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Project Beast

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ReikoX, 2 May 2004.

  1. SMOVE

    SMOVE What's a Dremel?

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    Lol, the speakers look very funny :thumb:
     
  2. lv_dicedealer

    lv_dicedealer What's a Dremel?

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    Nice job so far, really like the progress section that includes materials used, rather funny.

    Flames are very personal unless they are an exact copy of another flame job since they are all hand done. Very nice style there ReikoX! Are you planning on airbrushing the flames or are you gonna use a spray can? Also, why would you wet sand before putting primer on? You would sand after putting the primer on to see what areas need the most attention and the primer will actually smooth out most rough areas. Wet sanding is usually done after the color coats to get that glass-like finish, at least that is what I know from talking to automotive guys about show quality paintjobs.
     
  3. Xeno

    Xeno What's a Dremel?

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    I like the way you make those flames. :hehe:
    You said your going to put "some aluminium fans" in the front of the custom bezel. I like the idea! But are you willing to break your own rules. NO :dremel:. --> :hehe:

    Cheers, ~Xeno~
     
  4. r3Q

    r3Q Minimodder

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    go to google.com and get some pictures to work off of (thats my 2cents)

    that will get you WAY better results. if you have to- copy them.

    paint the case, masking tape the section off that you want to do the flames, you could use an xacto knife to cut the flames out but you might cut into your paintjob. then do your airbrush effect with the white (maybe some green?) and put many coats of clearcoat and lots of sanding and finish up with some wax =)

    this will look real nice if it turns out like this (but blue)

    motorcycle tribal flames

    good luck dude
     
  5. ReikoX

    ReikoX What's a Dremel?

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    Keep the comments rolling (slow day at work)

    Comments and Questions
    Yeah they do. I have been getting some good ideas from other members on this forum on how to make them look better.
    Thanks, I'm prety sure I stole the idea from Xeno
    I will answer this again, I plan on using the airbrush for the flames
    There are two reasons. First the belt left some grooves in the case that I wanted to sand out. And second wet sanding helps conserve sandpaper. It also helps keep the metal dust from turning my hands black. I will also be sanding once the primer is on and again once the base coat is on. After that I'll probabaly follow it up with some rubbing compound, polisher and wax once the flames are painted.
    Yea, I'm willing to break rules #2 (Keep costs low) and #3 (No :dremel: ). After all, rules are made to be broken.
    I assume you are refering to the fact that the test flames I did look horrible. Yes I drew them in about 30 seconds. I did the tribal flames in photoshop and spent several days getting them to look just right. The pattern repeats itself and can be used as a nifty desktop if you tile it right.
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    Thanks for the advise, that is almost exactly how I plan on doing the flames, except they sell a very thin flexible masking tape I will be using for the edges so I don't have to use an Xacto knive.

    Now I have a question for all of you. How the heck do I configure my avatar? I go to the conrol pannel and click edit avatar, but all I get is an empty box that says no avatar. Am I missing something?
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    I read the FAQ
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    ReikoX
     
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  6. ReikoX

    ReikoX What's a Dremel?

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    Update 2004-05-05

    Update 2004-05-05

    Primered the case last night but it got too dark to sand it, so I worked on some better flames.

    Pictures
    Sanded and ready to be primered
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    Primered in the dark
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    Tribal flame pattern traced with a charcoal pencil
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    Pattern transfered to masked plexi
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    Masking tape is cut with an Xacto knive
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    The paints I used on the plexi
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    Light blue base coat
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    Dark blue fades from base up
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    Grey accents applied to the tips
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    The finished product
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    Next update 2004-05-08
    Sand primer and begin painting

    Progress
    Total cost: $8.97
    Total hours: 10.5
    Pictures posted: 29
    Hot glue sticks used: 0.5
    Cans of vinyl dye used: 1
    Cans of primer used: 1
    Strips of sandpaper used: 3
     
  7. Xeno

    Xeno What's a Dremel?

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    :jawdrop: I love those flames! :thumb: Keep up the great work dude!
    /me subscribes
    btw: Where did you bought those cans of acrylic paint and how much they cost?

    ~Xeno~
     
  8. ReikoX

    ReikoX What's a Dremel?

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    If you look real close you get the answer to your question (the price tag is still showing on the right one). I bought them at Hobby Lobby for $.87. You can probably find them at ANY hobby shop and they are very inexpensive. My wife probably has 150 of those little bottles in all different colors. We use them to paint ceramics. The problem is they are water based. You have to seal them with a clear coat or they will come off. I plan on using an enamel paint for the flames on the case, speakers, monitor etc.

    Did anyone else notice what I forgot to do before I primered? Yep I forgot to cut the blowhole.. Grrr.. Anyone know if a hole saw will work on metal? works great on lexan. If not looks like I have to bust out the :dremel:. How on earth did I think I could mod without one?
     
  9. ReikoX

    ReikoX What's a Dremel?

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    Cool mod ideas

    Just checked out this guide by ZapWizard :jawdrop:. I decided to give it a go with my Pioneer DVD-303S, so I ordered some blue leds from LSDiodes.

    I'm also looking for one of those aluminum panaflo 120s for the front (damn sweet fan). If anyone has an extra one they are willing to sell please email me.

    Tonight I plan on working on some tribal sun fan grill designs, thanks again for the suggestion JEEVES :hip:. I'm going to hold off on the painting untill I get the fan I want to use in the stealth blowhole and get it cut out. I don't think my wife would let me steal her blue lighted one :hehe:.

    Progress
    Total cost: $13.52
    Total hours: 10.5
    Pictures posted: 29
    Hot glue sticks used: 0.5
    Cans of vinyl dye used: 1
    Cans of primer used: 1
    Strips of sandpaper used: 3
     
  10. ReikoX

    ReikoX What's a Dremel?

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    Tribal Sun Design

    I worked for a couple of hours last night on my tribal sun designs for my fan holes. This is what I ended up with.
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    I plan on cutting out the center piece and painting the rest like this

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    I plan on using a mesh cover the fans instead of grills, unless I can come up with a cool fan gril design. I pulled out the :dremel: last night. I think I'm going to have to break rule #3 already.. :hehe:

    I'm still looking at fans, anyone have any suggestions? I think I'm going to make a fanbus too, but where to put it... :confused:... :idea: I'll put it... oh wait that might hurt.

    That's all I had time for last night. It was Magic Online night :clap:

    Progress
    Total cost: $13.52
    Total hours: 12
    Pictures posted: 29
    Hot glue sticks used: 0.5
    Cans of vinyl dye used: 1
    Cans of primer used: 1
    Strips of sandpaper used: 3
     
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  11. Xeno

    Xeno What's a Dremel?

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    I like the tribal sun around the fan. I would defenitely go for the mesh. :thumb:.
    Case is looking ncie so far. But.if i may say.....I don't like the "air-drive" in the 5"1/4 drive. Rest is looking sweet!
     
  12. ReikoX

    ReikoX What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, the fans arn't even working on it anymore. I'm going to get rid of it when I do the custom bezel. Thanks for the encouragement. I think you are the only one still watching this thread. :blush:
     
  13. Tech-Daddy

    Tech-Daddy What's a Dremel?

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    OUTSTANDING!!!!

    Really, good work!
     
  14. Xeno

    Xeno What's a Dremel?

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    Some encouragement always do its job. I don't got much replys on my own mod to. :grr:. Just get rid of the fans and it "rock". :hehe:

    ~Xeno~
     
  15. [twig]clown

    [twig]clown What's a Dremel?

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    Oh we are watching..... watching!

    Love the colours, nice cool blue.. hope the coponents inside are the same (cool that is.., not blue).
    I think you should go for aluminium fans over LED ones, if you have a CC inside you will still get light, but when the system is off the aluminium ones will look lush, the shiney contrasting with the blue. Jus my opinion, obviously :p

    Mod On :rock:

    -cLoWn
     
  16. ReikoX

    ReikoX What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, the more I think about it, the more I like them. I might just get something like this.
     
  17. tm36usa

    tm36usa What's a Dremel?

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    Ur right it does make a really cool desktop.
     
  18. UV_Blue

    UV_Blue What's a Dremel?

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    If you haven't already gotten your :dremel: out to do the fan hole, you can use holesaws on metal, but if you use a drill press, it kinda sucks because of how they have a pressed fitting for the chuck...so I'd recommend a power drill. Great job on the painting, the ideas, man that is going to look so sweet when it's all done!!! :rock: :clap: I like how you just ignore people who rag on your ideas or fight with each other :p
     
  19. ReikoX

    ReikoX What's a Dremel?

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    Update 2004-05-09

    Went to the hardware store and picked up a piece of aluminum and some brackets to make my custom bezel. I also broke down and fixed my :dremel:. I didn't use a cutting disk though :hehe: So maybe that's my new rule #2: No cutting disks.

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    Supplies I would need to make the bezel
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    Look ma no :dremel:
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    Frame pieces cut to size and held together with masking tape
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    Test fit of bezel and placement of blowhole
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    Masking tape was used to protect the primer and the blowhole cutout was drawn on it
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    My hard drive is going to have to move to make room for the blowhole
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    The hole saw blade I had was made for wood. The metal ruined it.
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    The hole saw blade barely made a dent in the metal. Guess it's time for the :dremel:
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    The dremel was used with a router bit. Worked much quicker than a cutting disk
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    The blowhole pattern cut out
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    A little filing and the edges are ready for a primer touchup.
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    A test fit with the paper template over the metal cutout and the fan behind it

    Next update 2004-05-09
    Blowhole mounting bracket and sanding primer

    Progress
    Total cost: $30.50
    Total hours: 14.5
    Pictures posted: 41
    Hot glue sticks used: 0.5
    Cans of vinyl dye used: 1
    Cans of primer used: 1
    Strips of sandpaper used: 3
    Hole saw blades ruined: 1
     
  20. tmod

    tmod What's a Dremel?

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    Very nice! :thumb:
     

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