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Project: Metal Slug - [Hardware @ Dec. 1st]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Captain Slug, 5 Jan 2007.

  1. Soulmage

    Soulmage Member

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    I have been meaning to ask, what are you using to cut your intricit (sp?) holes in your plastic? (e.g. the back plate and how there are the little "divits" between the ports and such) Scroll saw, or just demel and filing?

    Edit: As I say that, it reminds me that my dad still needs to bring my scroll saw down here to NC, then i will be unstoppable! :rock: :dremel:
     
  2. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    mattt463 has a valid-point..great-work...
     
  3. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    All detail cutting, whether in plastic or metal, is done with the scrollsaw. It provides the most control and intricacy. If needed I'll finish the plastic cuts with an X-acto knife.
     
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  4. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    The case parts were shipped back to me today, so there will be a big update this weekend.
     
  5. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    SURPRISE UPDATE.

    I had neglected to post a picture of this for some reason but this is a fan power circuit from my junk box that I'm using as a junction for LED lighting.
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    And here's what the power supply looks like now.
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    And now for the main reason behind this update. THE POWDER-COATED STUFF CAME BACK TODAY!!!! [/spazz]
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    And I couldn't help myself so I re-tapped all the holes and put it almost all back together so I could see how it looks in one piece.
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    And here's how the I/O Backplate turned out. I scanned the piece I had cut, added a grey outline around each port, added the symbols, then printed out a decal and applied it to the plastic backplate, then cut out all of the holes.
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    And that's where I'll have to stop for tonight. I've had a really long day and I'm exhausted. I will get started on filling and bleeding either tomorrow or this weekend.
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    Biggest items left to tackle are the handles and the fan controller knob.
     
  6. RonaldoR9

    RonaldoR9 New Member

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    amazzingg i love how the back io plate turned out wish i hadd skills to do that
     
  7. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    That is looking absolutely awesome. Greta work :thumb:
     
  8. [1N0V471V]

    [1N0V471V] New Member

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    That looks awesome.

    I wouldn't normally ask but since I'm going to be powder coating my case soon I was wondering what that cost to have done?
     
  9. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Excellent! The real shame here is the fact that project MK 6 has been slower then ever, i mean Nvidia probable designed and built there G80 core graphics cards quicker than MK 6! lol! Lets hope you can beat ATI! lol!
     
  10. Jeremiah

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    Wow, this is an amazing case. I definitely get some inspiration from you man, top stuff.
     
  11. Sebbo

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    and some ppl tell me i like black too much, hehe
    looking great, back plate especially looks awesome
     
  12. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    the I/O plate turned out really nice...I love it. Also love the powdercoating of course :naughty:
     
  13. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    $80 shipped for all the parts
    Soulmage is making steady progress on the plug-bus. Everything left to do in that project hinges on that getting finished.
     
  14. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Just filling and bleeding the loop right now. I'm so happy with how quiet this pump is.
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    Mmmm, foamy.
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  15. OldY

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    WOW, great job!!
     
  16. derbaum

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    absolutley
     
  17. Soulmage

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    3oz copper is not that easy to etch and not get undercutting :duh:

    Not to be any more picky on the handles Capt, but they just look outa place still for some reason. (Yes i know the bars aren't in yet, but i can visualize)

    Maybe if they were just high enough so you can fit your fingers under the bars? Just a thought :D
     
  18. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    I made some holders that allow me to mount the LED sockets on the radiator.
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    And for the first time I can test the lighting setup.
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    At this point I've decided that I like the look of the original handles best. They're the most authentic in terms of looking like they belong on military and industrial equipment.
     
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  19. Soulmage

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    A pair of those ressesed handles would look really good on there :D
     
  20. mattthegamer463

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    I agree. Unfortunately, I don't think he has the room for any. The power supply looks like it maybe has 1cm between it and the top panel.
     

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