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Chemical Warfare

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by KodiakStar, 3 Jan 2005.

  1. KodiakStar

    KodiakStar What's a Dremel?

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    I have always been interested in Chem-Warfare and things of the nature, so
    I figured I would do a case around that idea... The case I ordered was an
    entry-level server case, from the pictures, it seemed pretty small and typical
    of an ATX case.. but it is good sized.. (cant really tell how large it is from my
    pics as well, but its much larger then your typical Dell case.. )

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    The nice thing about this case is thumbscrews hold 75% of the stuff together,
    while smaller screws hold everything else together (except for the main frame
    structure which is riveted of course..)

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    Bunch of nasties inside.. have to get rid of that junk...

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    No! No dissasemble!


    Time for some dremel work! you can see where it is going
    so I will let the pictures talk..
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    Didnt like too much how it looked so I cut the center part of the bio out
    lots of sanding and filing to be done later on, right now im getting the
    basics done, then I will go back and make it look pretty!
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    Introducing Tracker.
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    Bio-Dog checkin things out... (He always helps me find the
    broken bits of cutting disks that fly about the room, I can tell
    because he is quiet and looks like he is trying really hard to
    eat something that doesnt taste good..)
     
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  2. KodiakStar

    KodiakStar What's a Dremel?

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    Time to do some work on the front B.
    I didnt like the USB/Audio ports on the front,
    kinda cheezy.. those got to go, switches arent
    that nice either, not into led's on the front of the
    puter either.. and want the front intake to look
    a little more like you would find in a chem-lab
    I will let the rest be shown in the pics.
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    Doing a little sanding..
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    GM Crystalite Plexi
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    Small piece of Alum with a custom USB port and the
    main power switch. with my 2$ fix for the hazard tape
    look
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    Preview w/o the USB and Switch in place
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  3. KodiakStar

    KodiakStar What's a Dremel?

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    Instead of the one fan for intake, I will mount 2
    (more on this later once the fans are here.. )
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    Current work area with some tools and other goodies,
    (Sander 10$ at walmart. alot easier then hand sanding!)
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    Some goodies from our friends at Xoxide
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  4. KodiakStar

    KodiakStar What's a Dremel?

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    Goodies! You will see the red box later ;)
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    My new PSU
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    Mini Project - Cut the plexi and mounted two fans (for the front intake)
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    Prep work on the top.
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    Blow Hole
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    Nifty Handles from Ikea for ~2$
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    Making lots of little holes to hold everything in place...
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    This one can remain a small mystery for now ;)
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    1 Coat Primer, 2 Flat white, lots more coats to come...
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    Scrap metal for something fun later on...
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    Before/After just have to paint, and add a little plexi etc.. will be a small
    wire junction box in the near future
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  5. KodiakStar

    KodiakStar What's a Dremel?

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    Another mini-update... i didnt like how that bio haz came out on the
    MB Door side... so i cut it out
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  6. KodiakStar

    KodiakStar What's a Dremel?

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    With the first 3 coats of paint on the top, and the painted handles
    and blowhole
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    That little piece of scrap you saw earlier... Add a little heat,
    you get some bubbles (when it is nearly done drying)
    and a look that just warns "Do Not Touch!"
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  7. KodiakStar

    KodiakStar What's a Dremel?

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    Well when I finally got to work i found this waiting for me
    (note this is just a photocopy of it, not going to actually use the
    o/g document for reasons you will see later..)
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    Taped up..
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    Of course i forgot to take any pics before i actually started cutting...
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    Rough opening, gosh, JigSaws make it easier! (saves on discs too)
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    Using discs and the carbide bit i finished off the opening.. but
    i have to say this is the first time i saw a disc do this...
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    Primer coat on the MB side door..
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    This will be my next project for tonight, after a short FarCry break.
    Can you guess what might happen with these 2 next?
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  8. KodiakStar

    KodiakStar What's a Dremel?

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    I will let the pictures speak for themselves...
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    I might have to resand everything down to the AU later and redo this,
    im not feelin this paint that much, it works "ok" but not great
     
  9. KodiakStar

    KodiakStar What's a Dremel?

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    Lots of tape... paint by numbers...
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    X-acto knife and 20 minutes...
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    Couple coats of paint...
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    Go to bed... wake up a few hours later... back to work
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    Still needs the second color, and some clear coats and cleaning up
    but you can see where this is going...
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    Just a couple pics of glowy stuff to statisfy your thirst...
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  10. KodiakStar

    KodiakStar What's a Dremel?

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    Alas. it is 10:30... the new year draws near..

    and about.... time too. its been too long and hard this year..
    but enough real life bs.

    What better way can you bring in the New Year, and in
    conjunction (sorry for the big word) what better way to
    end an old crappy year?

    Modding of course ;) :cool:

    Plexi. Nothing to see here, just an after shot of the 3 peices I cut to size..
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    Paint by numbers continued!
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    Hmm. Heck with numbers. Lets paint it all.. GREY!
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    Instead of watching paint dry today, I thought I might as well get
    some more work done.. between bouts of FarCry that is...


    Here is the non MB side door. I was thinking about doing a lot
    of smaller cuts with the windows blending in with the cammo
    paint job I am giving it, but, then you wouldnt be able to see
    all the nifty stuff inside.. so plain gi jane for now...
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    Hmm. All nice and grey...
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    Or is it?
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    Mock up just to check it out, and to let you people at home see ;)
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  11. KodiakStar

    KodiakStar What's a Dremel?

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    Remeber I said I didnt like how the small plate came out.. well
    here i go again (I stripped it down and painted it the flat black,
    its almost like a very fine powdercoat which suits me fine)
    Next up is making little holes in paper..

    Last time I just taped the plate, then taped the paper on top of the
    taped plate.. then cut.. etc.. it was fast and simple, but not very
    good looking... since im doing it over... might as well do it right
    the 2nd time... ;)
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    The smaller letters there are 5/24" the right size for a term paper..
    but a paint with an exacto knife..
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    Earlier in the day I ripped open some highlighters.. dumped em in
    with some good ol UV reactive... Tonic Water :cool:
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    Few hours later... they are even darker now as I type this post..
    Later on I will add them to all the test tubes (diluted so its not
    so dark) and take some night shots for more oohy gooey glowy
    chemical warfare madness.... enjoy!
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  12. KodiakStar

    KodiakStar What's a Dremel?

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    One last one before bed :p

    9:30pm -> 12:00am
    My fingers, and my eyes, are tired. :eek:
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    Quick Paint job... and let it sit overnight... err... over early morning..
    and we will see what we have when we wake up tomorow ;)
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    Ok.

    You are right.

    I couldnt wait ;)

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  13. KodiakStar

    KodiakStar What's a Dremel?

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    Ok. Time for todays Update. It is a good year already. was 65 outside...

    So what does a handsome nerd like me do for the warm sunny day on
    an East Coast Winter?

    Go to the beach? naw...
    Go cruise... hmm. nope...
    Look for pretty girls?! thats a negative (besides, my fiance would kill me ;))

    So. what did i do? I painted, of course ;)

    But first, here is some more glowey goodness for you...

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    First task of today.. those pesky side panels..
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    All mask'd up
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    Teaser shot of the top (again)
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    Other side of the case...
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    Paint by numbers again...
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    I am getting tired of xacto knives ;)
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    I could almost pass as a street tagger, maybe after my next case..
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    While I wait for the paint to try.. time to tackle the tray..
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    To get anything done on it (the right way) I drill out all the rivets..
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    Sand down everything...
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    Break time... Mmmm. Got Milk?
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    Little paint to go on the back of the case (flat black for that
    stealthy look)
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    I did say it was a painting day, didnt I?
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    Drat... I knew I forgot to sand *something*
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    Sanding it all down to the bare metal (again)
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    KodiakStar What's a Dremel?

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    I dont know why it came out like this in the picture, but it is
    all black, I swear...
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    After a quick trip to walmart (drill bits, painters tape, spray paint..)
    Back to paint by numbers, I wont bore you with all the details (again)
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    Clear Coat and Assembled Teaser shot. you like?
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    Little different.. but it looks better in the end you will see ;)
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    Oooh.
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    You can almost not even see them....
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    Teaser
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    Another Teaser!
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    The flat black is hard to see, but it comes out nice in person,
    like a "mini" powdercoat..
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    Plexi mounted on the back plate and glowey fan..
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    Putting it all back together (one part is finally done! yay)
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    ABIT-NF7-S2G =-)
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    Of course, the best part of making a computer is playing hide
    and seek with everything...
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    PCI..
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    Little more of that glowey stuff...
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    Ass shot..
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    Another...
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    KodiakStar What's a Dremel?

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    You like?
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    Not to bad eh? doesnt look *that cluttered*
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    Lights off Flash on
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    Lights/Flash off
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    Glowey stuff. kinda.. ;)
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    It looks much better IRL
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    KodiakStar What's a Dremel?

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    1. Paint 5 1/4 covers
    2. Stealth DVD/CDRW Combo (sony )
    3. Finish Painting doors (Insides)
    4. Mount Plexi on doors
    5. Paint case skel
    6. Figure out what to do with bottom of case
    7. Wait for arrival of "dummy" ammo and mod them..
    8. Fix front B
    9. Wire Power button and Front USB port
    10. Mount HDD's in 5 1/4 Bay
    11. Add fan to cool HDD's
    12. Paint/Style feet or buy new ones
    13. Mount front dual fans (after finished painting)
    14. Find best place and mount CCFL's
    15. Rewire all fans to make it look smoother
    16. Add in my Digital Therm somewhere


    - AeroCool AeroPower Silver Line 450W Power Supply,
    Model "AEROPOWER II + "S L" EDITION 450W"
    - Sony Beige 52X32X52X16 Combo Drive, Model CRX320E
    - ABIT "NF7-S2G" nForce2 Ultra 400 Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket A CPU
    - 1GB DDR (forget speed etc )
    - Maxtor 40GB HDD (old)
    - Western Digital 20FB HDD (old)
    - Dual Ultra UV CCFL
    - Dual CoolMaster Auora White CCFL
    - 4 UV Reactive Yellow Fans ~22db
    - ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128mb DDR 8x AGP
    - AMD XP 2800 cpu

    Current Case Temp: 29.8 C
    With an open case (if you havent noticed the big holes on the doors )
     
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    bard Modding isn't what it used to be

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    Great job, I'm impressed by your painting skills. The "Infectious substance" sign came out great! It looks authentic (even though I haven't really seen one of those signs in real life..)
    Can't wait for the next update :thumb:
     
  18. phoeneous

    phoeneous What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice! I like the idea of the liquid marker uv viles but the color scheme of the camo paint job seems off to me. It doesnt look bad, it just reminds me of urban SWAT uniforms :) So to make those uv viles, you mix the felt of a highlighter and mix it with tonic water??
     
  19. Silenced`

    Silenced` What's a Dremel?

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    looking good already :jawdrop:

    nice origanal concept :thumb:
     
  20. KodiakStar

    KodiakStar What's a Dremel?

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    Yup thats the basics, it isnt as bright as plain tonic water, but it is a cheap
    fix that looks good even when the lights are off (looks good under UV light but
    hard to convey in digital pictures ;))

    As for the camo paint job, I thought of doing that mainly because in
    modern times now, if and when (I hope not!) there is more Chemical
    Warfare like in WWII etc etc, then it will mostly be conducted in urban
    enviorments..

    Plus i just like Urban Cammo ;)
     

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