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post #61 of 95
wow :O
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post #62 of 95
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Thanks for checking out the project and commenting guys! Now, here is the BLUE SUN 120mm fan grill, weathered just a tad, before mounting over the slightly abused factory rear exhaust...

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post #63 of 95
love the weathering there thumb.gif
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post #64 of 95
The flame colored copper top is really amazing looking. Where do you come up with this stuff?

Such incredible work! Blizzard has their museum = you should have yours!
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post #65 of 95
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Thank you! I can't wait to share the studio photos. Brian's photography is amazing.

So, I arrived at the shop after Turkey Time, I had 2 hours to mod before I had to be at Brian's studio for photos. 1st thing, Finish the Honeycomb Modders Mesh 5.25 bay cover, then paint it Copper. Next thing was painting the 1/4" thick Copper "SHINY" plate with "aged" effect. For the 3rd open bay, I grabbed an Logysis 5.25 Bay Fan Controller. I knicked it's bezel edges and the screen with my Dremel and a cutting discs, then painted the edges Silver, for an exposed metal effect. Once everything was installed, I did final touch-ups with a paint brush. I glanced at the clock, I had 10 minutes before 7pm, and took these two pics of these mods with my phone, before leaving for Brian's studio.

corsair_400_window_panel_pc_case_mod_serenity_front_shiny1.jpg

corsair_400_window_panel_pc_case_mod_serenity_front_shiny2.jpg

More to come!
post #66 of 95
O man studio pics! Finally get to see the finished case in all its glory! Happy belated thanksgiving Bill
post #67 of 95
can't wait!! bigeyedsmiley.png
  
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post #68 of 95
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Same to you, discipline!

Thanks for the kind words and support guys! I really enjoyed sharing this project with you. Doing the distressed and weathered effects is very reminiscent of the District 9 case mod, which was really fun. I should have another update to share after I've caught up with other commitments for vendors at CES. Thanks again for watching and commenting! I'll post those photos as soon as i can!
post #69 of 95
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Thanks guys! Here are two of the final photos I've been allowed to share! The "Tribute to SERENITY firefly" PC will be at Corsair's Suite at 2012 CES

firefly_serenity_pc_case_mod_store_mnpctech1.jpg

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post #70 of 95
Amazing!
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