Originally Posted by Sixt
Damn, that are some sweet paintings !
Hey thanks... Its GREAT to hear that you like it, I know it's not for everyone, but I have fun..
Thank you again for the kind words and your time for stopping bye and checking it out..
Originally Posted by succesfulvoid
I like this WWII painting idea. You certainly have talent.
Hey thank you.. It's kind of my thing.. I also painted up some Zombie / SHTF stuff too, but I like this style / look even better..
What can say... hahahaha I like to airbrush..
Thank you again for the kind words thou..
Originally Posted by animal0307
Now that's my kind of teaser
I like the creativity, but one word "Sabertooth
" Unless you are recycling hardware or doing on the cheap.
Hahahhaa.. A man after my own tase.. lol... Thank sir.. by the way, I checked out the link and YES!... Hell YES I should have gone with the "Sabertooth"... but I just purchased the motherboard and I'm sorry I can't justify spending anymore $$$ now.. I'm just chalking it up as a newbie mistake and yes, I do learn from my mistakes... lol..
Thank you for letting me know about it thou.. and thank you again for stopping by checking out my project too..
Originally Posted by Sixt
True ! that would look insane in this build
Originally Posted by darthjoe229
Subscribed! My dad's a huge WWII buff, my grandfather flew a B17 in out of Pottington, this is definitely my kind of build!
That's so COOL... my deepest respect for you grandfather... and Dad... Thank you for the kind words and stopping by to check it out.. Please stop by in about a week to see the finish project.. I'm hoping you'll like..
Thank you again for your time and kind words
Originally Posted by machinehead
I like how u painted ur msi cyclone. I have one as well but don't want to paint it because I'm sure they would void the 3 year warranty
Well first off I'm sure it would too, but I'm really not worried about the warranty, I purchased it off craigs list for 100 bucks, so to me its just not a big deal. as for how.. Well I custom mixed up some 5 colors of "house of color" paint, sprayed on two light coats of bull dog "adhesion promoter" then air brushed @ 15 psi on two light coats of paint. The airbrush paint i use is good "temp sie" up to 150 degrees so I should be fine.. The big thing is!, you don't wont to add anymore thickness to the heat shrink as you can, the more you mills of paint you use the harder the heat has to transfer through it..
I hope that helps.. If you need a link to buy some airbrush paint, please check out this place.. I get all of my supplies here.. http://www.coastairbrush.com/
Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!..
Originally Posted by svthomas
So this is what talent looks like.
You had me at pin-up.
Great work, those colors on that case look gorgeous. Subbed.
WOW.. thank you!.. I've seen your BAD AZZ lanboy build and LOVED IT!... you're so much braver me than me, going with water cooled.. big balls there IMO.. I was totally impressed with it.. so that really means a LOT coming from you!..
Thank you again for your time and kind words.. Please stop by next week and check out the final project..
Have a great one
Originally Posted by Shadow_Foxx
Could you please share the advice you got from the other builders? Also, what paint did you use, what methods did you find to be the best to get even coverage etc? Thanks
Well I've got a few buddies who actually work for computer manufactures and others who are involved in the design engineering of the hardware. I asked them that if I painted up heat sinks if / how much adverse effect if would cause (cooling wise). I was advised that basically as long as i keep my total coverage under 4mill it would only add 2 degrees to my overall system parts.. Well IMO i can live to that 2 degree bump as my system hasn't run over 120 degrees after 2 hours of MW3, etc.. on average without any video games it never exceeds 78 degrees so I have no worries at all..
As for paint type, I use / LOVE house of color paint! found here www.costairbrush.com
. as for the method, well.. since I'm trying to keep my mill's thin, I don't use any primer, I start off with two light coats adhesion promoter and then proceed with two light coats of paint.. I set my airbrush anywhere between 12-18 psi depending on my mixture.. House of color paint works GREAT but your need to know how it mix it, if you just starting off in airbrushing you should get used to createx first, its much more user friendly, but you need to bump up the PSI tp 35 in order to use it and it takes about an hour to dry, where as the house of color dries in 2-3 minutes.
I hope that helps..
Thank you again for stopping by and checking it out.. Have a great one
Originally Posted by chmodlabs
This build is really cool, the theme is really well thought out and well executed. But why not Noctua fans? Especially for a case as open as the lan boy air and since Noctua fans are a brownish dirt color.
I still really dig the asthetic of this build!
Hey thank you!. I apreicate the kind words..
IDK LOL.. I'm a newbie and this my first build, I was at Fry's saw the Noctua fans where the quietists fans, white and went for it.. hahahahaa. Hell I don't know any better hahahaa. but they pretty much white in color so for now I'm ok.. I can say without a doubt! these fans are extremely quit, OMG i can hear them and something keeps my system cool.. so again being a newbie and not really knowing, I think / hope I'm ok.. hahahhahaha.. worst comes to worst, I'll just paint them white
Thank you again for your time, advise and kind words thou.. Deeply appreciated..
Originally Posted by dmanstasiu
Personally I think that this is one build where the Noctuas will actually fit in. Either way he'll probably paint them.
This build reminds me a lot of Fshizl's Polemos
That's one sweet build there. Hell I dint even know you could get brown / gold fans.. thank you for the link and for stopping by and checking it out..
Have a great one!..
TDCEdited by tdc57 - 4/19/12 at 12:42am