Modder Alias: BS Mods aka BOBDBONE
Real name: Bob Stewart
Live: Union, Washington
Occupation: Territory Manager
Years in Computers: 15
Length of time Modding: 2 years
Modded cases: Ant Farm, Wood Stove, Blacked Out Soprano, Wonder Woman, and many more lower profile jobs.
I want to thank you for agreeing to our interview and congratulation on winning the Featured Rig of the Month here at Modders-Inc.
M-I- Everyone has a story of what got them into Modding. What or whom got you into Modding?
BOBDBONE- I got into modding after attending a PDXLAN. I saw things there that I never knew existed. Specifically, Richard Surroz (Darth Beavis) and his mods really drew me in. I have a long background as a car nut and enjoy it still but I immediately saw the opportunity to use my creativity for something a little smaller than an old car. And so it began.
M-I- Where do you get your inspiration for your mods?
BOBDBONE- My inspiration comes from all over. I have always wanted things that were brighter, louder, faster, or just crazier than anyone else’s. I guess I love the “wow” factor. I spend time looking at objects and seeing shapes or colors that may tie into a future build. I keep notes on everything and add to them if I think of something new.
M-I- What were the thoughts behind the winning mod?
BOBDBONE- My thoughts on the Wonder Woman mod came from wanting to do something special for my wife. She sees me build all these machines and yet I make her use an 8 yr. old Dell. She loves Wonder Woman and to me she is a wonder woman because I wonder why she puts up with me.
M-I- Why did you do it the way you did?
BOBDBONE- I wanted it to really stand out. I want it to make her smile when she walks in the room and sees it. I thought the paint would have to be awesome, and sticking to the theme throughout was important. It’s way more than she needs but she can use it for another 8 years.
M-I- What do you think was the hardest part about the mod.
BOBDBONE- The hardest part was deciding which way to go on some of the colors. I didn’t want it to look busy or too over the top. It had to tie together nicely and look professional. I used a lot of colors but they all came together well.
M-I- Did it turn out how you thought it would?
BOBDBONE- It turned out even better than I had pictured originally. I got lucky with some things. Steve Nunez did the fabulous paint and really surprised me by how much he did. Patriot and Sapphire stepped up and sponsored me with some great parts. And I found gold sleeving that wasn’t advertised yet.
M-I- Is there anything you might have wanted to do different?
BOBDBONE- Not that I can think of.
M-I- How much time did you spend on the mod?
BOBDBONE- I never keep track and I don’t like deadlines. But I would guess well over 100 hours.
M-I- Do you have another project in the shop or in the planning?
BOBDBONE- Absolutely. I have a HTPC that is a popcorn machine too, a Thermaltake Level 10 GT that will look like a slick black Cadillac, and hopefully soon I will get back to a 1/3 scale gun safe scratch build mod.