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Posted · Original PosterOP

very impressive work

 

thanks ;)

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Almost forgot to add the 2x usb sockets to the front :o
 
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once that was done, I started on the painting, the 3 sections iv done so far took me about 2 weeks due to weather & drying times..
 
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Posted · Original PosterOP
90% of the paintwork is now completed, 

as with the last parts I painted, the top is black base with clear matte (2k)

 

 

one final sanding to sharpen the edges

 

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A wipe down with some tac cloths before starting the 1st base

 

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small amount of water sprayed all around the desk to keep any dust down

 

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All the parts together, but not in the correct placed as the paint needs a couple of days/week to harden 

should give you a good idea as to what it will look like when assembled 

 

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Holy shit.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

can we see what paints you're using? :D

Its 2 pac paints same used on cars, they was mixed up for my at the paint shop so no brand names on the tins, 

got the colour codes from a car & gave to the lads at the shop :)

P.S note to all: added extra art to front page

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Its 2K paints same used on cars, they was mixed up for my at the paint show so no brand names on the tins,

got the colour codes from a car & gave to the lads at the shop :)

P.S note to all: added extra art to front page

Ah I see! If you had to pick a different choice of paint to use what would you use? Beautiful work btw :)
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Ah I see! If you had to pick a different choice of paint to use what would you use? Beautiful work btw :)

Coming from the auto body trade I can tell you this: your going to have to use automotive paint to get a result that's at all similar. You can get some in a rattle can though, just head to a local auto body supply shop and get advice from them.

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So what is the plan for the interior of the desk below the glass in terms of color?  Flat black or some brilliant red for contrast?

I have some material for the inside, flat black leather & some other options im going to play with, i.e vinyl & reds 

 

Ah I see! If you had to pick a different choice of paint to use what would you use? Beautiful work btw :)

 

maybe from a can, thing with the paint is, it would have to be stong & hard so as to not scratch easy

 

Coming from the auto body trade I can tell you this: your going to have to use automotive paint to get a result that's at all similar. You can get some in a rattle can though, just head to a local auto body supply shop and get advice from them.

 

true, only way i could get this finish was with the 2k paints, had to get myself a compressor & guns also, so cost me a bomb but glad i went for it now :)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Amazing! You're doing a great job!

Keep the updates comming! :)

 

Thanks, new update just posted :)

 

This summer I'm buying myself a 60 gallon 3.5 horsepower compressor for my garage, I can't wait.

great! very useful to have, I need to invest in some air tools next :D

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This is going to be one of the bigger updates, mainly because i forgot to add some bits earlier in the log

& iv also decided to cover my desktop lifting mechanism that i filmed some months ago.

 

 

So to kick it if I will start with the hinges that had been covered in wrap, decided to cover them as

they didn't look to match the desk in plan silver, for now there carbon but this could be changed to red

as the build progresses.

 

your thoughts on the carbon vs red for the hinges & speakers would be appreciated, but i think its best

to wait until the internals are completed.

 

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Im using some motobike bolts from my old Honda, made from titanium like my leg, they should help reduce the weight lol

 

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My friends was kind enough to move my desk inside the house for me, turned out to be more easy that expected with no damage

to report or broken bones :)

the heaviest parts was the 2 bottom sections, but after about 30mins they was all setup in my room & fit perfect

 

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1st things on the list to do was adding the fans, RADs, RES & some wiring 

Jet Flow 120s

 

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used some mesh & tights as the filters again, this method work so well for me over the last 5 years I cant see me changing anytime soon,

& its a good reason to have some ladys stockings in my room ;)

 

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Quick test of the side lighting & some fans, the light bleed on the side lights has now been corrected

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Fan controler I will be using, removed the white parts & now the LEDs on the front lightup red instead of blue.

just waiting for some Phobya logos that i will stick on the front

 

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forgot to give this a clean, but this is one of the side compartments, covered in carpet, this will hold cables, gamepags & other bits that would

normally clutter the desktop

 

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as I said before, the hinges & speakers are getting wrapped, im still unsure what wrap i will go for,

 

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One major part of the desk thats not been mentioned before is the lifting mechanism im planing to use. 

via remote the motor will lift the glass top high enough for me to work on the inside of the desk,

but the glass can also be pushed together back if needed & rest on the speakers & top shelf nicely due to the 

carefully planed angles

 

for the motor demo & to see the desk live please checkout the video...

 


 

 

More updates next week hopefully :)

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~snip~

 

personally I love the carbon fiber look but either way it is awesome.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

It's so sexy, I think the carbon fiber wrap looks better personally, the bright red just clashes with the mat black when I look at it.

 

personally I love the carbon fiber look but either way it is awesome.

 

most people are going red atm, but looking at the carbon IRL its looks better, more expensive also lol

its very hard & i wish i didn't have the choice, going to do the rest of the build then see how i feel..

glad to see its not just me that likes the carbon for now though :) 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

And it starts to come together.

 

Agree with the CF on the speaker rings, very classy.

 

thanks, its 50/50 with the R vs C at the moment, once the inside of the desk has been wrapped & painted I will see if it helps make the choice 

a bit more easy :D

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Maybe try using red carbon fibre for the wrap? Get the best of both worlds.

 

yeah this was a thought, but not too keen on the coupled carbons, I also have to cut back on my spending atm :(

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Going to be a busy week, wife due to pop any day now, more packages have arrived that i've been eagerly awaiting 
so I can get to work on the internal panels & logos.
 
during the past week I started painting my nutz & remote for the desk lifting motor, painted now so there nice 
& hard ready for when i pick the speaker housing finish & fit the glass top.
 
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Same finish as the desk, matte black
 
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also did the top shelf lighting, using strips & 2 other types of single LEDs on the desk.
on the shelf I now have chaser lights 10 pin & standard 5050 4 pin LEDs,
this gives me hundreds of lighting options & also means I'm able to have chasing lights 
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Posted · Original PosterOP
Fenix has helped me out by getting most the logos laser cut for me along with 

2 360 RAD covers that I plan to wrap & add some bits too later in the build

 

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Plan to add some lighting to the RADs that can be changed to any colour should I fancy a change from the current red & black theme

 

 

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Final update for today & im happy to report Iv bent my 1st hard tube with success :D

 

Using 16mm Alphacool hard tubing with the 16mm Alpha fittings in black for this build, not as easy has the rubber im use to

but should look a lot cleaner 

 

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heres my 1st bend, used my motorbike internal gloves as i forgot to buy some

heat gloves

 

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and heres a quick look at the internal setup work thats started, going to be wrapped with leather & carbon for sure.

 

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Now i have the fan covers & logos I started to add the CM Silencio FP 120 fans to the RADs

 

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also been working on covering the side compartment with the leather

 

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most of the above is still work in progress, should be able to show more detail when i get hold of a better camera 

thats all for today, hope you like it so far? :)

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