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Scratch Build – In Progress Limey ------> update: 14 nov. - more building progress

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by rambo, 4 Oct 2009.

  1. Remmes

    Remmes Be One With Your Mod

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    love the dutchy english XD

    ziet er goed uit, en ook slim gedaan met die alu platen

    ^looks good and smart moves with those alu plates
     
  2. rambo

    rambo New Member

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    Hi as far as I know we don't have sowing machines we only have lathes and milling machines both conventional and CNC or teach in. I work at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as an instrument maker.

    Yeh I don't know how I will draw that but I will come up with a solution :dremel:

    Good luck to you all with putting PMMA in the oven :lol:.

    and Remmes where do you live in Nederland?
     
  3. Remmes

    Remmes Be One With Your Mod

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    deventer :p, kinda far away lol
     
  4. JimmyTheHand

    JimmyTheHand What does this button do?

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    Looks amazing so far- cant wait to see the finished mod!
    Keep up the good work!
     
  5. devilxc

    devilxc Biding my time...

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    Doubly curved Perspex...pretty cool.
     
  6. rambo

    rambo New Member

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    Hi Finely I had some time to do a update.

    I came with a solution to draw the outer line on the curved fibreglass. I printed a front, under and side view of the case used a scissor to cut it out. Made the drawing on a piece of hardboard and used a band saw to cut it out. Now I used the paper and wooden version to draw the lines on the fibreglass (that I laye'd in the hollow mold). After drawing the lines I used the same band saw to cut it out. I used this method to cut the front, back, under and the top peace because I can put them together and use the frame to draw lines on the side panels.

    Making lines
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    I got lines :D
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    Finished
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    4 Plates put together to draw the lines on the sides.
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    Total finished without the holes
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    Used a Dremel to make the holes here is the front.
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    Also I made a spacer to connect the inner frame to the outer frame. As you can see the top is curved like the outer frame. Here is a before and after.
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    Keep on modding and See you next time, Julian
     
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  7. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    I wasn't planning on reading the full log, but this is so awesome! I can't believe the ultimate precision, and everything is perfect. I wish I also had access to those machines :(

    +1 and subd!
     
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  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Ohhhh, Yeahhhhh! The concept art didn't do it justice.
     
  9. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    Wow Julian, this is some fantastic stuff! :D

    I really like how the body just seems to warp spacetime around it sitting the the table like that :thumb:
     
  10. murtoz

    murtoz Busy procrastinating

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    :jawdrop::eeek::thumb::rock: :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
    utterly stunning construction - and indeed the renders do not do it justice!
     
  11. Blooddrunken

    Blooddrunken In Flames we Trust

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    that's wicked! :rock:
     
  12. Dahl1n

    Dahl1n New Member

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    Nice job man :)
    i have one question is fiberglas stone hard? and is it hard to work whit?

    //Dahl1n
     
  13. rambo

    rambo New Member

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    Hi thanks for the comments and it is nice to hear that people take time to follow my log.

    Well the surface is really hard but the shape isn't really stiff but I think it is all depending on the shape of the fibreglass product. I didn't find it hard to work with for the first time that I used it. Just make sure that the mold that you use is really smooth because the fibreglass copies every bump that is in the mold. This will just safe sanding and plastering time on the product.

    Just try and enjoy the process, Julian:dremel:
     
  14. Fabou

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    Impressive progress.
     
  15. Monkey Puzzle

    Monkey Puzzle New Member

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    That I/O backplate is beautiful. Had thought about doing the same myself... If only I had a CNC! :(

    Keep up the great work, and keep the updates coming!
     
  16. rambo

    rambo New Member

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    Hi, thanks for the great comment's it is nice to hear that I'm doing well. It's been a while, but I got some new pictures. It looks like I didn't do much, but it was a pain in the ass to make all the plates fit to each other without deforming them. Also I glued the panels to each other with some UHU 2 component glue. Because the glue is thin and dries slowly I needed to glue 1 seam at the time. Also I needed to put the case under a 45º angel as shown in the picture. This needed to do be done like this, because the glue wanted seep away and by putting it in a 45º angel it didn't happen. I could start with sanding and plastering it and than repeating it a couple of times until I was happy with the results. I will be using a different type of plaster(thinner) in a later stage of the build.

    45º angel:
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    A glued seem:
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    Plastering the case:
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    The alu brackets got welded and a I sanded the weld ot make it look nice:
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    Front view of the pre building the case so that I can decide where the holes need to be cut for the rear brackets:
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    Rear view:
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    Pre fitting a MB with a old card and a dvd player. I concluded that the dvd player needed to be placed 15mm to the front, so I moved the mounting holes of the bracket:
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    Close up of the MB section I don't have the I/O plate any more but I fitted a other one and it fits:
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    Keep on modding and See you next time, Julian
     
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  17. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    These curves?
    [​IMG]



    :naughty:
     
  18. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Or these?

    [​IMG]

    Seriously, I was looking more at that ass than the case - which could be bad, but also good. ;)
     
  19. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Holy crap it lives! :D:thumb:
     
  20. MrNitro

    MrNitro Performance Enthusiast =)

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    Man, this is amazingly amazing!
    Like...über cool! The design and the way that you pulled out all the pieces are really impressive.
    +Rep =)
     

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