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HPRES III MEGA Complete, ty all.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Defyant Mods, 3 May 2005.

  1. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    I almost forgot the amazing blow hole you got there.
    Those blades really work. And a nice idea to not light them up but let them be lit up by the inner lighting of the case. Doesn't make it look to exaggerated.
     
  2. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Well-Known Member

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    HP3-MEGA is not Dead! i just got side tracked with 3 other projects :)

    Theres been a few updates missed here, i'll catch them up soon now that im modding this project again.

    I managed to slap down some 2pak pearl white and clear on 2 of the panels tha other day.

    I chose the front and side panels as these 2 would give me the best idea of how the case will look in this colour.

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    I'm more than happy with the Pearl white! if tmie premits over the weekend i'll get the other panels done.
     
  3. GuardianStorm

    GuardianStorm Active Member

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    looking good :)

    how many coats of pearl white, and how many coats of clear?
     
  4. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    freaking brilliant mod!!!

    makes me wana just get up off my lazy ass and do summin....

    wait.....

    nope its passed ! ! !

    looking good with those bondo skills though :clap: :clap:
     
  5. huren

    huren New Member

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    MMMMm nice 3 layer? DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤.
    But then again whats new, that paint is orig as i love it.
     
  6. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    OMG :eeek: :jawdrop: nice job DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤. keep up the good work :dremel:
     
  7. sk8ter646

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    DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤. JESUS THIS IS ONE MOFO OF A MOD and to think this was an old HP
     
  8. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    You've done it again :)
     
  9. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Well-Known Member

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    thanx heeps guys :) a few shots of all the panels now painted and cleared :)



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    A few shots with and without flash!

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  10. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Well-Known Member

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    and a bit of top light testing :p


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  11. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    awesome.
     
  12. Philipp

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    Two words: Just amazing! :jawdrop:
     
  13. rowin4kicks

    rowin4kicks a man walked into a bar ...

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    hey that is some smooth paintjob!!
    wish i had those skills
    great piece of work u got here :rock: :rock: :rock:
     
  14. .:ALOA:.

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    ooo my god, it is great
     
  15. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

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    Defyant, you make me hate myself for not having such skill...
     
  16. JaredC01

    JaredC01 Hardware Nut

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    *Drool* Can anything else really be said?
     
  17. chase

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    Man i love your work defyant, its really inspiring to see so much good work, pluss most of your work is modding worlds-first ;)

    Keep up the good work, lokking forward to the next update...
     
  18. windwakerfan

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    Love the case, just one question, what is the name of the case you modify?
     
  19. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Well-Known Member

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    Thanx as always for the great replys guys :) very much aprreciated as always :thumb:


    windwakerfan thyr 8000 series HP Pavialion towers :)




    Now that the freshly painted panels have had a day to "set" I was eager to see how the front clear Plex Blades were going to look on the pearl!

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    I have to say i was tragically dissapointed! my 5star flag ship had turned into a "titanic"..... the plex blades really offered nothing... just looked like fat glowing blue sausages... while the idea was ok early in the build.... now that the panels were coated these offered no contrast against the class of the Pearl Paint.

    I pretty much went to bed an unhappy camper. At about 1am (as it usually is with me) the idea came to me in the form of the good o'l Defyant mouse mats!

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    It was streight to the plex shop bright and bleery eyed @ 7am this morn for some cut to size plex goodness!!!

    I was back by 8AM armed with the new FRONT and SIDE BLADES! As you can see the new blades will be a GLOSS black a 3 layer design with a clear plex middle layer thats will light with the 3 colours of the case!

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    The THICKER of the 2 is 2 x 8mm black strips and one 2mm middle clear the longer side blades are 4mm and 2mm clear.

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    First thing to do is cut what will be the new CDROM door! Using a "thingamajig" the shape of the front panel is copied to the plex.

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    Then over to the band saw for some cutting.

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    Still looking a bit bulky atm!

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  20. Defyant Mods

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    So it's down to the router for some intial shaping.
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    Now the long task of hand sanding begins! this goes thru a stack of steps! the first being a ruff sand with 100 grit dry then 400 grit.
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    Finally to bring back some of that Gloss black shine some hand compound rubbing.

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    The process is done 2 more times to create the middle and lower blades! one of wich will be modified to be the ATX switch :)
     

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