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Project: An3motion

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by rupbert, 22 Jun 2003.

  1. rupbert

    rupbert What's a Dremel?

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    My first first modding project, so be nice :)

    This first part concerns the painting of the case, floppy and DVD-Rom drives using Vinyl Dye...

    Two pages, the second has some Ultra HQ images...

    http://www.aotm57.dsl.pipex.com/Project.htm

    http://www.aotm57.dsl.pipex.com/ProjectHQ.htm

    What next?

    Well I currently running over various ideas, however this mod will not feature any technical/electronic mods, it will purely be focussed on aesthetics; and the budget is not huge so at the moment the project specification will evolve...

    Currently looking at painting fans, fabricating my own fan guards, creating a very intrigate window design, nothing revolutionary but then I want this PC to be modern looking, not looking out of place in my living room...
     
  2. Lithium

    Lithium super spunk

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    welcome to the forums matie. Nice paint job like the colour. Are ya going to incorperating any other colours i.e. silver for buttons, baybus etc.
     
  3. rupbert

    rupbert What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the welcome mate, and the kind comments :)

    I plan to paint all case fans this colour:

    [​IMG]

    I hope to get some new brushed aluminium power and reset buttons.

    Will be cutting blow holes in the front and top, and hope to use some ducting for the front. And will be getting some blue leds for the power/hdd/floppy and DVD-ROM...
     
  4. cjorli

    cjorli What's a Dremel?

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    What kind of paint did you use for the sides/metal parts?
     
  5. rupbert

    rupbert What's a Dremel?

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    I just used the Vinyl Dye. I know its made for plastics, however I will be using some semi-gloss clear coat lacquer to protect the finish...

    The reason I used the Vinyl Dye was to ensure an exact colour match...
     
  6. cjorli

    cjorli What's a Dremel?

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    It worked out very well, nice job on the paint!:dremel:
     
  7. rupbert

    rupbert What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the comments cjorli :)

    I will be painting the fans tommorow evening with model enamel, in the meantime I have de-assmebled the fans and prepared them for a coat of primer...
     
  8. [twig]clown

    [twig]clown What's a Dremel?

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    That is a really smooth paintjob. Me thinks you might regret not cutting all the fan holes before painting though. Excellent job though, I like the look of everything when it is half painted, all speckly, looks funky.

    -cLoWn
     
  9. rupbert

    rupbert What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the comments :)

    I must admit as soon as I finished spraying I thought 'I really should have cut the holes first'...

    However as mentioned, everything will be getting several coats of semi-gloss clear coat lacquer for protection, and like most people do I will be using masking tape all over the parts when doing any actual cutting :)

    Stay tuned...
     
  10. yodasarmpit

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    That’s a very nice paint job, its amazing what a difference some colour makes to a case, esp when done well.:thumb:
     
  11. PhilD

    PhilD What's a Dremel?

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    nice paint job mate, you've inspired me to do one off my cases, maybe another i have lying around, as they do look shabby next to my chieftec full dragon blue :|

    Anyways really looking forward to seeing how the fans turn out also something i might do :p
     
  12. ZapWizard

    ZapWizard Enter the Mod Matrix

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    It looks great.

    And those HQ images are insaine, what camera is that?
     
  13. rupbert

    rupbert What's a Dremel?

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    /me bows down to the electronic master

    Many thanks for the comments guys, if anything I thought this project would dissappear within a few days, in comparison to some of the highly technical/innovative projects...

    However the reason I did post it, was in the realisation that not everyone can A: Do such an advanced project B: Afford it...

    I think most people have an old case lying around that perhaps would like to use, but because of its appearance it remains unused...

    And the camera is a Sony DSP-71, it takes excellent pictures outside, the only fault I have with it is the macro facility which is only 10cm...

    But then for $300 its pretty good value :)

    At work at the moment, so hopefully can go to the model shop during lunch and get some orange enamel :)
     
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    rupbert What's a Dremel?

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    Got some primer, orange and green enamel on my lunchbreak today, hopefully get some images up tonight...

    Oh, and the 'unique' thing about the fans? All shall be revealed, I have never seen a fan similar in 'design' :)
     
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    Izdawiz What's a Dremel?

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    Nice Job! I havent posted in a while (busy modding ), but I like the color of your case what is the name of the color you used? I'd like to try some for and old case I got here. Oh and keep up the good work.
     
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    I too have to say that is the cleanest bit of spray painting I've seen for some time... Just one question on vinyl dye: can you use it on joystick buttons, or would it wear off over time?
     
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    rupbert What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks, colour and Part Number is mentioned at the very top of the first page :)
     
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    rupbert What's a Dremel?

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    Why thankyou :)

    Well the whole concept that makes Vinyl Dye so popular is that is actually penetrates the plastic...

    Leave it to cure for the recommended 72 hours, perhaps coat it with a low shine lacquer and it should be as good as factory :)
     
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    rupbert What's a Dremel?

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    I plan to convert my webpage onto this forum thread, so people do not have to keep going back to the page and searching through it all...

    In the meantime here is the first of many 'proper' image posts...

    Okay during my lunch break today I was able to go to the huge local model shop, which has everythi ng you could ever think off! Bought four pots of enamel, two lime green, one orange and one grey primer. I also bought a very nice model brush (very smooth/fine hairs).

    Here we have the fan with one coat of primer, as well as the icke pots of enamel. Humbrol Super Enamel, £1.05 each they were, and the brush was £1.25. The Enamel goes a long way, and it gives a nice smooth coverage in conjunction with the good brush (no visable brush strokes)...

    [​IMG]

    Estimating, the primer will be dry later on tonight, so I will apply the first coat of green. I expect it will need at least tow coats, more like three...

    Oh and the 'original' idea for the fans? Well when I peeled the awful gold sticker that was covering the plastic plug, I thought to myself why not make my own fan stickers? :D

    And the design? Punisher anyone?

    [​IMG]

    Sketched this in about 10 minutes, its not the final design but wanted to see how it looked in a small scale (the image is around 1/3rd the size you see it here). So all being well the fan will be green, and the circular sticker will be black with the white (maybe orange?) skull in the centre...

    And how?, easy. Get some photo quality gloss paper for my Epson photo printer. Print out the desin, cut and apply some double sided sticky tape :)

    Stay tuned!

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  20. rupbert

    rupbert What's a Dremel?

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    Just knocked up a quick Photoshop cut and paste, showing how I imagine the fan, custom sticker and custom fan guard will appear...

    [​IMG]

    I think its going to look L337 :brrr:
     

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