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    Hello and welcome to my newest build :) I've been modding for 10 years now and usually my themes are of a pixelated design. This mod is named ColorFalls as the case will be built to hang from a wall and look like it's made out of hundreds of cubes that each have a LED and will have patterned lighting effects). I will be 3D printing this case and expect to use about 9 lbs of plastic to make. Here is my CAD design so you can visualize the project. ] My sponsors for this mod Components ASUS Prime Z390-A ASUS GTX 2060 STRIX 6GB ASUS ROG RYUJIN 360 AIO CPU Cooler ASUS ROG Thor 1200W Modular RGB PSU TEAMGROUP NIGHT HAWK Legend RGB 16gb DDR4 RAM TEAMGROUP T-FORCE Delta RGB 250gb SSD TEAMGROUP MS30 M.2 SATA SSD CPU I5-9600k Heres a few photos of my previous work: I'll be back soon with some progress of the printing and whahtnot! Its showing it will take 2 weeks of printing time to get the main body done. I'll be back sooner than that though to show the 3D process :)
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    And up we go for yet another worklog. Yes, I know, there are still two unfinished ones... But, I got this project with a very tide deadline, so I will just squeeze it in between the WOPR and X-Wing. Lately, I watched the movie Alita: Battle Angel. I just thought the design of the character Zapan is really stylistic and unique. So why not taking it and transforming it into a laptop mod. So the style of the laptop should be some what futuristic, technical/mechanical. Acer/Predator not only provided me with a Helios 500, but I also got the 3D files of that laptop. This is very handy, cause I can now model around the original shape and everything will stay in proportinos. So at first, I took the basic shell and removed all unnecessary parts. Then I blocked in the design with very primitive geomatric shapes, just to find my design. Couple hours later, the basic design was done. Only some smaller details and the bottom half are missing. But you already can see where it goes.
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    And now for some final pictures: We also made a short making-of: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SA9V4SRDMo
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    Wasted print: Would it be possible to print a layout frame, then print the cubes upside down? You could get a smoother face too. -I know... more glue, not as strong, but supports and stuff could be added. The test block looks fantastic.
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    Thanks Mos! I have a pic to show you once I get them unpacked, but got a small set of nice hand planes. I saw them and thought of you. Lady gave them to me for free with a load of other hardware, fasteners, tools that I got for $30. I'm going back to clear out more hardware/lumber/sheet metal as she's prepping to sell her house after her husband passed a year ago. Even getting my hands on an older table saw for $10 😁
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    Shadow of the Tomb Raider Mod Pubblicato il aprile 7, 2019di MAYHEM One day he contacted me on my FB channel a well-known Italian modder "Twister" I already knew this modder by reputation and I appreciated his work, he says: "I find your mods beautiful I would like to collaborate with you, give me your phone number let's hear! ”, needless to say that it made me a great pleasure. As a word he calls me and we begin to know each other, we leave each other by greeting each other. After a few months I get a message coming a mod, ... it's a question of replicating in part this customization of shadow of the tomb raider made on a very famous microsoft console on the net as it was auctioned for charity and sold to an exorbitant price. the case on which to work is very different it is a CASE PHANTEKS ENTHOO ELITE FULL TOWER a huge case of excellent material. This case is so big and heavy (about 80KG empty) that it comes with its flightcase and sturdy bands to pull it out. I immediately get to work and taking the measurements on the site of the builder begins to think about how to make it. Arriving at the solution, based on the design of the console, you need to create plexiglass panels with Mayan glyphs and a calendar, Twister proposes that you could engrave with the laser he has everything you need once you arrive the case would make all the parts, he would send me everything and I would take care of the delicate painting job, to then send back the case for the final internal assembly with top-level hardware and a customized liquid cooling system. Intercept a dense correspondence interspersed with phone calls to solve any problems that may be created, shortly after Daniel sends me the first photos of the panels made by him, everything goes well with the enthusiasm of both. Once all the panels have been made, Daniel offers to bring it to me personally (he is often in Milan) to discuss the details, spend a nice afternoon eating a pizza made by my wife and craft beer. The effects of beer can be felt and seen. The case is really huge. first of all I buy the acrylic colors and I do color tests, light brown and yellow earth of burnt sienna, all from these 2 colors mixed in specific percentages. Background brown, light brown, and a still lighter brown for the final finishing, let's start the dances. Once I have ascertained the color I proceed with everything else, I had to dismantle most of the houses, and it was a good opportunity to see such an expensive case. I apply the dark brown background with a brush to reach the deeper furrows, and with a sponge the light brown being careful not to go into the furrows that must remain dark. Daniel has foreseen everything even the possible thicknesses due to the thickness of the excess plexigrass has dutifully blunted the parts for closing the front panel. I take care of all the details and leave nothing out. I also paint some internal components just to stay on topic with the whole. Here comes the highlight, the calendar, this element is suspended with the supports under it will go the RGB LED, in this way a soft light will illuminate the bulkhead with a pleasant effect. Now the time has come to give the final effect a bit of moss, it is the Christmas season for which it was not difficult for me to find moss for a manger at a negligible price 99 cents an envelope ... It is too often I have to grind it and set it to create the moss effect. I apply some glue and sprinkle with fake moss on the god it presses the appearance a few seconds and I clean with a brush, the effect is amazing the whole acquires 50% more. Now I have to apply the effect also on the rest of the case, being careful not to exaggerate and evaluate the parts in which the real moss would form, therefore in the cracks and in the parts in shadow Once cleaned and reassembled, this is the final result .. We are both enthusiastic about how the work proceeds, now the ball goes to Twister who will have to assemble all the internal hardware and create a green liquid cooling system out of nothing, pack the case and send everything to him. components of all respect the customer's portfolio cries ... This machine finished with the cooling system installed by twister. This is his configuration. thanks.
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    Next, I worked on the electrical parts. Solderes and glued in some LED strips for a fading effect. I got the power directly form the power supply pins on the motherboard. The power supply has 19,8 V and I only needed 12 V so I installed a small power converter at the M.2 mounting spot. Next, I glued all parts on the outer shell using epoxy. Finally, I made some more details.
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    You should have some cubes raise up over the I/O cables. Adding a pattern on the top of each cube would be neat too.
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    Thanks dude! Yes, I am a bit behind with the worklog, but dont want to rush it. So in twoo weeks there will be also final pictures here.
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    Next, I dismantled the entire notebook. To create a better bond for the new color, I sanded the surface of the entire outer shell. Then all parts were primed and also colored in silver. Zapan has some mexican/inka/polynesian art on his body. I tried to replicate this style. All was cut in vinyl and then dabbed on with a brush. After the paint job was done, I reassembled the shell. The keyboard was not screwed, but glued with plastic tips. I melted them back together with a soldering iron.
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    Next, I worked on some small detail. Therefore, I used a material called metal foam. It was cut to size, to make it fit in the left halft of the case. Perfect. Then all parts were primed. I ended up with applying another, darker grey tone, to give the following metalic color, a better contrast. Finished everything up with a layer of glossy clear coat. But after the weathering it will dulled down again.
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    Core x71

    Hi all,bit more done still loads to do :) Thanks for looking :)
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    Nerd level intensifies...
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    Now almost all parts are printed. Also made some tests to see if everything still fits together. After all parts were wet sanded, I applied couple layers of spray filler. After the filler, all spots that needed some more attention got visible and were filled with some spot putty. Then everything was was wet sanded again.
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    😄 Thanks Last week, I finished the work on the 3D model. Always interresting to see the difference between the finished model and the first sketch. Then the printing started. I put the first parts into place, to see it they will fit. While the remaining parts are printing, I started to sand down the printed ones and prepare them for painting.