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WhiteIce | BIG PICTURE UPDATE!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by illvit, 14 Dec 2004.

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How should the finnish on the plexi be?

Poll closed 9 Jan 2005.
  1. Clear blank

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. Matt(icy)

    6 vote(s)
    100.0%
  3. White under the plexi(mirror)

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
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  1. frodo

    frodo What's a Dremel?

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    Ahh sorry man, i thought by "spackle" you meant putting the white on, as in painting, but ok, if you mean you are filling the holes and stuff, then ok, sorry for diggin' at you
     
  2. Cowcharge

    Cowcharge What's a Dremel?

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    Jeez, take it easy on the guy! Some of the comments here are disgraceful! I'm pretty thick-skinned, but I had to think twice before posting any of my work here, after seeing the way some of you are treating Illvit. This is not the way to build a community! All you will accomplish is to scare off people new to modding! Is this what you want?

    Illvit: The good-natured way in which you tolerate the negative comments show that, at 15, you are much more mature than many of the supposed "experts", who seem more interested in massaging their own egos than in helping you! Keep going! Just sand more, hehe.
     
  3. illvit

    illvit What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks. I don't think that the case look so fine now either , but it will be better after a little bit more spackling, and som layers with painting.
     
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  4. Leeum

    Leeum What's a Dremel?

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    Agreed, look forward to seeing it painted :D
     
  5. Liquid Steele

    Liquid Steele What's a Dremel?

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    I don’t even know where to begin here I joined this forum today because at first glance this looked like a great site where like minded people got together to share ideas and encouraged each other to make better projects but after taking a look around at the threads and I am talking about this thread specifically many of the people here have been anything but helpful, in fact they have been downright rude to a fifteen year old. I had plans to show my project here as well but to be truthful after reading this post and others like it I feel that I should seriously reconsider that decision.

    (Stepping off of the soap box)

    Illvit I am certainly impressed, this case was a very ambitious project to take on especially when you take into account the available tools you had to use, and to get as far as you have with the experience and resources you had available and some of the borderline Macgyver techniques you have exercised and the fact that you have done all of this in spite of the numerous people telling you to quit and what a bad job you were doing and even managing to reply to those with a level of civility that was not given to you really says a lot about your character and who you are.

    If you spent a 1000 hours on this project and walked away learning only one thing your time has not been wasted, Great Job I wish there were more people like you out there. :D
     
  6. Cowinacape

    Cowinacape What's a Dremel?

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    Hey Illvit, can't wait to see it once you get some paint on your box, I have been following this mod since you started this log, like most people are saying, keep moving forward my man!

    And to Liquid Steele, don't let the few people on here that like to tear people down shy you away from posting pics of your work, I for one alway log on looking to see somethign new. :thumb:

    Take care
     
  7. illvit

    illvit What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the backing and good words everyone. :)
     
  8. illvit

    illvit What's a Dremel?

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    Update

    When I was sanding I got the masking tape rip off. But as the "always look at the bright side of life" I saw this as the perfect possibility to see how the efect will look like
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    Here is a better picture
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    A picture with blitz
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    I am going to have these leds over the cdrom. On the next picure you''ll se that I have drilled three holes over the cd-rom
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    That's the picture I am talking about
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    A picture that is a little bit clearer
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    I think the blue is a little bit darker in real than on the pictures. That was all for today. I hope you like it.
     
  9. IYIENACE

    IYIENACE What's a Dremel?

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    Please use a DA sander and start with at least 80 grit sandpaper and go over your bondo work completely.
    If you don't have an orbital sander of any kind, use a block; make sure it's fairly rigid and at least 6" long. [Longer = better] Attach the sandpaper to your block and sand until the entire surface is uniform. If/when you discover low spots, reapply filler with a straight edged tool (plastic - wood - aluminum - whatever) to only the low areas. Again sand with your block until the entire surface is uniform. Using 220 grit paper sand the bondo removing minor imperfections and then using a filler primer, spray the bondo to fill pin-holes etc. [REMOVE YOUR PC COMPONENTS FIRST!]
    After applying the filler and again using your block, start with 220 grit paper and sand the surface until the surface is flat. If/when you sand through to bondo during this process, re-spray and repeat.
    This will eventually result in a very flat, smooth surface that - when painted will certainly reflect your efforts.

    You can't compromise the preparation if you want to achieve a good finish.
     
  10. frodo

    frodo What's a Dremel?

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    If in the past i have appeared to be trying to dis-hearten illvit... think again!

    i started modding when i was 11, with a hacksaw, an old case, and a few cheap files! i am currently 15, but i have more tools than some of the modders i know from other forums, because i have been building my collection up!

    i am really starting to love this project, just gotta keep sanding it illvit! i have made a wooden case, but the downside is that when i sand it it keeps splitting... to solve that i got some "wood hardener" its like glue that sinks into the wood, making it very strong, and also makes it more like MDF

    I hope this project turns out well, its looking better everyday

    p.s. if i did sound harsh, sorry, i am by no ways, an expert, just i wanted to give a fellow modder tips on how he could make the mod better, like the motherboard I/O panel

    take care and mod on :dremel:
     
  11. illvit

    illvit What's a Dremel?

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    Allright. I know I have to sand it a bit more. This is just a little update about how it looks with lights.
     
  12. Isuo

    Isuo What's a Dremel?

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    The lights look really good. Good job!!
    I think, that if you sand it smooth but keep the two colours, the way it has now(I mean the paint drops), it'll look more icey, imo.
     
  13. illvit

    illvit What's a Dremel?

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    I am not sure of what you mean with paint drops?
    Thanks anyway
     
  14. willy

    willy What's a Dremel?

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    just read the whole topic, and i think u have the same problem as i have had, and 15 yo too :D i think it was not planned enough and that it wasn't 'fine' enough and i am belgian so i don't know what word to use but i mean not 'detailed' or made a draw of with sizes. but ur mod has becom very good. mine was with a tool the side panel making a hole, like **** the edge is too rough let's do it again, and the i had almost nothing left :duh: and u could see the hd rack what was not meant to be seen...
    but keep on going and spray it on the inside with an uv reactive paint and put a uv lamp in it it will look awesome :rock:
    greetz, willy
     
  15. Acid Burn

    Acid Burn ..look but don't touch..

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    that's what my girlfriend told me last nigt :hehe:
     
  16. GigantoR

    GigantoR What's a Dremel?

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    Bahaha!
     
  17. IYIENACE

    IYIENACE What's a Dremel?

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    :blush:

    Man talk about setting yourself up! :duh:
     
  18. illvit

    illvit What's a Dremel?

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    Update

    I made a plexifangrill.
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    And a plexi-screen that I will lay over. Har do explain, easy to see.
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    In this picture you see how it is going to look.
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    And then I made a beautyful start-button
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    When the lcdscreen is on
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    More picture will come as soon as I am done with uploading them( Just a couple of pictures. But it will take a while.)

    Yes, I see that the plexi is a little bit skewed, and I will fix it as soon as I have opportunity to do it
     
  19. illvit

    illvit What's a Dremel?

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    The rest of the picures

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  20. Lost.Soul

    Lost.Soul What's a Dremel?

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    The whole case is too rough. The lighting efect is so nice, but the look of the case beating it down...

    1: the plexi you have made is looking "frozen"... But it is not smooth... Get a 200+ grit sandpaper and start again, sand the whole surface of plexi, not only the middle. Then get a smooth-cut file and try to clean up the cutout.

    Just my two cents...
     

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