Here is the "BF3" theme case mod in anticipation of Battlefield 3: BF3 release on 10.25.2011 by Electronic Arts. Fractal Design's Arc Mid tower case was chosen for the project.
Fractal Design new "Arc" Midi Tower Case.
Fractal design Arc Mid tower fully dismantled for custom paint.
The name badge in the bezel was filled with Evercoat's Everglass" Fiberglass "short hair" filler.
After sanding the filler with Medium Grit sandpaper..
Scuffing surface of steel chassis parts, plastic bezel with Red Scothbrite Pad, to create paint adhesion for the Primer.
Dissected and Magnified each segment from camouflage pattern on 8.5" x 11" paper. Each segment was traced and cut in cardboard for individual stencils.
RUSTOLEUM Specialty series "camouflage" paints. I purchased these from Home Depot
Camouflage paint job is finished.
Camouflaged motherboard tray? Yes, the entire interior was painted.
For a rugged military look, we chose these recessed PC case handles, http://www.mnpctech....ssedHandle.html
The recessed PC handles are ready for installation and spring loaded, so they don't flop while transporting your PC.
Using stencil included with handles along with measuring square to determine exact location for the recessed PC handles
Using 1.5" Dremel reinforced cutting wheel to cut opening for recessed PC handles
Using 1/4" drill bit for mounting holes of the recessed handles.
Cutting 3/16" thick aluminum Diamond Plate to use as accent plates for the handles.
Khaki base coat applied to the Diamond Plate accent plates.
Recessed PC handles and diamond plate installed and painted.
Edited by mnpctech, 22 December 2011 - 04:53 AM.