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  • #16
    Thanks guys!!!
    Working on the overall case build, I have not spoken about my key external eye features on the case. I wanted the case to to not draw away from these 2 items. It took me a while to get them right and the files cleaned up enough for the cutting, and I have 2 very special friends (you know who you are) that helped me meet those goals. DXF/DWG file editing I simply did not have the tools to clean those up. I had all of my raster to vector conversion down... but still needed those files cleaned up. Once those CAD files were ready, it was a matter of finding a vendor that would water jet my small job. Most would not even touch it! Some out right talked me out of doing business with them. In the end, I found 2 very accommodating vendors willing to help me. One was local and the other was in Georgia (Yes, I looked that far!!)!

    In the end I kept it local on the very real decision that I could not loose time in shipment. And if something was wrong, I'd need to try and fix it quickly.
    This was just after I picked up the final result of the waterjet work...
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    As I get it home, I pull out the 5 beautiful 1/4" thick waterjet cut aluminium pieces:
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    MMMMmmmmMMMm.... that just looks beautiful!!!

    So I mock it up on the side panels.... and the deep black makes the color difference very dramatic!!!
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    Love that look!
    Next, I started polishing the Wolfenstein logo. You can see what I started with... well here is a picture about 50% through the process:
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    then about 70%. I put my drill bit locker on the aluminium to show the reflectivity:
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    then on to the side of the case: I did not go for perfection, I wanted a little scuffing:
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    Yummy!!!!!

    Now, the word. I needed to back it, but I did not have time to come up with another cut design and have someone cut it, so I layed the word outline on some clear acrylic I had in the garage, placed a washer next to it, put my pencil in the washer, and use it to create a 1/8" gap between the outline and the pencil.
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    After stripping off the protective paper, I sanded the clear acrylic to give it a smokey white appearance. I then clamped the ever luvin crap outta it and started filling each letter with clear resin. After I filled each letter about 1/2 way, I dropped in opaque red resin color, then used a razor to draw out the color through the letters. After that cured, I put another layer of clear resin on top of the color layer to lock it all in place.
    I couldn't take pictures during this process... probably should have had my wife out with me snapping shots... But I think you will see the coloring effect in the letters is very dramatic!
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    I simply love the way that came out! I learned some neat tidbits about resin casting, and I will be experimenting more with this technique in future builds!
    -=TD
    blingGreen, Lupine, BOSS FX-57, DSF... what's coming next? Stick around!
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    • #17
      Good job bro


      "Moddin' ... Ain't It Cool!"

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      • #18
        Blast doors are cool - but the tid bit with the washer and pencil, now there is a trick I need to remember Thanks for that one dude. Awesome seeing how that work of art formed, keep it up. (Y)

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        • #19
          Definitely turned out pretty bad ass. Thanks for sharing

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