SHOWOFF: Building my HIC (work in progress)

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    SHOWOFF: Building my HIC (work in progress)

    Hi,
    After one year of intense research I have startet the work on my HIC.
    Please feel free to comment my work!


    I have use a heatgun to bend the fiberglas HIC-front


    Ive glued the frontpanel with Epoxy


    raw sanding needed
    Last edited by Fekali; Aug 1, 2012 at 2:11 AM.

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    Re: SHOWOFF: Building my HIC (work in progress)

    Nice work Fekali! That box you made is really nice. I like the flanged side panel recesses. Those are always a pain to do.

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    Re: SHOWOFF: Building my HIC (work in progress)

    The box is not my work. It was build by a good friend.
    Before i can post his name I will ask him if i can share his identity.
    Im very happy with this box it is realy awesome.
    Last edited by Fekali; Jul 31, 2012 at 11:50 AM.

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    Re: SHOWOFF: Building my HIC (work in progress)

    It looks great.

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    Re: SHOWOFF: Building my HIC (work in progress)

    Very nice! About how much did the HIC cast cost you? (not to be indiscrete or anything Your friend did an amazing job on the box, I look forward to see the finished product!

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    Re: SHOWOFF: Building my HIC (work in progress)

    Hi,
    you have a PM.
    For all the others, this is a Frontpanel made by Vos from RPF. This is fantastic and sharp in details.
    This Panel is made of fiberglass and looks great.
    Last edited by Fekali; Nov 4, 2012 at 12:18 PM.

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    Re: SHOWOFF: Building my HIC (work in progress)

    All Looks great. That's one nice box can't wait to see the finished product.

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    Re: SHOWOFF: Building my HIC (work in progress)

    Here are some preview pictures of the Side Panels. These Panels are all "beta" especially
    the hero panel. All panels are resincasts i must sell the original Volvos .
    I think i change the Hero Displays to the original NOS kit.

    (there are a little bit of dust lying on the panels)


    second hero panel, vintage leds are working



    Kurtyboys metal u clips are great



    Hero panel with old modeljag kit, the two philips screws are still missing
    Last edited by Fekali; Aug 2, 2012 at 3:01 PM.

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    Re: SHOWOFF: Building my HIC (work in progress)

    Thanks for the nice words and to all who have made this project possible.
    Specifically Vos, darthchromer, Kurtyboy, HIC-Builders-Club and Loanstar Germany.

    thx and be patient for some updates.....

    Edit: The Guy who made the Box is Loanstar Germany!
    Last edited by Fekali; Oct 22, 2012 at 3:38 AM.

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    Re: SHOWOFF: Building my HIC (work in progress)

    Very nice! I absolutely need to get an HIC soon, to go next to Boba.

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    Re: SHOWOFF: Building my HIC (work in progress)

    Cant wait to get to work on one in the semi near future...looks so great man...keep it up....MOAR PICS!

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    Re: SHOWOFF: Building my HIC (work in progress)

    Im very busy at the moment....but work is in progress.
    I will add new pictures soon as possible.
    Which angles do you wish as picture or do you need some other pictures of the panels?

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    Re: SHOWOFF: Building my HIC (work in progress)

    Yesterday i have found some time to work on my HIC. I have rounded the edges and cleaned the frame from bubbleholes.
    Then i have found a hole in the right hand and filled this. The line in the middle of the cast is epoxy the first filler is out crumbled.
    That hit me back in time. But **** happens ! In Dezember the HIC becomes his paintjob and we all can celebrate x-mas.








    Next update coming soon.
    Last edited by Fekali; Nov 18, 2012 at 2:31 PM.

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    Re: SHOWOFF: Building my HIC (work in progress)

    Aw man, this stuff is so awesome! I came on here just to see what it would take to have Han in Carbonite as the front door to my kegerator (I homebrew beer). Looks like it would be too much $$ for me being married and kid in college, but I would LOVE to do a project like this if I could afford it. Like I need another hobby!!

    Would I be right in estimating about $500 for the pieces and materials to build one of these? Give or take?

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    Re: SHOWOFF: Building my HIC (work in progress)

    hhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmm bbbbeeeeeerrrrr.......

    Building a Han in Carbonite is so difficult. If you want a awesome prop like see in the movies, it would cost much more as 500 bugs.
    You must ask yourself what you want. Do you want the Masterpiece of movie props or a piece thats ok to display in your brewery.
    For a movie accurate HIC "Han in Carbonite" you need a lot of money, time and research. But its not impossible. For my HIC i have read all i could find for a year or so. And in this time buy me the stuff i need to build this what you see in the pictures. But it is also faster......
    I will not scare you, it is an awesome prop and I love it.
    If you have any question feel free to ask.

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    Re: SHOWOFF: Building my HIC (work in progress)

    i like what i see so far

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