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Case Mod - In Progress Battlestar Galactica Mod: Complete!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Boddaker, 27 Mar 2007.

  1. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    Niiicee. Looking very cool man. I love how the lettering has turned out! Can't wait to see the LCD panel in action.

    Having visited your site, I also found out you did the 737 case! One of my favourite mods of all time, and I didn't know the inventor was our very own Boddaker...
     
  2. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Thanks man! Yeah, that 737 is mine. I still get comments about it. :D

    I'm hoping to get that LCD mounted and done this weekend. It's a tight fit between the side panel and the motherboard tray, but I think I can squeeze it in.

    :cooldude:
     
  3. Uncle Bulgaria

    Uncle Bulgaria womble elder

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    Dear Boddaker,

    What wonderful craftsmanship!! Awaiting your next update with baited breath. Superb detail!!

    Warmest Regards,

    Great Uncle Bulgaria.
     
  4. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Thanks Uncle Bulgaria! I will be updating tonight if I can get my internet working at home, otherwise you will have to bait your breath for one more day :p
     
  5. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Here's a quicky update:

    Work continues on the LCD panel. Placed it on the case with the side panel for positioning.
    [​IMG]

    Testing for clearance...
    [​IMG]

    After that I decided to get the smaller lettering glued on.
    [​IMG]

    A closeup shot (don't mind the mess, the letters will be painted):
    [​IMG]

    Here's a shot with the protective sheet peeled off. I screwed up by spilling CA glue all over the front of the panel.
    Now I got some polishing to do!
    [​IMG]

    A couple shots with the ccfl's behind it. Looks like the opaque black acrylic isn't as opaque as I thought. Will have to
    cover the back of it with something to keep the red from showing through.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    8)
     
  6. =ACID RAIN=

    =ACID RAIN= What warranty?

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    If you need the acrylic opaque, use black spraypaint behind it :)

    It's a trick aquarium hobbyists like myself use on show tanks to get a nice shiny and deep background.

    BTW I am a huge fan of the show and you are doing FANTASTIC work!
     
  7. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    That's awesome :clap: moty 4 sure, as every angle is full of awesome! :rock: [size=-10]but as letterman asks, will it float? :D[/size]
     
  8. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    Man great work as always boddaker!
    i just realized the advantage of your image sizes! no more waiting for super long when my internet gets capped! Thanks
     
  9. vaderag

    vaderag I know what a Dremel is...

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    I must say, this mod is quite possibly the most impressive mod i have ever seen - excellent work!
     
  10. Colossous

    Colossous Minimodder

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    Nice to see the progress duder :thumb:
     
  11. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Bod that looks fantastic mate. Excellent work.
     
  12. widmod

    widmod Minimodder

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    finally an update
    looks fantastic :jawdrop:
    you did a great job boddaker
     
  13. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    I'm telling you, this work log is pure delight to read!! Seeing the quality of work and fantastic design make my heart sing!! A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y loving it!!! ¤_¤
     
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  14. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Thank you everyone for your kind words! It's great to be back modding again on a more consistent basis. I am now in my new house, but still working out of boxes until I get my workshop set up. But I can't afford to wait any longer on this case, otherwise I would hold off until my shop is done. So that just means more updates for you guys! :D

    Thanks for the tip Acid Rain. I was thinking I would probably have to coat the backside of the panel with something. I am looking into this foil tape that might be easier to apply than painting. I just need something that light won't pass through. Although I might leave the area behind the smaller lettering open so I get a bit of back-lighting there. Maybe go with a 4" ccfl on top and a 12" below for the GALACTICA part.

    Thanks Oreon! Yeah, the smaller pic sizes really help the load times. And you can still view a larger version by just clicking on the individual image. :)
     
  15. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    Dude that looks immense! Its turned out brilliantly. At the moment I'm quite tempted to buy a ticket and fly over to have a closer look... :p
     
  16. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    That looks epic!!!!! It always looked good but now it's all comingtogether it's brilliant.

    Whilst I know you don't like the red coming through the black plexi, it almost looks like the cylon "eye" thing lol

    I love it, I am looking forward to seeing it all painted up, but prior to that, I'm looking forward to a teaser shot with the panels and top on :D
     
  17. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Another quicky update:
    Got the foil tape from my friendly neighborhood Pep Boys. Only $3.49 for a 2" x 10' roll. :)
    Applied it to the back side of the panel and cut away the area around the lettering holes.

    [​IMG]

    Here's a shot from the front with the tape applied. No more red showing through! I also hooked up
    the LCD screen to make sure it worked, and threw on the landing bay, just for Mother Goose. ;)
    [​IMG]

    That's it for now. Will have another update for ya Sunday night. Til then! :D
     
  18. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    ...drool...:D
     
  19. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Just what I was thinking.
     
  20. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    dang, that last pic....:clap::clap:
     
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