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    Merkava74's HIC build

    got it from this guy: jagojon3@gmail.com
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    Merkava74's HIC build

    And finally, the panels were installed, and my HIC wall mounted in my display area using a TV wall mount. Project complete!
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    Merkava74's HIC build

    The box was masked up, as I started to tackle Han and the carbonite area. Gave it a couple of coats of Gloss Black so that the silver later will pop. Next, the silver layer. And then the washing began. I wanted a heavy effect, so I liberally used black acrylic scrubbed it into every...
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    Merkava74's HIC build

    The box has been painted Dark Steel. Beginning to look like a hunk of carbonite!
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    Merkava74's HIC build

    And... all 8 panels are done! Well, I am still missing the green lamp on panel 5. But that's on the way. And I need to seal off the light leaks at the bottom of the hero panels. The LEDs' colours look off here, but it's probably due to my phone. They are correct: Red, White, Yellow, White...
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    Merkava74's HIC build

    Thank you! It was fun to try and trace those differences. Having said that, I know that my build will not be "screen accurate" in that I have taken some liberties in the final look and feel of it. But it's a really enjoyable journey!
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    Merkava74's HIC build

    So after a long break due to real life, I am back on the project. Started to tackle the 6 non-hero panels. As mentioned at the beginning, it is impossible to find a definitive resource of "accurate" panels, since they were swopped around, greeblies falling off and reattached elsewhere, and the...
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    Merkava74's HIC build

    You can find the clips here: https://custom3dstuff.com/collections/carbonite-build-parts-and-kits/products/aluminum-u-clip-heatsink-greeblies-and-screws-for-hic-panels-set-of-20
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    Merkava74's HIC build

    Thanks! Sorry, but I really forgot who I got the black boxes from. It's definitely a seller in here. It's been many years since I bought it.
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    Merkava74's HIC build

    Here’s a video of the dried PVA glue. I’m pretty satisfied with how it turned out.
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    Merkava74's HIC build

    The first “rough” Carbonite layer. The reason I had 3 previous layers of the smooth Carbonite was that I want this layer to dry showing depth of the layers underneath. Will probably do one more rough layer and call it done.
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    Merkava74's HIC build

    The 3rd layer.
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    Merkava74's HIC build

    Next, I poured thin layers of PVA around Han. A total of 8 thin layers were used to achieve the height that I needed. The trick to a good cure is to have thin layers, and have it dry in a cool place with little fluctuations to temperature, and out of direct sunlight. After 2 weeks of thin...
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    Merkava74's HIC build

    Han was from KingJawa and came in 3 pieces. Glued it to the box, and reinforced with screws around the cast. Using 2 part epoxy putty, I sealed the entire edge around Han to the board, covering the screw heads and ensuring a smooth transition to the board.
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    Merkava74's HIC build

    Using the blueprints here, I sent them to a carpenter to fabricate the box. The structure is plywood while the coverings are MDF. I routered the top and bottom to fit the 3 boxes, and then puttied and sanded them down.
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