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Scratch Build – In Progress Project: Der_Meister - custom alu case *Epilogue Nov 8th, 2007*

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by jokkos, 20 Mar 2006.

  1. Braven

    Braven What's a Dremel?

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    Excelent work!! i love it!! i love rammstein too :thumb: .

    Did you coated the polished aluminium plate? Did not understand what you have maked.
    I have a same issue with an polished alu plate and dunno what to make.

    Waiting for the next update! :clap:
     
  2. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    Yes I clear-coated the polished plates. Works very well. I found that 3 coats give a good result.
     
  3. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    New Year’s Update

    As promised, an update before the end of the year. It is close, but still a full 6 hours to go here…I have some friends over for dinner and they arrive in less than an hour. I should be preparing the table, the food, etc…but here I am writing an update. Hell yeah. So forgive spelling mistakes etc, it will be a quick one!

    Here are the case panels all done. Every panel is clearcoated (most on both sides), 3 coats gave the optimal result: a good protective finish but still not too shiny.
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    Let’s get closer and directly in front:
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    And:
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    Hmmm…box of goodies! After taking the pics (I wanted good daylight) I filled the box even more.
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    Of course that zoomed-out shot doesn’t show nice detail, so here are some highlights.

    First: the fillport. Right from the moment I decided to sand the top (it was black once) I considered it one of the best-looking things on the case. Now I polished it. It was just too perfect at first so I added some ‘damage’ to fit the industrial look of the panels. It is pretty amazing now.
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    The pieces of the bottom panel assembly (inside of the case of course) also came out very well.
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    And the AC Ryan mesh looks great and fits very well with the theme.
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    Finally, I promised some pics of the case stickers. Here they are, but the light effect isn’t too great, they look more vivid and less yellow-tinted in real.

    On this sheet: the big one is for the front panel, the ‘Der_Meister’ one is for the inside logo, the two long ones with the bars are for the fronts of the optical drives and will be put behind mesh so will be almost invisible, the one in the left bottom is something I have to try first and the last one is for the cover of the floppy drive (in English: ‘flightrecorder, don’t open’).
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    The second sheet. The top left sticker goes on the bottom panel and marks what the RCA’s lead to, the one below it will go on the fillport cover plate (in English: ‘gasoline/fuel’), and the round ones will go on the fans and on the flowmeter.
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    Okay, now I really have to start on dinner. And then partying and more partying and drinking lots of beer and new-year’s drink at work and party at work, so I guess I won’t be very active here until Wednesday. Have a good one, see you in 2007.
     
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  4. gvblake22

    gvblake22 mmm, yep

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    Clear coated brushed aluminum and decals!!!!!!!!!! This project is amazing!!!!!!!
     
  5. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    So the sticker idea was good !
    Really stunning work jokkos, and the Benzin sticker is the touch of madness that I love! It's incredible, I'm following this thread from the beginning, but I never realized that the case will be really big! Now I wait to see the full final assembly, I'm really curious! BTW, happy new Year!
     
  6. kylelnsn

    kylelnsn What's a Dremel?

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    SWEET thats the one word to descrive this, VERY nice good job keep up the good work!
     
  7. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    thanks,

    today and tomorrow I'm finishing the remaining pieces of black alu. The end is now definitely getting closer. Hopefully the last pieces of hardware arrive before I run out of things to do!

    A little overview of the last bits -except work on new hardware- and my current planning:
    - finish last pieces of black alu (today & tomorrow)
    - glue a few parts (friday & monday)
    - paint flowmeter (sunday)
    - apply stickers, cut away what needs to be cut away, clearcoat some of them (sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday)
    - re-assemble case frame (end of next week)
    - glue strips to edges of top and lower case panel (right after re-assembly of frame)
     
  8. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    KEEEEEEEEEEEP IT GOING . ONE OF THE BEST ,,,, GOOD LUCK , CK
     
  9. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    well the first two days of the planning went as planned...

    update:
    A little overview of the last bits -except work on new hardware- and my current planning:
    - finish last pieces of black alu (finished)
    - glue a few parts (friday & monday)
    - paint flowmeter (sunday)
    - apply stickers, cut away what needs to be cut away, clearcoat some of them (sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday)
    - re-assemble case frame (end of next week)
    - glue strips to edges of top and lower case panel (right after re-assembly of frame)

    Because I needed all the time I had, I didn't take any pics so there's not much I can write and post here. Next week will be better :thumb:
     
  10. Claas M

    Claas M What's a Dremel?

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    Wow. a big step forward since my last visit.
     
  11. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    Give me Update PLZ , Take care , KEEP GOING man :D CK
     
  12. overdosedelusion

    overdosedelusion I mostly come at night, mostly..

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    GIB MIR BENZIN!!!!!! :rock:
     
  13. ThomasM

    ThomasM What's a Dremel?

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    @overdosedelusion Give me, give me gasoline .....yeah..... ;) :rock:

    @jokkos, better text in english , Gasoline, Light, Out, in, Side and Picture.

    And your work is fantastic ;)
     
  14. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    thanks guys,

    update coming soon...I'm working on the flowmeter and stickers...
     
  15. GuardianStorm

    GuardianStorm Minimodder

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    Looking good :) Still my favourite project on bit :)
     
  16. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    Flowmeter & Stickers madness

    Hi all, finally an update with pics! Sorry it took a while but all those small things I’m doing are just not worthy of pics. The past days I did some more important stuff that deserved some photos, so here are some pics for you.

    First: the flowmeter. Here is what it originally looked like (I did sleeve it and changed the 3-p connector though):
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    Nothing much to say here, except: white, yuck! Also notice the little sticker on the side to indicate the direction in which the flowmeter should be in the loop…yuck as well!

    So, after a few hours of work and a couple of treatments, here’s the same flowmeter –Der_Meister style-
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    I solved the direction-of-flow issue with a Rammstein-logo sticker (I will of course install the flowmeter in a vertical part of the loop). Another pic, the body of the meter is now a pretty high-gloss black:
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    The second part of this update: I also attached all the stickers. This task went a lot faster then I imagined beforehand, of course I’m quite happy with that. Here are some pics:

    This is a pic of the optical bay covers and the cover for the floppy drive. The optical bay ones will be covered by a piece of mesh and two bolts (edit: is done when I post this – the stickers are almost completely invisible now), the one on the floppy cover is one of the eye-catchers on the front of the case.
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    The blue ring on the ‘Benzin’ sticker for the fillport plate didn’t work, it was too much. Just didn’t look right. So I cut out the Benzin-text and only kept this part of the sticker (the original covered the whole black alu plate).
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    I clear-coated this piece to protect the sticker and to make it shine a bit more (the vinyl printed stickers are matte). I hope it also increases the time before the edges of the sticker start loosening. The results of this clear-coating were better than I expected (although it’s not really visible in this pic):
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    Here is the most important sticker of them all. The fit in the bottom panel is 99,9% perfect. I made the sticker a bit too big so when I first cut it out of its sheet, it was still oversized. Then I cut out very small strips on all edges and it fitted like a glove.
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    I also clear-coated this one, in this pic I tried to capture the shiny texture that the clear-coat adds to the sticker. It looks great in real, trust me.
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    So, for the rest I’ve got some good news and some…more good news!

    I’ll start with the good news! :naughty:
    Because the work on the flowmeter and stickers went a lot faster than I planned, I gained a full day on my planning. So I’m starting to put the case frame together again, then I can glue the last four strips.

    The other good news: I got a message from Aqua-Computer that the waterblock is on its way! So is the vid card, so all the new hardware should arrive soon. This is good news because I was running out of things to do! The end of this project is suddenly a lot closer…

    See you soon…
     
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  17. jodah175

    jodah175 Wannabe Modder

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    hey, first off...beautiful case man. i've been lurking around and watching this since u started it. very nice. one question for ya (cuz i can't seem to find it), where did u get the terminal blocks? it seems that no one around me knows of them. weird.
     
  18. elliod

    elliod What's a Dremel?

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    really amazing man love every little detail in the case
    keep up the good work
     
  19. R_H

    R_H What's a Dremel?

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    Looks awesome. :dremel:

    PS. Kannst du Deutsch reden?
     
  20. ComputerKing

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    Amazing !!!!!!!!!!! Keep Going Bye , CK
     

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