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Project: Ignis (w/c mATX Case) -- BAWLS HOT MOD-ITB WINNER!!!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by 3N1GM4, 23 Mar 2004.

  1. A13n0rma1

    A13n0rma1 Wannabe

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    Lemme see if I get the paint steps right:

    1. Black base coat.
    2. Mask and paint full on silver, then run through the tips with red?
    3. Clear.
    4. Polish.

    It just seems like there's more to it... not a lot more, but something I may have left out.
     
  2. 3N1GM4

    3N1GM4 What's a Dremel?

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    yup,

    (same ol' painting steps for the black, prime, sand, paint, sand, paint, sand)
    then i masked off the area for the flames.
    painted the silver, and while the silver was still wet (immediatly after i painted the silver) i did a light low angle (low angle for the fade) spray of the red

    i still need to sand the edges of the flames with some 2000 grit, and then polish up the black areas... should be awsome when im done. and i cant wait
     
  3. 3N1GM4

    3N1GM4 What's a Dremel?

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    Alrighty guys, ive gotten A TON OF WORK DONE... well actually all of it... And im now at Quakecon, and the case is finished...

    after making a quick trip to fry's i descovered a fan shroud that converts a 120 to an 80. comparing the 60+ cfm of my old 120, and the 30+/- cfm of a standard 80, i opted for the 70+/- Thermal Take smart fan II.
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    after the first coat of paint on the shroud... it was a nasty uv blue...

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    a pic of how close the ATX connector and the shroud are... or should i say how much they touch.

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    Here is the fan, shroud, and radiator all combined and put together to gt the complete radiator assembly.
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    Next came the paint.
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    After the same steps as before, draw, cut, and place the mask, i painted the flames onto the last panel. they came out relitively good.
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    The little things now...
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    Hard drives, yes DRIVES, shoved into one bay...

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    instead of trying to glue screws for the 3 fans, i opted to buy a 3 fan bay cooler, and use it.

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    being the wire whore i am, i cut a large yet small rectangle in the case to run all the wires with out being seen. this includes the wire for the pump, the ide cables and all necessary cords for fans, lights etc.

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    because of the res, and its new location (it wasnt getting water to the pump, so I constructed an adapter to have it standalone) i could not place a fan in the fan hole i originally cut. SOOOO instead i made it look like there was a fan there by using wire mesh, and a fan grill. results were very satisfiying...

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    As a nice final little touch, i decided to make a logo for the 3.5 inch bay.

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    and a night shot.

    and here is a wallpaper i made here at quakecon waiting for the network to come back online.

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    and 1600x1200
    http://home.comcast.net/~james.kelley2/wall2.jpg
     
  4. Heavytank2

    Heavytank2 What's a Dremel?

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    Honestly. NOT BAD.
     
  5. 3N1GM4

    3N1GM4 What's a Dremel?

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    thank you
     
  6. Balder

    Balder Calmer than a monk on morphine

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    One word: Sweeet!
    Looks realy great, now, wanna mod my matx case :p

    \\Balder
     
  7. 3N1GM4

    3N1GM4 What's a Dremel?

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    lol just dont try to put a innovatek kit in it lol... it was prob after prob. granted most of them were easibly fixed, but none the less, probs
     
  8. Acid Burn

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

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    looks great! I really like the holes in the front and the ignis logo is sweet :) nice paint job, bro :thumb:
     
  9. 3N1GM4

    3N1GM4 What's a Dremel?

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    the logo is even more visible now...

    i added a cold cathode in the front to livin it up a bit here at qcon...

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    i think it looks great, and makes the logo really stand out...

    YAY its finally finished completely
     
  10. noobidoo

    noobidoo What's a Dremel?

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    what game is that?
    and nice work!!!
    :clap:
     
  11. hmekk

    hmekk What's a Dremel?

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    what game is that?
    and nice work!!!

    battlefield 1942 vietnam :p
     
  12. 3N1GM4

    3N1GM4 What's a Dremel?

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    battlefield vietnam...
     
  13. 3N1GM4

    3N1GM4 What's a Dremel?

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  14. lcdguy

    lcdguy Minimodder

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    he he, pickle sniffer, i like pickles, CRUNCH, mmm pickles. but i digress great job on the mod and Congrats on the Win.
     
  15. koola

    koola Minimodder

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    Nice - good job :thumb:
     
  16. Infraggable Krunk

    Infraggable Krunk What's a Dremel?

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    hahaha wow im really impressed

    you turned a .. now dont get insulted POS case into a really nice case :p

    you should start working on cars with those bondo skillz :D
     
  17. 3N1GM4

    3N1GM4 What's a Dremel?

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    thanks guys...

    and yes its a $500 prize for winning...

    it feels great to earn more than the entire case and probably components cost :D
     
  18. kaotic504

    kaotic504 What's a Dremel?

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    congratulations man, a lot of hardwork and time went into it. glad to see your efforts were rewarded. as soon as school is over and i don't have to deal with homework anymore, i'll try to find time to work on a few mods, i've been stuck in the planning stages for a while...oh, i also need money for some TOOLS!!!
     

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