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THErMOnUCLeAR_2011 CM Case Mod Competition Entry( Finished )

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so, there's more of those bad edges.......

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guess what, I'm gonna use scissors !! XD

i mean it

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snap snap snap

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ok, that ain't gonna make a difference .......

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well, I think all of us can already picture the thing :D

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speaking of which, here's some of the bezel leftovers I have

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u know what, I'm gonna do this

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my trusty can opener lol

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doesn't seem to work this time huh

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still, I'm gonna cut these parts off ( white line )

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but wait, this time I'm gonna go hardcore !!!! ROAR XD

a HUGE aluminum cutter scissors

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looks like a bird to me lol...

snap snap, in less than a minute, here's the result

better than expected

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so, the leftovers, need to snap off the top and bottom pert

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there, one beautiful touch

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and I'm gonna stick em to the acrylic, as you can imagine

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here's the glue gun, heating up

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here goes nothing

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5 minutes later

it actually looked better than I expected

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so what do you guys/gals think of my first try?

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oh no.......it's the end of the evening and there's still more to do.....nah, I did a lot today did i? and tune in tomorrow for more of my work :D

End transmission..............

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Today, I'm about to go on an all out mission for 2 days.

As usual, here are the parts

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First, I'll be dealing with the back part

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here's the piece from last monday

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Stick it here

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And I'll be using the permanent glue by Dunlop

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Sanding the acrylic for better grip

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done

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rinse it to remove excess dust

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wipe it

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here goes nothing

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done....

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I'll let it dry up first

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while I glue the wood side

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Here we go, nicely done

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few minutes later, both of them are now half dried

let's hope they stick

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and let gravity do the following work

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hey hey hey, there's a new player, aluminum

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my trusty tool box

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let's mark 26 cm on the aluminum piece, a little bit more higher than the original height of the case

draw the line

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lets cut it

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done

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lets mold the aluminum piece as same as the front panel.

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it fits, but need something in the middle to support it

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I know, those leftover acrylic will do the job

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I'll mark the aluminum same as the emerged block

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done, draw the line

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lets start cuttin

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btw, here's the acrylic I stick just now

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fits nicely and doesn't come off :D

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so, some time, since I updated, so lets continue

so here's a piece of zinc which I marked on it

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now, since the height of the thing is approx 21cm, I'll be doing 26cm

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Picked a spot to put down the spade

drew 2 lines

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cut it out

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I randomly picked a spot to bend the zinc

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bendy bendy

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now for the harder part, bending a small piece....:eek:

with the help of a pair of pliers :D

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there we go, nice and clean

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stick the small bent piece into one of the holes on the thing

and it fits like a charm

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still, there seems to be 2 holes on both side of the piece, now what? Just cut a piece as same as the side. But how? One cheap trick, spray paint the side on a piece of zinc and cut it :D

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a few minutes passed and the paint has dried up in the sun, ready to cut.

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same technique with the other side and

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after fitting with the main piece, there is still leftovers :D which means I can stick it to the main piece very easily

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drew a v shape :D

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and cut it out

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bend the cut section

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fits perfectly now

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draw lines for cutting out excess sides

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everything dried up

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stick the main piece back and hot glue it

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nice :D

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so I sticked the 2 pieces on the main piece with the same technique used in the one before with the Dunlop glue and I couldn't show it to you guys/gals as I only have a pair of hands. Sorry

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after

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since its a bit shaky, I use those leftover bezels

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and bend it to fit the hole inside

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cut it in half

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and bend it to fit

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so here's the unstable looking housing

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again , with the same technique

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let them dry for a while and fit them in there

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some time later......

:D

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so here's the cutting( abandoned) i did for the first time and it didn't worked out really well

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anyways, i'll cut it and see what happens.......

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well, ain't as bad as I thought...

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hmm......bruises

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sandpaper to the rescue then

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well, I'm gonna try sticking on the panel

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sanded the side panel to stick it

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same technique....

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some time later....

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MOAR weight !!

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nice and stable

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add a little scratch/scuffed texture on the side and the middle part of the acrylic

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there you go, a nice looking side panel with windows ROLF

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ok, its time for me to take a rest, since I've been doing this since the morning till evening. C ya, and stay tuned tomorrow for more :D

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