project : Blackmesa HL²

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  1. piloux

    piloux New Member

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    EDIT: here is the official pics presentation made by bit-tech.net with pics supplied by Piloux himself ( :thumb: ) to show the advancement of the project in an easy to follow format: http://bit-tech.net/feature/44/1/

    enjoy it and don't forget clicking through the whole thread to see latest updates:)



    Hi guys, here I go again with a new project log :D

    Long time ago I had the idea to build a Half life lan pc but never had good enough idea to start working on it... well the imminent coming out Half life ² gave me some good inspiration.

    I had some parts and stuff to my disposal to start the project then lets go guys :)

    for now , 2 things are sure :

    -full time damage paintjob (to remind the Blackmesa atmosphere )
    -green uv react watercooling ( to remind toxic liquid)

    here is the stuff I have :


    - watercooling : wb derfone, mj 1000, copper rad from nissan micra
    -2 enremax 120mm
    -2 enermax 80mm
    -1 120 mm
    -2 ccfl uv 10 cm
    -1 ccfl uv 30 cm
    -1 psu 250w
    - actima dvd drive 10 x
    - sony crx 1611 16x/10x/40x
    - différents acrylic stuffs
    - different aluminium stuffs

    here are some pics of everything :

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    In this wallpaper you can have an idea how I want the case lokks like :)

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    well , after differents search I found this sort of paint to simulate the rustiness of steel

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    I try differents ways...

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  2. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Wetsander

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    Niiice. Looks like you are off to a good start. :thumb:
    Oh, what kind of flat panel monitor is that back there? That Aluminum looking one. :rock:
     
  3. piloux

    piloux New Member

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    you can see the differents area I have paint :

    - yellow : primer paint
    - green the result with the oxidant paint
    - red the copper
    - blue copper with steel base color

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    you can see the grain due to the steel base paint

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    the copper I paint with a brush

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    the effect is very different according to the laps time between the 2 different paints

    finally I m going to paint it with the last effect

    thenn I paint the dvd drive :

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    steel base paint and 2 coats with the oxidant :

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    the same work with the frame :

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  4. Visualaid

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    the drives look schweet!
     
  5. piloux

    piloux New Member

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    thank you ;)


    this is not a flat panel monitor , it s just an acrylic side panel with a cut aluminium window I made for another case I builded
     
  6. piloux

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    yes , the rustiness color is more yellow because of the flash but in reality it is really good rust effect
     
  7. ReFredzRate

    ReFredzRate Relix Headshot!!

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    It's not my style, but neither is that sweet black/transparent thing you built ;) I bet you can make it look pretty sweeeeeeet!!!
     
  8. piloux

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    I hope so :D

    this is a really different style, but it is according with the theme :thumb:
     
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    Wow, simply wow.

    The drive looks amazing, you can be assured that ill be watching this piece.
     
  10. Shadowed_fury

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    VERY NICE, good job on the drives. its gonna take a while but this is gonna look awesome, good luck! :thumb:
     
  11. Zilly

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    I really, really like the look!
    Can't wait to see how it all turns out!
     
  12. Starbuck3733T

    Starbuck3733T Look out sugar, here it comes

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    Your rust effect is GREAT! :eeek: :rock:

    Looking forward to seeing the rest.
     
  13. TheOnlyAndromeda

    TheOnlyAndromeda Duh, what's a dremel?

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    Oh wow I am religious or I would use another word

    I am going to watch this.

    Darn it you stole my idea.

    I was just about to do the same thing
     
  14. Le Tordu

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    Yeah, Piloux's back !! :rock:

    Your rustiness look (-and-feel ?) is quite amazing ! :thumb: Will the case be totally "yellow" as the wallpaper is or will you use other colors ? Maybe a "standard red" rustiness effect on the radioactive tubes :naughty:

    En tout cas, bonne chance ! :lol:
     
  15. Nexxo

    Nexxo Bargaining chip

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    I like. I like a lot! Nice to see another piece of art coming up! :thumb:

    PS can I have a close up of the waterblock? Doesn't look familiar, what is it?
     
  16. The_Resetter

    The_Resetter I LIKE CAKE!

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    Oooow another project log from my m8 Piloux ;)

    The drive looks astonishing just perfect :jawdrop: !! I love it :D

    Cant wait to see more, but by my guesses this one is going to be as good as the previous case (if not even better :geek:)

    Ow and do you mind telling me what kind of paints u use, I might consider this effect on my next project. :dremel:
     
  17. piloux

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    well, the case will be totally rusty but I ll make some orange UV reactive plexi pieces to give it the look :D
     
  18. piloux

    piloux New Member

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    of course here it is :

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    this is a Derfone's block, a french guy who sell some good stuff on the nokytech.net forum, I like his job :)
     
  19. piloux

    piloux New Member

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    hi resetter ;) here is the paint I use :


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    this is Instant Iron base coat and instant rust antquing solution, the label is "modern options" I think it is a french product
     
  20. Darv

    Darv Bling!!

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    Wow :jawdrop: I've always liked the idea of a rust scheme paint job but never thought it would look too good.

    You've proved me wrong! Keep up the good work :thumb:
     

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