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Poll Results: Should I sacrafice a bible for additional style/creativity in the design (Please read spoiler titled "possible design feature")

 
  • 82% (14)
    Yes, let nothing stand in the way of creative expression
  • 17% (3)
    No, and frankly I already left because this whole thing offends me
17 Total Votes  
post #31 of 147
Quote:
Originally Posted by ginger_nuts View Post

Yeh, just remember, "time flies when you are having fun" so make sure you have fun.
For my 29th Birthday, my mother in-law took me for a 25Km (15.5 miles) run.
Admittedly I was training for a marathon at the time.
This year in June I turn 31, and I am training for the Tough Mudder challenge. thumb.gif

Seems like there are more and more of these popping up over here in Florida, they look fun.
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post #32 of 147
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Finally got to designing on the custom pieces, and fixed the paint for the plastic front.

Pics of design to replace the mesh in the front

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post #33 of 147
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This front plastic piece is killing me, the sharp angles at each turn just repel paint, nice smooth beautiful paint on every flat surface, but paint so thin you can see through it on each of those seams.
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post #34 of 147
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Painted front panel piece

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The ONLY way to 3d model

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post #35 of 147
When I painted my front bevel, on the kids computer, I had the same trouble with the paint.

What did seem to help, was getting a 600 grit wet'n'dry rub, and really laying into it,

but not priming the corners also helped a bit.

It took a good 2-3 times to get it right. thumb.gif

Oh and it is coming along nicely. biggrin.gif
post #36 of 147
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I ended up attacking the edge with some 400, worked well...or at least better than before
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post #37 of 147
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Sorry for spamming my own thread, first metal piece to hit and get past final coat.

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post #38 of 147
Looks really good!
    
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post #39 of 147
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ginger_nuts View Post

Oh and it is coming along nicely. biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by FannBlade View Post

Looks really good!

Thank you gentlemen, I am really pleased with the progress, between the paint and then last night finishing up the other 3 custom fan grills, converting them to CAD to be sent to my dad for manufacture I really feel like this is moving forward at a good clip.

Frankly I am glad to be back working on it after the anarchy that was my birthday week. I tell you, when one of your best friends owns the bar 2 blocks from your house, celebrating your birthday turns into a multiple day life or death struggle for survival. The morning after my birthday party I get a knock at my front door from my buddy "Hey, just opened the bar, time for some birthday shots!"....short version, 5hrs later around 3pm or 4pm I was sitting on a bar stool with my head on the bar snoring and drooling. I think i am done drinking for a few months
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post #40 of 147
looks real good man! im ready to paint my front panel! of course its going from red to black so it should be pretty simple, trying to decide weather to repaint the whole case so that they forsure match or just paint the front. id like to go with a flat black but then id feel like i have to paint the inside flat black also and i dont really wanna do that lol..
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