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well its my first mod. ever. (first time with the dremel to) so if you have to turn away and nod heads thats expected. i gave up on a theme so i just wanted to make my old mdg less, stockish. i finished most of the mod, but ill post the log for feedback and to see any tips on my future mods.

first pics of case before it all:









and so it begins






at first i started with the front. i decided to make a vent for a 120mm fan, and i got the idea of some tribal\\flamey design. so i etched something in



cut holes in each design using mr dremel and then i took my bow saw....[hacksaw with fine blade for fine work]








And now onto the window. the idea was to keep the 120mm fan grate thing intact, and have a window around the MDG imprint, as the title of it is the revival of an MDG case.

heres most of it cut:



finished cut, before grinding and touching up



and here she is all cut




first coat of paint.[its resting on my old dell's side panel (next case mod?] (needs a light sand afterwards i know and i didnt use primer, yea i know i should i dont know why i didnt pick some up at home depot)



ill have more done after this weekend,
Edited by Nailuj - 5/13/08 at 3:53pm
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looks like a great start!
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I think you nailed the tribal / flame cuts. They turned out great!
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I think you nailed the tribal / flame cuts. They turned out great!
thank you, i was worried about it going horribly wrong lol
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Quote:
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I think you nailed the tribal / flame cuts. They turned out great!
yeah i couldn't agree more! i don't NEARLY have the stability or motor control to pull off something like that lol. i wish i did though haha. looks great!
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"Oh Wow!"

...those were the words I uttered when I saw the cuts.

Well done.... well done, indeed.

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alright the front is dry, i might come back and add more colours but at the moment its going to be a plain eggshell\\glossy blue. ill be mounting an antec 120mm RED LED fan behind the cut-outs so the blue should go well with a red flourishing through







EDIT: the dirt is on the lens
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Wow! That front panel looks great. The cuts go great with it. Can't wait to see them lit up
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maybe use a red cathode inside of a red led. easier to mount (unless u have a fan area u can put fan on then ignore what i said)
 
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maybe use a red cathode inside of a red led. easier to mount (unless u have a fan area u can put fan on then ignore what i said)
lol actually thanks for the thought. like theres a mount on the chasis so its easy to mount a fan, but i may just buy a cathode for the side
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