May 9 2004, 08:16 PM
I have recently been looking to purchase a clear case, but they are too expensive...
I was thinking about using some plexi glass but i was wondering if i would be able to take off the black on the box because i know u are able to remove the green on the jewe,l
If i remove the black on the case will it just come out white or is it clear?
and if its clear how do i get off the black
May 9 2004, 08:20 PM
im pretty sure you CANT make the balck case clear, do i plexi case
or take old CD cases and melt the clear plastic XD!
May 9 2004, 08:21 PM
Normal black Xbox cases are 100% black - not clear plastic coated in black. So, that idea won't work.
People have made their own plexiglass cases before, so if you wanted to start cutting pieces of that out, you could make a case that way. Check the galleries to see some.. I know they are around somewhere.
May 9 2004, 08:22 PM
The plastic is solid blackish-green. And is not painted. It is a solid color.
May 9 2004, 09:08 PM
I cannont even believe somone would ask that question. The plastic was died dark green, which appears black to the untrained eye. AHAH remove paint you think it can go clean ROFLAMO!
May 9 2004, 09:26 PM
Lol I think i'm gonna go paint my case clear now...
May 9 2004, 09:28 PM
how the flaming?
peace and love
May 10 2004, 12:03 AM
May 10 2004, 12:46 AM
hmm, a xbo made out of hot glue, i like it, i just might try
May 10 2004, 12:55 AM
damn that gives me an idea
but i just need to break inot my friends job's shop
May 10 2004, 12:57 AM
|QUOTE (iz3r @ May 9 2004, 06:08 PM)|
| I cannont even believe somone would ask that question. The plastic was died dark green, which appears black to the untrained eye. AHAH remove paint you think it can go clean ROFLAMO! |
May 10 2004, 01:21 AM
|QUOTE (67thRaptorBull @ May 10 2004, 02:46 AM)|
| hmm, a xbo made out of hot glue, i like it, i just might try |
no no no... the hot glue would only make the cast to poor the resin into.
then you peal the hot glue away to revile the clear case!
May 10 2004, 02:00 AM
just go buy a pc case... lol
I want to try to put an xbox inside a mac computer...
May 10 2004, 02:10 AM
|QUOTE (Forta-Kon @ May 10 2004, 02:03 AM)|
| I was thinking of filling a tub with hot glue and set the parts of the case inside. Then after it set cut it in half and peal it away from the Xbox, then place the hot glue mold into a tight fitted box, open a hole at the end of the cast and poor in some reason, or liquid plexy or something... then after it dries, melt or pull off the hot glue cast and ... WALA! A CLEAR CASE!!! |
Actually... I think I will try it for fun... you never know... I just need 2000 glue sticks now.
that is the most brilliant idea ever, but hong lond do u think it would take to fill a bath tub the the 2000 glue sticks u would need....
May 10 2004, 02:33 AM
I am not really going to use glue sticks. But, I am going to look up a product tonight that you can poor and it hardens into a semi-soft material similar to dried hot glue.
Donít know if it will work... but, its worth a shot. I think the hardest thing would be to get the stuff to pull out of the threaded screw holes with out ripping. I was thinking of not using screws to hold it down... but... I have not even tried it yet so I will worry about that later.
May 10 2004, 02:38 AM
|I want to try to put an xbox inside a mac computer... |
put it in an iMac and then hook it up to the monitor and u will have a nice little portable system i think it has been tried but never completed.
May 10 2004, 03:37 AM
|I think the hardest thing would be to get the stuff to pull out of the threaded screw holes with out ripping.|
hey forta what you could do is plug the screws for thwe time being then when the mold is made just tap in new threadings. thats what i did whne i had a crapy case and the screws didnt fit.
May 10 2004, 04:05 AM
Ill try that. In fact, I think I will fill and smooth all holes that my make the mold fail.... lol, I am thinking this might actually work.
I found a few products to use... now I just need an extra 6 hours in m y life.
May 10 2004, 12:10 PM
damn if you make one forta im first on the list of buyers ok i want 1 in trans black and 1 in crystal ok.... and if you make these you will rake in the cash cause this has been a neverending posting of the im gonna make a case posts so man good luck i know if anyone can make one you can
May 10 2004, 12:15 PM
I want a clear one!
May 10 2004, 12:55 PM
If it works, and depending on how much time a effort it takes... we will see if I can sell any. Lets not get our hopes up, but I will give it my best this week.
May 10 2004, 01:03 PM
|QUOTE (Forta-Kon @ May 10 2004, 02:03 AM)|
| poor in some reason, alil forethought add a dash of love =P|
lol sorry just had to, I know my spellings bad too but I just had to snicker at reason, it just sounded so warm and fuzzy =P
Poor in some reason, alil bit of
May 10 2004, 01:46 PM
May 10 2004, 05:03 PM
...........inject some of that stuff they used in hollow man to make him invisible, then spray translucent paint on it........
May 10 2004, 05:34 PM
your right all we need is to kidnapp...er i mean um borrow a scientist to make me that goo stuff
May 10 2004, 07:09 PM
BTW its resin, not reason. Besides that this is a very easy project, I've already done it. I used mold builder to mold one of my junker xbox cases. I took everythign that was in there out and removed all shielding, screws etc. so that it was just the black casing. Using mold builder and some dowels, i made some molds. THe top is a 2 piece mold as is the bottom for a total of 4 pieces of molds, resin is sort of expensive so I really only had enough to cast one case, It came out sort of shitty, after some sanding it looks decent and with paint it looks great, my problems while doign this, sort of have to cut some excess resin that appears by the jewel, and the vents on the sides of the xbox. Also i have to dremel a bit so that the screws will actually go in this thing, i had to go to the hardware store and match the regular xbox screws as best i could. it isn't 100% tight, I may try to work some of this stuff out and make another mold during the summer. Before everyone tries this I suggest some careful thought, also, if you think you're going to cast in transparent plastics keep in mind some of these materials are only available online, and they can be expensive. Resin itself doesn't cast 100% clear and its expensive.
May 10 2004, 07:24 PM
So... no pics Quinn? what a shame.
May 10 2004, 07:24 PM
actually lots of sculptures are made with a wax molding type deal... and for the longest time I've been thinking it would almost
work... here's what you do:
use some sort of molding material that will go from liquid to solid and is resistant to heat.... create a batch of it and pour a little bit in the bottom of some container... let it get almost dry, then set in a corner of the xbox into the what now should be semi-hard material so that it will support itself... then gradually pour in more of the molding material making sure that its watery enough to get into the cracks and crevases (the post holes dont matter too much because you can drill those out)... then procede to let it dry... when dry (COMPLETELY)... drill a hold down to the xbox... then turn the hole to point down... then put the whole shebang in a large oven... heat gradually, until the xbox melts and oozes itself out of the hole at the bottom... remove when its cool and pour in the material you want to make the new case out of gradually to make sure it gets in the holes and stuff and let dry... crack open your mold and hope for the best
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