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Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    Madrid Boba said: View Post
    Looks great!!

    This is Alfredo from The HIC builders group. I bought the pannels from you... is there any chance to get the last things that you made and that i did not get because you did not built them by then?

    Please let me know.



    Alfredo
    Yes, I will have the parts for panel #2 available once I've finished this project. I am working on the clips as well and may offer them in with the panel 2 detail set. Thanks!

    thanks

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    Got called in to work extra this week so time on the HIC was limited, but here's where I'm at on the Hero Panel.

    Wanted to give the handle bars some support so I drilled a hole in the bottom and glued a rod in place. I drilled holes thru the panel itself so it can receive the reinforced rod.


    Here I'm trying to match the colors on the digital displays.


    Here's one of the lights on the plexi strip. Greeblie was painted with transparent red and a rod glued to the back hold the LED. 2nd pic is the strip installed with light leak test. You can see a slight halo around the red greeblie part.


    Painted the inside of the rod and the plexi with black and it seemed to take care of the light halo.


    Here's a ref pic of the Hero Panel.


    And here's my Hero Panel with all the parts positioned in place. Nothing glued down yet. Still waiting for the LEDs so that's where I'm at for now. Thanks again for looking!
    Last edited by D.Nguyen; May 5, 2010 at 1:50 PM.

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    here's a minor update as I was able to spray the metallic paint on the frame. Don't have a pic but I started with a titanium silver and it looked too bright. I went back to Home Depot and got some Satin Nickel. Probably not the right color, but it looked a lot better. I've got one more day at work then I'm off for 10 days. LEDs came in so I'll be busy soldering for a while. Gotta finish this bad boy up real soon cause I can feel my modeling ADD kicking in.

    Last edited by D.Nguyen; May 3, 2010 at 2:23 AM.

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    This looks amazing. Better than the real IC HIC IMHO. Your doing it proud.

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    Stormrider said: View Post
    This looks amazing. Better than the real IC HIC IMHO. Your doing it proud.
    Thanks Storm, your front panel really kicked it up a notch! Hope to finish this project up or at least be 99% done within a week. Stay tuned....

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    That is Very nice!

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    Here we go with the LEDs wired up with the resistors. Going to use 13 5mm LEDs for the blinking digital display, 4 3mm LEDs for the plexi strip, and maybe 5 5mm LEDs for the large green square.


    Here's the ON/OFF switch. It's going behind the metal looking bar that sits just below the plexi strip and one of the knobs will hide the switch.


    Here's the switch screwed in place, with the metal looking bar, and knob that will hide it.


    Looking at the ref pics of the Hero Panel again, seems I will have to square off my "T" bars a bit and drill two holes just below the handle bars on both sides. Also have to figure out where to hide the battery. May put it behind the smaller plexi square.
    Last edited by D.Nguyen; May 5, 2010 at 8:48 PM.

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    Here's a shot of the back of the Hero Panel with the 13 blinking LEDs wired up. Not a pretty site but it will do.


    Solo's now in the house and I was able to mount the panels on the left side. Will finish the rest of the LEDs this weekend and should be close to finish soon. Thanks for looking!
    Last edited by D.Nguyen; May 6, 2010 at 7:17 PM.

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    Really looking good. You are going to have a nice HIC when you are done. Do you mind me asking where you got your side panels from?

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    He made them. They are incredible. The above uses my face panel and his panels, and I personally think it looks better than an IC HIC.

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    FettFanatic said: View Post
    Really looking good. You are going to have a nice HIC when you are done. Do you mind me asking where you got your side panels from?
    Storm is correct, I make the panels and can put you on a list if you are interested in getting a set. Stormrider's front panel is highly recommended and you can see from my pics, is an awesome product.

    Here's a shot of the finished Hero Panel all wired up with a total of 26 LEDs.


    Here are shots of the digital counters lit up and all 13 LEDs blink randomly.




    I've got some minor cleanup and putty work to do. Should be able to glue all the parts down soon and mount the final panel to the frame. Thanks again for looking!
    Last edited by D.Nguyen; May 9, 2010 at 1:59 AM.

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    Sounds good. Shoot me a pm with the info if you don't mind. I have one of Stormrider's rubber full front HIC casts. I really want to make a nice finished HIC.

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    Can you post the actual dimensions of your HIC? The reference picture / blueprint you have is nice, but you can't read the measurements.
    Last edited by azheat01; May 10, 2010 at 12:59 PM.

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    So here's where I'm at with my HIC. Was able to mount the panels on the right side and secure the HIC to the wall. The only thing left is to make the clips that goes on the face of the panels and also the metal parts that goes on the two notches that were cut out earlier of each panel.



    Here's a shot of the finished Hero Panel. Project is 99% done and thanks to everyone for following along!
    Last edited by D.Nguyen; May 12, 2010 at 7:21 PM.

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    Total respect to you my friend. A huge project for anyone to consider in time, fabrication and cost. Keep up the exceptional work and may the force be with you always !

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    Great job, I need to get started!

    PM sent

    Brad

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    amazing build bravo!

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    whos boba is that in the pic. The costume fits perfect. Never seen one fit better.

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    Stormrider said: View Post
    whos boba is that in the pic. The costume fits perfect. Never seen one fit better.
    Gotcha on that one. Boba is the 1/4th scale Premium Format Sideshow statue. I use a little forced perspective photo shot to make him look bigger. I wish I had a Boba costume that looked that good.

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    You did get me haha. Nice.

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    man this is textbook great....incredible build

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    Re: Han in Carbonite. The madness finally begins!

    Looks great

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