Ali Abbas, February 3, 2016 in Scratch Build
next things were outer touch up details like these shields to conceal the back wings
i decided that seeing as i will certainly not plot and stick the names on this one, that they have to be cut out and back lighted.
RAGNAR`S and REVENGE both have 7 letters so i was able to do this by having each word carved out of the side inner walls.
i picked a font that looks like the overall design would appreciate.
these holes are for the sideenermax fans.
then it was finally breakdown time. time to get some stain an color into the equation
i did however have a few more little details which i forgot to post, here they are.
studs foe the metal fittings and iron works which is still visible as wood.
this is the reset botton, hidden and can be pressed with the extras mast which is clasped on to the main deck. the viking longboats always had an extra mast for emergencies.
so, the next post will be the build up, then the finals with video.
Some serious wood skills.
Ali prima wie immer, nice to see you again in competition, good luck mate
thanks guys, am glad it appeals.
so, of course the next logical steps, but boring for the documentation as usual were sanding staining sanding staining.
then the :) hit the fan,,,,,,,,,,damn...... broke ragnar in two...
the good thing was that it of course snapped in one of the grooves so i could smart repair it, while using the the CM psu as a weight while it dried.
the whole build was stained brown and airbrushed dark with black in all the grooves to give it a more oldish look. by the way i used printer ink as stain in my airbrush.
these fan covers are made of mesh with which we usually hold back leaves and dirt in drain pipes, they look like iron casted.
i then stuck the iron cast fittings parts on. and again used all i could find as weights for it.
this build only has white leds, the fans too only have white, didnt want any colors which the vikings didnt have.
the leds for power and hdd are hidden behind these perfum bottle bottoms, which when lighting look like ancient glass.
the leds look blueish in the pics, but are actually white.
a special thanks to my infant sponsors, my niece and nephew for this unused nappy. itll make a great sail because the structure is visible. the sail will be on the swing arm and can be adjusted to see or not to see the mainboard and processor.
i spanned and stuck in onto the wooden frame i made
now we can already see the seems which should look tighter like in real sails.
i dirtied it up a bit with the airbrush.
then i made a viking logo for spraying on, a D and an M for their initials.
side fans and speakers.
the stainless steel plate is behind the RAGNARS REVENGE logo inside to reflect the light back out.
the door mech and electro.
fitting and sticking all the details on. all the iron looks are made by mixing up water based and solvent based paints. they dry in differnet intervals and hence mix funny. making it look like metal, if you take the right colors. a very uneven stressed look.
still fitting everything in. am now here doing the inside wiring and hardware placing.
i stuck a piece of white ply into the shells of the bottle bottoms and stuck the leds a little bit further back. hence when you look at them from the front, they look as if they are 3d.
wired up the monitor
laid out the dvd blueray wires for the external leds and switch
next post will be the final pics and explanation video....
Hi guys, well what should I say, the CM powered RAGNAR`S REVENGE scratch build was then complete.
the only thing i did after that was install some northman music for demos and also blackened the interfaces and conection ports at the back.
It was one of my most exciting builds so far because it proves that modern technology can live in harmony with middle aged viking technology.
yes ladies and gentlemen, this is what computers looked like a 1000 years ago.
just for the record, RAGNARS`S REVENGE went to the annual German Casemod Championship last August 2015 at the Gamescom in Cologne. Veni, Vidi, Vici.
It won all 3 possible German Champion titles, best, scratch build, best electro mechanics
as well as the public vote as the Gamescoms most spectacular casemod. WOW!!!
I hope you like it too :-)
here are the final pics.
rmember the blue connection ports at the back are now black...
at the end are a few videos explaining it.
and seeing as the forum doesnt support so many picture posts in one go, here is another batch.
dont forget that these purple and blue parts are now black, the chrome too..
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