CoolerMaster Storm Scout "Stormtrooper"
Hey everyone. Today, on a whim, I decided I was going to repaint my case. This mod will be in honour of my late grandfather who passed away last month. He always loved to tinker, invent, and create. He had a shed full of industrial strength hardware, including a lathe that you could probably make just about anything in the world on! Me and my dad like to talk about the things he made for us as children. I remember when he visited and made me a metal, medieval style sword-and-shield. When my dad and uncle were that age, they played with plastic army men and tanks. My grandad once saw them, and promptly went into his shed and constructed a panzer-styled tank made completely out of metal, rolling wheels, rotating gun barrel and all! He came out, dropped it on one of the plastic tanks and said "That's not a tank, this is a tank!"
Anyway, getting to the mod. I'm calling this "The Stormtrooper" - The theme being obvious. A star wars stormtrooper. The plan is to paint mostly everything white, with some black accents (PCI brackets, power/reset/front panel buttons, DVD drive, and the PC hardware itself)
Everything in this first post has been done today!
I started by going out and selecting my paint. Also picked up some sandpaper, to lightly sand down everything, I'm hoping it will help the paint stick better. I ran out of paint and also forgot to grab any acrylic clear paint sealer, so I'll be getting everything else I need tomorrow.
Got straight to work disassembling the case. Not the worst thing I've ever had to do, but it took a fair while. Here she is all bare, naked, and cleaned of dust.
I sanded a spot and spot tested the paint where no one would ever see it, just in case something happened.
At that point, my desk looked like this:
And my bed looked like this:
I decided to start with the right side panel, and I have also done the front mesh grills (not pictured)
Continuing on with the main chassis
I thought I'd save the best photo of the day for last