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    Hey everyone.... this is a placeholder for the worklog on DST (Dallas Stars Tribute), my next case. It will be a fan case (as in, Dallas Stars "fan"...) based on influences from the Dallas Stars. The Dallas Stars are an NHL team, that I follow R-A-B-I-D-L-Y! I was introduced to the game of hockey by a very dear friend.

    This case, will be my attempt at repaying all of the kindness that she showed me by taking me to games and being patient with me asking questions while they played.

    Her two favorite players are Brendan Morrow and Stephan Robidas, two very talented (and hard hitting) players on the squad. I will be incorporating design elements of this Stars orginazion, their logo, and some custom picture work. It will be a sweet case!!!!

    I started by stripping down the case into it's components, so it is now on the workbench, and is going to become an active project now until I complete it!

    So, everyone... welcom in..."DST"....


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    So, the luh-vuh-ly teardown pics...

    Take a good look, cuz it wont be in this state for long!


    Note in the fan grille, the power/front LED's/Reset wires running out and to the right to escape thru a hole in the case frame.... WTF were they thinking??!?! The lines are CLEARLY visable thru the front of the grill.


    The sides of the bezel are stepped, and that is giving me some ideas...


    This is pretty cool, but I can se why it was not implemented further... one screw allows for *all* of the pannels to come off!






    Everything stripped on the case...


    and now the case stripped and disassembled!





    I did some drilling/dremmel work tonight on the back panel to get the hole for the 80 mm fan, and get that crappy punched metal location off and out. I'll likely perform the same thing but on the front of the case frame, where the fan performs intake duties...

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    Nothing really exciting here... just trying to get a smooth finish on the rear, and cover up those blasted port holes. I built up the bondo, and put a tube of paper in place to try and round out the fan hole.

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    progress pics on the updates:

    This is actually the front of the case frame. As you can tell, I hated the location of hte piddly 80mm fan... so I made it a 120mm fan!!




    Here I am getting the parts ready to prime. I'm using a white primer to brighten the white color coat that I will put on in a few days.





    first 3 items with two coats of the paint, I have not put the clear coat on them yet.



    Rear panel where ports *used* to be!!!


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    That's a Sweeeet Start on a New Project

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    Thanks Thrasher2!!

    Done a ton of primer and some preliminary frame painting that I hope to get the pics up and posted in short order.

    off topic : Craftsman is having a sale!!! And *the* workbench that I was looking at getting to suppliment my space is actually on SALE!!!!

    Yay!!!

    Todays updates will likely be a bit delayed as I go and get my new workbench, so that I can reorganize my work area and make better use of the space!

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    This is looking good... and it is only primer!
    Can't wait to see what is nest.

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    i must say that is saweeeeeettttt glad to see you start another project .

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    Awesome tech-daddy looking forward to watching this come together great work...

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    first coat of paint on some of the framework.

    Starting off with a semi gloss white. I have clear that will be added later...





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