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

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

  1. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Love your background pic :thumb:
     
  2. Freedom

    Freedom Minimodder

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    do u actually have a matress on that bed??? iam guess its there place for the ladies
     
  3. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    I'm still trying to find a suitable mattress. I only got the bed/desk together last night.

    Thanks to a friend who owns a vinyl cutter I now have my decals on hand and will be applying them tomorrow.
     
  4. Fozzy

    Fozzy What's a Dremel?

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    Where did you get that bed? It's pwnage. Also this may seem like a random question but you wouldn't happen to have sketchup dimensions of a motherboard tray/backplate would you? (MATX)
     
  5. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Tromso loft bed from Ikea.
    $149 (twin)
    Desk unit that goes with it: $80
    I've only precisely measured the standoff locations.
    http://www.captainslug.com/modding/atx-ff.png

    I don't recommend trying to make your own tray. It takes forever and you could save yourself a ton of hassle by simply purchasing a replacement tray for $25.
    http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210&products_id=20966
     
  6. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Matt (a friend of mine) has a vinyl cutter and helped me get my decals made at a reasonable price. Other places were going to charge me $33 shipped for 2 8-inch decals.
    [​IMG]
    His AIM is "Unknown Name1184" if anyone needs anything.

    I'm currently working on changing the pump receptacle and getting the machine put back together. Been seriously distracted by other goings-on in the past two weeks.
     
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  7. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    I just realized the speakers on the back of the chair... nice... but are you limited with the chair movement due to the speakers cables. And don't they cut in the wheels of the chair?
     
  8. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    I can't really move the chair around since it's on carpet. I pretty much leave in that one spot all of the time.
     
  9. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Very nice decals but do I see bubbles? Get them out! :)
     
  10. RonaldoR9

    RonaldoR9 What's a Dremel?

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    ^ to late but there hardly noticable so it shouldint matter
     
  11. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    The bubbles were easy to get out with a needle.
    And at the moment I'm bleeding the air out of the loop. Hopefully for the last time.
    [​IMG]
    Not a leak in sight! I do need to order some coolsleeves for the Pump>Rad connection though.

    Hopefully there will be more pics later today.
     
  12. Darkened

    Darkened What's a Dremel?

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    It's not too late, just poke a small hole to the bubble with an x-acto knife (I know you like those Captain :hehe:) and just push the air out.

    The mod is looking better by the minute, there's one thing I was wondering, are you going to leave those gray parts sanded like that? They might be different in real life though, in photos they seem a bit "half done" if you know what I mean.

    Janne
     
  13. Darkened

    Darkened What's a Dremel?

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    Damn, you beat me to it Captain :D
     
  14. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    The focus on the camera REALLY exaggerates the look of the sanded PVC, you would have to put your face right up against those pieces for them to look like that in person. In person it's just one big flat mass of gray. The sanding helped remove the sheen from the plastic and the texture is really difficult to see.
    I chose PVC because it will only improve in appearance the more it gets beat up. It looks vaguely like a cartoony steel once it's sanded.
    Excluding the nickel-plated fittings I want this whole machine to lack glossiness so that scratches or scuffs are easily sanded off or cleaned away.
     
  15. Darkened

    Darkened What's a Dremel?

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    I thought that this might be the case. Photographing mods is really difficult if you want the photo to look just as it does in real life. I don't know if even professionals can do it quite right (they come pretty close though).

    How near is the end for the Slug now, there can't be much left to do anymore? The cool thing about ending this mod is that you can go back to Mk.6 :hehe:

    Janne
     
  16. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    1. Well, the loop is perfected. All I have to do is assemble it.
    2. No kidding. Took me a good two weeks to get my room organized to the point that I can get back to projects. And I do have deadline for finishing Mk.6. I have to go on a month long trip to Beijing at the end of June to finish my degree and I would like to complete Mk.6 before then.
     
  17. Evenge

    Evenge Minimodder

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    Nice work! :thumb:

    What monitor is that?
     
  18. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    Back in one piece.
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    The monitor is a Samsung SyncMaster 204b
     
  19. dacust

    dacust What's a Dremel?

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    That is a NICE looking rig!

    Needs cable management. Not the case, the case is nice and clean. The desk, :eek: . I like the layout of the desk, too. And the earlier shot of the comp mounted under the desk with the insides visible through the desktop. Cool idea.
     
  20. PA!N

    PA!N What's a Dremel?

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    That looks just unbelieveble! I love this kinda futuristic industrial look.
     

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