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Everything posted by Alan-Lee

  1. hi guys, tioday i worked on the front banner and desmounting fixture fro transport. i managed to rig a very easily dismountable system. the front cutlasses and shield are also stuck on with a skull on the banner. this carriage eneables me to slip off the whole banner by taking the round wooden shaft out for transport safety. it worked out really good. well, believe it or not, these are actually dog tag air fresheners for cars. i had my car at the mechanics today and found these on the shelf. i dremeled the excess sides away and will use them to deck the pole holder stubs atop. more tomorrow..
  2. hi guys, here is another litle update, soon i will be starting the inside and hardware integration. for the moment though, i finished the bones on the front shield and started the front banner which will be a clip on for transport. dont worry, the letters will not stay in that multicolor look.
  3. hi guys, here is a little update, i made a snapp to close clasp for the back part, the wirless anteene is almost a mast with crows nest and i also started the front main emblem eye catcher. more to come..
  4. hi guys, and here is the progress of today. the pirates have the first set in skull. these little skulls were part of a cheap halloween necklace, are of plastic and will be lit up from behind later on. i also made a banner where i will write the PIRACY AND PROPHECY logo later on. i carved it into a 3d form for later staining. i also finished the cd setting in and drawer cover worked some ore planking look into the sides just a test for visuals,,,,,
  5. hi allerleidesign, glad you like it. yes i love delving into a theme and swimming in detailed ideas. yes there is indeed a reason, they are real glass and seeing as it is at least possible that this machine could go to taiwan, as well as for sure to the modding masters in freidrichshafen as well as the german casemod championship at the gamescom cologne, then it will be exhibited in a museum in england too (and many other exhibitions), i just done want to take the risk of some happening, the bottles breaking and bang goes the whole build. by the way, the bottles will also be decorated with logos, seals and RUM emblems as well as fittings looking like they are being held. apart from that, the back to front concept is piracy , then prophecy, so i want as less modern hardware from the back moving into more and more when looking towards the front. well thats my plan anyway, but it seems to be working so far. ps: allerleidesign sounds german based????
  6. hi guys, here is the progress of todays modding session. the hinges are stuck n screwed on now i then started to make the bottöe holder which will clasp the bottles and be dismantleable for maintenance. just checking for fits. the gunwhale canons will actuaööy be switches for various functions. i decided to make a balancing base for the build which will holöd the cd drive.
  7. here is a small update, bottle cuts first test if the reservoir fits, it does.
  8. thanks buddy, a lot coming.. hi guys, here is another update. i worked on the gunwhale today and the rear cover too. the back cover is basically a container, and will be ripped open a bit for the bottles which will sillhouette in between the inner and outer wall. i had to heat some of the wood strips to get it in the right cirve without snapping
  9. SO Hello everyone, I am never really finished with a project, but I would like to dare saying that for the time being, I am finished with the following project. A big thank you goes out to Scan, Bit-Tech and Thermaltake, as well as all those involved in getting this first UK trophy up and running. Thank you for including me and giving me the chance to compete against those 4 top guns here. PODII, THE STRONGHOLD, yes thats the name of this case which should portray strenght and stability. lets put it this way, you could drive around with it in the boot at a 100 miles an hour and this baby wont budge ot tilt or give in to the centrifugal forces. it stands like a cliff against the tides. very sturdy steadfast and rock steady. you cannot just knock it over. I wanted it to be broad shouldered, bulgy and bulky and decided to build it more in the breadth than hight. After sliceing the case diagonally down the middle, I set the bottom half into the POD (which actually means power on demand for me) and built the whole extra caseing around it. I used certain parts of the corex31 case too for the radiator fittings, hdd holder and panels etc.. I decided pretty quickly to modify the case unconventionally and stack the two 240er radiators in the case with heads up jutting out like two bumpers with fans and air intkes in the front. by the way the whole case is of course built so that each and every par can be detached, fixed, rebuilt or simply unmounted for maintenance etc.. After recieving the Thermaltake chrome parts I decided that chrome was to be omni present every where. The card screws and display knobs are all covered with chrome parts left over from the jean buckle chrome tops which i used togatehr with the modified gardene fittings and chrome pipes for the overall deco set off. I decided to go with matt black and set it off with the shiny reddish dark crimsony type red metalic like on the maninboard and SSD. that made me tinker araound with inking up the ptherwise very poppy red TT coolant to get the same tone for the water, as can be seen in the reservoirs which are placed on both sides like gatlin guns slung low. One thiong was quite certain from the start, that I was going to make the pipes look a little more bulky and strong looking by covering them with this spring spiral tubes form teh local garden warehouse. Seeing as i dont use automation and have to make each and every part in painss taking hand work, it was as usual hard getting both side equally symetrically precise. but I like proving that its possible. Most of the red plates hide inirect leds underneath. I only took red ones and they have an effect module which can control three channels and make em blink, fade, flash and flicker to music as well as in certain preset effects too. Thanks to Thermaltake for sending me extra tubes because i really had more than usual here, i needed 3 packets of flexi tubing to get both loos curled around the case in and out and working the was i want. The rear hatch hold two fans just like the side fans too. the side fans have been mounted in a way i have never seen done before. they are not screwed in, they are just slotted in and click into place diagonally. Hence, they can be slid out and cleaned or replaced too at will by unscrewing 2 screws to take the fan covers off. The rear hatch is magnetically clicked on and has plates with leds as well as 2 hanlde grips to hold it. Up left on the perch is an HD webcam wich can be pitched and yawed to the required angle at will. I even slid in a Thermaltake HDD and USB 3.0 quickdocker into the lower left side for quickly accessing temporaray data. The Hyperbeast SSD in placed at the left of the mainboard. I made the fan holders at the side in such a way that when looking at it while standing in front of it, they look like stern eye brows frowning at you. I integrated the switch and usb and audio panel in the front and the whole front can be unscrewed to open and fix if needed. The front should look a little like a fast car front. All in all, that was just about it, Of course I could go on and on describing how I did what, but now will let some preliminary final pictures tell the tale. Just for the record, its the POD II with an own name called THE STRONGHOLD because I also made a POD 1 which can be seen here too. The first POD was a totally different design and compared to this one a real tiny one. but it had power too. This one casta shadow over it as far as size is concerned though. I hope you all like it. PODII, THE STRONGHOLD
  10. hi guys, here is another lil update. the case now has a treasure chest roof, not exactly finished yet, but getting there. all the grooves are hand made for inprecise that day look. i made some hinges whihc will be attached making it look as if it can be opened, but the illusion works the other was, the lids stay where it is, while the back flips up. these will all look like iron castings later on. i then decided to make a gunwhale with little canons which will be hidden switches for certain things like leds and so forth. i made 5 sets, not quite complete yet though. i had to hold the sander and the round wooden dowels in the drill to turn them. more to come..
  11. a small but esssential update. the roof is on since last nicht, should be workable now. the bottle cutter works and am trying an experiment lto change these bottles into rum bottles. the pirate wouldnt be pirates without rum would they. i mixed a coolant that matches the golden browny yellow of the real rum and it would be a nice feature. more to come tonight, will spend all tday today down under.. yes every groove will be essentially hand carved in so that its not too exact, just like old planking looked like, made without modern tools. i will saw off the excess pieces of roof today. the whole case chasis without deco is built so that i can retrieve the main cor5p base again. it can be screwed out aso soon as the main chassi is finished and for maintenance etc..
  12. Hello guys, so here it is, the first real update. today i made the first cuts. I have wanted to make this theme for quite a long time but am having to change the dieas i had altogather, as far as the form and shapt is concerned. the corep5 is totally different compared with a standard case form, so it will be radically changed to keep both the modern state of the art as well as the wild look. not much to see yet, till the main frame is done.
  13. Hello everyone and welcome to my log. First of all a big round of thanks to Thermaltake and all the other sponsors and partner for making this event possible and of course including me. My name is Ali Abbas, English, living in Germany/ Nürnberg since 1989. I jobbed at many computer stores and BTO shops and centres in the 90s and got my degree as a a Network Technician in 1999. I am self employed since 2005 in the Computer Services branch. We all know how sterile computers can be if we only work with them, so my way of letting off steam and relaxing is by killing, restrictions, voiding warrantys, murdering dins and terminating norms and standards. I simply love findind out how things works and trying to improve them. A certain nack for computers has always been there and I actually built my first ugly casemod in 1995. I really got into this passsion though after competing for the first time at the International German Case Modding Championship on Cologne Germany. After winning bronze in the first attemp, I had been bitten by the bug and frankyl speaking, I havent had a good nights sleep since then. I spend every possible second building and improving my skills and carftmanship. I went on to win the Championship another 9 times with 8 Vice Champ titles and 7 third places too. Apart from that I have succesffully taken part in many international contests and can boast successes in just 5 years. Just a few of my 30 mods worth mentioned are maybe even known to some of you.,The World Record gigantic Largest Computer mouse called DCMM Colossus, or Ragnars Revenge, or The Dark Knight or the Samuarai Sacrilegium, as well as PC-Reforged for example, just to mention a few. So thats eneough self prejudiced rubbish, , the next contest or competition is always the most important for me, and this great TT build off is no exception. Its gonna be tough against all you other fine artists, but I will do my best to give you a hard time, while expecting the same from you too. My concept: Will be wild, and will be using only hand driven and regular hand tools. No automation tools, like CNC, 3D-Printers, Laser or Waterjets etc will be used. just good old 100% hand worked stuff. Dont see what it is, see what it wants to be, driven by this philosophy, I will do my best to honor the name I have given this build. I am more the type who rather starts modding than making great plans. I will start the first cuts this week. Its hard to describe in word what I picture, let my say that skulls, cross bones, sabre, flags, terasure maps and famous pirtes like Blackbeard and Morgan, as well as fictitious ones like Lomg John silver and Flint will all be pondered upon. No it has nothing to do with the Pirates of the Carribean films, but is of course directed at that era and all the famous pop cultrue motives and style we connect to that time and age. I will strive like I always do to combine the following modern hardware with the mentioned theme in such a way that they dont disharmonate the whole effort in any way. So lets hope for the best.. PIRACY AND PROPHECY where the name is certainly the game. will by based upon the following Hardware: List is subject to change if certain parts are not available. 2 x ASUS GeForce GTX 980 STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 ASUS Model 90MC0340-M0AAY0 ROG Enthusiast 2-Way SLI Bridge ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII RANGER LGA 1151 Intel Z170 Intel Core i7-6700 8M Skylake Quad-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 1151 65W SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive
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