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Old 13th September 2017, 10:01 PM   #16
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cool work

Cheers mate tyvm


A really small update tonight , a re-do of the side led light.

I wasnt happy with the output of the original... the perspex was to thin and is wasnt clear i used frosted....

So a bit of cutting and router work to get it sorted.



You can see the extra thickness, this will give off a lot more RGB goodness.



Routed edge



Back of the outer white panel is again covered in vinyl to stop light bleed







The new piece can be glue and sat in for a test. The light is more in keeping with the front panel now.








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Old 14th September 2017, 9:20 PM   #17
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I only had an hour or so to get some work done again tonight so another small update.

I wanted to start on the back panel. Same treatment as the front and side and the addition of the rear fan.





Deciding on a thickness was the hardest part of this mod :P I went with the thickest piece of clear i had in the scrap bin. I think it's 10mm. Usually reserve this stuff for custon res's and diy water block tops but i think thicker will be better here.



Back panel layed on the thicker clear for a ruff cut




Then its over to the trimmer to make some snow.....





Back up to the circle router



A second slightly smaller white panel is trimmed and holed



When layed ontop of the clear you can see the slight over hang this will be a light edge.



This exposed edge is taped off and sanded to help catch light.




The longest edge is recessed and routed this will be where the led strip sits.







Some vinyl is cut and the led strip added.The vinyl will wrap around the panel and hold the LED strip in place.




Trimmed and ready for the front panel




Fan stuck in for a look see.




Some RGB goodness,.


A bit MEH!!

I think maybe route that exposed part to catch the light better.
Possibly add a bit more leds...





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Old 15th September 2017, 1:14 AM   #18
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This is a sweet build; very creative !

Funny thing is what you call "A bit MEH!!" I would be pleased as punch with ! But then, I'm new at this...
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Old 15th September 2017, 3:20 PM   #19
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This is a sweet build; very creative !

Funny thing is what you call "A bit MEH!!" I would be pleased as punch with ! But then, I'm new at this...


Cheers mate tyvm

It just dosnt "pop" as nice as the other lights.... and it was a bit rushed.

Got a whole half a day to throw at it this weekend so hoping to get a few things done
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Old 16th September 2017, 7:55 PM   #20
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Todays update was a do over, i decided to have a another shot at the rear plate.
This is really going to be a main feature of the inside so i'm just trying different looks.

I might incorp both back panel ideas into one.


Again it's going to be a RGB sandwich, A white back plate A middle Clear (thicker panel) and a white front plate...This time i'll add a front ring.



The back panel is the new fan frame. And is dremel cut and routed.




Next is the new feature i want to try, The Ring...This will act as a cowl/shroud and light feature.


Cut from some 10mm transulucent white.



The edge is routed



the Middle panel the (diffuser) starts out clear , its edges are masked off with tape and the surface area's painted white








Adding the RGB strip to the outer edges Spots of hot glue used to hold inplace untill the
panel is blockout wrapped.



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Old 16th September 2017, 7:55 PM   #21
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The area where the ring will sit is scim routed away just enuf to ake away the paint and leave a nice scuffed area for the light to work.



At this point you can see the white paint helps the light internaly but allows alot to show where its not wanted.




To fix this the panel is wrapped. I use car grade (left overs) black wrap. It's not a pretty job but it dosnt have to be.






The light pops where its wanted now.







Adding the white ring you can see it really catches a nice even light.







A test fit for a look see...



Adding the white inner panel



And then finally adding the ring.








A of course some RGB spam time









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Old 17th September 2017, 10:05 PM   #22
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With all the work on the front and inside it was time to give the rear end some lurvin!


The orig idea was to just cut and slap a white back onto the case... But there was this huge gap between the rear panel and the io plate... it just looked unfinished compared to the rest of the mod.

Being an RGB mod i decided to add a recess section 3d.

This ended up being pretty time intense and i really didnt stop to document it all properly...

partly due to the fact i didnt think i could pull it off without laser cutting.... anyways...


Its hard to tell but ive added some clear plex strip moulding to the inner edge of the io area.
This will give the router a smoother edge to run on and give me a bit more "meat" to play with.



Next is to clamp the rear panel into place. Again 6mm white.



aaaaaaand then it's off to make some more f@#king snow!!!! I wish there was a good use for this shit... i have bags of it now...



Ive covered off 3 of the back plates this mod wont be needing those and will give me a bit of much needed room for shit.




Next is to make the io filler section.

Again Sandwich'd clear in white.








This cut section is glued to the back panel,left to sit and then routed.

nearly 2 hours later......









The inner section is lined with RGB strip and the panel fits snug into place.






Aaaaaaand of course the mandatory zillion RGB shots!










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Old 21st September 2017, 3:38 PM   #23
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This is one of the coolest and most original acrylic case mods I've ever seen.
Can't wait to see the assembled system!
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Old 21st September 2017, 10:14 PM   #24
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I haven't been on OCAU for some time now, randomly check the work log forum and see a new defyant mod... awesome.

Nice work mate, now you've put ideas in my head to start a new case.
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Old 23rd September 2017, 9:43 PM   #25
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This is one of the coolest and most original acrylic case mods I've ever seen.
Can't wait to see the assembled system!

Thanks heaps Tazor it's old skool modding with a modern twist

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I haven't been on OCAU for some time now, randomly check the work log forum and see a new defyant mod... awesome.

Nice work mate, now you've put ideas in my head to start a new case.
Heya mate long time no see Cheers , this place could use another case mod.. it's dead
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Old 23rd September 2017, 10:33 PM   #26
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A small update just to keep the log plodding along.

I got as bit side tracked this weekend and decided to mod the workbench
Just make a nicer tool holder for my main daily drivers and get some RGB action a happening where i take the work log pics.

First the case mod.

This is another ReDo. I decided i wanted to add a front logo to the panel along with power button reset and maybe usb. I also wanted to make the front panel thicker to help recess the front fans a bit more....

Back to snow and coaster making.



Adding and extra white layer to make it now 5 layers of plex.



This adds a bit more meet to the front end but should be balanced by the side and rear panels.



Random!




A bit more randomness is the all new overkill daily drivers tool holder



Ive added magnets under the plex later these hold the pliers tap etc in place.





Added some white glowyness

And of course the mandatory sexy night shots!





Still got a few dailys to add to it... and still deciding weather to do back lit cutouts for the pliers and tape.

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absolutely stunning work mate. love it.
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