We’re fond of the Serious Sam games, but then there’s Todd Eisner, who really loves Serious Sam. He knew he wanted to build a mod based on the game, but he wasn’t sure what to make. During a heated battle, inspiration literally smacked him upside the head.
Todd’s inspiration was the Serious Bomb, the epitome of Serious Sam-ness for all players of the game. However, bringing the power-up from the game to his living room was no easy task. From start to finish, Todd spent 600 hours setting us up the bomb.
The biggest challenge, Todd explained, was making the mold for the case. He inflated a 14-inch beach ball and then covered it with plaster; three times, the plaster cracked, and he had to try again. Once the mold set, he created the case out of fiberglass and aluminum casing.
The fuse holds an 80cm fan to aid cooling and the back of the rig is inset to make it easy to attach peripherals.
The "teeth" are made of balsa wood and the "tongue is a CD-ROM drive Todd reshaped and then painted pink. He even built the drive mechanism himself.
For his winning entry, Todd wins a $500 gift certificate for Buy.com to fund his modding madness!
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To Enter: Your submission packet must contain your name, street address, and daytime phone number; no fewer than three high-res JPEGs (minimum size 1024x768) of your modified PC; and a 300-word description of what your PC represents and how it was modified. Emailed submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Snail mail submissions should be sent to Rig of the Month, c/o Maximum PC, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080. The judges will be Maximum PC editors, and they will base their decision on the following criteria: creativity and craftsmanship.
One entry per household. Your contest entry will be valid until (1) six months after its submission or (2) October 15, 2007, whichever date is earlier. Each month a winner will be chosen from the existing pool of valid entries, and featured in the Rig of the Month department of the magazine. The final winner in this contest will be announced in the December 2007 issue. Each of the judging criteria (creativity and craftsmanship) will be weighed equally at 50 percent. By entering this contest you agree that Future US, Inc. may use your name and your mod’s likeness for promotional purposes without further payment. All prizes will be awarded and no minimum number of entries is required. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians. Future US, Inc. is not responsible for damages or expenses that the winners might incur as a result of the Contest or the receipt of a prize, and winners are responsible for income taxes based on the value of the prize received. A list of winners may also be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Future US, Inc. c/o Maximum PC Rig of the Month, 4000 Shoreline Ct, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080. This contest is limited to residents of the United States. No purchase necessary; void in Arizona, Maryland, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.