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zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

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    zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    I'm offering full size and half scale versions of a box kit to build your own HiC.
    check out therpf for my reputation, and for the thread I'm running there too.
    box uses ckings dimensions, angled sides at the proper 85.5 angle, and a cutout to match the new volvo side panels.
    sign up here: zenix's HiC box signup
    $288 for full size including usa shipping
    my friend gerald:



    more pics

    halfsize prototype:







    Here is a link to that thread on the rpf:
    the RPF
    I'm building a Han in Carbonite and have access to a large CNC wood cutter
    called a ShopBot that is a mile from my house and easy to use. It will cut out
    the boxes perfectly. I've created plans using the blueprints online to make my
    own box using the software provided with a ShopBot, based on the designs
    available online. I've changed some things for the better. Mostly they're
    tweaks to aid in construction but nothing to change the appearance. One change
    is that I've matched the side hole cutouts to fit the new volvo panel. Another
    is to add little tabs in the pieces so they fit together easily. I may even add
    in the holes where you're supposed to drill in screws so they are countersunk.
    The point of this is to do most of the hard work/wood working that most people
    dont have access to.
    I'll be using MDF 1/2" thick and cutting out the front, side panels and top and
    bottom. I just wanted to let you guys know this is happening, and wanted to
    gauge interest. I'm not sure the weight or shipping costs, but my estimate is
    around 35 pounds for the left, right, top, bottom panels, and front border
    panel. In order to save on shipping costs, I can offer the side panel split into
    two, and the front split into 4, but it is possible to have them together, or
    not even include the front panel at all.
    The kits will go together quite nicely. I plan to chamfer the corners so the
    box's angles go together with ease. I haven't done it yet so I'm sure I'll learn
    a bunch putting the first one together.
    I'll be making one for myself first, posting pics, and documenting progress. I
    don't know all the costs yet since I need to have a finished wood kit to box up
    and take to the post office/UPS to figure out shippping, and I need to know how
    long it takes to put a kit together to determine costs to ship.
    I literally just did this yesterday and the day before, so I'm sure more awesome improvements and better pics and information are to come.
    My current plans are to include 12 pieces of wood and a box of screws.
    Parts will include cutout left panel, cutout right panel, cutout top panel,
    cutout bottom panel, left front border panel, right front border panel, top
    front border panel, bottom front border panel, and a 2x4 cut into four 8" long
    sections to place in each corner, plus a bunch of screws.
    The large front trapezoid panel will not be included since it is so large,
    heavy, and not so complicated to reproduce out where you are. My suggestions
    include cutting that part from wood by hand, or get a piece of sintra and
    reinforce it. There is a large error allowance on this part since its edges are
    hidden behind the border pieces on the front panel.
    My estimates put shipping at around $70 assuming the box is 6"x10"x82" and the
    weight of 50 pounds. I've found a box with these specs. I dont see a need to
    share the math for the weight calculation, but 50lb is a good enough rough guess
    and is on the high side, and I know it won't weigh more than that. The pieces
    will fit into the 6x10x82" box.

    Once I get a fullsize kit together, I'll take pics post that, box one up and get more
    accurate shipping quotes. my rough plans are posted on therpf thread but i
    can't post it here right now. I'm just offerning an opportunity for those of you who
    want wood precut, dont want to bother with going to a local CNC person, and want
    to pay less than the CNC guy would probably charge you anway.
    Last edited by zenix; Aug 13, 2013 at 7:02 PM.

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    Re: zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    using this post as a FAQ

    what is the turn around time?
    1-2 weeks after you order til when it ships.

    how is payment to be made?
    paypal or in person

    Is this a pay upfront and get on a list type, or pay when its ready?
    place your order using the form, and send paypal payment to payments@custom3dstuff.com and then I'll get the order processed, into production and shipped right to you.

    any way to get any other discounts?
    sorry, not at this time.
    Last edited by zenix; Aug 13, 2013 at 7:03 PM.

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    High Speed Low Drag Fett 4 Real's Avatar
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    Re: zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    very cool

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    Re: zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    They sell a Han Solo in Carbonite blanket at starwarshop.com. Would be neat to turn this into a twin bead and use that blanket

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    Re: zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    yea a bed would be neat. I'm making these available to those who are stuck in building their Han in Carbonite replicas, or for people who want to get started. You need these boxes, the size panels, and a nice set of Han parts, and you're good to go!

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    Re: zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    signup form: zenix's HiC box signup

    Now for sale and being made!
    I created plans based on ckings drawings, and updated dimensions taken from my
    volvo panel.

    I've modified the cking plans so that I can offer a kit that will fit into a
    6x10x82" box, suitable for reasonably priced shipping. I'm offering local picup
    as well, and those who want local pickup can get a kit which requires less
    assembly.

    I'm using 1/2" thick MDF and cutting out the side planks and top and bottom
    planks, plus four pieces for the front border. Included is screws, and other
    wood parts to aid in construction. The large front board that your
    rubber/fiberglass parts would attach to is not included, since that is very
    large to ship, heavy to ship, and not complex to create locally. You'll need
    some simple tools like a file, and an electric screw driver to complete the
    build. I've posted build instructions at the end of this post .

    The kit costs $288 shipped to usa

    ongoing build instructions:
    https://docs.google.com/present/view...dp&interval=60
    Last edited by zenix; Aug 13, 2013 at 7:04 PM.

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    Re: zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    half assembled corner:

    part corner:


    side support:


    my friend gerald:



    more pics
    Last edited by zenix; Apr 11, 2011 at 6:05 AM.

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    Re: zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    first three kits are shipping today

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    Re: zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    The first transport is away!

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    Re: zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    11 have shipped

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    Re: zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    One week left to get payment to me. I'll stop accepting orders Saturday night, December 1st. Payment must be sent by then, or else you'll have to wait until the spring run.

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    last call

    [FONT=verdana]Hey everyone...[/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana]The company I've been using to produce the [/FONT][FONT=verdana]HiC[/FONT][FONT=verdana] boxes is no longer able to do it for me, and I'm unsure when I'll be able to get another company to do it, or for what price. I am however able to place a final order with the company I have been using, and as long as I get payment from you before the end of the weekend, I'll be able to get you in on this (final?) run.[/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana]Sorry for the pressure and the late notice.[/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana]sent payment to [/FONT]tblatt@gmail.com[FONT=verdana], and be sure to fill out the contact form [/FONT]bit.ly/zenixHiC

    [FONT=verdana]Thanks,[/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana]Todd[/FONT]

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    Re: last call

    Where you able to fin another company to produce HIC? Do you have any left?.

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    available now

    juanmatroop said: View Post
    Where you able to fin another company to produce HIC? Do you have any left?.
    We're live again. the price has increased to $288 for USA including shipping.

    http://bit.ly/zenixHiC

    payments@custom3dstuff.com

    This run is open until aug 22nd.

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    Re: available now

    [FONT=lucida grande]
    just a reminder... if you're thinking about getting in on this run, now is the time! There probably wont be another one this year.

    [/FONT]
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    zenix said: View Post
    We're live again. the price has increased to $288 for USA including shipping.

    http://bit.ly/zenixHiC

    payments@custom3dstuff.com

    This run is open until aug 22nd.

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    Re: available now

    last call...

    zenix said: View Post
    [FONT=lucida grande]
    just a reminder... if you're thinking about getting in on this run, now is the time! There probably wont be another one this year.

    [/FONT]

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    Re: zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    Okay we're up and going again as an ongoing run!

    Ongoing run for USA. They're $288 shipped.

    Also, they're now available for those of you in Australia! I've found a supplier and can get them cut and shipped to you for $331. Please get your order to me by the end of the month for Australia orders.

    Fill out the order form: http://bit.ly/zenixHiC and send payment to payments@custom3dstuff.com

    Thanks!

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    Re: zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    Payment sent and form completed.

    Unique Transaction ID # 2NN71398R75121012)

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    Re: zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    Payment sent for full size HIC box. Thanks!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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    Re: zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    Thanks! It's being produced and will be out to you probably by the end of next week.

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    Re: zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    anyone else? I'm finding a supplier now in canada so hopefully ill be able to fulfill orders there for not so much money.

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    zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    zenix said: View Post
    anyone else? I'm finding a supplier now in canada so hopefully ill be able to fulfill orders there for not so much money.

    Please let me know if you find that supplier i would love a set!

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    Re: zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    Now available in Canada too! $260 plus shipping. Please fill out form with address and I'll contact you with a shipping+kit quote. As a reference, it's about $32 for Toronto and $75 for Vancouver. Australia is $331 including shipping.

    Thanks guys,

    Todd

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    Re: zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    anyone else for canada orders?

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    Re: zenix's Han in Carbonite 1/2" MDF box kit

    always available

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