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    ROG Enthusiast thorkon +10
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    Project Log: 8-Bit Airship (Final Fantasy)



    Here is the video of the case: http://youtu.be/Cz5muWnFMmg



    Hi, I have been building 8-Bit mods out of wood cubes for the last 4 years and I always start a new one at the beginning of the year. Last year I made Link from Legend of Zelda, here's a pic of that to give you a idea of what my style is:



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    While I will be doing a picture log I am also really big into making a time lapse video from the beginning of the build to the finished project.
    I am moving into building a rather big mod this year, this one will be twice the length of any of my other mods. It is a Airship from Final Fantasy. I will have moving propellers on it, 6 propeller LED fans, and have the motherboard/cpu visible from outside looking in using clear plastic cubes. I haven't got the exact pc components but one of my main goals is to SLI in this case and give this case some good power.

    I have made a mock-up of the image in minecraft (which works perfect as I am using 1 inch cubes and I enjoy playing survival minecraft ). The clouds on the bottom will hold the ship off the ground 2 inches to help give it the feel of flying.

    Here's the minecraft mockup:


    I expect to be done in a month or so...so lets get to it!

    Starting from the bottom of the hull:




    The holes are where the fans will be going




    The finished hull with holes in place. Moved the camera a bit so it came out a bit blurry and I didn't realize


    That is all I have done right now. I will update soon with some more completed pictures.
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    More things completed

    Front end


    Front end with top. This top will be removable so I am able to open the case and get to the parts






    Gonna try to finish the top and start working on the propellors and rigging pulley system for them to spin.

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    wow real nice.
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    Mo' updates:
    Some size reference pics (i'm 6 ft tall)




    Top main hull finished:




    Working on the clouds on the bottom. The clouds hold the ship 2 inches off the ground to give it a flying look. It may be hard to tell they are clouds until they are painted white






    *Not actual propellor, just testing a fan spinning it and how it may look on the hull

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    New pics:

    Finished corner with stairs and mock propellers.






    My propellers being driven by case fan. The dowel rod goes through the cubes and will be loose and will drive the propellers on the top.





    Fan controller that will control the hull fans on the side. The knobs will go in the holes and the barrels will connect to the knobs so by turning the barrels will control the fan speeds

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    Great work so far, I am looking forward to seeing more on this project. Where did you get the blocks from?

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    ROG Enthusiast thorkon +10
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    Thanks! The cubes can be acquired from caseyswood.com. its easy to work with as you only need glue and wood

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    A few days since my last update? Not on my watch!


    Here are the propellers in action. I am using Lepa Casino 1C fans in propeller mode. This is the single fan mode:


    I made some figurines to go with the ship. These are the heroes from Final Fantasy 4. (FF2 in US).





    The acrylic bitting begins!






    Inspecting the acrylic







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    wow Amazing!!!

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    Thanks, I'm having a good time making it

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