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Project Arclight

- - - - - Actylic Servos Azza Ratx Dual loop fully enclosed

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#21
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Wow! Finished piece is a work if art
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i am very happy to say it is even better in person. sadly it wil not be staying clear, only the middle will, the rest is goign black and the top of the triangle centre is getting an aluminium milled cover, then backlight blue. i am hoping that the effect of the blue shining through the inside walls of the centre will have a great look in contrast to the black and aluminium (all metal in this build is staying smooth sanded RAW matt finish)



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That looks increadible mate, seriously envious of your CAD and CNC skills, I gotta get me one of those mills :)



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That looks increadible mate, seriously envious of your CAD and CNC skills, I gotta get me one of those mills :)

Up untill recently i was very much in the "CnC is not modding" camp, believing that you just throw out a design and press GO, wow was i wrong lol, they are temperamental little buggers, and interestingly a modding project in there own right



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now thats impressive milling.would ove to try something like that.It looks so much fun.

Great work,keep it up ;)

 

Andy



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just a quick message to my followers

 

I have been rather ill this week and completely unable to even look at a power tool let alone operate it safely, i am now recovering and will be back to my insane self in a few short days



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Not good mate, but good news you are on the mend, get well soon :)



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I hope your feeling better soon, i have enjoyed reading your thread :)



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on the mend is good for the followers.

Chin up buddy ;)

 

Andy 



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BEHOLD AN UPDATE.... yes, yes, I know, took my sweet time. HEY!! you try modding and having 6 kids
 
 
So where were we, Time for the Arclight front lower bezel, the AZZA9000 has a split front bezel due to the front mounted PSU, After several weeks of anguish I finally found an intake design that fits the theme, twin Horizontal slots it is!!!
 
TO THE CAD SOFTWAREEEEEEEE!!!!
 
 
Not the most complicated design by a long way, but the look im going for is very stark
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Once the dimentions are worked out for the raw material its on to cutting out some 1.3mm alu sheet, time for the new toy
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AND YES I DO HUM THE JAWS THEME WHEN CUTTING
 
 
I had been debating for a while on buying these but for under £20 worth a shot
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I am actually quite impressed how easy they are to cut wit and how accurate you can cut... as an added bonus the bi-product seems to be "traditional" jewelry.....
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IT has been a while since i fired up the mill so after a lot of maintenance (read playing with WD40)we were back in action
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..... And yes, i do love taking pics of the mill running
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All done, the opposite side has been shelled out at the ends a little to make bending easier for fitting
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Bring on the rough sanding and surface finishing
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Damn did i really let it get this dusty
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10mins of rotary tool and some cussing at a piece of plastic in the eye (keep those glasses on kids!!!!)
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15mins of hammering, inc getting told off my my wife for using the metal legs of the kitchen units as a former to hammer on......
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Shaping was a lot easier then i expected (i have no metal forming tools bar a very large rubber mallet), mostly thanks to the shelling i did to the ends on the mill
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one final test fit
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Heres a little context as to where on the front this piece goes.... yeah its massive
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LATER.........
 
Once again Tauntauns are roaming Hell and ye another day has been spent modding, just a short update this time (someone who shall not be named forgot to take pictures)
 
 
picture several hours of cutting and filing......... Did you enjoy that?..... GOOD!!
 
And suddenly the insanity and clashing panel scheme makes sence
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(IT AINT MODDING UNLESS YOU HAVE BARE FEET IN SHOT)
 
test illumination on the Arclight intake, whilst it was milled as all one piece i masked out the center and sprayed the rest matt black. The effect is a little too bright with the Vegas fan, i may spray the blades black and just use the ambient light from the ring of LEDs to illuminate the center
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What do you think? leave as is or get rid of the reflection from the fan blades?
 
Stay tuned for more Arclight coming soon (I PROMISE) and a new side long project on commission to be called 'SMITE'. Watch this space


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6 kids !!! wow didnt you do well , and there,s me thinking Rob did well with 3   :)



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6 kids !!! wow didnt you do well , and there,s me thinking Rob did well with 3   :)

We didn't have a TV in the bedroom.... what else is a couple supposed to do lol



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How cool is that build!! (get it? :P)



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Holy crap dude! This build is freaking awesome! NEEDS MOAR!!! :)


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I decided that i don't like the watercooling loop I initialy built in, A small windfall on the back of my commissioned build i am designing will allow me to upgrade my mill for some decidedly insane designs.... a to do list woudl be a good idea too, as i have complete lost my place int e build after 7 months off






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