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Scratch Build – In Progress Minecraft Creeper MbK #finished and final pics#

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by kier, 3 Nov 2013.

  1. kier

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    New scratch build coming :) Having played two years on the Cars computer my son has a new addiction ... Just like his old man, building things.
    Not PCs(not yet) but Minecraft.

    So what could be more fun than a Minecraft Creeper build?

    He has now been two years older than his first air-cooled PC and is now it's time for a watercooled rig for his Minecraft.

    First I want to thank wwwicked for the beautiful banner ... Top Mark!! Thanks

    As mentioned: The Creeper

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    And so I did ... first went to the local hardware store and buyed several aluminum strips.
    Bought Flat strips, angles and other junk. Very nice to work like old times just the same as with Meccano.

    At first I only had a picture of the Creeper. But it's better to have a real plastic Creeper. So I bought one and applied a scale of about 1:5.

    First builded the mid section around the PSU.

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    Put the head together.

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    And Started with the legs.

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    When the real plastic Creeper came in and saw that the center piece did not match the scale I shortened it a bit. And then put the legs together.

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    I still had an old acrylic mobo tray which nicely fits in the head of the Creeper. And put an Asus Maximus V Gene on it.

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    Beneath the mobo tray I placed a 360 rad with some beautiful green Nanoxia fans.

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    Now that the frame is ready, time the next step. The cover up, For this I will use acrylic with green vinyl.

    After some thinking and some tips I found 2 HDD coolers that I had lying around, which will nice when liquid passes through. So after some cutting and pasting:

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    First leg finished. Time for the 2e

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    3rd leg and midplate done. Now mount every thing very good to reduce the cracks to a minimum

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    More soon :)
     
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  2. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    That is some amazing work!!
     
  3. KidMod-Southpaw

    KidMod-Southpaw Super Spamming Saiyan

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    God I love your Mbk stuff...

    This looks astounding so far!
     
  4. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Sooper dooper Kier! Love that frame. :thumb:
     
  5. Nikkop

    Nikkop New Member

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    That is amazing. My little brother would have killed for this (maybe not literally but you get the point, lol).
    Will be fun to see the final result :D
     
  6. imersa

    imersa Parvum Princess

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    Your ability to recreate a structure from very little more than a photo and basic materials always amazes me and keeps me coming back. What a great dad :D
     
  7. n1ck3h

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    What do you tools / methods do you use to cut your acrylic ?

    Cuts look very tidy and precise, I need a more accurate method of cutting for consistency etc.

    Thanks

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  8. kier

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    Glad you like it :)

    :dremel: I'm getting there with the Aluminum ;) Need some more practice before I will try a Attila style build :worried:

    Thanks mate, yeh think the final will be good but allready enjoying this very much. My kid is helping me with al kind of crazy ideas. Really funny to see how a 6 year old boy is solving problems.

    Thanks Justin :rock:

    Couldnt use a CNC because all the different angles and stuff, so this one is done with the jigsaw and file
     
  9. humanityBG

    humanityBG King of Hell.

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    The master at work again. Awesome as always, kier. Keep it up!
     
  10. kier

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    Update!!!

    There he is again, the Creeper....

    After the last update I was messing around with acrylic covers and was not happy about this.
    Nevertheless The front of the head was not bad.

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    And the sides of the head where also not bad,

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    But I just was not happy with the gaps between the acrylic covers. Therefore disassembled everything again

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    And made everything with 6mm mdf

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    Made everything smooth and sanded it.

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    And let the wife paint

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    When she was doing her thing, I had exchanged the previous mobo (ASUS Gene) and placed a Gigabyte Z68 (ATX) What suits better because of the format. And stick some nice old school and new EKWB blocks on it.

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    And after some brainstorming.... yet again the horizontal way.

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    To accomplish this, I created an extra acrylic cover.

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    All horizontal again

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    And connected everything in the front again.

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    More coming soon ;)
     
  11. XTSX

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    Love this Creeper !
    Very Nice work Kier :clap:
     
  12. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Awesome, although I'd struggle to sleep knowing it was in the same house somewhere :)
     
  13. kier

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    Thanks you guys :thumb:
     
  14. imersa

    imersa Parvum Princess

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    Your always further ahead on Facebook. Great work... but you know what I'm waiting to see ;)
     
  15. kier

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    Update!!!

    For the midplate where the reservoirs and pump will be placed, I have cut out 2 pieces of acrylic

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    And give it a color

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    Connected the reservoir (input) on the radiator (output)

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    Other res connected the input like the previous res

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    Connected the outputs onto the input pomp (MCP355).

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    and connected everything.

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    Time to fill the Creeper. Made a nice movie about this:



    Once filled... it was time for shooting some nice pictures.

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    And stacked everything together.

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    Temporarily placed the head on.

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    And continuing with the head covers

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    More soon!!!
     
  16. mansueto

    mansueto Too broke to mod

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    That is awesome!
     
  17. thegyufi

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    Good job, and I really love the green color you choose :)
     
  18. kier

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    Thanks!!!
     
  19. matiss

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    Fun one and top build. Little kier will be loving it ;)
     
  20. MoRBiD

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    Wow this is awesome!

    HAH! My kids would love this!

    Big Minecraft fans!

    Very nicely done!
     

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