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  • dmcgrath - Thermaltake Level 10 GT - Mayan Mod

    My idea was to make an Mayan themed case.

    I'm sorry if my Mayan/Aztec/Olmec references may get mashed together at points. I'm busy studying the various points of all of them and I'll try not to mess that up. But for all intents and purposes it should be classified as Mayan based since the HUGE calendar is going to be on the one side.

    Some of the ideas are really straightforward, stone textured/colored. Moss in the cracks and vines and what not.
    Some of this stuff I can get at a local train/plane/miniatures type hobby shop. I will have to go with a Balsa foam sculpting medium that I really like the idea of. It will easily translate into looking like a stone material, and be light as heck. The glue and the paint on it will probably end up weighing more than the material itself.


    I will probably omit the window in the side since glass wasn't around...
    Unless I can make it some kind of a cave/mouth/opening. That will have to come when I get the case in my face.



    Like I mentioned on my original submission, the release for the door may be somewhat modified from my drawing. I may just make it part of the ruins and make it accessible to a finger to press on it.

    I think the key areas may be easily hidden behind some special "stone" that is removable, maybe with an embedded magnet to keep them in place.



    I do still want to wholly contain this rig's functionality/versatility by keeping the front slots, perhaps modifying the location of some of the buttons or omitting them as needed is all. And I think having the headphone hanger still available but a large sculpted item would also be a nice touch.

    Pros,Cons,input all accepted!
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    dmcgrath - Thermaltake Level 10 GT - Mayan Mod

    Subscribed.

    ...


    but will you have to redo this case in 2012 when the Mayan calendar ends?
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    • #3
      dmcgrath - Thermaltake Level 10 GT - Mayan Mod

      but will you have to redo this case in 2012 when the Mayan calendar ends?

      Haha, no it will just implode, I'm working on the details of what to use at the moment, maybe a high powered electromagnet, or I'll borrow a very small singularity from CERN.*

      Good news is for Tt, if they decide to show it off, they will have plenty of time as the calendar isn't set to end until late December I believe.*












      *statements made may not be actual facts
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      • #4
        dmcgrath - Thermaltake Level 10 GT - Mayan Mod

        but will you have to redo this case in 2012 when the Mayan calendar ends?

        Haha, no it will just implode, I'm working on the details of what to use at the moment, maybe a high powered electromagnet, or I'll borrow a very small singularity from CERN.*

        Good news is for Tt, if they decide to show it off, they will have plenty of time as the calendar isn't set to end until late December I believe.*



        *statements made may not be actual facts
        Well im glad if we are to use it we will at least have a year with it as it looks like it will turn out awesome!

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        • #5
          dmcgrath - Thermaltake Level 10 GT - Mayan Mod

          Ha ha ha. Well maybe we can find a Myan and ask them if they could possibly extend the calendar a few months perhaps? I mean it can't end when there's another Quake Con planned.

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          • #6
            dmcgrath - Thermaltake Level 10 GT - Mayan Mod

            Silicone vines? That would be very cool . Will also be a little more flexible than plastic so it wouldn't deflect as much air either .

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            • #7
              dmcgrath - Thermaltake Level 10 GT - Mayan Mod

              I actually talked to a Mayan when I went to Cozumel and he said it's all a bunch of BS. The only reason the calendar is ending is because the ancestors that were doing it only designed it up until that date. Then nobody worked on it for so long that it was forgotten. They just didn't see any importance in it anymore since we go by the current system.

              So good news, we'll still be here for more modding! 8-)
              Chuck Norris makes onions cry...

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              • #8
                dmcgrath - Thermaltake Level 10 GT - Mayan Mod

                I actually talked to a Mayan when I went to Cozumel and he said it's all a bunch of BS. The only reason the calendar is ending is because the ancestors that were doing it only designed it up until that date. Then nobody worked on it for so long that it was forgotten. They just didn't see any importance in it anymore since we go by the current system.
                So what you're saying is that someone can mod the calendar? Take an old out-dated calendar and make it awesome? Sending out the call for Mayan modders!
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                • #9
                  dmcgrath - Thermaltake Level 10 GT - Mayan Mod

                  quick update, little bit of the gimp photoshop skills.


                  The Thermaltake logo has 12 points on it... there are TWELVE months in a year... coincidence, I think not...


                  Oh well, here you go.
                  I hope it to look a little something like this.



                  And I am considering carving the Level 10 GT back into place on the lower right side as well.
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                  • #10
                    dmcgrath - Thermaltake Level 10 GT - Mayan Mod

                    !!!!

                    Totally appropriate. I'll have to see if I can find Tt logos in Egyptian hieroglyphics. It would prove positive that Tt development is based off alien technology.
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                    • #11
                      dmcgrath - Thermaltake Level 10 GT - Mayan Mod

                      Silicone vines? That would be very cool . Will also be a little more flexible than plastic so it wouldn't deflect as much air either .
                      Silicone is a possibility. I was thinking maybe more like plastic coated wire, or yarn or something like that.

                      But it will all have to come together fast, since we don't have an eternity to make the cases. So time is my biggest issue with using exotic materials. I will probably just get a bunch and then have left overs.
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                      • #12
                        dmcgrath - Thermaltake Level 10 GT - Mayan Mod

                        I went to a local Blick's Art supplies, they had the stuff I need in stock. They carried both type 1 and type 2 balsa foam, type 2 being the harder of the pair. But truthfully, the type 1 is pretty dang stiff as well. Either one glued to a computer case as it's skeleton should be fine. And the stuff is great to carve, you can smack it and it doesn't take too much marring, but you could still carve it with a fingernail if you wanted to. It's a great material.




                        I admit I was a little timid in my first carving here, even though it's just a test. I'm going to go nuts and carve something more challenging, and see if I can do it faster. That first bit took me about 1.5 hours.
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                        • #13
                          dmcgrath - Thermaltake Level 10 GT - Mayan Mod

                          looks great nice idea of using the balsa foam looks good and it is easy to cut keep up the good work
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                          • #14
                            dmcgrath - Thermaltake Level 10 GT - Mayan Mod

                            Quick update.
                            Using the Type 1 Balsa foam, although softer and quicker to cut, doesn't tend to hold details as well. I did a test on a block of the stuff, and although I love what I came up with I may need to cast it in something harder to preserve it's shapes.
                            I had an idea to put this right under the headphone hanger area (gee, I hope that it's close to an approximately right size).

                            The guy I modeled him after was a Mayan Chief statuette, but I gave him headphones and a Xbox like controller.

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                            • #15
                              dmcgrath - Thermaltake Level 10 GT - Mayan Mod

                              Dude, that's some amazing carving skills. You might be able to coat him with some clear fixative or something so he doesn't deteriorate.

                              Love the controller & headphones! Looks like he's got an LCD screen on his head too lol.
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