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Scratch Build – In Progress Project Glacial by Dia2777 - 05/06 Top fans hole, take a look!

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  1. dia2777

    dia2777 What's a Dremel?

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    Dear compmodder, stainless steel is near two times harder than alu, but after the cut you need only a bit of sandpaper to have a shiny metal, it's hard but it give you satisfaction, trust in me!
    Last night was a modding night, now I want to arrive to the end of this stage of work, I want to do a little more, but firt I need to finish this stage, so here are the updated pics :

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    The last pic is the Zalman fan controller, want to take a closer look at the holes for locking it in place (and the dvd) ?
    Here you have :

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    Now I must put in place the front fans, but without the screws, I donìt want some screws in the front of my Glacial! After lot of thinking, I decide to use two scrap pieces of blue UV reactive plexy :

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    I've decided to have two identical pieces, so I've done the 4 fixing holes, then I've bolt all together, and afer a little use of the sandpaper here is the result :

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    Not so amazing, I know.
    But go on with the big center hole :

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    A little bit of polish compound :

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    Final result!

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    Now I must do a recessed hole to hide the screw head :

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    Eye candy pic :

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    I'm quite satisfied, now to lock the whole assemply in place I use some silicone (may someone suggest me the right english word?)

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    If you take a closer look, the hole in the plexy is a little bit smaller then the necessary.
    It's not an error, guy!
    It's done to give a special glow to the fan contour, stay tuned for the next update where I will try to show you what I mean!

    In the meantime, happy modding from Italy!
     
  2. thing

    thing What's a Dremel?

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    nice work on the grills
     
  3. MrWizard

    MrWizard What's a Dremel?

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    Silicone is the right word ;)

    Awesome work man, you just keep dropping my jaw :)jawdrop:) on this one. I'm anxious for more!
     
  4. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Your plexi work is as good as your metal work lol. Keep up the fantastic work.
     
  5. welder tamarra

    welder tamarra What's a Dremel?

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    Dia is a master of dremel...

    Let's go Dia!!

    :clap::clap::clap::clap:
     
  6. yeknom

    yeknom What's a Dremel?

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    Ugh, the more I look at those snowflakes, the more I want to steal your dremel skills. Good work, and nice thinking with the plexi.
     
  7. dia2777

    dia2777 What's a Dremel?

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    Last night i sleep for 7 hours, so no more update...
    BUT, I have an insane idea to go on...
    So, guys, tnx a lot for the comments, but stay tuned for the next update!
     
  8. CobraMods

    CobraMods Gettin there slowly

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    dai i wish i had your dremel skills bud. great work!!!
     
  9. nikeunltd

    nikeunltd Epic destruction around machinary

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    ROGER THAT! OVER
     
  10. dia2777

    dia2777 What's a Dremel?

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    Tnx a lot for the comments, sorry but I had little free time, but I've done something to the Glacial.
    It's time to finish the front panel, putting in place the letters :)
    I've used an easy method, I sick all the letter to a plexy board from the backside with some silicone, but with a rather nice effect :

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    Look from the inside :

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    To archieve this particular effect ou have to put in place the silicone, then every 5 m,inutes or so pull the letters apart and replace. The silicone will do this great effect :)
    Not it's time to rebuild all and we're ready to put some cable and some tubing :

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    A little speed cut to the front panel to make some space for the dvd burner :

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    Now I can do the side panels, follow me, guys, and you'll see some little ideas from my mind!
     
  11. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That looks very cool. Great work. can't wait for the sides.
     
  12. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    Nice work glacial, loving your case, especially the custom motherboard i/o thing...
    WOW
     
  13. karolis

    karolis Code Monkey

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    beautiful. the name really fits the case. plain metal looks so cold and nice.

    Great work!
     
  14. nikeunltd

    nikeunltd Epic destruction around machinary

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    haha nice job on the letters
     
  15. compmodder

    compmodder What's a Dremel?

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    thanks for the advice...i'll probably try playin around with a scrap piece when i find one before usin it in anythin.

    Absolutely lovin the fan grills, and the design of the snowflake goes very nicely with the fan.
    Keep up the good work:clap::thumb:
     
  16. dia2777

    dia2777 What's a Dremel?

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    I'm trying out some ideas, asap I found THE perfect idea I'll post more update...
    Does anyone know Cameron Diaz? Think about it...
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  17. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Hmmm. Cameron Diaz, I know of her. Damn I'm stumped lol.
     
  18. craigbru

    craigbru Cramming big things in small boxes since 2006

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    Man, that's flippin' sweet. That lettering is absolutely inspiring!
     
  19. Soulman84

    Soulman84 tryin' learnin' some moddin'

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    Cameron Diaz.. i think I'd prefer Penelope Cruz (Dia knows what I'm talking about ;))
     
  20. steelkane

    steelkane It's Not Just A Box

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    I really like the way u made everything come together, your planning, Skills & Creativity make this ONE BAD-ASS PROJECT, I'm hooked till the end. Thanks for shearing.
     

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