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Old 02-07-2006, 01:37 PM   #1
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I am getting ready to build a new computer and am starting to think I want to go with some custom paintwork on the case. Any recommendations?

 
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Old 02-07-2006, 05:46 PM   #2
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Old 02-07-2006, 06:16 PM   #3
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Make sure you add go-faster stripes!
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Old 02-07-2006, 06:43 PM   #4
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I am thinking along the lines of a harley-quinn/harlequin paint job. Pink racing stripes would work I think. Have to ponder that. I was thinking less of ideas of what to do but more whom to have do itů



I still want a Hello Kitty custom build but I heard something about "I'll see you in Hades first" when I mentioned it. *sniff*

I am also looking for a good etched window job I keep losing the places I find.
 
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Old 02-07-2006, 07:17 PM   #5
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You could possibly etch your own window. You could pick up a dremel tool with "router" stand probably for $25-$50 (just guessing price off the top of my head). Get a few different sized metal cutting bits, some old plexiglass peices to practice on (can probably buy some "scrap" peices at your local hardware store). Tape an image to the plexiglass, then start hacking at it with the dremel. I've never done this, but would think it's possible. Although probably works better with actual glass for the nice smokey look to the cuts.

One customization I've always wanted to do is to have louvres cut into my case and paint it up like a nice hotrod's hood. Course I doubt I'll ever do that, louvre manufacturing isn't cheap! Wish I was a sheet metal worker, I'd build my own case with custom louvres and ducts. Alas...
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Old 02-08-2006, 03:00 PM   #6
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I'd paint mine red and black (Pattern Undetermined) and then go with some nice red LEDs in key locations.
 
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Old 02-08-2006, 03:04 PM   #7
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Camouflage is where it's at this year, folks.
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Old 02-08-2006, 03:05 PM   #8
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I was thinking less of ideas of what to do but more whom to have do it…
Some suggestions on finding your artist:

- Talk to local auto bodyshops. A lot of the painters in those shops either know someone who does custom airbrush paintings on motorcycle tanks/helmets, or do it themselves.

- Tattoo Parlors. Sounds odd, but a lot of those guys are very accomplished artists, and used to doing custom work. They don't work with only needles.

- Worst case, talk to instructors or put up fliers at the local University's/Community College's student union.

- Talk to artists at a silkscreen or printers shop.

Artists in general usually network a lot. They know people who do different kinds of art for different kinds of purposes.
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Old 02-08-2006, 06:17 PM   #9
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MNPCTech does custom airbrush work on cases, but it's pretty expensive if you want a full case job (300$).
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Old 02-08-2006, 09:45 PM   #10
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thanks everyone. I will keep working on nailing down my case design. I know that me doing any painting is out. If it was a sculpting project I would be all over it.. but painting and hard stuff like drawing straight lines is out.

great idea about the tattoo parlor. I have an artist I like a lot who I can pester about it.
 
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