Hey all, sorry to have been absent recently, but life is hell with one tech. (80 hour weeks suck!)
Anyway, Now that I have full use of the right hand again (and only a minor scar to boot), and its getting warm enough in DC to paint again, I decided to get in the garage and throw down for the first time this spring.
I pulled a spare G5 access door out of my pile of spare parts and got to work. I coated it in etching primer and sanded it, shot it with Auto Air medium weight Silver base, and then Candy Brite Red. I then massked drew and cut flamed into the mask, shot it with pearl yellow, and then airbrushed on some Mango Orange Sparkle. The whole thing then got a quick (and light) clearcoat.
It needs a little touch up here and there, but for a first draft of the painting season, it's not bad, methinks. follow the link below and have a look. Comments and such are appreciated/expected as per usual.
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Glad your back in commision modyourmac. Was wondering, but figured you were busy w/ the job and all.
The door looks really nice. The paint combination looks great, and has a rich look. Any plans on doing that to the mini? If it looks good enough, I may consider sending you the top for a week for a paint job...but then again, can't you just source one of those and I'd eat the cash, leaving me w/ two tops?
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Man, you dont wanna know how busy I am. I've been trying to push through ten machines a day, sleep, develop a website for a DJ friend, keep my social commitments, and so on, blah, blah, blah.
So yeah, My Mac Mini is up next. I plan to paint its metal bits the same candy red, cause it looks so good in person. The top, I'm not 100% sure on yet. I need to ponder that. I may leave it stock. Nobody said I have to paint every inch of something
As to the mac mini cases, yeah, I can procure them, but they arent cheap. They're about a hundred bucks. Which puts them in the expensive category seeing as how I can get a set of shells for an ibook for half that. If you want some solid color love on your mini, I'm totally down to do that. If you want some flame action, lemme see what I can come up with that will rock the socks. I'm sure I can probably throw down something small and wicked.
Electricity tastes good. No, seriously.
never been too much of a fan of the flammed look. However, I must say that it looks great. The colors are indeed very rich. I am betting it looks even better in person. Keep up the great work. Good luck with work. I know how it is, things have been hectic around here too. Don't be a stranger :silly:
"Fix it 'til it Breaks."
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Okay, so I dont know if this counts as "First Mod" but I dont think I've seen anyone else take one to paint yet. (with the exception of Colorware PC. But I dont know how much I consider them modders)
So Whitlock got me thinking about the Mac mini. Well, maybe I never stopped thinking on it. But after the G5 door, which needs some touchup, I decided I wanted to tackle the Mini.
I headed into the garage after masking off the plastic top sheeting. I gave it several coats of primer, heat cured and sanded, shot it with the white base sealer, heat cured, hit it with the rocket red flake (shiny red metal flake) and then half a dozen coats of the candy brite red. (all paint was auto air) then it got 4 coats of clear. Its dry to the touch at the moment, but it'll need about 48 hours to set before I can buff it, and about a week before I can wax it. However, even now, it looks crazy kinds of awesome. Sure, its just red, but its a custom candy red! I opted not for flames, cause I wanted something simple and clean for this mod. There's a link below, mind you the pictures were pretty quick at 11PM. Once it's been buffed and polished, I'll shoot more and everyone can get a better look. As always, comments and thoughts are welcome!
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