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    Bob, no worries. The fans are red led fans and the paint I'm using requires the surface that your painting to be shiny like aluminum or chrome. Its semi-transparent. But, tonight I painted part of the fan as you will see later in this update.

    So some more bracket work. Here is a corner bracket to tie the front panel into the interior panels.



    After these cured, I added a few bolts, and man that really stiffened things up!

    I also started to epoxy on the corner brackets I made a few days ago. these will also give me a way to attach the top panel.

    This shot shows how I had to trim the interior panel to make room for the bracket. You can also see how I scuffed up the surface of the CF Panel to give the epoxy something to bite.





    next I worked on building the 120mm intake fan cover. Its similar to the exhaust fan cover, only bigger.





    I also cut some modders mesh and painted it to dress up the interior. There will be the same on the exterior, but that will come much later.









    I also had to thin down the rear exhaust fan some more to make room for 2 layers of modders mesh. One on each side of the fan.



    I then painted the ugly sticker on the fan since it will be exposed to the back.
    so I painted it black.



    While I was at it, I painted the 120mm fan as well.



    Then I simply glued it and clamped it in place.



    I spend a little time cutting out the vents on the 3 panel sides. One of them has a rectangle to make room for a hot swappable hard drive bay. I went through 7 scroll saw blades to cut these 3 holes. Man CF is tough!!!



    Here it is mocked up.



    I also did a small amount of work on the electronics.
    Here is the usb panel for the front. Notice it has 90deg. pins. well those will get in the way of the PSU, so I have to remove them and resolder straight pins on.





    I also removed an power plug from an old PSU so I can mount it in the back panel.



    Lastly I cut some more brackets for the 3 sides and glued them in place. Clamped them together and set them aside to cure. -But I forgot to take a pic.

    Thats about all I got done this weekend.


    I know this is all pretty repetitive right now. But when your building a case from scratch, and there are 8 sides to it, it tends to get repetitive...
    Tomorrow I should be able to get the 3 remaining sides mounted to the case.

    Later!

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    Does all his own stunts mittelmeier's Avatar
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    Looking good man! Keep it up.

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    Congratulation frontpage ! +resp very big hard work

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    :o
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    you tease!

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    Congratz on the front page. +rep

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    Nice work there, and gratz on the front page. Lovin the red modders mesh


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    Man I want those mesh so badly... too bad ACR didn't gimme one

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    looking good! and its good (imo at least) to see all the stages of a scratch build anyway

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    congrats on the frontpage!!!

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    Default Re: Project: Dark Carbon

    congrats... i believe this is the only scratch build i have whitnesses from the start

    im lovinn it man
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    you tease!

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