Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by modsquad, 19 Oct 2004.
yeah look forward for more updates
That painting work looks messy... Still, good results
there's just something magical about neon plexi, isn't there? This mod loooks like it wil be one of the greats here on bit! It's all about presentation: clean mods, new applications of existing concepts, and the like. Keep up the solid work.
I would like to see the finished product in person, as no ammount of photography can do justice to a good paint job.
BTW: how old is that silver drill? Is it a Milwakee or a Skill? I remeber seeing something like that in my grandpa's garage once
Im currently doing the same thing with one of my pc's cases... painting can be a real bitch, but when done properly the results can/will be amazing
i love your project man, keep up the good work!
Its so clean I would be reluctant to ever use it!
Splendid work on the paint job, how long would you spend on the entire paint job for that case?
Those 5 air intakes on the side of the front plate, do they actually do anything for better heat dispersion or will they be mainly for aesthetic reasons?
Love the mod and appreciate you taking the time to detail how you achieve your results.
What you are looking at is just the base coat (black). With colorsanding and painting, about two hours work so far.
Before the paint job is finished I will need to:
add 3-4 coats of Black Pearl paint
add the graphics layer (pearl white, pearl green, transparent apple green) paint
add 4-5 (light) coats of Black Candy topcoat paint
add 2-3 coats of Urethane Clear coat (wetsanding between coats)
Buff with compound (to remove the light sanding scratches)
So, this is only the start of the job. Many, many more hours of work to go. If I had to guess, about another 10-15 hours of work (not counting the time for the coats/layers of paint to cure/dry)..
As for the intake holes, I should get form & function. They look cool and the 120mm intake fan will draw some air into the case through the 5 holes (each side).
Still working on the graphics layer, not sure just what we will do. I am going to borrow a few stencils from a friend to get some ideas..
Thanks ehrnam45. The drill belongs to the owner of the case. It's a Milwakee if memory serves, you are correct it has to be 20+ years old. Still works great, but not having a keyless chuck slows you down...
The wetsanding (colorsanding) is very messy!! The kiddie pool is a "old-trick" to help keep your work area clean..
Do you have some pictures of your paint job? I would like to see.
keep up the good work.
Glad you like it Xaser03. I will pick up those airbrush stencils after work and post some pictures tomorrow.
I thought I recognized the old red logo. I've got an old B&D that's gotta be between 15 and 20 years old. The old mustard colored handle series. No keyless chuck back then!
Welcome to the SlaughterHouse paint booth.
Now that the case mods and base coat are finished, I will complete the paint job at my location. Here are those stencils I spoke about..
They are not bad. A good starting point anyway.
And a picture of my Badger 175.
A nice little airbrush, although there model 360 is better for fine detail.
oh meh God... this is about to get a LOT more interesting!
Hello everyone, this is my first time posting in this thread. I love the detail you bring to your work. Your skills are by far some of the best I have seen on anything, keep up the good work.
i am interested to see the results you get from stencils, i've always tapped my design on with masking tape but if stencils work then that might be an easier route.
it look interesting!! keep on going !!
I am wondering how they will work as well (paint getting under the stencil in the wrong areas). They are flexible and solvent proof, but expensive (I think they are like $10 each).
The good graphics guys just draw it on tape and make there own stencils or just do them freehand, but I am no "skullMaster"..These should give me a starting point..
As long as you use low pressure on the airbrush when using stencils you shouldn't have any problems with underspray. If you're really worried about it, you could possibly use repositionable spray glue. I'm not sure if it will screw up your base layer or not, so you may want to test that first.
Thanks for the tip dharma punk. I need to do a test for the hole paint job, the owner needs to sign off on the paint scheme and color before painting his case. The white pearl I want to use for the graphics may not work with low psi (unless I thin it). I will paint a old Chieftec side panel with a few color variations and graphic options to help him decide. The only paint on his case is the black base coat. I need to shoot the case with black pearl next, over the weekend.
Oh my gosh. Just like crashed into this one...
Hurry hurry !!!!
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