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Case Mod - In Progress | LUMO |-Completed and on In Wins stand at I series...

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by B NEGATIVE, 15 Sep 2014.

  1. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Hur Hur.....

    Except my chemicals you can buy at a hardware shop and dont kill thousands......

    Thats Magoo's 'thing'

    So as I said yesterday,I was shrouding the PSU bay with modders mesh,in this instance,the 2mm hole variety. This should clean up the visible wiring while adding contrast and texture. Eventually,this will be in black/silver marble while the actual frame is Lumo yellow. The Enermax isnt staying,its just for show,the PSU is undecided as yet...A Leadex or a BeQuiet will be taking that role up.

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    Once the PSU is painted as well,the depth effect should be nice...maybe a couple of LED's in each corner on the inside to light up the PSU would look good.

    Thanks again for looking,next up is the mobo tray.​
     
  2. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Some of you my be thinking 'I wonder why he called it LUMO....'
    Wonder no more ,wanna see what the frame is going to be painted in?

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    Its unbelievably bright,retina burning,yellow.
    Magoo hates it,he thinks it should be the colour of dried blood and decorated with the bones of his enemies...or the tax man.​
     
  3. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    *puts on sunglasses*

    It's not orange...but it will do.
     
  4. Hanoverfist

    Hanoverfist New Member

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    :thumb:Love a good paint job...Oh that Yellow..:D
     
  5. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Ah, drain cleaner. I've lost track of how many plumbing jobs involved replacing what it destroyed. That stuff used to eat right through the old metal-housed garbage disposals. I'm looking to strip chrome with it soon.

    Dogs don't pay taxes, you're projecting a bit there.:D
     
  6. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Lellow is the new 'Orange'

    Its like a candy rather than a paint...it is very bright but heavily dependent on the undercoat

    I love a bit of caustic soda,its so boss for stripping.

    You are correct,Magoo doesnt pay tax.......the local tax inspector is 'Location Unknown-MIA' after his tax demand.


    Today was paint day!
    I started with the 2 SSD's. Corsair 120 and 240 Force GT SSD's recycled from my SR2,good drives that could never reach full speed in their previous home so I gave them new lease of life in LUMO instead.

    The frame is done also,I will be doing pics for that tomorrow but in the meantime...

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    The graphics for them are being plotted as we speak.....


     
  7. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    And the graphics for the SSD's are done. I kept it very simple,using the existing Force GT logo and cutting a LUMO logo into it with a pinstripe....the pinstripe was a total bitch but it needed something to break up the yellow expanse.

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    These will be inset in to the mobo tray flush with the outer skin,you will not seen any cabling going to them. As the tray is black/silver marble,these are painted as accent pieces​
     
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    Love that ssd graphic! And that yellow - you won't get hit by a truck carrying those around :)
     
  9. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    The frame looks really good in that yellow.....no pics till clearcoat tho.
     
  10. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Talk about fresh. Love it man! Gives a nice custom feel to it.
     
  11. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    It looks good,should stand out behind the tinted glass sides.
     
  12. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    While I had a bit of spare time from marbling the mobo cover,I decided to take a few shots of the frame for the few that cant wait,this is just the first of many coats....

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    So.....gloss or satin clearcoat?​
     
  13. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    I should really save these till later but Im really happy how the marble came out!
    This is still very much WIP,the recesses need to be airbrushed in black and the slots need some plastidip action....but.....its looking good!

    The naked z97 Gryphon,I quite like the look of it naked,its a hidden gem.

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    And with the armour,yes its armour goddamn it,im British!

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    The slots tho......no good. They need to be colour changed,brown is not the way forward!
     
  14. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Will you change the colOUr of the armOUr? ;)

    That yellow man. Love how bright it is and reading the plans you have with the mobo. Ready when you are.
     
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    Very cool, how did you get the marble effect?
     
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    Beautiful Color..Need some sunglasses if it gets much brighter.. Nice work with the Marbled Look..:thumb:
     
  17. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Lol,Its already done Huk......

    Black base coat,let it dry fully then a thin but wet coat of silver. IMMEDIATELY dab at it with crumpled saran wrap if its a 3d shape of flat saran wrap and scrunch with your fingers for a flat surface,remove straight away. It will look rough as bears arse but the paint will settle down.

    You can over spray with whatever candy finish you like to get colour.

    Its a pain for 3d shapes but it looks ok on that armour.

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    The question is.....do I paint the block hold down?
     
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    That colour looks realy nice .Cant wait to see this come together.
     
  19. B NEGATIVE

    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    Just waiting on the first tray template to be cut,after that its the task of planning the rest of the tray,particularly the acrylic sandwich plate as all the drives will be sunk into it and the res will be built in to it...plus all the wiring. It should prove to be a challenge!
     
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    B NEGATIVE All Hail Kim Jong Magoo!

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    So today was my birthday and what better way to celebrate than to finish up the motherboard and spray the matching Keyboard,in this instance the Corsair K65 tenkeyless (Pics will be forthcoming)

    I also need to look at replacements for the MIPS hold down bolts as the stock ones are not pretty....

    Seeing as no one will see the back,I had a little fun....

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    To tidy up the edge of the card PCB I used 1.5mm Vinyl,easily removed it the card requires RMA!

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    And finally,I welcome E22 to this build! Nate has supplied me with my usual Ultraclear again,It is my usual for a very good reason...

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    Clear as glass and the tolerances are exceptional.

    Thanks for watching the build up of the board,next up is the PSU,Be Quiet have sent me a Dark pro 850 and Silent wings fans which will be getting the full service....once I figure out how to pop them open...​
     

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