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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:40 pm 
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There is bullet proof lexon, just google it.

Sorry for the reading fail...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:37 pm 
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hehe, that would be fun!

I'm adding bullet holes to the case too, so I drilled holes in the 840's aluminum panel. I then used a tin snip and needle nose plier to cut and rip the 3/8" hole open

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Wow Amazing case man! I sure wish I had the time to make something cool like that! Can't wait to see the finished product man! Good F-ing job!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:19 am 
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CM is planning to show their new V-series cooler, they wouldn't reveal the model to me. I may rig a Cat Food can as cpu cooler, just for joke when they open the case....lol

Cooler Master only sent 1 hard drive, so no sense in keeping the HD bay!

Use 1/8" drill bit to remove HD bay

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so you took the HDD bay out for kicks and giggles? seems an odd choice for me... are you going to do something with that space?


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Great case guys! I'd buy one if I had the money lol.

Where's that AMD case you guys did a while back?


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Thanks guys! I'm going in a different direct, this is now Christopher's PC. I worked on the acrylic plates for the right hand side panel. I used the barrel engraving bit to create cracks around the hole.

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These are the diamond knurl machined aluminum case feet shown in the original concept. The 840 comes with feet, but these fit the industrial theme. The only modding necessary was drilling out the existing threaded holes with 3/16 drill bit for 8/32 screws included with diamond knurl feet.

Diamond Knurl Computer Case Feet
http://www.mnpctech.com/Aluminum_Comput ... _Feet.html

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:13 pm 
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I used Semi-Glass White and Orange paint for the exterior

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The "Pumpkin" Orange color was done first. The perimeter of the " exploded hole" will be airbrushed by Brad with a burned surface effect
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Once everything is assembled, all of the details like weathering, graphics, and effects can be airbrushed on the exterior like the concept drawing.

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Left side panel, the hole will have burned effect airbrushed on later
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Right side panel
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Cooler Master sent over 3x 230mm red led fans, 1x for front intake, 2x top exhaust
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The 840 normally comes with Black frame 230mm fans, no leds.
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I made the canister's window today. Using a heat gun to bend the Lexan.
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Forming the arc in window by pressing heated piece on the Aluminum rod. It's HOT!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:34 am 
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4" UV cold cathode.
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UV looks Blue in the photos
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The window will be painted to look murky, like the original canister
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The canister will be painted tommorow
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The Prawn canister can't remain Silver. I prepped the aluminum surface with medium grit sandpaper, applied Black SEM self etching primer, then headed over to Brad's so he could apply the Pewter base color coat. Brad did all of the Prawn canister graphics by applying vinyl film and cutting the designs free hand with an Exacto, he used the movie still for reference.

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Prawn canister window was tinted like original
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Our own Prawn canister is back from paint and ready for installation.

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Original Prawn canister from District-9 movie
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Here is the Prawn canister installed, I've added a 4" White cold cathode light between the front intake plate and bezel.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

I've gotta keep plugging away at this, so it's finished in time to be shipped to Vegas for the 2010 CES.

Whats this? It's a cannibalized Mitron Interlink, 3.5" bay fan controller
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very nice clean cut for just a dremel. I like the "exposed instruments" effect of the bare controller.


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Thank you for commenting! The transformation from pristine to weathered and dilapidated. He starts by creating the illusion of a scratched-up exterior, imagine Christopher dragged his computer in the gravel. Did he have to wrestle it away from somebody at one time?

The Orange & White exterior finish has been scratched done to the bare metal. This is done by hand using enamel "One Shot" Silver paint and a paint brush.

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Notice the paint is chipped around the bullet holes.
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Amazing work. So impressive.

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Thank you AJ! Brad has painted a variety of Prawn insignia, language and graphics by hand. The bolts are given weathered effects. Christopher left his PC out in the rain. ....Acid rain perhaps?

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There was an expolsion in the right side panel at one time.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:18 pm 
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wow that's kind of a craptastic hardware list for such a nice case. :?
the mod looks great though. As for your question, nylon-mesh sleeved cables are so much better.



Really? Shut the f@#! *p :!: :!: :!:


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