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Zenith Antique 5-s-29 Radio by Gary Voigt (voigts)

Zenith Antique 5-s-29 Radio by Gary Voigt (voigts)

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Wood is arguably an easier material to work with than steel or aluminium, as it's generally easier to cut. However, to make a wooden object look both unique and detailed requires some serious skill. This is a talent that Gary Voigt appears to have in abundance, though. At first glance, his scratch-built Zenith Antique 5-s-29 Radio PC appears to have come straight out of a radio museum.

Based on the Art Deco styling of the Zenith radios from the of the 1920s and 1930s, this mod is Gary's attempt at making a case based on one of his favourite periods of the 20th century. As Gary eloquently put it in his article on bit-tech, 'there was an emphasis on aesthetic quality and workmanship during this era.' This is a tall order to follow with a scratch-built case, but Gary pulled it off in spectacular fashion, with a mod that not only looks like the real thing, but also houses a high-end water-cooled PC.

*Mod of the Year 2010 Zenith Antique 5-s-29 Radio by  Gary Voigt (voigts) *Mod of the Year 2010 Zenith Antique 5-s-29 Radio by  Gary Voigt (voigts)
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*Mod of the Year 2010 Zenith Antique 5-s-29 Radio by  Gary Voigt (voigts) *Mod of the Year 2010 Zenith Antique 5-s-29 Radio by  Gary Voigt (voigts)
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*Mod of the Year 2010 Zenith Antique 5-s-29 Radio by  Gary Voigt (voigts) *Mod of the Year 2010 Zenith Antique 5-s-29 Radio by  Gary Voigt (voigts)
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*Mod of the Year 2010 Zenith Antique 5-s-29 Radio by  Gary Voigt (voigts) *Mod of the Year 2010 Zenith Antique 5-s-29 Radio by  Gary Voigt (voigts)
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