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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 ;)

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Dylan stripped down the Corsair fans down and prepped them for painting. I made him watch Bill Owens tutorial vid on the 120's on youtube first, what a great vid simple and accurate so good a 10 year old could do it! Dylan then gave the fans 3 coats of primer. 

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Since doing these fans mid way through the build Corsair got in touch and took pity on our junk yard workshop odds and ends biuld and supplied us with some new SP's and lighting so these AF ones above where a good practice run

 

 

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Change of plan since the image bellow too! We decided to change out the red rings for white as the red was too strong and we wanted to stay a bit further away from the first films set black and red scheme and try something new to honour the change with new film which at the time was not out so a bit of a guess.

 

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Dylan set to work masking off the window sections of the case and cutting the side panels of the corsair air240. He then started rubbing down and sanding the chassis ready for its primer coat.

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Friday night mod for the boy after his first week back at school. Did the LCD backplate for the GPU on the current mod, should look quite slick when running. Did a chrome finish on the existing Saphire Backplate then set in the LCD its a 800x480 so displays a nice image for its small 5" size. This should display the "in film adverts in Blade Runner well for the mod, as well as CAM etc when the pc is actually in use. 

 

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A busy weekend didnt leave much time for modding with kids football but we did find time to finish prepping the chassis and give its primer coat. Dylans spray technique is coming on well, no more runs! Letting the primer harden over night before starting the chrome coats tomorrow.

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Another little painting update, most of the body is now complete so its nearly time to put it all together hopefully me and the boy should be able to escape and get it done. The paint job is not the chromiest of Chrome but not bad out of a rattle can. We have decided to swap out the PETG hard tube and go back retro with some soft, it seams to match in better with the arcing curves of the cable sleeve. 

Time will tell, off to watch the movie in an hour so hopefully come back happy and inspired! 

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Dylan started work working on the Blade Runner case fans. The Corsair air240 has space for two small 80mm fans. We noticed a lot of people working with the case don't bother using them. Found a couple of silent fans (as you can be at 80mm) and thought we would use them as a feature. Just a case of taking the fans apart painting up and masking off. Of course the Tyrell Corp logo had to feature somewhere:)

Treated ourselves to some model rust effect paints to age them giving that industrial feel. We have been watching a few model tank video's to look at how they do the rust effects this paint set seem to be recommended so really looking forward to doing something new at the same time as Dylan.

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A test fit of the PCIE cable just to check lengths, finishing the motherboard armour today and we are nearly ready to add water.

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Felt all wrong demolishing the corsair badge on a sponsored build! All masked up for some paint, then some more weathering.

 

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Had some time between pumpkins and kids football this weekend to get some modding done. I set off doing the last of the cables 24 pin.. saving the most tedious for last! Dylan got to work rusting up the case, he did two shades of rusting to give it a weathered look. Now its dry I think it perhaps needs some chipping and some more shadow with some washed out black. He loved the rusting up watching him I think you could spend literally hours lost doing that.

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Armour added still a lot more rusting and degrading to do but heading there at last, son is free tomorrow for the afternoon after football so hoping to get the soft tubes added and a test fill. 

 

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Testing the LCD backplate for the GPU waterblock one last time before she goes in.

Cool little toy, added some risers to keep the screen away from the backplate, there is a fan which will be blowing air in across that gap so should not have any issues with heat affecting the screen.

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Leak test and system check before last details and some dye to the loop. Still quite a bit of rusting effects to add to the raining "too new" looking sections.

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It would probably look cool for pictures, but I don't think I would run it on a regular basis.  I'm just not really a fan of the nano-particle fluids.  I'm a distilled water and copper sulfate purist.  That said, I've also known people who have run nano fluids like that for a while with no issues, so it's entirely possible it would be fine too... 

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Well finally got the mod finished, hopefully get to editing up a vid of the build before the weekends out but already have another case to start with the hope of getting out of the way before the christmas season falls upon us! 

Few pictures of the build with some more when ive got around to cleaning them up in photoshop as im not a great photographer! Will attempt some better dark pics as the lighting and LCD show up much better. 

 

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