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Case Mod - In Progress AzTtec - Added Keyboard and Mouse - Completed!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by dmcgrath, 1 Sep 2011.

  1. dmcgrath

    dmcgrath Master of Pancakes

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    Yeah, those naughty seams, lol.

    I can't really make excuses for those. I left them in, all over the place. It's really my only misuse of this medium, I think. But due to my time constraints, there's no way I can cover them up. I really wish I had known of a better way to use the balsa foam before I started, so I could have planned it in, but I've only got a few more days to paint it and call it done.

    Hopefully, after paint it won't be as much of a distraction.


    Tomorrow, I'll have paint updates!
     
  2. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    That looks amazing.. lot of work put in this, well done, I love it.
     
  3. -Jv-

    -Jv- What's a Dremel?

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    That's pretty sick. Amazing skills. I can't wait to see this one painted !
     
  4. dmcgrath

    dmcgrath Master of Pancakes

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    Yeah, I think that was the submission phase. Then, after voting, the top 5 got a case shipped to them to start working.



    On with a couple progress pics.

    I used a primer on all the metal painted and black plastic still exposed on the entire unit.
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    Here's a black(ish) wash coat that I applied to the entire project. It lays into all the cracks and low spots to really give them depth.
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    This is ick, and it's what I'm currently battling to hide. It's just an unfortunate choice of patching that I'm slowly trying to figure a way around.
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    Another unfortunate thing is the different hues of paint right next to each other in places like this. I may have to re-shoot it all one color and then work the whole area over, trying not to lose detail in the process.
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    Then drybrushing details.
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    And with different light.
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    And finally, as initially intended, I was thinking about moss, and vines all over it. This is just a tiny test of it. but I'm not sure if I'd call it over the top or not.

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    What does everyone else think about the moss, too much "realism"? I'm thinking about just making it paint effects instead of actual bits of stuff glued to the outside.

    Thanks,

    _dan
     
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  5. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH

    MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

    I think I just came when I saw those pics
     
  6. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    [​IMG]

    Need I say more?
     
  7. RedManc

    RedManc What's a Dremel?

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    I like the bits of moss stuck on the case but they will soon die and it could just make a mess of the case so if you can recreate the moss with paint well enough then go for it.

    The paint job is bringing this build to life more than I imagined, weldone!
     
  8. ArchType

    ArchType What's a Dremel?

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    Dude..... Just carry on what you are doing and I can guarantee you will win, that looks crazy. Reminds me of my 40k days xD
     
  9. daverobson08

    daverobson08 What's a Dremel?

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    The moss is perfect. At a distance I imagine it is probably not enough to even draw your eye but it gives it a definite je ne sais quoi. Maintain the subtlety around the whole project and it will look beautiful. It's coming along brilliantly.
     
  10. dmcgrath

    dmcgrath Master of Pancakes

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    Haha, okay thanks for the confidence everyone! I will go ahead and moss it up.

    And to note, the moss is a fake product, so it doesn't die, thankfully. It is some kind of green foam stuff I bought at a hobby store.
     
  11. RedManc

    RedManc What's a Dremel?

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    and there was me thinking you did a little gardening between side panels :)
    but yeh definitely go for the fake stuff then
     
  12. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    :jawdrop: There are really NO words to describe my enthusiasm! Just mod on bro, this mod rocks!!! :rock: :thumb:
     
  13. mav2000

    mav2000 In Training

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    Awesome work man....this is really looking very nice now.
     
  14. Atasimey

    Atasimey What's a Dremel?

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    Dude, that thing is officially Wicked SickTM. Do you think it might be willing to marry me?

    But yeah, concerning the patching spots, maybe if you can only find a way to dry-brush-touch-up the patching, that would be a grand way to give it all even more of that old authentic look?
     
  15. kelvinb

    kelvinb BF3 Username - D0rmarth

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  16. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    You are amazing dude :D just took a look at your gothic church mod :eeek::jawdrop::clap: this is high detail on a whole new level to me :thumb:.

    It's seeing amazing efforts like this that inspire others to try to raise their game but now I have to think even more for my next :hehe: seeing things like this forces me to think better so thank you :).

    edit. I don't think you need recomendations & you'll finish this off perfectly :thumb:.
     
  17. dmcgrath

    dmcgrath Master of Pancakes

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    Gentleman_Dingo What's a Dremel?

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    It's cheaper that way. GW charges an arm and a leg for all of their terrain modeling supplies.
     
  19. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I've been told green stuff in a baggy can get quite expensive. It looks good, though.
    For the mud patched areas: Can you fake water runoff damage in those areas?
     
  20. xSoMBrAx

    xSoMBrAx Minimodder

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    +1 for the water runoff damage idea :clap:

    Looking very good... :dremel:
     

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