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Banality number six.
Keep up to one stile. In one modding-gallery I saw a case, which was sheeted with fur with a cut image on one side. Separately these ideas are good and if the embodiment would be good it would be two great ideas in modding, but fur covers the image, makes it more contrast, and stuns it energetic (there was an image of a dragon on a case): and an image makes a good-looking fur look shabby. The combination of different styles in one project – is a difficult task and it’s easy to spoil everything. But this problem could be fixed if you attach an element which separates fur and an image. For example, a round piece of leather. These materials can be easily combined and it would be great fur lamb with a cool tattoo on its side for frightening troublesome rams- it’s cool and funny.

Banality modding :)


 
Banality number seven.
Choose materials according to your idea. Computer case, fully made of wood, with embossed carving, covered with lacquer looks wonderful. But if for stile solidity you engrain keyboard, mouse and monitor - it’s not good. Every painter knows: material gives law to the form. You can escape this, you can use this, but to ignore material properties is a bad form. Plastic form can't look like wood if you engrain it and you couldn’t make it more aggressive if you paint it in silver.
I’ll tell you a secret: it’s not necessary to paint all devices, it would be better to use material (in this case -wood) in light strokes. It would be awful to make Rolls-Royse interior from wooden self-adhesive tape (or to engrave it). But natural, expensive wood is a common thing in expensive cars, it looks precious.
 
Banality number eight.
Take all little things into account. Hanging lead or only one unsuitable bolt could spoil the appearance of a good in other ways case. I often saw gorgeous mods with soviet control panels (I don’t want to use modern words – reobas, fanbas and so on) with old switches.  If it’s such design idea of an author - more power to him. But we live in twenty-first century and you need to do something more actual: (quasi) sensor switches, encoders (turning control, which principle of operation is the same as a mouth), and programmed controls, everybody still have LPT-ports and they have rather simple control scheme.
 I was driven apart, I think, that will be enough.
At last, I want to add - I'm sure that 99% of modders do it for themselves. Not for shows, not for competitions, not for photo in modding site gallery, but for themselves - at first he’ll work his hands with pleasure and then admire it. That’s why they don't need my moral teaching and he'll do everything as he wants it. Because he doesn’t want to progress modding to new horizons, he doesn’t need a possibility to add new ideas to this worldwide hobby and he doesn’t want to be a Leonardo da Vinci in this field. And what the kind of art is to drill holes in your system block!

 

Best regards, Coolybin.



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Non-constructive thoughts about modding...

    All began when one day my neighbour, he is Automatic Control Engineer, came and started to beg me to give him one diode. When I asked him why, he typed modding in a search engine. And it had a great effect on me. I was sick about it. Maybe there is nothing accidental in the world and this modding seed fell into good soil. All my life I was interested in design.


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