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50th Anniversary Stacker

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by coolmiester, 10 May 2007.

  1. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    Well its been a long time coming but just before i jump in with both feet, a little background....

    Its well known that apart from computers and cars i'm also into bikes which i follow each year and after seeing Valentino Rossi on the 50th anniversary Yamaha in the yellow, white and black livery it was inevitable really that i'd try to replicate it onto a case.

    I know a few of my cases have used various grills and scoops and they have been seen before but looking around they are becoming quite a noticeable feature in my cases and on this one essential........plus i'm proud of em tbh so no apologies for using them again:D

    I'm starting to have second thoughts about giving this one away but i did say the next one made would be first prize in the next CC competition and rest assured once finished this one will be up for grabs:eek:

    Anyway, a hell of a long way to go but may as well make a start with a prod log - starting off with a slightly second hand Stacker with standard circular grill window..........and again using Metro bonnet grills as used on the Sound+Vision but this time i cut a bit more away from the grill and mounted them the other way round which is much more in keeping with the actual Yamaha bike grills.

    This time i kept the standard vent mounting bolts and used them to fastened the vents to the side panel before mixing up some body filler and filling in the gaps

    Looks like there isn't much done but its all a bit time consuming waiting for filler and paint to dry and rubbing down with all the various grit wet n'dry so hopefully should be a bit further on and have some better pictures next time.

    Primer went on nice so can't wait to start masking this thing up and getting some colour on.

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  2. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    OK, i spoke to a couple of painters for advice on how to lay the three colours on and both came up with different options so i got to admit i was a bit confused to say the least which colour to start with and given the yellow was £47 per Ltr i really really didn't want to get this wrong but knew i had to make a start somewhere so just went with what i thought best at the end of the day so i hope i don't get grief off the proper painters out there:S

    I just had to see what the yellow looked like so decided to lay that on first and 4 coats later it looked nice.

    I also decided to try something a bit different with the window this time and hopefully try to carry the white blocks through the window which should and i say should because i've no clue if this will work or not but hopefully the white blocks should carry through the window once the balck film is applied...............but hey who knows!

    Waiting for paint to dry and masking up is taking a lot longer than anticipated so i got to apologise that its not taking shape as quick as i'd of liked plus i'm waiting on graphics and a other bits and bobs turning up but i'm trying my best.

    Anyway on with some pictures which although doesn't look much its taken best part of 3 days as i'm basically learning as i go here but having great fun!


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  3. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    Got the window fitted :smile:

    Reversed the white blocks onto the back of the window and masked them out and gave it a quick flash of white paint.

    Applied the black out film to the reverse side and did a test fit to see how things line up.

    Still got more graphics to go on but so far so good :D

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    Small update..............this masking and painting malarkey takes bloomin ages :eeek:

    Anyway got a Yamaha petrol tank filler cap off eBay this morning and no prizes at guessing where that's going to be fitted:D

    I just got to work out how to mount a fill port into it then mount the whole lot to the top of the case which isn't as easy as it sounds as i'm finding the hard way

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    looks good so far :)
     
  6. culley

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    God damn, that side panel looks sweet!!! Keep up the good work.
     
  7. Noobkiller

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    Holy s--t! I'll be watching this one ;)
     
  8. uXcoOl

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    Very nice side panel!
     
  9. nazomcg

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    I'm really into motorcycle racing as well, particularly supporting Rossi so this mod is looking very interesting to me. So far it looks fantastic so keep up the good work. Any chance of making it rider specific?
     
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    OMG . Love the color !! this black + white + yellow very sexy ..

    well done keep going :D good luck
     
  11. Darkened

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    Good to see you back Coolmiester, I'll be definitely watching this one.

    Also it has an interesting theme, there are loads of cases with car themes, but only a few have something to do with motorcycles.

    One thing though, since you are going to paint the case even more, try and get some narrow tape that the car painters use and also they use paper to cover things up, not painters tape. I just thought that it might help with the rest of the painting. Probably the guys over your local car/body shop can help with those.

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  12. jegerjon

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    Great work!!
     
  13. dacust

    dacust What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice. Definitely a motorcycle design on the side panel. That'd be obvious even without the "Yami-ami" sticker. Quality work. I'll absolutely be watching this one.
     
  14. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    Possibly the best paint job I've ever seen on a case for a LONG time! I'll definately be watching this one, dude.
     
  15. IanJackson

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    Looks Flippin' awesome dude! :thumb: but my only question is r u gunna sell it or something? :D
     
  16. The_Beast

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    wow I really like the side panel, can't wait to see the filler cap used on the top


    good luck
     
  17. RonaldoR9

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    i love how proffesional it looks it almost looks as if it was professionally made for a car
     
  18. Teyber

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    You must paint something as a living to get a result like that...
     
  19. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    @ Darkened - i used Scotch 3M thin line tape for the fiddly bits but agreed it is a waste of normal masking covering the entire side so i'll give paper a go in future.

    @ [xXx] ãÇè_ƒr€áK - its being built to give away in a competition later in the year.

    @ Teyber - no no, i ordered the paint and had it put into normal clicker cans and painting it bit by bit in my shed

    Its a big learning curve and slow process but i'll try my best to keep the updates coming!
     
  20. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    Oh, also, are you going to replace the casters? They look really ugly compared to the rest of the case at the moment. :-/
     

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