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Case Mod - In Progress Project : Not Another Stacker.

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Grifter, 14 Oct 2007.

  1. Grifter

    Grifter New Member

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    Ye glossy as a glossy thing that just got a degree of glossyness from glossy university :lol: .

    Or another way of putting it would be , yes i will be applying a good few coats of clear coat to it when its done.

    Thanks for the various replys about the switches , i have one more question that struck me the other day.
    Do you think i will need resistors for the led or would they be already housed in the switch somewhere?
     
  2. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I think you are supposed to wire it up to the power led indicator jumpers on the motherboard. (I've never used one of these, so it's just a guess.)
    -It's likely there's no resistor.
     
  3. theAlien

    theAlien I know what a Dremel is....

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    yes correct ........ they don't have built in resistors and as cheapskate mentioned should be connected to the motherboard indicators ..........
    if you want to connect them to 12V line you will need a 470 Ohm resistor if the used LED (if 3V) draws a current of 20 mA from the source ...............

    you can also get more information from this Site:
    led.linear1.org


    Alan
     
  4. Grifter

    Grifter New Member

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    Cheers dudes most helpful : )
     
  5. Asulc

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    I have been watching this for a while, and it is looking just amazing. Notice I say "just". I really mean incredible!
    I can't wait to see this painted!
     
  6. BenJ

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    That is some very nice modelling and crafting skills there mate.

    Looking forward to future progress.

    BenJ
     
  7. Grifter

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    Loes Dudes,

    Well bugger me if its only a week or so since my last update ;) .

    But yes its true an update it is ......

    So most of the the building is done still got a bit of fiddling and a bit of metal work but other than that its moving into painting time :thumb: .


    With that in mind heres a piccy of where im gonna be spending the best bit of my time for this phase of the case ....the spray booth .

    What a drafty chilly place it is , but if the gods smile sweetly on me the case will look good for it.

    [​IMG]



    And here are the weapons of choice for this part of the project.

    The gun on the left is the primer gun and the one on the right is the top coat/clear coat gun.

    Not the cleanest of tools but they do a fair bit of work and i have always found painting a messy old thing.

    [​IMG]


    So after thirty mins or so and loads of frantic trigger pressing i had a selection of case parts in a lovely shade of matt grey.

    O the joy !!


    [​IMG]


    Left over night for the paint to go hard and i was able to rebuild the case.

    Its only the first coat of primer so its a bit rough still but i think pics at this stage give a much better image of the shape.
    I think it can be hard to get a good sense of shape when its all glue lines and filler.

    So with that in mind here are a few piccys of the case back together but this time in a nice shade of grey.

    Heres one side.....


    [​IMG]


    And a shot from the front.....



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    And finally the other side....



    [​IMG]


    So i will leave you all with that for now while i get some elbow grease out and start rubbing it down :duh: .
     
  8. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    even if it is just primer, it still looks great.
     
  9. sasuta

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    Perfect job...
     
  10. ledbythereaper

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    Awesome *tries to jam bottom jaw back in*
     
  11. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    Can't wait for the paint job pics!
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    looks sharp. The primer makes it look like a CG prototype. (spell check says grey-gray are both OK? now I'm confused! Which do I use?)
     
  13. Angleus

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    Grey surely? (I think)
     
  14. Colossous

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    Yep, i'm in line waiting for the paint too ! :naughty:
     
  15. Asulc

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    I think that it is gray. not sure though.
     
  16. Angleus

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    I 'think' gray is the americanised grey, so correct in america but wrong in the UK

    P.S. yes word agrees with me
     
  17. Grifter

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    Well im glad we have cleared that up :hehe:
     
  18. Angleus

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    Lol sorry for the diversion, this is what happens while we wait for your updates!
     
  19. ssR

    ssR Carbon God

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    looks very sharp :)
     
  20. gnidnu

    gnidnu Beware of the Tofu!

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    Gosh! This looks freaking awesome, love it!
     
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