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I'm looking for tips on getting a distressed/tarnished/rusted steel finish on the paint. I have a thread up here. Anyone with a clue on getting spray paint to look like metal (and old metal at that) please swing by and give me some tips! Never too young to learn!
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This is the grill, straight from Bill's website. These can be purchased directly from his site here.


When I first received this thing the first thought I had was "Wow, this is incredibly nice!" It's all aluminum (very lightweight) but the CNC work is awesome. It comes with a set of (4) mounting screws and (4) fan screws, so you don't even have to root around in your junk drawer for any. The backside is sanded so that its nice and flat and the front is a nice polished/brushed look. Very beautiful piece of fan 'pimp'age!
Glad you liked the grill repo_man! I really enjoy making them for everybody I love seeing those old beige towers go under the knife.

for your question about tarnished finish, how about the Sophisticated Finishes? I've seen them sold in Art Supply Stores.. Heres Stu using it on his project

http://www.wizdforums.co.uk/showpost...3&postcount=46
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Bill, thanks for dropping in bro! Glad you approve

Thanks for the linkage too, a few people have linked me to that build and I've looked at the guide (on MNPCTech) for the paint. I have a few tips/paints to try out that I have been suggested. I just have to buy them and get to it!

Had to rescue my mom this morning (her car broke down) so I might be mechanic'ing all day rather than modding

Things are looking up though. I've got some ideas I'm tossing around in my head for this build, alot of great cases to oogle at around OCN lately!
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Yo repo, I think you are being challenged!

http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...ack-black.html

That should keep u on your toes
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Yo repo, I think you are being challenged!

http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-wo...ack-black.html

That should keep u on your toes
LOL, oh wow! Now what are the odd's of that!

OT - Manyak said he had this exact case as well and was actually planning on using it for the Mod Comp (which I was planning on using mine as well) but decided not to. This just has to be a popular oldie case,LOL!
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Yes. I've seen the pics of Blitz's case. It's such a stupid design. Fan <- Window. LOL
At least he doesn't have two.


Anyways, great job!
    
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Ok, so heres a misc update. Would have had this up last night but storms knocked my power out for the night. Back up and running now, chea! This update was around lunch, it had started raining around 5PM.


It was a beautiful day at lunch in Alabama! You can see my work table in the right hand side and the case side panel.



Random shot of the pretty skies



Shot of my tools. Blitz, this is the jigsaw I use.



Fruits of my labor. Got the top blowhole cut out. And theres a sneak peak at the window design too



~34C in the shade.



This is with the panel on the case frame and the fan in. I need to trim a little on the case frame to match the blowhole but all-in-all it looks nice.



Now that looks sweet, if I do say so myself!






My 'on lap' work area (yes, its an old side panel,ROFL). Cutting a template for the I/O shield. I needed a precise template so I can mark the cut on the I/O panel for a new shield, this stiff cardboard works great.






Nice! Now I'll just trace that cut onto the I/O panel itself and cut it out. Now I can put my MSI shield in (and any other shield for that matter)



Also made an ATX PSU template from another case I had around. I'm waiting to see if I'm going to use a PSU I have or get a new one before I try to mock up the PSU hole cut on the case.



That's all for yesterday, what'd'ya think??
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Hmm, looks like you cut a hole for a 140mm fan or something. Looks nice though.
    
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STOLE MY IDEA. LOL 140mm is the biggest fan you can put in the case. I was planning on doing the same thing. the case isnt very wide so you cant go w/ those MONSTER fans.
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