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[Project] Prothean Beacon

post #1 of 33
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So now that my case mod competition entry is complete and worklog submitted, I need a new project. I originally was going to build a slim freestanding PC of my own design, but I was on my third playthrough of Mass Effect when I realized that this would be the perfect candidate. Here's a pic:



I need to make a new gamesave and take it from a couple angles, and get some more detail worked out. I will be trying to create the most accurate reproduction I can, although not lifesize scale. I would like it to be close to my height (6.5'+), but I have to get GF approval before I build a behemoth and keep it in our office.

The construction will be wood/wire frame covered with fiberglass, with sheetmetal work mixed in here and there. Most components will be housed in the base. I am going to try to figure out a way to stuff a couple rads for the W/C system into the antenna part of the beacon.

I also will be doing all of the lighting as accurately as possible.
post #2 of 33
You could also call it the Penis Beacon but whatever....
post #3 of 33
That should look awesome when done, just don't think about going to any LAN's with it.
post #4 of 33
That's a really nice design
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post #5 of 33
Nice design. I am watching this. The only potential problem I see here is the antenna giving way under the weight of the rads.
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
You could also call it the Penis Beacon but whatever....
Actually the E-Penis beacon would be more accurate.

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Originally Posted by wastedtime
Nice design. I am watching this. The only potential problem I see here is the antenna giving way under the weight of the rads.
I have airframe building experience, I should be able to make it quite ridiculously strong.
post #7 of 33
ooh~ this should be interesting. sub'd!
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post #8 of 33
Sweet man, I love the idea of that, I saw the thread title and was like in awe.

Good luck man, I know you will do great, you always do.
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I have airframe building experience, I should be able to make it quite ridiculously strong.
Then this is one hell of a build . Go for it
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