Time for a small update. Modding progesses slowly. However, this weekend is planned for some major construction work. I have completed repairing the nasty cut in the mobo tray. Like Thomas Eddison, I have found many ways which don't work while trying to repair this. The concept I had in mind was to attatch a small piece of metal accross the back of the cut to strengthen the join and then fill to make it smooth. But how to attatch it?? I found that metal cement is just too fragile; hot glue cools to quick on cold metal; solder again for the same reasons. Here's what I found did work.... Again using the idea of the bracing for strength, I pop riveted the 2 pieces together. A good smear of bog and a sand back. The rivets do sit proud of the original mobo tray but by bogging such a large area I was able to make such a shallow gradiant (something like 1:20) that you wouldn't even know it was there unless I told you (oops. Don't tell anyone else). The tray was sanded and painted several times until the desired finish was achieved. From memory I used 80, 200, 800, 1200 grit to get the edges feathered smooth enough for my liking. All painted lovely and milky and screwed into place. I have cut out one wall for the case so far and done a test paint job on what I was thinking of in the begining for the case colour scheme. I have painted the inside face first white, then black. This gives a perfect finish on the outside. A high glossy milky finish. NB: The following pictures are of my first piece. I need to clean up some of the extra masking tape and residue off the face and they don't look as good as they will in the end. White side Inside. You can see were the paint decided to craze for some reason. I'm not crazy about this (very punny) effect. A light sand took care of most of it but for some reason this photo brings out the very worst of it. It doesn't look anywhere near this bad IRL. This is the piece held in place with a trusty video. I intend to hot glue them in place in the end. This is the look I was first going for when I thought of the whole "Milk" theme. This is the right hand side of the case. The hole at the top will be left open (and it's partner in crime on the opposite face) for ease of carrying (well they are handle holes after all) to LAN parties etc. And what it will look like from the inside (see - you can't really see the crazing). The most difficult part of progressing to the next stage of this case is cutting out all the walls by hand..... It takes a very long time. Comments time. What do you think of the colour scheme I've gone for? On first look I wasn't overly happy with it but I think it's bang on for the theme. Do you have any other suggestions I could try (don't forget, it's Dec 16 and I give it to my brother on Dec 23 - early Christmas with family).