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Case Mod - In Progress Project BIO-A10 by E.E.L. Ambiense - Completed

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by E.E.L. Ambiense, 23 Apr 2012.

  1. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Ah, The international symbol for, "Don't screw with it!" :lol:

    In my experience; the more expensive the gun, the crappier the packaging...
     
  2. Kylevdm

    Kylevdm The Mod Zoo Podcast Host

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    Ahhaha


    Now that I have cleaned my screen, looks great dude!
     
  3. Cown

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    Beautiful PSU :thumb: I'm considering one for myself as well, just it being fully modular is awesome! I would have a hard time making mods to it as well lol
     
  4. xXSebaSXx

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    ??? I always thought that sticker was "geek speak" for "Please make sure that you remove this sticker and open this device to see its internals before doing anything else". :duh:
     
  5. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Log Update #17

    Update!

    Let's get to it.

    Progress on the front door. I had to apply the 30+ layers of paint or whatever the hell I put on there and sand and 'weather' in between. :hehe:

    I decided completely apart is the way to go and then reassemble when the time comes.

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    And the left front outer shell...

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    For the PSU, I made a few more stencils.

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    Let's get rid of that, there. Low-tech tool; a thumbnail.

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    Because I wasn't going to disassemble the PSU completely since all you'll see is the one side with the fan on it once it's installed, I decided to just mask off what I needed to in order to keep the bad stuff out of the inside of the PSU.

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    And then I needed to rough up the paint on the PSU to give the new stuff something to stick to.

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    I started on weathering a bit of the paint by chipping at it. Another way of doing this is (if the medium isn't already painted) hitting it with a little water and sprinkling salt and letting it dry completely and painting over the top of the salt and simply brush it off after it's cured. Salting really works well in modeling.

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    There we go.

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    Let's mask the gal off a bit here to keep from any overspray hitting the other sides...

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    And ready to go!

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    Quick spray of some hideous color, lol, we're ready to go.

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    I sprayed the grill on the PSU yellow, and now I'm masking for a voltage symbol in the middle. You really probably won't be able to tell what it is when it's all done, but that's fine. It adds to the mystery, ya know?

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    And ready to spray.

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    I applied some more stencils to the PSU's body...

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    Carefully peeling off...

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    And the other side...

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    Again, carefully peeling...

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    I applied some more stencils to the center grill...

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    PSU all sprayed! Now I need to begin building up the weathering some more.

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    And the center grill mostly done. I'm adding some sprinkling of rust on it here and there as well as the PSU itself.

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    And the right front shell ready for some more weathering!

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    I'm sorry I'm not my usual jovial self; just irritated about some things (people) is all. You ever noticed that some people just rub you wrong for really no reason? Like they have something against you with absolute non-quantifiable justification? Like you don't even know this person and for some reason they dislike you and act like an ass because of it? *shrugs* I don't know if it's jealousy, stupidity, or run-of-the-mill malice. Who knows? :hehe:

    Anyways, that's all I have for now but I'll be back. I have some more things cooking that I need to allow to boil over soon... I'll be back. Thanks for tuning in and see ya soon!

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  6. Balder

    Balder Calmer than a monk on morphine

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    I love getting in at work with my coffee to discover updates in one of my favorite logs, I'm loving the weathered look, you really have honed that skill to perfection
     
  7. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Log Update #18

    Update time! Not a big one, but some progress. I spent a majority of the day enjoying the outside air at a park with the family. I love watching my son feeding a duck by hand for the 1st time. :thumb:

    Alright. Here we go.

    Continuing the weathering/painting for the front door's plates. Let's add a little something here, shall we? Something...mischievous. Something that doesn't quite belong. Something...deviant? :D

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    Some more stencils...

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    Carefully peeled off and ready for masking. Just like before and it will happen again. Like Rome! Right?

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    And all masked off and ready for some paint.

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    There we go. Let it set up for a few minutes...

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    There! Ready for the second step...

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    Application...

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    Peeling carefully.... muhahaha...

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    There! :hehe:

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    And some quick sprays later and some weathering/sanding manipulation. Why, you ask? Why not, I ask. Perhaps the tech that was using this station was a bit of a loon and felt like slapping a smiley sticker on his rig. Perhaps he wanted his mates to think he was a little off-center. Perhaps he just wanted to give himself a quick, cheap laugh while on-the-clock so he wasn't so bored. Who knows?

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    Let's make it a little more odd, though.

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    Brush, brush, brush….brush, brush, brush. HA HA!! -Pee Wee Herman


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    There. That's a little deviant, yes? :hehe:

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    Let's start some rusting effects on here as well. I need to get this thing done!

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    On to other things for sec, I finished up on the work on the (previously) beautiful PSU. That's the only side you'll see, so that's the only side I'm messing with!

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    And I started messing with the block top again. Now it looks like some 'fluid of an unknown origin' was leaking around the seals or something. Apparently, it's UV-reactive too.

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    Alright, I'll be back. Thank you for tuning in and I'll have more to show soon!

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  8. MrWizard

    MrWizard New Member

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    /applause. I <3 Seasonic as well, and you've got more confidence than I do Jeremy, to weather the thing like that right out of the box. It came out amazing.
     
  9. Mechh69

    Mechh69 I think we can make that fit

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    Can I come up and rummage through your pile of parts?:lol: I could probably build a new rig out of your scraps. Great work on the log and I love your writing style.:thumb: Sorry im late to the party but subbed none the less.
     
  10. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    I've been following this and i have to say theis is a brilliant build. I love the distressed effects, look really cool.
     
  11. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    This is all awesome E.E.L. :clap::dremel:
     
  12. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    The smiley face just kills me :hehe:
     
  13. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Thanks! Honestly, you just build up a kind of "skin" for cutting/modding expensive gear. I just don't think about it. Really, the more you think about it the more possibility arises to psych yourself into committing a mistake. Just visualize what you're trying to accomplish, and make it happen. Simple as that!

    Hahah, you're welcome to. I'm hoping to get a lot of this crap cleared out to make room for some other kind of crap I'm sure. :hehe: Thanks for the kind words and welcome aboard. I appreciate it!

    Thanks, man! I appreciate the kind words.

    :hehe: Thanks, m8. And this is coming from someone who is making one hell of a beautiful rig from scratch. :) I haven't had much of a chance to really get out and play in others' logs like I used to (and I really want to!) but I have been poking in your build-log on occasion; good lord that work is beautiful!

    :lol: Me too. I can't even really look at it in person anymore because of it. I almost regret doing it, then I realize, "what the hell", ya know? :hehe:
     
  14. AlderonnX

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    This is art... Nicely done. Its so funny i was watching NOTalis on Utube and then saw this build log. Glad to see your back at it
     
  15. mnpctech

    mnpctech bit-tech sponsor

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    Ok, that is now my favorite PSU mod of all time..... Yes, Jeremy is a very talented Artist and was dearly missed by us, but everything is back in proper order again :D
     
  16. Cown

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    Very nice job on the PSU, moar moar moar :D
     
  17. Dragulax99

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    still following ....amazing work BTW.. :rock::rock:
     
  18. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Log Update #19

    Update! I haven't had a lot of time due to other things going on, but I did get a few things done that needed to be done. Done be done, done. Redundant, redundant.

    Let's get to it.

    I continued working on the weathering for the front door's plates. :lol: Smiley face!

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    Nothing worse than a rusty... well, you can see for yourself. :D Looks like a tetanus shot waiting to happen! :hehe:

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    Speeding up the rusting effect. I love the really orange stuff myself.

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    Alright, I needed to sand down the main chassis to get it ready for some weathering love too.

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    Remove (temporarily) the best case feet in the world...

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    I need to remove everything from the chassis that isn't actually part of the chassis. That includes QC stickers too. Wow, 2007 huh? So that's when they lost their minds! :hehe:

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    ...And gone.

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    Those blasted top IO port cable holders that they slap on with the foam double-sided tape that seems to be from another universe. :lol:

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    A quick compressed air blowout to get rid of the crap...

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    I love to wipe everything down with some mineral spirits or lacquer thinner of some sort. You'd be amazed what kind of stuff is hiding on the very surface of your metal!

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    Ahhh....those feet. Enjoy them while they're still bare!

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    A half-hour later... nothing like a beautiful matte black on a chassis, ya know?

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    It's nice and all, but I'm not nearly done!

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    ...and some case feet half-naked! Oh no!

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    I'll be back with some more. Thanks for tuning in and see ya really soon!

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  19. Foregasm

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    NOT THE FEET! :eeek::waah:
     
  20. thegyufi

    thegyufi New Member

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    I really like the paint effects you did !
     

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