT for roughly the price of a Coolermaster Cosmos II, about half what I had to pay before. A Zotac mini-ITX was soon scored after and the build could commence !

    So what have we got ?

    An IMPERIAL AT-AT, i7 2600k, Zotac Z68 Wifi-a, CPU GPU, Mosfet and NB/SB Waterblocks Crucial SSD, 2 x 240 Radiator and a XSPC Pump. Around 250 pics, 30 minutes of rough video of the build that I need to edit and a whole list of small stuff I need to do in the last days.

    Sounds good? Wait till you see it !

    Sorry but now for I cant say or show you anything more until Friday 6th of april 2012 at around 20.00 when it goes on show at the TP10 lan party in Eindhoven!

    Untill then !

    Regards

    ASPHIAX
     
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  2. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX New Member

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    Oh Yeah, just on a side note : Did this without any sponsorships !
    (well except for my favorite watercooling webshop HIGHFLOW offcourse!!!)
    Pure labor of love !! and my wallet ...
     
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  3. dancingbear84

    dancingbear84 error 404

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    Looking forward to seeing what you did. Are you going to add teaser pics on a daily basis...
     
  4. Sutura

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    I feel the naked riding chick is mixing some other thoughts in the field of modding>? I know "sex sells", but do you really need that kind of attention>? :)
     
  5. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX New Member

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    Here is the teaser for today !
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    The parts to work with !

    And dude, lighten up, modding is supposed to be fun also!
    With big sponsors you are set within boundries, with no sponsors like this one, there is nothing to sell !!!
     
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  6. Asouter

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    Can't wait to see more :thumb:
     
  7. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX New Member

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    LOL, thanks man !
    Tomorrow there will be a new teaser !
     
  8. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    You need to put something in one or more of the pics for scale. Some of us know which AT-AT this is based on, others don't. I know of 4 sizes of AT-AT toys and models available.

    This will be epic.

    john
     
  9. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX New Member

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    Thanks John!
    To get a better sense of scale, here is a official picture of the 2010 HASBRO IMPERIAL AT-AT !
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    Over 2 feet tall !
     
  10. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Yep. That one.

    john
     
  11. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX New Member

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    Major catastrophe yesterday! The mobo shorted due to some liquid trapped inside a connector!

    Found a new mobo, 60 miles from my house, so roadtrip today! So hoping its just the mobo that shorted and not everything else too!

    Anyway, here is the teaser for today!

    Got a little help with the wiring !
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    Just 3 days left !
     
  12. Cygnitr0n

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    That's to bad!I know the feeling.... But love the build. Didn't see it on HF tho ;)
     
  13. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX New Member

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    Thanks man !
    I didnt have any black sleeving so I used a little black electrical tape to mask the yellow wires, the liquid got caught in the tape. So when the AT-AT was on its side, the connector was vertical and the liquid ran out. BAD BAD luck !

    *EDIT: Its on the Dutch highflow forum here
     
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  14. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX New Member

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    Well this is surely the highpoint of Irony!
    Shortcircuit my motherboard yesterday by water from my loop and just got a message from the watercompany that I will be getting 216 euro's back. That's just enough for my new mobo and the PSU tester ...
     
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    Here is todays teaser, with the new mobo coming in today, I am hoping to get everything done in time !
    Beginning of the base !
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  16. Dexta211

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    Loving the mods on this site, subbed!
     
  17. ASPHIAX

    ASPHIAX New Member

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    Yesterday was a very good and VERY bad day. Installed the remote controlled Main weapons of the AT-AT and found out I may have shorted my CPU also. With 36 hours remaining before the show, its pretty stressfull …

    This is just a small section of all the cables and tubing I had to route through the legs!
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  18. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Cool :D subbed :rock::dremel:
    Wire job looks a headache. :lol:

    Oh, just read the post above about shorting the cpu, ugh. :(
     
  19. Pranja

    Pranja Blackwolf

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    I hope you will be able to it in time.

    I like this mod. ;)
     
  20. Cleveland216

    Cleveland216 Carbon Fiber King

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    Good Job on making CPU mag! Build looks stellar!
     

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