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TRIBALOVERKILL's Project: "Blackout"

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by tribaloverkill, 16 Aug 2005.

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  1. praetor coda

    praetor coda What's a Dremel?

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    Button heads, button head.

    I am a tool and die man, a Master machinist, I am proficient in CAD/CAM CNC machining I find G69T's darkblade project an experience akin to sex. I have to say though, with all your hard work, homemade jigs and fixtures, all made by hand to boot, is a real eye opening experience. I have to say yo' shizit is the shizit! :rock:. Man I put yo' shizit way up there with G69T for imaginitvie homemade idea, man. I am one who works with precision and accurrate numbers, but you, man, you have the talent of a swiss watchmaker :dremel: . Man All props got you. :thumb:

    But can I make a suggestion, I mean I don't want to step on a fellow craftsman's toes and all but have you ever thought of using socket head cap screws, allen screws? Specially button head allen screws in stainless steel? they sell'em at Home Depot and Lowe's. Aesthetcally it would go with the design you have achieved. As a matter of fact it might even be a perfect mating. To me these allen head screws are conducive to alot of designs that require the showing of screws. I have worked on a few commssion projects and found it improved the look of the design. to some extent it makes the designs look hefty, future machine and/or just smooth and clean, depending on the designs of course.

    most of my commission projects are replicas of movie props and anime designs, unfortunately I can't reveal which ones they are because they are under contract to private collectors, But I can say that they did appear in movies and tv shows, some commercials, but I can't say which ones but I can say that the close ups of razor blades you see on tv is in actuality 4 feet tall, most of the vehicles featured in commercials are really 1/6 to 1/8 models that are forced perspectived into full size, makes sense it be expensive just to rent or borrow a car for commercials. nough said about me. Well give it some thought, the screws really do help and keep up the good work and keep us posted. Thanks
     
  2. no wonder why you don't have a gf!!! :p :p :p j/k
     
  3. frodo

    frodo What's a Dremel?

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    lol.....

    ive just realised what those pumps remind me of... mechwarrior, the armour plating!

    its awesoooooomme :D wish i had skillz like yoo
     
  4. LOTTARO

    LOTTARO What's a Dremel?

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    OMG!

    Brilliant job! :p

    From Rosario/Argentina subscribed! :D
     
  5. tribaloverkill

    tribaloverkill Who needs sleep,... bah.

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    I thought about it and decided that I didnt wan tto go with them because of the height of the head. I started using the screws I have now first. I kinda like the lok of the flat head dome bolts. I tried to switch over to the cheese heads but for the size bolt that I would need to fill in the holes,... the heads are too big:(
     
  6. praetor coda

    praetor coda What's a Dremel?

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    Button heads

    You misunderstand, the ones that you are talking about are humorly called cheese blocks because the heads resemble a round cheese block those are the types that stick out probably 3/16 or in the mm but they are to big rising from it's base, there are these low roundhead allen screws that are called button heads because well to look at them, that's what they're going to look like, they are lower then the philip heads you are currently using which is a plus because you would end up with more room to work with, try them out when next you go to your local home improvement warehouse. They usually have them in the specialty drawers in the same location you would find regular screws. If you saw Planet of the Apes starring Mark Wahlberg, he has a locater he often pulls out, you'll see the button heads surrounding the screen of his locator,(sorry it's the only example I can come up with), or you can try smallparts.com and look up socket head button screws, that might help.
     
  7. tribaloverkill

    tribaloverkill Who needs sleep,... bah.

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    True,... I am familar with the button heads too but home depot sold them by the two's in little packages? LOL. I need more then that. I never got around to ordering them. I will look online and see about ordering some. Thanks:)
     
  8. praetor coda

    praetor coda What's a Dremel?

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    Cool, I didn't mean to be a pest about it but I do admire your design and I think these screws would accentuate what you have. You can try mcmaster.com.
     
  9. Cheap Mod Wannabe

    Cheap Mod Wannabe What's a Dremel?

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    BAaahhhhh Annoying salesmen.....

    What has become of Bit-Tech... :sigh:





    P.S. Don't ponder no more... I was indeed not serious.
     
  10. praetor coda

    praetor coda What's a Dremel?

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    Hey,"Cheap Mod" how's it going I am new to this site and in my excited inspiration i acted in haste in trying to solicit cases on this particular forum, which was of course my bad. I should've read the entire guidelines in joining this forum but much like most people, I ididn't and I apologize publicly for that to to the members and the administrators of this hallowed site. Now, i am not a sales man in the least, although I do own my own company, it was a home based company making sci-fi prop replicas for private collectors around the world, and some ad agencies. But it's gotten to be too big for my home so I bought a building that used to be an old computer repair warehouse. I found some old PC and servers and for some reason didn't want to throw them out. Found this site and it reminded me of how I started with tin snips and a hacksaw to where I am now. I figured I could sell these items to fund a PC/case mod project you guys inspired me to do that would've been huge and have pics, plus some small production videos...but i reconsidered after creating such a ruckus I think I'll just back off as a member and just view the other members progress. Sorry everyone for any trouble I caused this is extended to you, also, tribaloverkill. Keep up the good work people
     
  11. tribaloverkill

    tribaloverkill Who needs sleep,... bah.

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    Decided to frost the Uv green panels. They look that much better that way. The dull green brings out the shiny aluminum and vise versa. I'm almot done.
     
  12. tribaloverkill

    tribaloverkill Who needs sleep,... bah.

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    THEY ARE DONE! PROCESSING PICS,... Please Hold.
     
  13. tribaloverkill

    tribaloverkill Who needs sleep,... bah.

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    IT'S HERE!!! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!! I PRESENT TO YOU,... MY PUMP SHIELDS!!! There's 36 pics:D Thi sis like 2 days worth of pics. Anyways,... lets get to it.

    Even though I already tried this the first time and failed,... I tried it again and it work great! I was tired as hell and was rushing. Thats why it didnt work the first time. Anyways,... I cut a piece of green just big enough for the piece. I heated it so it was flexible and then put it on the pipe. I bent it around the pipe a bit and then heated it some more. Once hot enough I pressed a shield over it. I was wearing gloves and had a towel over it. It gets hot as hell. So it molded just fine. The edges bowed up but thats ok seeing they are getting cut off.
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    Once I had all 4 formed, I taped them up and traced the shields on them. I sent them through the scroll saw cut away most of the excesss.
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    All four pieces trimmed to their general size.
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    I used a belt sander that I had upside down. Instant table sander:) I ground away the rest of the excess to its absolute size. This worked very well. I originally started using the hand file :shock:.
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    Also,... I knifed the edges too. There were certain mentions of these panels being to much. So I decided to not the the edges of the aluminum shields glow. So, I knifed the edges so you wouldnt see anything around the edges at all. Plus it made it alot easier to fit them once moutned to the pumps.
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    Perfect!
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    Gawd, how cool. It makes me think of filling or something. I dont know. Weird.
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    Only the designs should glow.
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    PERTY! This is with the tape on! This is why I diffused the acrylic. It lights up so much more easier now.
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    Now,... it's time for mounting holes. I taped off the aluminum shields to keep from damaging them.
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    I used a piece of cardboard to make my marks, professinal huh? LOL.
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    After I drilled the aluminum shields I did the Uv ones.
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    Diffused the UV shields. I left a nice coarse diffuse too using coarse sadn paper. I sanded all in one direction. I think it looks nice and it helps to capture the light really well.
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  14. tribaloverkill

    tribaloverkill Who needs sleep,... bah.

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    Yeah BABY!!!
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    Yeah BABY!!!
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    Yeah BABY!!!
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    A shot of the inside with spacers in place. I cut those bolts because they were to long. I ended up not using them. I got new ones that were the right size.
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    DONE!
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    Lit up!
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    Inside the case with tinted window up. The tint doesnt really filter out the purple that much. What it does filter out is alot of the glare.
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    A ruler I got because I am going to need it tomake LEGO's windows for his project.
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    LEGO's from gruntville donated this airbrush he had lying around. He sai dI could have it because he knows I'll put it to good use:) And that I will:) It's an IWATA brush:) Sweet! I am making his windows for him return:)
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    So yeah, there you have it. Time to move on. I am going to make LEGO's windows and then I plan on finishing the pump tower. PEACE EVERYBODY!!
     
  15. JamesM

    JamesM What's a Dremel?

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    Brilliant! :D
     
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  16. Rd52

    Rd52 Minimodder

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    OMG!!! you pwn those are the best lookin pumps ive ever seen, this is amazing workmanship. love your work.


    p.s. we want spongebob!!!!!!!!!! im pisseing a few ppl off lol
     
  17. Firefox90

    Firefox90 What's a Dremel?

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    That is absolutely god like. You made a typically ugly to look at pump, pumps in your case, and turned them into a master piece. Best pumps I have EVER seen BY FAR!
     
  18. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    I know it's frowned on to basically post a 'hey, massage your ego on this, sucka!' type post, but..

    bloomin'eck that's GORgeous!

    It's enough to make a ninja spontaneously flip out!
     
  19. tribaloverkill

    tribaloverkill Who needs sleep,... bah.

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    Check this out,... this is what the name of the case is going to look like. Actually it's going to look better:D

    It's going to go on the back of the mobo tray towards the top, staring out through the window. Each letter will be cut as a separate pieces. Each letter will have a UV green equivalent to give the letter it's glow. The letters will be cut out of the remaining black lian-li aluminum from when I installed the case windows. It will give it an extra dark look to it. Plus I need something to do with that aluminum. Cant let it go to waiste.
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    Also,... casemodgod.com is the last forum I am going to add my log to. I just dont have time to add it to any others. BUT,... if there is a forum you really want the log added to, if you could spare about an hour of your time, I will email you all the updates in text format and you can do it:) Just email me the forum you wan to add it to and I will create a log there and you can reply all the updates yourself. Once you are done email me again and I will add it to my list of sites to update regularly. Cool? Peace.
     
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