Another HIC, This One a Little Different

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by bigkidbiggertoys, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. bigkidbiggertoys

    bigkidbiggertoys New Member

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    I've been working on & off on this for the last couple of months & wanted something a little different than a static prop. I incorporated my center chanel speaker & A/V components to mimic the Volvo dash & greeblies. Looks pretty cool lit up in the dark with a movie playing!

    The cast is a Kingjawa & I custom made the enclosure from cabinet grade birch ply for strength & rigidity. The ply is lighter than MDF but requires more work for a smooth finish. The cabinet is open on the bottom & back so there is plenty of air movement so the components won't get damaged from overheating. The center column that suspends the carbonite block also houses a Velodyne subwoofer.

    Now I just have to get to work finishing the rest of the room!
  2. Rebelscum

    Rebelscum Sr Member

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    Looks great. Nice room integration component.
  3. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very clever idea. I've been thinking how I could get some actual use out of my HIC. ;)
  4. bigkidbiggertoys

    bigkidbiggertoys New Member

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    Here is a pic of what it looks like walking in the room. The center column that supports the carbonite block is carpeted in black & hides in the shadows nicely, giving the illusion the block is floating. I still need to add some sound treatment to the room so I may try to incorporate some design elements from the carbon chamber. I wasn't really going to do a theme room but it looks like it is heading that way.

    Sorry for the crappy cel phone pics, I'll try to get some better ones up.
  5. darthwhitey

    darthwhitey Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very clever use of your HIC.

    What can't the HIC do?! :lol

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