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Project Soylent Green: 2006 FIN:

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by modsquad, 19 Oct 2004.

  1. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    That is a tight budget. I spent about $300 on the paint alone for this project. We will iron out the details, but please via PM. This project log is getting way-off-track..
     
  2. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    hmm G-gnome vs Dark Blade now that is a toughy thats for sure, I would say that you and Darkened would be more evenly matched from the work I have scene both of you do, although with Fozzy all I have scene is whats in his sig so Im not sure what he is capable of.

    Oh Modsquad so that we dont take this project log even further off topic how about you make another thread for the comp build off and just place a link for it here so we can move the talkin to that thread and focus once again on this insane job which is looking great... brite as heck... but great ^^
     
  3. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Done:
     
  4. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Huge update in the pipeline.. Work is done, just need sleep and upload-time..
    Project -- FIN-- (well 99.5%)-- FIN
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    More ASAP...
    MS
     
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  5. Guest-23315

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    yay....

    an update!
     
  6. Archtronics

    Archtronics Well-Known Member

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    goin gurd so far gurd luck with finshing it :D
     
  7. Darkened

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    I take this as one of the biggest compliments there is, thanks Hour!

    As Soylent Green goes, can't wait to see the final touches you've done to this baby. Hopefully it all adds up nicely, though I'm sure it will.

    Janne
     
  8. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    FIN 2006

    Another update on the long-suffering project. When last we spoke, there was a problem with the projects DVD.. Enter the replacement:
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    the Plextor PX-716AL
    the lack of time and money means no chrome plate for the unit, just a modest satin black paint job:
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    Some opaque black acrylic (5mm) will become the DVD drives front cover.
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    But with a twist, My plan is a "slide up" front door (not unlike an overhead garage door):
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    like sooo:
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    The main focus of this (8) hour session was to turn the machine into a serviceable computer. So, it's owner can began using it instead of looking at it.. The DVD drives front "garage-door" is not important at this point in time, I will come back to it later. It is the last "bit" for this project. By the end of this update the machine will be FIN with the exception of that 'bit".
    The window side of the machine is all but wireless, but the wiring is there:
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    all of it on the backside of the MB. This area is about 25mm deep and that is a lot of wires :hehe:
    After about an hour of mapping-out and duck-taping down wires it was time to install the L-shaped top/side cover panel. Which "of course" would not fit..More tweeking and pushing and pulling and finally---
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    Honestly, I think if there was another wire or molex plug it would not have fit. It was that tight.
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    notice we lost the green acrylic on top? A design change, the clear windows
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    just allow you to see more of the details:
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    side panel as well:
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    I also added a modified (cut down) Paul Yaffe HD front fork cap in polished Alu:
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    I was originaly going to use these in my BR-project, but went in another direction. I still like them. It give the Innovatek reservoir a bit of attitude:
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    Next fire the machine back up, hope we did "pinch" a wire in the process of getting the side panel back on.
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    NO-Problems-- for once.. some final polishing:
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    Lighting next up: All LEDs. Green and Blue and all controled via remote.
    the unit:
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    IMHO, pretty cool.
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    maxed out # of pictures for this post..
     
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  9. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    final pictures-final thoughts:

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    all and all, I am happy with the way the project turned out. Over two years and countless hours of work.
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    thanks for the support you have given me over this long-tuff build guys.
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    At times I thought I would never finish this thing..
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    So, all that remains is that front panel. I will get you some pictures of it ASAP.
     
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  10. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Ah man, that's awesome :rock:

    I read through project logs for your two other mods and just now this one, and I am equally impressed, it's another great mod!

    You just don't see green enough either...
     
  11. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    Magnifico... Stupendo... That's all there is to say...

    Oh, and what paint did you use for the satin black finish? Great Job on everything.
     
  12. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Truly awesome work, it's really come together spectacularly. I like the clear windows that you swapped in too - you can actually see some of the sheer leetness in the case now :)
     
  13. ThomasM

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    applause [cry of women] I wants a child of you [cry of women]

    ROFL ROFL ;);)
     
  14. ShadowWings

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    Simply awesome, I agree with Firehed the clear windows are really a nice touch. Now you can see what the devil has inside :rock:
     
  15. Bbq.of.DooM

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    I have been waiting for this day for 2 years.

    Thanks for delivering. My favorite !
     
  16. Evenge

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    Masterpiece! :clap:
     
  17. Darkened

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    Okay, to go back to my previous statement, I have to say that for once I was right about something :hehe:

    That's one pimped out machine, it turned out great. And above all I'll have to congratulate you for getting this thing finished gracefully. Meaning that you didn't just "wrap it up" and instead you took your time and got the job done although there was some hurdles you had to jump over on the way.

    To sum it up: :thumb:

    Janne
     
  18. frodo

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    now that, is impressive

    i agree with darkened in that instead of just wrapping it up, you did a superb job on finishing it off!

    the case looks soo good, and the lighting aswell looks really nice.

    the choice on removing the green panels was a good one, imo less green is more, because the green windows took away from the detailed skull work on the panels, aswell as the green accents inside the case.

    really like the fork top in the res idea, gives it that bit of extra "bling" to the top of the case.
     
  19. mandy_modded

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    excellent work :thumb:

    the key to awesome modding results is much like the key to pleasing a woman....patience, a steady hand and lots of thinking about how to.

    As always Modsquad, a pleasure to watch your work evolve.
     
  20. Fahrenheit 541

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    project fin...........:)

    The long suffering has finally ended, Your time and skillful detail to this project has earned you the utmost respect.. very nice work, love this project log from beginning to end.... Happy New Year!!! 2007 Let get Rockin!! :rock: :D
     

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