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RetroMod
If you read that right, it's cardboard
it is a retrofuturistic computer, without being steampunk. the first images do not say much, first, a box of a case which will be the body of the project, the carton is not the best so that will suffer several reinforcements. My English is not good so you will see many pictures and few words.
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This is the front
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then sandpaper all to have a uniform surface that will be covered with cardboard and paper.
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several structural reinforcements
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the base of the box was paste.
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everything is covered with cardboard and then with paper.
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adios from the 3rd world biggrin.gif
Edited by ArgOs - 2/6/11 at 5:01pm
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:O Epic
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post #3 of 97
Sweet
Way to recycle!cool.gif

Cant wait to see it done and painted?
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Do you plan on using bondo/putty or something to smooth it out?
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I like the creativity.

What's the tube in the front for though?
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post #6 of 97
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Thanks to all
Quote:
Originally Posted by ice_owl;12130110 
Do you plan on using bondo/putty or something to smooth it out?
no, I will not use anything to smooth it, only sanding.
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackbalt89;12130196 
I like the creativity.

What's the tube in the front for though?
haha soon you will see.
be patient.
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post #7 of 97
Sub'd...is everything going to be a paper product....i.e. the MOBO tray and PCI expansion slots...Also, while not the greenest solution, are you planning any sort of fireproofing/waterproofing in the case of sparks or leaks.
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You should coat it with a fiberglass once your done so it will hold up because it looks great.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ArgOs;12130499 
Thanks to all

no, I will not use anything to smooth it, only sanding.


haha soon you will see.
be patient.
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You should hook up a tube from an air conditioner and connect it to the front. biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 97
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mike44njdevils;12130525 
Sub'd...is everything going to be a paper product....i.e. the MOBO tray and PCI expansion slots...Also, while not the greenest solution, are you planning any sort of fireproofing/waterproofing in the case of sparks or leaks.

yes, all be of cardboard.
You mean it?thinking.gif I do not think it will fire:devil:, is not so much the heat, everything will be painted to prevent humidity. I already make another case previously and I hadn't problems. thumb.gif
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