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Storm'd

Discussion in 'Modding Worklogs' started by Defyant, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. Defyant

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    STORM'D huge update!

    As promised STORM'D is the second in the series of plex "theme" case mods.

    Storm'd is based on the newer model Sunbeam LED UV blue plex case this time and again will feature "Bolt on" type machined plex highlights as well as some Storm features :) to keep it t theme case

    The Sunbeam case was chosen for its extra features and the fact that its main outer structure is held together using 4 solid looking metal rails...

    these shiny metal rails have a great contrast against the clear plex and will fit in nicely with what i have planned.


    Due to all the "one off" fabrications that need to be done with STORM'D i won't be able yo finish it as fast as PeRs-pLeXeD! but hope to have a finished product by weeks end :)

    Sunbeam put a quality package together and you really do feel its Xmas when you get this home and open it!.....well xmas with that "ikea feel about it"!!!!

    You can also see just like PeRs-pLeXeD! the main feature of the case will be its 2 dual front 120mm UV fans! this time i'm going with the purple, as this colour fits in well with the STORM theme,

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    NOW! @ this stage of the mod! i have 2 trains of thought about it!

    the first is to use the dual 120's the other is to use Dual 80's! with 120mm outer shouds.... i will first fabricate up the 80 and shrouds as im very keen to see how this will look!

    if i don't like the effect from the dual 80's then i can move onto the 120 idea.

    Back to the modding :)


    The front of the case... to give it a more appealing hevier look will get a custom laser cut outer frame. the frame will be beveled @ 45 dgree on the router and dilled with counter sunk M5 Steinless steel hex heads.

    To compliment and fitin with the front theme a smaller frame will also be installed to surround a pr of counter sunk Dual custom made "defyant style " STORM RES's.


    LEFT front frame RIGHT top res frame.

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    The finish on these custom laser cut frams is class all the way!

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    You can see the idea of how i want the frame to sit! the frame will still be beveled drilled countersund and flame polished again.

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    Defyant

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    First off it's the top Res frame that gets a pimping.

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    The frame with the STORM RES's.

    The frame will sit around the 50mm OD x 180mm STORM RES's will sit down into the top of the case and be "half in and half out"

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    The STORM RES frame is taken over to the router and given 45dregee outer edging

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    M5 SS Marine HEX heads all the way for STORM'D

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    Defyant

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    Time to "cutup" the top of the Sunbeam for the STORM Res's


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    The STORM RES's can now sit down into the case.


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    The oringinal thought of joining the 2 STORM RES's was to drill a joiner hole in each, tap thread and use a brass threaded joiner......


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    I really wasn't happy with this look....and the fact that the brass peice moved the to res's apart to far for my liking.....

    the soloution was to cut a small plex joiner drill out the holes slightly larger and then glue the joiner in.

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    Dammm! almost perfect !!!!

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    For the ends ive had 50mm x 10mm thick laser cut ends made.


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    These are glued on and left to sit for 10 before water-testing


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    The STORM RES's will need to have an in and out let! to allow the "flood gates" to flow! ")

    Over to the drill press for some drilling!

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    back for some threading!

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    Some barb fitting!



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    and some testing on the case!


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    The barbs will feed back off the STORM Res'sto the pump rad and block,no external plumbing will be seen this time.


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    Testing with a spare UV green fan


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    And just for kiks! with some lighting effects.


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    Withit sitting on the facia panel i think you wil agree that the front surround add to the size of the 80mm fan and gives it amuch larger appearance.


    With 2 of these i think is should look very "beefy"


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  6. NoOzL

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    holy wack man....

    I need ur skills, that is phat as!!!
     
  7. MrSmith

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    w00t another defyant mod... As in the other thread...

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  8. squaredcorp

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    Impressive...You definitely are a professional modder! :thumbup:

    Looks good. Can't wait to see the end result....especially after the beauty that PeRs-pLeXeD! was! :D
     
  9. midget

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    man ur a freak... do u ever stop and breathe?

    i should have my SLB soon and will be in contact with u to pick up my perspex case :thumbup:
     
  10. ChrisH

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    Nice work man. Whats the goal for this one...are your selling it?
     
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    i bid instant... :D

    Very nice so far... I'll have to get in contact wiht you about a res soon... I need something, but dont know what.. :)

    Top work again. and again. and again... :)
     
  12. orbitor

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    That large fan surround gives the 80mm a real turbine look - I like it!

    I'm also liking those hex head bolts, I'm thinking perhaps I could use them to affix the window on my case mod!

    Sorry if you've answered this before, but what sort of glue is best to use with acrylic?
     
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  13. xinzhitan14

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    haha defyant you never stop... but your work is great ahaha.. keep on going mate.. it looks awsome..
     
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    I got around the making the second front Storm Vent today, i'm very pleased with the look of them as a pair!


    The second one was made as the first was.





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    as you can see in the above pic..the sight of the original plex front panel now looks way out of place! to fix this and add a contrast to the machined plex surrounds a Smoked or tinted plex background is cut and added.


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    Next will be to make surrounds for the CDROM and Matrix orbital display.
    these be be a rectangle shape.

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    Centers are marked and cut out again in a frame'd shape.


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    Next! was the BIG one! beveling a 45 degree angle on the main fron frame.

    This was a steady and slow effort...one slip here .......

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    Next is to take the frame over for some drilling and counter sinking for the hex heads.


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    The inner shadow panel is layed in

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    Storm rings added


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    Top frames

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    The idea will be that with the tinted back panel only the Storm rings outer main plex frame and smaller inner frames will light up!

    should look very interesting!
     
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    Looks Awesome :thumbup:
     
  16. Tekin

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    so Defyant.

    you dont actually sleep do you? you just did more in one days work of modding then most people manage in a week.

    one would think that you're a vampire, were it not for all the funny little lights and leds you have hanging around!
     
  17. OCMunkee

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    Flames and electric lighting's okay, it's only the sunlight that gets vampires.. :Paranoid:
     
  18. xinzhitan14

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    ahah good one... he's a good modding vampire though ahah
     
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    hmmm a (V-V)ampire themed tinted black perplex case!!

    with Red plex ooOozing over the sides!.

    A 120mm blow Hole with fangs!

    Red liquid pumping thru the dual top mounted blood tanks!

    and Tekin! a cool name for it could be "Get Sucked!" :thumbup:

    this modding shitis almost tooo easy!
     
  20. FB008

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    man, looks like he has too much time on his hands... again ;)

    once again, great mod defyant. you always come up with a new idea of some sort, i'm interested in seeing where this one is going, especially for that custom reservoir you've got going.

    and this time there's red stuff :D
     

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