Hey gang! Sorry to have been absent from the goings on, but life gets the better of us all sometimes. Unfortunately an elderly grandmother comes before modding.
Anyway, I managed to get into the garage this week, and have two new bits of work for everyone to look over and give thoughts on.
First up, I finally bit the bullet and conquered the Ti-Book. Its one of the few I've not gotten to. Since the screen is a pain to get apart, I've been wary of masking it. But, I nailed it I think. Now, before anyone slams the paint selection, not that it wasnt my choice. My little sister is turning 21 a month from the 17th, and I'm flying to portland to see her. She's been wanting a powerbook for ages, so I built her one out of spare parts. She always asks for yellow and white, so I ran with it. The unit was primed and then painted with Auto Air's Metallic White (Fine), and their Pearlescent Yellow. It was then clearcoated. The link to this amazingly garish beast is:
Yeah, I know. It, uh, well...very yellow. But, Its for my sister, and I cant do her wrong.
Second up is an iBook for my friend Tony B. Tony has a thing for hotrods, like I do, and is a fan of tribal graphics and such. He asked me if I could do a candy fade. Having never done a fade before, I said, "Of course, I can! Look who you're talkin to!" Heh, lying through my teeth.Anyway, He chose Auto Air's Candy Orange, and Candy Sunset. the darker fading into the lighter. He also wanted some tribal graphics, in the Interference Blue. Well, I got in the garage, and I laid down a pretty fine fade. Not perfect mind you, but I thought it came out good. Good enough in fact, that I needed to post pictures before I sprayed tribal graphics and clear coated the unit. Bear in mind that the pictures linked below are NOT clear coated, so they still look very flat.
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All I can say is damn. You did a great job on those. Kinda wish the ColorWare thing was bad (but unfortunatly it was really good) so we could get that shell painted. Maybe you should try something similar with your mini case.
DAMN! Seriously, DAMN!
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I like the yellow, yeah its kinda garish but it looks cool. Wondering why you didnt show the lid. The iBook looks great too, I wanna see the finished product. I plan on doin some spraying myself as soon as it stops raining (two weeks straight and in the low 60s here). -maestro
Dude, I knew, KNEW nobody would be a fan of the yellow. :silly: But, it was not my choice. AH well.
As to the ibook, I just heard back from the owner, and he wants it just straight orange, no added graphics. I'm absolutely relieved. I was hoping he'd opt that way. Once its cleared and done, the pictures will be most awesome. WOO!
Electricity tastes good. No, seriously.
No, I think big bird would wonder about it too. Course, there's no accounting for taste. I built my sister a Quicksilver G4, and of course, its all white, with yellow sides, and white apple logos. I dont understand it. We raised her in a punk/goth/rivet/freak culture. She avoided pink, but has this thing for yellow and white. (shakes head) She's a nutball, but she's my sister
Come to think of it, it kinda makes sense, me being a primary influence of strangeness and all. :evil:
Electricity tastes good. No, seriously.
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