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    Project: FO3 Wasteland Ranger

    Fallout 3: Wasteland Ranger
    I've been wanting to do a theme case for the game Fallout 3, but I've had little luck with picking the proper look




    I was recently looking at Troy Fryfogle's Hellusion mod that he built years ago and even though I've seen it so many times, I was finally inspired.

    So, I ordered my own mannequin





    Except, I'll be using the whole mannequin



    I'll also be adding some interesting accessories, like this Nerf gun







    Mine will need it to look real





    I'm going to be recreating the clothing too and making him look like a California Ranger from Fallout New Vegas, but not completely like the picture



    I got these cool kneepads



    My boots from when I was in the military. I'll go back and roughen them up later



    And my old duty belt



    Then I threw it all together with this one piece coveralls





    Just thinking A-Head here



    I ordered this gas mask on eBay. It came all the way from Lithuana!!





    He's almost too pretty to cover up...



    First I put on the black hood. I don't want his eyes visible through the mask eyes



    And then I stuffed it all in the mask





    And set it back on. Looks just creepy enough!





    More to come

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    Project: FO3 Wasteland Ranger

    I'll finally start cutting him open soon. I'm just making the necessary preparations for cutting open a fiberglass body

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    Project: FO3 Wasteland Ranger

    I finally got around to cutting him open





    And it's roomier than I thought



    Actually, 8 inches should be plenty



    I put in a Micro ATX motherboard (just a dummy) and discovered my first obstacle. The mannequin has an arched back and the motherboard will not be able to lie flat



    I want to use this video card inside



    An even though it's a 3 slot beast it will still fit



    First I'll have to remove the arch



    I'm going to cut it out and then add some aluminum following the line and making it flat enough for a motherboard tray and stand offs

    Remember, he's going to be wearing clothes and no one will no what his back looks like anyway



    Let's get to work



    And there goes that. It's very easy to cut this stuff



    This sheet of aluminum was once in my R2-D2



    I just have to mold it into place and then rivet it down





    After that, I put tape on the rough edges so I don't get cut up later on by mistake



    Now I need a motherboard tray and this case is garbage anyway





    I use the dummy board again to make sure it lines up right



    But I'm not sure how to make it stay in place so I rely on an old buddy: Expanding Foam



    Once the foam dries I'll remove the board



    I've come to realize that I won't be able to use such a huge video card anymore, but it's OK because I have many others

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    Now I need to make a place for the PSU, so I cut what I need





    I predrilled out the holes for the rivets



    After I cut it out I put the frame on the inside






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    Project: FO3 Wasteland Ranger

    Now that the foam is dry I was able to take the bad board out



    I put the torso back on the legs so I could take a look at my progress





    My gas mask hoses came from Lithuania too



    I started to think about cooling. The PSU will be exhausting hot air out of the case, but I need at least one more fan doing that. I really only have room for one 80mm fan under the right arm



    So, I used my holesaw





    And the skull grill from my Treasured mod




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    Project: FO3 Wasteland Ranger

    I picked up this leg brace, but not for the mannequin



    I pulled the metal support struts out



    ANd then broke his right arm



    So I can give him an elbow that bends


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    Yes TGS it absolutely looks as though you're going to top yourself again! I'm not even going to ask where your planning to put the Dilithium Crystals lol

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    Project: FO3 Wasteland Ranger

    I picked up another PC Power & Cooling 600 Watt Modular PSU. This is the ssame model I used in my kids' Purple HAF and Project: Industrial Revolution.

    Why?

    It's 600 Watts, Modular, a reliable brand and has 42 Amps on the 12 Volt rail for beefy video cards



    Unfortunately, I could only find 3 screws long enough to go through the mannequin and into the PSU







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    Project: FO3 Wasteland Ranger

    I decided to add at least one intake fan to the mannequin



    This is the mesh panel from an Antec 300



    That I just needed to cut to fit the fan



    Like so. Except, I'm just not at all happy with the fan as it is. I'm going to look into a more red fan with a higher CFM




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    Project: FO3 Wasteland Ranger

    I went with a 120mm Enermax Vegas fan instead, which looks far better than the first one I used


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    Project: FO3 Wasteland Ranger

    I finally got around to giving him an elbow







    In order to give him a useable hand or at least one that will be able to hold his weapon, I'll have to cut his actual hand off



    His new hand will consist of a bottom rubber layer



    And a normal glove



    First I filled the glove and fingers with expanding foam



    And what's left of his hand



    Then put it all together



    To finish, I just had to wrap his fingers around the rifle handle. In a few hours, it will dry that way. Later, I will slide his whole arm up his sleeve to make the shoulder connection


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