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[Australia] Corey Gregory

Casemod invitational season 1 2016

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#21
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Welcome back guys, got a bit of progress done to show you all, I managed to find time to start filling in the frame work with some bog, this bog has fibre glass through it so it acts the same way as fibre glass does.

 

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Applies pretty messy but well worth the extra strength that I need in this ball for later on.

 

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Got it applied to the outside as well, so lets get the orbital sander going!

 

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A few higher bits that I went over with the file as well.

 

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I even decided to paint myself and the shed while I was at it.

 

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And the hardest part of it all was trying to sand down that inside. Due to the concave shape of the inside the orbital sander was very difficult to use so we ended up using our delta sander. 

 

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This took ages to complete as I am only showing you one quarter of the ball. So each process was repeated 4 times over. However the end result will certainly be worth it =)

 

I hope you are all enjoying the progress so far.


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Hey guys, here is another update for you all, I got the ball nice and smooth and I also found some sort of mushroom vent thing that I took apart to use in the build. I am not 100% sure if i will be using it but it is all part of the progress so I will show it to you guys =) I have since used some acrylic and it has worked much better so there is another spot i am thinking of using this part in =).

 

Just found this for really cheap at the local hardware store, thought it might make a good lip to build the window off of.

 

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Time to shred this vent into what we need. Firstly I had to remove a few rivets holding it together 

 

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next a bit of jigsaw work to remove the bottom half.

 

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After drilling a hole to get the jigsaw blade in, we cut the centre piece out as well

 

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next comes the cleaning up part, a bit of file work

 

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Some use of the grinding stone to remove any rough edges

 

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And lastly the sanding wheel to polish it all off nice and smooth.

 

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As I said before, I will be using this piece somewhere else now but its all apart of the progress so I wanted to show you all =)

 

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Cockpit starting to look very nice, can't wait to see what you're going to do for the wings....


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Cockpit starting to look very nice, can't wait to see what you're going to do for the wings....

thanks man =) I am looking at some broken solar cell from somewhere because TIE Fighters use solar panels on their wings, it just all depends if i can find some for cheap enough or if anyone is selling any =)



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Here is my progress 2 video guys =) I hope you all enjoy.

 

 

More updates shortly.


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thanks man =) I am looking at some broken solar cell from somewhere because TIE Fighters use solar panels on their wings, it just all depends if i can find some for cheap enough or if anyone is selling any =)

perhaps look at some black acrylic.. if u cant find real solar panels that is..



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Small update today, I joined two quarters together to create half of the TIE Fighter sphere.

 

I just used some of the left over bog that i had

 

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I made sure i got the bog right in the gap inside and out for maximum strength

 

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And here is always the fun part, sanding as always

 

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I need to add a bit more bog to the sides to round it up a bit more but here is what it looks like now

 

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Hey guys, welcome back. Over the weekend I was able to get a lot of work done. I started working on the frame work that comes off the sides of the ball and holds the wings in place. The frame will be made from Aluminium channels and welded together because we have access to aluminium welding. This will keep it light. We spent many man hours cutting these channels however i will keep it nice and short and just show you a few.

 

I decided to get my artistic side on today and draw up a diagram with the to scale measurements from my 3d render.

 

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Using a pen/pencil i measured out my cutting positions.

 

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Loads of hours spend cutting frame work, no need for gym for a while.

 

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a bit of file work and using the dremel sanding disk to clean those edges right up.

 

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I also cut out some tabs so that the aluminium channels can slide right into each other for an easy weld.

 

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And here is where the wings are at so far. Next I will add some width to these sections to bring it some shape.

 

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Progress three video update, I hope you guys enjoy =)

 



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Hey guys, time for some more progress, today I started some cut outs for the top and bottom of the ball.

 

Taking measurements before I start the cuts. I want to make sure it is centred correctly. 

 

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A nice guide line to follow always helps when cutting

 

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Using the jigsaw to cut this section of the ball out.

 

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That is one quarter done, 3 more to go.

 

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and here is the final result

 

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More progress shortly =)



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Absolutely loving it! :D


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Joined the last two quarters of the ball together and made use of the new top and bottom cut outs.

 

With the top and bottom cut outs complete in the ball it gives me more room to fit the delta sander in there to give it a nice sand back.

 

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I also took the time to start sanding out the window

 

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While i have the sanding equipment out i used my orbital sander to sand the join down until smooth.

 

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And lastly, a bit of filler in the small holes around the ball to make a smooth surface.

 

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Hey guys, got some more progress complete on the frame work of the sections coming off the sides of the ball. Added a few channels to try to create some shape and add some more strength to the build.

 

Here is where we left off from last time, we got the general shape but now i want to add a bit of width and further complete the required shape

 

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So back to cutting up some aluminium channels

 

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The channel is pretty hot after cutting with the hand saw and dremel so i used a few tools to remove these tabs

 

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Lots of file and dremel work to get the channels nice and smooth

 

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simply slides in like so

 

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the side pieces are thinner so they simply slide into place as well

 

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and that is the frame work for the side pieces complete.

 

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More updates soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Here is progress 4 video guys, i hope you enjoy.

 



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Back with another update guys, lots of cutting involved, today I am showing you guys the back section frame work of the TIE Fighter Advanced PC.

 

Of course starting off by measuring my cuts to scale from my 3D render.

 

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and after a lot of cutting and file work

 

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we are left with a hole lot of channels to weld together.

 

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I cut out a few tabs so that the channels just slot into place for a cleaner look.

 

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and so now we start applying some tape to hold it in place for the mean time.

 

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and here is the final result of the back section.

 

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More progress shortly.

 

 

 



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Hey guys! got a lot of cutting done, I finished a lot of the back frame work as well at the wings.

 

Of course there was a lot of cutting involved, lots more Aluminium channels hand sawed to size.

 

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And the clean up work with the file so I do not get cut.

 

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Lots and lots of cuts complete.

 

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Here is the side frame work that i raised off of the ground just to make sure that i cut the joining tabs in the correct positions.

 

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And here is the frame work from 3 different angles.

 

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We also managed to join the wings together as well, they will be given their angle once they are welded.

 

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I hope you are all enjoying the progress so far =)



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Hey guys =) here is progress 5 video of our TIE Advanced PC build. I hope you all enjoy.

 



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Hey guys, more updates for you all =) we started cutting into the core p5 cases today and our idea with this build is to use all of the main features of the core p5 within this TIE fighter PC.

 

I cut out the back section of the ball also which the cables will be running through and also provides access into the back of the build.

 

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I also cut out the metal bar running across the 4 quarters because I will be installing some metal rods to act as mounting points and to give strength.

 

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Here is the wonderful Thermaltake Core P5 case that I am about to tear apart (sorry Thermaltake). I lines it with painters tape and marked out where i want to cut the motherboard tray out.

 

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The 4 corners of the P5 have braces helping it to keep its strength and shape. I drilled out the rivets and unscrewed them and i will be using these later on.

 

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The motherboard tray if now cut out and ready to be shaped to fit within the ball.

 

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A quick test fit before we start cleaning up those edges

 

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Time to clean up those edges with the file and grinding stone.

 

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We also got to cut out the radiator mounts and clean it all up using the same process as the motherboard tray.

 

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And here is where we are at with the build so far.

 

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I hope you are all enjoying the progress guys =)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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For this update i ended up working on a mounting section for the PSU. As always I like to use weird things or things laying around to build with. Well I just happened to have a brick vent and some drawer sliders, lets create something.

 

here are the drawer sliders that i will be using.

 

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here is the brick vent that I am using, I am temporarily using some nuts bolts to hold it in place before it gets welded.

 

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I will be using the Thermaltake Core P5 PSU mounting system and welding it to the brick vent.

 

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and this is where i will be seating the PSU within the build.

 

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The PSU slides in and out and locks VIA magnets. The cables i have are 90cm long so there is lots of slack on them to safely open and close the sliders.

 

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Ohw wow... u seriously cut up that beautifull P5Core...

Tie fighter starting to look nice, can really see it forming now


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