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zoot2boot 31st October 2006, 12:20 Quote
umm. why do that to a perfectly nice lap top? i'm not sure it's an improvement.
Fly 31st October 2006, 12:29 Quote
that's awesome.
Nature 31st October 2006, 12:41 Quote
eh...

Nice ass Fly.
Fly 31st October 2006, 12:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by Nature
eh...

Nice ass Fly.

Thanks, I work out. ;)
Gordy 31st October 2006, 13:06 Quote
Nice work macro love that airbrushing :)
r4tch3t 31st October 2006, 13:08 Quote
Very well done ;)
LoveJoy 31st October 2006, 13:09 Quote
Mmm'm tasty looking undead spawn ;) nice work keep it up
Lazlow 31st October 2006, 14:02 Quote
Very nice - especially with the air/dry brushing. I thought it was odd that the insides of the laptop didn't warrant a mod, but it makes sense.

Is the competition to win the laptop?
kenco_uk 31st October 2006, 14:09 Quote
Weirdly, the placement of the skulls remind me of the Brady Bunch :)
Idioteque 31st October 2006, 15:33 Quote
Great mod, could've done without the LEDS in my opinion... I like the less sparkly look. But thats just my opinion.

Wish I had the skill to perform such a mod to my laptop...
Mankz 31st October 2006, 16:12 Quote
the sand or ground look very realistic...!


Me Like!
Alasdair @ Rock 31st October 2006, 16:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lazlow
Very nice - especially with the air/dry brushing. I thought it was odd that the insides of the laptop didn't warrant a mod, but it makes sense.

Is the competition to win the laptop?

We decided to leave the innards alone so that we'd still be sure of a functional laptop at the end of it all to give away in the competition, enter below:

http://www.rockdirect.com/halloween/?UID=MAILER_HALLOWEEN

Glad you like it on the whole, I'll be checking this thread so if anyone has any questions (on the lappy rather than the modding side) please ask away!

Kind regards,
Alasdair
dire_wolf 31st October 2006, 16:33 Quote
Awesome mod, nice and effective, not OTT.

Entered the compo, I think i'll cry tears of joy if I win a macro modded laptop :D
Lazlow 31st October 2006, 16:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by Alasdair @ Rock
We decided to leave the innards alone so that we'd still be sure of a functional laptop at the end of it all to give away in the competition
True. I suppose you don't want to be scaring yourself, rather those sitting around you whilst using it! The photo on the competition page shows off the LEDs well.
Blademrk 31st October 2006, 16:40 Quote
Doubt I'll win (ever the optimist me :) ), but I entered anyway.
Godboy_g 31st October 2006, 16:41 Quote
I'm just curious about the one skull that seems to have something bulging from one eye socket. Was this intentional, or just unfortunate glue leakage?

Other than that... ;)
macroman 31st October 2006, 16:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by Godboy_g
I'm just curious about the one skull that seems to have something bulging from one eye socket. Was this intentional, or just unfortunate glue leakage?

Other than that... ;)

Well spotted :D. It was deliberate, I was going to do a few more but decided that just one bulging eye was well, unique.
PA!N 31st October 2006, 18:29 Quote
Pretty kick a**
looking really sick
Ramble 31st October 2006, 19:16 Quote
Had my doubts at first, but that turned out really nice in the end.
Hiren 31st October 2006, 20:00 Quote
Nice work as always Macro
Lazarus Dark 31st October 2006, 20:03 Quote
aaaa....Idunno. izokay. It seems kindof incongruous having the rest of the laptop stock. I think they should have at least taken it apart and painted the rest of it. Even just a matte black would have been better.
jswilson64 31st October 2006, 20:24 Quote
Very nice effect. I like the fact that it's "stock" from the driver's seat. Brady Bunch, indeed! ;-)

Isn't Plaster of Paris a bit brittle? And isn't the clay and plaster heavy (the intro said as much)??? I'm not sure of another way to apply the stone texture to a big flat surface, other than fiberglass, but casting resin would have been a perfect choice for the skulls. You could have worked them in plaster, as you did, then re-cast from the plaster "masters" with the flattened sides. They'd be lighter and considerably tougher that way.
Alasdair @ Rock 31st October 2006, 20:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by jswilson64
Very nice effect. I like the fact that it's "stock" from the driver's seat. Brady Bunch, indeed! ;-)

Isn't Plaster of Paris a bit brittle? And isn't the clay and plaster heavy (the intro said as much)??? I'm not sure of another way to apply the stone texture to a big flat surface, other than fiberglass, but casting resin would have been a perfect choice for the skulls. You could have worked them in plaster, as you did, then re-cast from the plaster "masters" with the flattened sides. They'd be lighter and considerably tougher that way.

the weight is quite high but then this is something you'd keep on your desk and show off with, I don't think it would be wise to carry it around too much to be honest
sl1xx 31st October 2006, 21:54 Quote
That mod is just perfect for a lappy good job (y)
crazybob 31st October 2006, 22:59 Quote
I agree with a few of the other posters - it's incongruous leaving the rest of the laptop untouched, and even if you didn't do the texture, painting the rest of the computer would go a long way.

That said, excellent work on the parts that were done. However, I'll have you know I came in here expecting Scorched Earth and was therefore couldn't help being disappointed when it turned out to be nothing more than a graveyard.
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