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Case Mod - In Progress HELGHAN - a Killzone2 CM - FINISHED !!!!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by tomcatt, 15 Jun 2008.

  1. tomcatt

    tomcatt WoodWoodWood

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    Hello everybody
    I am new on this forum, so first let me introduce myself :)
    My name is Tom (aka Tomcatt) , I’m almost 17 years and I’m from Belgium. I am doing casemodding for almost a year now. My first case was a caseconstruction, made of wood, but it didn’t work out so good. In September 2007 I started a new casemod. Thanks to a Dutch casemodding website I met a seller from a casemodstore, And now he is my sponsor :p
    I buy all my casemodding stuff @ it-service in Belgium because it’s a store where almost everything is available for a very good price :p

    Well, now let me introduce you to my casemod.
    HELGHAN is the name , and Killzone2™ is the game :D
    Helghan is the name of the planet where the helghast live on (ingame= enemy).
    The design of my case is from an art design screenshot: (the building on the right side)

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    The first thing I started was making sketches, after a while I began to work with google sketchup. These are some designs:

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    As you can see, these sketches are not very good, But you get the idea :p
    I did a lot of research on the sites of killzone™ to get a better background view of the game, so my modding work will be easier :)

    Material:
    The case will be made of wood ( MDF). I like to work with wood but I didn’t have lessons for this at school or something, no this is my experience :).
    For cutting the wood I mostly use a jigsaw, and files, a scroll saw and some other equipment. I do not have a mill :( but hey, we can work it out like this :)

    Making the gun
    Before the case arrived I made some other stuff for designing the case.
    Because Killzone™ is a shooting game I made a weapon for on top of the case. First I searched some pictures and printed them out… And I made a drawing myself on a large sheet of paper.

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    After that, I began to work it out.

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    It will be something in 3D as you can see :
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    This is the basic, I will use the dremel to give it a final finish.

    I also made a controller of the FANs. There will be 4-5 FANs in my case and I am making a controller to create a silent/refrigeration choice :p
    Here you can see the switches: (5V or 12V)

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    After a couple of days, The box arrived – Oléy ! :D
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    And what was in it ? A nice case for modding. It is the MS-tech LC182 very cheap but that’s oke.
    So it was time to strip the case :

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    Next, I made a basic ground plate (12mm MDF) where the case stands in.
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    There will be columns on the side panels so I made a piece of wood for the attaching.
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    And both sides: above and beneath:
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    The wood is made like that so the side panels still can be opened for later. :)
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    Then I made the columns …
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    In between the columns there is place for a window (3 small windows actually). But I think there needs to be something more special on the sidepanel :p so I think and think, and with a headache I found the solution :D.
    Well… here you see the solution :p

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    Total picture : (you can see where the windows will come ;) )
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    Well after that, I worked further on the columns:
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    To have a little break (with columns) I started on the intake in front ;)
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    Then I cut it with the Dremel® :D
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    Then , to design the intake cooler, I made a “door” – it can’t move but is just for design ;)
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    The door will get a nice texture afterwards :)

    I also made some lightning for the backside of the motherboard, it is not good to see, but the details can make a difference :p
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    Then I already started on the top side of the case.
    I ordered 2x 120mm FANs for the top … the case is small but it must work ! :p
    So I started to make 2 holes for the FANs.

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    For the security, there will be mesh … :)

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    A piece of wood where the mesh fits in …
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    The result:
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    The secret: Arctic cooling fans, they have standard rubber foots so they are silent :)
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    Well, as you can see … there is not a lot of place to get a power supply in the case (because of cooling);
    So I thought again, and found an answer again :D. The PSU will be for a part outside the case, part inside.

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    This is an old PSU …
    I ordered a new one :D @ it-service, again very satisfied from the store :)
    It is a 500W , 140mm cooling FAN with nice cable sleeving.

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    Then for the inside, I found something new for the design :). The Helghast (enemy = ingame) need also cooling to survive on the earth. – I don’t know how you call it, but it’s a part from the machine what you use to suck dust (xD) hehe, here an explanation. It has got an UV orange finishing.

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    This is the place in the case where I use it :)
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    After this, I made the front:
    WOODWOODWOODWOOD :p
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    Some more @ the intake… there will come a controller for the light in front.

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    The light controller:
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    In the bottom of the case there will be some spectacular lightning, a plexi sheet with the logo of de developers of the game killzone.
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    Well, it would look like this when it is finished:
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    Back to the side !! :D
    Here you see some improvement on the lights @ the side
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    But it won’t be as shiny because of coming details and paint inside the “cells” , details like these :

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    Then I was fully concentrated on the sidepanel again.
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    For the lights in the case I have a special way to connect them once the side panel is attached.
    A hole for connection:

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    And covered by my hand-made grill :)
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    Tadaaa !
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    Still to come: plexiglass for the windows and filling, scouring and painting the sides :D
    That will be for September- October ;)

    Next: The backside
    First I made a sheet of wood again (4mm MDF) to fit the back.

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    Then I made a hole for the 80mm FAN, and I jigsawed the rest of the connections. :D

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    For the Power supply I made a cover as well:
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    Then, I made some air holes to give the back a little bit more … more :p

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    Don’t mind the tape ;)
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    The other side :D (hey, that is a pub here in town “den TOS” :p )

    There is no place for a window here, so I replace it with a logo of the Helghast.
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    Making a drawing (not in sketchup or autocad … just pencil and paper :D )
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    Making it possible in wood ;)

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    Then I ordered another sheet of plexi, thank you again IT-Service ;)
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    The intention is to make the logo glow – With LED lightning

    The plexi still needs a finishing touch but here is a result of what it would look like.

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    And this is my final picture of the first, major intro- update.
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    I know These are a lot of info and pictures to watch, but I hope you enjoyed watching.
    Comments and critics are very welcome !

    Now I have exams, (math tomorrow :p) but I hope to give you an answer if you have question.

    ___ KEEP ON MODD!NG ___ :dremel:
    ___ TOMCATT ___
     
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  2. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    An ambitious project and coming along well:rock: I really like all the lighted acrylic.
    I'll be watching
    John
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    An impressive start.:D
     
  4. Rozzy

    Rozzy I'll get there :P

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    :jawdrop: <= enough said...
     
  5. Ashaman

    Ashaman M'hael

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    I'm speechless!

    This is one of the most impressive mods I've seen built out of wood/mdf! That design turned out really good!

    I'm looking farward to see your progress on this one. keep it up!
     
  6. modgodtanvir

    modgodtanvir Prepare - for Mortal Bumbat!

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    Welcome to the forums dude.

    I am VERY impressed. Your idea is very interesting, and will make for a brilliant mod. Your planning and sketches very very impressive. Your building work so far has been to a very high standard, and looks brilliant. Your lighting so far looks very good, and your photography is spot-on and your project log is very well written.

    No end of praise for what's been done so far, and I look forward to seeing more. Consider it *subscribed*!
     
  7. charlesbeams

    charlesbeams TRANCEFORMer

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    wow, looks good so far :)
     
  8. DaveVader

    DaveVader Fast Action Response Team

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    so amazing!
     
  9. MrWizard

    MrWizard New Member

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    You have my attention, tomcatt. :baby:
     
  10. Nolimited

    Nolimited New Member

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    Very impressive and the work on the wood are realy nice :clap:

    it will be an amazing mod :thumb:
     
  11. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Active Member

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    Stunning! :D
     
  12. Kenny_McCormick

    Kenny_McCormick Member

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    Great work dude, I like it. Please, keep going.

    PD: The machine wich sucks the dust it's called "vacuum cleaner"
     
  13. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    very nice, welcome on the forums tom :D
     
  14. Stievius

    Stievius Industrial Design Student

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    One of the better Belgian MDF mods around these days :)
     
  15. MShort

    MShort putting the "i" in team

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    wow, your workmanship is very good, welcome to bit-tech
     
  16. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    That was an amazing intro. The case looks amazing already.
     
  17. airchie

    airchie New Member

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    Yeah, good work for having no experience in woodworking!

    Keep it up. :)
     
  18. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    impressive! to say the least!
    you have got some serious skill in wood working, for no woodworking classes!
    I have a math exam tomorrow too! LOL
     
  19. Aceanuu

    Aceanuu Will-Mod-for-Food

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    *claps*

    Wow, I am really taken aback by this. Seriously impressive. Its a great inspiration for me to see that this kind of stuff is possible by just normal people (I'm dying to make a casemod myself... but gotta start small I keep sayin').

    Consider this a subscription, I can't wait to see where this goes.
     
  20. tomcatt

    tomcatt WoodWoodWood

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    :D Thank you very much for the responds , I try to make the best of it offcourse :thumb:

    Thank you , now I know the word again :lol:

    thanks again all, I really like bit-tech :rock:oewyeah
     
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