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Postby Mnpctech.com » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:45 pm

Here is the Prawn canister from the movie.
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My canister will be lit with a 4" UV cold cathode, mounted on the inside wall of the back cover.

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Once it's painted and the window is darkened a bit, it should look eerie.
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canister back cover
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for canister window, I'm going to bend a piece of clear 1/8" thick case acrylic with a heat gun, but more on that later!
http://www.mnpctech.com/acrylic_colored ... dows1.html

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:01 pm

I made the canister's window today. Using a heat gun to bend the Lexan.
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Forming the arc in window by pressing heated piece on the Aluminum rod. It's HOT!
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Postby Mnpctech.com » Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:43 am

4" UV cold cathode.
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UV looks Blue in the photos
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The window will be painted to look murky, like the original canister
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The canister will be painted tommorow
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Postby Mnpctech.com » Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:23 pm

Orange Bezel with White intake plate installed. I cannot wait to grunge it up!
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Postby Mnpctech.com » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:51 am

I chose the 1/4" socket head screws, these are fastened into the side panels

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:38 am

The Prawn canister can't remain Silver. I prepped the aluminum surface with medium grit sandpaper, applied Black SEM self etching primer, then headed over to Brad's so he could apply the Pewter base color coat. Brad did all of the Prawn canister graphics by applying vinyl film and cutting the designs free hand with an Exacto, he used the movie still for reference. Look Ma, No vinyl film plotter or software! Image

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Prawn canister window was tinted like original
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Postby Mnpctech.com » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:31 am

While at the shop last night I cut some 1/8" thick mirrored acrylic sheets to encase the 5.25 bay around the canister location.

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I used the Scotch 4010 Heavy Duty Tape to adhere onto the mirrored acrylic
http://www.mnpctech.com/scotch_4010_tap ... _gods.html

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Postby Mnpctech.com » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:31 pm

RUSTED GPU!

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Watch E.E.L. Embiense demonstrate how to use the Sophisticated Finishes products for adding a rust effect to your Mods.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26Ud9T-doAc
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Postby Mnpctech.com » Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:47 am

I think Christopher left his scrap PC out in the rain a few times. To create those results, I apply the Iron Surfacer to the top panel first, then the Rust Solution after 10 mins. I repeated these steps over different locations on the exterior. The more Rust Solution you apply, the more Orange colored effect you get.
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Postby AmEv » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:45 pm

NICE!!!

Wonder if you could place some (fake) chips on the fan? Make it seem like they were hard at work.
I'm gonna get my new hardware. And my worklog here.
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