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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: V.K. case project Reply with quote

This is only a mock-up of the case (info about it are sketchy at best).
Insulation foam was used and latex paint will be applied later.

First half (the bottom of the case in the movie).





To the trained eyes I made a mistake: the big long vertical part is suppose to be on the left hand side when the bottom of the case is sitting on Tyrell's table Embarassed I'm trying to see what kind of medium I can use and I think that MDF would be better than foam...but I'm trying Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Making the companion case is brilliant J, keep those pics coming.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks mate...lots to do on that one; I still don't know what kind of finish I'll put on that (maybe a spray you use to protect metal from rust...we'll see)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, here I am again with the case. I've found a rubberized finish (no it's not Plasti-Dip; it's been discontinued in Canada Confused ) but it smells like asphalt(the GF doesn't like it Smile ).

Still lots of work to be done, but at least the 2 sides are done.







I was also thinking that the case is a sort of portable batterie unit, I mean how is the V.K. powered? I don't see it as a plug-in type of machine.
So when the machine is in the case it's beeing recharged via the batterie unit that we see from the outside also (big long piece accross the width of the case).

I'm going to dress the inside also with all the details that case needs...stay tuned

And one last one.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This project is on again (probs with the plastic paint; the store stopped carrying it for a while Confused ).
The interior has to be finished and the V.K. placed in it for the last "Kodak moments".





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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, part of the V.K. is fitting fine inside the foam; I'll have to shape the other side of the case as to make sure the small monitors are protected as well as the big housing, the baffles and of course the arm at the back.





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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fantastic joberg! very nicely made Smile whats the case made of?
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PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Beast...made out of heavy styrofoam and painted with plastic paint (almost like plasti-dip) Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good joberg.

Are you still planning to make an MDF version?


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Colin I'll probably make one in MDF in the future (I'll have to buy a table saw to cut the small pieces)...I'll probably will sell the V.K. (not sure yet and depending on the interest; maybe an "auction" on Propsummit?)
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There! The last pic of the case: it's finished (with the logo in place)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:35 am    Post subject: RESPONSE TIME . . . Reply with quote

Excuse the delayed emotional response. Smile

Always amazed with what you come up with!

I didn't see any comment regarding this, but with all the work involved, have you considered building a prototype- a form (MDF?) on which to vacuum-form pieces? I assume there might be some company up there or someone on The Summit here who knows of a company that could pull the basic shapes of the two halves at least(?) You'd have to allow for details like material thickness in the build, but perhaps selling a couple might recover some of the cost.

Just a thought. Nicely done Joberg!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the MDF form could work, but a vacu-formed case would be too flimsy. Doing it in fiberglass would be a more viable (and not pliable) option.

This is of course on my radar as far as new projects are concerned (another V.K. in the future)...but now with that 2001 Space Station under construction, I don't see myself starting that project for another 6 months Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the record many of those road cases, including the Platt cases were vacuum formed, albeit with thicker gauge plastics.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:58 pm    Post subject: INTO THE THICK OF IT Reply with quote

Joberg -

I agree with Andy. That was my thought as well. There are varying thicknesses and depending on the design, you could do an interior pull as well.

Of course that's more work up front - and a lot of pre-measuring and planning to allow for the materials and fit, but it could be pretty cool.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would be nice to do it as the Samsonite attaché-caisse...thicker material for sure (don't know what kind of plastic they're using).
We just have a few good shots of the case, but the whole thing (good pics and measurements) is elusive at best. Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

amazing work as always joberg. this is really a beautiful piece and what makes it even better is its not a modified found object - you essentially made this bad-boy from scratch.

whether you run a kit or this one remains an original - its ace!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For information this style of case is generally vac formed from 5/6mm ABS plastic.
The vac form tool would have to be substantial to withstand the pressure and the material isn't cheap at that thickness at around £120.00 sheet.
ABS also has to be pre-dried before use as it soaks up moisture from the atmosphere. If you don't dry it out it before use you run the risk of the sheet being ruined as the moisture boils of leaving the material looking like the surface of the moon - an expensive mistake to make as I know to my cost!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Photek and thanks Pro Mod for the info about the ABS didn't know that info about moisture and that particular plastic.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:52 am    Post subject: GREAT INPUT Reply with quote

Agreed! Great work Joberg. But the added info, as always, is an nice bonus, Pro Mod.

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