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Old 3rd Sep 2009, 14:20   #1
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Hello my fellow modders and pc enthusiasts for one more time!
I am back with one more "art" case mod. I will combine native Indian art (totem) with technology (technika) using wood, steel, aluminum, fiberglass and acrylic !!

I am going to use my old Thermaltake Armor which I am going to use only the chassis.
I will combine different art techniques so expect no solid colors and simple job!
About the hardware I am going to use my old Evga 750i with the Q6600 and 2x 8800 GTX all watercooled so please dont be cruel with me! I am going to give emphasis to the case mod more than the hardware unless I find some spare money or sponsors!

So lets begin our humble journey to this case modding adventure!

I will try to get rid of as much steel as I can, to be replaced afterward with aluminum and acrylic. Here are some pictures of the steel and paint removing process. (In this worklog it wont be any specific order of things to do so I will show my random work)

Here I removed the side panels and feet:



And lets get rid off the steel!









Now the top part:















The back side.... Too much unnecessary steel!!







I also had to cut some spare parts for the bay cage:









And the paint remover I used and some of the process so far:













So I hope you stay with me, because as you know.... they will be a lot of surprises and
new things to see! Enjoy!! (Excuse my bad English!)

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Old 4th Sep 2009, 10:32   #2
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Hah, started another one already? Damnnit and i haven't even started mine, and you are on another one!

Nice to see you back!
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Old 4th Sep 2009, 11:22   #3
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Nice to see another project from you also i love your art style.
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Old 4th Sep 2009, 11:24   #4
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My friend nice to hear from you! How are you?

You could start your mod now so we can work together!

Thanks buddy and thanks for your support!
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Old 4th Sep 2009, 18:36   #5
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Here I am again for a quick second update! I did some quick paint remove and also some painting!

Here are some pictures of the dissasembling of the case:



















And some of the case parts! Lots of rivets had to be removed.....!!!!



So here I am again with my painting techniques!
First 2 layers of primer. Then I applied one layer of red metallic paint and then some primer again! I used a piece of carton to "move" the primer across the surface before it dried and after half an hour I sanded the panels for the edges to be removed and then I did 3 layers of red metallic paint with 3 layers of high gloss black fading towards the interior.

























This is it for now! Feel free to comment ! More soon enough.....!
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Lol. id love to start right now, but i still have too many parts missing and too many issues unresolved in my head. Also need to do preliminary testing and stuff. Way too early to start.

I see the famous paint technique is back, it looks much better with metallic paints
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Old 6th Sep 2009, 02:01   #7
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Thanks so much buddy! Its almost the same technique because metallic paint needs less layers!!

What issues do you have man? If I can help on something tell me!
Maybe is the Mauritius and the parts?? You cant find them there?
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Nice paint AnG3L, looks good!
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PAINT IS AWESOME. oops caps lock is on
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Thanks guys!!! This is just the beginning!! I have a lot of things to do and show!
I will do a special painting technique on the interior of the case using fire and uv paint for an extreme effect!
Stay tuned!!
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I will do a special painting technique on the interior of the case using fire and uv paint for an extreme effect!
Stay tuned!!
Now that alone should be enough to convince everyone to subscribe lol.

There is the problem of getting parts to Mauritius, but i am mostly sourcing materials and parts...
Then once i have the parts i can start planning stage two (measuring, and placing), then i can start.

So although sourcing parts is a problem here, its not that bad and im managing slowly but surely.
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Another Ang3l mod! Yay!
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Now that alone should be enough to convince everyone to subscribe lol.

There is the problem of getting parts to Mauritius, but i am mostly sourcing materials and parts...
Then once i have the parts i can start planning stage two (measuring, and placing), then i can start.

So although sourcing parts is a problem here, its not that bad and im managing slowly but surely.
I experience the same problems with you my friend and the high prices I have to pay too.
Do what I do, get some good money first and then find the cheapest online store with the lowest shipping rates and get all your stuff together at once!!
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Another Ang3l mod! Yay!
My friend stonesurd nice to be back with you again! I ve been watching your mod and I am really impressed and I cant wait to see the final result. Due to my lack of time and all of the things I have to do its a miracle for me to do an update asap. But I will do my best!
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So guys I am back again for a quick little update. I had to deal with the paint left overs of my old case and believe me that's not the best thing to do!
Here are some pictures of this time wasting process!

The parts before the last steps or removing the paint:



Brush, gloves and lets ROCK!!! :P













And the parts after the main paint remove process!



Now lets go for some sanding with 800 grit.







Oh, do you remember my friend? Now she is multiplied by 3!!



And here are the parts after sanding and 5 hours of work!











I also went for some acrylic parts to my friend Chris Kozis. I ended up with solid red instead of
fluorescent to give a more aggressive look to the mod.





And a clear one for the window

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Here are some pictures of the best fan controller out there with 8 fan knob controllers and 2 individual switches. A very solid fan controller from Nesteq which I thank for their support to my project. More on this controller later when I will mod it! Enjoy!

















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Nice looking fan controller, and that red acrylic is WICKED.
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Here we go for the creation of the right side panel.... (time wasting and painful progress! )

I will start by creating the totem eagle on a piece of wooden board using my drawing skills and a pyrograph!! For those who dont know a pyrograph is a tool that produces heat and you can draw on wood. It lasts over the year and it doesn't fade like the paint!

Here I prepare the wood for cut.



Some measurements for the drawing:



And here after 3 hours the free hand drawing its done!



After 12 hours of work I managed to complete the main lines! A lot of work... And here I begin the filling of the drawing:







Until next time.... Peace!!!
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Looking good! This promises to be really interesting when done. Another technique i wouldnt associate with a pc, pyrography. Im watching....
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