HIC BUILD THREAD - LAST BUILD DAY May 27th!

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  1. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    IF ANY OF YOU ARE JOINING THIS THREAD FOR THE FIRST TIME:

    This was originally a thread seeing who wanted to come over to my place and help build but I'm converting it to a build thread for my HIC. There will still be build days which I'll post in the title but otherwise enjoy the read!




    Our friend Skyler101 is visiting from the Wonderful land of OZ!

    http://www.therpf.com/f12/anyone-here-toronto-canada-140304/

    So on Sunday, March 18th 2012 I'm inviting anyone who would like to join us to come over and work on a Han in Carbonite display with us!

    I currently have the Stormrider Han pieces like this set:

    http://www.therpf.com/f13/han-carbonite-rubber-casting-138685/

    As well as 8 resin castings of the Volvo panels.

    The goal of the day is to see how far we can get building the box and perhaps working on the panels! If we can get far enough I might even be able to bring a FINISHED HIC to the Toronto Prop Party! :D

    I figure a 9am start (although feel free to drop by whenever you can) and I'll be providing the supplies as well as pizza & beer.

    So, who's up for some prop building? PM me for my address.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2012
  2. zenix

    zenix Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    I got box kits... do you need?
     
  3. Michael Bergeron

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    Can you get one to Ontario by the weekend for cheap? ;)
     
  4. neilo1

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    Oh crap, I'd love to come, but I wll be away for March break.:cry
     
  5. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    Well boo to you then! :lol

    That's alright, starting to look like two guys in a garage building a HIC. I'm cool with that.
     
  6. Kevin Gossett

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    If I didn't live in Texas... and my son wasn't about to be born... I would totally be there :lol

    Sounds like a good time though, have fun!
     
  7. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    Anyone in the area have a good flush trimming bit for a router?
     
  8. Skyler101

    Skyler101 Sr Member

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    I'd bring my router, but its in Oz, and runs at 220...

    But I am definitely looking forward to it! :) Hell yeah! :)

    - Skyler101
     
  9. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    :lol

    I've got a router, but the only bits I have are the dirt cheap Canadian Tire ones that don't cut well AT ALL.

    Time to buy a nice flush trimming bit I guess! There's the potential of one other person joining us, I've got to get some plans together now! I've had the online plans on my PC for a while, gotta dissect them.
     
  10. Skyler101

    Skyler101 Sr Member

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    One more day till the weekend... Cant wait to meet the locals.... :)

    -Skyler101
     
  11. Skyler101

    Skyler101 Sr Member

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    Allright!

    Big shout out to Orange Blend, who was kind enough to let me play in his backyard, and help with the construction of his HIC!

    I had a blast, and those who missed out, missed out BIG TIME!

    We got the HIC box 3/4 done, and it should be done with another afternoons work! I want my own, but I don't think I will be able to take it aboard a plane back to Oz as HAND LUGGAGE! :) :)

    THanks OB.. Looking forward to doing it again soon!

    - Skyler101
     
  12. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    Kinda what it's all about right here ;)

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    Thanks for helping me out! It was nice to meet both you and your friend Dave. Always neat to meet other folks on this forum, especially when they help you build props!

    Looking forward to building more stuff with you in the future and bringing this bad boy to the Toronto prop party in June!
     
  13. Kevin Gossett

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    That space looks entirely too clean... :lol

    Looking good!
     
  14. Michael Bergeron

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    :lol

    That's the clean 1/4 of the garage and trust me, it took a day and a half of cleaning to get it that way!
     
  15. Dart

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    That's a good bit of work. Great day to do it, too.
     
  16. Skyler101

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    Now THATS a pic worth a thousand words...

    Got to dig up my pics and post em tonight! :)

    -Skyler101
     
  17. Michael Bergeron

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    Look forward to seeing them! Tell Dave it's safe to post his here as well. I'm sure his wife doesn't check the RPF. :lol
     
  18. Dave Porter

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    Looking good OB!

    Did you get the right height? (we were talking about that at the XMas party)

    And as an aside, did you know Harrison Ford is 4ft tall?

    In Raiders, when Indy goes to the old man to read the inscriptions, he says 6 kadams (Sulla said that is 72"), and take away one kadam, so that makes it 60" or 5ft.

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    And there it is taller than Indy, so there you go. Harrison Ford is 4ft tall.:lol:lol
     
  19. Michael Bergeron

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    Midget in Carbonite! :lol

    Nope, I'm going based on Han Solo's height. Not Indy's. ;)
     
  20. Caveneau

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    Yeah, I gotta come out to the next one.

    Think you'll have another one before the prop party?
     
  21. Michael Bergeron

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    I have no doubt that there will be. :)
     
  22. Skyler101

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    Oh yeah.... Orange Bland and I have to get Han in Carbonite ASAP...

    ... And we tossed around a few other ideas as well! :)

    -Skyler101
     
  23. Michael Bergeron

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    Absolutely! Don't forget to post a few of your shots here. ;)
     
  24. Skyler101

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    And here are some pics, as promised!

    Here we are at the start of the day.... Han on some concrete! he needs a home!

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    First stop... Some plywood backing for Han to sit on. I'm looking forward to pouring resin on the wood to texture the frozen "carbonate" look! :)

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    After all that hard work, we took a break, and headed down to Orange Blend's prop room. Look at all the shiny things! :) Had to do my cool "well, I'm not Indy, but I have the idol" pose!

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    Then, I saw a thing of wonder... And I had to hold it close! Think I can work at Stark Industries and have a play?

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    Why work, just play! All I need are some Repulsors, and I'm in business!
    (Serious note, I really want one of these! If anyone ways to part with theirs, please let me know!)

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    Am I a happy boy.... You tell me!

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    We wanted to check the sizing on the box, and needed a stand in! OB jumped at the chance. I was trying to get compensation from the Empire. He came out damaged! :)

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    After playing around, we headed back out to do some of the hard work!
    Skyler likes to concentrate when he's using a jigsaw!

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    Here's OB having some fun with his new Router... Once we made the templates, it was smooth work!

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    I asked OB if he was happy with the work we did today? This was his answer!


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    Great day... Its going to be fun to finish this project off!

    -Skyler101
     
  25. Finhead

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    You guys look like you had a blast and got lots done. :cool
    I recognize that lid :lol, looks like it fits ya well. ;)
     
  26. Skyler101

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    Finhead.... Please PM me.... :)

    It fit me like it was made for me! Too bad I wasn't darker!!

    A true work of art.... :)

    -Skyler101
     
  27. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    Lol. I'm already thinking of when we can do this again.

    Weekend of the 24th is a no-go for me but I think most Sundays are open aside from that...

    It's funny, building props WITH someone else really makes it a lot more fun!
     
  28. Skyler101

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    Totally agree...

    For me, the clock is ticking, so we should definitely co-ordinate and get the next session worked out!

    And its a lot of fun. The movie quotes add a lot to it! :)

    -Skyler101
     
  29. Michael Bergeron

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    Re: HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 11

    Hell, I'm free this Sunday I think. Supposed to be 18 degrees & sunny.
     
  30. Skyler101

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    My thinking exactly... :) I was planing to do a run across the boarder, but maybe I can bump it to the weekend after.... :)

    Let me get back to you tomorrow...

    -Skyler101
     
  31. Michael Bergeron

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    Cool. It would be awesome if you could move your trip 'cause I'll be gone the following weekend as well. :)
     
  32. Skyler101

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    What.... No..... wait... Um...

    Just leave me the keys to the garage, your HIC will be done before you get back! :)

    BTW : We are on for this weekend! And I have something else we can start while things are drying. Thinking about getting that 9am start! :)

    -Skyler101

    P.S. Should we change the title of the thread? LOL
     
  33. Michael Bergeron

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    Once I confirm with my wife I will. ;)

    99% sure though.
     
  34. Michael Bergeron

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    It's official! This Sunday, March 18th. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE! :D

    If anyone needs it PM me for my addy.
     
  35. Skyler101

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    :love

    BE squared... Find your tee square,a nd check everyone when they come threw the door!

    Looking forward to this. WHat are we going to do the next week after this one?

    Also, is there a Home Depo nearby? May need to get some dowel for a new project! :)

    -Skyler101
     
  36. Michael Bergeron

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    Re: ANOTHER HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 18

    Home Depot is about 5 mins from me on Guelph Line by the QEW. :) There's another one by Burloak just off the highway.

    Good selection of dowels. :thumbsup

    Lee Valley Tools is also in the plaza on Guelph Line. They're closed on Sundays but some time you'll have to check them out. AWESOME store.
     
  37. jclayman99

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    Re: ANOTHER HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 18

    what a great time. I am building one too. Have a long way to go.
     
  38. Skyler101

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    Re: ANOTHER HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 18

    What???

    Looks like OB and I are the only ones going to turn up???
    You local Canadian guys are missing out...

    -Skyler101
     
  39. Michael Bergeron

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    Re: ANOTHER HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 18

    Neil might be back from vacation then. I'll send him a PM. :)
     
  40. Skyler101

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    Whatever happens.. Happens... :)
    I think we can do a lot of damage together! LOL

    -Skyler101
     
  41. Caveneau

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    Re: ANOTHER HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 18

    What time were you thinking?
     
  42. Michael Bergeron

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    Re: ANOTHER HIC Building Party! Burlington, Ontario - March 18

    I think Gil might be here around 9ish, but any time Sunday is fine. :) We'll be headed to Hope Depot at some point but aside from that we'll be in the garage all day.
     
  43. Skyler101

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    I'll be there :) looking forward to it :) Woo Hoo! :)

    -Skyler101
     
  44. Michael Bergeron

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    So I had another productive day on poor Han. :)

    Sadly, early in the morning I got a call from Gil, his foot was so swollen he couldn't stand! Needless to say it got lonely in that garage but here's hoping he has a speedy recovery. :thumbsup

    So here's a little build entry for today:


    The last pic from day one I had everything sitting together but not fastened, so it looked like we finished much more than we actually did. First thing I had to do today was finish routing the side panels. I used the side we had already finished as my template. The first side was created by making a single template with the jigsaw and using it four times. This was that original master:

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    Next I cut some struts to support the top plate and then drilled holes for the dowel joinery on the ends. Most builds I've seen just use screws to fasten the box together but I like dowels because they're clean, strong, easy, and don't require filling in the finishing stage.

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    The overall plan has the top plate sitting INSIDE the surrounding box so that I can add the trim flush with the rest of the box later. This pic shows what I mean:

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    Next was glue for the joints and some clamps! You can never have too many clamps...

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    Next I had to place the struts to make sure they fit and then screw them in with L brackets. These will hold the top plate in place recessed in the box. Then I stood her up to make sure she stands level. She does!

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    Then I cut the trim pieces and positioned everything on top for a dry fit. Perfect! The top panel here isn't attached, nor are the trim or Han.

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    After that I fastened the top plate to the struts. I think I'll add a vertical strut as well for added strength but it stands really nice without it. I then laid everything down nicely and he's sitting almost perfect in my garage. UNFORTUNATELY my wife thought it would be a good idea to steal my camera to take pics of the kids feeding ducks. Not only that but she brought it back with a dead battery :rolleyes

    So...

    Here's a pic of my kids with a duck. :lol

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    That's all for today folks! I'm out of town next weekend but I'm hoping to work on this again soon. :)
     
  45. Kevin Gossett

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    Looking great!
     
  46. Skyler101

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    Fantastic work....
    After spending the day flat on my back, and icing my foot, these pics were a real lift! :)

    Just makes it harder to stay away...

    Looking forward to the next build day. You have no idea how much it hurt me to make the call. Was looking forward to getting back to your garage all week! But it just means the net time i get there will be all the more sweeter! :)

    Great work... :)

    -Skyler101
     
  47. Michael Bergeron

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    I've coverted this to a build thread now. Next tentative build day is Sunday, April 1st. Gotta check my schedule though. :)
     
  48. Skyler101

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    Well, I'll be there.
    Shame it is a few weeks away <sigh>

    -Skyler101
     
  49. Michael Bergeron

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    Time for you to recover! :lol

    Weekend with my wife away from the kids next week... Good times! :love
     
  50. Skyler101

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    I'll be back on my feet at no time. Was thinking once the HIC is up, you can store me in it between build days!

    Weekend away huh... Whats that you told me? "Everyone comes to Canada for..." :lol:facepalm:lol

    -Skyler101
     

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