Project: Mod in a Week // "Fallout Cause SP"
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Hi Everyone,

This is the third and final mod of the season for me. I am currently waiting for my philips ambx to arrive for my "AIO AL" (a.k.a. "Nameless" mod also posted on here) and to get my hands dirty on finishing the remake of the horns and other details on "Diabolo" (also posted on here). All three will be on show at the MLP event in Murcia, Spain from the 6th to the 11th of December.

Fallout Cause SP (Slim & Passive) is the succesor to my fav mod of my own creation "Fallout Cause", it was just a paintjob yet it was before I got in to making worklogs and I´ve learnt so much since then that I want to do something new in the same style as FC was.

About the conditions, maybe some of you remember my previous "Mod in a Week" project (a.k.a. Acid Burn), the conditions are the same, Start to Finish happens within a week, starting to day, Saturday 26-11-11 so it will be finished by Saturday the 3rd of December as the latest.

All products needed have to be bought/ordered and received within this period. This of course puts limitations on what I can use but that´s also part of the fun in this kind of project.

I chose to start today as the products from the sponsor for this project arrived.

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/logo1.jpg[/IMG]

Informatica Outlets is simply the must go to website in Spain for great deals on hardware and all needed components to build a PC. So thank you very much Informaticaoutlets.com for your sponsorship on this project!

The products sponsored for this project are:

B-Move Slim II M-ATX low profile case

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/1.JPG[/IMG]

Intel Celeron Dual Core E3400

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/2.JPG[/IMG]

ASUS EN210 GeForce

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/5.JPG[/IMG]

Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT Motherboard

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/6.JPG[/IMG]

Other products sponsored include a memory card reader for the case, a 250gb seagate barracuda sata2 hard drive and an LG CD/DVD rewriter.

As the name of the project suggests, I am aiming for making the whole computer passive, i.e. no fans, which is why I´ve gone for the ASUS 210 low profile silent GPU, and the celeron intel cpu, as it´s a low end basic cpu, it should be the easiest socket 775 cpu to cool without fans, just a heatsink and decent thermal paste. Other products I´ve acquired today for this project are:

Thermaltake Mini-Typhoon CPU Cooler

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/3.JPG[/IMG]

2x2Gb Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz (I know this mobo supports up to 1333 but its fine, it will help keep the ram cool to underclock it plus I got a simply great deal on them).

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/4.JPG[/IMG]

[B]Let´s start then.[/B]

[B]1st Day - [/B][I][U][B]Saturday 26-11-2011[/B][/U][/I]

So I´ve done a quick bench-test to make sure all the hardware is working fine and in deed, no problems whatsoever.

Because the B-Move Slim II is a low profile m-atx case I pressume meant for an HTPC, most aftermarket heatsinks will not fit, but I can´t use the stock intel heatsink because it´s cooling power is virtually non-existant without a fan. So I´ve gone for the thermaltake mini-typhoon as I got a great deal on it and it has a decent copper surface that should keep the cpu cool enough without a fan. So I mounted it with Noctua NX-1 thermalpaste, and went on to do some temp testing without a mounted fan. On idle I get 54c, on stress testing, it doesn´t go over 76c now, this are high temps for such a cpu, but remember it´s being passive cooled and the temps are within safe boundaries so I can check that off the list.

Again because the case is low profile, the cooler will not fit even without a fan, I knew this, hell, I wanted this to happen so I could cut a hole on the side of the case to expose the copper which will add to the final look, if any of you have seen my original Fallout Cause, you´ll know exactly what I mean : )

So, 1st, let´s cut the hole:

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/7.JPG[/IMG]

Now to test it on the case:

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/8.JPG[/IMG]

Very nice fit! next issue, the cpu cooler´s mounting possition means that the ram doesn´t fit because of it´s cooler, thing is, I like the cooler and rather not have to shave the trimmings off, so, did some measurements, and it would seem cutting off one of the cpu cooler´s pipes is the way to go, so that´s what I did:

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/9.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/10.JPG[/IMG]

Now for mounting tests:

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/11.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/12.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/13.JPG[/IMG]

Now as you can see it fits fine but its in contact with the ram stick by very little, my question is, would this affect anything in any way? would it transfer heat to the ram heatsink or the other way round? Should I trim the ram heatsink?

That´s it for today, tomorrow I prep further modification to the case, I am planning on openings and signs of aging and damage caused by rust and the extreme conditions of a fallout post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Thanks for reading! : )

EDIT: Just though I´d add based on a response on another forum, that I was very carefull when cutting the heatpipe in case I needed to weld it back on due to there being liquid inside that evaporates when heating, but there is nothing inside, with a bit of research I found that, not all coolers have this inside, is this normal? I know this is a low end cooler but, normal? thanks!
Hi Everyone,



This is the third and final mod of the season for me. I am currently waiting for my philips ambx to arrive for my "AIO AL" (a.k.a. "Nameless" mod also posted on here) and to get my hands dirty on finishing the remake of the horns and other details on "Diabolo" (also posted on here). All three will be on show at the MLP event in Murcia, Spain from the 6th to the 11th of December.



Fallout Cause SP (Slim & Passive) is the succesor to my fav mod of my own creation "Fallout Cause", it was just a paintjob yet it was before I got in to making worklogs and I´ve learnt so much since then that I want to do something new in the same style as FC was.



About the conditions, maybe some of you remember my previous "Mod in a Week" project (a.k.a. Acid Burn), the conditions are the same, Start to Finish happens within a week, starting to day, Saturday 26-11-11 so it will be finished by Saturday the 3rd of December as the latest.



All products needed have to be bought/ordered and received within this period. This of course puts limitations on what I can use but that´s also part of the fun in this kind of project.



I chose to start today as the products from the sponsor for this project arrived.



Image



Informatica Outlets is simply the must go to website in Spain for great deals on hardware and all needed components to build a PC. So thank you very much Informaticaoutlets.com for your sponsorship on this project!



The products sponsored for this project are:



B-Move Slim II M-ATX low profile case



Image



Intel Celeron Dual Core E3400



Image



ASUS EN210 GeForce



Image



Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT Motherboard



Image



Other products sponsored include a memory card reader for the case, a 250gb seagate barracuda sata2 hard drive and an LG CD/DVD rewriter.



As the name of the project suggests, I am aiming for making the whole computer passive, i.e. no fans, which is why I´ve gone for the ASUS 210 low profile silent GPU, and the celeron intel cpu, as it´s a low end basic cpu, it should be the easiest socket 775 cpu to cool without fans, just a heatsink and decent thermal paste. Other products I´ve acquired today for this project are:



Thermaltake Mini-Typhoon CPU Cooler



Image



2x2Gb Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz (I know this mobo supports up to 1333 but its fine, it will help keep the ram cool to underclock it plus I got a simply great deal on them).



Image



Let´s start then.



1st Day - Saturday 26-11-2011



So I´ve done a quick bench-test to make sure all the hardware is working fine and in deed, no problems whatsoever.



Because the B-Move Slim II is a low profile m-atx case I pressume meant for an HTPC, most aftermarket heatsinks will not fit, but I can´t use the stock intel heatsink because it´s cooling power is virtually non-existant without a fan. So I´ve gone for the thermaltake mini-typhoon as I got a great deal on it and it has a decent copper surface that should keep the cpu cool enough without a fan. So I mounted it with Noctua NX-1 thermalpaste, and went on to do some temp testing without a mounted fan. On idle I get 54c, on stress testing, it doesn´t go over 76c now, this are high temps for such a cpu, but remember it´s being passive cooled and the temps are within safe boundaries so I can check that off the list.



Again because the case is low profile, the cooler will not fit even without a fan, I knew this, hell, I wanted this to happen so I could cut a hole on the side of the case to expose the copper which will add to the final look, if any of you have seen my original Fallout Cause, you´ll know exactly what I mean : )



So, 1st, let´s cut the hole:



Image



Now to test it on the case:



Image



Very nice fit! next issue, the cpu cooler´s mounting possition means that the ram doesn´t fit because of it´s cooler, thing is, I like the cooler and rather not have to shave the trimmings off, so, did some measurements, and it would seem cutting off one of the cpu cooler´s pipes is the way to go, so that´s what I did:



Image



Image



Now for mounting tests:



Image



Image



Image



Now as you can see it fits fine but its in contact with the ram stick by very little, my question is, would this affect anything in any way? would it transfer heat to the ram heatsink or the other way round? Should I trim the ram heatsink?



That´s it for today, tomorrow I prep further modification to the case, I am planning on openings and signs of aging and damage caused by rust and the extreme conditions of a fallout post-apocalyptic wasteland.



Thanks for reading! : )



EDIT: Just though I´d add based on a response on another forum, that I was very carefull when cutting the heatpipe in case I needed to weld it back on due to there being liquid inside that evaporates when heating, but there is nothing inside, with a bit of research I found that, not all coolers have this inside, is this normal? I know this is a low end cooler but, normal? thanks!

#1
Posted 11/26/2011 07:51 PM   
The heat may go from the pipe to the RAM. You should heat the pipe and bend it inwards a bit.
The heat may go from the pipe to the RAM. You should heat the pipe and bend it inwards a bit.

Core i7 960 @4.14Ghz 180x23 1.3v Liquid cooled

Gigabyte G1. Assassin

EVGA GTX 560 Ti "Maximum Graphics Crysis 2"

Cooler Master HAF-X

Corsair Dominator GT CMT12GX3M3A2000C9 RAM

RMA broke my 580 SLI. Now I have a 7970 and a GTX 580 gathering dust, looking for a buyer.

#2
Posted 11/27/2011 08:32 AM   
Nice idea, but I think you should go with standard-sized or low-profile RAM modules so you can fit a decent cooler in there. Cutting off a heatpipe will cause rise in temperature, but not much since it's *only* a Celeron CPU.

Have fun modding :)
Nice idea, but I think you should go with standard-sized or low-profile RAM modules so you can fit a decent cooler in there. Cutting off a heatpipe will cause rise in temperature, but not much since it's *only* a Celeron CPU.



Have fun modding :)

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In Memory of Chris "ChrisRay" Arthington, 1982-2010
I'm a ninja. Not a pirate.

#3
Posted 11/27/2011 01:10 PM   
Thanks for the comments guys! : )

The temps have risen 3c in stress mode after the pipe was removed. And yes ideally I would´ve gone for low profile ram but I got these 4gb for 10€ so cant really complain : ) Another suggestion on another forum was to try and go as low as stable in the cpu voltage which should help with temps : )
Thanks for the comments guys! : )



The temps have risen 3c in stress mode after the pipe was removed. And yes ideally I would´ve gone for low profile ram but I got these 4gb for 10€ so cant really complain : ) Another suggestion on another forum was to try and go as low as stable in the cpu voltage which should help with temps : )

#4
Posted 11/27/2011 04:50 PM   
You could try to reattach the heat pipe on the other side? - it should solder / braze back onto the other end of the remaining parts of the pipe... Providing you have room and the time / tools to do it. I don't know if it would net you the same cooling as if it was stil in it's original place... but it may help a little???
You could try to reattach the heat pipe on the other side? - it should solder / braze back onto the other end of the remaining parts of the pipe... Providing you have room and the time / tools to do it. I don't know if it would net you the same cooling as if it was stil in it's original place... but it may help a little???

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#5
Posted 11/27/2011 05:08 PM   
Thanks for the comment Delta, really for 3c difference I don´t think it´s worth the trouble : )
Thanks for the comment Delta, really for 3c difference I don´t think it´s worth the trouble : )

#6
Posted 11/27/2011 06:38 PM   
[B]2nd Day - [/B][B][I][U]Sunday 27-11-11[/U][/I][/B]

Today is destruction day, I will make all the destroyed sections of the case to give it that fallout rusted out/cannon´d out look. When I get to the painting part I will aid this look by giving a rust look to all the edges and adding epoxy to simulate edges fusing togueter due to rust (i.e. the grills).

First thing however, is to trim that last lip of the memory module heatsink that´s driving me mad due to it being in contact with the cpu cooler, so here we go:

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/14.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/15.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/16.JPG[/IMG]

Much better, it´s barely noticeable and it is no longer in contact with the cpu heatsink.

Now it´s dremel time, I have to say I´m surprised at how thick and strong the metal is on this case, specially having in mind it´s a low end case so it´s mostly made out of scrap metal as they tend to do, I went through 2 heavy duty dremel discs in order to complete all the cutting. Once done I plied them backwards for two reasons, first, be it bullets, blunt tools or other, the impact would always be towards the case so it makes sense it´s pushed inwards, the second reason being to prevent sharp edges on the outside.

Here we go:

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/17.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/18.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/19.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/20.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/21.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/22.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/23.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/24.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/25.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/26.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/27.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/28.JPG[/IMG]

And that about does it, I though of adding more as certain parts of the case looked to "clean" if you know what I mean, but I can always add imperfections and artificial damages when doing the paintjob and it´s effects. I think my fav one is the chunk missing from the side that lets you look right in to the cpu heatsink.

Tomorrow I will add similar effects on a small scale to the front of the case obviously very carefully, don´t want to brake any of the hooks that attach it to the rest of the case.

But for today that´s it. Thank you for reading!
2nd Day - Sunday 27-11-11



Today is destruction day, I will make all the destroyed sections of the case to give it that fallout rusted out/cannon´d out look. When I get to the painting part I will aid this look by giving a rust look to all the edges and adding epoxy to simulate edges fusing togueter due to rust (i.e. the grills).



First thing however, is to trim that last lip of the memory module heatsink that´s driving me mad due to it being in contact with the cpu cooler, so here we go:



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Much better, it´s barely noticeable and it is no longer in contact with the cpu heatsink.



Now it´s dremel time, I have to say I´m surprised at how thick and strong the metal is on this case, specially having in mind it´s a low end case so it´s mostly made out of scrap metal as they tend to do, I went through 2 heavy duty dremel discs in order to complete all the cutting. Once done I plied them backwards for two reasons, first, be it bullets, blunt tools or other, the impact would always be towards the case so it makes sense it´s pushed inwards, the second reason being to prevent sharp edges on the outside.



Here we go:



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And that about does it, I though of adding more as certain parts of the case looked to "clean" if you know what I mean, but I can always add imperfections and artificial damages when doing the paintjob and it´s effects. I think my fav one is the chunk missing from the side that lets you look right in to the cpu heatsink.



Tomorrow I will add similar effects on a small scale to the front of the case obviously very carefully, don´t want to brake any of the hooks that attach it to the rest of the case.



But for today that´s it. Thank you for reading!

#7
Posted 11/27/2011 06:56 PM   
Oh. My. God.

Looks like something that survived a nuclear war XD
Oh. My. God.



Looks like something that survived a nuclear war XD

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In Memory of Chris "ChrisRay" Arthington, 1982-2010
I'm a ninja. Not a pirate.

#8
Posted 11/28/2011 12:45 PM   
That´s the idea, thanks! :D
That´s the idea, thanks! :D

#9
Posted 11/28/2011 01:44 PM   
Good work :)
Good work :)

Core i7 960 @4.14Ghz 180x23 1.3v Liquid cooled

Gigabyte G1. Assassin

EVGA GTX 560 Ti "Maximum Graphics Crysis 2"

Cooler Master HAF-X

Corsair Dominator GT CMT12GX3M3A2000C9 RAM

RMA broke my 580 SLI. Now I have a 7970 and a GTX 580 gathering dust, looking for a buyer.

#10
Posted 11/28/2011 02:18 PM   
[B]3rd Day - [/B][B][I][U]Monday 28-11-11[/U][/I][/B][B] - Update 1[/B]

Last night while I was in bed I started thinking about the things I should o today and if I should paint the philips ambx that arrived yesterday evening for the AIO AL project or leave that till I finished this one this saturday. While having the AIO AL project in my mind I though, hmm I wander if I could add a screen to this project, I know I cant integrate it on the side because there´s no extra sheet of metal, pretty much the side is what the mobo is attached too. I know I can´t use fiberglass to attach it to it because while it would look decent, it wouldn´t have air breathing, and it would just overheat, not to mention adding heat to the sheet and therefore to the mobo and cpu, so that was a no go, figured I´d scrap that idea and I went to sleep. This morning however while I was looking at the screen and the case it bothered me because I really liked the concept of adding a screen but couldn´t find a way to do it, but I had some spare time so I figured I´d take the screen apart and see if an idea popped in to my head, as I removed the bezel and platform I clicked, mounts! it´s so obvious, why on earth didn´t I think of that before!

So I took some measurements, did some screen hw mounting within the tower checked cable lenghts, everything checks out. So started to process.

First thing, a straight cut wide enough to pass cables through and use them as a grip for the mounting:

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/29.JPG[/IMG]

Now it was time to make the hole big enough for the bolt to go through, so figured I´d use the dremel to make a small starting hole, took forever to go through that, I hadn´t realised just how thick that sheet of metal was. Once done I took a drill, with the right drillbit on started, took me about 40 minutes to do both holes, mainly because I didn´t want to press to hard so not to go spoil the drillbit, eventually got there and installed the first mount:

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/30.JPG[/IMG]

added some washers and tightened it up:

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/31.JPG[/IMG]

Now the second one and a test mount:

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/32.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/33.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/34.JPG[/IMG]

Feels quite solid, I think I will add some feet on the opposite side so no stress is on the screwed in side, so I will look for some later on.

Now for a proper test mount of the screen´s psu and chipset:

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/35.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/36.JPG[/IMG]

And it fits perfectly:

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/37.JPG[/IMG]

That´s it for now, I will post a second update later today.

Thanks for reading!

[quote name='Ultimate PC Man' date='28 November 2011 - 03:18 PM' timestamp='1322489939' post='1334021']
Good work :)
[/quote]

thanks : )
3rd Day - Monday 28-11-11 - Update 1



Last night while I was in bed I started thinking about the things I should o today and if I should paint the philips ambx that arrived yesterday evening for the AIO AL project or leave that till I finished this one this saturday. While having the AIO AL project in my mind I though, hmm I wander if I could add a screen to this project, I know I cant integrate it on the side because there´s no extra sheet of metal, pretty much the side is what the mobo is attached too. I know I can´t use fiberglass to attach it to it because while it would look decent, it wouldn´t have air breathing, and it would just overheat, not to mention adding heat to the sheet and therefore to the mobo and cpu, so that was a no go, figured I´d scrap that idea and I went to sleep. This morning however while I was looking at the screen and the case it bothered me because I really liked the concept of adding a screen but couldn´t find a way to do it, but I had some spare time so I figured I´d take the screen apart and see if an idea popped in to my head, as I removed the bezel and platform I clicked, mounts! it´s so obvious, why on earth didn´t I think of that before!



So I took some measurements, did some screen hw mounting within the tower checked cable lenghts, everything checks out. So started to process.



First thing, a straight cut wide enough to pass cables through and use them as a grip for the mounting:



Image



Now it was time to make the hole big enough for the bolt to go through, so figured I´d use the dremel to make a small starting hole, took forever to go through that, I hadn´t realised just how thick that sheet of metal was. Once done I took a drill, with the right drillbit on started, took me about 40 minutes to do both holes, mainly because I didn´t want to press to hard so not to go spoil the drillbit, eventually got there and installed the first mount:



Image



added some washers and tightened it up:



Image



Now the second one and a test mount:



Image



Image



Image



Feels quite solid, I think I will add some feet on the opposite side so no stress is on the screwed in side, so I will look for some later on.



Now for a proper test mount of the screen´s psu and chipset:



Image



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And it fits perfectly:



Image



That´s it for now, I will post a second update later today.



Thanks for reading!

[quote name='Ultimate PC Man' date='28 November 2011 - 03:18 PM' timestamp='1322489939' post='1334021']

Good work :)





thanks : )

#11
Posted 11/28/2011 02:31 PM   
Interesting idea. Looks good!

I'm thinking all people should mod in a week - or at least keep all their updates from a mod until the end... (I want to see the next progression of this lol /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> )
Interesting idea. Looks good!



I'm thinking all people should mod in a week - or at least keep all their updates from a mod until the end... (I want to see the next progression of this lol /wink.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /> )

I knew I hadn't imagined it... now it's deleted = people will never know what I hadn't imagined...

"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."



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#12
Posted 11/28/2011 07:24 PM   
Thanks Delta!

Yeah the original mod in a week was bringing an old case back to life ( you can read the whole thing in one go here: http://neonit.net/?page_id=96 ) and it was more than anything because I had a week off work and didn´t fancy going anywhere, just stay in, get up to date on gaming, movies, and so on, relaxing basically. Surely enough after a couple of hours looking through worklogs it got me wanting to do something so that was the idea, limit myself to the time I had. I ended up doing it in 3 days lol. This time round I´ve also got a week off but wanted to do something else than painting since I knew from the previous experience I didn´t need a whole week for that, plus I needed a third mod for the exposition I´m going to on the 6th of December (Already had Diabolo and AIO AL which still need finishing touches, but no more than 2 days work. So figured, it´s time for another mod in a week project!!

I am surpried no one else has gone down this path (that I know of aniway), the good side of it is that everyone gets to follow it from start to finish within a week so you´re not left months waiting to see the final result (of course it´s understandable with bigger endeavours mod wise). The bad side however is you get a lot less exposure online since it´s all over in a week and unless people keep posting the thread goes further down until it gets to page 2, and we all know what that means :P, this makes it harder to get sponsoring for such projects precisely because of that, I was very lucky this time as this project´s sponsor is confined to one country (Spain) and had a small budget for sponsoring (around 150€) so they where willing to accept the time facts.

In any case, thanks :D
Thanks Delta!



Yeah the original mod in a week was bringing an old case back to life ( you can read the whole thing in one go here: http://neonit.net/?page_id=96 ) and it was more than anything because I had a week off work and didn´t fancy going anywhere, just stay in, get up to date on gaming, movies, and so on, relaxing basically. Surely enough after a couple of hours looking through worklogs it got me wanting to do something so that was the idea, limit myself to the time I had. I ended up doing it in 3 days lol. This time round I´ve also got a week off but wanted to do something else than painting since I knew from the previous experience I didn´t need a whole week for that, plus I needed a third mod for the exposition I´m going to on the 6th of December (Already had Diabolo and AIO AL which still need finishing touches, but no more than 2 days work. So figured, it´s time for another mod in a week project!!



I am surpried no one else has gone down this path (that I know of aniway), the good side of it is that everyone gets to follow it from start to finish within a week so you´re not left months waiting to see the final result (of course it´s understandable with bigger endeavours mod wise). The bad side however is you get a lot less exposure online since it´s all over in a week and unless people keep posting the thread goes further down until it gets to page 2, and we all know what that means :P, this makes it harder to get sponsoring for such projects precisely because of that, I was very lucky this time as this project´s sponsor is confined to one country (Spain) and had a small budget for sponsoring (around 150€) so they where willing to accept the time facts.



In any case, thanks :D

#13
Posted 11/28/2011 07:48 PM   
[B]3rd Day - [/B][B][I][U]Monday 28-11-11[/U][/I][/B][B] - Update 2[/B]

Gave everything a final sand down, cleaned it up and gave it a coat of primer:

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/38.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/39.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/40.JPG[/IMG]

For some reason the image of the primed front part of the case was corrupted but eh, nothing important.

After waiting drying time I applied 2 coats of glossy black, now I have matt black but I used glossy in order to be able to sand it down so fragments will remain a bit shiny which will add further to that used and thrown about look.

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/41.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/42.JPG[/IMG]

For the devices mounting point since some will be seen through grills or holes I decided to try something new, I watered the paint down more than usual (added an extra part of water) in order to prevent it from being a solid color and included an acrilic brown compound normally used for plastic and metal surfaces that imitate wood (I guess you could call it an artificial wood barnish), I ended up quite liking it!

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/43.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/44.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/45.JPG[/IMG]

That´s it for today, tomorrow I will be going down to my local paint supplies shop to acquire the colors that I´ll be using and the rust effect compound.

Thanks for reading!
3rd Day - Monday 28-11-11 - Update 2



Gave everything a final sand down, cleaned it up and gave it a coat of primer:



Image



Image



Image



For some reason the image of the primed front part of the case was corrupted but eh, nothing important.



After waiting drying time I applied 2 coats of glossy black, now I have matt black but I used glossy in order to be able to sand it down so fragments will remain a bit shiny which will add further to that used and thrown about look.



Image



Image



For the devices mounting point since some will be seen through grills or holes I decided to try something new, I watered the paint down more than usual (added an extra part of water) in order to prevent it from being a solid color and included an acrilic brown compound normally used for plastic and metal surfaces that imitate wood (I guess you could call it an artificial wood barnish), I ended up quite liking it!



Image



Image



Image



That´s it for today, tomorrow I will be going down to my local paint supplies shop to acquire the colors that I´ll be using and the rust effect compound.



Thanks for reading!

#14
Posted 11/28/2011 08:13 PM   
[B]4th Day - [/B][B][I][U]Tuesday 29-11-11[/U][/I][/B]

Today has been a bit slow, this is because I went to buy the yellow I wanted to use for this, and they didn´t have the exact one I wanted in the usual paint I use. So I bought the tone in a paint I´ve never used, it´s still acrilic and is completely fine and compatible with the primer and lacquer I use, it´s purely it´s water/paint/density rations that are different, no idea why. It has ups and downs, the up is that it´s much thicker than the paint I normally use, meaning two coats is enough for a solid color. The down is that it takes 4-5 times longer to dry, which is fine if you´re doing a solid colour, you just get it over with and leave it overnight to cure. But when you want to add other tones on top like I will be doing, it´s annoying because you waste a lot of time on it being ready for the next coat. But aniway doesn´t really matter. I covered the sections I dont want yellow and started painting.

First Coat:

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/46.JPG[/IMG]

Second and last yellow coat:

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/47.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.neonit.net/images/falloutcausesp/48.JPG[/IMG]

Have to wait till tomorrow but the process will be darkening it with a black paint mist so no area has the same tone, sanding it down first to prep for coating and further down to show usage and deterioration right in to the metal. Once done, rusting effects all over the place, more concentrated obviously where there are openings.

It´s easier to show you than to explain it, but you´ll see tomorrow!

Thanks for reading!
4th Day - Tuesday 29-11-11



Today has been a bit slow, this is because I went to buy the yellow I wanted to use for this, and they didn´t have the exact one I wanted in the usual paint I use. So I bought the tone in a paint I´ve never used, it´s still acrilic and is completely fine and compatible with the primer and lacquer I use, it´s purely it´s water/paint/density rations that are different, no idea why. It has ups and downs, the up is that it´s much thicker than the paint I normally use, meaning two coats is enough for a solid color. The down is that it takes 4-5 times longer to dry, which is fine if you´re doing a solid colour, you just get it over with and leave it overnight to cure. But when you want to add other tones on top like I will be doing, it´s annoying because you waste a lot of time on it being ready for the next coat. But aniway doesn´t really matter. I covered the sections I dont want yellow and started painting.



First Coat:



Image



Second and last yellow coat:



Image



Image



Have to wait till tomorrow but the process will be darkening it with a black paint mist so no area has the same tone, sanding it down first to prep for coating and further down to show usage and deterioration right in to the metal. Once done, rusting effects all over the place, more concentrated obviously where there are openings.



It´s easier to show you than to explain it, but you´ll see tomorrow!



Thanks for reading!

#15
Posted 11/29/2011 10:03 PM   
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