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PROJECT: Green Dragon | major delay | Updated 10/2

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Acid Burn, 12 May 2004.

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Should I Insert an engraved window in my front door?

Poll closed 7 Jun 2004.
  1. Yes! Yes! Yes!

    27 vote(s)
    61.4%
  2. No... just bondo the door smooth

    17 vote(s)
    38.6%
  1. SFOD-D LoneWolf

    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    Exactly.....it looks sea green....the weird camera strikes again...



    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  2. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    Hey, looking really good man. Had you really never done any engraving before? Maybe to fix the colour problem with the photos, you could photoshop them a bit to show the acctual colours. Any word on the hardware that's going to go in there? (or did you already mention it and I've forgotten).
     
  3. SuperFreak

    SuperFreak What's a Dremel?

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    I join Lone Wolf in the pleasing crowds :D ...

    Looks really good, nice etching...
    You scared the **** out of me with that title;)...
     
  4. Tech-Daddy

    Tech-Daddy What's a Dremel?

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    *smacks acid in tha' back of da' head*

    Don't go scaring ol' farts like me with titles like that!!!!

    Hehehehe,

    Looking AWESOME bro!
    Any LANParties coming near you that you could enter it into the mod competition? Maybe pick up som extra goodies for a good placement!??!?

    I'm planning on hitting one over here near me this next month. We'll see...

    Keep at it! :thumb: :thumb:
     
  5. Acid Burn

    Acid Burn ..look but don't touch..

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    thanks guys! I appreciate it :D

    Phuzz: If you ment what the specs of the components will be it's:
    AMD 2800+ barton (will hopefully be clocked a bit)
    sapphire 9600 pro ultimate edition
    Abit AN7
    seagate 120gb 8mb cache
    Maxtor 120gb 8mb cache
    Creative audigy 2 (don't remember the name of the model)

    If you ment the wc specs it's:
    eheim 1048
    DD TDX (A)
    DD maze 4 (chipset)
    AC aquatube (water tank)
    SILENTstar HD-Dual (ordering when pog returns)
    HW-labs Black ice xtreme
    DD black ice PRO

    Tech: thanks man :) It won't be finished in a loooong time.... in 5 day's I'm going to norway and staying for 2 weeks! and when I get back I'm going to france with my best friends....

    Would be cool to enter a modding comp though :) althoigh I don't think I would win (first mod an all..). well see about that :)


    SORRY FOR SCARING Y'ALL :D :D :D :D
     
  6. Acid Burn

    Acid Burn ..look but don't touch..

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    feet painted

    I promised an update, so here it is... since the last update I have cut the screws that will hold the radiator in the bottom together with the fan, case etc, but I will not post a picture of the screws because it's not really a big thing... I have also painted the legs of the case, and primed the case's inside and backside (it's drying so I'll post a pic tomorrow). I out of dim black paint so I can't paint it just yet though..
    Last night i sanded the dragon door, to remove the paint to make it ready for drilling holes for the buttons I will use.

    Here are the legs that have been through a reverce Michael Jackson transformation (from white to black):
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    Here's the dragon. it takes a lot of time and a fair amount of sweat to remove all the paint..
    [​IMG]

    that's all for tonight guys :) I'll do as much as I can tomorrow :thumb:
     
  7. SFOD-D LoneWolf

    SFOD-D LoneWolf What's a Dremel?? :p

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    I wonder when you'll start painting the whole dragon.


    Keep it up


    Cheers,
    Mike
     
  8. Acid Burn

    Acid Burn ..look but don't touch..

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    It will take a looong time. because I need the buttons to measure up where and how large the holes in the door shall be.. and since Frozen cpu didn't want to just send me new leds, after they did the mistake of sending me 8 out of 10 yellow leds instead of 10 green ones, I'm not sure if i'll buy anything from them again.. I have seen the buttons in many web shops so it shouldn't be a problem.

    Now, on today's priority list is:
    Finish the dragon grill
    Hot glueing the window to the front and applying bondo around it
    finish primeing the case's inside
    sand the dragon door, top or the jagged edge door.
     
  9. CT-Petzolinni

    CT-Petzolinni What's a Dremel?

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    hello,

    nice work so far
    only **** you had to do the dragon all over again.
    but the result is nice

    GRTS
     
  10. theagent

    theagent What's a Dremel?

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    frozen cpu wouldn't fix their mistake? what a bunch of *******s
     
  11. Acid Burn

    Acid Burn ..look but don't touch..

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    well.. we haven't discussed much.. I have sent them a mail explaining the problem, and suggesting (in a friendly manner of course) that they should sort the LEDs... I also Hinted to, that they should send me new ones, but maybe they didn't understand... because all they answered was that they might sort the LEDs later... They didn't apolagize, and didn't offer to send me new leds. I guess I have to send them a new mail. :sigh:

    I have now finished cutting the dragon grill... (man it was hard to cut the remaining parts!). I have also primed the case, and will soon start sanding the top fo I can prime that too :thumb:

    I'll post the pics tonight :)
     
  12. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    Have to say, the side door looks kinda cool with that bare metal polished look, not something you see a lot of, I'm guess it's going to end up green tho right?
     
  13. Acid Burn

    Acid Burn ..look but don't touch..

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    well.. I will place frosted plexi behind the dragon and illuminate it with green leds. the actuall case will have a matte finish inside and on the back panel, while the rest will have black mirror finish (i hope)... So it's PROJECT: Green dragon, black case :)
     
  14. theagent

    theagent What's a Dremel?

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    the brushed aluminum looks pretty sweet by itself [minus the remaining paint]
     
  15. Acid Burn

    Acid Burn ..look but don't touch..

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    Dragon grill finished

    Well... I still have to apply the color coat(s), but I have finished cutting and drilling and priming. I will buy paint tomorrow if I get to the shop... Finishing the grill was really time-consuming... and as you can see I struggled a bit to get the holes to fit... :wallbash: no drilling skills what so ever, I presume..
    I have also primed the case and painted the right side (inside...).
    (I'm really angry because I had written more than this, and linked all the pictures, and when I was finished, the main power switch in the house turned itself off... and I hadn't uploaded the update..)

    I don't think the crooked holes will be noticeable when the grill is painted black and the tubes are hanging over it...
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    the 3,5" bracket primed and painted (hmm looks gray in the picture.. crazy camera):
    [​IMG]

    I only had paint enough for one side, so I chose to paint the backside of the motherboard plate (sorry don't know the word for it..)
    [​IMG]
     
  16. henson0115

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    very nice carry on
     
  17. Acid Burn

    Acid Burn ..look but don't touch..

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    thanks :) Now the clock is 4 in the night... I have worked on masking the front window and glueing it to the front door. Tomorrow I'll fill the gaps with bondo :thumb: Hope it will look cool! As it is now, I think it will be great, but it might be hard to sand the bondo when the plexi is there.. :)

    Good night!
     
  18. MAD

    MAD What's a Dremel?

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    thats fantastic!

    you sure have some great ideas.

    will be watching this thread :worried: :naughty: :thumb:
     
  19. ¿þŘΩĐĮĢΫ?

    ¿þŘΩĐĮĢΫ? What's a Dremel?

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    mmmmmmm looking very nice dude, i really like your home made 120mm grill it the sweetness (mmmm 85 posts :D)
     
  20. Acid Burn

    Acid Burn ..look but don't touch..

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    Large update!

    Thanks guys :)

    Today I have spent the hole day modding... (well I woke up at 2 o'clock).
    Here goes:

    Last night (about 3 in the morning) I hot glued the window to the front door, and masked the plexi.
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    The area marked by red is glue. the glue will be the platform for the leds.
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    today I have sanded the top panel finished. I have also primed it after I took this pic..
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    After I had primed the top, I sanded the dragon door... Now my arm i numb.. :D
    [​IMG]

    I went to the shop to buy some paint today.. 2 cans of black glanz and to cans black matte, and one little can of green. I also picked up some nuts and screws :)
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    earlier today I applied bondo on the front... I still have quite a bit to do with it though... I need to apply more bondo too..
    [​IMG]
     

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