Case Mods Showcase

Discussion about Modding the XBOX, including hardware and software hacks.
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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by Nextelhalo » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:33 am

Taping it off should be as usual but be slow when peeling it off because it turns into a like a thin rubber. Dont know if anyone makes custom jewels anymore but you cant go wrong with clearing out a factory jewel.
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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by Elite_Snafu » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:25 am

I was planning on having an ironman themed Xbox, kinda my thing. How hard do you think it would be to make a jewel that looks like the arc reactor and glows blue?

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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by Nextelhalo » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:04 pm

That may be tough depending the tools you have available. You can always cut a jewel to match the diameter of a factory jewel but you'll need to some way to laser etch or sandblast the design pattern of the arc reactor. A few years ago I had a friend want to do the exact same thing you are and I told him to go to custom car audio place that makes subwoofer boxes and talk to them. I've seen them add glass to they're sub box's and etch in patterns and names. Dont know if he ever did that but that was the best I could recommend then and now, they can atleast point you in the right direction. For the part about it glowing blue.....LED's will work or find an 80mm cathode fan and yank the blue cathode ring from it, it sits under the jewel nicely but it's out of site when looking at the xbox from different angles. Plus you'll get an 80mm fan for your xbox.

http://www.amazon.com/Logisys-CCF80BL-B ... athode+fan
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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by foxinabox » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:36 pm

In addition to a blue cathode ring, you will want to spray the underside of the jewel with a couple coats of frosted glass finish -- krylon makes some -- to diffuse the light, because a transparent jewel won't glow. For my xbox I polished the area of metal shielding directly below the jewel, too, with sandpaper (from wal-mart) in a progression of grits from 600 to 2000, then lightly rubbed it with mineral oil to prevent rust. WD-40 works, too. That gives the steel a mirror shine in effect increasing the glow by reflecting the light below.

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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by nigelp12345 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:35 pm

This is My mod for the Day Took me a while to do these.
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Post by budbandito720 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:37 pm

Nice
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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by Nextelhalo » Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:55 pm

Well done NigelP, you'll never lose those puppies!
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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by Elite_Snafu » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:29 pm

He might... I've lost glow sticks in a dark room.

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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by nigelp12345 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:39 pm

Well I have my console all lit up and it was dull when you plug in a basic controller.
Now my controller Matches! Its not really hard to do if you know basic soldering.
The Wiring is a bit difficult but I had to figure it out myself.
I couldn't find any guides anywhere on how to LED mod an Xbox controller other than Xbox 360.
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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by Nextelhalo » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:14 am

All done, turned out good but needs more light.........reminds me of cat litter
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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by xman » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:10 pm

Now that does look nice. You knocked this one out before I finished mine that I started when you last put one up here. :oops: That is hammer finish isn't it.?

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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by Nextelhalo » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:25 pm

This stuff right here , http://www.krylon.com/products/fine-sto ... ed-finish/, interesting stuff. After you lay it down it seems alot lighter that the sample on the can but it does darken up after 24hrs or so.
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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by budbandito720 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:03 am

Just finished my latest project
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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by sixties keith » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:37 am

thats a real nice xbox indeed, the paint job looks top notch and the lights just add to it. Also really like that jewel, think i may too paint my next one instead of adding lights :D
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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by nigelp12345 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 4:16 pm

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Well I got bored of having basic white LEDs in my crystal Xbox and I happen to have an Xerc 2 XE and a PulseVU 2X Chip I bought from a while ago but Never used them until now. Right now I have Electrical tape holding the LEDs in place in the Xbox where I didnt want to hot glue them in yet... There's about 34 LEDs going around the "X" Trim on the Top shell. I also have the Gem Logo fading with the Xerc when the E/P PCB Fades. This is the first time I've ever installed something like this before So here's a couple pics/video about it. I used Basic Color LEDs for the X Trim but for the controller ports I ordered in Slow & fast RGB Leds that change/blink colors which is perfect for the crystal Console. If you're interested go to http://lighthouseleds.com/ they have all of it. I added more than just 5 LEDs per controller, there's now 12.

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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by hawsey » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:33 pm

Love this , its a Christmas tree Xbox , wow :-)

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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by foxinabox » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:21 am

I'd glue a decorative tree on top and use it to troll some forums.

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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by trev1976 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:11 am

Love that stone finish

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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by Nextelhalo » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:31 am

Elite_Snafu wrote:Has anyone tried plasti-dip? Thinking of doing some on one of my box's. If so what is the best method of application?
Gave it a shot. I only did a few coats but it turned out good. I did not sand anything down just cleaned the case with soap and water. The Plasti-Dip actually layed down pretty well when the nozzle wasnt messing up and shooting spots of Plasti-dip randomly. Those spots evened out and you can not see them anymore which was nice. All in all it gives the case a deeper and brand new look but makes all the real shiny surfaces flat and dull (in a good way). If you have a case with terrible stains or abrasions that wont come out I recommend doing this, one can was all I needed and I have some left over.
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Re: Case Mods Showcase

Post by NeMesiS » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:31 am

I'm not really a fan of case mods, tacky paint jobs or annoyingly bright leds.
But I really like the new look of Plasti-dip, Did you just the matt-black? No Glossifier?

Oooh, They have Plasti-dip "Smoke" on eBay....
Wonder what it look like using that on a crystal console?

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