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Scratch Build – In Progress Biohazard Computer Case Mod-Back Panel-I/O shield 10/18

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by BLUEHORSESTUDIOS, 25 Apr 2010.

  1. BLUEHORSESTUDIOS

    BLUEHORSESTUDIOS I haven't lost a finger yet!

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    This project is proudy sponsored by



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  2. Kumo

    Kumo New Member

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    Awesome, dude. Alsmost speechless.
     
  3. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Music Enthusiast

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    Saw the videos amazing glad its on here!

    Be careful though your going to be bombarded with questions :D
     
  4. Hg

    Hg The game known as life

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    i love that case!
    I love the whole RE universe and this case is epic!
     
  5. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Wow, what a first post!
     
  6. Raiden

    Raiden Portuguese reviewer

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    Im speechless , im doing myself a Re modding but this is another level:rock:
     
  7. MrWizard

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    Welcome to bit-tech Ron, glad to see you sharing your awesome work here :rock:
     
  9. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Wow that's some impressive work dude!
     
  10. Attila

    Attila still thinking....

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    Really terrific work Ron. :thumb: I'm particularly loving the fine detail ( my favourite are
    the dents in the drums), the ageing and weathering are spot on, oh, and welcome to bit-tech.:)
     
  11. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    Welcome to BT :thumb:

    Very impressive paint and detailing. Looking forward to following this mod.
     
  12. BLUEHORSESTUDIOS

    BLUEHORSESTUDIOS I haven't lost a finger yet!

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    Thanks everyone for those nice comments, I'm new to bit-tech and still learning how to post threads. I'll give a more detailed account for each post when I learn how to do it..lol
    Take Care
    Ron L C
     
  13. razerz

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    I love computer cases where you can't see it is a computer!
    On a related note, some time ago I saw a Doom 3-themed case in the same vein as this. Was that you too?
     
  14. BLUEHORSESTUDIOS

    BLUEHORSESTUDIOS I haven't lost a finger yet!

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    WORKING ON A NEW BLOG SITE FEATURING BEGINNING TO ADVANCED MODDERS
     
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  15. BLUEHORSESTUDIOS

    BLUEHORSESTUDIOS I haven't lost a finger yet!

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    PART 9 almost complete
     
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  16. Djayness

    Djayness phwupupupup

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    Is his caps key broken?

    Just giving the benefit of the doubt :p
     
  17. BLUEHORSESTUDIOS

    BLUEHORSESTUDIOS I haven't lost a finger yet!

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    A look at the front door of the case.. Im thinking about adding the front panel switches here..



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    These stairs will lead to the top of the case roof.The roof will be the case door allowing us access to the interior​

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    Up close look at the rust and weather detailing

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    In the door and the ceiling are small glowing blue L.E.Ds


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    A look at the case and the base, still needing more paint and details. Most of the cables will run under the base.

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    Now with some lights added..Starting the first paint layers.. weathering coming a bit later

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    Another look before adding signs and other details

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    Added some light rust and dirt areas.

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    Adding some modelers putty to fill in some small seams

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    Ive had several people ask me about the tools and the product I use to build this case so heres a brief description..:dremel:

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    Polystyrene or "plastic styrene" I use 00.40mm and a 00.60mm 48x96 in sheeting.
    I use a company called Calsak Plastics and each sheet retails for about $25.00 . Most hobby store scarry this type of styrene in smaller sheets but its very expensive.


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    Clear Lexicon and Clear Polyester, I use this for my windows ,control panels or any light fixtures in the case.

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    Novelty styrene pieces. Plastructs and Evergreen make a wide variety of finishes.

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    I use several types of glues. I use the IPS weldon for all structural pieces. This acts as a cold weld , welding the to pieces of styrene together. I only use super glue on the small non structural bits.

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    Files and scribers

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    Dremel tool..This by far is my favorite modding tool and use it more then anything else.

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    Various Knifes and Blades.

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    I use a Iwata Hb-Cs dual action brush with a 80psi compressor.
    I picked up both these at TCP Global for about $200 shipped.
    The Iwata will spay several types of medium but requires consistant cleaning to insure good spay quality.

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    Acrylic paints and thinner .Non toxic and easy clean-up.

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    Most of these products can be purchased at your local Arts and hobby store







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    Cable Management Towers
    Ill be using these to run some of my cables thru.Instead of hiding the cables Im going to enclose them in some small round stock to simulate airducks and vent pipes.


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    Biohazard Drum, waiting to be painted.

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    Hard drive bay doors. I still need to add the airlock decals and signs.

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    Steam generator tower and HDD door before and signs and weathering

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    Active steam. I use a small railroad modelers stream generator to achieve this effect

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    A closer look at the HDD door and some of the paint and weathering details

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    Loading bay plate form

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    A closer look at the steam generator. This is made from a small chinese satellite model kit

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    A look at the Loading bay plateform and Hdd door

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    Water cooling plateform. This will enclosed within the case and all the tubeing will be contained in the structure

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    Im also adding a fan cooling option in case that I ever move away from water cooling in this build.

    I started the constuction and the exterior leftwing walls and motherboard try this week

    You can also follow my entire video worklogs here




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    A few more tool I picked up today to get started on the small railings that will wrap around the case

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    Metal siding, One of the many finishes by Evergreen Styene

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    A closer look

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    Small strip styene that Ill use for the skirting around the entire piece to hide any gaps!

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    A closer look at these as well.

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    Some rub on letters and vinyl letters that Ill be using in todays project
    So lets get started!!

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    Today were going to be creating a very simple stencil with our vinyl and rub-on letters.

    First Im going to lay down a base coat of flat white, then lay down my vinyl letters.
    Next I will spay a mixture of german grey and rust over the top of my mask then remove the mask revealing I decal underneath.Then I finish up by adding a very simple fade and weather effect.

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    Ill be adding a Airlock sign to this door

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    This is the location of where I want to put it.I marked out in pencil a rough idea of where I want it to go.

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    I masked out the area and started to spray even coats of flat white.

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    The small vinyl letters Ill be using for the mask

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    Artist tape , Ill be using this to create my hazard lines


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    Mixing gernam grey and rust for my top coat color

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    Q-tip test.. if the paint is to thin it will drip from the Q-tip
    Im looking for the consistency of skim milk

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    Adding top-coat

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    First coat

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    Adding more rust to my mixture

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    Added light rust effects

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    Now lets peel away the stencil

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    Looks good, now the rest

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    Oops, looks like I had some peeling!
    No problem..Ill make this work for me by adding my weathered and chipped paint to this area

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    touch ups

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    Now some metallic effects

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    More worklogs coming soon!!​
     
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  18. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Music Enthusiast

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    Amazing work Ron

    i was actually considering getting my own airbrush for something like this after seeing your videos i went to my local hobby shop and noticed they sold the same plastic styrene sheets and tamiya paints!

    Im looking forward to seeing more work from this
     
  19. merple

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    wow amazing attention to detail, love the steam effect

    the video log is great too, shows us a lot more of the details than what a bunch of pics can
     
  20. Danny

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    Wow, looks amazing. :D
     

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