Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by [WP@]WOLVERINE, 11 Dec 2003.
He used his dremel to ETCH that drawing into the plexi... no spraying.
THAT is what makes the artwork that much more amazng... he used a rotary tool with a specific bit to engrave that image into the plexi...
Actually he sprayed his etch as he states:
So please read before posting.
Great job on the case, BTW! I love it. Cant wait to see more!
dude.. you are amazing
What can i say, this case is SWEET!!!
Cant wait to see the finished product!!!
Posted with interest
Well done so far, some labour intensive mods already. Keep up the good work
Tech daddy was quite right there is no spraying involved here the images are etched in to the plexi just as he said and then i used a small brush to fill the etchings with transparent uv paint, thats how the effect was done.
Heres a closeup of the etch.
well, I asked because i think you mentioned a spray with uv paint somewhere in your posts and that got stuck in my mind, trying to figure out how you can do it with a spray...
Tech-Daddy had no idea of the uv paint
so it was with a brush...really kewl effects it gave you...man, you must really have a steady hand...i m really looking forward to see how the filled etches on the side will look like
cant find any words to describe ti ... a smiley maybe ?
oh yay, thats one ...
ohhh ! one more !
and a last one ^^
Morality : smilies rocks hehe
awesome case ^^ i wish i had your drawing skills ...
All i meant was that you did paint it, not JUST etch. And Tech-Daddy seemed to think it was JUST etched.
Ah ok. well i hope ive cleared all questionmarks by now. Im currently filling in the other etches with uv paint and this is turning out to be by far the hardest part of this build. It takes forever to do as i dont want to get paint all over the place its extremely time consuming and boring work. I just hope its worth it. Since the uvpaint is transparent its very hard to see wich parts ive done and witch parts that are going to be filled so i had to hotwire an old psu and connect the uv ccd to it so i can see what im doing. ive also made another hd rack of the old Sunbeam parts i had lying around that will go in above the psu and gives me another five 3,5 slots for a grand total of 18 slots and i think that i wont be needing more than 18 drives (atleast not for a while)
Very nice! Keep the updates coming!
We're half way there.. living on a sprayer...
Me thinks that you did mention something about spraying some sort of clearcoat on the fan holes you cut to make them so purdy...
Alas, that is the case. I did not read close enough to note that this engraving fiend had actually put UV paint into the etched channels...
Keep it up.
Looks great but maybe it is just the pics as it seems the same affect from the UV could be duplicated by putting some blue LED's around the etch to light it up.
The only way to get the same effect with Leds is to drill holes in the edge of the plexi and insert the leds there because the light has to come either directly from the side or above/under. And also it would be very hard to get that kind of setup to look good. With uv you dont get all the wiring thats requiered for leds simply paint the bits you want to glow and flick the switch Cant get easier than that.
Man, that's one evil case!
It's amazing how much work you have put into this. Your dremel work is simply breathtaking! By the looks of your work, I guess you are extremely good at normal drawings as well.. do you post images somewhere on the web?
Anyway, keep up that awesome work!
Yeah I can understand that in a clear case, I guess I just thought the UV paint would look a little more different and vibrant- looks good though don't get me wrong.
How bout some updates, we are looking forward to seeing some more.
Which bit and what speed are you running your rotary @ to do the etching?
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