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As a Half Life 2 fan, i have an obligation to make a case mod around the best fps game that has ever released. I've been thinking about it since my last case mod that participated in an international (2012) event (sadly it was never completed as the website that the competition held got issues as far as i can remember). So, in a few words, i will be fusing a few techniques of mine and some others in order to achieve the best result that i imagined and thinking about. Rusting, crackle paint, scorched looked exterior side panel and color splash or even some paintbrush are the main tools to achieve something great and most of all something that i have always been dreaming of. So, Half Life 2: Gordon Freeman edition is commencing!! I will soon be posting pictures, so be patient and i hope that i fulfill my dream since 2012 and beyond!! The "victim" will be a Cavalier case!!
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The case is this dusty and decent Cooler Master Cavalier and it will be transformed!!



Work Space is quite messy because i am working on a keyboard mod/painting simultaneously!!









As for main components, there will be used old ones as i already have them and the only thing i will acquire is a cpu (AMD Phenom 2 1090t and one decent Cooler Master power supply).

Motherboard will be an Asus crosshair IV formula (AM3 platform)


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Here i took off the side panel where i'm thinking to cut as the half life 2 symbol and there will be applied acrylic beneath it. Today i will be getting a template and i will measure later on how much panel i will cut in order to achieve what i'm thinking.



Next i quick measured where i imagine the symbol will be cut. Two of my main assistants in this are a ruler and a pen!




I tought for the already existing grills as they are being cut, i thought to make it embossed as the outline is being processed using some some bondo fiberglass putty and make it look like scorched sand or plastic. Same pattern will be applied to the other side panel.



I forgot to mention, that a metal lamda will be made in order to match the rest of the theme or maybe i'll make it out of plastic (3d printed) and bond with the rest acrylic window!
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I am definitely subscribing to this thread.

Good luck man can't wait to see the final project.thumb.gif
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I am definitely subscribing to this thread.

Good luck man can't wait to see the final project.thumb.gif

You got me there! biggrin.gif Forgot to mention that this case mod participates in the Cooler Master case mod event of this year!
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You got me there! biggrin.gif Forgot to mention that this case mod participates in the Cooler Master case mod event of this year!

Awesome. I'm hoping for this one to go far. Keep me filled in too
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Awesome. I'm hoping for this one to go far. Keep me filled in too
Will do brother! Just have....patience!! biggrin.gif
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Well, as the time went by, i was talking with a friend of mine who will supply me with some fan grills with the lamda logo PLUS during our conversation he gave me a hint which i liked very much. What is about, is a Half Life 2 logo 3d printed and standing vertically. Then i will make it look like it scorched the case on its way out. I will show you some premature rendered pictures of what i am talking about. The "scorched metal/plastic" effect will be applied next.




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What i plan to do, is rip off all the 5.25" covers and bond or just put an action figure of Gordon Freeman inside the bays and make him look like he is trying to brake the glass (which is going to be acrylic) with a slight crack on it. So what i did is buy this particular action figure from NECA. Too bad i have to wait until March....sigh....lets focus on the basics and proceed with getting the template and cut the side panel accordingly. Next update will be in the morning as it's quite late here! More will come shortly!



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Today i got the template which i'll be cutting according to the logo's outline and as i measured before i get them, i will use the black one as it is bigger and closer to what i want.

Later on today, the template will be cut and see how it sits on the panel.





Also i got a spray can to blood red because my intention is to make some details of blood splatter or splash.


I got some speedclics for my dremel to cut the logo outline



Some more images of the today's goodies!




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