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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from Interceptor in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    You guys know how much i love the sanding so i have more for you today and a nice looking TIE Advanced body.
     
    Starting off with the orbital sander to bring the body filler down nice and smooth, was a very fast process with the 80 grit paper.
     

     
    Finishing off the side sections with the delta sander as it is much smaller.
     

     
    Also took the time to get the join of the two sections nice and sharp
     

     
    And here is the shaped up body
     

     

     

     
    Will need to add a bit of grease back into the sliders
     

     
    Time to start some detailing! Firstly with the front cut outs. I need to wipe down the wings to apply some vinyl as a cutting guide
     

     

     

     

     
    Now that the vinyl is applied it is time to get the grinder out
     

     
    A bit of hammering and using the flat head screw driver and we get it out.
     

     
    Just a bit of dremel work to clean it all up
     

     
    Now to install a back piece in there to work off of. I cut out some acrylic pieces and sanded them to side
     

     

     
    A bit of araldite will hold it in place  
     

     
    Now i am using our foam again to fill in the edges
     

     

     
    I also removed some of the steel rod on the guns so that i could foam around them to form up the guns.
     

     

     
    This bigger piece that i put on the BBQ was a bit too big for the mould so it got a couple of waves around the outside. I concentrated the heat gun on each individual wave to get them all flat.
     

     

     
    As you can see, the front half has been fixed, time for the second half of waves.
     

     
    Here is what the TIE Fighter looks like with the windows on
     

     
    Foam is finally dry! time to carve!
     

     

     
    I hope you are all enjoying the progress, more shortly.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from Interceptor in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    Progress 9 video! i hope you are all enjoying the progress, i need to get moving on the build, only 9-10 days left!

     



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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from Interceptor in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    thank you! =)
    Thanks man!
     
     
    Thank you very much =)
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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from Interceptor in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    Time to get some strength into the build guys! This build is going to have some weight but who cares =) it is only going to be a display build, so lets get stuck into it!

     

    Starting to fibre glass the body everyone, i started by coating the body with the resin before applying the first layer

     



     



     

    As i add the layers i brush more of the resin stuff over it to make sure there are no dry patches.

     



     

    Three layers later and this is what it looks like 

     



     

    All dry now and cured so its time to cut off the excess fibre glass.

     



     

    On to the windows of the TIE fighter now everyone, I got the vinyl plotter out to stick some vinyl down to use as a cutting guide

     



     

    weeding the bits of vinyl off that we do not need

     



     



     

    Now i am sticking the vinyl down on some application tape so i can apply it easier

     



     

    cutting it to shape  

     



     

    Sticking it onto the acrylic, there are a couple of rough spots but lucky this is only a guide =)

     



     



     

    Time to Jigsaw the acrylic with our plastic cutting blade

     



     

    Final result!

     



     

    A bit of sanding to clean up the jigsaw marks

     



     



     

    Here are some other windows we cut out using the same process.

     



     

    Anyone want some BBQ acrylic?

     



     

    The heat of the BBQ heats up the acrylic evenly where as the heat gun is good for maintaining heat in areas. I used the cut outs of the ball i had left over as a mould to get the curve in the acrylic. After that any waves left in the acrylic i can hit with the heat gun.

     



     

    I plan on etching panel details into the build so today i am layering a 3mm thick layer of body filler over the body. The body filler is also a good surface for me to paint when smooth.

     



     



     

    I hope you are all enjoying the progress =)
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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from Interceptor in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    Here is my progress 2 video guys =) I hope you all enjoy.

     



     

    More updates shortly.

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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from Interceptor in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    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.
     

     

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

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

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

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

     
    Some use of the grinding stone to remove any rough edges
     

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

     
    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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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from Interceptor in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    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.

     



     

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

     



     



     

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

     



     



     

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

     



     

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

     



     

    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. 

     



     

    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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    Designs By IFR reacted to forks.dad in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    I sure have enjoyed this build - your countless hours of work are greatly appreciated
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    Designs By IFR reacted to Jos214demi in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    Woooooooooowwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!! It really looks amazing!!! Good job mate! Use the force now!!!!!!!!     
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    Designs By IFR reacted to Jos214demi in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    Same here in the Philippines but I am still waiting for the finish product of all of you guys! Good Luck! Looking forward for that thing to fly!
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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from Big T in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    Tie-Fighter wings are getting test fitted before i finish them off. 

     



     



     



     



     



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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from Big T in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    Working out the positioning of the wings, getting them ready to be attached ! 
     

     

     
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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from Big T in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    Details being added to the wings. 

     



     

    Using the Core P5 Vesa Mount to attach the wings to the tie-fighter body.

     



     



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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from Big T in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    Grills being glued for the top of the tie-fighter. 

     



     

    My customer reservoirs have now joined the dark side. 

     



     



     

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

     



     



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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from Big T in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    Here I am drawing up the panel details on the tie-fighter. This will be the guide lines when etching into the surface. 
     

     
    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.  
     

     

     

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

     

     

     
    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. 
     

     

     
    More progress on the wings. 
     

     
    I painted the inside of the tie-fighter black.
     

     
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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from Big T in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    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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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from Sarge in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    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
     

     

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

     

     
    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
     

     
    Starting to put a couple layers of prime on
     

     

     
    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.
     

     

     

     

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

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

     

     

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

     

     
    Time to mend it all together and clean it up
     

     

     

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

     

     

     

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

     

     
    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.
     

     
    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.
     

     

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

     

     
    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.
     

     

     
    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.
     

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

     

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

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

     

     
    This mesh will be glued in place with a strong adhesive.
     
    I hope you all enjoyed the progress.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from Big T in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    We just received our first shipment from thermaltake, the two Core P5 Cases that we will be working with.
    I got a great opportunity today to look at these cases a little closer and I am very happy with the design.
    The case is a very simple sturdy design that I am very excited to work with.
     
    I Plan on using the two Core P5's in a Star Wars themed build and in particular a TIE Fighter Advanced (Hence the name TIE P5 Advanced).
     
    Core P5 Highlights Video: 
     


     
    Here are a few starter images for everyone to check out.
     

     

     

     

     



     

     

     

     

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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from J4D3 in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    Hello everyone and welcome to my build log. Firstly I would love to start by introducing myself. My Name is Corey Gregory and I go by the modding name 'Imfaceroll Gaming'.

     

    I am 22 years old from Australia. By day I work in the engineering fields of Surveying. My main hobby's are obviously PC Modding as well as Sports and Gaming.

     

    I like to think of myself as being an average Joe trying to achieve his goals. My PC Modding life started 18 months ago with my first pc being a desk pc. Since then I have gone on to build a number of builds for displays at events like PAX. My PC building grew into a passion and having no access to 3D printers, Lathe and CNC machines has really helped me develop skills which have all been self taught with basic hand tools.

     

    'If you do not give it ago you will not achieve' I live by this philosophy, something may look difficult to do but I encourage people to have ago and strive to achieve.

     

    As you can see from the banner I am heading towards the SI-FI side of things and in particular Star Wars. I didn't want to revile too much to begin with so I feel a teaser banner is certainly fitting for this PC. Please feel free to have a guess =)

     

    It is a privilege to work along side these top modders and I thank Thermaltake and all Partners for making this event possible.

     

    I will be video logging Progress here: www.youtube.com/imfacerollpcgaming

    and posting photos on Facebook as well as this thread www.facebook.com/imfacerollgaming

     

    Specs:

     

    Asus ROG Maximus VIII Forumla Motherboard

    Intel Core i5 6600K

    Asus GeForce GTX 980 Strix x2

    Samsung 950 Pro M.2 256gb

    Avexir Red Tesla 16gb 2666mhz

    Thermaltake Toughpower DPS RGB 1250w

    Thermaltake Liquid Cooling

     

     

     

     

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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from Seinron in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    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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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from L3p in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    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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    Designs By IFR reacted to Jos214demi in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    This is really great! can't wait for the skin to be painted... after this, I think it's time to puke rainbows
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    Designs By IFR reacted to Ronnie in [Japan] Ronnie Hara   
    Hello everyone!!
     
    I would like to first thank all the sponsors, participants and followers of this event !! I am here today to show the final pictures of Ant-Man Mod. Thank you all for this wonderful event. I hope you enjoy the end result.
     
     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     

     
     
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    Designs By IFR got a reaction from Ronnie in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    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
     

     

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

     

     
    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
     

     
    Starting to put a couple layers of prime on
     

     

     
    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.
     

     

     

     

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

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

     

     

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

     

     
    Time to mend it all together and clean it up
     

     

     

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

     

     

     

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

     

     
    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.
     

     
    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.
     

     

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

     

     
    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.
     

     

     
    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.
     

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

     

     

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

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

     

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

     

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

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

     

     
    This mesh will be glued in place with a strong adhesive.
     
    I hope you all enjoyed the progress.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Designs By IFR reacted to Jos214demi in [Australia] Corey Gregory   
    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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