Originally Posted by Frontside
Amazing , subscribed
Originally Posted by MiiX
Yes, thats right, tripple rad
Yea, looked at that post a few days ago... The problem is that i have never bent metal mesh before, I have done edges, but not that bend you got at the top and bottom of the mesh. What you do after the last picture in that post is a mystery...
I used Magic.
On a more serious note though, things have been busy on my side. A bit too busy to write an extensive guide for you, but I will get around to posting a better explanation as to how I shaped the mesh. I first have to check if I have any additional photos that I didn't post that I can use to explain what I did. The problem is that words can only get me so far when trying to explain this. If I don't have any additional photos I will have to either draw some sketches or shape another piece of mesh to explain. It isn't that complicated, but I do think that things went very well for me in the sense that I got both pieces right first time around.
Originally Posted by athlon 64
IT IS FANTASTIC! good work man, it would be nice if you recorded a video of it after you finish it
I will be honest and admit that videos showing off completed builds don't really work for me as you can typically see everything from photos, but if you really want a video I can make a plan
.Although the only decent thing that I have to record a video will be my point and shoot that I have been using for the photos. Also, if I would make a video don't expect me to say anything as I'm afraid I would sound like a muppet. I'm getting ahead of myself though, I need to finish the rig first
Originally Posted by barkinos98
nice idea, thanks
also the OP, how did you change the leds of the sickleflows? i bought greens but they didnt fit the color scheme of my atacama build(atacama is a tone of yellow by BMW) and im planning on changing the leds to whites. these fans are just pure awesome
I will try to explain this another time in more detail (with some pictures), but for now I will leave you with this: The major roadblock in changing out the LEDs (at least for me), was getting access to them. I found that those black plastic clip in covers that are above the LEDs were impossible to remove. I simply could not remove them easily, so what I did was to drill the plastic bit with a 3mm drill bit far enough so that I could actually pull it out with a small pair of pliers. Without that hole in it, I simply had no leverage to work with in order to pull the cap out. The key was to drill them far enough to get a proper grip, while trying not to drill all the way through. This did happen to me and I destroyed some of the original LEDs, but it wasn't a big deal as I was replacing them. After actually getting access to the LEDs I heated the solder that held the original LEDs in place and removed them. Thereafter, replacing them with the new white LEDs. I could then snap those black cap things back into place and that was that.
I hope this helps.Edited by dhjj - 4/23/12 at 2:50am