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Boddaker - BL3 Cyclone Dual PC


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Greetings Vault Hunters!  Seems Ellie has been working on a new custom Cyclone for ya, and it's sure to kick some Psycho butt! She's cramming not one, but two complete PC systems into it so y'all can play Borderlands3 with your best bud!

Here's a reference pic from the game:

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..and here's a sneak peek of Ellie's new Dual PC:

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The Cyclone Dual PC will be available soon at all Catch-A-Rides throughout Pandora!  But first it has to get built, so let's get started, shall we?

 

I forgot to mention that this project will be a collaboration between myself, Ron Lee Christianson of Blue Horse Studios, and Nestor Pena of Primochill. I'm excited to work together with these amazing and talented modders!

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The hub will be comprised of two 19" mountain bike rims, connected together by a strip of sheet metal..

 

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The steel sheet is cut into 8" strips and holes drilled down both sides to match the spoke holes in the rims..

 

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Then they are fastened together..

 

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That's it for now, more progress and framework coming up!

 

 

 

 

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Ok Vault Hunters! Time for a quick update on this Custom Cyclone Dual PC monstrosity!  Ellie just started working on the frame for it, starting with the front forks..  Looks like she's using 3/8" acrylic and PVC.

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Parts cut out and sanded down, time for assembly!

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Assembled!

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Positioned inside the wheel hub.. Just gotta mark and drill holes for fasteners to secure it down, but should probably wait until the rest of the frame is fabricated.  'Til then!

 

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On 10/27/2020 at 11:59 AM, Boddaker said:

I forgot to mention that this project will be a collaboration between myself, Ron Lee Christianson of Blue Horse Studios, and Nestor Pena of Primochill. I'm excited to work together with these amazing and talented modders!

The 3 of you working together?!?!?!

This will be epic

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14 minutes ago, retro PC mods said:

The 3 of you working together?!?!?!

This will be epic

haha yep, Ron will be helping me out with some modelling and paint, while Nestor will help with 3D printing and custom WC gear.  Should be fun! :D 

 

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Using 1/2" solid acrylic rod to make the frame.  With the forks taped into place, the rods can be bent to fit..

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Once the side pieces are made, the cross braces can be cut to length..

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The back part of the frame where the seat will be mounted is next..

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Before gluing, the pieces are sanded..

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First the side frames are glued up..

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Then the cross braces..

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Then finally the back..

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Once the glue is set up, it is all one piece!

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More frame reinforcement is necessary, especially the forks.  That will be next!

 

 

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