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Mnpctech October 4, 2011 12:24 PM

"BATTLEFIELD 3" PC Case Mod..... VIDEO Posted Today!
 
Here is the "BF3" theme case mod in anticipation of Battlefield 3: BF3 release on 10.25.2011 by Electronic Arts. Fractal Design's Arc Mid tower case was chosen for the project.

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Investigative review of Fractal Design new "Arc" Midi Tower Case.

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Fractal design Arc Mid tower fully dismantled for custom paint.

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The name badge in the bezel was filled with Evercoat's Everglass" Fiberglass "short hair" filler.

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After sanding the filler with Medium Grit sandpaper..

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Scuffing surface of steel chassis parts, plastic bezel with Red Scothbrite Pad, to create paint adhesion for the Primer.


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Dissected and Magnified each segment from camouflage pattern on 8.5" x 11" paper. Each segment was traced and cut in cardboard for individual stencils.

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RUSTOLEUM Specialty series "camouflage" paints. I purchased these from Home Depot

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Camouflage paint job is finished.

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Camouflaged motherboard tray? Yes, the entire interior was painted.

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For a rugged military look, we chose these recessed PC case handles, Recessed Computer Case Carry Handles

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The recessed PC handles are ready for installation and spring loaded, so they don't flop while transporting your PC.

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Using stencil included with handles along with measuring square to determine exact location for the recessed PC handles

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Using 1.5" Dremel reinforced cutting wheel to cut opening for recessed PC handles


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Using 1/4" drill bit for mounting holes of the recessed handles.

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Cutting 3/16" thick aluminum Diamond Plate to use as accent plates for the handles.

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Khaki base coat applied to the Diamond Plate accent plates.

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Recessed PC handles and diamond plate installed and painted.


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Airbrushed effect of side panel being peeled back by <a Mnpctech custom painter, Brad Galvin.

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Brad's weapon of choice, Iwata's HP-CH airbrush gun.

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Glowing effect airbrushed on the BF3 Marine.

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Black outline airbrushed on BF3 Marine. A flat clear will be applied over the finished mural.

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with Brad's guidance, I airbrushed the bullet holes and scratched paint effects on the access panel. I started with the easy task of filling the BF3 stencil on the left side panel.

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To create bullet holes in the cast acrylic PC window sheet, using #9901 Dremel Attachment Tungsten Carbide Cutter for Engraving

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Using Dremel to create bullet holes...

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The illusion of bullet holes, created in the custom paint and made in the cast acrylic PC window sheet


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Just a few more details to take care of, then we can install the system!

Perineum October 4, 2011 12:44 PM

OK, that's pretty awesome

Jonesy October 4, 2011 12:49 PM

Looks slick. Great air brush work...And the bullit holes in the window are a great idea.

JJThomp October 4, 2011 12:55 PM

As sick as it is... Kinda goes against the whole simple elegant fractal design theme lol

supaflyx3 October 4, 2011 01:00 PM

Wow that is amazing, now that is a case I would buy.

blaze_125 October 4, 2011 01:54 PM

Nice case.
But I'd like to know what happened :shok:
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You use vise-grip to mount/demount your attachments?

headsh0t October 4, 2011 02:07 PM

That's sexy

Insomnia9669 October 4, 2011 02:11 PM

Wow, that is quite amazing!

odis172 October 4, 2011 02:31 PM

Amazing! I hope this is for EA

Keywork October 4, 2011 03:30 PM

That airbrush job is pretty bad ass. Nice work!


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