Hey everyone.. long time lurker here on OCAU and finally decided to register... and share my story and progress pics on my SAW themed case. ..... So my old PC had finally gone kaput and I wanted a new case.. as the old one was an Antec 900 and quite a noisy one at that. I've always been a fan of the SAW movies - mainly the original ones SAW I and II .. before hollywood did its trick in flogging it do death. I must admit I never did art at school, I was shocking at drawings.. but thought I'd see if a break of 10 years from anything art related may have resparked something. I chose to get a Fractal R3 case, as I've read on reviews about the sound dampening components of it and it looked like an idea case for what I wanted to do with it.. All the bits laid out So now that it's all apart.. now comes the fun of painting it. So I created myself a ghetto style paint booth so that any overspray didn't go on any of the cars etc in the garage I sanded down the case with some 600 grit wed/dry sandpaper and painted some etching primer on it. Repeated sand/paint process with 800 grit and 1200 grit so it was nice and smooth Now my original plan for the case was a copper style coloured paint which you can see here... As with anything.. as soon as you start getting into it you change your mind and choose a different colour. I did however keep the interior of the case looking this colour. Painted with hammertone copper paint from Bunnings Now I dont have all the progress pics as I'm painting it.. but I ended up getting 80% through.. and had rushed some stuff on the side panels and ended up putting paint stripper on both panels and wiping back to a clean slate as I had a firm idea of what design I wanted. The water droplet effect is created by getting a pump spray bottle.. setting it to stream and spraying it to create the desired effect. In this case I wanted it to half resemble blood drops. I got a can of contrasting colour, and proceeded to paint the water droplets with a fine spray at an angle of about 30 degrees. I did that from all 2 or 3 sides of the water droplet, and then left them to dry. The water pulls the paint down as it evaporates. (I found this technique by searching for "water droplet effect" on youtube) I then after painting it all, polished it using some swirl removers and polish I had lying around. I used a lot of elbow grease to create the awesome shine and reflection that you can see in the photos below. The stencils of the SAW logo, circular saw and quote were all designed by just printing it out on normal paper off the intawebz, cutting it out and spraying round it. The crinkle effect was done by having a base coat of colour sprayed on. Once dried spraying the top coat of contrasting colour paint on, and then immediately applying cling wrap or plastic on the paint and pressing it down to achieve what pattern you want. I then lift it off and it gives that crinkly style effect And this is the final result... Enjoy! "X" marks the spot.. "Let the game begin" A quote used throughout the movies water droplet effect Just look at that reflection!