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Case Mod - In Progress Corsair 400 Case Mod Project: "Tribute to SERENITY firefly" ...

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mnpctech, 11 Oct 2011.

  1. mnpctech

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    Awesome! what brand & model did you get? .....IWATA?


    This is the portion of the left panel that I want to add rust effect, along the bottom edges.... still work in progress

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    Hey there Bill my friend, I always watch your mods through Facebook and I really love these kind of mods with all the effects like rust, broken and shattered bits, it just rocks!! ;)
     
  3. LooseNeutral

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    Man :eeek: ... I just turned my back for a day ... or three :blush: should've known better. :thumb: Bill. great stuff, great STUFF, GREAT STUFF! :hip:
     
  4. mnpctech

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    @Angel, glad to hear you like my project, you do amazing work! and Thank you! :clap:

    @LN, Thank you for the continued support and encouragement man :hip:

    The 240 "Serenity" in Kanji grill for the top panel, will be cnc milled from 1/4" Copper.. I may try "Flame Coloring" it like this photo...with Oxygen acetylene torch

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  5. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Om nom nom ... This is becoming more and more yummy yummy ! May I have a taste of this copper pweeez ? :lol:
     
  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I've seen torch effects done on many materials, but never on 1/4" copper. The heat-sink effect might stop 'ya.

    -I wonder if you can oil quench copper...
     
  7. mnpctech

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    @GA, surething...haha :D

    @Cheaps, I'll try a scrap piece first :thumb:
     
  8. LooseNeutral

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    Go for it! Looks good. Maybe some oxidizing too.
     
  9. mnpctech

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    oh hell yeah... I love experimenting

    and of course, you've gotta have "BLUE SUN" implemented in a "firefly" theme build! and This Fan Grill design is by Roboduck! (Thank you Scott!)and will be milled from 3/16" aluminum. This will mount on the rear exhaust for the 400R chassis.

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  10. Knighthammer

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    Heck I want one of those grills! That's just awesome.
     
  11. Nanosec

    Nanosec absit iniuria verbis

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    If you want to add a patina of age to copper, vertigre, just mix up a solution of hydrochloric acid (found in the pool store) about 1 cup to a gallon of water, and spritz it on. Let it sit for a few days and repeat as necessary.
     
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    I am in love with this case!
    Firefly is my favourite TV series ever.
    I wiwsh I had the time/money for something like this ><
     
  13. Krikkit

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    Some nice work going into this - love the distressed weathering techniques.

    Just something that popped into my head - on a painted/anodised panel try a plant mister with brake fluid in it - that'll eat away at pretty much any coating with gusto and give a nice corroded effect.
     
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    mmmm... more WIN! nice work Robo :D
     
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    @Knighthammer, and it should have decent airflow, thanks for posting! :thumb:

    @Nanosec, hmmm, interesting idea. Thank you Nano! :D

    @Verethy, Glad you like it! Thank you :cooldude:

    @Krikkit, never thought of that, thanks for the tip and watching :thumb:

    @LN, Robo has been great help! :D

    Here is progress on right panel. Yesterday, I created the effect of peeling and scratched paint. I dabbed the edges on the side panel with PlastiKote's #207 Aluminum "Engine Enamel" Silver paint. Sprayed onto paper sheet, then dabbed onto paint brush... Steps to follow include Painting along the edge of the Silver painted chips and scratches, to create illusion of layered paint. ...like this image More weathering and graphic references from firefly will be implemented this week. I'll also be using Sophisticated Finishe's Rust effect products for adding a rust to areas of the exterior.

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    Thank you Knight! I'll be using Sophisticated Finishes surface effect products to add some rust to areas of the exterior. I used this on the District-9 PC.

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    District 9 PC exterior....

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    I dabbed the steel screws, panel and modders mesh with Sophisticated Finishes surface effect products to add a rust effect. It only requires 2 steps, Apply their Iron Metallic Surfacer first, then Rust Antiquing Solution. The sooner you apply the Rust, the more Orange looking it will be.

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  19. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    I really love that rust effect. Plus, it actually rusts bare metal, too, so for metal stuff you wouldn't need the first bottle, I hear...

    Also, those side panels are eee pee aye see!
     
  20. GuilleAcoustic

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    Very nice looking stuff. Great skills as always Bill :thumb:.
     

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