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My Han In Carbonite Project

  1. #26
    Jango's kid's Avatar
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    Re: My Han In Carbonite Project

    Man that is cool!!!!!!! I have wanted to dig in and do one of these for about the last 5 years now, but i just can't seem to tear myself away from Fett upgrades!! LOL Keep postin pics please!!!!!!!!!!! Someday, I'll eventually do one, and it is great to have guides to follow!!!! Thanx for sharing!!!
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  2. #27

    Re: My Han In Carbonite Project

    Great project I wish i had more room to stuff a HIC in there too
    Keep it up

  3. #28

    Re: My Han In Carbonite Project

    Wow, that is looking awesome! I haven't seen someone put this together before, so I'l be watching with great interest. Keep up the good work!

  4. #29
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    Re: My Han In Carbonite Project

    This is wonderful! I can't wait to see more pictures!

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    I eagerly await more progress pics! Nice job

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    Re: My Han In Carbonite Project

    that looks great. Are you still making these for forum members?

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    Re: My Han In Carbonite Project

    Well, I had taken a step back from the project because I needed some tools and also after checking the setup, I wasn't happy with how high the desk was going to sit once I would add the glass on top of Han.

    So it was back to the drawing board (inside my head that is) determining how to accommodate the person's legs while sitting at the desk without raising the desk, hence the height of the glass top.

    Simple task at first, but then you must realize that means actually cutting away part of the frame and the sideboard, making the entire structure less stable.

    So I began working in my head how I would take away the least amount of wood to allow clearance for the person, yet still maintain some rigidity. During this past month and a half, I've also been working on my Vader ROTS suit, which allowed me a needed break from Han.

    I came back this past week invigorated wanting to continue. I decided on the measurements of my cut, and at the same time came up with a great plan where I'm going to be putting the motherboard, hard drives, cooling fans, and whatnot for the computer once the desk is done and ready to have the hardware mounted into it.

    Opposite of the opening where the person will have their legs, I will put a bottom on the desk and inside those two areas the internals of the computer will be housed, with illuminated green and red cooling fans being grafted into the HIC Side Panels.

    In the pics, you can also see I started working on the first drawer for the desk. I think it came out pretty well. Keep in mind, this is all coming from my head at this point. I only did the basic sketches for the initial frame. Now it's a matter of working it out in my head, ensuring it's what I want.

    Anyways, without further ado:




  8. #33
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    Re: My Han In Carbonite Project

    How ingenious is that.

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    Re: My Han In Carbonite Project

    Thanks Jedi Paramedic. The pictures don't show it from the angle, but I actually reinforced around the cut out area where the person's legs will go. Now the thing is just as solid as when I had it as one complete piece.

    I figured it's better to add on the side of caution for stability purposes.

    That, or have your project come crashing down, including eventually my expensive LCD monitor that will be sitting on top. LOL...

    I'm hoping to make more progress on the left-hand drawer this week. Now that I have the first done, the second should be easier.

    I have some ideas on how I may want to do the indentations/recessed areas at the head/foot of the cabinet. I was thinking of cutting the holes, and modifying some tupperwear. Bondo the tupperware into the holes, and wallah, recessed area into the cabinet. LOL...

    After this is all done, it will FINALLY be time to start bondoing the whole thing and fixing up the little problem areas here and there.

    I'm also looking at a possible alternative for Han. There's a gentleman making a copy of the entire front, however it would GREATLY put me over my target of not exceeding $300 of materials for the project.

    Ah well, choices...choices..

  10. #35
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    Re: My Han In Carbonite Project

    Well, since it was my last day before the next semester started, I wanted to take a bit of time to finish off the other drawer and still spend time with my three kids.

    So, here's the pics of what I was able to get done:





    Still not sure if I want to mess with modifying the upper body, having to shape the hands, pour the glue to set the clothes and wrinkles, etc. etc. So I may just bite the bullet and go with the HIC front panel that the gentleman is making for $550:



    Last picture, you can see straight through to where I will be placing the computer hardware:

  11. #36

    Re: My Han In Carbonite Project

    Thanks for documenting your process, I'm new to the carbonite building ranks and am getting to the really fun part of my project. I used the hands/torso/face like you did as the general framework. I will post some pictures in a thread when my account has full access abiltiy. It's coming along prety well so far.

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