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Scratch Build – In Progress [Windrider] Shiny steel for charity -Finished and given away-

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by La carotte d l'o, 18 Mar 2008.

  1. tjay@TJ

    tjay@TJ Member

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    welcome back, waited for soo long. :thumb::thumb:
     
  2. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Well-Known Member

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    Mielenkiintoinen näkönen!

    Looking forward to seeing more. :)
     
  3. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Thanks Burnout21, tjay@TJ and [ZiiP] NaloaC.



    I have to admit that it looks a little "different". :)
    But i didn't want to make single themed case, "spider case" would be too boring.

    I did something today, those need still sanding and some shapening.

    More things where you can hurt yourself.

    Cutted four pieces with corner grinder, did little shaping and bending.
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    Welded with tig and sanded joints smooth.
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    Place where i'm going to but those:
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    Sorry for the picture quality, my camera has problems with focusing because of those reflections. :sigh:
     
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  5. Nolimited

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    Welcome back man you realize a great case :thumb:
     
  6. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    You have some really nice metal working skills. Congratz on your work so far, I can't wait for more.
     
  7. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    I have to do some more acrylics.

    I need to make something for that reflection:
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    Thought that i could cover the backside of the "blade thingy" with some green or light blue uv-acryl, shaped similar like the "blade"?
    I try green first, if it looks bad with the blue, i try blue. After that i need to do some sanding for those metal parts.
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Yay! You are back! :D
     
  9. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Yep, i did a new case, because i liked that simple "no-frame" desing and didn't want to leave too many things unfinished.



    I did somekind of logo. I forgot to drill hole for the led, thought that red might look good.
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    Suddenly i noticed that it looks little familiar:

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    Nike modders edition. :sigh:

    (Also i had a little cat visitor last week, its amazing how much they have overabundance of hairs to be dropped everywhere.)

    I'm terrible hand writer, as you can see. :)
    I will still finish it to see how it looks, also i have some other parts to be sanded.

    I also ordered some stuff.
    My intention is to use cpu and gpu passively, so i decided to use this for the cpu and use polycarbonate parts to guide air through it.
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    I got kind of weird feeling. I have to spend easter doing some sanding and that's what i said last year. Déjà vu.

    Happy easter to everyone. :thumb:
     
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  10. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Update 12.6

    Did some acrylics.

    Cutted some pieces with jigsaw:

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    Sanded with 180 grit and 400-600:

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    Didn't polish them, because i wanted to hide some rivets under them.

    I also shaped and sanded the second "blade thingy", but forgot to take pictures.

    Then i glued them with 2-part epoxy:

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    And there they are:

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    Too bad that i had no uv-lights to testing, so i have to wait until my order arrives.

    Tomorrow i will finish the mb-tray.
     
  11. Nolimited

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    The polish make this mod incredible keep it up man :thumb:
     
  12. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    wow! this is absolutely incredible. you are a very good metalworker!


    any estimate on the weight of the case? i would assume it would weigh LOTS.
     
  13. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Thank you. :)


    :)

    Thanks for the feedback.

    It weights now 22.5 kg. When its finished i think that overall weight is near 27kg.
    Thats a lot for case in that size, but i think that it will have quite long life span :)
     
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  14. wgy

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    welcome back!

    great mod! and amazing metal work.
     
  15. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Thanks, good to be back.

    I finished the signature sign:

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    I wanted to make text look like an watermark, i can't get the text visible in the pictures, but its there. :) -> "La carotte d l'o" wich is shortened from La carotte dans l'oreille.


    Placement is there:

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    I think is should use cloves, i polished it yesterday and now its again covered with dust and fingerprints. :wallbash:
     
  16. HeXeN

    HeXeN Straight from Hell

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    can't put my tongue into mouth ... my jaw dropped to the ground like a stone ... WOOOOW !! that's amazing!!

    BTW about the dust and fingerprints - transparent paint should do the job :)
     
  17. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Thanks HeXen.
    I did something today, but didn't get anything finished.
    Maybe tomorrow...
     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Great stuff.:D Get used to dust. You see it a lot more on a shiny rig. You will get a LOT of dust while you are still sanding the plexiglas.
     
  19. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    Thanks. Yeah, i have noticed that, i really need a garage or something. My neighbours must think that i'm some clean-o-holic, who else uses his noisy vacuum-cleaner four times in a day. :)


    This case is maybe coming to my son, never know.
    So i thought that i should make one spare door, without anything sharp. Again, It needs sanding, it starts to be quite familiar way to spend evenings.

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    I used corner grinder for cutting and "way too big" plasma cutter for that net thingy. Its kinda funny machine, it has a 80A minimum current so cutting feels mostly like a blasting holes with explosives, so i needed to do some fine shaping with my loyal depurring tool.

    And the backside:

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    I used a manual pending machine at work, i really like that thing, all pendings in this case i have done with that.




    And sorry my bad english, i have drinked some, some, some and some vine to celebrate Finnish ice hockey championship, first time ever my home town got it and thats "the big thing" in Finland. :D
     
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  20. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o New Member

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    That green piece of acryl in "power frame" looked stupid, so i changed it.

    I used my jigsaw and cutted piece of 8mm uv-"seablue" acryl, drilled some 5mm holes and did countersunks with 8mm drill bit in both sides. Then i sanded it smooth with 240 grit dry paper and filed some curves.

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    Getting those countersunks smooth wasn't so easy than i firstly thought, i had to "sand" them under water with 10mm drill bit using my hands.
    That was my best idea and it worked with acceptable results.

    I really need to buy some new tools, so far whole case has cost only 50€ for steel, 20€ for polycarbonate, and ~ 30€ for misc. :) Acryls are leftovers.

    Flash makes the color look all wrong.

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    I also did some shaping for the web with files and started sanding 400 grit going now.

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    Reason to make those holes and countersunks was, that it changes color and reflections when you look it at different angles. Now i like it.

    I also noticed that reflections need something to reflect, so heres my buddy.

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    Now, i might have time to finish that mb-tray.
     
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