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Case Mod - In Progress Hanover's Brandywine [Complete with Final Photo's]

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Hanoverfist, 3 Jun 2014.

  1. Hanoverfist

    Hanoverfist What's a Dremel?

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    Hello everyone. I am new to the Community. I will start by saying this has to be one of
    the best collection of talented modders I have seen yet. Hats off to all of you!:thumb:

    I am Hanoverfist and would like to share a project with you.
    I have been building since the late 90's but never really thought much about Modding.
    2012 I started a Project called Electric Orange. Took 14 months and i admit at times i wondered what the heck i had gotten into. That project ended in January of this year and i craved for another almost instantly.

    I have a real love for paint, so i started thinking about colors. I wanted to have a real understated build as far as parts go. My thoughts were to have the paint so beautiful you wouldn't care what was inside. So i started browsing through the House of Kolor Catalog.
    That resulted in something i thought would look Awesome .. I choose Brandywine Candy for the color. Candy paint is translucent so it needs a base color to work. I choose Galaxy Grey Metallic for the base color. The Metallic base with the Candy on top is what your about to see.

    I will start with a Big Thanks to Lamptron for their Sponsorship
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    Now for Hardware

    Case-Fractal arc mini r2
    PSU-Sliverstone Strider 600w
    Mainboard-GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XM-D3H
    CPU-AMD A8-5600K Trinity 3.6GHz
    Ram-G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 2133
    SSD- 2 x SAMSUNG 840 EVO 120gb
    Drives- Multiple WD Drives Red and Black
    CPU Cooler-Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    Lamptron CW611 and CM615 Controllers
    Darkside Sleeve

    Paint- House of Kolor

    First thing to show up was the Case from Fractal
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    First thing i did is Drill out all the Rivets and get it ready for Stripping.

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    Had the case dipped in Acid to remove the Powdercoat.. It was just faster this way.
    Case feet showed up just in time for these shots.
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    Next Delivery showed up. Some Hardware.

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    I got a new Airbrush for this project. Iwata's HP C Plus
    Along with my go to Gun. Sharpe Finex FX1000
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    Lets get started with the Color. First, HOK's Black Epoxy Primer. This stuff sprays so silky smooth i barely had to touch it with sandpaper. Amazing Primer!

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    I laid down the Base metallic and due to the time constraints when applying these type of paints no pics were taken of the base. Here is some shots of how this looks all said and done.
    Primed/Base coat/Candy coat/Clear coat
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    The Story Continues.. More to come
     
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  2. Hanoverfist

    Hanoverfist What's a Dremel?

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    Here we have some more paint.. Mother Board tray in Galaxy Grey

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    I put the Airbrush to work now on the Mesh. First the Front Bezel

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    Then the Roof

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    Then i hit the 5.25 bay covers for fun.

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    Really starting to look good to me here.

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    Evo's showed up and took a Quick Snap..

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    Next i started in on some of the Fractal Fans..

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    Shot the PSU with Grey and the Drive cages.. In some of these shots you will see some
    Reeven six eye controllers.. well they died and thats when Lamptron stepped in to offer some of their product. Thanks again!

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    More to Come
     
  3. Hanoverfist

    Hanoverfist What's a Dremel?

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    Im Using Darkside sleeve for this project. Lava and Graphite Metallic

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    Lamptron Product arrived.. Man that box looks Tired.

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    I really am interested in that CM615 and the Remote access, Have not tested yet.
    But something has to be done about those.. I think some color at this point would look good.
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    I couldnt make up my mind with the order of these since they dont match, I ended up with the 611 on Bottom

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    I added a Nice Touch for Lamptron here

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    Here is my current state of the project. Still Sleeving and painting some odds and ends

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    Updates as i make some more progress. :thumb:
     
  4. craig - toyoracer

    craig - toyoracer Minimodder

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    Awesome paint job inside and out. Love the detail, keep up the good work buddy. :thumb:
     
  5. ToddK

    ToddK What's a Dremel?

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    Crazy good stuff. Makes me want an airbrush bad, but I'd probably embarrass myself.

    Great work!
     
  6. Raiden

    Raiden Portuguese reviewer

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    Great airbrushing,but you should have the same color on all the case.

    Why do you need a "internet controler" or what is it usefull for?
     
  7. y0gi

    y0gi What's a Dremel?

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    Crazy skills mate! Looks stunning already. :rock:
     
  8. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Tasty paintjob! :thumb:
     
  9. Hanoverfist

    Hanoverfist What's a Dremel?

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    Good to see you Craig..Thanks for stopping in.

    Thanks Todd. You never know until you try.

    Lamptron CM615 allows for network access. I will have temp probes on the mechanical drives that run 24/7. I can access those temps without having to be at the machine. You could monitor or control fans if that is something i had hooked up to it.

    Thanks for the kind word y0gi:thumb:

    Thanks Nexxo for taking the time for comment.:)
     
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  10. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Great paint job looks a bit like my avatar :thumb: certainly one to watch
     
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  11. Ocelot

    Ocelot Minimodder

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    Damn, that first picture of the finished paint took me by surprise. Great looking paint. Very nice photography too!
     
  12. hanssx2

    hanssx2 Minimodder

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    When I started digging thorugh you first page I never expected to end it like that.

    Your colour chioce is just stunning.

    need to stay here till I stop drooling
     
  13. Hanoverfist

    Hanoverfist What's a Dremel?

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    Awesome Avatar! Thanks for having a peek.

    Thanks for the kind word..

    Kinda grabbed ya...lol! Thanks
     
  14. jimbaw

    jimbaw What's a Dremel?

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    the paintjob is unreal! great job there
     
  15. Hanoverfist

    Hanoverfist What's a Dremel?

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    Many thanks jimbaw:thumb:
     
  16. sixfootsideburns

    sixfootsideburns modeteer

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    The case is not my style, but I would be a fool to not appreciate the quality. Paint finish looks pristine man, excellent job! I'm curious what paints you used for the main coats?

    Keep up the good work!
     
  17. snef

    snef What's a Dremel?

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    the best paint job I ever seen and quality of pics are simply amazing
     
  18. Hanoverfist

    Hanoverfist What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for having a peek at it...:thumb:
    I use House of Kolor paints for everything. Epoxy Primer/ Galaxy Grey metallic for base color/Brandywine
    Kandy over the base/ then USC01 show clear.

    Good to see you my friend. Thank you for compliment.:thumb:
     
  19. Hanoverfist

    Hanoverfist What's a Dremel?

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    Final Post for this log.. Thanks to forum members for comments. Really appreciate it.

    Thanks to Lamptron for supporting this project.

    Took a few indoor photo's then outside to let the Kandy show a bit.

    Hope you Enjoy

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  20. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    love it!!!!
     

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