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Case Mod - In Progress StarCraft II: Protoss [CM Cosmos] - Nearly completed

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Koradhil, 22 Oct 2007.

  1. Koradhil

    Koradhil What's a Dremel?

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    After a couple months of waiting for the new Cooler Master case, I finally got it. I personally went to pick up a Cosmos at Cooler Master's European office in Venlo, The Netherlands. I was lucky because it was the only one not reserved for shops or distributors. This mod will be a quick one, as I want to have it finished before the Benelux Casemod League on November 23 - 25. Sponsors are Cooler Master and A.C. Ryan.

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    The theme for the mod is StarCraft II which will be coming out in 2008. More specifically, I chose to do the mod in the style of Protoss, one of the races in the game. Much of my inspiration comes from this picture:

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    I started by stripping the entire case to the bare frame.

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    This afternoon I had some time to pick up some spraypaint at the local car tuning shop. I picked Motip #43250 (yellow/sand) and #44925 (blue) to be the main colors for the case. I started with the basecoat.

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    Followed by three layers of yellow.

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    Quick mockup to see how it turns out. The parts still need to be varnished.

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    Ok thats it for now, tomorrow I'll do some more.
     
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  2. Silent_Enigma

    Silent_Enigma What's a Dremel?

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    This can be good, i will follow this.
    Keep it up !!!
     
  3. brinkz0r

    brinkz0r What's a Dremel?

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    Ah there it is, I've been looking forward to this one :) You're gonna have a hard time to finish it in time, but I wish you the best of luck!
     
  4. Koradhil

    Koradhil What's a Dremel?

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    I've done it before (Gemini in 4 weeks), I can do it again ;)
     
  5. teamtd11

    teamtd11 *Custom User Title*

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    Looks like a very nice idea, im a big starcraft fan. so im hoping this turns out well. Good luck:thumb:
     
  6. sik19

    sik19 What's a Dremel?

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    Nice, the typical protoss yellow frame. I will definetly watch this mod :clap:
     
  7. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    looks to be an eye catcher. i'll have my eye on this
     
  8. TNash

    TNash What's a Dremel?

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    I like the contrast between the yellow and is that brushed aluminum? Looks cool.
     
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    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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  10. Koradhil

    Koradhil What's a Dremel?

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    Its not going to be brushed aluminum in the end, it will be yellow as well.
     
  11. Godric

    Godric What's a Dremel?

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    Nice project, I wonder what you will make of it :)
    Good luck making tBCL finals, I think I will visit so maybe I will see it in real-life.
     
  12. HeXeN

    HeXeN Straight from Hell

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    Alu works well with almost everything ;P even with brushed allu :D. But Are U thinking about cool blue acrylic parts inside :>? (i'm just curious) (And next one mod from U, i'm waiting for updates)
     
  13. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    I agree, the brushed alum and yellow accent look good together, even though you plan on painting the alum later on.
     
  14. Koradhil

    Koradhil What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks people. Yes HeXeN, there will be lots of blue inside and I got two MeshX Hexx panels from A.C. Ryan as well as a Hexx radgrill ;)

    Now I need your opinions on this matter. I want to paint the sidepanels, but do you think I should pick a different shade of yellow for that, or will the same color be fine ? Same color is more economical (saves me another spraycan), but it might be a bit too much of the same otherwise. There will be a window in the left panel and I'm thinking of doing a SC2 logo on the other (not sure though), so it will not be an entirely yellow panel.
    And another question on the paint. I was thinking of painting the top panel of the case blue, but I'm not sure this will look very good. Do you think I should spray it yellow also and paint only the 'grill' at the back blue ?
     
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  15. Stievius

    Stievius Industrial Design Student

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    I would go for a slightly darker yellow -on the side panels- if I were you ;)
     
  16. splashdream

    splashdream What's a Dremel?

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    For the side panel color a nice sandstone(orange-brown-beige) color would provide a nice tie in to the colors in the image you are basing this case upon.
     
  17. Thadeez

    Thadeez What's a Dremel?

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    Why not try something else, to simulate the hexagonal effect of the dome in the picture. Like, laying down a background of the light blue on the sidepanel. Then, put a Hexxpanel on top of it and lightly spray some of that nice purple over it. The hexxpanel will leave it's footprint on there in light blue and voil√°, you got it :)
     
  18. Koradhil

    Koradhil What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the advice people. That hex spray effect is a really good idea, I will think about it.
     
  19. coolmiester

    coolmiester Coolermaster Legend

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    Great start and a great theme Koradhil - looking forward to future updates.

    How are you finding the COSMOS??
     
  20. Koradhil

    Koradhil What's a Dremel?

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    It's definately one of the best cases I have ever worked with. I'd personally rather buy a Cosmos than a Silverstone TJ07.. (I have both) The Cosmos just has the best features, I absolutely love the sidepanel mounting system. The design remains to be a matter of taste though, I can understand why some don't like the case.
     
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