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    Thanks for the comments guys..

    Found some A-TACS!! Should be here next week...
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    Finally got some more stuff delivered...






    Some "liver of sulfur" to oxidise the nickel on the Bitspower fittings..




    Also received this lovely box.. (Feels quite heavy, wonder what it could be..?)




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    Ooo look, it's something to power these power hungry GTX470's...
















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    So many connectors...




    24pin and 12V




    4 x 6+2pin pci-e




    8 x Peripheral (Molex)




    8 x SATA







    I want to give a massive thank you to Paul at Corsair for supplying me with this lovely PSU, for being so supportive and for believing in me..

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    Finally some A-TACS time!!

    Got a roll of A-TACS hydrographic film this morning..




    Nothing magical about this horrible looking over pan, but that's where the magic happens..




    Not the best result after applying the matte clear cote .. :puke:
    Seems like it desolved the film!



    Anyway, no take backsies or do-overs so I used a scotch brite dish scrubber and some Tamiya hobby paint to give it a weathered look

    Think it's the best outcome of a bad situation..








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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say I prefer the weathered look to all of the mock-ups you posted.

    Since you're after a military look, I think adding the distressing to all the other components will make this project look better. These look like they have seen some "action."

    Consider replacing the film on the rad brackets and on GPU blocks and repeating this process (if possible). I am convinced from the pictures that it looks way cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Brand View Post
    I'm going to go out on a limb here and say I prefer the weathered look to all of the mock-ups you posted.

    Since you're after a military look, I think adding the distressing to all the other components will make this project look better. These look like they have seen some "action."

    Consider replacing the film on the rad brackets and on GPU blocks and repeating this process (if possible). I am convinced from the pictures that it looks way cooler.
    That is definitely the plan. I'll try to get one gpu block done today..
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    Not too much to show so far this week, started with the GPU block and redid it 3 times due to what I can only describe as OCD...


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    That OCD seems to be working out for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3lfk1ng View Post
    That OCD seems to be working out for you.
    Time will tell I guess..

    Today I will try my best to give the case an old, weathered look and feel..
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    First layer of weathering done..

    My little helper..




    First layer of weathering done.. :blush:





    Dirty kitchen.... be gone!!!

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    Looking good. That GPU block looks much better this time around.

    Also looking back at the earlier pictures, what do you think about thinning down some brown paint and treating the cable sleeves with it?
    Kind of like a stain that will nestle in the nooks and be wiped off of the peaks?
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    Hi everyone.. It's been one very busy week so not much to show in regards to results, but I have done some dipping..

    Got a CPU block and a 240mm rad to fit in the bottom of the case, obviously they had to get a bit of love!! :loved:

    First I had to do some masking to make sure I dont get the base coat everywhere..








    My very tidy working area ..




    A massive roll of hydrographic film..




    Tools of the trade.




    Measured and framed..




    Had to get a larger dipping tank so I borrowed my sons toy box




    Some aerosol activator..




    Here you can see the film starting to dissolve from the activator..




    The results!!







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    Gorgeous!

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    You should make your reservoir from a Giant Casing like this one:

    that would be sweet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justintoxicated View Post
    You should make your reservoir from a Giant Casing like this one:

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    .... that would be sweet
    Definitely a cool idea..

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    Today I would Like to give a massive thanks to Joseph (Greybeard) and Corsair for sending me this amazing ....... box





    ... which contains an awesome little addition to this project..




    The Corsair Vengeance M65 Gaming Mouse..




    Looks wise this mouse is absolutely stunning and it feels very comfortable in the palm of your hand.. On the top it has the scroll wheel and a response time selector which lets you choose between 1ms, 2ms, 4ms or 8ms..




    On the side it has a "Sniper" button that when pressed slows the response of the mouse down to make precise movement easy as pie..







    On the bottom it has removable weights so you can select a weight that is most comfortable for you..




    Been using it for a few days now and I must say, it's outstanding!
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    A small teaser..



    Will hopefully have some more updates tomorrow...
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    Small update..

    Today I had time to play with some plexiglas..




    Chopped up bits..




    Tools used: fretsaw, needle files and the coolest looking duct tape ever.. :lovely:








    Some more chopped bits..




    With a "sandy" base coat..



    Dipped and weathered..








    Quickly fitted, just for good measure..

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    Yes yes yes yes yes x100000000000000000000000

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    Yes yes yes yes! x1000000000000

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    Last picture looks amazing, keenan!

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    Thanks guys, lovely comments to come back to..

    ......................

    Finally got a bit of an update...

    It was about time I got the case filled with something so I started with the rads and tube res.. The tube res is by no means set to go there, just playing around with some ideas at the moment..

    Anyway, here we go..













    .....and the bigger picture..

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    You painting that fan the same way?
    Signatures make my posts look huge... but I'm not humble enough to completely remove my signature, so I kept this note explaining it.

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    OO yes IN looking very good so far mate

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    Had a little bit of time today and started on the .... wait, it should be quite noticeable from the rough "blueprint" ..

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    Ok, I left the glue to harden over night and did a quick test fit this morning..

    Perfect fit..



    Thinking I should widen the the two "damaged" parts on the case opening side to join them together..
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    I hope to have some more updates later today, but for the time being I will have to leave you in the care of my adorable little project mascot..











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