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  1. Hello, everybody, I am bjpc, (Bernd Joachim Puwalski, 41, called Jo) and want to invite you to my ITX- project "Maker Theater"! It is thankfully dedicated to the Masterliquid Maker 92, that was the base-stone for this project and has been sponsored by Cooler Master Germany. It will be a custom-welded frame case with a 1:87 scaled diorama on top. Due to the fact, the AMD based ITX build shall be used as a HTPC, the diorama will show a classic cinema scene- inviting to see movies like "Rebel without a case" or "The Modfather". The case itself, I will try to keep as compact, as possible, with a thin- frame- construction, that is closed only by acrylic panels in fluorescent blue. This log will be kept updated, from now, to display, how my vision of a "Maker Theater" will look like. Update 06.04.:.... after starting this work log in February, more than 60 % of the project are done now. I have prepared the rest, and all materials are waiting, to be used. So I can start this work log updated with the Front- View of the "Maker Theater"- be welcome there! bjpc Here pretty much of the parts and material so far is shown. The 1:87 scaled models, in my opinion, have just the right resolution to fit nicely to the hardware, for making the desired effect. UPDATE 18.02.2017 Now, with some further planning, I got, in addition to the theater kit, this skyscraper- building-site kit. In my imagination, it will frame the Masterliquid Maker, even better than having it housed by the cinema like I firstly started. The missing parts for the build now are there- steel in diameter 10x10 for the frame and 15x20x2 for mounting parts, as well as 20x2 for planning blindspots. I will weld with 1.6 mm rutile electrodes. To set highlights, I enlarged my Dremel Machine Fleet by the Engraver, that for sure will allow me, leaving my personal finish to the frame and other parts. Needless to say, that relying on Dremel for a mod or scratch build is the safest way to succeed in any changes or producing steps made, and no news, at all. The Powers, Reset- and Lighting- vandalism switches come with the small diameter of 16mm and just are perfect for my needs. Just sitting around.... But in the background, the acrylic, I plan to use for covering the case is to be seen: a blueish fluorescent panel, whose polished edges should glow nicely, when lighted from inside The Vallejo color sets are for airbrush as well as for paint- brush and will make a close-to-realistic appearance possible, away from "looking-like-plastic" only. With the fine-brush- set, I should have nice results, I hope. The aluminum case- feet, at last just will make a good look in the end. With the truck being the first modded part, there obviously is a thought of mine displayed... I am working on it- and attending to this year's Case Mod World Series really is something, I dream of. Anyway, I will just keep this build log up-to-date and we will see, what I can post next, here... With being officially registered to the Case Mod World Series 2017, I will start with this project in Scratch Category. Thank you, Cooler Master, for confirming it. Update March, 1st 2017: As the first very modding step, I changed the tubing of the Masterliquid Maker 92, and set the Ram to its watercoolers. Next step shall be using Leaf Silver, to set highlights I also started with assembling the Theater kit With receiving more and more hardware, now some specs come into focus as well. The system will be powered by this: The APU A10 7890K was provided by AMD- I am really glad, they decided, to support me here. And thankful. The APU will find place on an Asrock A-88M-ITX/ac board The hard discs- 2TB WD Black are sponsored by Western Digital- thank you, for giving me this chance. When it comes to peripheral water cooling, the parts all have been supplied by Alphacool International and Aquatuning- here for cooling HDD´s and RAM: For the proper preparation of the loop and the perfect look, Mayhems helped me with sending me Blitz Kits for preparation as well as Pastel liquid and Ultrapure Water, even when the to be used pastel black already was provided by Aquatuning. I think it will be a good combination, in the end- Thank you, to Alphacool, Aquatuning, and Mayhems at all! With the build from scratch is not complete of course, Cooler Master gave me these marvelous peripherals, on top- I really appreciate it, thank you so much! For now, that´s pretty much it- there will be the welding work coming up next, and detailing, of course. The Frame base with the angled arms was the start of the construction: With the base frame welded, a first test fit was possible Now some progress can be shown: the mainboard as well as the two WD Black HDD´s, set on an Alphacool PSU cooler, are carried by the frame, now. It soon is about to fine-sand and lack-off the frame and the body will be ready. A part of the acrylic side windows are semi-fitted, already, and the windowing of the case can be accomplished soon. Today, I added the mounting rails for the radiator, and set the PSU into the Theater, for convenient access 2nd of April: Today I finished the RAM- and HDD- loop from Alphacool- run by a DC- LT pump that is fed by an eloquent pump-top reservoir, two main tubes are set below the HDD- cooler. The loop has been prepared with the Mayhems Blitz Kit and is ready for be taken apart again, for the frame final- painting. The pictures show the inspection by the planning department, per usual The Masterliquid Maker 92 AIO CPU- cooler was up to be finished, after the leaf- silver application, I set some color highlights. Only a proper cable- management left to do, and the integration into the skyscraper- building- site around it. Loving details: Get your tickets for the premiere now- pre-sale has opened! Now, after adding the majority of the front details- here is an impression of a night shift at the Maker Theater: And here is the latest result- Ticket counter and visible interior like Concession finished, also lighting and weathering: With now having finished pretty much everything of the cinema building, it is time to start with the building site next to it...after the already finished crane, I assembled a concrete truck, and tried to give it a real look....
  2. I do not want to spare the final impression, of the project set up into its final home: The APU is dealing with the UHD TV easily, without mentionable lagging of mouse, which really is great. My family is happy with the new "Entertainment" -a new, much more immersive quality for us.

    I just can´t wait for the final pics- really great idea- and even greater crafting! So cool.
  4. Scratch Build: Rey's Speeder

    I wish best of success to you! Awesome work!
  5. The final post- what a feeling. After using the bank holiday weekend for adjusting the last small points, now the final pictures are taken, and I am about to submit my entry. Upset, yes, but happy, and delighted, that I could do it. I will add some pictures, including the "big 5", to show you my project now ready- Maker Theater welcomes you all- Let me share my Mod description of the form here: From Hardware choice planned as a Home Theater PC, this project is of two major aspects- the first is the fully self-made case of welded steel profiles, that frame fluorescent blueish acrylic panels. The hardware is mounted underneath the top plate, to allow the AIO Masterliquid Maker 92 to break through the surface. Here the second aspect of the mod sets foot- a 1:87 scaled diorama, of a neighbourhood from a classical movie theater to an active building site, where the so thought "Processing Plant" for the cinema is built around the AIO, to lift the cinema up to the future of digital entertainment. The Diorama consists of model kits, like the Theater, the crane or the concrete truck, that have been assembled by the plan- All other builds are created from mixed sets of the skyscraper building site or the lift, e.g.. All parts have been airbrushed in means of aging or coloring, and the lighting, by tiny LED, was wired mainly undetectable, to give it a clean look. The figurines in front of the theater all have been hand-painted, and the blue acryl here and there was given some structure by sand-blasting. Speaking of the hardware, here an AMD APU is perfectly treated by the AIO. The two HHDs and the RAM are cooled by a 3x80 radiator water-cooling loop. The radiator exhausts into the theater building, that houses the blue-ray player and the 450 watts PSU, which then exhausts to the back. The back roof of the theater also carries three switches- Power, Reset in the middle- and lights. On the back, where the power plug sits, a small orange thumb switch is placed, that allows to turn on and off the welder on the building site. From my testing so far, the CPU runs at lowest 45°C in idle and increases to 55 under load- that is fine in my eyes, thinking of the compact situation in the case, and the AIO being the only fresh air supply to the lower part- which works nice, in means of airflow. With the AIO being the heart of the project from the beginning, here it shows both of the strengths it has- CPU cooling- and air cooling of infrastructure- under unusual conditions, here, I find. The HDD are set on an origin PSU cooling plate, for which I designed a mounting solution, that allows to screw tighten the HDDs to the plate for good contact with fastening them to the upper frame rail as the mount at the same time. For the reservoir, I designed a latch, that is screw-tightened to the frame by a roundly clamp. The build size is at the bottom 285mm x 285mm, 395mm x 395mm the plate, height to the plate is 115mm, total height to crane tip is 400mm. Weight is some 15kg, it is carryable nicely, I can say. In closing, I want to add some personal note- this project started by Sylvain Najjar of CM/Berlin, who agreed to supply me a Maker 92- I love this product, from design and technique views the same- and I wanted to do my own "bjpc solution" from it. After doing a very massive and bulky concrete build, last year, I desired something small, and it came from thinking of, that a Home Theater PC was needed- to create a real cinema experience. Thus lacking a beamer, while space is full, yes fully, but reasonable used, in the end, I wanted to create something, you love to see, each time, you come across. The decision for scale model usage was then an hommage to my father, who once showed me his tricks when I was a boy. So this work today is dedicated to the good times we had together, and shall be a greet to him. With showing the building site, I want to honour the builders- the women and men, that really make our infrastructure, when just taking myself back, and thinking of, how special could my work be, if there were not so many peoples work, I am not aware of in my every day- here is some hommage, as well. Finally, the visitors to the cinema are of my inner perfect society- just humans, coming together, to see a movie- that's all. I want to thank you, for accepting my entry to this Case Mod World Series of yours, I hope it is a considerable one in the field of all 96. Thank you from the heart, Jo Puwalski/ bjpc So thank you for having a look on my project, if you are contestor, like me, I wish you the best result, believing, being part of the contest and enduring such a special time is the first and most important win to gather- Thank you All! CPU: AMD A10 7890K Mainboard: ASROCK A88M-ITX/ac GPU: Integrated R 270 graphics RAM: G.Skill F3-2400C11D 16 GB DDR3 Storage: Western Digital WD BLACK 2x 1TB PSU: Corsair SF450 CPU cooler: Cooler Master Masterliquid Maker 92 HDD cooler: Alphacool PSU cooler Ram Cooler: Alphacool NexXxoS RXP-1 RAM-Cooler Radiator: Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 60mm Triple Radiator with 3x 60 Noiseblocker NB-BlacksilentFan XR1 controlled by Aquacomputer Power Adjust Pump: Alphacool DC-LT with plexi top and reservoir Hardtube: Alphacool UV clear 13/10 wit black Eiszapfen series fittings Sleeve: MDPC-X Liquid: Mayhems Pastel Black Lighting 4x Cooler Master Universal LED Strip white
  6. After finalizing the building site details today, I am happy- and yes, also proud to introduce you to the finished setting- only the guest are missing- but they will be there, right in time, to the movie´s beginning ;)... here are some pictures of the test shooting for the final pictures. Thank you very much, for following my build until here.
  7. After the PC in itself came to life, and the major building aspects have been fulfilled, I now can dive back into the world of the small things. The Maker Theater as building so far is completed, only two positioned drilled holes for lighting cables needed by the building site (funny to write this, in a way) are scheduled. But on the steel beam construction, I have some more small stories to tell- Welcome to the occurrence of project "Maker Theater"
  8. A wonderful moment- it is running! I thank you, for following it to here. I am overwhelmed by my feelings, no PC before was so close- not even the concrete PC I did. I thank you- more is not in my are the very first pics:
  9. Thank you!!!! Well, this is to be said about your piece of art, as well- please take my compliment, for a really independent style! I mean it. Cheers!!!
  10. Today was led by wiring everything up- HDD`s, ATX, fan controller with USB-cable- shortening (big fun ) Pump and LED and the Maker 92 of course. This done, I reassembled the loop completely, flushed it with Ultra Pure Water, I was given by Mayhems, and then filled it with Mayhems Pastel Black. For good three hours now, I have the loop on test- and de-airing- run, and am confident, to close the case tomorrow, and having all set up, to firing it up, after the PSU in the Theater will be mounted.... let´s see Here is some impression of how the cables look and the blackness of the liquid at all:
  11. With the side panels set, the hardware was ready to move in- BUT- first of all, the 24-pin ATX wanted to be lengthened.... I am sure everybody has his way to do it best, I just keep to my safety rules- no matter what- check trice.... mainly it helps.... so with this reply, only the radiator and its hardtube routing is missing, and the fine tuning for the cable management. A good feeling, to apply the thermal paste for real, now- and set the Maker 92 to its home. I am confident, to be right in time. ...yay! :)
  12. Project VEGA

    Hey, S.PiC, thank you for your compliment in return, I am happy, you took my comment for good. But I must state, that mastership only on the very last day of life is available- until then, I´ll keep being a traveling learner- but thank you at all, really.
  13. Now, the acrylic panels are set into made me remember optics lessons in science education...these times, I was not aware of the joy, I have now- I also assembled the painted HDD-cooling block
  14. The last days have been really good, in means of getting things done- now the assembly can start. I am happy to show you my case- the case, the Maker Theater will be sitting on:
  15. Project VEGA

    Hello, S.PiC, your Project Vega is fantastic to me. Great construction- The shapes and lines are for me so tastefully set, really a desirable design. Best of success to you at the finals- bjpc
  16. TPS-L2

    Hey, I really am a fan of your walkman- My memories may trick me, but I think, with 6 years, I was given one to a feast would not claim it was the same model- but who could forget the headphones- with the foam saying goodbye, soon...Great mod, you may already know, I am a silent follower! Cheers, Jo
  17. Thank you very much, I as well appreciate it! I just try to give my best into it- like everyone here, for sure. I am happy, you like it. Cheers!
  18. "Monarch" project - finished

    Hey, it´s nice, to meet you around here! Your design is outstandingly cool. All the best and mod on- Jo
  19. with taking filling and sanding really serious, now the moment for lacking off the frame had come. I decided to use a metal- paint, that I applied with spray gun at 2,8 bar. It worked out nicely, and soon the frame is good to go. It was fun, using paracord, I had left from a project before, to hang the frame from the ceiling- hehe I really thank you for your interest in my project. Jo / bjpc
  20. Thank you very much- I hope, I can do it, like I hope for everybody, who is working on finishing, atm as well.
  21. Mod 4th: Inverted! Finished!

    This is craftsmanship! A very good and true piece. The polishing- not from earth! My respect to your passion. Jo Puwalski aka bjpc
  22. Well, fortunately, today I passed the point, at which I am sure, I will get it done in time- common around, I guess :)- after applying the "victim coating" and some more filling yesterday, today, I fine-sanded it again, and worked off the extra filler, I needed to build up uneven spots. The next step was, to adjust the Acrylic top to the finalized dimensions- nothing easier, than screwing it fast and sanding it clear. Also polishing the edges was nice to do, and with this done, I really could see a glimpse of the result.
  23. Clean Slate

    Thank you, sir, I appreciate, you say so.
  24. Clean Slate

    Hello, Mr Stephenson, I want to congratulate to this intensely tasteful and stunningly symphonic build. My hat off to you. Jo Puwalski / bjpc