The YAZI – Venator Class Star Destroyer has won the MSI PROMOD Season 3 Competition


Never ever give up! Face what life throws at you, find something that you truly love doing and you will enjoy the fruits of your dedication.

A big thanks goes out to the judges, I know it must have been hard with all that eyecandy in this season and congratulations to the other winners also!
Special thanks goes out to the sponsors: MSI Global, MSI USA, Victoria Tseng, Kenny LinTt Ceo, Thermaltake Technology Inc, Avexir Memory Development Dialog, Nala Avexir, Remco Katz, www.dutchfilaments.com,OCZ Storage Solutions, Intel Nederland, NVIDIA GeForce

THANK YOU Facebook and IRL friends for giving me the energy to continue when times were low. Post by post I was recharged and reading your comments and remarks sparked of another round of creativity and design.

And last but not least I would like to dedicate this build to my lovely daughterIze and wife Linda who struggling with their illnesses found the time to allow me to complete the YAZI after so many years. YOU ARE my life and my dreams!

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YAZI – Venator Enhancements


A build like this is never truly done.
Knowing this fact,  all the detailing parts have been designed to be easily replaced.
The Yazi frame is rock solid but the choice of glues has been per specific requirements.
This enables me to keep modding (with the owner) a build or project from a distance.
Upgrades, new Cannons, new SKINS, entire new Towers can be manufactured by me and sent off to replace an existing version.

To that point, I have started with some enhancements for the YAZI.

002 : Customisable FrontPieces

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003 : Customisable Cannons

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003 : Customisable Tail

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003 : Customisable Diameters

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If you have any questions or want to say hi : asphiax@Modwithme.com

Taking in new orders for 2016


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Well its about that time again.

After the successfull build of the YAZI Venator for the MSI PRO MOD S3, I will be taking in new commission based builds and projects for 2016

Want to have a studioscale model or computer like the YAZI or have your own specific object you want to have constructed using lasercutting, cnc machining or 3DPrinting and finished with our airbrush services (or if want to do that yourself). Please let us know by sending an email to info@modwithme.com

There are two categories ..

What is a Build: A computer inside a scalemodel like the YAZI, sized and detailed to your requirements.

What is a Project: Everything else. From scalemodels to custom computer parts.

*average construction time for an existing model like the YAZI IS 6 WEEKS
*custom work like this is not cheap or quick. Its not production or working with “off the shelve” parts.

Please email me for more details or a quote to see what fits in your budget.

Info@modwithme.com

Yazi Venator – The Big Finale part 2


So here is part II

I managed to get the hull painted two hours before the scheduled pickup for the CES.

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Quick dry before the next layer. The weather was helping a lot!

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Got something very special planned for the radgrills.
3D printed red HDGlass radgrills!

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The front in this picture is missing due to change in plans at the last minute.

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Love this picture, she looks so dark and grimey here !

 

 

 

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I could not build the loop due to possible issues at customs.

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This must be one of my favorite views. Will look sweet with the loop installed.

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And finally with the lights on !!

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Had to dismantle all the hardware inside so again no issues at customs.

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Made sure that it was very well strapped down and covered up ..

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Bye bye baby!

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And there you have it. From cradle to grave a complete log of how I built this first version!

Hope you enjoyed watching as much as I enjoyed building her!

On to the next one!

Regards

Sander aka ASPHIAX

Yazi – Venator – The BIG Finale part 1



“YAZI” – Venator Class Star Destroyer       The BIG finale part 1

Ok so here is the big finale (wel part 1 of it at least)
Due to the fact that MSI asked if they could showcase the YAZI at the International CES 2016 in Las Vegas the whole time table changed.
I am very strict op planning, its the only way to get stuff done fast, but this was ridiculous. The call came in about a week before the cutting of the aluminum, hence the reason why Pascal and I worked untill 3 am to get it sorted.
I proved not to be the last day I was up untill late !
Here we go:
Started with the always nice smelling epoxy work on the tower

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Then it was off to paint, got myself a nice anthracit paint. The pcitures dont do it justice, its darker and less brown.

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Quick test fitting

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And finally the last of the about 300 holes!

4 Yazi venator last of the fiber holes

With the holes done, it was time for the greeble basecoat.
The detail just popps out with this coat.

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And a quick test fitting, sure looks good in aluminum

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But thats not the plan. So gave it a healthy coat

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And then a good black matte paintjob

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With the black coat on I could finally start to epoxy the greebles onto the side hull

9 started epoxying the greebles

Meanwhile : That was the first box of 8 kg PLA, onto the next one!

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decision time, should i paint the greebles also in the anthracit coat?

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So happy with the anthracit, it really has excellent licht action properties

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I love doing test sessions lol

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Houston we have a problem! That was the last of the 50 meters of fiberoptic cabling …

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Waiting for the fiber, I put myself to the next design challenge the motherboard tray and I/O backwall.

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I just love waking up to fresh new custom parts

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Ahh the joys of fiberoptic cabling. It wants to go in any way but the way you want it ..

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But … the force is strong …

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Poor mans glue clamp, well actually you can buy a lot of clamps for this excellent 1200 watt powerhouse by Thermaltake!

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Also installed the rest of the lighting for the tower.

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Someone asked my what happened to my old build the USS EURISKO.
Well its standing next to my work pc acting as a side table lol

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This looks just too cool not to share

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Working 12 to 16 hours a day takes it toll ..

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Installed the fans back into their housing. These are the original fans for the build 2 years ago. Try finding a decent 92mm fan these days …

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I discovered a neat trick while glueing the 3D printed PLA. You can cut into just one or 2 of the layers and bend it precisely

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Me working the very last of the fibers, will be glad when this part is over ..

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The hull needed a little old fashioned styrene love

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I wish I still had my workshop, space runs out quick with my builds!

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Me working the epoxy ..

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Darth practising his one-liners ..

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And there you have it, the reult of the small ModMarathon …

Post Project Carnage ..

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And that was it for part 1 , stay tuned for part 2 and 3!

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