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MicroFly/Qpack MODernize

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by MKmods, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. MKmods Case Mod Guru

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    OK enough with the monkey business....

    Here goes the final revision of this mod.

    I finally got the glass mold worked out, basically I has 1/4" glass pieces cut than I glued 2x2 blocks of wood to them to allow me to clamp them together allowing me to vary the size and remove them a piece at a time (rather than destroying the mold like the first wood one)
    Also Glass gives a superior surface finish to CF.

    Here are the pieces of the mold
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    Here is the outer shell assembled
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    Basically I used one of the early CF trays to set up my size
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    craigbru New Member

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    Looks great Mark. Are you cutting your own glass?
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    LOL, I lucked out. My local glass company had a cool guy working that liked comps (and CF) so he gave me an excellent deal (thanks Joey).
    He even polished the edges for me(so the resin wouldnt stick as much)

    I remember quite a few years ago cutting my own glass and it not working out so well:laugh:

    EDIT: Ok just got back (went to get some good scissors to cut the CF)
    Here is the first layer (gonna be the top)
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    here is the filler layer
    http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/product.php?pid=93&
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    Now the last layer and then pressed together by another sheet of glass
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    now basically I need to mix up the resin, soak the CF and hurry up and wait till it cures...(I hate the waiting part)
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    Holy Balls of fire Batman. That's RED. Like that mold MK.
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    Mk, I don't know what I like more.. the mod, or the camera that you used to take those beautiful pictures!!!


    Great stuff man!

    :toast:
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    For an inexpensive camera its so cool, its tiny, 12mp, does 720p movies and a ton of settings I have no clue about.
    My bro got it for my bday and he wanted me to get a better Canon one but I saw this and just loved it. He threw in a tripod too so the day of shaky/blurry picts should be gone.

    Thx Pete:respect:
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    Sounds god MK! you deserve a great camera! I can say now you can do more justice to your work! Even though the pictures before where sweet! Pron at it's best!

    Man, is it done drying yet????
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    lol, it takes 12-48 hrs. After about 4 or 5 I will remove the clamps and throw it into the oven and bake it for 4 or 5 more.
    (advantage of being an old man and no chicks living in my house, my oven can bake CF)

    After that tomorrow morn it shopuld be cured good enough to trim grind on.
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    sweet! making me want to have a etched glass cover for my ssd drive now!!! :roll: sweet stuff man! can't wait for it to be done!!
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    I just picked up a Raptor X for this one, let me know how the SSD feels when you install it (in real life).
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    I got the drive installed now.. Cleaning up everything so I can have everything dl in my storage drives.. That's the pain... I'll be throwing in L4d2 in the drive, and also Vantage.. Just right now it's all about making sure I can keep about 30 of the 80gbs free so weekly I can clean up if needed...

    But, so far.. response to windows opening is pretty good.. a bit faster then my Black, but we'll see after a few days..
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    man thats going along heaps nice. The idea with the piping is blowing my mind, id never think of doing that, though i wouldn't trust myself to do that.

    You should drop by bds sometime and say hi.

    btw happy bday from 4 days ago
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    That red CF looks amazing Mark! Can't wait to see how it will look when the tray is done :)
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    I agree with Thracken, that red CF looks really great!
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    I might do this with coloured fibre glass to fool people into thinking I have carbon fibre :p
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    Thanks guys for the responses. I just un molded it and trimmed it a bit (still needs to be polished up and cut to size) so here is a couple of shots showing it.
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    I like how it has darkened up because of the resin(I was a bit afraid it was a touch too pink)

    I need to learn how to set this camera to show the detail, this looks really cool in person.
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    Looks nice, will look amazing when polished.

    nice job man :D
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    it looks great man!
    waiting for the polished pics
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    Very, very nice man!

    PM me your exact Camera stuff and I'll get with a buddy that can help you out..

    Can't wait for it to be finished!
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    Ok...that's done it! "MKMods - If you have the cash, we'll mod with whatever the f^ck you want! (MKMods Store Slogan) This is turning out amazing mate, keep it up!
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    LOL, thanks Onafets.:toast:
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    Hot damn! :eek:
    That. Is. Amazing!
    Can't wait to see those polished pics as well!
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    Oh progress!! Yay yay. Keep up the good work.
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    LOL, got to be done by the 16th....so there is gonna be a lot of progress quickly.

    Welcome back somethingcool
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    that looks sick man well doe lie,ke
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