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A toy? That's what's gonna happen if you are not enjoying mods... Modding is for art and expression... expressing your creativity, your imagination/ Showing others what you like, love, and passion. If you see this one as a toy my friend, then you haven't done real modding before... I am really sorry to say :'(

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Should not this be a "case" modding or what? the model look awaesome, but thisis not a PC anymore... This is some kind of toy...

 

 

hey man, thanks for the input, while this is a modding competition and we were asked to use the core P5 for our build, i went a step further and asked thermaltake if i was able to use the Core P5s main features to create something unique, and i can assure you this is certainly a PC and certainly not a toy =) 

 

 

 

A toy? That's what's gonna happen if you are not enjoying mods... Modding is for art and expression... expressing your creativity, your imagination/ Showing others what you like, love, and passion. If you see this one as a toy my friend, then you haven't done real modding before... I am really sorry to say :'(

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Lots of progress here guys! Some custom reservoirs, starting the details of the build, priming the build and working on the wings.

 

To kick things off, i measured up the mesh and used some painters tape to mark my cuts out for the wings

 

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This is only one layer of mesh, there will be one layer on the inside and on the outside

 

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Welded some legs to the steel rods inside the ball. The core P5 feet are made from steel so then have been welded to the legs and the plastic core p5 feet slide right over them

 

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Starting to put a couple layers of prime on

 

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Had an old reservoir so i decided to create two of my own custom reservoirs out of it. Removed the threaded part, sanded it down, and cut the tube in half.

 

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I then cut out a bottom section for the two halves.

 

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Time to Tap a G1/4 threading through the acrylic panels.

 

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And now for the end caps, I also put a threaded hole in the end caps for an easy fill port.

 

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Time to mend it all together and clean it up

 

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Now what would a TIE Advanced be without Darth Vader himself? So I decided to vinyl our reservoirs

 

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The vinyl will be getting peeled off later on. Time to prime the reservoirs!

 

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A really old dead motherboard comes in handy for some detail parts, I have sourced all kinds of junk from the shed to use for details.

 

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As you can see, by sanding the motherboard a tad, it reviles the copper circuit inside, i think its a nice touch to that inside area, also got some small pipes to add in.

 

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Printed out an image of a TIE Advanced to i can circle the detail bits i have complete as i progress through.

 

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Working on some of the ball detail so i need to get that curved shape into the detail so it sits flush with the ball.

 

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Lots of hours later and we have some details all glued and ready to go. I used a few old capacitors/caps for some of the details.

 

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Time to work on the top section of the ball. Measured out where i want my cuts to go.

 

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Some more details heated up and formed into the dome shape, that mould i kept really comes in handy.

 

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A bit of acrylic cement and this becomes a permanent fixture =)

 

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The glue marks will not matter as this will all be painted =)

 

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Added a couple more details so fill in the empty gaps.

 

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And taped some mesh down to show you guys what i want to do tomorrow.

 

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This mesh will be glued in place with a strong adhesive.

 

I hope you all enjoyed the progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is really great! can't wait for the skin to be painted... after this, I think it's time to puke rainbows :D

haha thanks man, i am working very hard at it. I t is now almost midnight and i am still sanding xD

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haha thanks man, i am working very hard at it. I t is now almost midnight and i am still sanding xD

 

 

This is really great! can't wait for the skin to be painted... after this, I think it's time to puke rainbows :D

 

 

haha thanks man, i am working very hard at it. I t is now almost midnight and i am still sanding xD

 

Same here in the Philippines but I am still waiting for the finish product of all of you guys! Good Luck! :D Looking forward for that thing to fly! :D

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Hey guys, sorry for the lack of updates the past few days, been so busy working every day until midnight to get this PC complete so i hope you all understand. I have the footage recorded so i will eventually get it done. But for now here is a sneak picture of where i am at. I used a pencil to draw up the panel lines then etched the whole thing top and bottom with the dremel and it took a #### tonne of time but well worth it.


 


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Here I am drawing up the panel details on the tie-fighter. This will be the guide lines when etching into the surface. 

 

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To create the panel detailing I used the dremel tool to etch into the tie-fighter following along the drawn up lines. Both top and bottom of the tie-fighter has the panel details.  

 

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This is the result from etching into the surface. This took alot of time, patience and most importantly steady hands.

 

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Further details of the tie-fighter panels where made by filling the etched surface with thinned down black enamel, aka black wash. Once again, both top and bottom  of the tie-fighter had this black wash. 

 

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More progress on the wings. 

 

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I painted the inside of the tie-fighter black.

 

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Grills being glued for the top of the tie-fighter. 


 


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My customer reservoirs have now joined the dark side. 


 


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Starting to come together now! More details being added to the tie-fighter. 


 


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Thank you for all the support, we have finally completed the build, apart from filling it up, which will be done tomorrow. 

Feel free to vote for us, if you like what we have done. 

Special mention, this build was all completed by hand, no CNC or 3D printing machines were used. 

 

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Working on 2 hours sleep, still going strong.

 

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Core P5 Feet around the legs. 

 

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More photos coming tomorrow. 

 

 

 

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I am not able to see the pictures. Can you check it? They are showing to me as names like "qIdM4fT.jpg" but just a name, not as picture.

Dude there is something wrong with your PC not the link... try to restart your pc or try another browser.

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