Next, the panels for the cockpit were put into place.
I added two more switches to the mid section. One is starting the water pump and the other
switches the temperature sensor on and off.
It was already visible in the upper pictures, but before I glued the panels in, I bend some acrylic
tubes for the water cooling and connected the CPU to the loop.
I think this is my very first mod where the drain valve is actually the lowest spot in the
loop. Its right at the front and easily accessible. It will be covered with the nose part later.
I already made a test, and I get like 99% of the water out of the loop this way.
The special Titan X GPU will sit in the back. The opening I planned before, was not big enough.
I just grabbed my Proxxon and made it a little bigger.
The edges were covered with aluminum profiles. This also added a bit more stability.
Luckily, my wife loves painting, so I got some help for the weathering. First all detail lines
were colored in a dark tone, to highlight the separation of the panels.
Then multiple layers of grey, brown and black color were dabbed on to achieve a used look.
Now that the X-Wing is basically done, I needed a place for it. Its really hard to find
suitable tables in the right size and height, so I build my own one as a stand for the mod.
Yes, I build my own table for a case mod ^^
To hold the weight of the X-Wing, I constructed a large base from multiple layers of ply wood.
At one end, I included a steel pole. The top side will bear a smaller base, that will be directly
attached to the body of the X-Wing with screws.