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Scratch Build – In Progress [Bit-Tech/Intel NUC Competition] Intranuc - Complete --- Final pictures

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Waynio, 4 Aug 2013.

  1. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    Oh my... it's looking great now! :clap:

    Great job with the seams, they're quite perfect judging from the pics!

    I would also paint the fan wires, seems a bit out of place with the bright colors.
     
  2. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

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    Wow, waynio, edges looks great now! The hours, the hours man...
     
  3. Mosquito

    Mosquito Active Member

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    It looks amazing so far. Great work
     
  4. Furball Zen

    Furball Zen Shut up and Mod

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    Your cooler cooler looks cooler and here i was thinking i would offer up one of the HD4890 triple heat pipe coolers i have. So if anyone else wants one for shipping costs, PM me.
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Looking tasty.:D The power button is almost invisible.
    :worried: I painted all my wires black too.
     
  6. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    Personally I like the old top panel with the brass I thought it looked much better and gave the case a little contrast. But your new work is top notch as always.
     
  7. craig - toyoracer

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    Been awhile since I popped by, really nice work Wayne. :thumb: Great detailing as always. :)

    Good luck with the lacqodizing, also think getting rid of the brass was a good choice.
     
  8. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Thanks jokkos, the fan wire was too rainbowy so is all black now. :D

    Thanks quizz :) main thing that held this up was getting it wrong a couple times needing re makes, got the latest one done in quite a short time but I took it easy with having so much spare time. :D

    Thanks Mos. :)

    :D Think I've got the bug for making custom heat sinks now, wanted to make 1 for ages but always put it off, not anymore but some heat sinks are good as they are so just a little modding can make them better.
    Nice offer Zen. :)

    :D The button head screws are almost as big as it, :lol: just needs a faint push to trigger the switch, cut the spring down a little so it doesn't need pressing so hard.
    The rainbow wire had to go. :D

    It did give it a nice glow but I'm lacquodising it all so the brass would have made the colours really different to what I colour them as, this new version accounts for 1.5mm panels instead of 1.7mm, as crazy as it seems 0.2mm x 2 causes problems & lapping the brass mesh would take forever. :lol:

    Thanks Craig. :)
    Just about to start spraying the parts with metal lacquer. :dremel:
     
  9. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Update.

    Better look at the battery space in the base.
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    Numbered the cube spacers & scratched lines to indicate the number so it goes back together nicely.
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    24L Air compressor I bought a few weeks ago so I don't have to do the lacquering in the garage.
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    Spray gun, metal lacquer, heat gun & first parts ready for lacquering on the lazy susan for ease of spraying from all angles, heat gun is for drying it faster.
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    Spray gun holder. :lol:
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    More parts ready for lacquering.
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    Lacquered screw heads, spacers & panels, not doing the internal sides because I need a dyeing tank to hang parts in, I'm using kitchen pans so can only do 1 side at a time.
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    Dye time next, doing 2 colours, 1 for the panels & fixings & 1 for the hex mesh, if you have suggestions on what colour scheme I do then now is the time to say, I'll dye the parts on Friday. :)

    This brown is a possible colour I might use that I already have prepared but I can do any colour with the dyes I have now so suggest away. :)
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    Next update will be in the completed project, I broke 1 of my bulbs again so need to order a new one before I can do the final photo shoot.
     
  10. craig - toyoracer

    craig - toyoracer Member

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    Colours :idea: that render on page 4 looks nice, but how about a dark green, that will blend in the mobo and be unique. :naughty:
     
  11. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Sorry about that with the colours, I continued after I did midlag crisis & am almost done dyeing Intranuc. :lol:
    Thanks for the feedback though Craig & fortunately I went with those colours in the concept, other than the green. :D
     
  12. craig - toyoracer

    craig - toyoracer Member

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    That will look great. :thumb:
     
  13. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :D

    Sneaky peeky. :)
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  14. Boorach

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    Colour and finish look great. Lacqodising is working really well now that you have worked out the teething problems.
     
  15. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Finishing up nicely.:D
    -Still with the puns...
     
  16. Mosquito

    Mosquito Active Member

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    So much awesome Waynio. Excellent work :thumb:
     
  17. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    Sweeeeeeet! Came out so nice. Bit gutted the brass went though.
     
  18. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Thanks Boorach, happy with it now but a new problem was introduced but it will all go into making the method work so good. :D

    Almost, tripped over another pebble. :D

    Thanks Mos :) I'll upload a few shots of how it looks roughly assembled in a mo.

    It was shinier :D but the pattern was so inconsistent & is why I had big trouble modeling it for the top panel, the custom one fits the pattern perfect as well as having a more stable base for the cube spacers, cheers crappy, will always seem crazy saying crappy when your a decent dude. :hehe:

    I'll post a few shots of the roughly assembled system along with the flaws in a mo. :)
     
  19. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Here's the few pictures I said I'd post.

    Looks pretty sweet to the eye, not bad on camera but will be better on final photos with backdrop stand & lighting done right.
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    But there are some flaws with the sharpest edges not taking the lacquer, well everything took the lacquer but I made a mistake on the application where I had to cut the panels away to free them & while cleaning off the fray bits with a brush quite a bit came off some bevels so I'll re finish them, this also means the internals will now get coated too but only lightly.
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    Getting the cube & hex spacers to align correct is tricky but I think I'll get it right, first I need to sort out the flaked bits & round the very sharp edges so the lacquer can grip better, I'll get them ready for spraying in the morning.
     
  20. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Wow that's really come out with an interesting finish. It's amazing how everybody's works are now beginning to look eerily similar to their initial concept renders too!
     

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