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My Life-sized Han Solo in Carbonite Project - 2nd Attempt

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    AWESOME...just AWESOME. That is by far the BEST HIC I have ever seen. Amazing job brother...

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    Re: My Life-sized Han Solo in Carbonite Project - 2nd Attempt

    This thing is just amazing. What was your total build price if you dont mind me asking?

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    Dutch said: View Post
    AWESOME...just AWESOME. That is by far the BEST HIC I have ever seen. Amazing job brother...
    Thanks brother, I really appreciate the comments. You should do a search of some of the other builds, they really blow mine away. I am very happy with this, only a few hiccups, but I love the way it turned out. When I start my 3rd, I'll have it down exact!

    jokerfish said: View Post
    This thing is just amazing. What was your total build price if you dont mind me asking?
    Here's a break down as best I can remember:

    HIC Front Panel Pieces - $225.00
    Side Panels - $250.00
    Side Panel Greeblies - $20.00
    Wood, screws, glue, wood filler - $80.00
    Wood Sealer - $7.00
    Side Panel Handles - $9.00
    Primer and Spray Paint - $35.00
    LEDs - $20.00
    LED Switch - $3.00
    Cabinet Top and Bottom Details - $10.00

    So carry the 3, add 2, divide by 6, multiply by the sqaure root of pi...........(mumbling to myself, working, working).............. about $100.00.

    Seriously, about $659.00 in actual materials, give or take a few. I saved a little on wood by picking up some of the scrap pieces they had at Lowe's and Home Depot. Wal-Mart also has Krylon on sale right now, I think it's under $3.00 a can.

    I may just try this one more time down the road.
    Last edited by azheat01; Jul 2, 2010 at 4:56 PM.

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    azheat01 said: View Post
    When I start my 3rd, I'll have it down exact!
    3rd one! Well when you wanna get rid of your 2nd one... let me know!!!!! ;-)

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    Dutch said: View Post
    3rd one! Well when you wanna get rid of your 2nd one... let me know!!!!! ;-)
    yeah, if he passes, then let ME know, lol

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    If you don't mind me asking where did you get the HIC parts?

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    I make the HIC parts, but the mold is down for the count, im working on a new one.

    The project turned out great, congrats!

    Im likely going to do one soon for giggles. as I dont like the box shape of the original, but mines going to be an ultra lite version I doubt ill put the love into it you did though.

    Thanks for documenting it!

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    Thanks, and good luck with that, I thought about making a really light version, out of styrene and very lightweight wood. Be sure to post some pics. Hope you get your mold back up, I'll be in the market again for Han pieces down the road!

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    Re: My Life-sized Han Solo in Carbonite Project - 2nd Attempt

    Colour me, jealous....

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    AWESOME!

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    dsonik1 said: View Post
    Colour me, jealous....
    Second that!!! love it... want it....
    Great work.

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    Re: My Life-sized Han Solo in Carbonite Project - 2nd Attempt

    Maybe I missed it.. but what did you use for electronics?

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    It's my dream to get one of these, I'll be following this thread while trying to convince the GF of having one in our place.

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    TK-9135 said: View Post
    Maybe I missed it.. but what did you use for electronics?
    I just used run of the mill LEDs, wired to a 9V battery. If you are not electronic savvy, I would suggest looking for sets on eBay, there are a few sellers who sell them with the resistors attached.

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    love what you've done.
    Dedication + hard work = Great work.

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    Trying to finish up the details for the panels. Today I added more of the greeblies and made some water slide decals of the alien symbols. I deviated quite a bit from what's screen accurate, I just eyeballed it and went with what I liked.

    I still have a bit of fine tuning to do, a few extra decals and greeblies to add.










  17. #67

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    beautiful! I think that you need 2 of my bases to display your han in carb and your Fett.
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...-Chamber-Bases

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    Re: My Life-sized Han Solo in Carbonite Project - 2nd Attempt

    The new mold is done. Need to add keys, and then the shell in the next couple days and ill be up and running again.

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    Stormrider said: View Post
    The new mold is done. Need to add keys, and then the shell in the next couple days and ill be up and running again.
    Sweet, I'll be in touch. I am going to sell this one, and prepare myself for the next one!

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    Hi, I have said how nice this is over at the rpf but just wanted to say it again over here. Just joined the TDH to see what you guys get up to. Hope to have a Han hanging on my wall soon. Hope you don't mind me asking for help?

    Mark

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    wow bro that is amazing!!!!!

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    great work! i want one!!

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    Just curious what the brand name of the hardener you used is?

    I'm just getting ready to start my HIC build. Your thread has
    been great!

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    Re: My Life-sized Han Solo in Carbonite Project - 2nd Attempt

    Sorry brother, I bought it a long time ago at Home Depot or Lowe's. I had it stored in a separate container for over a year after I dropped the original bottle and it broke. It came in a little red plastic bottle. I have been asked a few times and for the life of me I can't remember the name. Every time I go to HD or Lowe's I check and can't find it. If I remember correctly it was used in garage floor epoxy applications, so if they still carry it it'll be in that section or the glue section. If I ever see it again I'll post. You don't really need it, you can pour the glue (if you are using that method) in smaller layers and it will be fine, if you go thick it just takes longer to dry. I used it in the base only, every other coat was done without it.

    Good luck.

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    dude.... your HIC really is cool, would love one... but it would have to go next to the wifes side of the bed.. she aint happy with that!!! so i have to make do with my HIC head in a cabinet!!

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