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Project Cytherea (formerly Project Shuttle meets Epia meets Smoothwall)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Zoon, 17 Oct 2003.

  1. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Just a quick bump ... this project is not dead, but after running through all the little filing and rounding off bits I can do, I need to do some spraying now ... and its too cold for it :(

    This log will live again, soon. Promise :D I've got a part finished shuttle case sitting on my shelf taunting me to finish it :D
     
  2. Dragosoft

    Dragosoft What's a Dremel?

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    :hehe: Can't wait more
     
  3. Da_BaCoN

    Da_BaCoN Minimodder

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    can't wait for more either, especially since i just got my own shuttle :rock: :D
     
  4. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Me too !! I am so annoyed at the weather :(
     
  5. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Well, I've finally gotten some progress on this, and a bunch of pictures.

    I'm gonna try and sort them tonight :D
     
  6. blackflag

    blackflag I Kill Dremels

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    Post em man!

    I also just got a Shuttle, curious to see how you hacked yours up...
     
  7. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    All the pictures are clicky, they'll take you to a 1024 res size image !

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    Rubbing compound, one old towel, black trim wax (was the only black wax I already had, I will eventually get some proper black car wax), and the old favourite, the kitchen sink.

    Lots of elbow grease, a couple of soft polishing cloths stained black from the wax and white from the rubbing compound and about 2 hours later ...

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    SHINEY !

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    MORE SHINEY !

    I'm very impressed by the finish on this, there's some more shots later on showing just how shiny it turned out.

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    The face plate ... the last picture of this before painting was covered with masking tape. I decided to remove the masking tape and just paint the whole lot. I removed the plastic discs surrounding the LEDs and buttons first and stored them safely, then laid down some paper in the garden shed, and sprayed on two nice thick coats of black paint.

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    All dry and test fitting. The orange perspex just needs holes for the buttons and LEDs now.

    I don't have any pictures of how I bored out the holes, but I basically used a dremel, and VERY carefully expanded out the size of the hole. Luckily they all fit just right too :D

    Happy with this, I removed the backing and protection sheet from the perspex.

    Now for the glory shots ...

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    Me standing facing a window in the lounge taking a picture of my reflection in the side of the case.

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    Face on view of it sitting on the windowsill.

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    Side view showing the reflection of a flower vase.

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    Another angle of the last picture.

    With that stuff done, I have the fun stuff next. First up, is the faceplate. I've been tracking down some milliput and I'm gonna use it to fill in all the holes I don't need, and hopefully do something pretty with it too.

    Plans for the inside of the case include a UV orange fan, UV orange lighting and UV orange cable braid for the cables, when I eventually get them :)

    Meet "Project Cytherea" :)

    Comments, suggestions, criticism all welcome. If the pictures aren't working tell me which and I'll get right on it.
     
  8. NiHiLiST

    NiHiLiST New-born car whore

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    Slick :thumb: Excellent work on the paint job, if you keep everything else at that standard then can the finished PC come out on a date with me?
     
  9. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    I think you're confusing this shuttle case with a porn star of similar name :blush:

    I've got several things I'd like to do with the face plate. Right now I am considering getting a block of 12 - 14 mm thick acrylic and replacing the whole thing directly, only real problem with that is that there's no places anywhere near here that actually sell that kinda thickness acrylic, and given I need such a small piece, it is made harder.
     
  10. NiHiLiST

    NiHiLiST New-born car whore

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    Nope, that paint job is sexier than any porn star, trust me.

    As for the thick acrylic, try looking for a sign manufacturer or some other industrial company that'll have some fairly heavy-duty stuff and since you need such a small piece I expect you could get an off-cut.
     
  11. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Putting a piece straight onto the front brings up problems with the parts of the case that aren't flush, that I don't really want to be removing. It's gonna take some thinking :) I'll have a look and see what companies I might find locally, thanks.
     
  12. Go4t

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    Fetish
     
  13. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Thankyou for that useful reply.
     
  14. Bentos

    Bentos What's a Dremel?

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    i like the plexi front panel, did you countersink the screw holes?
    I'm thinking of making my own front panel for my SN41G2, but if its a lot of effort a may fork out the cash and get one from xport1 or an alu one from somewhere, so how easy is it?

    oh, i love the finish on the paint. cant wait to see how it all turns out
     
  15. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Yeah I did countersink them, using some twist wood screw bits.

    I made the smaller hole all the way through, then drilled with a larger bit only half way through to countersink it.
     
  16. Go4t

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    your welcome :D

    its lookin great i love orange and black
     
  17. kestrel

    kestrel What's a Dremel?

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    very nice, im glad to see more usage of orange, it seems that its often taken for granted. It works quite well in this project. keep up the good work man
     
  18. KONIJN

    KONIJN What's a Dremel?

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    :brrr: shiney
     
  19. 3N1GM4

    3N1GM4 What's a Dremel?

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    quite shiney :thumb: :thumb:
     
  20. Gnemelf

    Gnemelf Minimodder

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    I love the job on the paint and that orange persplex goes great with it all, can't wait to see some more :rock: :dremel:
     

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