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Project Lament: HellRaiser Cenobite PC -=FINISHED=-

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by ARTbyTROY, 24 Feb 2005.

  1. ARTbyTROY

    ARTbyTROY Mod it Til it Bleeds!

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    Hellraiser is hands down cool and quite scary, there are a fair amount of existing modded cases that pay tribute to the puzzle box but face it, the box isn't scary. Cenobites are scary, so I am shooting for a "what if the box opened and a case modder were transformed into a cenobite" kind of theme, here is my work log so far.

    There is a lot happening in the picture below but the drawing tells the basic story and will be what I try to go by and will hopefully be close to what I end up with.
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    The mod officially begins with a few cuts... Boglin eyes have eyelids, both a moveable top eyelid and a static lower that need to be removed.
    http://www.casemodgod.com/Hell00.jpg
    I taped off the section to cut out of the torso and outlined it with a Sharpie.
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    I cracked it open with a Dremel and a jigsaw, no easy task as the contour of the torso was a factor and also it wanted to melt as I cut it.
    http://www.casemodgod.com/mannequinhack01.jpg
    I cut down a Lian Li motherboard tray, it is not finished yet and more material will be taken off the top. I was concerned with the amount of room (or lack of) around the sides of the board so I mounted it to the tray and set it and the PSU in for a test fit.
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    I used an old 4GB drive as a template to get everything lined up, the IDE and power cables will connect at the bottom of the drive behind the motherboard tray.
    http://www.casemodgod.com/Hell13.jpg
    Cutting straight lines into a contoured surface isn't easy so I bought a contour guide and set about cutting a hole for the LCD. I also taped off and outlined the abdomen window cut out.
    http://www.casemodgod.com/Hell19.jpg
    I put the plexi into my electric oven at 275 degrees for 12 minutes, when it looked softened I took it out, and wearing 'Ove' gloves began quickly forming it around the felt covered abdomen cut out. After the Plexi cooled I traced the edges with a Sharpie marker.
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    Here is a test fit of the window, the shape is great but the edges are not as tight as I expected and will require a little more work...
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    I decided to move onto working on the head. First I covered the masking tape wrapped head in aluminum foil, this should make removing the Sculpey a lot easier.
    ]http://www.casemodgod.com/Hell28.jpg
    The picture below shows the continuing process of filling everything in, I added some final details and it looks pretty evil so far, the Super Sculpey has proven to be a very workable sculpting medium, I hope it stays as easy to work with after cooking it.
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    The Fass-o-Matic reservoir was a little smaller than I had envisioned but no big deal.
    http://www.casemodgod.com/Hell47.jpg
    I used an 80mm hole saw bit on my trusty Black&Decker corded drill to rip a hole, the drill seized up a few times when the hole saw would catch up in the cooling plastic.
    http://www.casemodgod.com/Hell49.jpg
    After an hour and a half of cutting, drilling and filing the modded cover plate is finally finished.
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    Next to take an atomic grill and cut it down to make a border for the outside of the reservoir cutout.
    http://www.casemodgod.com/Hell66.jpg
    I also super glued the window in place which was a nightmare but wound up being ok in the end, below is a picture of the almost finished abdomen section.
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    The pump fits into the cutout and will be attached to the Alum-angle for the MB tray and also to the base when I make it.
    http://www.casemodgod.com/Hell76.jpg
    I also positioned and then cut a hole for the radiator, it lines up nicely with everything else and thankfully the torso is still structurally sound
    http://www.casemodgod.com/Hell77.jpg
    I outlined the handle cutout with terra-cotta Milliput and marked the holes for the bolts.
    http://www.casemodgod.com/Hell82.jpg
    I used a 1" hole saw to cut the opening for the fill port and tested for fit, the plexi glass nut that comes with it will not fit so I plan to screw it into the mannequin itself.
    http://www.casemodgod.com/Hell83.jpg
    I decided to dump the hard drive in the head idea in favor of putting a Laserpod inside the head, below is the unit in red.
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    I did a test fit of the top window using masking tape, I also cut out the teeth and placed them inside the head for a test fit.
    http://www.casemodgod.com/Hell91.jpg
    I took the newly formed plexi window and drew a brain pattern onto the outside of it using a silver Sharpie marker.
    http://www.casemodgod.com/Hell96.jpg
    A couple hours of Dremeling later and I had a cool custom brain etch. I then used Magic Sculpt on the inside edges to hold the window in.
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    Once everything was dry it was time to mock up the lighting mods for the head and see how it looked.
    http://www.casemodgod.com/Hell98.jpg
    I began painting the head by laying down a base coat and working it up with more color as I went.
    http://www.casemodgod.com/Hell102.jpg
    Here is the top of the head removed, since you will be able to see it from the top window I painted the inside of the head a dark blood red.
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    Below is a test fit of the Glo-wire, I almost talked myself out of using it because it looks so cool with just the bloody lines in the face but it looks kick ass installed and on. I also did a little more paint detailing
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    I removed the eyeballs and painted the assembly for them black, I also added the final detailing to the head (including making the top window cutout bloodier and jagged) in preparation for varnishing. Three coats of varnish and the eyeballs reinstalled, the finished product is below.
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    I started wrapping the torso in leather, or I should say I wrapped the abdomen window section. The window has been simplified in comparison to my original sketch, but I think it will tie in better when finished this way.
    http://www.casemodgod.com/Hell109.jpg
    Below is the finished chest section, I added the cover plate to the LCD to hide the wires on the side of the unit.
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    I put everything together to get a rough idea of what the finished mod should look like...
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    More updates soon, See the entire work log: http://www.casemodgod.com/artbytroy_lament.htm
     
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  2. Bbq.of.DooM

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    Troy, you mod on your dinner table? :hehe: :hehe:

    and why haven't we seen the most recient stuff on cmg forums yet?


    anyhow, really nice work.
     
  3. ARTbyTROY

    ARTbyTROY Mod it Til it Bleeds!

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    Yes, I mod on the dinner table... my wife is thankfully very understanding. I have pretty much trashed the table and will be buying her a new one when I finish this mod.

    I haven't been updating the log in the CMG forums much since the work log is on the main site.
     
  4. n0ll4k

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    damn looks very good

    i like the look of him :)
     
  5. Peddro

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    is he also nice? :p

    very well done by the way :thumb: thumbs up for you :thumb:
     
  6. deadly-app

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    :jawdrop: thats amazing looking!! How long has it taken you thus far?
     
  7. Tech-Daddy

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    Nice rendition of "Chatter"... agreed on the fact that Cenobites are pretty terrifying. The pics of Chatter show almost 2 different "faces"... one with non defined eyes, and (looking at his death pic) a cleaner face with more defined, "humanoid" located eye sockets...

    I always found him to be more terrifying in the "non humanoid/lack of defined eyes" stage.

    Anyways, good stuff there! Nice idea! and looks like excellent attention to detail!

    Keep it up, and keep us in the loop!
    Looking forward to the finish!

    :thumb: :thumb:
     
  8. Anthony

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    looking veery original! :thumb:
     
  9. ARTbyTROY

    ARTbyTROY Mod it Til it Bleeds!

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    I started it October 15th 2004, so a little over four months now.

    Actually the cenobite I made is more a hybrid. He has the teeth of a chatterer, the wires wrapped around the head like Dr. Channard, his belly showing like Butterball and the top of the head opened up like Angelique. Besides, I have had those mechanical eyes lying around begging to be put into a project for over 15 yrs.
     
  10. Tech-Daddy

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    Get yourself some fishing hooks and run some stranded cable between the scalp opening and the shoulders! Or maybe some really thin wire and hooks... that would give the ANgelique look pretty well!

    Butterball... hehehe.. 4got about him! Figure out a way to incorporate a slot load CD player and do a tribute to Mr. Disco! ;) (was that his name?)

    Didn't Chattter have hooks/cables pulling on the corners of his mouth? I remember what happened to Channard, nice wire effect by the way,

    NEway, good job mate!

    Looking forward to the progress!
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  11. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Went and checked out the entire worklog. Excellent work, man.

    And Goodwill DOES often have leather jackets. I used to get them a fair bit...
     
  12. btk100

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    Beautiful. Very tidy!

    It would make me have nightmare though if it was near my bed...lol
     
  13. Bbq.of.DooM

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    Man I really think a lot of people are doing cases like this now. there's this one, then there's the puzzle box one (with pin-head). who knows what's next
     
  14. -Enforcer-5716M4

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    You can't really say "cases like this", since this "case" (manequin) really differs from the puzzlebox. But you might say that the Hellraiser theme is a popular one...

    BTW: love the mod! It's nice to see that you have posted it here at bit-tech as well (I first saw it at hardforum). Man you really have to have some earlier encounters with bondo and sculpting, right?
     
  15. Acid Burn

    Acid Burn ..look but don't touch..

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    omg! that is amazing! it looks sooo sick! you're using a paint brush when painting the head, right? will definately watch this!
     
  16. Defyant Mods

    Defyant Mods Well-Known Member

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    He's superb! terrifyingly awsome,and the skills and ideas being shown here are second to none,

    The missus and her mate are still taking sneek peeks!

    Awsome work as always Troy,

    As kirsten Dunst Ravishingly said in Interview with a Vampire


    "I want some more"
     
  17. Godboy_g

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    Man, This is going to look KILLER at lan parties. Do you plan to give him arms, legs, etc..... Or are you gonna go for the mangled torso look?

    Also, How stable is he? It would be a shame if he fell over and cracked his face or something.
     
  18. Isuo

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    That is AMAZING. So clean and so original man. But you made it a bit too quick, imo caus now there will be less wating and excitement. But again that is soo GOOD man!!
     
  19. ARTbyTROY

    ARTbyTROY Mod it Til it Bleeds!

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    Yes, it was all done by brush, I was going to break out the airbrush for it but decided to give it a shot the easy way first and it worked out really well.

    He will have arms, no legs. I ordered a pair of ladies size 6 leather pants off ebay and will use them to cover the arms. He is surprisingle stable, but then I don't have any hardware in it either. I have an 8mm thick sheet of smoked plexi that measures 480mmx480mm that I plan to cut into a base for it which should keep it from falling over.

    I am about 70% finished with it, so there is a bit more to look forward to... I still have a few tricks up my sleeve.
     
  20. Isuo

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    Hehe, I'm dieing(you spell it like that?) to see the finished 'thing'.
     

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