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Case Mod - In Progress "Project NEXT"

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Brian E. Hanson, 12 Jan 2009.

  1. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Bill you truly are a legend. The V8 is looking, well it's looking like a V8 lol.
     
  2. mnpctech

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    I hate to say it, but what you're seeing on previous page has been scrapped, at least for Brian's project. It just consumed too much space, I neglected to measure how much space we had between MB and case window, I was caught up in the theme..lol

    I'm now sculpting a mini version entirely of clay onto the cover of the cpu cooler.
     
  3. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Damn that sucks lol. Oh well, now you just have to make your own ;).
     
  4. dan-ere-07

    dan-ere-07 What's a Dremel?

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    have a bubble window then :idea:
    i cant wait to see your clay version.
    good luck:thumb:
     
  5. mnpctech

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    Brian doesn't want a bubble or custom shroud of any kind on the window. The customer gets what they want! :D

    hmmm, must think small :idea: , or more like pancakes

    1/8 thick acrylic riser
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    manifold air intake hose made from plastic wire loom, heated and bent
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    roughly 3/16" tall manifolds made from modeling clay
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    Next up, making 12, intake pipes! :D
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  6. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Excellent work Bill. Like a big model car kit. I'm waiting to see the intake tubes.

    /off topic
    Did you guys catch the news article that the NHTSA ordered Ferrari to recall all the F430 Spider convertibles because the hydraulic hoses are too close to the engine and melt and leak fluid with smoke and fire.
    http://www.autoblog.com/2009/02/18/ferrari-recalls-f430-spider-for-defective-convertible-top/

    I would be upset! These aren't $200 Yugos!

    /end off topic

    john
     
  7. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I am liking where this shroud is heading Bill.
     
  8. Brian E. Hanson

    Brian E. Hanson What's a Dremel?

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    It's a tough position I put Bill in I think. He and I both, didn't realize the size of the cooler in relationship to the remaining space in the case. Then, add a engine on top of that and, well, it becomes less about what to do and more about, how to do it with the little space left. I really like the window that's already there and didn't want to change it. So, I haven't made it easy on Bill. :worried:
     
  9. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Not to worry! I'm betting there is a couple or more model cars in his past. Smart young man and not afraid of trying, Good qualities.

    john
     
  10. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Yet another cool project..
    Bill, you have a great imagination.. You just keep coming up with unique (original) designs..
    MS
     
  11. mnpctech

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    Thank you for the kind words guys!

    @ John, ironically my bro-law was just telling about a doc he watched about the Ferrari factory and how "maniacal anal" Ferrari's quality control dept is about checking everything before the cars leave..heh


    My "worm chorus line" is starting to morph in to intake pipes. The next step is applying more clay to join them to the manifolds. From there, acrylic primer, then a coat of silver "manifold" colored paint, then off to mnpctech's master painter, Brad Galvin to have intricate details like the Ferrari text on the red covers painted.

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    the pipes will be smoothed over with another application of clay.

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  12. b00mb1ast3r

    b00mb1ast3r Testdrive unlimited LoVeR

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    i really love the V8 idea its great, great job with the clay.
     
  13. Brian E. Hanson

    Brian E. Hanson What's a Dremel?

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    Ya, this is looking really good. I knew Bill would come up with something awesome. Great job!!! :rock:
     
  14. mnpctech

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    If everything goes as planned, it will be ready for paint by Tuesday, (crosses fingers) :D
     
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    a little more sanding, and it's ready for paint details :thumb:

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  16. b00mb1ast3r

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    wow thats amazing!
    I really like this Mod cause im a big Ferrari Fan and the engine looks really good :D
     
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    Thanks! I just laid down the first coat of sem self etching primer on the clay. So far, so good. This is the same product used on body fillers by autobody shops. I'll try and post a pic before it goes off to paint.
     
  18. Brian E. Hanson

    Brian E. Hanson What's a Dremel?

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    I'm thinking I might go with this board instead. The color scheme is right on for this case. It's a great preformer too! :)

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  19. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    That is a nice board but the single card performance is worse than the cheaper ASUS board. Not a problem if you are going SLI that is.
     
  20. b00mb1ast3r

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    that MB will really fit this red case
     

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