Corsair Vengeance C70 Military Hackintosh mod

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  1. LasseBauer

    LasseBauer

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    Nov 14, 2013 at 2:24 AM #1
    LasseBauer

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    Hey guys,

    thought I´d share the progress of my virgin Hackintosh project, so here are a few pics and a bit of info.
    I knew I wanted something different from my Mac Pro, but every case I found seemed like a cheap knock-off or had zero charisma whatsoever.

    After a loooong search, I finally fell in love with a case for my project; the Corsair Vengeance C70 Army Green. It´s a military themed case to begin with, but as I began to unpack the ingredients for my build, I got more and more displeased with the standard look. I felt the case deserved something more.
    Since I just don´t have the time to spend weeks on a custom mod, I pulled out my paints and SFX materials to give it a quick overhaul. No new parts or radical changes on the case itself; just a paintjob.
    Since I am addicted to zombies and old, weathered materials I knew it had to look old and rusty.
    Probably like something from a secret military nuclear test facility.
    On top of that I wanted to integrate something personal - both for fun and to make the machine a bit less attractive for potential thieves.

    The build itself is by NO stretch of the imagination an attempt to compete with the really cool modders out there. I just wanted to get a more personal look in a minimal amount of time.

    As I write this, the main case is drying, and I still need to add a few details to the front.
    Meanwhile you can take a look at where I am right now.
    More pics will follow as I move along.

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    The effect process is pretty simple:
    1) I spray a coat of brown on most of the area
    2) Dip a yarn/string-like material into gold, black and copper colors
    3) Apply unevenly, smudge a bit, let it dry - repeat if necessary

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    One of the case sides after a coat of SFX gold

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    A few close-ups of the paintwork.
    I apologize if the images are turned the wrong way - for some reason the uploading function turns all images into landscape orientation.
     
  2. LasseBauer

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    Nov 14, 2013 at 3:18 AM #2
    LasseBauer

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    Just finished the main work on the front.
    I still need to install bays for the DVD (unless I make it "stealth") and cardreader.
    That happens when everything is completely dry.
     
  3. cozysquirrel

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    Jan 8, 2014 at 12:19 PM #3
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    Any updates on your build? I'm also thinking of using this case and just wondered if you had any issues with it?
     
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    Jan 8, 2014 at 2:52 PM #4
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    I love the the look of this. Reminds me of building model tanks!
     
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    Dec 8, 2016 at 12:54 AM #5
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    Very cool, I have the same case. Looking to age mine naturally though. ;)
     

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