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[Project] Illuminai..*UPDATE 22/JULY/08*

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UPDATE ON PAGE 3 (22/JULY/08)..HERE

well i couldnt think of a name for this case mod so i just named it illuminai because the name of one of the colours i will be using is illumiate orange. By the way this is my first case mod so it is a an amatuers attemps at case modding. So here we have the case im modding, It is a very cheap case i got given to so i thought why not.




Basically the case will be Black and orange, trying to match it to the motherboard DFI P35 T2RS DK. Ok so basically it will be black outside with orange parts and the insides will be orange with the exception of the hdd and optical drive cages.
So first thing i did was remove those dam rivets and paint the hdd cage and optical drive cage.

Gave it a good key with some 400grit sand paper,more than enough to ensure it doesnt start to flake

And painted in black they look like this


Then it was time to paint the front bezels where dvd drives go. they are basically 3 peices, the back piece, a metal piece which ill paint and a top acrylic peice as shown in the pic, the black one was just a tester to see how it will look....it looked ok

the three peices


This is the paint im using, it comes out very very thin and a good few coats are needed for the colour to be uniform


and the pieces painted without being re-assembled with the bezels look like this, i know that one has a couple black marks, it needs to be repainted.


And with it in place looks like this


Quite a close match with the orange used on the DK dont you think..


..Thats all for today..ill update tommorow..and leave some comments!!
Edited by waqasr - 7/22/08 at 6:29am
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post #2 of 27
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UPDATE 10/JUN/08 on page 2!

UPDATE 14/JUNE/08 Page 2 HERE
Edited by waqasr - 6/14/08 at 2:21pm
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post #3 of 27
O.o

Nice paint job. And the bay covers look especially good with that acrylic.

How many layers of paint did you use?
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post #4 of 27
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On the hard drive and optical drive cage only 2 coats were needed...well really even 1 was fine..but i just thought id go ahead and give it another as i had loads of black left over..but the orange was soo think it took like 4 coats!! to get the colour right
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post #5 of 27
Cool colors.
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post #6 of 27
Wow the hard drive and optical bays look really good for just 2 coats!
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post #7 of 27
Looks great!

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post #8 of 27
Looks promising, keep it up!
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post #9 of 27
interesting project; I have a fancy for the traditional LP Black/Orange/Yellow color scheme.
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post #10 of 27
Nice work so far . That mobo tray is identical to the one I am using in Liquid Ice, nice big holes for cable managment.
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