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

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

  1. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has started the PowerCore scratch build

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    Insignificant yet highly effective :)

    Thanks voigts :thumb:

    Thanks BrokenJaw, yeah I spent a long long time looking for the perfect combo :)

    Thanks Stark.Jr, I have to admit there were the odd one or two parts that I wasn't sure how I was gonna make them lol :)

    Yeah its slowly getting there :)



    I've finally managed to get the hinge on and the door matching with the top panel, it was a bit more fiddly than I expect and I had to repaint the inside of the door twice as a caught the the paint while fitting the door :wallbash: however its finally done. Heres the pics with the top panel just resting on top as I can't properly fix it on just yet:

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    I've yet to glue on a thin strip of rubber where the hinge hits the case:

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    And here you can see the aluminium hinge with the plastic around its core:

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    I'll give it all a final clean up and remove excess paint e.t.c later on.



    Now its time for the light strip which sits at the top of the inside of the case:

    I first marked up a piece of 2mm alu:

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    I then began the long process of milling out all the parts while continually swapping the clamps around due to the rather thin areas:

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    This will be continued tomorrow.
     
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  2. Stem83

    Stem83 Addicted to modding.

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    oooooo looks sweet as. great craftsmanship
     
  3. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Dear, oh dear, that's frikkin' beatiful. I can't believe how well those cast pieces sit together. Amazing job - keep it up! :thumb:
     
  4. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has started the PowerCore scratch build

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    Thanks Stem83 :thumb:

    Yeah me too lol, I was amazed that the separate castings both shrunk so evenly as they cooled.
     
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  5. mr.sh

    mr.sh FEAR

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    Great work. Look awesome! :clap:
     
  6. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :D Yeah that's what I meant :) wow this is looking sooooooooo damn hot when it all comes together :jawdrop: incredible stuff mate :clap::D.

    Crammed with awesomeness +rep :D.
     
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  7. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Fantastic work.
     
  8. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    ^^ what they said.

    the alignment is great. The overal look as well... can't wait to see more!
    :clap::clap:
     
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    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    mod of the Millennium! :jawdrop:
     
  11. sebpruiz

    sebpruiz New Member

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    I love the grill passing through the middle with the blue lines on either side. The grill reminds me a bit of the core 1000.
    Really good!!
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    It was well worth the wait to finally see the panels in place.:D
     
  13. Salisant

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    Looking awesome :)
     
  14. GCOFIELDD

    GCOFIELDD Member

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    100% with Cheaps.

    A lot of planning and effort has gone into this design. Looks damn amazing :thumb::rock::clap:
     
  15. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Holy moly mate, it looks like a bought one. :eeek: :hehe:

    Nah, it looks better. :thumb:
     
  16. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has started the PowerCore scratch build

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    Thanks everyone :thumb:, glad to hear you all like it :)



    I had to re-cut some alu for the inside light strip again as I made one of the slots 1mm to big :wallbash:.

    So here's the new piece at the same stage as the old piece, I also used a knife to calve a groove into the alu instead of using a marker as the WD40 oil kept washing the marker off:

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    I then milled out the shapes:

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    Here's the result after a little filing of the edges:

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    I then put some double sided tape onto the alu:

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    And stuck on some foil:

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    I then poured clear resin into the shapes:

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  17. Razer2007

    Razer2007 Building Proxima

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    That's interesting. How will it work?
     
  18. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    I ask the same!
     
  19. Stem83

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    interesting.....
     
  20. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has started the PowerCore scratch build

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    This is how :)


    Here it is after the resin set and with the foil off:

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    I then sanded it down with wet & dry:

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    I then sprayed on fluorescent blue paint onto the back of the piece:
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    And heres how it looks on the side that will be visible, after I gave it a polish:

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    All that's left now is to fix it into the case and light it from behind with LED's.
     
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