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Got the gears turning today. I now have some things I think will work. I finally had some sunshine outside and went to work on some more bondo.


The first time I've seen the case together (side/frame/bezel/base) since I started! Shows some progress already I think. *Plus there's a teaser for the window cut and design I'm working with Syrillian *




The supplies for today.




I went ahead and started repairing the cracks in the base. This was the first one.




The bottom filled.




And the top side of that crack.




This was the more damaged crack of the two.








But I can fix it! The power of bondo! xD




And the top!




This was the floppy drive I previously worked on. Sanded down and ready for some more filler, it's still low in the middle.




This is the top slot where the sticker was. It too, needed some more filler.




Bam!





My wiping on this coat was horrible, I put too much hardener in the bit of filler I mixed and it started hardening in the middle of me working it



That's all I got today. I am happy though, I have some ideas that will kick this mod up a notch or so, just some small touches that will help in the theme. Hopefully I can get some teasers up for that this week maybe. I'm leaving town Friday, so maybe someone here needs to boot me in the rear end. lol. So what do you think guys??
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*CattleRustler kicks repo's rear end up around the back of his neck, while yelling "move your arse!!"*

does that help?





looking good
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Its pretty weird seeing the original color of the case (where you sanded) against the yellow that it is now. Heh.
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*CattleRustler kicks repo's rear end up around the back of his neck, while yelling "move your arse!!"*

does that help?





looking good
How did I know you'd be the one to do that Glad you approve Cr!

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Its pretty weird seeing the original color of the case (where you sanded) against the yellow that it is now. Heh.
Lol, yea, that plastic has had it's better days huh? It will look really nice when I can get around to buying some of that nice metal rust effects paint.
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Lol, yea, that plastic has had it's better days huh? It will look really nice when I can get around to buying some of that nice metal rust effects paint.
So you're gonna go for the paint after all huh? That's gonna look SWEET!
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So you're gonna go for the paint after all huh? That's gonna look SWEET!
Yea, after looking around at some hobby stores and stuff, that two part paint you posted is really the only thing that really gives me the look/effect I want, even if it is a high priced paint (for my wallet at least ) I will most likely wait till I get some $$$ back from my school tuition in August before I buy the paint, hopefully I can have most of my work done by then so the actual painting process won't be too delayed. I still have to buy fans for this case as well. 3x 120mm and 2x80mm's.
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Yeah that paint is pretty expensive, but it sure the hell looks good. It's relatively easy to match the colors of rust and what not, but there's no way that comes as close to making it look authentic IMO. Well, I guess it technically IS authentic, since that paint actually does have metal in it that ends up oxidized.
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That window design looks cool. I wish I had an old case to mod, and the skills, and the equipment, and a sandwich.
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More bondo work today!


Sanded the top part. It's almost perfect, just had one low spot I needed to put a little more filler in.




The floppu drive. Pretty flat but had some low spots and holes to cover in.




Oh yea, that's pretty and smooth! Definitely will be the last coat for both of these




You can barely see the filler here, it blends in with the plastic so well,lol. But its there!



Now, At this point I want some opinions from you guys. I've been toying with the idea of putting some metal accents on the front bezel to make it 'flow' better. Maybe fill in the horizontal lines around the cd bays and put some metal bars/pieces along the sides as metal pillars to bring the flow upwards (to parallel the vents at the bottom).

That said, this was one candidate.

This was a metal pallet I found in the backyard. I thought I might could use the metal rails off of it. So I came up with this -




What do you all think? I like the idea of metal pillars, but I just don't think these rails work as well as per say, a solid 1" wide peice of metal (of some kind), but I'm very open to opinions and ideas!
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I'd say a solid sheet of metal would look better. I don't like the rails.
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