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Old December 7, 2009, 03:02 PM
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We're going to mill and paint the rod to emulate the canister. last night I started the White and Orange paint





The "Pumpkin" Orange color was done first. The perimeter of the " exploded hole" will be airbrushed with a burned surface effect
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Old December 9, 2009, 06:43 AM
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The Cooler Master 840 chassis painted with Semi-Gloss White
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Old December 9, 2009, 08:29 AM
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going to leave the wiring black for contrast?
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Old December 9, 2009, 05:09 PM
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Yeah, the PSU, I'm thinking of using flexible conduit for the wiring too

Once everything is assembled, all of the details like weathering, graphics, and effects can be airbrushed on the exterior like the concept drawing.



Left side panel, the hole will have burned effect airbrushed on later


Right side panel


Cooler Master sent over 3x 230mm red led fans, 1x for front intake, 2x top exhaust






The 840 normally comes with Black frame 230mm fans, no leds.
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Old December 9, 2009, 05:51 PM
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This. Looks. Awesome!

I hope one of these is bundled with ever D9 Collector's Ed. DVD set.
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Paint came out extremely well Bill.. I like that color really.. :)
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Old December 10, 2009, 07:03 AM
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Thanks! It's been fun. I've had this .5" x 25" flexible conduit lying around, I've always wanted to use it for routing cables. It fits the industrial theme. I've also got .25" i.d. flexible conduit.







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definately a different look with that conduit
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Old December 10, 2009, 05:32 PM
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Yeah, it could get interesting..lol. Here is the Prawn canister from the movie.


My canister will be lit with a 4" UV cold cathode, mounted on the inside wall of the back cover.





Once it's painted and the window is darkened a bit, it should look eerie.


canister back cover


for canister window, I'm going to bend a piece of clear 1/8" thick case acrylic with a heat gun, but more on that later!
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Old December 11, 2009, 05:54 AM
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wow, all I can say is wow this build is amazing and makes me want to design a case mod after I see Avatar, only thing is I wouldn't know where to start aside from the design lol.
great work keep it up and can't wait to see this baby finished its going to look amazing.
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