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Scratch Build – In Progress Project : Future Schlock by AnG3L (15/October Let the bench Saga begin!!)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by AnG3L, 9 Jun 2010.

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Simple paint or aluminum engraving

Poll closed 4 Jul 2010.
  1. Simple powder coating

    9 vote(s)
    27.3%
  2. Aluminum engraving with circle based designs and then powder coating

    24 vote(s)
    72.7%
  1. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Thanks buddy I wish these little journeys wont end so soon ;)
    I went to the powder coater today and I will receive the painted parts on Monday or perhaps even tomorrow.
    I have many little surprises yet.... One tip... This mod is based on a novel... Also expect a "marriage" between titanium and aluminum! :) Stay tuned!
     
  2. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :hip: Good & interesting, you got my vote too bud :thumb:, was difficult choosing with this months nominee's.
     
  3. Fabou

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    Did I hear final update and mariage. Can't wait
     
  4. LooseNeutral

    LooseNeutral New Member

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    Congratulations MOTM nominee. How many does this make for you now!:rock::hip::D
     
  5. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Thank you my friend, indeed many good mods though its clear who is going to win :)

    Perhaps not the final update but marriage indeed! Not me though lol ;) Thanks!

    Thanks matey! 3 nominations so far man but I consider my self a humble traveler who loves to learn through its journeys! Thanks for your support my friend! :thumb:
     
  6. AnG3L

    AnG3L Ultimate Modder

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    Here I am again guys for one of the last updates!
    We are moving towards to completion of this mod and I hope you enjoyed
    this little journey!
    First I designed in my mind the main route of the cables and I attached some MDPC
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    Here you will see a new technique I developed. Its a "marriage" between aluminum and titanium. I order to "marry" these two materials together I had to prepare the aluminum by scratching the surface using a hand grinder. The process was very difficult as you have to use little titanium each time and spread it on the surface so it will be like one with aluminum, then some little more over it etc etc.
    I decided to create a rough surface on the aluminum by using this technique so I can give a 3d effect too.
    Instead of circle drawings I engraved some quotes from the book as I thought it would have been better and more close to my theme as I already have many different drawings and designs. **

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    Then I shortened some screws for the radiator holders.

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    Here you will see that I sanded the ram heatsinks and polished them after.

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    Also polished the brackets instead of powder coating them.

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    In some random pictures you will see my efforts to polish the stainless steel parts of this mod.
    As they were deeply scratched the whole process failed so now I went to a professional to have the polished after I ve spent over 14 hours and 140 Euros of new equipment.....

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    A looooot of sanding before the powder coating process! Also I added a hole for the PCI-E cables to pass through.

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    Here is my second addition of quotes on the right side panel this time.
    The final results are amazing but you will have to wait till my next update guys :p

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    And a more "gothic" touch on the surface :p

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    Here is my latest "art" additions on the reservoir and also you can see the pump attached.
    Perfect fit on the threads height, result of thorough planning ;P

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    TEASER WARNING

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    Thanks for watching guys, more to come soon so stay tuned! Till next time, PEACE!!!!!

    ** QUOTES: Freedom, everything I have, everything I own, all my mistakes man I already know, I wanna be free, I wanna be free.
    Never think about the future - it will be here soon.
    I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen today.


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  7. Kojak

    Kojak Who loves ya baby

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    Ang3l it was already looking cool as' but the quoting idea just took right up there, it looks beautiful and finish is quality. Awesome!!!
     
  8. SuicideNeil

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    Sweet.

    Is it me though, or would the quotes look better if the lettering was filled in/ highlighted with a lighter colour to make them easier to read ( apologese if this is the plan already )?
     
  9. AnG3L

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    Thank you my friend really appreciate your comment! :thumb:

    Thanks buddy, yes you are right, it will be filled with silver leaves you will see that in my next update! :)
     
  10. riekmaharg2

    riekmaharg2 has started the PowerCore scratch build

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    Nice work AnG3l, cant wait for the next update
     
  11. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Great work buddy. I love the polished grill :D
     
  12. AnG3L

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    Thanks bro! :)

    Thanks man, thats not polished mate!! :D :read:
     
  13. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    I meant the work that you've done on it already. Looks fairly spiffy :)
     
  14. AnG3L

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    Thanks bro, well I managed to get to a almost mirror to most of the pieces but some of them were very scratched and I dont have the tools for that job or the knowledge so I decided to go to a pro for a better finish :)
     
  15. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Looking good, I can't wait to see this finished, been following for a while:thumb:
     
  16. AnG3L

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    Thanks bro well we are close! ;)
     
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  17. Razarach

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    Nice work :thumb:
     
  18. Waynio

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    I like those cable holders, sure makes it neat.
    I got a little worried about the quotes from the first stage lol, then it progressed as good art does & my worries vanished :D.
    The heat fins look awesome stripped of colour & polished.
    Nice pump res.
    Ohhh sheeeet metal :D good grief it looks wicked powder coated +rep :D still on track for me falling off my chair from an awesomeness blast :D lol.
    So still some left to come, awesome :clap:.
     
  19. Langer

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    Looking good man, it's coming together very nicely.

    Eagerly awaiting the results.
     
  20. AnG3L

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    Thanks!! :D

    Thanks buddy, you are like a modding inspector I gotta improve my skills lol :D Thanks for watching my work my friend and for your support! :)

    Thanks buddy, long time no see! :)
     

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