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Scratch Build – In Progress Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by random2k4, 13 Mar 2018.

  1. random2k4

    random2k4 Member

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    Here again just a small update.
    Next week I will have more time to work on the X-Wing, but this here has to do is for now.

    I started to assamble the weapon system.

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    To make everything fit right, I included a small hole in the middel of the parts.
    That way, I could insert a metal rod and push all the parts together.
    Now the different sections are perfectly centered while the glue was drying.

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    I assembled everything, until I got 3 bigger parts for each weapon. They will be glued together
    after the paint job, cause that way I still can make some changes and include more detailes.

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    Now, I will close the gaps wit some filler and start sanding again.
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Will this be able to expand the wings, or are you planning to use the engine space for airflow?
     
  3. random2k4

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    The wings will be expand. I have enough space (I hope) for the mechanism and radiator + some fans. They should be placed in the bottom and I am going for maybe one or two smaller fans in the top section. So airflow should be no problem.
     
  4. random2k4

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    For the X-Wing, I not only want to build it as a computer, but also modify the peripherales.
    Cause, I need to figure somethings out on the X-Wing before, I started with the mouse.

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    First, ofc everything was disassembled

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    The original logo should be replaced, but to create a new centered hole,
    I had to get rid of the original one. I covered the gaps with some filler,
    and also sprayed some sprayfiller on top for an even sufrace.

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    Then, I drilled a hole into the mouse. In addition, I made a 3D design of a rebellion symbol and
    3dD printed it.

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    The symbol was then fit into the mouse and filled with clear resin.

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    While the resin was curing, I slightly modifyed the lower part of the mouse.
    I sanded some of the edges were the ligh should shine through to make the rebellion symbol
    fit in perfectly lateron.

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    After gluing the symbol in, everything was sanded down to the surface of the mouse cover.
    I already made a small light test. Works out great so far.

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  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Awesome, but what will you do about painting it? Will you mask the logo, or use a color that the light can bleed through?
     
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    The mouse is killer ... takes me back :D
     
  7. random2k4

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    I thought, plotting the logo and mask it. should work i guess
     

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