Project - Shark Bite (9/03/2007 - Start)

Jhonyb

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Hello all,
A good friend of mine liked my 1st project, and decided that he wanted me to mod his case. He has a TT - Shark, im gonna do a simple mod, using plexi (blue and transparent), a 2x120 RadGrill and some white leds. Some photos:

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Here is the plexi and the grill
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At the moment the ideas for this case mod are:
* Open a hole on top to put the grill with some 120mm fans
* Paint the front and B shape on the side with some dark\marine blue
* Open a new window on the side panel and fill it with the transparent plexi and after create a shape with the blue plexi that will be lighted with leds.
* Make a "radiator holder" using blue plexi on the HDD place
* Make some holes on the side to help the cable hiding
* Get a way to draw\paste a shark shape shadow (in the plexi) on the side mesh area
* Anything else that might come to my mind while im doing the above ;) LOL

*NOTE* After i finish this project i got a sponsorship in form of another case that i will start right after finishing this one so you gonna hear from me more.
 
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A few questions on the grill. How wide are the stripes(each) and how wide are the spaces(each) between the stripes?
 

synaps3

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I would guess about 10cm. It is a 2x120mm rad, there are 11 lines in each fan. That means 13 spaces, over a bit larger than 120mm area (per fan)...
 

Jhonyb

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Hey all
Finally got some time and a place to work so here are some photos:


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A very small update ill try to update within the week with some nice HOLES!!!!!!!! ;)
 

Jhonyb

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Hello

Another small update:

The making of the top hole :)
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More tomorow
 

Jhonyb

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Another Small update:

Plexi to be lighted by LEDs from the Fans (it will be opened tomorow)
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A little dark but the side panel is marked too be opened tomorow
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Jhonyb

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The difficult task of "Side Panel Opening"

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In the end it resulted really well IMO :) just needs some trimming to be perfect.

More tomorrow or so
 

Deejay3d

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Nice work! I like way you opened up the side panel like that. Looks good leaving the vent piece in there. I always thought that would look kick ass, but never seen anyone do it till now. Excellent work! Question: With the plexi on top, are you going to open up vents to match the RadGrill? Or just like a rectangle shaped trip, with the whole inside cut away? Hopefully you are cutting the vents, cause that will look sick!
 

Jhonyb

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i hope this answers your question Dee :)


Hello all

After a couple of weeks im back to work on my project, with this update you will understand why its called SHARK BITE (not just bc its a TT Shark ;)
I hope you like it, it is my HONEST opinion that i did a nice job.

Here we go:

Back painted
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Side panel
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Panel opening step by step
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Im gonna put some dark blue plexi on it, maybe darker not sure yet
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Opened top plexi for grill
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Paint for the front pieces
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Back of them painted, tomorow ill paint the front (paint is way darker, flash ruins it)
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Hope you all liked it
 

Jhonyb

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Hey all

Here i am completing the outside of the TT shark with a carbon fiber skin, i think it looks nice :) let see what you guys think

Paintjob without the flash
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Cuting the plexi to fit the side panel
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Carbon fiber skin:
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Not easy to cut it the shark again!!!!!!
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Second panel
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Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more easyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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The B shape is gonna have the mesh i just didnt remove it bc i dont have the idea of the measures yet
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YAY more tomorow or so!!!
 

Mr_And3rsson

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looks neat, i like the carbon fiber.
one thing though, would look cool with some other blue colur a bit lighter perhaps, but aging: good mod
 

Jhonyb

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Heres a small update:

Silicon(ed) the plexi to the side panel:
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Opened the plexi to the radiator:
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HAF72

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:) Do you think u can do something like that for my thermaltake swing case xD
 

Jhonyb

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i can do whatever you want but i doubt u wanna send me your case :) just in postage would be insanely expensive ;)
 

Jhonyb

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Hey hey

Im close to the end of this project i sincerely hope i will finish it the next week.
Here i present you the side panel #2 getting its plexi and carbon fiber on top of the case.

Preparing the Side Panel and Plexi:
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Applying Carbon fiber on top:
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Case with the finished Side panel
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Hope you like it
 

Jhonyb

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Hello Hello

Im finishing the other side panel i hope you like it

With the blue B on top :) (not on place yet, you will know why in the next pics)
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Whats this for!?!?!?!?!?!
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hmmmmmmmmmmm
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There you go :)
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Another strange form ?!?!?!?!
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Weird!!!!!!
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But looks nice i believe :D
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Top of the case with RADGRILLZ!
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Jhonyb

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HEllo Hello

Some pics of the outside of the case COMPLETELY done.

Hope you like the final results

DAMN THE FLASH!!!!
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Flash Covered
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Jhonyb

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And some pics of the front of the case

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And this concludes the exterior of the case, i hope you have liked it.
Thank for the constructive critics and for the compliments, ill start a 3rd case in some weeks
 

cipher_nemo

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Very nice cut work on the panels. The shark and big B pattern looks great! :)

I'm not sure about the pseudo stick-on carbon-fiber stuff. May be you can add some clearcoat over it and polish a bit to have it shine? It doesn't look great as is. With some work, it might look fantastic. Any ways, I like the radiator grill work on top!

What tool did you use to make your cuts? I didn't see any mention of a Dremel, RTX, rotozip, or jigsaw, and no pics with the tool in it. Thanks.
 

WarMace

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Looks Nice! That carbon fiber stuff sure is handy.

If you cannot diasble the flash then I like to grab all the desklamps and bring them into the brightest room in the house. That may help.
 

§pix

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Wow... That's good stuff. I also agree with the comment of trying to clear coat the CF sticky stuff... Something to give it that shine that says, "Hey! I'm a sexy beast! Look at me!" But still, it's a helluva nice case. I'd buy it :)
 

Jhonyb

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you guys are just great with all the critics you make :)
Thank you very much. My project is now in exibithion in a store i will try to take some pictures with natural daylight and post it here.
After that ill wait my friend too finish assembling the interior and take some pics of it fully lighted day and night


once again thx :D
 
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