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Great work, and you are one lucky guy to walk on to 2 great deals like that. I'm thinking you should go into the plastic's business thumb.gif

Yeah, I was happy- especially with the stainless mesh!
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drool.gif looking awesome Bob! I want more!!

How have you been WizrdSleevs? I see that you got some H2o in your case smile.gif
You should provide me with a link so I can check it out-

I can't wait to get home and do some modding!
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Yay for progress!
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looks great so far thumb.gif cant wait to see more smile.gif

on a aside note... a accidentaly bumped your celty helmet threat cause i didnt realize how old it was tongue.gif... and u got me watching durarara now too... i hope its good smile.gif
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Continuing to impress... biggrin.gif
Now MOAR updates! thumb.gif
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I've made a bit of progress over the last two days.

I cut the mesh for the top and front. I also cut the plexi for the window.

Most of my time has been spent scraping down the plastic on the top slider to allow for the mesh.

Then it took a while to sand everything down with 400 grit sandpaper, and to mask it off, getting thimgs ready for primer and paint.

I'll post a proper update tomorrow with pictures thumb.gif
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In that last option that everyone is picking, the tabs on the side would look cool if they were orange instead of black.
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post #77 of 794
very nice work sir
this is going to be killer when it's done.

also, you got brass nuts to cut up that brand new case lol.
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I've made a bit of progress over the last two days.
I cut the mesh for the top and front. I also cut the plexi for the window.
Most of my time has been spent scraping down the plastic on the top slider to allow for the mesh.
Then it took a while to sand everything down with 400 grit sandpaper, and to mask it off, getting thimgs ready for primer and paint.
I'll post a proper update tomorrow with pictures :thumb:


Pics or it didn't happen wink.gif

post #79 of 794
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Thanks guys!
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Pics or it didn't happen wink.gif

Haha! OK-

Well i need to put mesh on this panel, but the support frame stuff is in the way-

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I take off that stuff with a good 'ol flat razor blade. The abs plastic is pretty nice to work with.

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After cutting off the majority of the stuff, I scrape it flat. I just stand the blade up perpindicular to the area, and scrape back and forth-

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After a little bit of elbow-grease, Here's what it looks like- ready to accept some steel mesh thumb.gif

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Drawing some lines for window acrylic, and mesh pieces.

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My helper Lil'Hammer being clamp boy, holding the window for me.

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After I got the mesh cut out, I spent more time bending the pieces to fit the concave panels than I did laying down the lines and cutting them out.

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The top panel sliding piece does not have much clearence, so I have to scrape down the plastic a good 1/16 of an inch to accept the mesh without rubbing on the plastic that it rides above. This was tedious work and took a long time with quite a few razor-blades. it also made quite a mess with the plastic fuzz shavings everywhere- I'll take another picture or this finished if I remember.

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Top bezel, front slider, and mesh pieces ready for primer-

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Here's where I ran into a slight dilemma. On the top slider piece, there is a nice 'Cosmos' logo that is raised above the surrounding surface.
I didn't think I would be able to tape it off for painting. I first though they were metal stickers that I could pull off and replace after painting. They're not stickers. It's actually part of the surrounding aluminum skin, that has been stamped/embossed to stand proud of the rest of the skin. I ended up sanding the logo down and removing it, not that I didn't think it was pretty, but I didnt think it would turn out good after painting. Knowing what I know now, I could've painted right over it and then just scraped off the paint later but no biggie, rolleyes.gif

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I will fill this with bondo and make it smooth. Later I can place one of my own logos in place of the cosmos badge.

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Primer warmed up, and pieces wiped clean with a damp microfiber cloth-

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after a couple coats of primer-

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Some mud and some mod-juice-

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Here's the top slider after some sanding. I need to top-coat it at least one more time. It will give me something to do while I wait for paint to dry, which in my opinion, is the worse part of modding haha

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I just sprayed the mesh black right before I uploaded these pictures (stupid image shack is going to delete all 1700 pictures that I have uploaded on March 1st unless I start paying.. all my build logs are going to be sans pictures *cry ) so they should be dry now right? Then I am going to paint the plastic pieces that I have ready Hemi-orange.

Thanks for looking and leaving your comments!
Edited by bob808 - 2/24/12 at 7:53pm
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post #80 of 794

Ok I guess it happend. I stand corrected. Looking good.

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