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Project: APASF ("A Post-Apocalyptic Steampunk Future") (Final Pictures 29-03-2013)

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Great looking mod.I'm sure it's going to impress the Judges.
Looks like something Doctor Who,would have in the Tardis
Good luck with the final little niggles ;)

Andy

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cheers Andy : )

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I'll second Andy's comment,

a most excellent mod. I really do like the steampunk look!

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Cheers IanF!

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Update:

I´ve been fighting for the last two weeks with the tubing, I´m still trying to fix the leak on one of the outputs on the reservoir, the other two leaks have been fixed (I took apart those sections and reinforced the joints with teflon which seals it quite nicely, for whatever reason that doesn´t seem to be working with the reservoir.

I have a couple of options I will be trying on monday, hopefully one of them will work. Worst comes to worst I can permanently fit the joint which will fix the issue but will not allow for it to ever be taken apart again (not that its an issue as I never planned to but its nice to know I can if for whatever reason I need to).

Updates to come following that.

On another subject, I´ve been nominated for MOTM over at bit-tech, and the voting has been going on from the 6th of July. The voting ends on the 6th of Aug, i.e. tomorrow monday at 8 am. I´m currently fighting for the first place so if you feel like helping out, pop by and vote. But I´d like to stress that, only do it if you believe APASF is the best out of the 6 mods shown there. I´d greatly appreciate it : )

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Good luck sorting the leaks.I know it's sounds stupid,but have you tried PTFE tape on the fittings Posted Image
you got my vote.;)

Andy

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Cheers andy, isn´t that teflon tape anyway?

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PTFE is easier to type LOL

Andy

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hahaha fair enough, but the point is that I´m already using it : )

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Holy crap dude! you totally win the internets!
That case is utter genius. Bloody good work.

*slow clap*

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Hi Everyone,

After almost a year since I started the project, it is now Finished.

Since October I´ve been adding paint effects, ink effects, done some detail changes, added missing details and essentially obsessed over there damned thing. Following the original idea I did 2 casings, one for the psu and one for the gpus, unfortunately I just wasn´t happy with them, I felt they changed the overall look to much. I never wanted it to look clean as it simply doesn´t fit the post-apocalyptic style so in the end I opted for a rough way around it. The last 4 PSU connectors are bare and inked cabling for the GPUs. I´m sure quite a few of you would´ve proffered casings but I feel this way is what suits the style of the project best.

I also pretty much "coated" the whole thing with a mix of inks that took me a month to get right for a more old-n-gritty feel as while I was very happy with how the faux wood effect turned out, I felt it didn´t much the rest of the oxidized copper effects, this slight effect ink helps blend these two together and really make it look like it´s been around for a hundred years. If you compare these final pictures to the previous update pictures you´ll find you can´t exactly point why, but you´ll understand what I mean (or at least I hope you will :) )

I also realise there´s no SLI bridge, this is simply because I´ve misplaced mine and didn´t want to wait till I ordered a new one to make the final pictures as I didn´t feel it was that important and... I really needed to end this stage of my life.

APASF is the project I´ve always wanted to do ever since I started painting and modding and while there are somethings that NOW I may have done differently, I´m extremely happy with the final outcome, I´m also relieved it´s over, it's taken a huge toll on me and in the end, it was more of an obligation and obsession rather than something I enjoyed doing as sad as that may sound.

I´d like to thank my sponsors for being so patient with it as it´s taken 6 months more than I originally thought it would and of course for being there with me all the way.

Right, without further wait, here is the final shoot of APASF "A Post-Apocalyptic Steampunk Future".







































Thank you all for reading through this long worklog during what for me has been the hardest project I´ve ever done!

Until next time,
Luciel



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Hats of to you mate,completing a mod like that must of been a strain.

The good news is it's a master piece,so sit back and put your feet up and enjoy it.

All good things come to an end ;)

 

Andy



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That looks bloody awsome :D

 

That grill where the pipework goes through, is that from an industrial supplier? as I'm sure ive used something like that before for a fan cover (non-PC)






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