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thechoozen
05-18-2006, 12:18 AM
This will be my next project, the work title is „A-51“.

It will be inspired by Area 51 and all those spooky stories around it…. The Rig is build from parts of some normal ATX Midi Towers which I already converted to a WTX like "case" and some 90° aluminium bars.

It will get a huge side+top Window and a lot of eyecatching details in the inside of the case.

Up to now I already have done some of the gadgets I will built in, like an motorized “Iris” which regulates the airstream from a stealth mounted Fan under it.
But enough of the words here are the first pictures of it ….more will follow in the next days….

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51ausbruchagb.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51backplatte.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51bodenplatte.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51gesamtinnenleben.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51gesamtinnenleben.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51irisfan.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51mobotraybackside.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51radar.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51topfan.jpg

and here are some more pictures....

here are some pictures from my "Iris" in the first version....

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/iris1.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/iris2.jpg

the 2 water reservoirs...
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51beideagb2.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51beideagbmitsteg.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51agbbeleuchtet.jpg

and this is a backplate i made for a fan controll and some controll switches which i need to controll the iris and the fan below.....

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51fancontroll.jpg

some shots from the backside of the case

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51backarmor.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51backarmorobereschaleoffen.jpg

a view from top to ground.....
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51topview.jpg

a first cooler experiment which i build for the Northbridge of the system...
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51nbcooler.jpg

just a small update with the small radar screen on his place with some light on.....

and i´ve made a small video from my "iris".....at the moment everything is a little bit fast but i will slow the movement down in the later progress....



http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51radarbeleuchtet.jpg

Video (http://www.babetech.de/a51iris.ASF)

i made a first part of the sidepanels which will be placed on the bottom part of the case.......
inside i will place a huge fan which will cool down the radiator which i will use for the watercooling system.....

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51aussenklappe1.jpg

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51aussenklapp2.jpg

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51aussenklappe3.jpg

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51aussenklappe4.jpg

d_stilgar
05-18-2006, 02:08 AM
Wow this looks like it's gonna be really good. I like that the inside is a diorama of sorts. You should try making some UV plastic and making it look like the one resevoir has spilled out onto the floor, since it is 'broken'.

The Modfather
05-18-2006, 06:50 AM
Yeah, I can see this is gonna be one hell of a cool mod! Keep 'em coming! Don't disappear!

DaveW
05-18-2006, 09:14 AM
Yep, looks good. Wanting to see this all finished ;)

-Dave

Rankenphile
05-18-2006, 11:41 AM
Neat stuff.

DeathCrush
05-18-2006, 11:54 AM
yea really looking cool so far. from a government conspirator's point of view i'm definitely looking forward to this one :D

Aero
05-18-2006, 05:17 PM
Lookin nice. Good job with the paint. Can't wait to see more.

thechoozen
05-22-2006, 03:03 PM
in the last days i decided to change a few things.....like the DVD Drive which is now mounted outside of the case in the sidepanel....


http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51dvd.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51dvdabdeckung.jpg

its now only thrown in to see if everything would work ..... in the next steps i will build something to mount the drive correctly...

thechoozen
05-30-2006, 12:18 AM
here are some new pics.....


http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51komplettansicht.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51seitenwand.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51anbau2.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51anbau3.jpg

d_stilgar
05-30-2006, 02:59 AM
Wow. This is looking really really good. Keep it up.

DaveW
05-30-2006, 09:37 AM
I can't wait to see this painted. You're doing a great job man.

-Dave

crenn
05-30-2006, 06:45 PM
Wow..... who else thinks this should be in featured? :D

thechoozen
06-02-2006, 04:45 PM
thanks a lot!!!!


i have just made a first try for the front "entrance".....the stairs will be part of the ground plate........the front door which finally will cover the radiator will be motorized so that both panels would slide away

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51fronttreppe.jpg

Rankenphile
06-02-2006, 05:10 PM
Wow..... who else thinks this should be in featured? :D

I do! :D

(gave ya a little front page nod, too. nice work)

d_stilgar
06-02-2006, 05:41 PM
This is looking awesome. The end result is going to be spectacular.

Drew
06-02-2006, 05:46 PM
Wicked concept!

I must say, the alien in the reservoir is a mega touch.

Ya gonna stick some UV reactive 'stuff' into PVA glue or summat to make gloop comin outta' the broken pod?

Just a thought.

Like I said, thats mega.

Drew

vidas7de7jesus7
06-02-2006, 06:13 PM
is there a reason I can't see pics, or is my computer just screwed up?

Rankenphile
06-02-2006, 06:18 PM
vidas, are you browsing from work? or are you going through a proxy server? They are showing up just fine for me.

SgtM
06-02-2006, 09:57 PM
Absolutely sick. Yet another one I have to watch.

maximan1
06-07-2006, 02:42 AM
This is awsome all you creative people making all these awsome ideas I'm proud of you guys. I need to brainstorm something myself :D.

FyR
06-07-2006, 02:33 PM
Nice work man! Keep it up :)

thechoozen
06-11-2006, 07:45 AM
Thanks a lot for your comments! :D


in the last days i was very busy but here are some small updates:


first i build an elevator which i will later hotwire with my lpt port or an interface for the lpt port so that i can use the holes for every level of the building as an indicator for the cpu load...........

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51aufzugschacht.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51aufzugausgang.jpg

then i build a small cover where i will build in some buttons for opening / closing the front door....it will be placed on the groundplate of the case in the later progress....

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51buttonabdeckungoffen.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51buttonabdeckungzu.jpg


after that i add some details to the front of the case....
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51front.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51frontbereich.jpg

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51frontoben.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51frontoffen.jpg



and last a complete picture of the whole case....so that you can take a look on the overall progress....

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51komplettansicht2.jpg

monoflap
06-11-2006, 01:43 PM
Just a question, are you going to make this whole thing out of wood?

Scotty
06-11-2006, 02:08 PM
amazing mod, just remember wood expands and contracts according to mositior and heat, so give it a bit of room.

cant wait to see it done

Aero
06-15-2006, 04:29 PM
Yeah I was wondering the same thing. It looks like everything is particle board. Just how heavy is this beast :p.

kingstog
06-16-2006, 07:16 PM
Dude this is looking great, I love the way you've put so much detail INSIDE the case. Can't wait to see what happens next.:)

.Maleficus.
06-16-2006, 11:08 PM
This is a very cool idea. I have wanted to do something like this for a while, but don't have the money or resources to do it. Using wood seems like a good idea to if you're not planning on moving the case... otherwise it will get pretty heavy. But seeing this is making me think of using wood for parts on a case too.

Canadian Eh?
06-26-2006, 11:56 AM
Very cool, But if i were you, i'd use metal, possibly the wavy kind to make it look a bit like the outside of a hangar and then use some rust paint to make it look aged and weathered

thechoozen
07-16-2006, 01:06 PM
Just a question, are you going to make this whole thing out of wood?

yes and no.....the inside of the case is made of metal....some of the outside parts like the front and the upper sidepanels are made of wood, because i want this heavy look it makes....

here some more pictures from my latest work on this mod.....

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51komplettansicht3.jpg

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51anbauradarbeleuchtet2.jpg

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51frontklappeoffenfan.jpg

at the moment im making the last details so that every motorized door works like it should and after that im going to complete the paintjob.....
(after it i will post more pictures of the complete progress)

DaveW
07-17-2006, 07:57 AM
Crikey! It's looking good man! Keep up the good work, can't wait to see the whole thing finished!

-Dave

Scotty
07-17-2006, 11:27 AM
I must say its looking very nice

elbarto241
07-25-2006, 05:23 PM
wow, keep up the good work man!

thechoozen
09-09-2006, 04:48 AM
thanks a lot!:D

in the last weeks i was very busy finishing all those little details because i have show it @ the Games Convention (GC Casemods Masters 06 (http://www.gccm.de) and the IFA (IFA C3 (http://www.dcmm.de/ifa). But now im back home, everything is back in place and i have some time to post some pictures of the final mod (i think i will post more pictures and some videos this evening)

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51finishansicht1.jpg

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51finishansicht2.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51finishansicht3.jpg

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51maus.jpg

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51sponsoren.jpg

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51uvbeleuchtet.jpg

Aero
09-09-2006, 08:54 AM
looks good. Very nice job painting the mouse. I also like the helipad. Nice work.

DaveW
09-09-2006, 09:36 AM
That's an incredible piece of work. Congrats on one of the most original cases i've seen in a long time.

-Dave

thechoozen
09-09-2006, 02:12 PM
thanks a lot!

:rock:



here is a small vid with some of the functions....

Video (http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/area51.wmv )

and here are more pictures:

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51agbfinishbeleuchtet.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51agbundluefter.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51anbauaufzugbeleuchtet.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51aussenbeleuchtet1.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51aussenbeleuchtet2.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51finishansicht1.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51finishansicht2.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51finishansicht3.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51frontfinish.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51gc.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51hardware.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51hddverkleidung.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51innenansicht.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51innenansichtagbs.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51offen.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51radarbeleuchtet.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51rueckwand.jpg
http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51untenoffen.jpg

dgrmkrp
09-09-2006, 03:09 PM
wow.. the last series of pics is so cool.... nice look.. u were right.. wood does add a special touch to the "heavyness" of the case.. and the details are awsome too.. oh, this has to be my favourite:

http://www.babetech.de/images/a51/a51aussenbeleuchtet2.jpg

kingstog
09-25-2006, 09:38 AM
Dude Paul capello himself would be proud of that mod8) Well done!

tybrenis
09-25-2006, 05:20 PM
Damn dude. Top notch stuff, you're up there with the finest! Great work!

Rankenphile
09-25-2006, 06:38 PM
This mod has come a very, very long way since the beginning, and it has been an extremely informative and entertaining project to watch. Thanks for everything.

modd3r
09-30-2006, 05:06 AM
Please take a look at my AREA 51 project, what was finished in 2004.
http://a51.fw.hu
It's a "moving" casemod, with a "breathing" alien, and with a screaming alien sound.
Take a look at the movie, too!

http://www.freeweb.hu/a51/A51___final10_1024.jpg