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    Aug 21, 2016, 10:25 PM - Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #1

    I think every Boba Fett needs a Han in Carbonite in their house. Unfortunately, I do not have the room to display a full size HIC. Over the last year, I have been looking at tutorials and builds when I came across this:


    Han in Carbonite Door. Not sure who the credit goes to, but it will fit perfectly on my mancave/office door, without taking up alot of space.

    Total Cost of Build:
    KingJawa Han Solo In Carbonite Cast: $280
    Pre-Hung 32x80 Door: $70
    2 1/2 Pine Lattice: $24.30
    Wood Screws: $5
    Metal Entry Door Cover: $6.00
    Metal Door Pull: $3.50
    Joint Compound: $8.00
    Quick Dry Spackling: $5.00
    Sanding Blocks (2): $6
    Rustoluem Primer: $4.00 x 3=$12.00
    16oz Elmers Sandable/Paintable Wood Glue: $5.50
    Gorilla Glue Epoxy: $6
    TiteBond Wood Glue: $5
    3 cans of Tamiya Gun Metal (Boarder) $18
    5 cans of Tamiya Light Gun Metal (HIC) $30
    3 cans of Tamiya Clear Glossy Coat $18
    (1 can boarder, 1 can HIC, 1 can both)
    Arcylic Paint/Brushes/Dish soap-already had.
    Man Hours (Lowes/Home Depot/Hobby Store Runs, build, paint-NOT including time to dry): Approx 25 hours.
    Started Aug 19. Ended Sept 09.
    Total Cost: $502.30 give or take.




    Because my door was going to be slightly smaller than the original, I opted for KingJawa's cast that was cut and came in pieces, which would make it easier to fit my needs.
    I contacted KingJawa and got my Han within 2 weeks.




    The cast is a bit rough, requires some dremeling, light sanding and bondo. But overall, I am pleased with it.

    Next task, go out and buy a smooth door and 2 1/2 inch lattice pine molding to use as the panel edges:


    I also picked up this door hole filler plate. I will not use a door knob and will opt for handle.




    On to cutting the pine to fit the frame, wood glue, screws and clamps to secure with panel edges:







    On to the placement of Han. King Jawa's cast came foam filled and it was not done precisely. The foam, required trimming that was not as fun as it sounds in order for the cast to lay flat.


    In order to secure Han onto the door, I used a combination or epoxy, wood glue and screws. It was not pretty, but it worked. You only need glue/epoxy where the mold and foam
    backing makes contact with door.


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    Aug 21, 2016, 11:19 PM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #2

    This is a brilliant idea!
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    Aug 22, 2016, 12:16 AM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #3

    That is SO cool!!
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    Aug 22, 2016, 3:12 PM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #4

    I may have to do this as well. Totally inspirational and awesome! subscribed
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    Aug 22, 2016, 3:57 PM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #5

    In order to start applying the texture. I went with a recommended mix of half joint compound and quick dry spackling.


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    Aug 22, 2016, 4:00 PM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #6

    KingJawas mold needed some light sanding and clean up to smooth parts out. One of the areas I really cleaned up was the webbing between the fingers.

    I Dremel to my preference to have a cleaner visual of Han's hands


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    Aug 22, 2016, 4:02 PM - Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #7

    Once the first layer of texture dried. I took to sanding for a smoother textured finish.


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    Aug 22, 2016, 4:13 PM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #8

    The seams between the neck/chest and hip/legs needed to filled with bondo. One stubborn area, kept cracking. I finally resolved the issue by using sandable wood glue to get a good bond. The hip/torso area was a pretty tight fit, so the joint compound mix was enough to do the trick.


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    Aug 22, 2016, 4:45 PM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #9

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    Aug 22, 2016, 7:11 PM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #10

    This kinda reminds me of the guy that did this to a Refrigerator on Adam Savages site. His was shorter as well so he had to make adjustments

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSc1bfTMn4I
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    Aug 22, 2016, 9:42 PM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #11

    I got KingJawas HIC cast as well and ran into the same issues. I put mine on a piece of plywood and attached hooks on it to hang it over my door (like a towel rack). This is WAY nicer though. If I ever get around to it I will most likely steal your idea and put more time into it. Look great!
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    Aug 24, 2016, 1:07 AM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #12

    Progress is moving along.


    I finished up the last of Han's hands using thin and flexiable sanding sticks found at Hobby Lobby.


    Next, I added the last layer of texture. I used wood glue to help give me the frozen liquid look as seen in the reference images.

    I layed down the glue in the pattern I wanted and spread it thin. I did this in a overlay pattern, allowing sections to dry before layering again
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    I am pretty pleased with the outcome. Tommorrow, the painting begins!!!



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    Aug 24, 2016, 10:37 AM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #13

    Wow, that's super impressive. Can't wait to see it in paint!
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    Aug 24, 2016, 1:01 PM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #14

    This is an amazing idea!! Makes me want to do that for my office; but the funny guy side of me would put a Peter Griffin on the inside! that butt would make a good door stopper there !! Edit: Sorry to deviate away from your post! You're doing an outstanding job!! Can't wait to see more pictures!!

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    Aug 24, 2016, 1:24 PM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #15

    This looks fantastic. Can't wait to see it finished.
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    Aug 24, 2016, 1:31 PM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #16

    Amazing work!
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    Aug 24, 2016, 1:57 PM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #17

    Quote LostDreams said: View Post
    This is an amazing idea!! Makes me want to do that for my office; but the funny guy side of me would put a Peter Griffin on the inside! that butt would make a good door stopper there !! Edit: Sorry to deviate away from your post! You're doing an outstanding job!! Can't wait to see more pictures!!

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    now I want to the Peter Griffin!!
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    Aug 24, 2016, 2:16 PM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #18

    Nevermind the man cave, this should be the front door! Great work, can't wait for the finished pic!
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    Aug 24, 2016, 2:53 PM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #19

    First layer of primer has been applied. I have opted to use Rustoleum Satin Granite-paint + primer


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    Aug 24, 2016, 2:54 PM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #20


    1 can covered most of it. I let it dry an hour before hitting it with the second can.


    2nd coat of primer



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    Aug 24, 2016, 2:57 PM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #21

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    I am extremely happy with how the texture application has turned out. After primer, I was able to see a few more areas to clean up or add more texture. I'm going to address those areas. Hit with primer 1 more time and head onto painting the boarder frame first.


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    Aug 24, 2016, 4:09 PM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #22

    Niiice dude
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    Aug 27, 2016, 3:44 AM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #23

    That looks great, genius idea of hanging on a door. Is it going to be on the part of the door that faces inside the room?
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    Aug 28, 2016, 11:34 AM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #24

    Now that the primer had dried. It was time to add the first layer of paint. Someone had mentioned on build thread they used Rustoleum Metallic Dark Steel. Well I just happened to have that particular can of paint in my collection and decided to give it a shot.






    I can say I am happy with the color tone. But personally, I am not thrilled about metallic glimmer it gives off. It was a nice start. But once this dries, I am going to give Tamiya Gun Metal a try.



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    Aug 28, 2016, 10:42 PM - Re: Han Solo in Carbonite ManCave Door #25

    Very nice nonetheless. Keep up the excellent and inspirational work!

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