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Case Mod - In Progress Project: Macross Frontier Side Panel tile spacers/glue for side panel part 2

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by milotic858, 4 Mar 2009.

  1. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Simply amazing, they both look insane.
     
  2. Infiniti

    Infiniti i modded the wheel!

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    Man thas some mad skillz with the etching work!!! pretty damn awsome! loving the logo's to truly inspired, can i ask if you will be tackeling the airflow off this case? most reviews ive read say that its pretty poor due to the location of the psu smack underneath one off the 120mm fans?

    still awsome work so far def watching this one from now on:thumb:
     
  3. numps

    numps Noob G5 Modder

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    I like the paint work u've done so far...the yellow is very coo...
     
  4. milotic858

    milotic858 What's a Dremel?

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    Side Panel Armor

    I test cut all the pieces of the side panel armor on cardboard first in order to do a test fit. Used cardboard because it is cheap = free. Just used pieces from leftover boxes that I would have thrown away anyways. It really helped me get a better idea of what the side panels will look like.

    First test panel armor

    This is the first idea and test for the side panel. I decided to redesign it, but figured I would show you guys. The panel that will hold the skull leader logo isn't big enouph, so I had to change that. It just seems a bit too uniform. Went back to the drawing board and redesigned it.

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    Redesigned side panel with nuts


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    I added the appearance of nuts to each panels as if it were really screwed on. It adds a more authentic look that is similar to the battleroid.

    All the "nuts" together in a pile....I think I might be regreting this part. They are so tiny.

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  5. milotic858

    milotic858 What's a Dremel?

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    I did notice that about the location of the psu. Right now the case is in pieces, so I haven't really thought about it, especially since there isn't any hardware in it yet. But, thanks for the heads up. :thumb:
     
  6. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    wow.. thats really cooll..
    looking forward to more soon i hope
     
  7. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Love the industrial design! :thumb:
     
  8. TiTON

    TiTON IRONMODS

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    Wow.. the panel layout is nice!! Can't wait to see more :)

    - Ton
     
  9. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    This is going to be a great mod. :eek:
     
  10. ringo

    ringo What's a Dremel?

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    Nice design, and a fine laser cuted skull leader.
     
  11. milotic858

    milotic858 What's a Dremel?

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    I have a lot more to do with this mod. So, you definately will be seeing more. :thumb:



    I am glad you like the design. I had to make sure I didn't make it too girly :p Maybe one day I will do a girly mod.



    Thanks... working on getting this case done faster. Had a bit of a mental block :wallbash:, but I think I am on the right track now!


    Thanks. :blush:



    I thought about taking a dremel to it, but just can't get the details that I wanted out of it.

    next update coming soon....
     
  12. milotic858

    milotic858 What's a Dremel?

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    Now that I have tested the panel pieces and everything fits the way I want it, this is the layout of the panels. The blue coloring is just the plastic backing left on. It makes it easier to see.

    Skull Leader side panel

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    The very tiny nuts that will go in each circle

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    SMS logo side panel

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  13. TiTON

    TiTON IRONMODS

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    WOW!!!! that looks awesome. I am assuming that the plexi backing will come off. are you going to be painting the acrylic parts?

    - Ton
     
  14. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    oh cool that looks great
     
  15. Boddaker

    Boddaker Still hangin around

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    Awesome! Looks like a shield from the middle ages. You going to back light that skull leader?

    Great work Milotic! :thumb:
     
  16. milotic858

    milotic858 What's a Dremel?

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    You've got it right! Prime and paint is up next. Yes, plexi backing come off. It makes some interesting sounds when you pull it too. :D


    Thanks :thumb:

    I'm not sure what to do with the skull leader right now. Want to light it up, but don't think drilling a hole in the side panel is an option right now. Any suggestions?
     
  17. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Beautiful plexi detail, truly amazing.
     
  18. milotic858

    milotic858 What's a Dremel?

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    Sand, prime, and paint

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    The panel is pretty heavy so to make it easier to paint all sides I put it on a lazy susan. It made it so much easier

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    All the pieces that will be on the side panel

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    Painted the side panels a mechanic grey. This will serve as the base color of the side panels.
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    Side panel all together.

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  19. skreenname

    skreenname SFF Forever

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    That bright yellow you're using reminds me of Gundam.
    :)
     
  20. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Lol same, I love the Gundam Series.

    I really love the colours on the side panel, very nice colour scheme.
     

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