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Project: Phantom Black, 11 January 2007; Two updates, 16.1.2007

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Darkened, 11 Jan 2007.

  1. Darkened

    Darkened New Member

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    Ok, this'll be the second project for me here in Bit-Tech forums.

    First off I'd like to thank all people who visit here in Bit-Tech, your support means the worlds to me. Without it these projects would be impossible to go trough with. Thank you.

    I had thought for a name for my next mod for a long time and since the case I'm modding is black it had to play off that somehow.

    The name Black Phantom came to me when I was browsing through my grandfathers garage and the spraypaints he had there. He has a Mercury outboard motor and I guess he has done some paint fixing to it since he had a can of Quicksilver Phantom Black.

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    Like that. Phantom Black has been Mercurys color of choice since 1962 when they started to paint their outboard motors with this color.

    I'm not sure, but I think Phantom Black has changed a bit on these newer models, but at least with these old ones...

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    ...it still is Phantom Black.

    As with Orange Monster which was named after a divers watch, I don't think there's going to be many if any resemblance to outboard motors, it's just the name of the mod.

    The mod itself is going to be an HTPC/media center type of computer for my livingroom. This time I don't have almost any hardware for the computer itself, so I'll be able to make and modify the case before putting any hardware in it and also I don't have so much pressure to start using it. Again, this might take a while :hehe:

    Let's present the case.

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    It's a Silverstone HTPC case with piano black finish...

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    ...which is a bit scratched and a b***h to photograph, but I don't think there's anything a little buffing wouldn't cure.

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    Here it is from inside, there's a few things missing and that PSU didn't come with the case.

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    I hope this stripping of the case is modding to the moderators, if not, PM me and I'll put some work in progress pics up. Though my intentions are to update this project log tomorrow with real modding work done and also reveal some of the plans for the case...

    Stay tuned for more...

    Janne
     
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  2. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    Great to see another one of your mods. That is one nice-looking case. Will it be a completely black case?
     
  3. Naberius

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    Here we go again :D looking forward to it.
     
  4. Darkened

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    Thanks for the support guys. Appreciated a lot.

    @Javerh

    I'll tell you the theme of the case in the next update (I guess I just like to keep people in the dark :hehe:).
     
  5. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    I guess that's where your nick comes from? :D
     
  6. Evenge

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    Whooooo! It's here! Can't wait to see what you will do to that case!

    Nice to see that you got the name idea to something boats related stuff. :thumb: Mercury's are one of the best outboard motors in the world IMO
     
  7. Guest-23315

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    its nice to see an HTPC mod for once...

    however, this isn't an excuse to stop work on Orange Monster!
     
  8. kylelnsn

    kylelnsn New Member

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    Looks good, cnat wait to see what you do with this!, subscribed, just as i ave with oragne monster, keep it up!
     
  9. Supra55

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    This outa be a good one! :D
     
  10. chase

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    Its out there!
    Keep going Janne, can't wait ;)

    Petter
     
  11. marauder16

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    great to see it started, can't wait to see what will you do with this baby :D
     
  12. R_H

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    Will you be painting the inside too? The gray looks a bit fugly, imo.
     
  13. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    Not a bad case, not a bad name! Can't wait to see the progress. ;)
     
  14. Darkened

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    Thanks to all who have commented here, first official update is coming tomorrow or tuesday.

    Just have to get the parts photographed and ready (various stages of painting, sanding and drying...).

    I've gotten loads of parts done, but as I said, they have to be dry and photographed first. Also more about the plans and themes of the case coming up.

    Stay tuned...

    Janne
     
  15. mattthegamer463

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    Got a bit of a Halloween colour theme going on, eh? I like it. Looks like a sweet project, be sure to give us a hint of what your plans are.
     
  16. elliod

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    really nice man i love your work cant wait to see what comes out from there .
    keep up the good work.
     
  17. Guest-23315

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    i'll allow you this wait for an update for only one thing...:

    its gotta be as good as i hope its gonna be!
     
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  18. Dmc

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    I want to see what your going to do with this case as I have the same one but just using it for a HTPC.
     
  19. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    Tomorrow or Tuesday? I hope I can wait that long! :p
     
  20. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    AHA subscribed :)
     

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