Dream Machine 2008 (Blackbird)

Qtip42

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So I was told the september issue of maxpc came out this week so I guess it's ok to post this. Here's the smoke nickel plated Blackbird I did. My photos were not professional shots at all so they sent this over. Turned out pretty good especially considering the time constraints.

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Not mine anymore. Went to the magazine. I have another but not sure what's going on with it. Too expensive to try gold plating.......plus I'd need a gold screen, keyboard, and mouse to go with. :D
 

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QTip make sure you check out the CPU mag Dream rig competition in next issue I think (vendor competition). I helped with the Smooth Creations one . . .I would love to see a Smooth/Qtip project
 

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QTip as muuch as i love yer other work.. this one really doesnt appeal t me that much =/


im guessing you were required to put PC mag on it, that side really ruins what could have been done in my opinion
 

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QTip as muuch as i love yer other work.. this one really doesnt appeal t me that much =/


im guessing you were required to put PC mag on it, that side really ruins what could have been done in my opinion


I suggested other designs but the final say wasn't mine. MaxPC needed to be on it though. Here's my grayscale concepts:
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I suggested other designs but the final say wasn't mine. MaxPC needed to be on it though. Here's my grayscale concepts:
concepts11.jpg

_0019_20 would look alot sexier on a blackbird imo.

that really sucks how you couldnt take it in a better direction, the red stands out quite a bit and looks out of place.. maybe a grayscale of it would look better, even if ti was more bland.

anyway, you still managed to do a great job.. keep up the good work. ^^


P.s... didnt you have two of these?
 

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Qtip42: I didn't like the red either...to keep with "HP" color's a Cobalt Blue would have worked better.
The red just doesn't do it for me...:(
 

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nice job Qtip! I really like that one. Almost looks like an external hard drive. one of the seagate ones. Keep up the good work!
 

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Went to the magazine? I hope you don't mean that you had to give it to them...

Anyway, it looks alright, but your other designs on there definitely look better. The plating is awesome though.
 

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_0019_20 would look alot sexier on a blackbird imo.

that really sucks how you couldnt take it in a better direction, the red stands out quite a bit and looks out of place.. maybe a grayscale of it would look better, even if ti was more bland.

anyway, you still managed to do a great job.. keep up the good work. ^^


P.s... didnt you have two of these?


The grayscale was just a concept. Full color comes after. Trying to do full color on 20 concepts would take days. Ya still have the other one.
 

SippieCup

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The grayscale was just a concept. Full color comes after. Trying to do full color on 20 concepts would take days. Ya still have the other one.

i realize the greyscale is just a concept, im just saying.. the red (even if it is the main color of PC magazine), and then the pattern, really ruin it for me..

that being said.. any ideas on what you are doing with the other one? i bet with less limiations you could make that blackbird sexy as hell.
 

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i realize the greyscale is just a concept, im just saying.. the red (even if it is the main color of PC magazine), and then the pattern, really ruin it for me..

that being said.. any ideas on what you are doing with the other one? i bet with less limiations you could make that blackbird sexy as hell.


I'd do something but there's too many other things going on right now. Plus the cost to plate something like this is crazy.
 

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Nicely done Qtip42. How did you get the circle thing in the middle of the red? Looks awesome. Any specs? Pics of inside? I also loved the Digg case. Did you paint the keyboard and stuff too?Wanna make me a case? :D
 
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