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Scratch Build – Complete ⭐ Nighthawk Build

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by rakesh_sharma23, 9 Apr 2018.

  1. rakesh_sharma23

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    Nighthawk Build

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    My entry in Cooler Master Case Mod World Series 2018 #CMWS18 this time is a stealth build. NIGHTHAWK is a scratch build with a theme of the famous Stealth Fighter plane Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk.

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    Being a big fan of stealth fighter plans, my idea this time is to make a open frame PC Case build with a Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk fuselage on top.

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    First making the Nighthawk fuselage.

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    A rough parts layout. Checking how the whole build will look like.

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    Will update you more as I progress.. Thanks.
     
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    UPDATE : 12 April 2018

    Nighthawk fuselage structure done. Also made the case back frame / motherboard tray

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    Will update more soon..
     
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    UPDATE : 16 April 2018

    First coat of filler and primer applied, and also done some sanding. Radiator mount and motherboard screw posts installed.

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    UPDATE : 24 April 2018

    Test fit of Nighthawk build after first paint coat. Looks good for now... but lot of finishing work will be coming soon.

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  5. zak

    zak Build Clean people, build clean

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    how are you going to smooth out some of the texture flaws? My vote, dont do paint yet. Spray it with 10 layers of primer and sand VERY lightly in between each layer. Its super tedious but will start to fill in any texture issues. It worked for me at least.

    Aside from that it looks sooo cool. Im following this thread by the way
     
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    This is some sexy modding :rock::rock::rock: you really have a good eye for the cutting edge modding trend. And this has the potential to be one of the best. :thumb:


    No amount of primer in the world will flatten those panels.

    You need to use a light weight putty that's easy to sand.
    Use a small cut flat block cut to a "V" so you can sand into the corners... a thickish piece of plex would work nice.
    Then go for a primer/filler (high fill) then if needed some spot putty to fill in left over pin holes.
    THEN primer and paint....

    I'm pretty sure if you dig around there's a Defyant Bondo/blow hole guide some where left on the net. it might be 10-20 yrs old now but its exactly what you need to read.

    Keep up the good work Rakesh i think we are going to see you do some pretty amazing stuff :thumb:
     
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  7. rakesh_sharma23

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    Thanks DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤ and Zak for your great feedbacks... yes i will be filling and sanding this till it gets a perfect finish.... this is just a test single coat of paint.
     
  8. zak

    zak Build Clean people, build clean

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    @DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤
    No amount of primer in the world will flatten those panels.

    You need to use a light weight putty that's easy to sand.
    Use a small cut flat block cut to a "V" so you can sand into the corners... a thickish piece of plex would work nice.
    Then go for a primer/filler (high fill) then if needed some spot putty to fill in left over pin holes.
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    I just meant for small bumpy spots, yea any larger bumps and blends will need more, and yea you can see in my current build log on here, for the deeper stuff I did some putty myself, and then sanded that, as well. So yea i totally agree with ya defyant.

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    Oh and that purple and pink room with the kids toys really makes that plane look menacing. Lol.
    (I know thats the least of your concerns, the background, im just having fun with ya, keep up the freakin awesome work)
     
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    this Mod looks interesting
     
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    UPDATE : 04 May 2018

    Work under progress for the Nighthawk build waiting for parts. Thanks AMD India for supporting.

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    UPDATE : 05 May 2018

    Now the Nighthawk Build is powered by AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU.

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    UPDATE : 17 May 2018

    Still waiting for parts to arrive for the Nighthawk Build.

    Meanwhile working on cable sleeving.


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    Jeesus mate not much is original nowadays but that is ! Totally love what you did here and hows it's shaping up. If you could incorporate some sort of Servo moving parts this would just be off the planet.

    Still amazing work :clap:
     
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    UPDATE : 22 May 2018

    ASUS PRIME X399-A motherboard arrived for the Nighthawk Build. Now can start installing parts together.

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    Modified AMD RX Vega 56 GPU to Custom Liquid cooled AMD RX Vega 64 (Flashed). Dual BIOS… can easily switch between Vega 56 and Vega 64.

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    :thumb::rock: great idea and a really splendid result, a very original case :clap:
     
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    UPDATE : 28 May 2018

    Working on finishing the build

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  18. zak

    zak Build Clean people, build clean

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    good job bro! freakin sweet
     
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    So cool and original one of my all time fav builds :clap::rock: i wanna do one :grin:
     
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    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Neat. :D Your work is always kinda surreal, but the final product comes out great.
     
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