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"BATTLEFIELD 3" PC Case Mod...Video Posted Today!


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#1 mnpctech

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 06:09 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jjBGAett2g


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.

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Fractal design Arc Mid tower fully dismantled for custom paint.

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The name badge in the bezel was filled with Evercoat's Everglass" Fiberglass "short hair" filler.

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After sanding the filler with Medium Grit sandpaper..

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Scuffing surface of steel chassis parts, plastic bezel with Red Scothbrite Pad, to create paint adhesion for the Primer.


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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.

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RUSTOLEUM Specialty series "camouflage" paints. I purchased these from Home Depot

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Camouflage paint job is finished.

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Camouflaged motherboard tray? Yes, the entire interior was painted.

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For a rugged military look, we chose these recessed PC case handles, http://www.mnpctech....ssedHandle.html

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The recessed PC handles are ready for installation and spring loaded, so they don't flop while transporting your PC.

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Using stencil included with handles along with measuring square to determine exact location for the recessed PC handles

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Using 1.5" Dremel reinforced cutting wheel to cut opening for recessed PC handles


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Using 1/4" drill bit for mounting holes of the recessed handles.

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Cutting 3/16" thick aluminum Diamond Plate to use as accent plates for the handles.

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Khaki base coat applied to the Diamond Plate accent plates.

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Recessed PC handles and diamond plate installed and painted.


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Edited by mnpctech, 22 December 2011 - 04:53 AM.


#2 mnpctech

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 06:09 AM

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Airbrushed effect of side panel being peeled back by Mnpctech custom painter, Brad Galvin.

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Glowing effect airbrushed on the BF3 Marine.

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Black outline airbrushed on BF3 Marine. A flat clear will be applied over the finished mural.

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with Brad's guidance, I airbrushed the bullet holes and scratched paint effects on the access panel. I started with the easy task of filling the BF3 stencil on the left side panel.

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To create bullet holes in the cast acrylic PC window sheet, using #9901 Dremel Attachment Tungsten Carbide Cutter for Engraving

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Using Dremel to create bullet holes...

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The illusion of bullet holes, created in the custom paint and made in the cast acrylic PC window sheet


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Just a few more details to take care of, then we can install the system!

Edited by mnpctech, 05 October 2011 - 06:10 AM.


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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:37 AM

amazingly good paint job. Looks very great! Going to paint the hardware as well !? :teehee:
Love the BF3 Marine effect on the side panel - very nice!

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:54 AM

I do believe there is but one motherboard appropriate for such a case...the gigabyte G1 sniper!!!

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#5 My_Inner_Fred

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:56 AM

Doesn't painting Hardware affect warranty though?

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 09:02 AM

HO-LY-SHHHHHH.... nice work mate! That thing looks absolutely sick.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 02:15 PM

Wow, wonderful job, you got some real patience and talent to do something like that in your free time. Posted Image

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 03:46 PM

That is totally cool...

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 04:51 PM

Nice work as usual

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 04:55 PM

Looks nice.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 05:00 PM

o.....m......g......

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 05:29 PM

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