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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Blue Horizon - "MOTY" Nominee

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by riekmaharg2, 8 Jul 2010.

  1. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I've missed quite a bit of this, that top panel looks superb mate. The lighting on it is pretty much perfect.
     
  2. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    If you need some more let me know and I will get you some for postage costs, that wouldnt be much i expect.

    Our sheets are only about 50cm sq give or take 20cms maybe
    (also have it in a nice blue too, Image as color reference only)

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  3. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    It's just looking freaking awesome mate. :thumb: Not long to go before we can have a look at the whole shebang. :D
     
  4. BOBDBONE

    BOBDBONE Owner at BS Mods

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    That is amazing craftsmanship. I would not have the patience to pull that off.

    Great work. I'll be keeping an eye on you. ;)
     
  5. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has started the PowerCore scratch build

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    Thanks guys :thumb:

    Cheers Stem83 will do :thumb:

    Yep, its all slowly coming together, here the next update:

    I first filed out two strips for the end of the mesh:

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    I then JB welded it to the mesh:

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    I then masked it up for painting:

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    While the paint was drying I gave the backplate a quick polish:

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    Here's the acrylic strips painted:

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    I also painted the mesh but I forgot to take a pic of it :(

    Next stage was roughing up the surface of the backplate for the JB weld:

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    I then put JB weld on and put some weights on top, results will be posted up tomorrow:

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  6. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    JB weld madness!! I was wondering though will these acrylic strips illuminate as good as before?
     
  7. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Awesome!
     
  8. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Very nice fine detail work going on here :) & hope you manage to solve the consistant glow bit out if it's possible but I'm not sure if it is without running less juice through it with it being a small acrylic piece, tough to do a perfect glow without any glare spots but fingers crossed you manage to do it :).
     
  9. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has started the PowerCore scratch build

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    Thanks AnG3L & Nutman :thumb:

    Thanks Waynio, I've actually decided to embrace the glare spots I think it looks quite cool, pics are below.


    I've had a bit of a set back with the top of the case, even with all my careful measurements the top and front acrylic strips don't line up :( luckily though I've found the solution. I've managed to pull the mesh from the acrylic using clamps on the milling machine without damaging anything, I've then trimmed the mesh down a bit and re-JB welded it the correct position:

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    While waiting for the JB weld to set I finished off the work on the front door panel, by filling in the gap between the casting and the alu sheet with car body filler:

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    I then sanded it all down and painted it:

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    And here's the eye candy for you all :)

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    The combo of foam and polished alu sheet allows for a slight reflection of light through at certain angles:

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    It will have a little more sanding done on the alu casting and the acrylic will be polished just before I fit it to the case.
     
  10. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    So happy following this worklog - you've come such a long way (and still has quite a bit to go, hehe) and finally some crucial pieces are beginning to come nicely together. Mod on!
     
  11. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Beautiful work mate & nice fix ups :clap:.
     
  12. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    If I am going to try to find the proper words to describe the amount and quality of your work I am gonna ruin everything. So just mod on bro, do what you do best! :)
     
  13. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    The level of dedication, determination and skill with this piece is incredible dude. Well done. Cannot for more :)
     
  14. Krog_Mod

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    That is gorgeous. Good work!
     
  15. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has started the PowerCore scratch build

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    Thanks everyone :D


    I've made part of the hinges today, there a 5mm piece of threaded alu at one end which then reduces to 3mm. A 2mm tube of non friction plastic then sits over the 3mm end of the alu, which will create a smooth feel while opening and closing the door:

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    All the work was done in the usual way on the lathe.
     
  16. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Looks kinda insignificant :lol: but it's a nice touch of detail to the function of the panel, good stuff :thumb:.
     
  17. voigts

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    this is just so sweet.
     
  18. BrokenJaw

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    That foam and shiny aluminium really works well, especially with the hex mesh over it
     
  19. Stark.Jr

    Stark.Jr New Member

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    i have follow this built from the start, and i did think in the start how the hell will he pull this case of :O. and now i see how,
    Metall skill, dont ever give up, tons of idees and a sick eye for details.
    im just on my knees bow for you!!

    Keep on whit this and i hope it never ends it just keeps getting better better and better!

    //Stark.Jr
     
  20. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    cant wait to see more of this come together, looks sooo good
     

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