Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by AnG3L, 10 Dec 2010.
Whats the tool called? I searched for crimp and got nothing.
Been a bit since I checked in with you. Nice bit of updates too! ... and I hope you had a great Birthday Alex. What's the red handle set you got there ... strippers? if so what mfgr.... be good bro. Your mod Kung-Fu is strong!
Thanks bro well not something special but was ok I guess lolz
This is a wire stripper a cheap one I dunno its manufacturer unfortunately. It does the job though!
A small update:
I currently sleeve some cables, I did a lot of sanding and also I am working on some minor details and fixes. The next update will delay as I want to finish painting and post an update afterwards.
Well after a long time and a looooot of work I am here for an update guys!
The strange weather (one day rain one sunshine) was a big problem for me as I had to paint and not
only paint a few layers but I also had to apply different art painting techniques!
But first lets see what I did before painting.
I drilled some holes on the acrylic parts which I am going to use along with the leds and I also countersunk them. I decided to use screws in order to attach those parts on the chassis instead of glyu as it will be cleaner that way.
Second, I installed the HDD cage on the main compartment.
Here you will see the creation of the part which is going to illuminate the Sors Salutis logo.
I used 5mm clear acrylic which I cut in the proper shape and also drilled holes on the side for the leds.
I glued 1mm acrylic on the edge of the acrylic to hide the leds for aesthetic reasons mostly and also not to deflect the light inside the case. I painted the piece with the usual design pattern I am using in this mod and I also shortened the cables and sleeved them.
I sanded and painted the PCI covers too but I forgot to take pictures lol, sorry guys these days were a real mess!
Some more sleeving. I also cut some more leds in size, soldered them and sleeved them. I couldnt find any pins nearby to buy so I had to go that way
I used a black matte decal to cover the PSU after I removed the stickers of it.
So now the nightmare of this mod lolz!! Due to the weather conditions I had to move the parts around all the time and each layer of paint took 24 hours even to be touch-dry!!! OMG!!
After I ve sanded all the parts, I hanged them to dry. No lol I am kidding!
The paints I am going to use. Well not all of them just the 1/3 !!
I went and bought some UVPC primer but the stupid guy on the DIY shop gave me the one which needs to be applied by brush and its not dilutable so to use it with my spray gun!!! Anyway, I went with the best primer which I use for aluminum and its suitable for acrylic BUT that primer after it dries it needs sanding!! So more sanding again lolz!!
Safety comes first!
White paint applied the next day. 2 layers so 2 days more!
I also prepared some paint for the wooden covers. Forgot to take shots of them finished but you will see them later. I applied 3 layers of black and 2 layers of glossy varnish.
Due to the rush as I told you before I forgot to take pictures so I also forgot the technique's process but here are some shots.
I used black and white glossy from Hammerite as they are very durable. I applied them with different sizes brushes.
In order to create the desired effect of my technique I had to "scratch" the paint thats why I had to apply more layers so the scratches will be deeper.
A loooot of masking tape for more techniques to be applied and effects!
Some parts finished and some in the process.
After 3 weeks of painting and modding here are some shots of the parts partially dried as they need to cure but at least I can work with them as long as they are touch-dry.
Some parts are not going to visible but I did them eitherway!
I bought those feet to use them with my mod as I found them really nice and .... white!!!
I also attached the led acrylics and glued the wooden tops on them!
Thanks guys for reading my update hopefully those 3 weeks did something nice after all these efforts and I hope my artistic touches would not be rejected by the factory look like enthusiasts lolz!!!
Till next time, Peace!!!
Me like. Very artistic man!
Ugh I think I've become a factory look enthusiast, well at least on my current one you inspire me to do a colourful mod mate but I just know I'd totally balls it up .
Been wondering where you got to & wow you've been busy .
Looks very modern arty & a rarity in modding, I had to sit there looking at some shots for quite a bit thinking do I like it & I think I do , it's completely unique & original & daring to do this & I'm glad to see such a wild fresh style of painting surrounding an awesomly unique case, this seriously would look well in an art show (or on a desk ).
So yeah I was really unsure about what you were doing & then I seen these 3 shots & I really like it, you have an awesome style mate .
And this isn't even finished .
Damn, Those paint works looking verry slick and special!
Love it !
+rep 4u sir!
Thanks brother glad you liked it ! Your feedback is precious to me!! +rep to you for the feedback and the nice comments!!
Thanks bro!!! Means a lot to me!!!
Thank you my friend I love reading your comments! Yeah my style is unusual but I love art and colors and I was a little bit bored with Future Schlock so it was time to create something extreme and artistic this time! Glad you liked it bro!!!
Whoohoo the relic has given me his powers!
Ah, the modders washing line...
Seriously, what an astounding job! I get more amazed after every update at how artistic this is.
Inspirational, to sum it up- rep!
Thanks bro! Clothes line does the job lolz ;p I use all the available facilities I have
Thanks for the rep bro!!!!
Wow , sweet design Alex , its really all coming together now
Thanks brother!!! Glad you liked it, I was worried about my artistic influences and extreme attempts on something new !
As always Alex, you continue to amaze me, excellent work man!
knowing that it will soon be completed, i cant wait for the final photos!
i'm gonna come over and see it up close btw before you complete it
It's been a while since I dropped in on this Alex my friend and I must say it is looking absolutely fantastic. Keep up the good work mate.
You are welcome buddy anytime you want!!! Thanks bro!
Thanks J my friend, ite been a while to update too so you where back on time!!!
I was beginning to wonder where you are. I'd like to know where you come up with these creative ideas. You should have gone into some kind of art for a living Alex.
This is like porn, only better, its always fun to see what u gonna do next in your updates <3
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