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 Post subject: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:38 am 
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This 900D Case is Sponsored by Corsair
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A lot of inspiration came from "A Story of a Flying Fortress", a documentary about the 25th and last bombing mission of a B17, the "Memphis Belle". The "Memphis Belle" took part in a great bombing raid on sub-pens in Wilhelmshafen, Germany. On their way they encountered heavy AA fire and interceptors. I'll be going with different Pin-up Nose Art tho...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1c-GuxeO4A

It would be cool to utilize these accessories

120mm "Sniper" fan grills on the chassis, http://www.mnpctech.com/MnpctechBilletFanGrill.html

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Fighter Pilot Toggle Switches, http://www.mnpctech.com/spdprtToggle.html

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Creating the riveted exterior

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Cutting heads off 1/2" diameter Steel Carriage bolts, to simulate the riveted fuselage exterior.

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Using Jigsaw with 18 TPI cutting blade, with Carriage bolt held in Bench vise. I cut 50 bolts just under 20 minutes with this technique

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Using Barrel Drum attachment on Dremel to smooth bottom surface of Carriage head, before applying to surface of exterior with DP-190 epoxy

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The exterior panels of the Corsair 900D was painted Flat Green, with the inner sides of the front and rear plates painted Battle Ship Grey.

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The front of the Corsair 900D will have replica ww2 Bomb, Thanks to the help of FannBlade! He is creating the replica from Fiberglass.

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FannBlade holding up foam replica he made in his cnc Lathe... with 3D drawing of the bomb on his screen

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Overall length will be 13"

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More coming soon!


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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:21 pm 
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I notice you didn't mention how long it took you to smooth out the backs of the rivets, 10 sanding drums later - lol I really do like what you've started here, I know this will be another MnpcTech marvel !


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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 5:34 am 
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Hi Mike! I think the entire process with the rivets took about 45 mins...

and I've had a lot of my local friends on facebook, who normally don't comment on my builds, tell me they love your Metallica build 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:24 pm 
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45 minutes! it takes me that long to figure out what I'm gonna do. If I was trying to make a living from it, I'd make about 15 cents an hour. ha ha thanks for the heads up! The Bomber is going to be a cool case.


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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:53 am 
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Haha, I fear getting in too deep, and never finishing it...lol

The side panels are ready for airbrushing and graphics. I will start by adding Bomb KILLS on the lower panel and USAF Insignia on upper right corner.

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I'm going to combine this 480 version of this 360 [url="http://www.frozencpu.com/products/17859/flc-mnp-46/MNPCTech_CNC_Machined_360mm_OVERKILL_3D_Aluminum_Fan_Grill_-_Nautilus_-_Black.html"]Overkill billet radiator grill[/url] with 4x Sniper grills, and paint it

Corsair mentioned they may have artwork for the Pin Up Girl..In meantime, here are some samples of Pin-Up Art I like.

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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:14 am 
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Brad made the wwII Bomber "BOMB" Kills stencils for me on 24" Roland Plotter. The material is Oracle 813 Stencil film

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Using 1" tape to mark location for the stencil

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The bombs are painted on with PPG "School Bus Yellow" Enamel Paint

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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:18 am 
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United States Army Air Force TB-17G bomber in level flight, September 1943

BIG Thank you to Bill Frick for USAF decal, I have two extra, if anyone ever wants one...

I'm using 80 grit sandpaper to create surface scratches, then 3M Red Scotchbrite Pad to scuff the entire exterior

http://www.mnpctech.com/3m_scotchbrite_pads_red.html

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Using Xacto knife to remove portions of the decal.

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Using 3M Red Scotchbrite Pad to scuff the surface...


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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:11 am 
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Airbrushing seams for the simulated riveted side panels...

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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:25 pm 
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Nice work! Looking forward to seeing more.


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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:23 am 
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Thank you asphalt! FannBlade offered his fabrication skills to create replica scale wwII Bomb from scratch, using all aluminum. The replica will be suspended in the front intake, and for those interested, this could be designed as liquid cooling reservoir too, FannBlade is imagining an acrylic tube inserted and the fittings out the back side and make top removable.

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Materials for construction of the replica

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3.5" diameter solid aluminum rod

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These will be the fins

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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:54 am 
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I've been a fan of FannBlade's fab work for several years, his background focuses on metal fabrication for street rod and racing cars, so I was honored when he offered to make this replica for me. It was his decision to dump the foam for the aluminum. You can see why it would make a nifty reservoir, but that would have to be stainless, not aluminum. otherwise we pondered idea of seating an acrylic res inside this aluminum core.

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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:41 pm 
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the skill and imagination it takes to do this is on the cutting edge. Hats off to you guys. I'm watching you.


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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:03 am 
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Another update from Fannblade! Hes added the fins and nose prop...

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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:49 pm 
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Why sexy women are printed on? :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:35 am 
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she will be....on the side of the case :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:14 am 
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Fannblade sanded down the pop rivets back side and filled the holes with JB weld and used a 2 part urethane primer surfacer after a quick dose of metal prep. I've handed the replica to everyone to hold... and it puts a smile on everyone's face....

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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:39 am 
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I've been away with other commitments, but back on this one now! I made holder for replica wwII bomb. This will mount it over two of the front 120mm intake fan. Made from 1/16" thick steel that I bent, fastened together with 1/8" pop rivets. Mounting screw holes are spaced 15mm. I painted if Flat Black Enamel paint to match the finish on the Corsair 900D.

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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:18 am 
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I should be back in the workshop tomorrow, so I can share new update this week, Thanks everyone for being patient with this project :)


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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:10 am 
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Scale replica wwII bomb attached... I'm still debating about style of Pinup Girl artwork

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 Post subject: Re: Corsair 900D Case Mod: WWII "Bombs Away"
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:12 am 
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When we built the 3 warfighter PCs... to save time, I had speedpro-graphics make the color vinyl wraps for the side panels, http://www.speedpro-northmetro.com/pages/speedprohomepage/ instead of us recreating the murals by hand, than I hand painted details like scuffs and scratches to blend in the wrap..so, this maybe a viable option for the Pin-Up Girl

MOH Warfighter AMD 8150 PC with vinyl wrap mural
http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/1_VMckMUwgM/maxresdefault.jpg


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