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    My 3rd (and likely final) Life-size 1:1 Han Solo in Carbonite

    More progress today.........bondo, sand, prime, repeat. I've done more sanding on this project than any other, but I'm real pleased with the transitions between the cabinet and bottom and top boxes. Other than some tiny imperfections, it looks great. Once I was happy with that, two more...
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    My 3rd (and likely final) Life-size 1:1 Han Solo in Carbonite

    I’m going to eventually turn this into a table, that’s when you’ll see those bottom / top details pay off. But for now when this is done, I’m going to mount a mirror to the base I’m going to build. I have an idea that I think will work pretty nicely.
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    My 3rd (and likely final) Life-size 1:1 Han Solo in Carbonite

    Thank you! A little more progress today, getting closer to paint. I made some quick panels for the back to enclose the inner mechanics boards I made. The top one isn't screwed in yet, will do that after painting the inside. I managed to get the bottom one painted and did a test fit of the...
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    My 3rd (and likely final) Life-size 1:1 Han Solo in Carbonite

    I decided to deviate slightly from the original glue technique I started over a decade ago. I decided to try a mixture of plaster and glue, thinned with a little water. Before I applied this layer, I put down a thin layer of glue as a base. After a light sand of the first layer I applied the...
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    My 3rd (and likely final) Life-size 1:1 Han Solo in Carbonite

    First layer of glue / plaster mix is down. Will knock this down a bit and add layer two shortly.
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    My 3rd (and likely final) Life-size 1:1 Han Solo in Carbonite

    Slowly making progress..........filled the gaps around all the boxes, got them nicely sanded and smoothed, and then mounted the HIC body. I'm going to start on the carbonite here soon and then finish some minor touch-ups while the first layer dries.
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    For Sale SOLD Han In Carbonite End Boxes for Zenix Cabinet

    These are sold, thank you.
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    My 3rd (and likely final) Life-size 1:1 Han Solo in Carbonite

    Today I wanted to finish up a few more details so I can get to mounting Han and the carbonite this week. I bought some insulation couplers (used these on my last HIC), metal end caps, and axle nuts. I bent 4 of the prongs inward and glued an axle nut to the center. Then mounted those s...
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    For Sale SOLD Han In Carbonite End Boxes for Zenix Cabinet

    I have 4 extra boxes that I 3D printed for my Zenix HIC cabinet; two for the top and two for the bottom. I would rate these B- quality as I was still dialing in all the settings. These will require a little sanding / bondo to fit / finish. Free shipping to US, $35. Thanks.......AZ
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    My 3rd (and likely final) Life-size 1:1 Han Solo in Carbonite

    Quick update.........took a plastic "For Sale" sign, this is the thick corrugated type, and cut some strips so I could mount them to the cover. I like that this adds a little extra detail. Did a quick coat of primer before mounting it, then epoxied it into place. I like it. Will do the...
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    My 3rd (and likely final) Life-size 1:1 Han Solo in Carbonite

    I hate when real life gets in the way of my fantasy life.............got busy so not much was done, but I found some time to work on this. I want to get these center boxes done so I can mount Han and start on the carbonite. I trimmed these ice bins so the inside mechanics would be a little...
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    My 3rd (and likely final) Life-size 1:1 Han Solo in Carbonite

    Thanks! Quick update...........worked on the top panel. Almost identical to the bottom panel but I used a different grate for the center piece and decided to backlight it with some red LEDs. And instead of the clear tube on the bottom, I painted a scrap piece of pipe red. I cut out a small...
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    My 3rd (and likely final) Life-size 1:1 Han Solo in Carbonite

    Thanks! Been a little sidetracked with this project, but managed to make some progress. First, I finished printing boxes for the top end. These were just a little smaller than the bottom boxes based on the difference in the width. The center hole is the same size as the bottom so the other ice...
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    My 3rd (and likely final) Life-size 1:1 Han Solo in Carbonite

    Yes sir I did! I'm gonna be placing an order soon for some stuff, just letting my wallet catch its breath................
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    My 3rd (and likely final) Life-size 1:1 Han Solo in Carbonite

    I wanted to try my hand at one final HIC, making this version my ideal version and better than the previous two I attempted. I'm going to take a creative liberty with this one, something I wanted to try for some time, and will share more on that later. I started off with a zenix box, probably...
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