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case-cut precompletion pics...
that freakin' awesome how did you cut it? do you have any plexi? what are you using to light it? whats up with the paint job?
Agreed, excellent work! I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's finished.
I cut it using a rotozip and a 5/32 blade. It came out VERY rough, but it had a very weathered and beaten look to the cut that suited the theme really well, so I didn't finnish up. Other wise, I would have made initial cuts with the rotorzip (remove material) and finnished it up with a scroll-saw and a lot of sanding.
The paint I used is stone grey...it's a ery close match for the paint used on the original battletech diecast figures (back when it was only a board game). The burns and damage marks were done with an acetelyne torch and a VERY fine cutting tip...low heat, just wanted the asthetic burn look over the paint. I then used a satin clear coat to finnish the paint. I left the bay doors all black. I liked the contrast.
I used 1/8" plexiglass and it's lit by two ultraviolet LED's with 220ohm resistors.
The stencil on the left will be my ext personal cut (for those battletech fans). I do these...umm...I guess you would call it "professionally"...for anyone that's interested. I cut in any stenciled image, and can make almost any image a stencil.
thats really cool do you have any leds in the bottom?
No, I plexi'ed the bottom cut, but I think I'm going to find another casing for it and do another cut on the top, and just keep a solid bottom. I am going to put a lit acrylic dowell in the grill, though.
I think I may have this case sold, anyway. I was cutting a stencil for Ayame on another case but the customer liked this one much more. Any Tenchu fans want an Ayame case?
Looks like this:
That case turned out great! I've been trying to come up with another case mod for another case, but to be totally "off the wall" it's just not coming... Keep it up man.