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Scratch Build – In Progress [Project] Midnight Sparkle

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  1. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    Hey there guys,

    Im back again with another mod, This is Midnight sparkle that i am doing for my girlfriends new computer.

    as usual its a scratch build.

    Here is the initial design which changes a bit as you will see very soon(im not doing another version you can see in the pics)
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    I started off this long day of modding by clearing stuff a bit so that i have room to mod again
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    And on with the modding :D
    (sorry for the blurry pic...)
    I started by cutting apart my old case to give me a mobo tray and a template for the psu.
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    mobo tray cut down
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    and even more
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    psu template
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    I then cut the 2 bits of alu that i need for the main body of the mod
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    and bent the longer bit to shape
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    here it is with the side panel sitting on it
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    and mounted
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    front and back marked out
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    and cut
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    back marked for cutting
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    cut
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    mobo tray mounted
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    Window cut
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    and filed
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    and mounted back on the case
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    Acrylic for the window marked ready for cutting
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    and placed on the outside of the case
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    i then marked the alu angle ready for cutting into the joints
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    and cut
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    I then started work on the case feet
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    and glued
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    i didnt get to file, sand and polish them today but i will get that done tomorrow and then i need to order more bolts and get some more rivets tomorrow so that i can get this done. this will be one very quick mod butttt i did work on this from about 10:00-18:30 with a 1 hour break in the middle hence why i got a lot done :D

    and just to give you guys some perspective of size this is smaller than the mobo section on modularis :D

    Check in tomorrow

    Josh
     
  2. bigsharn

    bigsharn Officially demotivated

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    I was just going to mention the amount that it reminds me of Modularis' shape :p

    Looks good so far:)
     
  3. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    Yer :D thanks

    Josh
     
  4. Nolimited

    Nolimited What's a Dremel?

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    you love the Octagon ;) nice start :thumb:
    Will it paint in black
     
  5. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    Thanks :D yer this one is getting painted black with blue metallic flakes in the clear :D

    Josh
     
  6. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Looking good, and very nice bending.
     
  7. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    Thanks i try my best :thumb:

    Josh
     
  8. mnpctech

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    Josh is keepin busy :D looks like another kick-ass project. Shes gonna luv it!
     
  9. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    Thanks Bill :D

    and yer im trying to keep busy as i wont have as much time soon .... (job)

    Josh
     
  10. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    Anyways today i didnt get much time as i was with my girlfriend but i did get the feet polished :D
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    Josh
     
  11. skullen

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    Looking good Josh :thumb:
     
  12. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    Thanks Skullen :D

    Josh
     
  13. pksjaveed

    pksjaveed Nmodz: modding the world

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    sweet project always loved your polishing on acrylic !!! hey more time at the job means more money !
    more money means more kicka$$ mods!!!
     
  14. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    Lol Yes it does PKS :D :thumb:

    Josh
     
  15. Acolyte

    Acolyte What's a Dremel?

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    Like it :)

    Where did you source the ally sheet?
     
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    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    On with the next update :D

    Here is the slot loading dvd drive that i will be using in this case for my girlfriend with the adapder and mounting system attached
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    I went over to my local screwfix and picked up some bolts and rivets
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    I then got the back mounted on to the case
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    Then the window
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    I then got around to mounting the dvd drive i clamped the support on the outside and drilled through
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    And mounted
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    Front cut for the dvd drive
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    And mounted :D
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    All that is left to do now is mount the feet cut a fan hole in the front and maybe make a fangrill and then sort out mounting for the laptop hdd and drill the hole for the vandal resistant switch :D then its done

    Josh
     
  18. Tec_

    Tec_ What's a Dremel?

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    **** not another one im not sure if i can handal all the Awesomeness
     
  19. Mr-IK

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    Looks like you know how to handle that aluminium :)
     
  20. x06jsp

    x06jsp da ginger monkey!!!!

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    Lol thanks guys :D

    Josh
     

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