“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
Then it was off to paint, got myself a nice anthracit paint. The pcitures dont do it justice, its darker and less brown.
Quick test fitting
And finally the last of the about 300 holes!
With the holes done, it was time for the greeble basecoat.
The detail just popps out with this coat.
And a quick test fitting, sure looks good in aluminum
But thats not the plan. So gave it a healthy coat
And then a good black matte paintjob
With the black coat on I could finally start to epoxy the greebles onto the side hull
Meanwhile : That was the first box of 8 kg PLA, onto the next one!
decision time, should i paint the greebles also in the anthracit coat?
So happy with the anthracit, it really has excellent licht action properties
I love doing test sessions lol
Houston we have a problem! That was the last of the 50 meters of fiberoptic cabling …
Waiting for the fiber, I put myself to the next design challenge the motherboard tray and I/O backwall.
I just love waking up to fresh new custom parts
Ahh the joys of fiberoptic cabling. It wants to go in any way but the way you want it ..
But … the force is strong …
Poor mans glue clamp, well actually you can buy a lot of clamps for this excellent 1200 watt powerhouse by Thermaltake!
Also installed the rest of the lighting for the tower.
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
This looks just too cool not to share
Working 12 to 16 hours a day takes it toll ..
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 …
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
Me working the very last of the fibers, will be glad when this part is over ..
The hull needed a little old fashioned styrene love
I wish I still had my workshop, space runs out quick with my builds!
Me working the epoxy ..
Darth practising his one-liners ..
And there you have it, the reult of the small ModMarathon …
Post Project Carnage ..
And that was it for part 1 , stay tuned for part 2 and 3!