Day 10: 12th September 2013, Thursday
Today, I collected my side panel from “Shepard”, looking at that piece of beautiful art. I couldn’t wait any longer to start my painting. Let’s hope that there will be no rainy day this week. Removing all the acrylic parts from the side panel, I’d to make sure that they are very well kept. I have to go out to buy the needed painting materials later. I’m going to use the color of “Jeep Cherokee” green (Midnight Forest Green II) as my main color for the interior and the exterior , while simple flat black color for the orange trims of the Phantom 410. All the plastic parts inside the casing will be remain untouched, that is because it came in black color, good enough to match the color theme of black and green.
The self-designed custom side panel. It loaded with bullet holes and battle scars. See the bolt and nuts that secured the acrylic windows? That’s what I was talking about few days ago. For some, it may be ugly, but for me, it is rugged looking.
Day 11: 14th September 2013, Saturday
Ok, let’s start to work again. It was a good day for my painting. I bought myself a matte finished car paint that being used by Jeep Cherokee. The Midnight Forest Green II. Great color matching for my military themed built. Because the pictures of the painting were so many, I’ll just post the finished products only.
Look at them!! It is dark green but it shines when I put under the sunlight.
The black parts or areas of Phantom 410 were painted to Midnight Forest Green II while the orange parts were painted to flat black. Personally I think they are gorgeous, what say you?
This is the closer look of the painting. Metallic-matte finishing, it looked like metallic paint but in fact they were matte. Please look at the following pictures for more details.
The front 5.25” door had been installed back with the flat black back cover.
The dark green and the flat black combination, they are not high in contrast.
The opening mechanism has been installed. I just noticed that I made a mistake on the hole located at last column last row, damn!!! It was a huge mistake by me!!!
I did some final touch-up before the installation
I wanted to make sure no visible orange color anymore, so, another round of painting. That’s it for today, installation will be started by tomorrow.
Day 12: 15th September 2013, Sunday
Before I started my installation today, I remembered that I have to drill 4 holes on the removable HDD cage bracket to secure my third HDD. I did some measurement and drilling to solve the problem for my third HDD.
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