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    crowTrobot
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  • crowTrobot
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    OMG Fantastic work Dewayne. Going to re-install Fallout 3 tonight.

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  • XcaliburFX
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  • XcaliburFX
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    Awesome job Dewayne.

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  • Dewayne
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    Final Images of the Fallout 3 Case Mod

    I know this was a rather short work log but the work took over 80 hours to make the case. The case serves two purposes as one for the Staff vs Staff contest and that it would be displayed at our booth for QuakeCon 2013. With QuakeCon come and gone I thought I would just wrap it up as soon as I could so that I can head off to the next project, reviews and other website duties. A HUGE thanks goes out to our sponsors and we really appreciate your support!

    Case: Thermaltake s41 Urban Series


    Keyboard: Thermaltake Challenger Illuminated


    Mouse: Thermaltake Theron


    Headset: Thermaltake Console one


    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Big Typ Revo


    Power Supply: Seasonic Platinum 1000, 860, and X850


    SSD: ADATA SP600 128GB


    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer DDR3 PC3-14900


    Motherboards: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0


    Video Card: EVGA 680 GTX


    CPU: AMD FX-8350

    I had a great time creating this case and learned a new trick on how to get the worn look.
    I was hoping to get the look right and with all the reactions that it caused at QuakeCon I think I did.
    I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did making it.


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  • Dooglo
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    Super work Freak.

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  • Alfredshuryan
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    Dig IT! Excellent details...

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  • tech-daddy
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  • tech-daddy
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    effing beautiful!!!!

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  • Dewayne
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    Modding the rest of the stuff

    Lets take a quick look at the case as I am pretty much done with the worn look.

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    It is time to install the side window. With the help of a little bit of 3M Clear tape the
    window looks perfect and really adds to the overall look.

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    Well I have some other stuff to mod, but this will all be painting as I need it to look like the case.

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    Luckily the power supply was almost the perfect color so I had to do very little to it. I need to remove the
    stickers so out came the heat gun and after as few moments the sticker peeled right off.
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    And the whole after together

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  • Dewayne
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    Fallout 3 PIP-Boy 3000

    I really wanted to try and make my own PIP-Boy from scratch but time being a factor I tracked down a place
    http://forgeprops.bigcartel.com/product/pip-boy-3000 that sold a molded copy. This means that I did not have to make the thing, but I have to do everything else to it like painting it, lights, screen and etc.

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    As you can see the inside is really rough, the edges need cleaning up and I have to cut out the place
    where the screen will go. The screen will not be a video screen but some green UV plexi, printed screen
    that looks like it is from the game and a back light to give it the correct screen look.
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    I had to cut out the area where the plexi will go so that it will sit nice and flat.

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    I got the screen to fit really nice and I used some auto body spotting putty to fill in the holes
    and imperfections that would be seen.

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    Looks good so far.

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    Here are all the parts that will go in to the PIP-Boy.

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    The plexi with the printed screen behind it. Even with out a light behind it the screen look like it was lit up.

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    I test some positions where the light would fit flush and give of the right lighting.

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    With everything in for a test fit and look I will have to say that it looks pretty damn good.

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    Time to get the thing looking real. I did the same thing with the hair spray here as I did with the case but without the rust painting. First a dark primer went down then I laid down a base coat of green. After that I use a camo green paint and lightly dusted the PIP-Boy to dull down the look.

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    Ah, the magic starts. A smooth 3M pad does a great job making thing look dull and scratched. A wooden dowel to make the scratches deeper and rough. Then here is where you really get the look by Dry Brushing paint. Dry Brushing is where to take black,grey, brown or any color you want and use a fairly bristle brush, dab it lightly into the paint, dab it onto something else to get the excess paint off and then you hit the edges and cracks.

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    The top and the bottom all done. Yep those are screws sticking out the bottom. Those will be used to mount the PIP-Boy to the top of the case.

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    What it would look like it I put it on.

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  • Dooglo
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    Looking great. Awesome job.

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  • Dewayne
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    Let there be light

    Well here is the left side panel with all the gauges and very little detail. I added some yellow
    LEDs to each of the gauges to make them light up for some added effects. The case will mostly bee seen
    in a dimly lit room so lighting with give it that needed pop.

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    I wanted a single point where all the lighting would get its power so I used part of a power terminal
    and used one of the bolts and screw from a gauge to mount it. A long molex connection is being used to
    get the power from another connection point in the case.

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    I went to my local auto store and grabbed a set of 12inch long LED strips for $20.
    This is about the same price if I ordered online, but it only took me 10 minutes to go pick them
    up and drive back home. The LED strips will be place at the top and bottom of the side window to
    light up the inside and emitted some light out the top of the case.

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    Ah, just the color and look I wanted. It lights it up rather well in work shop so when the lights
    go out it will look awesome.

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  • Dewayne
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    Fallout 3 Case Mod Nuka Cola Caps

    At this point I thought I would change up from working on the case and do one of the items that will be placed on the top of the case.

    I took the bottle caps and painted them a dark brown with a light over spray of flat black to get the look I wanted as a base.

    I found online that someone created some images of the Nuka Cola logo for the bottle cap; I was very grateful :-)

    So I printed them out on some adhesive label paper so that I cut cut them out and attach them to the caps.

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    Here they are almost all done as I was still working on weathering them.
    Once I got them to the point I like I applied just a lite coat of clear.

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    I want to caps to be on the top of the case but I did not want them to be loose so I added some machine screws to them.
    Out came the hot glue gun with heavy duty glue and presto!

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    Here are a few more images on the warn look on the case.

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    Last edited by Dewayne; 07-27-2013, 01:05 PM.

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  • Dewayne
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    I know, right! But it came out great and now have another style under my belt.

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  • Boddaker
    Painted

  • Boddaker
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    Wow that looks great! hair spray??? who knew!

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  • Dewayne
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    Rust time with paint and hairspray!

    I finally get to the part of the mod that I wanted to do the most, creating the rust effect.
    I know that some can make it by being a master of the airbrush - which I am not- or using stuff from the
    local craft store. I looked into that but was not really up on the way it looked. So off to Google and found what I wanted.

    Those that make the scaled military models know a thing or two about creating realistic damage and rust.
    The only problem I could see for me was that I needed to do it on a much bigger scale than a 8 inch model, but I going to give it a try anyways.
    Part of the beauty is that you don't have to be perfect.

    Here is what I did. You start off with a base coat of a dark brown, then spray a lighter brown in a different spotty directions and lastly a more "rust"
    color brown done the same way. The whole idea here is to create random layers of brown so when the rust effect is done it looks natural and real.

    Yes it can be done on plastic and here is the front bezel.
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    The side panel done

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    The inside and outside of the frame.

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    The whole case pretty much done.

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    So here is the trick! HAIR SPRAY!!

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    WTH you say, hair spray... I know I said the same thing.

    He is how it works. Lay down the rust paints then apply a layer of hair spray where you want the rust effect to be.
    Then apply the final color on top of the hair spray. Next you will need something rather expensive... hot tap water. ;-)

    When you apply the hot water where you treated it with hair spray the water dissolves the hair spray making the
    top layer of paint loose and it can be scratched off to reveal the random brown paint, thus creating the worn rust look.
    Don't believe it... keep looking then and you tell he how it turned out.

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    Applying the hair spray

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    The machine grey top coat

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    then some magical water... let it set for 5 minutes or more.

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    I used a piece of wooden dowel to scratch the paint off. Then I used a 3M scrubbing pad to feather out the scratches.

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    Here are some different rust and worn spots I did on the case

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    It came out much better than I expected and I am very happy with the look :-)
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  • Dewayne
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    I would like to say thank you to our sponsors


    Case: Thermaltake s41 Urban Series


    Keyboard: Thermaltake Challenger Illuminated


    Mouse: Thermaltake Theron


    Headset: Thermaltake Console one


    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Big Typ Revo


    Power Supply: Seasonic Platinum 1000, 860, and X850


    SSD: ADATA SP600 128GB


    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer DDR3 PC3-14900


    Motherboards: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0


    Video Card: EVGA 680 GTX


    CPU: AMD FX-8350
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    Last edited by Dewayne; 07-27-2013, 10:38 AM.

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