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Probably the first. Have to prime and stuff now.
Next week, etch the acrylic and then put RGB strip connected to NZXT fading random lights.
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But bondo like spackle on sheet rock:



Steel bracket shortened, polished, and M3 threaded holes.


Nice on the outside...


Now I can line it up, and mark M3 holes for other bracket:


Also I am going to paint all 3 faceplates again : This time together..so they blend nicely from brown on bottom to maroon on top.


Going to sand down STH10 top cover and prime it tonight.
post #883 of 1388
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Polished acrylic:




Top cover paint...bit off from original STH10...not going to pay for shipping and having it CaseLabs powder coated.. hmmm ..maybe ...i dont know; for now leaving it alone.


Still working on the blending on center piece:
post #884 of 1388
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Just some minor update for the way the paint cured overnight:
There is masking tape behind the middle plate...because I polished it.
Leaving front blending this way; enough fooling around. Put clear coat gloss on it and its drying at the moment.


Here's a shot of the back ...its all polished...Couldn't get something nice to show that its polished well...Can see the the RGB colors in the reflection; but doesn't show well in photo.
This eliminates the need for me to have a chrome paint here...and will go nicely on top of the acrylic...without it ever sticking in the future.
This is to get the RGB led to start reflecting more and sending the light outwards and back.
Took a while to get it shiny.


The top color of white is off from STH10. Had to go manual mode on camera to get this shot...
Its obvious with the eye. Giving it another coat of white paint and will see tomorrow on how big a difference it is than the white on STH10.
I am not paying for shipping and sending from east coast to west to get it powder coated by CaseLabs. Maybe next year.

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Great modding, can't get enough of this build log.

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Haha, Old picture or did the snow already melt for you?
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Haha, Old picture or did the snow already melt for you?

Sharp eyes and very good point lol

Because of your build Seanimus, I have broken down and made my order from MDPC for a crimper and some parts. Soldering on pins wasnt working as good as I thought it would. I take it I shouldnt use the MDPC crimper to crimp the Mini Tamiya connectors should I??

EDIT: I take it the crimper you got from Polulo is the one for the tamiya connectors??
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I used the MDPC crimper for the mini tamiya pins, worked out fine for me. They are close to the size of minifit Jr pins.

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