Hi everyone, I have been asked by a good friend of mine to do a case mod based on her best friend's favorite Mass Effect character; Tali'Zorah nar Rayya. It is her friend's 21st birthday in August and she has come to me to make her a special birthday present I was very excited to start another mod and it wasn't the money that drove me to start this project in such a hurry, I would have done it for free purely because I love modding! I started of course by doing some research, both into Tali'Zorah nar Rayya and possible case options. Eventually I decided on the NZXT Phantom 410, I have worked with the original full tower Phantom and I was excited to see it's smaller sibling I wanted to get Tali's mask airbrused onto the front of the case but a quote of roughly USD $850 for a local airbrush artist quickly drove me away from that idea. So I decided to just stick with following the colour scheme for starters. I bought the black version of the Phantom and as soon as it arrived I proceeded to dismantling it to take to the powdercoaters. Tomorrow I'm off to the local hardware store to buy some primer, some gold and some light purple spray paint to do the plastic parts and the rear expansions card brackets. But for now here are a few photos of the case before and after dismantling: Those are the colours I will be using to best match Tali's uniform, the dark purple sample sheet is from the powdercoaters, that is the colour the chassis will be, the lighter purple will be used for the plastic trim on the Phantom and the gold will be used for the fan grills as well as the expansion card backplates. Yesterday I went and ordered 1mm aluminium sheet to construct a PSU shroud as well as a smaller sheet which I will be using as a plaque, my client wants me to engrave a personalised message for the final case owner I also bought some finer engraving bits for my Dremel tool so I can do finer, more detailed engraving. My first fit test of the PSU shroud, I realised I would have to make a few minor cutouts so the shroud would fit in nicely. It fits! I'm very happy with the result, next step is to decide where I will be placing the plaque, I want to place it on top of the shroud so it can be viewed through the case window but not directly above the PSU as I want to engrave through the plaque and have backlighting. So I will have to place it in front of the PSU and make a cutout in the shroud so light can pass through. I cut out that horrid fan grill and now there is space for a large case window That is all for now but the next update shouldn't be too far away, I'm working furiously on this build!