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Case Mod - In Progress Project Storm Shadow

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by TheGreatSatan, 4 Feb 2011.

  1. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Member for 17 years!

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    Project: Storm Shadow
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    So, time for a GI Joe mod. The victim case is the Raidmax Blackstorm, even though this one is clearly white.

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    My favorite part is how the case butterflies open

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    The first thing I had to do was remove the blue trim to paint

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    Then I cut out that hideous honeycomb wannabe mesh

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    I painted the trim with a white plastic primer

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    And then red. You'll see that red and white will be a common theme here

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    Once it dried I put it back in bezel

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    I've had these red LED case feet that I've been meaning to use

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    Next is the window. I just had to draw out a rough shape to cut

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    And I didn't follow that path at all

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    I added this cool graphic to the window

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    Mounting the window was easy because I used the latches that held the previous side vent in place

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    And there it is. Cool

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    The panel is back in place, but the blue drive latches look stupid

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    I just had to paint the drive bay covers

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    Now to the fix the front intake
     
  2. jhanlon303

    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    Great start. I have some of those feet from when CompUSA was closing their brick and mortar stores. I think mine are blue though.
     
  3. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Member for 17 years!

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    This used to be from a mesh intake box found at Office Depot

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    I cut it out and slid it into place

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    Next, I have to change the default blue intake to a red one

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    By itself, it looks odd, so I need a shroud

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    With the fan on

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    I changed the rear fan to red too, but the slot covers look dumb

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    So they get painted white

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    And now they're back in place

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    Looking really good thus far

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    Time to move on to the right side where this cool fan shroud swings out. I won't have to piant it because no one will be able to see the blue here anyway. I will add a 80mm red fan though

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    Time for a little paint to liven up this panel

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  4. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Member for 17 years!

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    It's on the right side and no one will see it

    I got an red 80mm LED fan from Coolmax

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    My unique touch to this mod will be a carry handle made of a scabbard. The sword will still be usable too

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    Like this

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  5. Mizakoto

    Mizakoto Problematica

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    slick, love the actor who plays that guy. Nice modding so far!
     
  6. DerKeiser

    DerKeiser What's a Dremel?

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    hahaa! A very nice case there!
    Any plans on hardware yet? I should imagine the CH IV will fit in nicely with the case theme!
    You sleeving your cables? Go MDPC-X and order white and red!
    Awesome work tho, mod on bro!
     
  7. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Member for 17 years!

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    No, just a case mod for now. Later I'll use the AMD Bulldozer when it ships.
     
  8. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Member for 17 years!

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    I decided to add a little red to the panel with the striped part of the cobra symbol

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    I just made copies to an 11"x17" page

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    And then transferred it to the frog taped panel

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    And there you go...

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  9. TheGreatSatan

    TheGreatSatan Member for 17 years!

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    I bought a pipe repair kit

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    It'll go kind of like this

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    But first I need to make it white

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    And then cut it down to two screws

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    I locked down the rear as well

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    All of it is bolted to the inside

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    To carry the theme of the sword handle I added a strap to the bolts holding the scabbard

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    I even painted the drive to match

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    I disliked the tooless design, so I went with a screw instead

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    I'm calling this one complete

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  10. Marcos_Viegas

    Marcos_Viegas Minimodder

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    Impressive work... congratulations!!!
     

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