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

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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.com/BlackRecessedHandle.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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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!

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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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