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Case Mod - In Progress A380 Mod- update

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Roboduck, 7 Jan 2010.

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What colors shold the case be?

  1. Red and White

    60 vote(s)
    55.6%
  2. Blue and White

    11 vote(s)
    10.2%
  3. All black with LEDs

    13 vote(s)
    12.0%
  4. All white with red fans

    16 vote(s)
    14.8%
  5. All black no lights

    2 vote(s)
    1.9%
  6. Other?

    6 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    I quite like the grey look, but i'm guessing its the background and the case reflecting of the gloss fans that give them a grey look. Or maybe you've messing with a lighting setting as the 1st render seems a little more murkey too.
     
  2. Shadow703793

    Shadow703793 What's a Dremel?

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    I still like the white and red.
     
  3. bigkingfun

    bigkingfun Tinkering addict

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  4. disturbed13

    disturbed13 What's a Dremel?

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    have you tried to get a brighter red in there
    you know like the bright eye-popping shade that those blond bomb-shells wear
    that will really give it some zing
    or you could even get some metal flake in the red
    just for the extra over-dose of red :D

    but i still like the white and black
    not to menton you all ready have white case guts
     
  5. Roboduck

    Roboduck 01110001 01110101 01100001 01100011

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    I started shaping the front bezel, I used pieces of pink foam to form a rough back to bondo over.

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    But I ran out of bondo...:grr: (I knew I should have bought a bigger can.) So It ment a trip to the hardware store and since its snowing it was a good chance to take the subi out for doughnuts! :D
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    Anyways back to bondo with a big new can!
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    Here is what I have after 2 hours of sanding. There is still a lot of work to be done, air holes need to be filled as well as a few other gaps.
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    Thanks for looking.
     
  6. MarkW7

    MarkW7 Total Noob

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    Epic, doughnuts in the snow.
     
  7. benji2412

    benji2412 <insert message here>

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    I'll be honest I think black and white look much better. That also looks a right pain to sand!
     
  8. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    By donuts, I hope you mean a trip to Shipley's.
    I'm kinda sad there will be no billet porn, but there's no point after seeing how simple your solution was.
    -I vote for red/white with 3x120 fan sets.
    -You might as well stick with the a380 name. -Or 2xa380=a760.:hehe:
    or+6X120=1480

    Oh wait I see two more 120s and an 80 in the PSU...
     
  9. shakka65

    shakka65 What's a Dremel?

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    Great looking mod so far.
     
  10. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Roboduck has the perfect car for Minnesota :thumb:
     
  11. Shadow703793

    Shadow703793 What's a Dremel?

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    Nice. Any performance upgrades? I hear Subaru's are quite cheap to do upgrades on. :rock:
     
  12. Roboduck

    Roboduck 01110001 01110101 01100001 01100011

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    I like the look of the three fans. (2x250)+(8x120)+(2x80)=EPIC A1620! :hehe:

    Who said there wouldn't be any billet porn? It just won't be the front bezel. The control box is going to be aluminum and I might have a few other bits before im done.

    Edit: So something like this?
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    No not yet. Ive only had it for about 5-6 months but there will be. :naughty:

    Im still up in the air about the color but leaning toward red and white still. Yes it has been a pain, 4-5 hours of sanding so far and im still not done. I spent all of tonight on it as well. But it will be worth it to make sure it looks right and there aren't any dimples.

    :D
     
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  13. Shadow703793

    Shadow703793 What's a Dremel?

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    Yes! That looks pretty sweet!
     
  14. Roboduck

    Roboduck 01110001 01110101 01100001 01100011

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    Im getting closer to being done with the face plate. I painted it with white primer and there are a few spots that will need to be redone but overall I am quite happy with the results.

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  15. disturbed13

    disturbed13 What's a Dremel?

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    i feel like an asthmatic
    huffing and puffing
    gasping for a breath
    that red and white looks awesome!!!!!!!
     
  16. compmodder

    compmodder What's a Dremel?

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    i totally agree. red looks sweet. :thumb:
     
  17. confusis

    confusis Kiwi-modder

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    beautiful work!
     
  18. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    nice body work on the bezel!
     
  19. grritsshawn

    grritsshawn I'm not insane I'm a modder

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    B E A U Tiful!!! its from a movie(cant think of the name)
     
  20. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    That would be "Bruce Almighty". Do I get a prize?

    Looking better and better Scott! :D
     

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