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Nice ideas you have going on here.thumb.gif I love the cell window in particular. I would personally not do the goggles unless you can add more of the helmet with them somehow, they just look a little out of place Imo.
You could use one of these, if you had a air compressor. I would use crushed walnut shells ad the blasting media and lay the acrylic flat on a flat surface, such as plywood. You would have to make just a few really quick passes at a time from about 12"-18" away so you wouldn't over heat or warp the panel. I would recommend testing on a  scrap piece first. If I still had mine I would test this out. I might pick one up when I ever decide to start my project.

Yeh, decided not to do the goggles as reservoir smile.gif.
About the sanding, I don't think that is an option for now already. I do have an air compressor, but I want to keep the overall costs at a minimum for my first mod smile.gif
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I like all your ideas, giving up on the goggles was a good move too. I think there's two simple themes you could stick to to give it a nice crysis look.

The first being the red DNA/hexagons that you're already doing. maybe keep all of the holes open on your front fans.
The second would be the skin patterns on the suit... I would just implement some of the long swooping lines and their different layers. Much like the muscles of the human body, but grey and black. you could do this with just paint and shadow effects, or you could go real fancy with adding on actual layers to the case. That might be too much/too difficult though.
Maybe this will give you an idea.

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You could use one of these, if you had a air compressor. I would use crushed walnut shells ad the blasting media and lay the acrylic flat on a flat surface, such as plywood. You would have to make just a few really quick passes at a time from about 12"-18" away so you wouldn't over heat or warp the panel. I would recommend testing on a  scrap piece first. If I still had mine I would test this out. I might pick one up when I ever decide to start my project.

I'm not sure a sand blasting kit would work I've only ever seen them used to strip paint or rust so I figure it would either scratch or chip the acrylic. Also how would walnut shells work as the blasting medium? Normally the blasting medium has to be as fine as sand and even then the sand has to be put through a sieve to ensure it is fine enough.

Sorry if I sound offensive i'm not trying to be and I'm not dismissing the idea, i'm just curios. If this method works it could be really effective and save a lot of time.
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You Could Possibly get the effect with say? a frosting "style" spray paint? Im not sure if its paint but I think thats what you mean right? sort of like what they use in office buildings and such?


Like this:


I hope that helps

not sure how they do it but I really like the idea's. fire bird was onto it with the muscles thing I'm a Fitter at a mill and when I have nothing to do I muck around with sculpting metal Im gonna muck around with it when I get free time and see if I can get some similar to that smile.gif if I come up with somthing i'll post it later on hope that helps smile.gif
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That is indeed the effect that I want smile.gif
In a couple of days, I'm going to buy my 'gear' to start this beta project and I'll br posting some more smile.gif (finally)
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Walnut shell blast media is used on metals for stripping paint and rust. It works very effectively. Probably too coarse for acrylic though. Here's a couple links (Harbor Freight):

80 Grit Glass Bead Media ($30)
http://www.harborfreight.com/25-lbs-80-grit-glass-bead-blast-media-46426.html
This general purpose blast media is recommended for applications where you want to remove debris without damaging the item's surface. Glass bead media works well on soft metals like aluminum and brass as well as plastic.

1 Liter Abrasive Blast Gun ($18)
http://www.harborfreight.com/1-liter-abrasive-blast-gun-92857.html

Media blasting is, obviously, rather messy. I'd recommend either doing this outdoors out in a side yard (if you have a crappy side yard nobody cares about), or seal off an area with plastic or use a big cardboard box to catch most of the debris. Also, use a filter mask. You really do not want to inhale that stuff.
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Given any thought as to componets? they may affect or limit your case? I think an ASUS ROG m/b and some Red Tubing wwould go awsome with the theme but I dont know what your budget would be?

also, have you given any thought as to contacting EA? you could try email them and ask to sponsor you? who know? you've got a few people subbed and whats the worst that could happen right? smile.gif
I saw someone did a boderlands theme and made it perfect!!! (like even the cell shading thing) and I heard 2k gave him like $800 for that? just a rumor but who knows smile.gif

some inspiration on what you can achive. smile.gif
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1761201
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Given any thought as to componets? they may affect or limit your case? I think an ASUS ROG m/b and some Red Tubing wwould go awsome with the theme but I dont know what your budget would be?

also, have you given any thought as to contacting EA? you could try email them and ask to sponsor you? who know? you've got a few people subbed and whats the worst that could happen right? smile.gif
I saw someone did a boderlands theme and made it perfect!!! (like even the cell shading thing) and I heard 2k gave him like $800 for that? just a rumor but who knows smile.gif

some inspiration on what you can achive. smile.gif
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1761201

Well, if you read the introduction, you'll know that this is a beta project, so everything can go wrong tongue.gif. A,d as this is my first project, I'm not contacting any sponsors yet. If I fail at finishing this case, than what will EA say or do?
I have not yet thought of components because I'm just going to build a case here and see if I am capable of modding a case a come up with a finished product.
IF I succeed, then I will be buying a full tower case and mod it, the same way as I did with this one. But also only the case. I don't have enough budget for any good components and a decent water loop.
But I might mount my current red themed hardware in it just to give an idea of what it looks like smile.gif.
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Well, if you read the introduction, you'll know that this is a beta project, so everything can go wrong tongue.gif. A,d as this is my first project, I'm not contacting any sponsors yet. If I fail at finishing this case, than what will EA say or do?
I have not yet thought of components because I'm just going to build a case here and see if I am capable of modding a case a come up with a finished product.
IF I succeed, then I will be buying a full tower case and mod it, the same way as I did with this one. But also only the case. I don't have enough budget for any good components and a decent water loop.
But I might mount my current red themed hardware in it just to give an idea of what it looks like smile.gif.


Fair enough smile.gif just a thought anyway? if you do put your components in make sure you post pics! I wanna see that tongue.gif
Edited by Viddicent - 6/10/13 at 10:59am
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Fair enough smile.gif just a thought anyway? if you do put your components in make sure you post pics! I wanna see that tongue.gif

Indeed a great thought to contact EA. Didn't think about that smile.gif.
And I will wink.gif here's a little teaser: AMD FX6300, Club3D 7950 RoyalKing, g.skill 8 gig ripjawsX
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