Subscribe
  1. juanmatroop's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    61
    May 18, 2014, 3:14 PM - HIC WIP #1

    Hi
    I just wanted to share my work in progress. I have been working on it for almost a year, and now it is worth showing. Not finished yet, but I am very happy about how it is looking already. Now I need to mask the dark grey area and paint all front silver. I did paint silver the front to see how it looked, but did no mask it when painting grey and now I need to repaint it. Once painted, I will try a black acrilyc wash.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HIC_JMHE_1.png 
Views:	93 
Size:	537.5 KB 
ID:	77018Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HIC_JMHE_3.png 
Views:	91 
Size:	1,000.2 KB 
ID:	77016

    I have built some details for the base and the top, a vent grill and some cilinders. I like the look of the Gentle Giant Statue (the one with boba and the two stormtroopers), just as some people have already done.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HIC_JMHE_2.png 
Views:	77 
Size:	980.2 KB 
ID:	77017

    And this is next step, I am about to start painting greeblies.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HIC_JMHE_4.png 
Views:	88 
Size:	959.9 KB 
ID:	77015

    I would like to say thank you to everybody on this forum, I have got so many ideas and references from this forum....

    Once I really finish it, I will try to take some decent pictures with a "real" camera and not my cell phone.
    Last edited by juanmatroop; May 18, 2014 at 3:21 PM.
  2. Warpcell's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    144
    May 19, 2014, 7:32 PM - Re: HIC WIP #2

    That looks great! How did you create your vent grill? I really like that look and will most likely add some lighting to the top and bottom through the vents. Also, what HIC panel did you use? I have a Stormrider full rubber front and am curious as how to blend it with the mdf box kit edges. It's a Zenix kit.
  3. Vultana's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    519
    May 20, 2014, 12:25 PM - Re: HIC WIP #3

    Looking good!
  4. juanmatroop's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    61
    May 20, 2014, 1:44 PM - Re: HIC WIP #4

    It was a stormrider full rubber front, with frame. But I did cut the "frame", since the box I built was slightly bigger. Anyway the rubber height on the frame was not even all around and I was having a hard time trying to sand it where it was too thick and fill it where too thin. So I just cutted just where the frame ended and the carbonite surface started and I rebuilt the frame with plastic.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HIC_JMHE_FRAME.png 
Views:	59 
Size:	338.6 KB 
ID:	77097

    This a picture of the leftovers
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HIC_JMHE_RUBBER_FRAME_CUT.png 
Views:	51 
Size:	522.2 KB 
ID:	77085

    To fill the gaps between the rubber and the frame I used hot glue and bondo to fill the gaps. The hot glue helped to keed the sides of the rubber on place, too ;-)

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HIC_JMHE_RUBBER_PLASTIC_BLENDED.png 
Views:	56 
Size:	629.0 KB 
ID:	77087

    I have built the vents with plastic, just cut a piece the size of the big hole on top and bottom, to use it as base, and using that as pattern, cut another piece the same width but a little higher. Then cut that second piece in 6 pieces horizontally, and put one at the top of the next, just a few millimeters, to give the vent grill look. Not my idea, somebody else did on this forum before!

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HIC_JMHE_GRID.png 
Views:	46 
Size:	442.1 KB 
ID:	77088IClick image for larger version. 

Name:	HIC_JMHE_GRID_SIDE.png 
Views:	47 
Size:	513.6 KB 
ID:	77089 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HIC_JMHE_GRID_BACK.png 
Views:	44 
Size:	494.7 KB 
ID:	77090Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HIC_HMHE_GRID_TOP.png 
Views:	44 
Size:	880.3 KB 
ID:	77091

    I used some extra plastic to make that "step" a little bigger.

    I added a couple of PVC cilinders
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HIC_JMHE_CILINDERS.png 
Views:	46 
Size:	458.6 KB 
ID:	77094Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HIC_JMHE_CILINDERS_INSTALLED.png 
Views:	43 
Size:	762.6 KB 
ID:	77096

    And this is how it looks:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HIC_JMHE_TOP.png 
Views:	55 
Size:	477.1 KB 
ID:	77095
    I am happy about it.
    Last edited by juanmatroop; May 21, 2014 at 12:20 AM.
  5. Warpcell's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    144
    May 20, 2014, 2:23 PM - Re: HIC WIP #5

    That looks awesome! Thanks for the info.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. juanmatroop's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    61
    May 21, 2014, 12:26 AM - Re: HIC WIP #6

    I just wanted to share how I built the "holes" on the box out of a flat kit. The box was built out of a kit done on plastic by a guy here in Spain. To make the "holes" for the vent grill and the PVC cilinders, I used some thin plastic, made a few cuts on the corners to allow bending, and then nailed it to the box with very thin nails. And then applied a lot of bondo to it to hide the cuts.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HIC_JMHE_BUILDING_HOLES.png 
Views:	62 
Size:	1.02 MB 
ID:	77117
  7. Warpcell's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    144
    May 21, 2014, 7:05 AM - Re: HIC WIP #7

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Warpcell's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    144
    May 21, 2014, 7:07 AM - Re: HIC WIP #8

    How did you decide to secure the rubber panel to the box?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Member Since
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    20
    May 21, 2014, 7:57 AM - Re: HIC WIP #9

    Great work!! And there are a few new ideas how to do it. Thank you.
  10. juanmatroop's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    61
    May 21, 2014, 2:07 PM - Re: HIC WIP #10

    I glued the rubber front to the box with glue, but I did put a few nuts and bolts through the rubber to secure it to the backpanel on top of the box. Actually I did use a few bolts around the head, the body, the legs, and then down around the feet, and I did put some on the corners, too, just to make sure the rubber would not come over when the HIC is on upright position. I hided the nuts heads with bondo. The hot glue that I used to fill the gaps between the frame and the rubbers helps to keep it on place, too.
    Last edited by juanmatroop; May 21, 2014 at 4:29 PM.
  11. Warpcell's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    144
    May 21, 2014, 2:43 PM - Re: HIC WIP #11

    Thanks for that info!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Z020252's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    37
    Jun 17, 2014, 4:52 PM - Re: HIC WIP #12

    That's pretty cool.

    How deep are the "holes" on top and bottom?
  13. juanmatroop's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    61
    Jul 13, 2014, 5:15 PM - Re: HIC WIP #13

    The holes are about 5.5 cm deep.
  14. kraaam's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    31
    Jul 15, 2014, 3:46 AM - Re: HIC WIP #14

    Nice work. I'll have to make sure that I post some pics of mine once I start.
  15. Member Since
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    14
    Jul 15, 2014, 4:00 AM - Re: HIC WIP #15

    Hey juanmatroop..awesome looking HIC mate!

    Ive made my box out of MDF but what did you use to seal the box before priming etc so the paint doesn't get absorbed by the wood especially on the ends?
  16. Jul 15, 2014, 9:32 PM - Re: HIC WIP #16

    Fantastic Job !!! Waiting more progress

    Genial,me encanta!!!

    Saludos
    Juanma
  17. juanmatroop's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    61
    Aug 9, 2014, 2:25 AM - Re: HIC WIP #17

    My box was made of plastic, I used plastic primer before painting.
  18. juanmatroop's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    61
    Aug 9, 2014, 2:38 AM - Re: HIC WIP #18

    Some pictures of my panels with electronics:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HIC_PANEL8_JMHE.jpg 
Views:	37 
Size:	121.5 KB 
ID:	79692Click image for larger version. 

Name:	HIC_PANEL7_JMHE.jpg 
Views:	35 
Size:	122.5 KB 
ID:	79693
  19. Warpcell's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    144
    2 Weeks Ago - Oct 10, 2014, 9:50 AM - Re: HIC WIP #19

    Did you use sheet aluminum for the backs of the panels? I tried aluminum flashing but it's too thin.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Similar Threads

  1. FETT PRIDE cc WIP ; )
    By dynamic1 in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 94
    Last Post: Aug 27, 2012, 11:46 AM
  2. Replies: 51
    Last Post: Dec 11, 2010, 11:37 AM
  3. My WIP Boba Fett helmet. Pepakura style
    By JangoJordan in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Aug 13, 2010, 9:48 PM
  4. Mando Dreamcast? !WIP! LOTS OF PICS!!!
    By DarthTB in forum Prop Building Workshop
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Feb 9, 2009, 11:25 PM
  5. Finished RotJ Boba with WIP for New Fett's Guide to assembly.
    By Alcfalath in forum Site Support & News
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Jun 24, 2008, 10:20 PM