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Case Mod - In Progress THE STAGE COACH WELLS FARGO by MPC

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MPC, 1 Nov 2015.

  1. MPC

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    - HARDWARE
    CPU: INTEL HASWELL-E I7-5960X
    MAINBOARD: MSI X99S GAMING 7
    GRAPHIC CARD: MSI TWIN FROZR GAMING GTX770
    POWER SUPPLY: COOLER MASTER V1200 PLATINUM
    RAM: KINGSTON PREDATOR 16GB ( 4X4GB ) DDR4 2666 MHz CL14
    SSD: KINGSTON HYPERX FURY 120GB x2 PIECES
    COOLER: COOLER MASTER NEPTON 240M

    - SPONSORSHIP by : MSI , COOLER MASTER , KINGSTON

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  2. MPC

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    Introduction:
    This is an accurate reproduction of a '800 stagecoach in every detail.
    Some changes were necessary, it's obvious, to insert the components as best I can.
    Here is a reference of the stagecoach history: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/stagecoach.

    I started working aluminium road signs, size 60×60×0,3 cm, kindly given by a friend of mine.

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    Then I rounded the two sides using my great jigsaw Proxxon DSH.

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    I brazewelding the two sides' convexity with Durafix welding torch and rod then I used epoxy resin to have a strong blocking.

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    With the Optimum milling machine I realized little doors and convexity using the same technique of parts anchoring.

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    Given that the sides are 3 mm depht I prefered to realize the outlines so as to increase the material layer on the fixing spots with lateral sides that are a 5 mm depht single-piece.

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    Let's do a foursides' assembly test..

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    The lineup seems perfect!
     
  6. MPC

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    The upper part is good so now let's realize the frame using 5 mm depht aluminium sheet to create supporting metal struts.

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    At the end the execution of many details that will be part of the frame with 2 and 1 mm depht brass sheets.

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  8. Icelander

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    This is Crazy. Great looking, and those tools/workshop :jawdrop:
     
  9. MPC

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    Thanks man ! ;)
     
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    Nice milling machine Marco :jawdrop:

    Looking at the pieces it seems you have some schemas to build up the stagecoach.
    Am I wrong ?
     
  11. MPC

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    Hello Kappa, thank you!
    I initially had seen a horse-drawn in a flea market but this was too small. In the end I decided to base myself on the Wells Fargo model where I proceeded to do the sketches so as to have an internal space large enough for e-ATX motherboards.
    I have complied with all the proportions and the historical characteristics of this stagecoach.
    With all these pieces it is essential to number each piece and to have a plan in mind ;)
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Love what you are doing, but traffic signs? :eyebrow:
     
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    Thank you ! :)
    Yes, old traffic signs were replaced. I have a friend of mine who works in this area and gave them to me.
    These signs are made of aluminum so with a sander I have brought back them to the natural state of the raw material without spending more money for aluminum. :D
     
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    Overall test.

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    This is a really unique mod and obviously one quite personal to you - are you interested in stage coaches specifically, or is it that period of history?
     
  16. Waynio

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    Nice work, subbed. :)
     
  17. MPC

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    Thank you !
    I think that a modder used a lot by observing their work.
    I have a passion for this stagecoach after seeing a flea market a horse-drawn simple.
    From now on movies west I look at them with greater passion :D
     
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    Thank you Waynio :thumb:
     
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    Nice. Different, too. Just lately I had the idea of making a mini Airstream trailer for an ITX build.

    Sadly I have no time, no tools, no talent working with metal and no money. So that kind of ruined it :D
     
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    Thank you !
    It 's true, it is a mod totally different from what you see.

    Build cases for PC is my passion and I'm slowly equipping of many machines. Lately I bought a cnc pantograph that I will use for the next project.
    In this mod I have made many pieces by hand where fortunately the manual is my highlight.
    Only passion can give you patience in building pieces also relatively long and difficult. ;)
     

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