Dilithium Crystal Chamber


#1

Here is my build on the Dilithium Crystal Chamber.
ariane179254_StarTrek_3x03_TheParadiseSyndrome_1135 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
DSCN6430 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
DSCN6431 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
DSCN6433 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
DSCN6434 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
DSCN6435 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr


#2

I don’t have a lathe so this is how I did these parts.
DSCN6437 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
DSCN6438 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
After gluing the two disc together I put bondo in to fill.
DSCN6441 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
DSCN6439 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr


#3

DSCN6444 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
DSCN6443 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
DSCN6447 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
DSCN6445 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
DSCN6446 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr


#4

Very kewl :slight_smile: I’ve always thought this would make for a neat collection piece.


#5

First coat of primer/sealer.
DSCN6453 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
DSCN6451 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
DSCN6452 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
second coat of primer.
DSCN6458 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
DSCN6449 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
DSCN6450 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
DSCN6455 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
That’s all for today


#6

Looks great.


#7

Awesome job Mitch.


#8

The top part is done just need to sand and prime
DSCN6459 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
DSCN6460 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
Now to start the bottom


#9

Looking great, Mitch!


#10

How the hell do you turn this stuff out! So perfect and crisp Mitch!


#11

I think he’s a magician…


#12

I look at screen cap after screen cap and I’ve made my fair share of mistakes. I just draw it up till it looks right to me. Thanks to all the members for your feedback, it is you that keeps me going on new projects.


#13

Mitch, great work and thanks for sharing the build pics as you progressed which is so much nicer than just a finished photo.

You probably mentioned it in another thread before but what product are you using as a sealer on the MDF before priming?


#14

This is what I use to seal the mdf
DSCN6461 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr
DSCN6465 by Mitch Lehman, on Flickr


#15

Getting it by eye is not easy, excellent work.


#16

Any chance those dimensions can be shared?


#17

sure when I get them done lol. I still need to do the bottom parts and the crystal.


#18

Thats super nice Mitch :sunglasses:


#19

Thanks for all the details and pics.


#20

I really love watching people turn MDF into something that looks like machined metal or plastic. Really great work @rel571996.