...aka desert coffin
I recently reused some old parts I had lying around, and bought a couple new hard drives to use as a dedicated file server for downloading anime. As sad as it is, I'm getting close to filling up the whole 300GB+ of space I got, and I need to add more racks for drives. That little project has now evolved tenfold and I'd like to bounce some ideas off you guys.
I went out and got myself a cheap generic $40 case for this, gonna use some scrap metal from previous cases and use some cold weld and washers and make the neccesary drive racks for all the old drives I've got lying around. I also bought another sheet of acrylic, some primer, and a sharper exacto knife for )hopefully_ cutting the acrylic. I also got a PCI IDE controller for all these damn drives.
So I got the idea, "hey if this is a computer solely for the purpose of anime, why not make it anime themed", and you prolly guessed it, gaara is my main attraction. So here's what I have planned:
1) Cut out two eyes in the side panel, use acrylic and spare aluminum for the circles, and then attach those to the acrylic using super or hot glue. Is there any better adhesive I should use in this scenario?
Of course I'll throw a cold cathode inside the case and I'll have glowing badass eyes \m/
2) Paint the case a sand colour, adding the Japanese word for love
and the badass symbols of gaara's gourd. Now I want to give the finish a rough sandy finish after painting it. I'm guessing that I can just use a soft sand paper to get those kinds of results, but I'm not positive and I don't want the actual paint finish ruined.
3) I want to add some "cracks" to the finish as well (link
) and I think I can use either a very fine paintbrush or black marker to achieve that effect, since I don't think there's any way I can literally put those cracks into the panels. If anyone has any input about that I'd like to hear it.
That's about all, I might just do the usual and cut in a couple blowholes for fans since I've got tons just lying around doing nothing. I'm really just looking for opinions or advice before I actually start this