I think that sounds like a good idea the weight on those hardy boards would be pretty heavy being concrete based. Do they make panels wide enough where you could cut the roof sections out? You also need to consider getting the roof up into position, if this is a build it and leave it arrangement you are ok, if you want something that can be broken down and moved then heaving a roof sheathed with concrete and fiber may be a bit taxing.
Some updates for you. I got some work done focusing primarily on the panel edge covers. I was able to get all of them done. I need to fnish up the small hard board covers at the end to close them in. Then its priming and getting them painted. Here are a few pictures of the progress so far and I have included a first for me a short video Enjoy and thanks for looking.
And the short video
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Ive checked his threads and it does appear he built one but there only appears to be a video clip of it in action...no detail shots of it
Jarrod sent me reference pictures for his time rotor, some great pictures I can zip them and send them along to you as well, They are posted in his thread as well. If you wan them just PM me with your email address and I'll send them along
LOL...I wasnt expecting that..Yes ok but only because you asked. This was a little fun film Brian and I did in october before we took the TARDIS down for the winter. Watch for the out-take at the very end :P. This was just for fun. Enjoy
Small update this weekend, I didn't have much time today what with errands and the like but I put together what I had assembled this far for this picture and I started on the hand of omega inspired panel edge covers to go with my Rob Semenoff inspired console panel....I hope you find it inspiring <LOL>
And I have just been inspired by another member, thanks Hand of Omega, digging his sketchup console design I have decided to add some features of his onto my morphing customer console. So Donald this ones for you. This is mock up only in photoshop but it will be getting the real world application. I am also going to be going darker on the panels themselves and keeping the panel covers and rotor collar light to give it a nice contrast and depth.
Well its been a few months since I posted an update but I have been able to work on my console the last few weekends and am feeling good on the progress. I am close to finished on two panels and have started a 3rd panel. I have made some changes on what I wanted for panel 3 and added some detail to panel 2 which is the one with the keyboards. All the lights and switches are dry fit right now until I get the console done and start the wiring phase. Let me know what you guys think.
Hey thanks for that info. I went to Michaels and unfortunatley they don't carry styrene sheet there so I am going to order mine for USplastics.com, or Tapplastics they did have the Compass cutter you refered to and I picked up one of those. Your instructions were clear, since I have the exact same door stop I know what notch you have to cut around. I am looking forward to seeing your project. The LED's is a good question. I don't know on that. what if you recess them a bit in the panel so the light is simply force up and out..would that deflect some of the pinpoint brightness you were referring to?
Hey I bought those exact same door stoppers for my ping pong ball lights..what did you use to cut the ping pong ball? I keep butchering mine. Also what did you use to fix it in place..and Finally..what did you use for the ring around it? Is it styrene? How did you cut it? Awesome work.