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post #11 of 73
Looks cool, nice detail work on the wood, and I love the smooth curve at the back of the side panels.
post #12 of 73
Nice updates! biggrin.gif
post #13 of 73
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Originally Posted by crazysurfanz View Post

Looks cool, nice detail work on the wood, and I love the smooth curve at the back of the side panels.
Thanks, I wanted to keep a little bit of a design element from the original case, since I was covering up most of it. I thought copying the curve was the perfect solution smile.gif

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Nice updates! biggrin.gif

Thanks smile.gif
post #14 of 73
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Little bit of a sneak peak at what's coming up... with Visible Contrast done on Thursday, I picked up on this one again on Friday smile.gifDancing_Iridescence_Mosquito_Mods_Lian_Li_PC_Q30_Wood_Ground_Metal_DSC00725-W640.JPG
Edited by Mosquito Mods - 12/31/13 at 1:22pm
post #15 of 73
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Alright, I think I’ve kept everyone waiting on this one for long enough. Unfortunately I was gone all weekend, so I was unable to upload the videos at this point, but I will do that tonight when I get home from work.

On a day I took off from work, I went with Bill from MNPCTech on a little field trip to Dirt Designs Graphic to see Brad about getting some side panels done for this thing.

I don’t have a ton of pictures of the process, as I was busy working while Bill was taking pictures for me, and shooting some video, so I’ll try to explain as I go.


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So just a quick recap, this is where we’re at with these side panels.


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I started out with 2 fresh steel panels, on the road trip to Brad’s shop.


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Brad giving me a few pointers and practicing on a trash can.


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First I used the grinder with a 3M Scotch-Brite disc to lay down a base layer of grinding marks from end to end.
The grinder was mostly flat on the surface for this part.


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After the base was ground into the metal, I started to use the edge of the grinding disk to make some deeper marks.


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Here we have the first panel done and waiting for paint.


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I had Brad mix up a custom shade of Kandy Root Beer, adding a little Brandy Wine red to make it a little more orange, and a little less brown. This is coat #1.


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Coat #2


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After 3 coats of the Kandy Root Beer it was hit with 2 coats of clear and left to dry.


In these next few pictures, the camera stays in (mostly) the same spot, while I move the lamp from left to right over the side panels, to show the effect.

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This was the first panel.


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This was the second panel.


I still need to come up with a means to mount these panels to the sides of the case, so that should come in the next update, so I shall close out this one with following
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Again, thanks for checking it out. Hopefully I’ll have the video posted soon, as it better shows the effect smile.gif

Edited by Mosquito Mods - 12/31/13 at 1:23pm
post #16 of 73
Interesting paint job. smile.gif
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wow... just amazing!
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wow... just amazing!
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Interesting paint job. smile.gif

Thanks guys smile.gif


Here's the video of the panels that I mentioned earlier
post #19 of 73
Looks interesting... by the way I liked your visible contrast mod, great attention to detail and I loved the transparent lcd panel. thumb.gif
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So shiiiiiny  :wubsmiley

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