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    Project - Digital Frost

    Hey all
    Time to finally post up one of my Projects
    I have wanted to do something with my spare Xbox 360 for a LONG time, I started planning about 3 weeks ago, I really wanted something that caught peoples eyes, but not too intrusive
    I like digital camo, and I like black, grey and white things
    Before I took to my Xbox I thought it would be best to actually have an idea of what it would look like
    I liked what I saw so the next step was pulling apart my face plate to see what I could do for painting where the power button and LED's are, I couldn't pull the Power LED perspex out, but the ring I could. knowing I couldn't paint the power button without losing the Power on light, I had to try and match the paint to the plastic's colour
    I decided on the Tamiya Insignia White (US Navy) AS-20 for the base colour, Its close but still a little off.
    There are 2 concept pictures to show where it will end up eventually, its not the original Concept BTW, I changed it to suit my Power button situation

    Notice the the Colour difference between the Plastic's colour and the Base colour, I have provided a zoomed section that I blended to show an exaggeration of the colour difference

    I will post more soon!
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    Here is the Xbox Stripped ...
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    The Paint and masking tape, as the beginning of the prep work
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    The base coats are painted on the accessories, the controllers still need to be stripped.. and the main console I haven't decided how to plug up the air vent holes yet.. will decide soon
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    Looking good!


    On a side note, I haven't been to Hobbyrama in like 9 years .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MomijiTMO View Post
    Looking good!


    On a side note, I haven't been to Hobbyrama in like 9 years .
    LOL yeh I havent been there for years either, but I figured they were the best place to go for the paints I wanted
    plus they have all the hobby tools that I needed
    and thanx Momo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazmtk View Post
    The base coats are painted on the accessories, the controllers still need to be stripped.. and the main console I haven't decided how to plug up the air vent holes yet.. will decide soon
    i personally like just that grey alone (furtherest left pic)
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    yeh They will remain just German Grey too, I think the CD Tray flap and eject button will be in that too, aswell as the controller battery pack's, I want to have it look somewhat Military, because they dont Camo everything, just the main body work
    but thanx for the feed back Tiro, I will take it under advisement

    P.S. I have just done some thinking and I think I should paint it all Dark Grey (German Grey) and tape off where I want the pattern and then apply the next lightest colour, I was going to go the long way, but I don’t think it will be as good as how I just said, maybe someone could give me some input on painting a pattern, is it easier to go light to dark, or dark to light? I think dark to light.

    Anyone know if the new XSPC Xbox 360 WB is good? Im looking at buying one to do the internals when I crack this baby open
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    Looks like a good start

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    Wha?

    WC 360 = awesome.

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    do they have a block for PS3?
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    Sweeeet, can't wait to see how it comes out, i'd love to learn how to do something like this
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiro_uspsss View Post
    do they have a block for PS3?
    No I dont think so Tiro, but knowing what you have done in the past im sure you could make one yourself
    How did adding a PCI slot go? Im guessing your still waiting on the Ram before testing

    UPDATE!!
    I have just ordered a secondary case for the 360, I have decided to have a spare case on stand by incase I make a mistake with painting or/and water cooling the main body We cant have delays... I know how everyone hates delays
    I am still painting atm, I will update later today when Im done for the day

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    Take your time or it will look like someone vomited the paint on .

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    someone did... the spray can lol
    I am taking my time, no real rush except to keep progress flowing

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazmtk View Post
    No I dont think so Tiro


    Quote Originally Posted by gazmtk View Post
    but knowing what you have done in the past im sure you could make one yourself
    na, 'fraid that wont happen for... mmm.. another 18 months.. give it another 18 months & u might see me post my first WB

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    How did adding a PCI slot go? Im guessing your still waiting on the Ram before testing
    i got the RAM..... DOA ... I need to ring Kingston this week for RMA

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    UPDATE!!
    I have just ordered a secondary case for the 360, I have decided to have a spare case on stand by incase I make a mistake with painting or/and water cooling the main body We cant have delays... I know how everyone hates delays
    I am still painting atm, I will update later today when Im done for the day
    how much did the secondary case set u back? Just an idea: did u know that Lian Li make a case for XB360?
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    any new pics

    and did u drop a 120GB into the HDD box, and why liquid u can just change the thermal paste and will drasticaly improve most have not paste completely over the cores
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    Trio aren't you moving or what lol. 18 months is one massive foot walk to Tassie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MomijiTMO View Post
    Trio aren't you moving or what lol. 18 months is one massive foot walk to Tassie.
    yup - hence the guess of 18 months before I bring anything out.. funny u should mention the move - our house went on market just this w.end gone by.. should be in tas in.. mm.. say ~2 months(?). Then I gotta buy up repair parts for my mill lathe, then buy butt-loads of tooling, then get 1-on-1 lessons from the Ol' Fella & then finally start tinkering/making. So as u can see alooot of stuff to get thru first

    sorry for the OfT gazmtk
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    Quote Originally Posted by zanzabar View Post
    any new pics

    and did u drop a 120GB into the HDD box, and why liquid u can just change the thermal paste and will drasticaly improve most have not paste completely over the cores
    cause this is xtremesystems!!!
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    sweet! cant wait till its done!
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    -- UPDATE --
    Well I have ran into my first real drama, putting the pattern on... I was thinking stencil but I will get misty edges.. i want sharp edges, so I went with making and cutting out Masking tape
    After I finished that and applying to the front pannel I sprayed it with my Gunship Grey, It wasnt the best day for progress, but I have clear coated the top and bottom pannel, as well as the hard drive cover
    More to come tomorrow I have worked out my method of attack so I am now back in progress

    P.S. I wanted 3mm squares but I had a 6mm Grid board and my tape is 6mm, so figured 6mm will probably be better in the long run
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    Quote Originally Posted by zanzabar View Post
    any new pics

    and did u drop a 120GB into the HDD box, and why liquid u can just change the thermal paste and will drasticaly improve most have not paste completely over the cores
    Nah keeping it as a 20gig, I have a 120gig on my elite and hardly filled it up, so no real point in my opinion, so the money I saved not buying the 120gig I will put into water cooling it
    and why water cooling, why not?!
    Water is so much more fun, and this way I can justify voiding my warranty its a means to a end for me

    Tiro, the second case cost me $80 shipped from the US, not here yet but its express delievery so wont be long
    and I saw the Lian Li cases, but I read a review and the build is rushed and not thought out fully according to the reviewer and is shown clearly in the pics

    All Ready to go for tomorrow when the sun comes up
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    Quote Originally Posted by gazmtk View Post

    Tiro, the second case cost me $80 shipped from the US, not here yet but its express delievery so wont be long
    and I saw the Lian Li cases, but I read a review and the build is rushed and not thought out fully according to the reviewer and is shown clearly in the pics
    oh ok - 'rushed' hey? that doesnt sound like LL oh well, good that u looked up a review

    its coming along nicely!
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    Hey Tiro
    Yeh I found a few reviews on it, I thought about it believe me, but the review that sold the Mod what I have was at TechPowerUp
    Watercooling in the LL would of been easier though
    Thanx for the compliments aswell, I am trying to keep this moving as fast as possible
    I am losing the net at the end of this week due to changing of provider so I want to give you a look at what it will look like on the end product atleast
    or atleast how not to apply the pattern
    I have never attempted Digital pattern before and I am finding it challenging but fun none the less, I have read different ways of painting digital patterns and I think i chose the hard way
    Time will tell, I think I might be able to unmask tomorrow if the weather is right
    I will keep you all informed tho

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