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  1. random2k4

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    😄 thanks, hope the updates will come more regular now. Deadline is coming soon.
  2. random2k4

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    After all the exhaust parts were printed, I started with the processing. Some areas had to be processed not only with sand paper, but also by using some needle files. I also filled gaps with milliput and sanded the spots down. Before the next processing step, I needed to include the light system into the exhaust. Therefore, I cut LED stripes to the right lenght and glued them into place. Because it is hard to reach them after assembly, I secured the strips also with hot glue. In addition, two pieces of paper clips were cut and glued to the piece. This will help to glue the exhaust parts together. For a diffuse light comming out of the exhaust, I cut an acrylic disk and sanded the surface of both sides. Then it was glued in place. For the next processing steps, I covered the side facing outwards with some tape. After all parts were glued together, I made a quick test of the light. While Working on the exhaust, two turbines got printed. Next up will be the final step of processing the exhaust and then start with the turbines.
  3. random2k4

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    Starwars X-Wing - Part 9: The Exhaust Finally, after a long time of other projects I had to finish, I am back on working on the X-Wing again. Updates will now come regularly, I hope What I have worked on over the weekend, was the exhaust system of the X-Wing. Had to play around with the scale a bit, but after I was happy with the outcome, I made my final printed version. For a better handling, I seperated the exhaust into 4 different parts. I also made a first test fitting. Later I will include some light effects to the back, to really get the impresion of an actuall X-Wing turbine exhaust. Next up here will be the actuall turbine and wing, but that is still printing. Also some progress was made on the mouse. To match the design, the same detail lines as in the X-Wing were cut in. Now soem edge work is needed and its ready to paint. I am also happy to announce that Viewsonic will support this project with a monitor. I already have a concept in mind so stay tuned for that.
  4. random2k4

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    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. First, ofc everything was disassembled 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. Then, I drilled a hole into the mouse. In addition, I made a 3D design of a rebellion symbol and 3dD printed it. The symbol was then fit into the mouse and filled with clear resin. 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. 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.
  5. random2k4

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    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. 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. 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. Now, I will close the gaps wit some filler and start sanding again.
  6. random2k4

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    Haha, so far I only got one failed print. And I guess it was my fault not taking care enough of my slicer settings. I got two really great printers that dont need much attention at all. Its just start printing and leave them for the next 20 hours :D
  7. random2k4

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    I made a short video that summarize the 3d modelling process.
  8. random2k4

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    I have a nice spot on a desk in my room but when space should become an issue I will hang it from the ceiling
  9. random2k4

    WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    Finally I got some time to work on the WOPR project again. This time, I worked on the parts that shoould hold the hardware. So I got myself a case and started to dismntle it. Cause only a little section is needed, I placed the motherboard inside and marked the area. Then the final cuts were made. Sometimes suprising what is onyl left from the case. To get some of the stability back, I build a wooden frame that fits into the mod and hold the mounting. And I got just enough space to hold the hardware.
  10. random2k4

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    This time only a small update. Finally all the parts for the weapon system were printed. Next step is to sand them and glue them together. For the gluing part I have a nice little trick I will show you in the next update. While the weapon parts waiting to be sanded, I glued more parts of the main body together. Coming close to finishing the body part, but for the last ffew parts I need to revisit the 3D model and make somme minor changes. I have to design a mechanism that will hold the wings lateron. In the mean time, I printed the pieces for the cockpit. So next week will be a lot of sanding. Hope I can then show you the weapons and maybe the last body parts. I will also start printing the wings and turbines.
  11. random2k4

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    I can run an 1/8" rod inside. Dont know if conventions would allow real laser pointer hardware in it
  12. random2k4

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    And here is some more progress. Cause all the water cooling components arrived, I could test fit the water tank. In addition I finished the lid. Also the next parts were printed, processed and glued together. But the next parts already waiting to be sanded. I am nearly done with the main body parts. Hope to finish printing and processing next week. To get a better impression on how large the mod will be at the end, I put all parts next to each other. Going to be really big :D While my first printer is taking care of the main body, the second has started with the weapon system. After the first set was done, I checked if the proportions are right and continued with the rest.
  13. random2k4

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    Finally all the hardware for the X-Wing project arrived. CPU: TBD probably an i5 6600K Mobo: MSI Z370I Gaming Pro Carbon AC GPU: MSI GTX 1070 Aero ITX Memory: Teamgroup T-Force Delta 8GB 2x4 PSU: Cooler Master V700 Fan: Cooler Master Master Fan Pro Mouse: Cooler Master Mastermouse MM530 Keyboard: Masterkeys MK750 (brown) The water cooling parts are all sponsored by Alphacool Thanks to all the sponsors for their support namely Cooler Master, MSI, Teamgroup and Alphacool But I am also making some progress on the X-Wing. Today, I cut all the small metal rods, that I am using to connect all the sections. More pictures will follow on the weekend.
  14. random2k4

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    So here we are for a next small update. I continiued with my favourit exercise sanding the printed parts. Although, the 3D model is very detailed, some changes have to be made right on the fly. Here I decided to include an opening to get a better hold of the pump later. If you are wonder, how the hardware will sit in this mod later on, I made a small rendering showing the position. From the righ: water tank, pump, motherboard, PSU, fans and radiator. Currently I am working on some kind of system to hold a GPU in place under the motherboard. The next parts came out of the printer and, after sanding, I connected them as far as possible. All the gaps were filled again with Milliput. You can already see the place for the water tankt. Above, I am including a flap, that matches the design of the X-Wing, so I have access to this area at all times. Some hardware parts are still on its way, so maybe I can give you an update on them in my next post.
  15. random2k4

    Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    Yes, I thought why not integrate it in the 3D model as well. I only have space for a small one. But should also be looking good at the end.