24kt Gold & Sapphires Macbook Air

Discussion in 'Apple Products' started by Qtip42, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Qtip42

    Qtip42 [H]is Modness

    Messages:
    6,726
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2000
    So I've had this sitting in the shop for the last month waiting on the jewelry. I wasn't really happy with the look of the jewelry (the green isn't as dark as I had hoped) but I couldn't stand waiting any longer for different stones to arrive...can't complain too much. Anyway it's done enough to send to Vogue mag this week for a photoshoot...

    Working on a second one already for a popular singer.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Martyr

    Martyr 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    3,653
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
  3. hungryduck

    hungryduck [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,531
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2005
  4. TheCreator

    TheCreator 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    3,173
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    very nice, who's the singer ;)
     
  5. NemesisBLK

    NemesisBLK [H]Lite

    Messages:
    125
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2006
    shiny...and blingy...
     
  6. srangara

    srangara Postposterous

    Messages:
    16,773
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Will it scratch? That would make me cry...
     
  7. moralpanic

    moralpanic Gawd

    Messages:
    697
    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2003
    Lame. And Computer Choppers? Really? Choppers?

    If i were to do something like that, i'd do it in White Gold or Platnum.
     
  8. hamm3rhead

    hamm3rhead Gawd

    Messages:
    537
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2004
  9. Eickst

    Eickst [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,819
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2005
    What a waste of a valuable commodity (the gold)
     
  10. ir0nw0lf

    ir0nw0lf [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    6,270
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2003
    Thanks for the pictures, I just had a bowel movement, no longer constipated. ROFL
     
  11. mnewxcv

    mnewxcv [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    6,330
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
  12. ND40oz

    ND40oz [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    11,294
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
  13. bahula03

    bahula03 Gawd

    Messages:
    926
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2002
    :D just saw this on engadget
     
  14. compslckr

    compslckr [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    8,877
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2002
  15. rapid

    rapid Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    178
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Well I guess unlike most computers some parts will retain their value ;)
     
  16. Fuzzy Logik

    Fuzzy Logik [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,062
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2001
    So the gold plated MBA is not impressive at all, however it is definitive bling, if I was a pimp I'd use that MBA to manage my hos. The Digg Case is phenomenal craftmanship, it made me start thinking about TLC shows for computers, maybe MTV:

    Pimp My PC

    This Old Server

    Trading Cases

    You get the idea...
     
  17. Dende

    Dende Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    396
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2004
    can you imagin how easy it is to dent and scratch OMG you pick it up and it bends under its own weight ROFLMAO.
     
  18. Weenis

    Weenis I said WEENIS, not...

    Messages:
    4,807
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Vanity never ceases to amaze me.

    You guys would be boned if they started making "gold colored" MBAs :-p
     
  19. [T5K]thrasher

    [T5K]thrasher 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,359
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    So its plated right?, how much actual gold is put on her? (not even a troy ounce?)

    Definitely beautiful.

    What else are you going to do with gold.. use it for money? :p
     
  20. CharonPDX

    CharonPDX Gawd

    Messages:
    716
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2005
    Uh, it's Gold plated. That means it has, in all likelihood, less than one ounce of Gold, "plated" on top of the Aluminum. (And they had to polish the surface smooth before plating, so they probably removed more than an ounce of Aluminum first.)

    Yes, the Gold finish will scratch. But it will not dent any more easily than the native Aluminum will.

    Comp-Chop: Another amazing work of bling. I still want one in polished Black Nickel, but it waaaay out of my price range. :-p (Do you have a retail shop in West Linn that I can at least come by and drool over the product?)
     
  21. Dende

    Dende Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    396
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2004
    I must have mised the "plated" part HAHA yea man I was thinking that it was solid and THAT would be crazy :p
     
  22. Obi_Kwiet

    Obi_Kwiet 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    3,858
    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2004
    I'm not partial to the look of gold, but it's excellent craftsmanship.
     
  23. drlava

    drlava [H]Lite

    Messages:
    115
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    reminds me of a saying

    You can gild a pice of crap,
    but in the end it's still a mac.
     
  24. Arcygenical

    Arcygenical Will Watercool for Crack

    Messages:
    24,672
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2005
    Reminds me of a saying too...

    "Banned"

    :D
     
  25. FadedSpark

    FadedSpark [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    7,551
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Dislike the gold, love the work. Good quality but not my cup o' tea, but credit given where credit due ;)
     
  26. DeFex

    DeFex [H]ard|DCer of the Month - June 2011

    Messages:
    5,248
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2001
    Im not sure bling mixes well with smug.
     
  27. Tamakyo

    Tamakyo n00b

    Messages:
    24
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Qtip42, you should try to get a television slot on G4 TV; OCC has a show on TLC.
     
  28. MattyC

    MattyC Gawd

    Messages:
    797
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    I nominate this as a potential candidate for quote of the year.
     
  29. colinstu

    colinstu 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    3,563
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2007
  30. Fooshnik

    Fooshnik 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,922
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    So it's the proverbial gold ring in the snout of a pig.
     
  31. r00k

    r00k 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,651
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2004
    I believe that would be Boy George.
     
  32. gmkmay

    gmkmay Gawd

    Messages:
    649
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2004
    He said popular
     
  33. Shark-MegaByte

    Shark-MegaByte Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    428
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2004
    Can I get a magnesium case, with a Sony battery wired up as a self-destruct system? So I can blind the RIAA when they come knocking? :cool:
     
  34. QHalo

    QHalo 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    3,432
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Whether you hate it or not, he's at least doing something different. Which is more than what a lot of the custom makers are doing. It's different, keep it up man. At least you can always say it's been done before. Good stuff, I loved the 24k MBP and I was wondering when you were going to chop up a MBA.

    And yeah, this wasn't necessary. You realize there's a spell checker in the upper right hand corner right?
     
  35. burnin8r

    burnin8r [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,211
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2006
    looks beautiful, still only one USB port and no optical drive tho =P

    I ll take a swarovski encrusted Eee PC, thnx.
     
  36. InfernalMachine

    InfernalMachine Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    418
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    Did you take that picture in your bathroom?
     
  37. Qtip42

    Qtip42 [H]is Modness

    Messages:
    6,726
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2000

    Ya you're right on the ball there. There isn't a lot of gold in plating. It's microns and it scratches by touching it. Even I'm not for the polished things but for some reason that's what is asked of me. I prefer brushed or something less shiny because I trash my laptops.

    Don't have a retail spot or anything, just a small shop that I'm quickly outgrowing (gotta start somewhere right?). I didn't care much to put up the white background for the photos because it was late. Plus it was leaving the next day so I had to take what I could get. Overnighted the package to Vogue mag. Anyway, I'm glad people take to these things, it's exciting for me and allows me to keep modding.
     
  38. Techx

    Techx [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    4,380
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
  39. swatbat

    swatbat [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    12,769
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    I don't like the jewelry in the apple logo on the back but otherwise another fine job.
     
  40. r00k

    r00k 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,651
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2004
    QTip42, i do want to clarify, although i think the laptop is almost hideous and flaming, it is excellent work. You certainly have a talent.