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Armor Case Mod - Page 8
Written by Booman   
Friday, 29 August 2008 22:00
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I cut out the blow-hole on the bezel as a cross to match the themeing of the case. Since the bezel is plastic all I had to do was measure and sketch out the shape, then drill small holes where I can fit the saw blade inside and start cutting. My main concern was alignment because the cross needed to line up with the square hole in the top panel so I could fit an 80mm fan through it and mount it on the bezel. Next I will be drilling more holes to install rivets across the side of the bezel. Then I need some sort of screen to hide the blow-hole fan.

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Bezels are painted and I put it all together to see how it matches. Now that the whole case is painted I'm ready to start assembling the parts to finish off the case. I still need to glue some more rivets in the top and front bezels. I used the blue tape to protect the window from the hot glue. That stuff is so messy and if even a tiny string of glue stuck to the window, it would be a hassle to clean it off.

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Before I painted the bezels I spent some time designing the font for "Armor" in AutoCAD and then printed it out. I cut a stencil from the printout and then traced it onto the tiny door. To cut out the words I drilled small holes in every corner of the font and then used a Jewelry saw to cut them out. It takes time and patience but the result is pretty cool. After that I used tiny files to smooth out the edges and give it that professional look. They still were not perfectly smooth but after painting the "hammered" finish, all my mistakes were hidden.

 



 
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