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Ok my plan is to put the above on the side. Just want to practice on this case before I do something like that on my main case. It has been awhile since I busted the dremel out so I wanted a test run first.

I am gonna cut it out then cut a window out that somewhat follows the design as well instead of a normal square window.



Thoughts already?
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rough sketch to check it out ... what ya think?
 
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its gonna be a pain in the ass
 
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It's going to be hard keeping the skinny strips straight during and more importantly after cutting.
You can try using hot glue and backing it w/ some 1/4 stock or something.

It would probably be easier to cut out a solid window and back etch the plexi with your design and then paint it black before removing the etch masking. Still a difficult pattern, most patterns like this would be punched out with a punch-press. A lot of modders also cut out full piece window, then build fiberglass insert in the shape of pattern cutting and embedding the plexi (strips and pieces) into the fiberglass, then inserting the section into hole in case.
Either way its gonna be a lot of fun.
 
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its gonna be a pain in the ass
neh not too bad :) .... the mod I have planned for my major watercooling project on another will be the pain the ass ;)

but its looking sweet man!
Thanks :toast:

It's going to be hard keeping the skinny strips straight during and more importantly after cutting.
You can try using hot glue and backing it w/ some 1/4 stock or something.

It would probably be easier to cut out a solid window and back etch the plexi with your design and then paint it black before removing the etch masking. Still a difficult pattern, most patterns like this would be punched out with a punch-press. A lot of modders also cut out full piece window, then build fiberglass insert in the shape of pattern cutting and embedding the plexi (strips and pieces) into the fiberglass, then inserting the section into hole in case.
Either way its gonna be a lot of fun.
Ya that is all I had laying around ... ran out of my 2" tape so just had to make due with that.
We shall see how it does :)
 
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So far I got this ... :thumb:


Done for the day ... this was a little rough on the lower back standing and bending over to cut haha.

Tomorrow I will go get some sandpaper and start smoothing out everything.

Then things left to do:
get some acrylic and cut it out. I think I will have to have a piece on each side as some of those areas are really flimsy.

Then make some holes and attach the window




What ya think so far ...
 
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Some pics to hold you off until tomorrow when I can finish it up.

Just need to paint the panel now and touch up the acrylic sides. My touch up paint got a little wild so now I have to paint the rest of the panel haha.

I think it actually turned out to have a sort of transformers head look.... Was not going for that at all!
 

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Looking good. Nice cutting.

If you want to spend the time; you can cut out and bevel 1/8 plexi in the exact shape of the cutout. Then use some cyno-acrylic clear glue and glue them to the full piece of plexi in the back. The second layer protruding through the case.

This will pull the light out giving a more 3D look.
 
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painting from last night ... still wet. The black looks alright I think. Should have it all put together today for a better look.
 
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plexi on the insode m8. it will look ten times better
 

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seems that after the w1zz broked the server i'm not sub'ed to this thread anymore..

well i am now:p
 
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plexi on the insode m8. it will look ten times better
Well I will have it set up both way and we can all vote. The only reason I have it on both sides is because some of those smaller pieces are sharp and can easily be bent badly.


seems that after the w1zz broked the server i'm not sub'ed to this thread anymore..

well i am now:p

lol ya I had to update all this again :toast:
 

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could you cut the plexi to the same design as you have on the side? that way you can sit it in the cut out on the side and on-top of the plexi behind it?
 
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could you cut the plexi to the same design as you have on the side? that way you can sit it in the cut out on the side and on-top of the plexi behind it?

with the tools I have ... probably not ... to do that and make it look anywhere close to good it would need to be machine cut :shadedshu
 
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Nice work your doing there!
 

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with the tools I have ... probably not ... to do that and make it look anywhere close to good it would need to be machine cut :shadedshu
was just an idea. You have to deal with what you have to work with.It's one more thing to love about moding :p.
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haha... ya no kidding. This would be so much easier if i had a huge shop :)
 
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Ok pretty much done ... which setup do you like better ...

just a piece on the back or 1 front and 1 back. I did not put in all 6 screws so dont worry :)
 

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any updates?
 
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I look forward to see some updates.