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Project Tribal Dragons [front done UPDATED july 17th]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Tribal Dragon, 19 Apr 2003.

  1. OrbDemon

    OrbDemon What's a Dremel?

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    Nice paint job - can't wait to see it all finished!
     
  2. cellis4766

    cellis4766 What's a Dremel?

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    Where did you get that Black paint from? I think that I'm in LOVE with it... :eek:

    How do you "make" the spray?
     
  3. Tribal Dragon

    Tribal Dragon Insomniac modder!

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    the paint is BMW #416 enamel paint. Just ask your local car dealer or car paint shop to know where you can get the paint made in a spray can :)

    I've asked a bmw dealer where I could get the paint made and they point me to a paint shop that makes spray cans... so you should do the same to know where in your area you could get it;)
    btw, it should cost you 10-12 $ usd for a 100g spray can!
    just don't forget to take an enamel clearcoat with it :D
     
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  4. Tribal Dragon

    Tribal Dragon Insomniac modder!

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    almost done

    ok without more words here's the update!

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    I painted some screws

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    I took nylon nuts so they don't loosen with time

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    2 panels screwed

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    from the inside

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    the 4 panels screwed together

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    from the back

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    from the top. I haven't paint that part since it will be cover by the top

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    the psu holder screwed

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    the bottom

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    I had to cut the plexi a little to make it fit

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    the window fixed with silicon

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    I knew that these old PSM mags would serve me one day :D
     
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  5. Tribal Dragon

    Tribal Dragon Insomniac modder!

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    the mobo plate installed

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    all the frame screwed

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    the top panel installed

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    the top again

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    again :D

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    only the left panel left to install... whoo hoo

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    close up of the dragons panel

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    another shot

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    the back with everything installed

    to be honest, I didn't tought the results would be as great!!! I was very surprised and pleased by the contrast and the final results :D

    so... what's left?

    I got 2 red ccfls waiting to be put in and lit those dragons :D
    Also, I have to make a new faceplate... since I royaly screwed up the original while unmounting it...

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    I've started designing the faceplate ona an alu sheet and I'll use car mesh to cover the fan area ;)

    I don't have any hardware to put in the case... so it will be left as a decoration for a while... and that gives me trouble designing the front... don't know if I'll put a floppy... don't know how much optical drives will be eventually in...

    any suggestions for the front would be VERY appreciated :D
     
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  6. Morphine

    Morphine weeee!

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    I agree with you, those colors of paint go together VERY well.
     
  7. the_secret

    the_secret What's a Dremel?

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    -> excellent work tribal, love the paint job :thumb:
     
  8. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    OMG, thts so sweet
     
  9. Sid

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    I agree - total sweetness.
     
  10. Tribal Dragon

    Tribal Dragon Insomniac modder!

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    thx guys for the comments :D

    a little update: I've cut the alu sheet to the desired size and cut the fan area and the car mesh. I'll draw a tribal design on the front and cut it dremel style! :dremel:

    after I'll bend the alu so it does like : |_______| and I'll paint everything :D just need to figure how to fix the switch I have (old switch from my nikao case) and it will be done leaving me more time to plan my monster new project! :D once this one done, I'll post the other project ;)

    stay tune for more updates and pics (monday or thuesday it should be done)
     
  11. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Re: almost done




















    Sorry.. i just had to.. :worried: :D
     
  12. 3N1GM4

    3N1GM4 What's a Dremel?

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    i like your selection as to have not only the cover of the PSM mags facing up, but the selection of PSM to have on top... lol
     
  13. Tribal Dragon

    Tribal Dragon Insomniac modder!

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    the worst in that is that is wasn't done on purpose :hehe:
     
  14. ernie

    ernie What's a Dremel?

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    mad nice work!
    saw the dremel skillz and was like wow, then saw the painting skillz and was like wow, then the color of the paint job struck me and was like WOW!!
    keep up the good work :thumb:
     
  15. Tribal Dragon

    Tribal Dragon Insomniac modder!

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    thx :D

    yeah the colors are very nice!!! can't get better looking paint than car paint ;) especially on the bmw cars :hehe:
     
  16. Tribal Dragon

    Tribal Dragon Insomniac modder!

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    faceplate in progress

    well I've been working yesthurday and today on the faceplate so here's the update!

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    I've cut with a x-acto the fan area and placed the mesh behind just for a preview ;)

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    I've draw a tribal design on paper (based on a tattoo)

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    I've started to cut the design

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    here's the tribal all cutted (the middle part wasn't cut since I wanted to keep the cut out parts.. but I've decided to place the power switch in it)

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    here's the design drawn on the alu ready for the dremel operation

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    since I knew that a design with so small parts would be hard to do with the dremel alone, I bought a flex shaft! (damn worth it!!)

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    after a few minutes with the dremel

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    after half an hour

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    a closeup

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    Finally, Maggy, my dog that always supports me with my mods ;) (does she looks like she agrees that I've did a good job? :D)

    so thursday I have don't work (whoo hoo) so I'll cut the drive bays, install the door, bend the alu, paint everything and install the faceplate (if I have time for all that :thumb: )
     
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  17. Sc0rian

    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    lol:D


    :eeek: Wow, mate I have done a great job :D Thats fab!!
     
  18. Deviate

    Deviate What's a Dremel?

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    Looks great man! What did I tell ya about that flexi shaft, huh? :D Can't wait to see it all bent and painted.
     
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  19. Tribal Dragon

    Tribal Dragon Insomniac modder!

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    ok the front is done... well just need the paint job to do ;)

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    I've put silicon on the back of the front for the mesh

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    here's everything after 2 minutes of work ;) once the mesh was placed, I've put more silicon :D

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    This morning the mesh was stock there forever :D

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    the front after drilling the mounting holes

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    here's the stand of that I made of wood dremel style :D

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    the bay area was cut. Since I didn't knew how much drives I'll be using later... I decided that a door would be perfect for the situation :D

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    front view of the door installed

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    back view of the door

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    the door opened :D

    ok so what's left? just need to sand everything and paint :D

    also, there's 3 "free" areas in the tribal... that's not for style but to support 3 switchs :D I'll put 2 switchs for ccfls (like the army ones but without the cap) and a power switch right in the middle of the tribal.

    heh? reset switch? what's that? ;)

    the easiest is to come ;)
     
  20. DeLorean5000

    DeLorean5000 What's a Dremel?

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    ****:jawdrop:


    That is just too good!!!! it must be fake:) Cant wait to see more
     

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