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Mod of the Year 2006

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by WilHarris, 11 Dec 2006.

  1. Slink

    Slink B7

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    I reckon the purpose of the mod was just something different to what is already about the mod scene. Everyone has seen the lazer cutting and precise work cnc can do, So this is just something a little different, stands out from other mods.
     
  2. 1e8o

    1e8o New Member

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    I'm voting for the Cold fusion, It has that beautifull tech look.
    Really a nice mod :D
     
  3. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    These mods are all very, very good. It will be a difficult decision on which to vote for.

    Many of these mods were actually built in 2005 so I'm not sure how the rules worked.

    I kinda prefer The Unidyne PC but then....I would. lol

    Congrats to the nominees.
     
  4. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    It is mods finished in '06, Darkblade was started in November 2004.
     
  5. Noobkiller

    Noobkiller New Member

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    My vote goes to Tech-daddy, the mod showed that indeed pc mods can have an urban style
     
  6. FragK

    FragK New Member

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    Wow, how can I make a pick out of this? :jawdrop: Too hard..

    By the way, I thought Ediejo's case was made before 2006 :eyebrow: Did he change stuff?

    Good luck to all contestants :thumb:
     
  7. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    The pure talent on show here makes it exceedingly difficult to choose one. I love Gnome's WMD and the brilliant project logs. However, ContexYZ just clinches the vote for me. All are exceptional though.

    Mod on :dremel:
     
  8. Sleepstreamer

    Sleepstreamer I modded christmas!

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    I thank you. Let's just hope you're not the only one :worried: :D
     
  9. n00btard

    n00btard Go away

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    Voted for Sangaku.

    While the case is a bit too Japanese for a person who is Japanese, I love the minimalist bamboo painting on one of the side panels, and I like white lighting more than blue :p
     
  10. Sphering

    Sphering New Member

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    Couldn't agree more. But all are great mods or builds non the less. Very difficult to choose a winner.
     
  11. [cibyr]

    [cibyr] Sometimes posts here

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    I'm neither the first nor last person to say this, but choosing was damm hard!

    Ending up voting for the one that I wish I had built the most... but was still hard to choose.
     
  12. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    This is the hardest thing I've had to choose in a long time. Every one of them is class and deserves to win in their own way. I'll re-read the summaries and sleep on it.

    I agree with shomann though - we should have a casemod OTY and a scratchbuild OTY. That way I get 2 votes :p
     
  13. floppyeardbunny

    floppyeardbunny New Member

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    Something about a case that can crush a small animal or fall off a truck and keep working just gives me a case of the happies. I originally joined for WMD and to this day that case just floors me. If these were all for sale which one would any of you buy. For me it would be the WMD. Darkblade is stunning flawless construction at its best. Sangaku is a work of art and mastery of his craft. The others I truly enjoy for the stock modding aspect. Much respect to all the contestants. My vote will go to WMD.
     
  14. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    True, I also signed up for one of these, it was Darkblade, and wish I signed up sooner.
    So I woul have tosay Darkblade gets it from me for that reason, I also give special accolades to:
    Sangaku for the exelent woodworking skills and Japanese influence,
    Cold Fusion as it is so well done and that it is his first mod,
    Temple of Nod for noslagia, I love the C & C series,
    WMD for the sheer amount of work that went into it,
    And everyone else in this competition for thier outstanding work and contribution to this site. Congratulations to you all :thumb:
     
  15. simosaurus

    simosaurus New Member

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    darkblade is prob the best put together, but i voted for WMD as it looks stunning while having build quality on-par with that of darkblade
     
  16. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    ive put my vote in for WMD as the workmanship on that peice is far in excess of any of the other mods ever built

    however i nearly voted for darkblade or spiderman 3 as i see these as true mods as opposed to a scratch build

    if it was a MOD contest in the strictest sense of the word i would have gone for either of those 2 however i feel that out of the group WMD is head and shoulders above the rest
     
  17. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Got to go with the WMD. I'd like to vote for Cold fusion, but the fact that all that gorgeous tubing is just for show bugs me on a fundamental level. I really liked DarkBlade until I realized those were swords in the corners. THe Japaneese one (not even going to try to spell it) is incrediable in it's own way, probably my second choice.
     
  18. Jeroenotje

    Jeroenotje New Member

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    Wow, there are no bad mods participating. That makes it so difficult to choose. They are all beautifull.
    I think.. not everyone has a CNC machine, I mean, Dark Blade is all made by one person, but he used a CNC, that makes it a bit unfair. He used tools almost nobody could use.. so is it fair if he wins? I mean, it is one of the coolest mods! And a great design. That makes it more difficult to choose. What do you guys think, CNC?

    I'm not sure which one I am going to choose. I like handcrafted mods, from scratch or not, which costed a lot of time, which you can see back in details. I guess most of these mods have this, that is what makes them one of the top 12.
     
  19. dutchcedar

    dutchcedar New Member

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    There's so much more to CNC machining than pushing a button, so saying its "unfair" is kinda unfair, don'tchathink? Granted, its a step up from normal tools, but its also a step up in the brains and thinking category, if ya get my drift.

    I'm not trying to be G69T's advocate here, but his use of CNC tooling was so many steps above what one might expect to come out of even the best equipped CNC machine shop, that I get the sense some people missed the complexity of it and the brainpower required to do what he did.

    I still can't choose between the three. Each were, at least it seems so, a perfect reflection of each of the builders' skills, artistry and talents... great ideas, resourcefulness and follow-through. I really need two more votes... :hip:

    wood
    aluminum
    stainless steel

    Maybe I oughta choose based on the materials? :D
     
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  20. slipperyskip

    slipperyskip Member

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    Interesting.

    Both the Boss FX and the Sangaku competed in the December '05 Newegg monthly case mod contest. Sangaku won.

    It doesn't matter. It was late in the year.
     
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