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bump, updates nao!
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KESTREL LIVES!!! Fall is here and work has resumed wheee.gif

So after taking the summer off of modding due to work I am happy to announce that the Kestrel is back on track!

I have been using the Kestrel as you see below for the last few months, works well but not really portable or nice to look at.

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There have been a few minor changes to the configuration, most notably it is now rocking 8Gb of Mushkin DDR3.

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I got to work on the monitor support frame, lots of measuring, drilling and countersinking. And even some assembly too!

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I even managed to find a decent pair of handles to make carrying the system easier.

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And after a few hours of work the machine is finally taking shape.

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And I overbuilt the hell out of this thing, all joints are glued on top of the high number of screws seen below.

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And that's where I am at so far, tomorrow if the weather continues to be nice I will take care of filling and painting the frame. Stay posted smile.gif
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Looking good! I can't wait for some more progress.
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The wood section the case has had its first coat of primer applied and is drying outside in the sunshine right now. If this keeps up I should be able to apply the next two coats by the end of the day, pics to follow later.
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The wood section the case has had its first coat of primer applied and is drying outside in the sunshine right now. If this keeps up I should be able to apply the next two coats by the end of the day, pics to follow later.

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Well the weather interrupted my progress a few days ago but I am back on track now.

As mentioned I got the whole frame assembly put together, and it is super overbuilt:

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And I got to applying the first coat of Kilz primer, great stuff for filling in little gaps or covering knots and stains.

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Here's the base starting to look even more like my Sketchup diagram:

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And here's where I am at the moment; filling and sanding all of the visible imperfections and fastener points.

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If the weather holds out I will finish the base today! smile.gif
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whats the final colour going to be?
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whats the final colour going to be?

I am planning for it to be gloss white as it compliments the silver of the Ergotron arm and Lian Li portion of the case. I still haven't finalized what color the acrylic enclosure of the motherboard and GPU area will be, I have white, black, clear and matte grey acrylic in my materials shelf to choose from. I'll see how each look before pulling the trigger. biggrin.gif
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Looks like the primer didn't dry in time for a final coat of paint today, it will have to wait till tomorrow. updates to come then. biggrin.gif
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