1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Case Mod - In Progress Project Stealth

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Frenkie, 24 Jan 2010.

  1. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

    Joined:
    3 Jul 2006
    Posts:
    323
    Likes Received:
    8
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    After the succes of my mini-project Hovermax (fan mod for Enermax) I got the irresistible urge to make a complete mod with the same look-n-feel.
    The inspiration for Hovermax and this mod I got from the F117 - Nighthawk
    [​IMG]
    to mod a case from the swedish Fractal Design company http://fractal-design.com/ to give it a whole new look.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    For the specs of this case, I can point you to the log of my collegue Jos a.k.a. Agressions, who just so happens to have started a mod with the same case.
    I made in SketchUp a few rough designs and showed them to the guys at Fractal Design. They were unanimous to pick this one;
     
    Last edited: 28 Feb 2010
  2. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

    Joined:
    5 Feb 2004
    Posts:
    6,363
    Likes Received:
    125
  3. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

    Joined:
    3 Jul 2006
    Posts:
    323
    Likes Received:
    8
  4. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

    Joined:
    3 Jul 2006
    Posts:
    323
    Likes Received:
    8
    The guys at Fractal Design liked the first sketches, so lets start modding !
    [​IMG]
    Started with disassembling the case and also applying the first cut lines.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Nice doors that hold the dust filters....
    [​IMG]
    ..but i'm not using these in my design, I need a solid front. Sorry guys !
    [​IMG]
    BTW; this front/top panel is very nice !
    [​IMG]
    But it s also NOT included in my design hehehe
    [​IMG]
    Very nice multifunctional switch ( would be a waste NOT to use it right ? )
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    The chassis underneath the front needs to be cut in the same way.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

    Joined:
    3 Jul 2006
    Posts:
    323
    Likes Received:
    8
    The toppanel also gets a sharp point.
    [​IMG]
    This is how the sides look like.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Disassembling the drive tower, maybe I can use it still, or at least part of it.
    [​IMG]
    Aktion shots, yes with my fav plaid work outfit. :) :)
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    This piece is going out.
    [​IMG]
    Talk about a lean design....
    [​IMG]
    for the garbage.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. shakka65

    shakka65 What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    17 Jan 2010
    Posts:
    107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nice start. I cannot wait to see how this turns out. Good luck mod on my brother.
     
  7. imersa

    imersa Parvum Princess

    Joined:
    9 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    1,792
    Likes Received:
    89
    Really cool shape.
    Not seen a case cut up quite like that before!
     
  8. Raiden

    Raiden Portuguese reviewer

    Joined:
    26 Oct 2009
    Posts:
    377
    Likes Received:
    1
    Man we also did a review of this Fractal case !

    This case is speechless, it really is a must have !

    I will be folowing this ..

    I loved the theme ...

    Keep this updated ...
     
  9. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

    Joined:
    11 Mar 2009
    Posts:
    7,813
    Likes Received:
    347
    That poor, poor case :(
     
  10. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

    Joined:
    3 Jul 2006
    Posts:
    323
    Likes Received:
    8
    Ya can't make an omelet, withour breaking some eggs.... and i've seen too many eggs-over-easy here, I'm not afraid of a bit of a a challenge. :D
     
  11. MugenUK

    MugenUK What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    5 Aug 2008
    Posts:
    76
    Likes Received:
    2
    I like the sound of this one, looking forward to seeing how it turns out.
     
  12. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

    Joined:
    3 Jul 2006
    Posts:
    323
    Likes Received:
    8
    Sawed the frontpanel.
    [​IMG]

    Mounted both sidepanels.
    [​IMG]

    To determine the right lines; this measurement from the sidepanel to midpoint.
    [​IMG]

    Transferred to the X-axis.
    [​IMG]

    And the Y-axis.
    [​IMG]

    Gives a nice 45 degree angled line.
    [​IMG]

    This line goes in the middle of that 45 degree line.
    [​IMG]

    And here I made a mistake, I toke the middle of the sidepanel as reference.
    [​IMG]

    Which looked like this.
    [​IMG]

    But in the end I choose for the original mobo-chassis, which you can see here.
    [​IMG]

    Here ones more the wrong and the right line.
    [​IMG]

    Cutted.
    [​IMG]

    And mounted back to the case.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

    Joined:
    3 Jul 2006
    Posts:
    323
    Likes Received:
    8
    To give you a better insight, here a paint-preview :)
    [​IMG]

    These are the lines of the black sheets of Forex hardfoam and the transparant polystyreen.
    [​IMG]

    There all triangles.
    [​IMG]

    This would represent some sort of a F117 cockpit look.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. ModaRobby

    ModaRobby What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    5 Aug 2009
    Posts:
    373
    Likes Received:
    3
    Ya know, this would be an absolutely great tribute idea for a Veterans Memorial Club or something of the like. In america we have a lot of places dedicated to men and women that served in a war in planes as bombers.

    Awesome idea btw. Subscribed.
     
  15. PimPin>PC

    PimPin>PC NZ Modder

    Joined:
    15 Feb 2010
    Posts:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    I will definatly have my laser guided eye on this one, love the design it :rock: mod on dude :thumb:
     
  16. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

    Joined:
    3 Jul 2006
    Posts:
    323
    Likes Received:
    8
    Here is my latest toy. :)
    [​IMG]

    Anyway, I riveted the motherboard back to the case.
    [​IMG]

    Now what motherboard will we choose for this mod... this one is from the FiFo mod, but its way too big.
    [​IMG]

    This Asus P5KPL mobo, is a lot smaller.
    [​IMG]

    Or this Sapphire moederbord ( Here with a Spire cooler still on it.)
    [​IMG]

    But thanks to my friends at Gigabyte I'm getting a Core I5 GA-P55A-UD5 mobo.
    [​IMG]

    And the people at Coolermaster provided me with a fat V10 !
    [​IMG]

    On the last pix it looked like the boards wont fit, but I measurered it;
    [​IMG]

    And enlarged. It fits, but only JUST. ( pfffewww lucky me )
    [​IMG]

    The sawed off front ....
    [​IMG]

    This is where the first Forex plate is coming.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

    Joined:
    3 Jul 2006
    Posts:
    323
    Likes Received:
    8
    And Sapphire was so kind to hand me a HD 5570 !
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

    Joined:
    3 Jul 2006
    Posts:
    323
    Likes Received:
    8
    Showing off my new sawmachine.
    [​IMG]
    Guide Aiming Laser Cheesecake!
    [​IMG]
    Im building the case up from the rear to the front.
    [​IMG]
    Piece of cardboard to test my idea
    [​IMG]
    Then reproduced it in Forex.
    [​IMG]
    As added bonus I gave this edge a 45 degree bevel.
    [​IMG]
    Using black construction kit, I added the first piece to the case, After it hardened, i
    noticed that the strength was coming back to the case. Just like i planned it would.
    [​IMG]
    Now I can determine the exact measuerments for the second piece.
    [​IMG]
    Three lengths, Three angles, One plate of Forex.
    [​IMG]
    And there it is.
    [​IMG]
    The second piece is added.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. ModaRobby

    ModaRobby What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    5 Aug 2009
    Posts:
    373
    Likes Received:
    3
    Lookin awesome mate. Keep it up. I already subscibed afeter i saw the hardware. :thumb:
     
  20. Frenkie

    Frenkie Lets mod the world!

    Joined:
    3 Jul 2006
    Posts:
    323
    Likes Received:
    8
    The next piece will be one of the cockpit windows. For this I use smoked-plexi.
    This is with protecting foil on both sides.
    [​IMG]

    Here one corner without the foil.
    [​IMG]

    Cutting it also gives a lot of mess !
    [​IMG]

    Here it will come.
    [​IMG]

    I will spraypaint case and the edges in silky-matblack. So I will leave the protecting foil where it is.
    It has no use to remove it and mask the same piece again later.
    [​IMG]

    And here come the bevels again.
    [​IMG]

    This is what holds it all together; Power Fix kit and liquid soap to smooth out the edges.
    [​IMG]

    There, another piece is done.
    [​IMG]

    It is not going too fast, I deliberatly wait every time untill the glue has hardened. Also I have limited spare time.
    We'll get there, I just ask you have patience with me.
     

Share This Page