Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by macroman, 11 Mar 2004.
Read it here.
looking cool macro! im particularly impressed by the gold plating!
Just an idea i had, but perhaps finishing the windows in the same way as the drive bay covers would look cool? ie, putting them on the outside with beveled edges?
To paraphrase mashie from zaps thread.. If your inspiration was a £20 ebuyer premod, then congratulations... SUCCESS!
Not a fan tbh, seems like you took something beautiful and cheapened it.
Still, I don't gotta look at it everyday, you must like it. Cleanly done and all that, just not my bag.
I think you are missing the point of the series. The idea is to show people new to modding a few simple ideas and techniques, and not to produce an ego massaging curiosity.
Have to agree, I'm not a fan of the overall look, but I feel that this is perhaps more a practice and exhibition of techniques, and what can be produced with them, than something of outstanding man-made beauty.
Doh, you posted as I was reading/writing.
I actually considered that as I posted... which took me a long time, I might add, cos I kept feeling that I was being harsh. I didn't mean to be harsh in the slightest, but I get a bit bored of the constant "ooh, awesome" posts and like to stir it up a little sometimes
As I said, it was very nicely executed and, as you say, does act as a great guide to wannabe-modders like myself.
Thanks for not telling me to naff off
ps I did, of course, mean zaps thread.. not linears.. doh!
Is there a similiar way of 'dyeing' bolts/screws a different colour, as anodising sounds complicated?
how much was the gold plating kit?
and where do you buy it?
I forget the actual cost of the plating system (this was done about 2 years ago) probably about £15 - 20.
This is not anodising but real gold plating by chemical deposition.
Yes, a nice Black and Gold theme would be good.... Like the John Player Special Lotus's of Formula One fame (Bet that's got some of you young 'uns guessing!! )
When I first saw this I had to check it wasn't posted on April the 1st! It seemed incredible you could buy a home gold-plating kit... I don't need one you understand, I just *want* one!!
I do remember an old April 1st joke years ago about a Chrome-plating cloth... Just wipe it over worn chrome plating and hey-presto gleaming new surface... I didn't try to buy one honest
Does anyone know of a modern-day supplier of Mr Macroman's kits?
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