Well, as I promised, here is the worklog for my Invader Zim Themed project I am doing for a freind as a Christmas present. Now, this is my first ever "real mod" with cutting and painting and sleeving etc. I plan to finish this project in around 5 days just in time to wrap it and put it under the tree , the first day will be painting parts of the front panel, the second day the rest of the front panel and begin on the walls of the case, the third day finish up the walls of the case and start cutting, the fourth day install the plexiglass for the window and let it dry (24 hours ) and on the 5th day do the internal work with the UV CCFLs and the fans and sleeves etc. If I have enough time before Christmas I will try to paint the mouse, keyboard, and speakers/headphones. Kinda ambitious for my first project I know but considering the designs aren't going to be of super ultra complex shapes and such but I think he will like it I am taking some of your suggestions from my previous thread and going to use some plumbing pipes for sleeves to resemble certain parts of Zims house, I also will try to put some green LEDs on the inside of the case to look like the inside of Zim's lab. Right now the *counts on fingers* 11th very thin layer of green flourescent paint is drying on the front panel of the case. Aren't you glad I am done talking now? =P Day One: Prepping and Painting The case before... His demon of the anciet world monitor... you would not believe how big and bulky that thing is. A piece of the front panel after 8+ layers of painting Much to my great amusement my dumb cat got her fur on my shirt and guess where it fell off? Yeah, thats right... into the 12th layer of wet paint . Now once I finish the painting I will have to sand the spots where the hair fell in... Dumb Cat. The same piece of the front panel with 15+ layers. Hurrah, its finished! Now I have the other part of the front panel to go... Yay. Hmmm after test firing my second color of paint I find... globbyness! May be leaving it in a freezing garage while I worked for an hour and a half was a bad idea? Well, now I have to wait and let the paint warm up too room temp. Time to play Half Life! For any disucssion, comments, or (constructive) criticism please head over to my discussion log Here.