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Scratch Build – In Progress Evolution

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Editor22, 19 Jan 2010.

  1. Fabou

    Fabou What's a Dremel?

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    Amazing. I just read the whole thread and your mod is impressive. Every piece of metal is cut and bended the way it has to be and fits exactly in your case. Plus it looks like your 3d model.
     
  2. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    Damn 2 updates in 1 day! I sat back in my chair after the last and just couldn't relax knowing the panel was there waiting to have a window cut out.. so here's what I did.

    Started off by mounting the panel back on and making an outline in red.

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    Then went on the measure out the window cut out size (blue) and the plexi size (green)

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    Got the jigsaw out and started to cut out staying about 2mm from the lines. Really surprised myself how steady my hands were today... must have been all the sugar from the mini yum yums :naughty:

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    Nearly done.

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    After about 20 mins I was left with this

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    Just some lights on and off shots to finish up a productive week.. enjoy :)

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  3. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    The sex....

    Nuff said
     
  4. ModaRobby

    ModaRobby What's a Dremel?

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    Looooookin' schweeeeeeeet!
     
  5. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Wow......
     
  6. ModaRobby

    ModaRobby What's a Dremel?

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    I hope that's a good wow Ang3l.... :D
     
  7. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Very cool window, and nice lighting. Very well done.
     
  8. Fabou

    Fabou What's a Dremel?

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    Sweet lighting. Can't wait to see it with a real motherboard.
     
  9. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    thanks guys glad everyone likes the progress so far... got totally carried away in photoshop today with the window design and colour, this is what I came up with.

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    Would love some feedback if there's any going:)
     
  10. Anubus

    Anubus Minimodder

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    Nice colors you have for the outside of the case.
    And you could try to bevel an edge on the plexi window;p
     
  11. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I do like the window and the black looks quit enice as well. Have you thought about perhaps painting the case white?
     
  12. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    I've been practising creating bevelled edges with the jigsaw (as I don't own a router) and I'm still working out some bumps but its getting there :)

    I'd gone through a few differnt colours for the outside but in the end black just worked better with my current accessories (samsung monitor, g15, g5, sony amp. have toyed with the idea of going white internal though, either that or an electric blue similar to this.

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    Think I'll probably finish the case and use it unpainted for a few weeks to draw out any flaws and then see about finding a powder coaters :)
     
  13. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    Looking good, nice powder coat color too :thumb:
     
  14. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Try a belt sander. Perhaps there's a machine shop nearby where you could get some time with the tools?
     
  15. ModaRobby

    ModaRobby What's a Dremel?

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    I dig that blue you posted. Would look good on the inside.
     
  16. Fabou

    Fabou What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah the eletric blue is awesome. And I think it would be great with your blue lighting.
     
  17. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    The problem I'm having on the test pieces is trying to get a nice finish on the inside of corners.
    No machine shop unfortunately but I may be able to borrow my dads router next time I go up to see him :)


    Well its a long way from the powder coaters at the moment but I need to keep myself amused while I'm resting from a hard weeks modding :) seeing as everyones liking the blue idea here's a rough look at it.

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  18. Nicksen

    Nicksen Danish Kid :D

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    Updates plz? :)
     
  19. Editor22

    Editor22 E22 | Hex-Gear

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    I'm still working on evolution but as before its only little bits so nothing "log worthy" anyhow I thought I'd record a small video to show a friend then decided to post it up for you all to see the lighting a bit better, now its not great quality as the only recording device I own is my i-phone but I think it shows it better than pictures :)

     
  20. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Its an excitement speechless moment! :D

    Nice video buddy! I would prefer if you are going to leave that fluorescent blue acrylic as it is, to paint the case all black. If you are going to paint some parts of the case blue, then use a clear acrylic with ambient blue lighting inside. Just my opinion. I like it either way! Mod on man!:rock:
     

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