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  1. We're on the home stretch now ! ..... well until i change my mind again Yesterday was all the boring stuff..... more sanding and spot putty work... but today was a bit more fun as i finally get to throw down some colour First the boring! Kinda like running around putting out all the little spot fires.Some final prep work to the PSU cover, Filling in all the plex joins and fixing a few small dimples. It's a lotta extra work, but the end result will be worth it.Not sure if any one noticed this before but i changed the front. Decided to carry the lines thru to the bottom of the panel for a cleaner sharper look.This added a couple of extra days work... but i think it's worth the time. Then finish off the bracket for the Galaxy II Stats screen It's a simple spring type clip mod, that just holds the phone snug in place. A hell of a lot more wet rubbing and more spot fires and all the parts under base coat (silver)A day later....just when you thought all the wet rubbing was over ..... It's more wet rubbing again.... Why sand every coat? To get the paint as flat as poss.... that is what gives the mirror finish @ the very end. Fun Time First a few coats of the gun metal and then on goes the 2K clear coat. Lets do a few more Just for giggles! what could have been!!!!!
  2. Thanks Mos👍 Almost done with this panel.. Fill a few ruff spots with spot putty a rub and final primer.First off was to get some primer down. Not sure what to call these things, but hopefully they look cool! i'll show the inspiration for adding these soon. A lot more sanding some more primer and a few coats of spray putty. The inspiration DEEPCOOL'S ASSASSIN III COOLER FANS
  3. Time to give the Rear end some loving
  4. Then it's time for another assemble for some more measurements... and a few glamour shots I feel the monochrome shots better represent the end game better than the undercoat blue and grey....There's something about BW pics And again some colour shots for context
  5. With all the main players on the field it was time to get some work done, All the parts undergo extensive primer and prep work and will sit for a few weeks until paint time.
  6. Next to start on the front panel. Add some front vents Put em all together!
  7. Next to start work on is the Fan duct Time to sand Then add some accents Some extra work done to the base section
  8. Custom GPU bracket and card support.
  9. Last edited: Jun 1, 2020 Defyant's Mods
  10. I have been following the wrong link..... https://themodzoo.com/ and thought this forum was down... Anyways thank god for google searches 😄 The work log is getting pretty messy so the delay gets me a chance to clean it up a little Most of you guys have seen this posted elsewhere but i really wanted to have it posted here 😄 A big Thanks to my mates over at MWave for supporting me on this one with some really cool hardware. MWAVEGIGABYTE Z390 AORUS ELITEINTEL I7-9700K GIGABYTE GEFORCE RTX 2060 SUPER TEAM FORCE VULCAN 16GB 3200 INTEL 660P 512GB M.2 4 X SAMSUNG SSD'SLast but not least the star of the show DEEPCOOL ASSASSIN III COOLERAgain thanks MWAVE The Story!I fell in love with the fast looking open style metal alloy cases a while back. Antec, Cougar etc... but there was one i really liked. The Zeaginal ZC-11..But it was soon obvious that getting my hands on this Case was going to be a huge hassle. So i decided to just make my own. HyperCase DM-01 !Where does a build like this start? @ the bottomFor strength it's important to make the base from a single bent sheet of plex and it starts with a cut out from 3mm clear. The next part to fabricate is the top, This is done in 3 sections and braced. Next to make is the spine and motherboard tray.The spine the the largest section of the case and is 6mm thick and will become 12mm thick.The tray is a suspension type and can be adjusted from side to side to suit.
  11. I cant imagine the mods you would do with pro tools.... actually i can and it's scary ! incredible ideas you come up with. I always route channels in plex but it's always the side you don't see ! your making me see a different side... literally ? Keep up the amazing work man ?
  12. And some vids of the active music sync Heavy doof .... turn ya music dooooown! something a bit softer. something a bit more boring '
  13. Added some side blades for another RGB feature... sync'd em to work with the front lights and finished the internals. Still a few things to do change/fix up... Bleed probs and that base.. Pic flood inc!
  14. Interesting ! The second build from the original housing is maybe 80% complete ! you can catch a sneaky pic of it the background.. Fan's and hardware are all gtg just need to cut the other 8 blades and cut the holes for the psu and io and the bookends are complete. BUT! with the left over cut outs from all 18 blades im thinking i could prolly make a "mini blade" !
  15. With most of the RGB stuff and internal mods out of the way i stood back and had a good look and decided the case could use a rear wing this is still now subject to change but i'm pretty happy with the look. Either way this will be a bolt on accessory. It was about this same time that i also decided a rear air damm was needed! I wanted this to also be a bolt on type accessory so i decided to make it from a single peice of plex. This meant i would have to bend it.... this meant i would have to make a jig..... The jig did a pretty good job with a bit of muscle work. It was over to the plex bender for plex flexin action I have temp glued this into place for now as it still needs some work. This helps to give the case some stance and take away the top heavy look from just the wing. Next updates will be pretty much the the home stretch for this mod. A couple worklog vids
  16. The insides of the case are pretty simple... so i thought Being basically 2 componants. A motherboard tray/psu cover and a front fan housing. The next picture tells the whole story with out 10 extra posts. From left to right. 1,2,3 and finally 4 being the final for the psu cover. Number 3 prolly having the coolest lighting effects... but was just a bit too overkill for what i wanted... In an attemp to tone it down a little i went in a different direction. Still wanting a psu cover that would help direct air and add some rgb effects i took to the old plex bender to flex the plex! To light the cut away areas some strips of frosted plex are cut and glued into the section to create some accent lighting. Next is to addin the motherboard bracket system... This is simply cut from some 10-12mm clear plex and routed drilled and threaded for the brass standoffs. As this is basically a PC for the workshop hardware dosnt need to be the latest and greatest. For now a z270i strix with a midrange cpu 8 gigs of ddr4 2400 and a CM HYPER 212 with a Corsair LL 120 fan swap and matt black paint. Storage will be via 2 x M.2's with a GPU tba. A 700W psu will supply power. The brackets are weldon glued into place, this makes them kinda perm but thats ok as this case will always be a mITX housing. The 700w SFX psu fits perfect with a little room on top to run wires. With the MB in place a cut out can be added to the psu cover This allows the PSU cover to be simply dropped into place. A hook lock will be added later to hold in place. Next is to make the Fan housing and cover .....This will get the same RGB accent type lighting added. The top section can be removed and trimmed The cut away section will have frosted strips glued into place for the accent lighting. The result is some pretty cool lighting effects. The angle of the front outer edges of the psu were off so these where trimmed up and capped . To fill the gap around the MB and cover a one piece setion of clear 12mm plex is cut and edge routed. This will also work as an extra internal light feature. After the 24 pin atx cables are sorted this will be glued into place. Starting to take shape.
  17. Pretty much everyone here knows this mod already. I'll try and condense it a fair bit as this mod has changed... a alot! internally. The mod was inspired by the one and only InsolentGnome and his amazing G-Frame scratch build case mod. I was so impressed by the open design and pro work he did on this one i decided to have a go my self with some white plex and add some RGB disco for contrast. The original idea was to WC but i'm not a hard tuber and wanted the challenge of making a air cooled pc...... cool again :D The basis for the whole mod will be a frosted plex box surrounded with white plex blades for contrast. Then back lit with RGB utilising Corsair amazing new iCue software system and supporting RGB hardware. The inner housing went through 2 design builds, the original was designed for a 240 AIO but then later redesigned and built just for air. Original MK2 for air The difference is really only the tops and rears dimensions were kept the same. The rear of the inner housing has a large 120mm open port this will line up with the air cooler and allow the air cooling the cpu to direct exhaust. To help the air exhaust i made a custom port to channel the air better. Next i could cut the outer blades. I started with 7 one template and 6 blades for the case.... But later added another 3 to make it 9 blades in total. Next was to cut and remove the centres of all 9 blades... a first one was done then the rest simply profiled on the router to get 10 exact copies. The blades can be cut and hard glued using weldon to the housing. A couple of 140 Corsair LL's can be sat in for a look as well. Was very happy with fans perfectly matching the case. It was at this point i decided to box the fans as well. I also tried some contrast with tinted plex... but later decided the mod looked better with clear.
  18. it's all good Cheap i was just taking the piss out of him for trying to make fun of my mod..... all good i'll stop posting.
  19. Cheers Yerrrrr that's the idea :D i'll smooth and slow the up and down, looking into arduino as a controller LOL if it's disco bass why not! There's definitely a a tie in with disco and low riders. (cholo) i'm not too up with yank slang i'm assuming your talking about those really cool looking amazing rides that bounce up and down. They actually use a different system to Disco Scorp. Unfortunately SERVO's arnt quiet up to that task, i'd have to implement a full gas lift system and the damage that would do to the internals would be crazy. The chassis would need some extra bracing too and i would have to work out a better way to secure the 25KG's of plex panels. Fans would also need some attention i'd imagine that could quickly go "off balance" and fly out of the case causing damage to external things like furniture, floors , children's fingers and toes There's also a good chance the excessive shaking could introduce unwanted air bubbles into the water loop and turn the pc into a smoothie maker...... Maybe the next mod! what better way to take the piss out of to completely similar scenes.
  20. yup power on lift/ power down drop, Same for front door and tail stinger :D
  21. I also did a small up date for the front door.... adding a larger servo unit and simple spring return. Again simple but a good smooth action.
  22. Ive been trying a few new ideas i wanna use on this mod, really time consuming and have spent the last few days just getting my head around what way i want to go about all this new feces. Amyways here's where im at...... this again is all really concept... and may be subject to change :D POWER LIFT LEGS/FEET I want DS to have "Stance" when you look @ a scorp irl they always have that hot rod stance look to them.... I could just have the feet @ the back of the case make it sit higher but i thought it would be cooler to have the case when powered on "LIFT" a little in the rear end..... giving some stance! Trying to keep things as simple as poss and use stuff i already had in the workshop ei servo's and plex. ruff cut and over to the router..... ooooooh!~ i made a new twin router bench to keep up with all this bloody routing for this mod...... Yup! you gotta see 3 pics of the same thing from 3 different angles...... Back to some actual modding! The clear middle layer get taken out and cut to shape. A new inner section is cut... "lip stick" style..... and not the type of lippy your dog rover pops out for a lick ...... The outer will be glued to the back layer Before that happens the mechanism is added. Return spring and pin are added The pin is trimmed Next is to perma glue the middle section to the back layer and add the servo unit. A small channel is added to keep the inner piston from twisting The inner piston is a bit ruff but will work. The spring is connected When the servo rotates it moves the inner section down Like i said it's all a bit crude but works pretty darn good.... i think to change the swing arm for a off centre circle would work even smoother. And as you can see with servo upgrades they will create enuf lift. Ive added some plastic gear grease routed the edges up and popped in some RGB Add this to the front trap usb door and the .......Tail stinger mod and i think that's 3 pretty cool features for disco scorp! Some Vids @ the end :D The initial test vid Weight lift test Testing with lighting
  23. WoW what a amazing ride! i enjoyed every pic good old fashioned case modding !
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