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Old October 4, 2011, 05:47 PM
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Awesome job.
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Old October 4, 2011, 07:38 PM
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That`s a great job on that Case. Nice airbrush job. Me want one..
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Old October 5, 2011, 03:54 AM
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Thanks for the comments everybody!

@blaze, thats not mine, just reference photo for the attachment I found online.

the Gigabyte G1 Assassin would be nice for this build...

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Old October 5, 2011, 07:49 AM
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Cool mods, glad to see people are still making these kick ass mods still!
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Still setting the bar, I see. Unbelievable paint job. I mean seriously - Brad is a regular Michelangelo with an airbrush!
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Old October 5, 2011, 12:18 PM
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Sooooo sik!
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Great mod work as usual!
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Old October 12, 2011, 05:33 AM
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Thanks for the comments guys! Painting the machined aluminum bullet thumbscrews to look more authentic.





The surface is first prepped, using red scotch brite pad to scuff the bare aluminum


Is that a "cribbage board" for thumbscrews?, drilling holes in a piece of wood, works great for holding thumbscrews for paint. The threads were taped off.


For maximum paint adhesion, we use SEM brand self etching primer for the base coat


A couple coats of grey self etching primer


for holding the bullet thumbscrews, tape the bullet thumbscrews to paint stick





Paint entire bullet first copper color first, mask off the tip after cured, then paint the shell brass color.



After the paint has cured, I dry brushed the shells with "Antiquing Gel" by Home Decor. "Dry brushing" means you are painting with a brush that is almost 100% dry. It's an easy way to create a weathered effect or highlights. These are machined aluminum bullet thumbscrews



After 2 hours, the "Antiquing Gel" had cured. The final coat is a "Flat" Clear coat aerosol paint by KRYLON



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How much would a case like that go for?
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Old October 13, 2011, 10:19 AM
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Bill doesn't usually post his prices publicly. If you are really interested, PM him.
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