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Case Mod - Complete ⭐ SPARTACUS / MOD OF THE ARENA

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by abbas-it, 25 Dec 2017.

  1. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    the next task was to finish off the podestals in roman pillar style for the two standarts i made a few weeks ago
    i used wooden chucks n dubels as a base andstuck em all together. DSCN0805.JPG DSCN0806.JPG DSCN0807.JPG DSCN0808.JPG DSCN0804.JPG DSCN0811.JPG DSCN0813.JPG DSCN0814.JPG
     

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  2. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    hi guys, time for an update again, i did some interior gpu work, also some new shields and some paint work. i really need to speed this up now. Gamescom is imminent :)
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  3. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    DSCN0834.JPG DSCN0835.JPG DSCN0836.JPG DSCN0837.JPG DSCN0839.JPG DSCN0841.JPG DSCN0846.JPG DSCN0847.JPG DSCN0848.JPG DSCN0852.JPG hi guys. i have finished Spartacus and am finally getting around to updating the worklog here.
    He has already been to the Gamescom, IFA, Comic Switzerland and Luxembourg so i just didnt get around to it.
    so first of all I will update this here in the next few days then show the finals results and a video.
     
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  4. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    ans some more
     
  5. DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤

    DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤ Well-Known Member

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    Sorry i couldnt wait and popped over for my own sneak preview :)

    The end result was amazing:rock::rock::rock::rock: Your best to date :thumb: Not many case mods take you on a modding journey like this did and the fact you don't use lasers and printers to build your works of art puts you in a league of your own... A true artisan. :dremel:
     
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  6. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    no problem def. i would have done the same.
    anyway, here are some more. here i clad the fan covers in worbla so that when painted, they look like oldish metalic cast irony type
     

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  7. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    and here they are with the first coat of paint, apart from that i did some sanding to get rid of the over stain cleanliness
     

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  8. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    And finally after another real modding oddysey, I am proud to present
    100% Handmade without any auotomation whatsoever.

    SPARTACUS, MOD OF THE ARENA
    Over 700 hours Later

    Over 1300 selfmade parts later

    I have really been through blood sweat and sand for this one.
    It took a lot of research to get some of the elements right.

    What cannot be seen on the pics, will be in the videos. That the sword is actually a switch magnet puller.
    Hence, only when the sword is stuck in, will Spartacus fire up.
    Then we have the chain and pulley monitor lift which can pull up the moniotr by flipping a hidden switch.
    Apart from that, both top front sides have a Dagonaut axe, each which are the reset and power switches.
    many more details can be seen on the Photos and videos are to follow.

     

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  9. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    And some more
     

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    DÈF¥âÑt¸.·´¯`¤ Well-Known Member

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    You know how i feel about this mod, just leaves me in total aw of your building skills.:thumb:

    Cant wait for the vid :clap:
     
  11. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    Thanks Def. Yes I am also curious how it will be. Untill we actually have the official one made here, her is a video shwoing some details made at the Gamescom, courtesy of Meynex.
    It shows more than one mod, but Spartacus is included. unfortunately i am not demonstration the Monitor lift here yet though. So that will be in our video.
     
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  13. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    SPARTACUS,
    MOD OF THE ARENA
    72 BC


    including a real gladius sword to turn it on via
    the inbuilt nagnet switch. runs only with sword.
    a gladiator helmet and other weapons.
    back leather armour breast plate
    axes which are switches for on, off and reset.
    gauntlets as reservoir pump combos.
    semi arena in the back.
    roman shield hiding the elevatable
    motorised touch screen lift with roman chains
    and pulley technology.
    with all other relevant details like leather, scaled plates,
    roman standarts, cartwheel flow indicators and whatever
    i could come up with for this very special theme
    about the greatest rebel of all time.

    based upon a Thermaltake Core P90 but its
    had the **** modded out of it :)

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    after the 45th second you can see the history
    but the whole video is interesting of course :)
     
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  14. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    Hi guys and thanks to Bit-Tech for the nomination to mod of the month.
    Thanks to everyone who like my hand made mods and I am always grateful for every vote.

    https://forums.bit-tech.net/index.p...mber-2018-in-association-with-corsair.354380/

    SPARTACUS, MOD OF THE ARENA was really a long ride.
    750 hours of diving into the theme all about the man we know as SPARTACUS. Captured by the Romans, enslaved, totured and underestimated. The great Gladiator went on to become the greatest rebel and freedom fighter of all time.

    A final video is still in the making and here are some pics again.
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  15. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    and t 39442100_1870608333033847_8131615268884447232_n.jpg 39442407_1870607183033962_7754582548352598016_n.jpg 39442522_1870607826367231_8128361620704329728_n.jpg 39442935_1870607206367293_4714327941436145664_n.jpg 39443045_1870607126367301_6579585654873653248_n.jpg 39453818_1870608013033879_5051785587762135040_n.jpg 39468157_1870608089700538_5847550853417795584_n.jpg 39468552_1870607516367262_7812860736253722624_n.jpg 39514750_1870608353033845_4928853930009427968_n.jpg 39514985_1870606939700653_232868363670388736_n.jpg he last ones....
     
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  16. kim

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    all your mods are always extraordinary, but the amount of details with Spartacus is absolutely incredible...:wallbash:
     
  17. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    thanks kim, yes i love details. am a slave to the theme :)
    and now with it being nominated for mod of the month, along with my Lagertha Viking mod too in update, wow..... not bad :)
     
  18. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Aye, that's cap doffing attention to detail there. Just looking at it (and thinking of all of the work it took) makes my brain hurt.

    Stunning work as ever, Ali.

    Edit. May I ask that you maybe do a future mod based on the Mary Rose or HMS Victory? I would love to see either :D
     
  19. abbas-it

    abbas-it We came, we saw, we mod, you awe!

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    @Vault-Tec : well actually, considering that some of my first ventures into the world of creativity were making caravels, junks, and east indiamen ships, why not.
    hms victory is actually already on the long list of themes i want to build. the problem is one life just doesnt seem to be enough as they keep coming at me.
    i woul of course make my own elements and greebly detailed version. it wouldnt be in the shape of a ship, but it would tell the hms victory tale just be the details it posses. who knows.
    by the way, i actually did make two commissioned world of warships mods as well. here are some pics.
    i dont post commissioned stuf really because its minimally also used laser and all that stuff that i criticise in my art. but their is more hand worked stuff even in them too to knock out any standard handmade mod though :) it was an order of 2x world of warships, 2x world of tanks and 1 total war arena.


    its all a mixture of hand and machine made. so i wont call this art, even though many do.
    what i mean to stress the point is. the second warchip i made was much quicker because the laser files were already written and because i didnt have to think of ideas, just copy them or better what didnt really work. as a casemodding artist, thats the way i like to think. even though i had to write and draw the files myself, lets not fool eachother. its much easier to use automation. so its not art in comparison to for example, SPARTACUS.
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  20. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    "had the **** modded out of it "
    Indeed it did. :D I love your work, even if it gets really hard to follow with you bouncing from different details. (Wait, I confuse people like that too. :lol: )

    Laser cuts: I'm OK with this. I know most people commissioning stuff have no clue how long it takes to make things. I've heard one month and even one week deadlines before. Things like those handrails would be a nightmare to make by hand anyway.
     

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