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  1. Starwars X-Wing by RandomDesign

    So here is another randering of the 3D model. Still not 100% finished. But you can see were it is going. Cant make any update on the hardware yet, but believe my it will arrive soon :D Let the printing begin. For this model I am just starting at the front and make my way all the way to the back. So the first two parts were printed. Each took roughly 10-12 hours to print but I am sure some other parts will need longer, cause I still got some room on my heatbed. After sanding, I glued both parts together. As you can see in the picture, I used small metal rods to strenghten up the connection. I just don trust crazy glue alone for such a big model. To hide the gaps and smoothen out some rough spots, I used some Miliput, a two part expoy putty. After sanding it down, I continued with some more bondo to really smooth out the surface. While bondo on the first parts dried, I printed out the next pieces. And sanding again. I really want to get the sufrace as smooth as possible, before priming. That way I have to use much less filler to fill in the deep spots.
  2. Hi everyone, RandomDesign again. Although, I still got another project to finish, the WOPR, I already have started with a new project. This mod will be my entry for this years Cooler Master World Series. The concept: I am a huge fan of the Starwars films (Yes, including the prequels and the new ones) and for a long time now I got the idea stuck in my head to build a case mod related to that universe. There are many iconic machines out there in the Starwars universe like the Milenium Falcon, the Death Star or the AT-ATs and AT-STs, but I think the X-Wing is just above them all. Looking at some pictures, I thought it is totally doable to build one as a case mod. I think many people also noticed, that the X-Wing from the new movies (Force Awakins and Last Jedi) are a bit different in design then the old ones, not only in color. The new turbines are only on at each side split into two parts and not two on each side like in the old movies. I went for the new design, cause I think it looks more bad ass. Mentioning all this, the question was were to start. Cause I make a detailed 3D model for all my case mods, I got the idea to use my 3D printers to help me with some of the work here. So here is my progress so far for the 3D model. Its about 90% done, and I am splitting it up right now to make the parts ready for printing. Details are also important, so I also tried to included them into my model. You can see in the next two pictures, how I added more structure to the main body and the weapons. Thats it so far. Next, I will take a look at the final 3D rendering, the hardware for this project and also the first parts should be printed. If you are interrested in my work you can find more projects here: https://www.facebook.com/random2k4design
  3. WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    Thanks mate. Yeah I checked out you worklog before :D Would love to see your final result some time. At first it looks like a simple shape but the more you go into it the more you find out you need to change.
  4. WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    Damn its a month ... Time for the next update. While I am still working on some spots on the outer shell, I started with the base. The hardware and case should be mounted on a mdf plate. So I just drew the pattern and cut it out. I also marked the inside lines to see how much space I have to place the holes for the screws lateron. The edge should be also beveled to give a nice transition between the outer shell and the bottom base. Unfortunately I dont have a router here yet... So back to sanding my hand. The entire case will be standing on aluminum feet to give the PSU enough air.
  5. WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    Hope I will be faster for the next update :D
  6. WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    Again a small update on the work on the outer shell. Some detail work is still needed. But you can already see the final structure.
  7. WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    Time again for a small update. This time I worked on the stand of the case. I applied some body filler on the bottom side and sanded it down. I sanded until everything was smooth and on the same level. Then the body filler work continiued. I removed the paper from all openings to get a better feeling for the final outcome. The first parts are nearly done yet, still some fine tuning on the edges needed.
  8. WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    I started to sand down the fiber glass to make the following layer of body filler as thin as possible. After sanding the paper down, I also could work on some rough spots or on spots were the fiber glass had som imperfections. Then body filler was applied. After hardening, I sanded everything smooth. I decided to work area by area, so I coul concentrate on getting every surface as perfect as possible. So here are the first two surfaces already done. The openings will be taken care of later. And then, returned to sand the paper down.
  9. WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    Detroit I know, dangerous city. But what is it about Flint? But Ann Arbor is such a beautifu city no need to leave lol. So I continiued applying the fiber glass piece by piece. Finally, after everything was done, I could trim the excess. And this is, how it looks from the inside now. The surface will be also painted at the end to blend with the case/hardware.
  10. WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    Thanks. I hope to finishe the glass fiber work in the next 2-3 days and start shaping the outside with body filler afterwards.
  11. WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    Between the years I got some time to continiue working on the mod. After the paper model was done, I applied a coat of fiber glass resin to strengthen the paper. After everything dried, I got a nice sturdy model. Afterwards, I started applying glass fiber from the inside. Have to do it area after area, cause it needs to dry in between so I wont get any distortion in my paper model. Will take some time due to the outside tempratures here in Ann Arbor at the moment. Yes its freezing cold in my garage :D
  12. WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    And the gluing went on and on and on ..... I reinforced some parts with card board to make it stronger for the following step. So thats the case so far, still need to work on some spots, but I am happy with the result so far.
  13. WOPR - Casecon by RandomDesign

    Next, I converted the 3D model into a paper template for printing. It is now 55 pages and 232 parts. After printing, I redrew the folding lines, to make them fold easy. It is also better for gluing lateron. Then everything was cutted out. At the moment I am gluing all parts together piece by piece.
  14. Finally after moving to the US from Germany, I got all my workshop items and will be able to mod again. So here is my next project. It be the computer called WOPR (War Operation Plan Response) from the 80s movie WarGames. I will change the scale factor to fit it on a desk. Should be something about 75 cm in lenght. The LED effekts will also be included, but not as many as in the original :D To start the project, I made a 3D model in the scale factor I want to build later on. The 3D model will also function as some kind of template later on.
  15. Hyperion Date Core by RandomDesign

    Next up will be my project for the 24h Live Modding challenge here at gamescom in Germany. Hope I can make some good pictures and a vido of tha building Process to share. I got some Star Wars related ideas already in my mind but my next two projects are Final Fantasy and Wargames related.