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This is my attempt to build a really cool computer case........I am just finishing the Form and only 5 small pieces away from completion. Forgive me, some of the pics are a little blurry. Although most of it was done by using everything but a computer, scimatics were downloaded, resized, and printed using one. I have aproximently 120 hours and about $250 into this. Just so I'm not understood, this is a pain in the butt project. I searched every type of object and only 5-6 came to mind. This one, as large as it needed to be, was quite elegant. It fit my Science Fiction side of me and has many options for how to station parts inside. This too, is a factor, because ifit don't fit, you wasted alot of time. I wouldn't suggest this type of work, unless you are skilled in Woodworking, or have a CNC that's big enough to build it. The Form is the start. Now on to a thin layer of clay, to protect the wood during the next part, welding the aluminum frame. After that, I will level it all out again with clay and build the body out of fiberglass. From that point, I will pu my fine scale modeling skills to work to finish this beast. This is only one of three phases, but I will continue to udate this and post more pictures, as I can, till the project is done.

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    Well, had a slight set back.....without looking to my stincles, I mounted the engines wrong.....Almost 6" back. But its fixed and other pieces are almost ready for shaping. Clay will start laying in about a week.

    That is so awesome. But I do have 1 question. Will it fly?

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    If the frame and body turn out right, I may make one that can......lol

    That is really cool. Kind of big but I guess it would have to be. Will it need more cooling because of the wood? I would think it would hold in heat. Just a question I'm not that knowledgeable about these things. Seriously nice though I'd like one.

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    I get that question all the time.......The wood is a form, for making the case......So where the wood is, thats where the parts will be.....

    Can't wait to see the finished case then. This looks like it'll shape out nicely!

    Thank you. I started the project 9/10/11 and took about 4 months off back in December. I am very close now to getting started on the inner frame.