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    I think the best complement I can give you with this build is......

    When its finished can you pm your address so I can catch a plane and steal it

    I still love my Level 10 BMW mod, but this would look so call sitting on the otherside of the desk as well

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    Again your attention to detail is AMAZING!!!!! What else is there to say?
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    Haha, nice! Should make for a nice illusion of the engine.
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    Thanks guys!
    Ok, I got the connector piece done last night.

    First I started making paper templates to get the complex shapes in between the two pieces, but doing individual pieces didn't work out too well. I just couldn't get the angles right.


    So I tried making one solid piece. This seemed to work better.


    Having transferred the shape to the acrylic sheet, I started cutting it out.


    Then I added the bends.


    After some trimming and rebending, I think I got it to the shape I wanted.


    It fits pretty well in between the two pieces.


    Some mockup shots of all three engine pieces in place, with drives mounted and the covers on.






    As you can pretty well guess, this will all be lit up in the typical TRON fashion. Next I'll be adding some detail pieces and doing some masking to the covers to get them ready for paint.
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    Moe work done on the SSD Engine...

    Cut some detail pieces out of scrap acrylic.


    Filed & sanded.


    Gluing them onto the base pieces.


    Almost done...


    Here I made the masking templates for the drive covers using Adobe Illustrator. I downloaded the TRON font for the text.


    I taped off the covers, cut out the templates and used spray adhesive to stick them onto the tape.


    Then came the arduous task of cutting the masked areas and text.


    The drive covers are now ready for paint. I mocked them up again so you can see how the paint graphics line up with the detail pieces on the other parts.


    The finished engine will actually be a reverse of what you see here, with the engine being a metallic dark gray and the masked areas glowing blue.


    And work continues...
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    So I think I got the SSD Engine just about finished up this weekend. Got the parts masked off and painted today once the sun finally came out.

    I went with a dark gray hammered finish for the main parts of the engine, to add more of a texture to it and set it apart from the blue fins.


    A closeup shot of the textured finish.

    Demaskifying the drive covers to reveal the diffused blue acrylic. I primed the underside as well so you wouldn't be able to see through them.


    All the pieces back together for a final mockup, and...........


    .........the money shot!


    I actually managed to get some paint on the tubes as well, so maybe I can finally get the basic frame assembled this week. Then it will all start coming together quickly after that.

    Cheers, and happy Easter!
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    OMG that is so Fracking cool (oops wait thats BSG)..

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    Gonna get any EL panels/wires?????
    Two years. They were great. Let's make the next ones even better!

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    Pure awesome, dude.
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