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  1. Hey Monkeys !This is the second mod my son and I are working on together, the first mod we did together was a Camaro themed build and was 100% my sons concepts. This time its my turn to choose the theme so what better than my favourite film Bladerunner. I have been watching all the news and hype surrounding the sequel to the film and am now very excited to see how the plot possibilities pan out. I have been in and out of hospital receiving treatment for the last months which has rekindled my love for modding as less mobile. While in the hospital for a week bored out of my mind I taught myself how to make the origami unicorn from Bladerunner. That was when I started thinking about a concept for a build. Normally you might think a Bladerunner theme would be jet black with red accents with perhaps a grungy dark dystopian feel to match the atmosphere of the first film. I suppose I just liked the metallics of the unicorn and decided to go with a more cleaner metallic feel more inline with the new film and with the origami. We didnt have any sponsors or anything for this build at the start so it set off with an old thermaltake v21 chassis and a load of old fans and parts I had laying around the garage. A week or so into the build Corsair got in touch and asked us if we wanted anything. Ended up receiving a few bits and bobs and they also sent us a Air240 case. We Had planned this out originally on another case so we had to change up a few ideas in order to make it work. They also sent us a lighting node and some SP fans for the rad instead of the AF's we had started using to chrome up.The other driver for this build is showing your respect to your elders, my son took a lot of inspiration from Jp Modifieds work on his design, so we talked about who did I look up to in the modding world? I still think today my favourite casemod is still Orac 3. Its the case that got me into modding and blew my mind as to what was possible. Back then it was all flashing fans (back in fashion) and what you could do with a beige case.So the goal Bladerunner Unicorn with hints of Orac as a bit of a love letter to G-gnome
  2. Hey again guys, Set off to build a pc for a friend was originally going to be done in a Corsair 750D airflow. Cougar got in touch and asked if we would like to have a go with their case, Why not! Client is a huge F1 racing fan and Dylan and I both thought that the Conquer case looks like an engine. The winning Mercedes W08 car was the obvious choice a simple design, silver that the top fading to black with electric blue swirls and stripes. Got a bunch of stuff to throw in it which is a bit better parts than we usually put in our budget builds. Going with PETG as will work well with the open case and engine feel. Case itself was easy to put together and very light weight, once you get the glass on though it toughens out and becomes a much more solid animal. The glass stabilizes the whole of one side of the case prior to it going on it can feel a little flimsy but once on its very reassuring.
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    The Camaro

    Hey chimps! This is a log in retrospect was completed about a month ago now so excuse my delayed post, I thought id post this up before logging our next WIP. My 10 Year old son Dylan had been getting hooked on the show West Coast customs and was enjoying drawing car designs on his sketchpad. He was very interested in trying his hand at some modding.Now I dont know much about cars but computers well! Its been around 12 years since I last modded a pc, life and kids and other sports had got in the way, time to dust off the garage and get out the tools.So we began to put some ideas together on a project to Pimp up his pc West Coast Customs Style. Dylan was a particular fan of the Camaro being brits we dont see many over here and hes also a transformers fan so an easy choice. We looked at the White and red style on the net and he loved it so we rolled with that. The case we used was a Corsair Spec Alpha which fit out existing idea for a design like a glove. With Out of the box colour scheme matched in with Dylans Desire to do a Red and White Camaro. The case comes with some nice fans and manual and for the price tag is a great all rounder however not the best for watercooling so needed to get rid of a few bays here and there. Dylan stripped down the case and prepped it up for spraying, he wanted as much white as possible with a small amount of black and red. Dylan had also watched Declassified systems build on YouTube and really liked Mark's Project Evolve build which had a painted motherboard. Spraying was a learning curve for Dylan with quite a bit of coaching and re sanding and doing again as inevitably he would not release the push on end strokes or just hold the can too close etc. But a lot of guys I know think they can spray and get it wrong so for a young lad he learned pretty quickly. Rad was sprayed and the ram heat spreaders taken off and sprayed too, then the one that gets the internet drama going, the motherboard. This was taped up and all the slots where padded out to not fill the connectors with paint. We then used plastikote and painted the board. I don't recommend you run out and buy a brand new motherboard for your system and spray it, Dylan's whole system was built out of old parts and stuff I had spare so if the board did blow it was no major setback. Dylan then made the GPU plate and PSU shroud, again he was not much of a fan of the hotgun and was scarred he would get burned (sensible) but got the hanfg of it after a few goes and confidence grew. The GPU was an old 750ti which has some nasty protruding copper pipes. We decided to try and make a car bonnet type effect to roll the GPU plate down over the pipes to hide them. PETG tubing!! What can I say again it didn't take him too long perhaps its just the confident gentle touch but he had it sorted after wrecking just 4m lengths. I was expecting this to be more expensive but he got there in the end which some complex bends to boot. Once the water cooling loop was in we took a step back and checked out the work. The existing Acrylic window masked out a large amount of the work and effort we put in so we decided to cut out some sections of the case and add some runners. We then cut some Tempered glass and installed our own window which opened up the viewing area substantially. We then replaced the existing tempered with a clear version as the tint again did not work on a pure white build. Since building the case and spending a lot of time together Dylan has really taken to modding and we have already started two other projects together, its certainly reinvigorated my passion for modding too so with his thirst for trying new skills in modding and my enthusiasm for him to continue loving it I hope to show a few more cases before he bankrupts me Video link bellow to watch him doing the build, it was tough to watch him make mistakes but id be a rubbish dad if i corrected them all so best way to learn is to look at things and reflect. Cheers guys Dylan and Dad
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