bit-tech.net

Go Back   bit-tech.net Forums > Modding > Project Logs

Reply
 
Thread Tools View Mode
Old 12th Apr 2013, 09:34   #1
maRiio
Multimodder
 
maRiio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austria
Posts: 200
maRiio has yet to learn the way of the DremelmaRiio has yet to learn the way of the DremelmaRiio has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
HDD-Case(s): rusty, weathered and old! FINAL PICTURES! 26.04.

Hi all!

I just want to present you one/two of my hard drive cases I did recently.
Since I'm doing a lot of photography and post-processing my data was growing unexpectingly fast so a few hard disks and cases had to be ordered.
The case(s) did look a little to normal for my taste so I decided to get them a little bit of modding

Unfortunately I did not make that much pics during the working on the case so I only have a few to present you.
The base case is a Raid-Sonic IcyBox, with a airbrush-finish to get a weathered effect all over it.

I did an outer shell of aluminum for the case to get a little bit more depth and additional effects when doing the rusty painting and breaking some parts of the material off. This is what the base case after the main work was done, did look like.


For this case I bought my first airbrush gun and tried a little bit to do some effects on some sheets of metal. After that I did the best I could on the case itself and was quite satisfied how it did end up
After the first paint-job the case looked like this


And having the inside finished and the disk in place I did the final steps to get the effect I wanted to achieve The rust was created by a special mixture of paint which contains iron-particles which rusts when painted with another special liquid which accellerates the oxiding process - it's just like magic

When the paint was ready I removed the front cover too since it didn't find right onto the case imho.


Right now I'm onto my second case... pictures will follow
EDIT: the case is finished, see the following posts of me...
Here's the result...



Cheers from Austria (not Australia!),
Mario

Last edited by maRiio; 26th Apr 2013 at 22:05. Reason: add photo
maRiio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th Apr 2013, 09:42   #2
Shirty
Home of the Carnival Cougar
 
Shirty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Saaf Inglund
Posts: 8,290
Shirty is definitely a rep cheat.Shirty is definitely a rep cheat.Shirty is definitely a rep cheat.Shirty is definitely a rep cheat.Shirty is definitely a rep cheat.Shirty is definitely a rep cheat.Shirty is definitely a rep cheat.Shirty is definitely a rep cheat.Shirty is definitely a rep cheat.Shirty is definitely a rep cheat.Shirty is definitely a rep cheat.
That's some sweet detail on there. Good work.
__________________
i5 3570k | Z77E-ITX | Enermax Liqtech 120X | EVGA 770SC | 16GB Vengeance | M500 480GB | WD Black 2TB | Seasonic Platinum Fanless 460W | Fractal Design Node 304 | U2311H | Carnival Cougar | G500

Shirty: "I broke your keyboard, sorry."
JaccoW: "I knew this was a risk when I sent it your way."
Shirty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th Apr 2013, 09:53   #3
jrs77
theorycrafting
 
jrs77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Finland
Posts: 3,140
jrs77 is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitjrs77 is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitjrs77 is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitjrs77 is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitjrs77 is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitjrs77 is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitjrs77 is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitjrs77 is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitjrs77 is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitjrs77 is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitjrs77 is almost as Godly as yodasarmpit
Very nicely done, and some great detail. A little bit sad, that there's no WIP-pictures tho.
__________________
...and allways remember, that the world is an orange!

Define Mini Black [Gigabyte Z77MX-D3H | intel i5-3450 | Kingston HyperX DDR3-1600 8GB | Gigabyte GTX660OC Windforce2 | intel 330 120GB | WD AV GP 1TB]
jrs77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th Apr 2013, 09:53   #4
aramil
Keeping it Kerbal.....
 
aramil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Worcester, UK
Posts: 584
aramil is definitely a rep cheat.aramil is definitely a rep cheat.aramil is definitely a rep cheat.aramil is definitely a rep cheat.aramil is definitely a rep cheat.aramil is definitely a rep cheat.aramil is definitely a rep cheat.aramil is definitely a rep cheat.aramil is definitely a rep cheat.aramil is definitely a rep cheat.aramil is definitely a rep cheat.
I like just needs a pc case to match :thumbup:
__________________
System: Intel i5 3570K delidded CLU @ 4.6Ghz | Asus Stabertooth Z77 (2003) | Asus GTX560-TI Direct cuII | OCZ Agility 3 120Gb | Samsung 1Tb F2 | WD 500Gb | Corsair 750TX v2 | 8Gb (2x4) Corsair Vengence | Corsair K90 Keyboard | XSPC-Raystorm-750-RS2400 (2 X Akasa viper) | Casecom 5288 | Samsung LS24B300HL / LE46C750 | Windows 8.1 (update1) Pro 64bit | Audio: Linn Classik & Keilidh Speakers
aramil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th Apr 2013, 09:56   #5
maRiio
Multimodder
 
maRiio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austria
Posts: 200
maRiio has yet to learn the way of the DremelmaRiio has yet to learn the way of the DremelmaRiio has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
@jrs77: yeah :/ I'm quite sad about that too but I'm working on a much cooler case right now which is logged
Maybe I will upload the pics today if there's the time to do so.

Thanks to you, Shirty and aramil!
maRiio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12th Apr 2013, 10:03   #6
ziza
Multimodder
 
ziza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Portugal
Posts: 165
ziza has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
WOW outstanding job
__________________
Quote:
Per me si va nella cittą dolente,
per me si va nell'eterno dolore,
per me si va tra la perduta gente
ziza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th Apr 2013, 16:29   #7
maRiio
Multimodder
 
maRiio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austria
Posts: 200
maRiio has yet to learn the way of the DremelmaRiio has yet to learn the way of the DremelmaRiio has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Here's the base of the second case... "base"
It's nearly finished, just some paint is left to be sprayed on... and of course the weathering effects that should go with the cases finish



Cheers,
Mario
maRiio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th Apr 2013, 17:39   #8
Cheapskate
↓ Don't trust that face!
 
Cheapskate's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 7,541
Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.Cheapskate is definitely a rep cheat.
Those look cool. I like that you added a second layer. They should have superior ventilation to the stock setup now too.
Cheapskate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th Apr 2013, 13:41   #9
Burnout21
Is the daddy!
 
Burnout21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Bindi's cupboard
Posts: 8,539
Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
Love it!

HDD, painted orange like a flight box recorder?
__________________
Project log Mocha70
Workstation: Q6600, DFI P45-T2RS Plus, 8GB Reaper HPC, Quadro FX3450, 60Gb Vertex 2
Game: i7 930, GA-X58-USB3, 12GB Kingston, GTX280, 1Tb Seagate, WC
Burnout21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th Apr 2013, 14:20   #10
maRiio
Multimodder
 
maRiio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austria
Posts: 200
maRiio has yet to learn the way of the DremelmaRiio has yet to learn the way of the DremelmaRiio has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Haha that was actually my intention but I'm not quite sure if that looks the way I wanted it to. First of all the box will be painted ready on the out- and inside and after finishing that I will decide the color to go with
maRiio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th Apr 2013, 15:09   #11
Burnout21
Is the daddy!
 
Burnout21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Bindi's cupboard
Posts: 8,539
Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Burnout21 is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
Vinyl skin the HDD, that way it's not bricked for warranty..
__________________
Project log Mocha70
Workstation: Q6600, DFI P45-T2RS Plus, 8GB Reaper HPC, Quadro FX3450, 60Gb Vertex 2
Game: i7 930, GA-X58-USB3, 12GB Kingston, GTX280, 1Tb Seagate, WC
Burnout21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th Apr 2013, 20:37   #12
maRiio
Multimodder
 
maRiio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austria
Posts: 200
maRiio has yet to learn the way of the DremelmaRiio has yet to learn the way of the DremelmaRiio has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
That's also a great idea but I will do a cover for it which can be mounted directly onto the HDD.

BTW: some airbrushing was done by today



I will do a second and a third layer just like that on it tomorrow...

Cheers,
Mario
maRiio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st Apr 2013, 17:09   #13
maRiio
Multimodder
 
maRiio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austria
Posts: 200
maRiio has yet to learn the way of the DremelmaRiio has yet to learn the way of the DremelmaRiio has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Let me present you the second one of my HDD-cases. I just finished it a few minutes ago and set it up for a quick shoot btw: I will re-use a few of my previous posted pictures to give you a better feel about the process I went through to get to the look it has right now

Unfortunately I did very few pictures during the build of the case. But the one I did I will show you on the following lines...
First of all this was the first layer of polyethylen (the white material ) I did for the start to see how it's gonna look like. The design of the case wasn't planned at all and most of my decisions were totally spontaneous.
(please don't get distracted by the Crysis3-logo. It was planned to be a casemod for Crytek/Crysis but it ended not the way I wanted it to end )


After the base of the front was finished I started to cut all the needed pieces for the rest of the case. Equipped with a heat-gun I started bending all the parts to their final shape. To give it at least a little bit of destructed feel it was time to turn on the dremel (erm... I mean by using the switch on it )
Like mentioned earlier I don't own any more pics of that
The next thing on the list was soldering a led for the hard-drive activity light. Said - Done!



When finished I started airbrushing the base of the case itself (unfortunately you can't see anything of anymore :P). But it was a relaxing and fun task.



And then, yesterday I finsihed the paint for the case. I had two colors in mind, blue and orange. After seeing the case in it's final form I'm more than glad choosing orange over blue since the feel of an old machinery was totally hit (imho).
Then I had to do the painting of the rust. I did the rust on the coners and edges I thought it would appear if some case like this was left out in the rain for many months
After waiting for a day the rust was completey dryed and finished and I startet airbrushing the case to give it a more used look. Additional to the airbrush I used acrylic paint in different colors which I squeezed on the case and wiped it with my fingers

A minor thing was to switch the housing for the activity led. By the way, only one of them (the blue cable one) is showing the harddisk acitiviy, the other one is just for looking purposes

And here's the final end result (of the paint). What's left is the case of the HDD itself and a big smiley face (thanks Jeremy ) on the other side.


Last edited by maRiio; 22nd Apr 2013 at 08:19.
maRiio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st Apr 2013, 17:14   #14
Pranja
Crazy Wolf
 
Pranja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Sisak,Croatia
Posts: 1,151
Pranja is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Pranja is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Pranja is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Pranja is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Pranja is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Pranja is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Pranja is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Pranja is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Pranja is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Pranja is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.Pranja is the Cheesecake. Relix smiles down upon them.
Wow! Amazing airbrush.

You should really make pc mod in same fashion.
Pranja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st Apr 2013, 17:22   #15
Editor22
E22.BIZ
 
Editor22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bristol <UK>
Posts: 1,660
Editor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run Crysis
Utterly stunning MaRiio!! the detail is just brilliant.

PS... how did VeranoX end up? I loved where that was going
__________________
Store: E22
Social: Youtube | Facebook
Projects: Evolution | K2 MK1 | Guilty (design only)
Editor22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st Apr 2013, 17:26   #16
KrunchR
Supermodder
 
KrunchR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Nottingham,England
Posts: 324
KrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpit
Agreed, a pc mod in the same fashion is a MUST!

Very nice attention to detail.
__________________
SYSTEM ONE on hold for now....

But my KnuckleDuster makes a Return!

For sale! lian li pc7
KrunchR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st Apr 2013, 17:28   #17
maRiio
Multimodder
 
maRiio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austria
Posts: 200
maRiio has yet to learn the way of the DremelmaRiio has yet to learn the way of the DremelmaRiio has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Thanks both of you guys, appreciate your kind words.
Maybe I'm planning to do so since I don't own any more hard disk to make a case for
maRiio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st Apr 2013, 17:30   #18
KrunchR
Supermodder
 
KrunchR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Nottingham,England
Posts: 324
KrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpitKrunchR is almost as Godly as yodasarmpit
Get to it!
__________________
SYSTEM ONE on hold for now....

But my KnuckleDuster makes a Return!

For sale! lian li pc7
KrunchR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st Apr 2013, 17:34   #19
maRiio
Multimodder
 
maRiio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austria
Posts: 200
maRiio has yet to learn the way of the DremelmaRiio has yet to learn the way of the DremelmaRiio has yet to learn the way of the Dremel
Ah Editor, I didn't see your post before
Sry to (maybe haha) disappoint you, but VeranoX wasn't going well since the base construction I did for it was a mess I didn't redo it in any way and switched to a TJ07-casemod
maRiio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st Apr 2013, 23:03   #20
Editor22
E22.BIZ
 
Editor22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bristol <UK>
Posts: 1,660
Editor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run CrysisEditor22 can run Crysis
Quote:
Originally Posted by maRiio View Post
Ah Editor, I didn't see your post before
Sry to (maybe haha) disappoint you, but VeranoX wasn't going well since the base construction I did for it was a mess I didn't redo it in any way and switched to a TJ07-casemod
No worries I'm like a post Ninja

Thats a real shame about VeranoX though still at least you knew when to quit
__________________
Store: E22
Social: Youtube | Facebook
Projects: Evolution | K2 MK1 | Guilty (design only)
Editor22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
View Mode

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:22.
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.