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booman 28th February, 2007 06:56 PM

Dungeon mod
 
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Ok, Weldzilla beat me to it, but I still have a long ways to go.
This is the same $14 case that he got and I'm modding it into a Dungeon masterpiece.
I've made a dedicated web-page for showcasing the Dungeon Case or you can just scroll down through the posts.

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Dungeon Case

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danrok 28th February, 2007 10:09 PM

Link is broken.

The model looks good!

booman 28th February, 2007 10:15 PM

I don't know why.... I've been messing with it all day and it has worked for me.

raphael2040 28th February, 2007 11:05 PM

Nope, link's not working.

Looks good, though. =P

skool h8r 28th February, 2007 11:12 PM

Links working fine for me. Mod is looking good!

danrok 28th February, 2007 11:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by booman
I don't know why.... I've been messing with it all day and it has worked for me.

You have a \ in there, should be a / for the www.

booman 1st March, 2007 12:03 AM

Thats strange, I copied the link here
Code:

http://www.craiggarrison.com/itr/mods/dungeon/dungeon-case.html
and it still works good for me...
I did have a problem earlier logging into the ftp, but it works now.

weldzilla 1st March, 2007 08:31 PM

It works for me!! Hey booman I really like your concept! You are finding out what I did. The plastic in this case is light, strong,and yet workable!
I am going to order yet another one of these for myself. They are plenty roomy and fun to work with. I think that is the trademark for a great moddable case. Now I am going to sit back and watch your mod come together so keep up the good work!

WZ

Gizmo 1st March, 2007 10:06 PM

The link works in IE, but not in FF. In fact, it probably doesn't work in anything that isn't IE.

As danrok pointed out, the link contains a \ character. That makes it an invalid URL.

Samuknow 1st March, 2007 10:10 PM

I copied it to IE and it works fine. No FF...

Rondog 2nd March, 2007 03:50 AM

Works in FF for me.

http://www.craiggarrison.com/itr/mod...geon-case.html

booman 8th March, 2007 07:09 PM

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Its just plain old html. I deleted some javascript from the page. Maybe that was prohibiting FF...
I bet there is some browser compatibility code I could add so FF can view it, I'll look into it.
Otherwise I will be adding photos to the forum as I take em.


Here is the chassi that I modded and painted. I decided to use the hammered finish gray so it will have a stony look. I cut out the rectangle at the top, two fan holes at the bottom, and some ovals in back for stealthing the cables.
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Here is the starting work on the side panel. I drew out everything with a marker and then started carving away. I will be cutting the window in the arch area and adding some rusty old bars.
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A close-up of my brick work. After some sanding they really look like hand cut bricks. I plan to paint the side panel with the same hammered finish and it should hide any mistakes that you see now.
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Favu 8th March, 2007 07:35 PM

This is gonna be sweet! I can't wait :thumbsup:

Samuknow 8th March, 2007 08:03 PM

That is some nice carving work. A brilliant use for the plastic skin.

captaincurran 8th March, 2007 09:53 PM

very cool mod. :D

booman 19th March, 2007 04:09 PM

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Update:

After cutting out my window I needed to make some room for the plexi-glass on the back of the panel. The plastic panel had a lot of tabs and molding strips that had to be cut off and sanded to keep a tight fit with the plexi-glass window and the panel.
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Everything is sanded down on the window-side panel and I filed the stones out. Then I set up the old spraybooth and started primering.
One thing I hate about primer is that is sprays on like loose sand. So before I could add a second coat I have to wipe off the loose dust. Unless I'm doing it wrong of course.
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This is the first time I have used a primer in a paint job. I finally realized why.... the colors will have consitant tints. For example: in my frozen case I painted the entire thing blue, but you can see different shades of blue when the light hits it just right. That is because the metal and plastic I painted on had different base colors. So using a primer keeps everything consistant and professional in the final coat. So the extra steps mean a lot.
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Toro 20th March, 2007 08:09 PM

lookin good sir!

booman 9th April, 2007 05:12 PM

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Update:

I've been sick for the last month and finally had a chance to work on the case again. I had some kind of respiratory flue and that brought back my mono and then somehow I picked up strep throat. I was feeling better a couple of weeks ago and started working on the mod. Then my strep throat came back again. So back to the doctor and got more antibiotics. I should be back to 100% now and I'm working on the Dungeon case again. Here is two shot of the top panel with some carving work and blow-hole.

Carved and sanded the same way as the side panel. Then primered it up.
I even carved one of the bricks like it was broken off. Ironicly I cut out the blow-hole the same way Weldzilla did on his case. Its just seemed to be the best way to have a hole consistant with the design of the case.
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Here is a close up of the carving work. Kinda hard to see, but you get the idea.
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I also did a test run at making my own door for the front bezel. I am planning to form a door and attach it with some gothic hindges. This will stealth my optical drives and enhance the front bezel. Won't be easy and I won't spoil how I'm going to do it.
Otherwise I'm carving the brick-work on the back-side and going to cut a window for a stained glass affect. Lots of work ahead...

Samuknow 9th April, 2007 06:16 PM

This is turning out very nice.

Glad to see your feeling better.

slipperyskip 11th April, 2007 11:05 PM

Carving plastic!? That's good stuff. I like the texture.


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