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Case Mod - In Progress BIO-MECHANICAL KHAOS: (thank you Nvidia & EVGA!)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mnpctech, 22 Feb 2009.

  1. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Really not a highjack Bill but my lady/wife Marilyn found this place with skulls and skeletons and brains and bones. She wants me to look around.

    http://www.frankensteinlabs.com/

    Your skull is nicer than any of mine - mine are some resin foam stuff. Poke the holes with a Phillips screwdriver - no drill needed.

    john
     
  2. mnpctech

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    I remember that site while looking for masks last Halloween. I got my skull off ebay for $33 ( think) with shipping, the casting is crappy tho, it's lower jaw and upper skull piece didn't mesh well at all.
     
  3. mnpctech

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    Next stage is to cove the foam core with Fiberglass Filler, sand that, then sculpt more features. Pondering idea for adding ribbed spines to the circular frames for the 3 intakes.

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  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    :lol: Brain replacement kit! Where's my saw?

    It looks a little to mechanical right now to me. What if you changed the parts the steel goes through into something more fluid?
     
  5. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Your foam work looks amazing.
     
  6. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Doesn't necessarily have to be full ribs. This is my current desktop. In the lower right is ridges that are sort of rounded on the top like bone with artery/vine like overlays. Could be done with Bondo and after it sets and is smoothed a little use of the hot melt glue gun to make the artery ribs or stretched and melted plastic model sprue..

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    john
     
  7. mnpctech

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    Hmmm.. Ribbed spine wasn't the correct description to use, but I know what youre saying

    Agree, something more tissue like sculpted into the bezel
     
  8. jhanlon303

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    Sometimes my pictures work better than my English. I'm from Colorado. [​IMG]

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  9. mnpctech

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    I'm gonna play around with the artery idea with the sculpting clay.. Thanks John :thumb:
     
  10. mnpctech

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    If the weather holds up, I can start sanding the fiberglass shell... Preferably outside :D

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    Heres one for you John. Big Daddy sculpting the plaster on his "Rubber ducky" Trike ...notice plaster bags stacked behind him :D

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  11. mnpctech

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    Found time today to get outside and start the process of smoothing out the fiberglass filler.

    I'm predicting another week of sanding and grinding before the surface will meet my expectations.

    I'm armed with Filtered Respirator, Black & Decker Mouse Sander and 120 grit sandpaper.. Let the transformation begin!

    Note: This is Evercoat brand's Everglass "Short Strand" Fiberglass Filler

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  12. Spoooon

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    You can see by those photos that the end outcome will look pure amazing :D good job bill, keep up the good work !
     
  13. mnpctech

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    I hope so, Thank you! crossing my fingers that the weather is nice tommorow!
     
  14. mnpctech

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    I predicted a week of sanding and grinding the filler in the bezel, but I'm gonna request a time extension.. lol

    Any pin holes or pock marks seen will be filled again

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  15. jhanlon303

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    If you are going to go outside again you might want to hurry. Denver is supposed to 8 to 16" snow downtown tomorrow! Guess where our storms usually track. Northeast.

    Looks good. What do you use for tiny pinholes. I have some resin casting that are "less than perfect".

    john
     
  16. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Usually a decent glazing putty will work fine for small pin holes. Just squeeze out of the tube. :D
     
  17. The boy 4rm oz

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    The sanding is coming along nicely.
     
  18. mnpctech

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    Thank you ^ and the weather has been uncooperative. Instead I've been trying to make some headway on sponsorship, had some companies respond, but won't do happy dance and share who they are until I'm holding the actual parts in my hands first...haha

    Yep, Glazing putty. I will apply another layer of ever coat to areas tho.
     
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    the god of modders again with one awsome case build!
     
  20. mnpctech

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    I've been at the mercy of weather this week, so I haven't worked on the bezel. We're supposed to get in mid 40s today...

    "Get out your shorts and sun tan oil!" :clap:

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    I'm proud to announce that Cooler Master is sponsoring this build with a new Real Power M1000 Power Supply (RS-A00-ESBA).

    I can confidently power whatever hardware I get from this point on ...lol

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