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So I have been playing Mass Effect 3 (A lot.) since it came out, and just as with the first 2 games, I love it.

So the fiance was in my office rambling on about something or other, so I couldn't concentrate on the game, so I paused, and pretended to listen. While nodding occasionally, I'm staring at my CM Storm Scout and thought "Hmmm... Black case, red lights... I should find an N7 logo to stick on there!" But that's where the simplicity stopped, now I am thinking of doing a full ME3 N7 mod. Adding the logo with some red and white stripes, a few carbon fiber accents here and there. But then it dawned on me... It wouldn't look "pretty" if it was in the game, it would be battle scarred and roughed up. So the idea is to mod the whole thing.

The case is already black inside and out, so I don't want to repaint it. I was thinking of using Testors model paints (Acrylics) to paint on the smaller parts, and masking it off and spray paining the stripes.

The model paints should stick really well to the paint that's already on the case, but how well would the spray paint stick? Also, how could I go about making it look beat up without actually beating it up?

I have minimal resources, and minimal funds.

Also, has anyone else seen another Mass Effect case mod? I did a quick Google search and found a couple, but didn't delve into searching too much. I would also like some examples/tutorials on how to make it look beat up if anyone has or knows of any.
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Do it.
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No one has any suggestions, ideas, input?
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Already beat you to it biggrin.gif
http://www.overclock.net/t/1092235/n7-cm-690-ii-advanced-mod/0_100
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Waiting for case to show up to begin working on it, going with a NZXT Switch 810. Badomen is doing a sponsored one for NZXT.
Edited by kj1060 - 3/8/12 at 6:26am
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Waiting for case to show up to begin working on it, going with a NZXT Switch 810. Badomen is doing a sponsored one for NZXT.

We can't all have sponsors *grumble grumble* smile.gif
     
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We can't all have sponsors *grumble grumble* smile.gif

Yeah... jealoussmiley.gif
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Well, if you guys would like to sponsor me, I'll message you my Paypal. biggrin.gif

I could use a new... Well, pretty much everything but the case and the PSU...
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Well, if you guys would like to sponsor me, I'll message you my Paypal. biggrin.gif

I'll keep it in mind tongue.gif
     
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You smell that? Man it wreaks... Smells like... Sarcasm... frown.gif
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