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Case Mod - In Progress Projekt HERO

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by JessePalacio, 1 May 2014.

  1. JessePalacio

    JessePalacio What's a Dremel?

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    Hi guys,

    Me again. im starting a new build for Asus and Cooler Master that will be set on display at Computex 2014. it will feature the Z97 Sabertooth and the new Devil's Canyon Processor (which i cannot include pics of yet until NDA is released). I only have 2 weeks to complete the project, so this will be a really quick ride. i hope you will join me again.

    thank you to the sponsors:

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    what i will be working with:

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    Build logs will follow shortly. =)

    THANK YOU! =)
     
  2. chilliewillie

    chilliewillie What's a Dremel?

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    le me want
     
  3. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Project log rules, dude:

    2. Your first post must contain pics of the actual mod in progress. If all you have is an idea, you don't have a log. If all you have is some conceptual sketches, you don't have a log. If all you have to show is a heap of parts, you don't have a log. This forum is purely for concrete work in progress - the other modding forums are more appropriate for concepts and thoughts.
     
  4. JessePalacio

    JessePalacio What's a Dremel?

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    there was not anything i could do today since it was a holiday and i couldnt buy the stuff i needed to get started. anyhow, i managed to do a semi tear-down. i dont really need to do a full one because i will not be doing anything wild with the interior lay-out. the the focus will be intended on the new Z97 Sabertooth, and the paint on the Cosmos SE. this will have to do, for now.

    for those of you who dont know, this case is by far the easiest for me to take apart (plastic portions). awesome job CM!
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    off to my painting area you go!

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  5. JessePalacio

    JessePalacio What's a Dremel?

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    mixed emotions today. i was going to borrow a friend's air brush and compressor. sadly, the compressor had been broken. so i went ahead and tried my luck with some rattle cans i had lying around from previous projects.

    splat!

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    taped up the parts i wanted to remain black

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    sanded, and coated with white base coat.

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    now.. here was where i really needed the air brush. so i can define the pattern.. sigh.. looks like im going to have to beat up some kid for cash so i can buy a compressor. (but of course im kidding..)

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    testing.. so can can visualize better

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    i know there are easier and better ways to do a camo.. but the thing is, one big reason why i love to mod is, i can mod MY WAY. =)

    clock's ticking..
     
  6. Hukkel

    Hukkel James' minion

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    Kinda makes me think of splitter / urban camo. I like it.
     
  7. JessePalacio

    JessePalacio What's a Dremel?

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    so.. i stared at the case for some few hours. something just wasnt "IT" for me. i didnt like how there were splatter marks. it was pretty hard to control the paint since i have only been using a regular rattle can. i got hold of a compressor today, and re did the whole thing with an airbrush. i think this looks a little more organized,and defined.

    changed the base paint

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    cut up some acrylic and sized them up for the interior. as usual, just playing with some trial and error.

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    testing the look, for proper visualization. im more of a freestyle modder, so i really dont prefer any planning. i mod as i go, with whatever's available.

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    now.. all i need to do is wait a few days for the paint to dry, so i can wet sand it, to level up the paint and apply clear coat. =) cheers.
     
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  8. JessePalacio

    JessePalacio What's a Dremel?

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    UPDATE:

    those of you who know me or have seen my work on facebook, probably know i dont use lazer cutters or CnC's. not because of preference, but because of the LACK of it. so i work with what i have. patience.. passion.. and a scroll saw. =)

    no.. i dont have a printer either.

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    taped the trace onto some 3/16 acrylic.

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    first cut

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    sanded the rough edges a bit.

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    started polishing, but a damn roach flew up my neck. freakin creep me out. i'll continue tomorrow.. when there is daylight. lol

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    thank you. =)
     
  9. TheViscountGodrich

    TheViscountGodrich Wannabe modder.

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    That's a GREAT looking cut for tracing of a computer screen and then free handing!
     
  10. JessePalacio

    JessePalacio What's a Dremel?

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    sorry for the stand still.. just this for now.

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  11. JessePalacio

    JessePalacio What's a Dremel?

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    okay.. testing out the new look (AGAIN..). there is still some sanding and clear coating to do so the painting is not quite done yet.

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  12. Falqoon

    Falqoon Minimodder

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    I like the look, well done mate :)
     
  13. JessePalacio

    JessePalacio What's a Dremel?

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    my final redo. toned down the camo, to a much less "striking" version. now im in my comfort zone.. =)

    (dont mind the emblem. it's just sitting there..)

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  14. JessePalacio

    JessePalacio What's a Dremel?

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    ok.. so first off, im sorry for the confusion regarding the color scheme of the build. you will know why, once photos from Computex 2014 will be posted online. there will still be camo, but only in sections of the build/case.. but not full camo. it just wasnt my thing. anyhow, here it is so far. the next batch of pics of the case will show more detail on what i mean by camo in "certain sections" of the case. thank you for following.

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  15. JessePalacio

    JessePalacio What's a Dremel?

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    sanded, primed and painted the chassis white. will let it sit for a day before i clear coat it.

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    UPDATE:

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  16. JessePalacio

    JessePalacio What's a Dremel?

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    chugging along...

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    UPDATE:

    just this. modder's block anyone?

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  17. JessePalacio

    JessePalacio What's a Dremel?

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    possibly the last pic until after computex. thank you all.

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  18. JessePalacio

    JessePalacio What's a Dremel?

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    pics currently at 80%..

    remaining: 10% this monday, and the last 10% will be at Computex. =)

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    STOKED!!!!
     
  19. JessePalacio

    JessePalacio What's a Dremel?

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    need to ship this before noon tomorrow.. it's going to be a long night..

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  20. AlderonnX

    AlderonnX Minimodder

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    Thats got a clean look to it now.. Good Luck at Computex
     

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