Ferrari GTO 599 MOD.. CM Storm Trooper

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Ferrari GTO 599 MOD.. CM Storm Trooper

Postby Enigma8750 on Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:23 am

CM STORM TROOPER
FERRARI GTO 599 MOD
Derek Smith

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The Theme of this build is based on this Car Pictured below.
The Ferrari 599 GTO
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The Case that I chose to mod is the The COOLER MASTER STORM TROOPER


Concept Prototype Design

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END RESULT

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Re: Ferrari GTO 599 MOD.. CM Storm Trooper

Postby HACKER354E on Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:00 am

Great case, great mod!
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Re: Ferrari GTO 599 MOD.. CM Storm Trooper

Postby Enigma8750 on Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:39 am

First thing to be done is to get the original Paint off the Side Panels..

This was accomplished with steel brush, Airplane Paint remover, and some 320 grit Sanding paper..
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Also the Top of the Case had to have the Rubberized coating removed.. this was accomplished with Laquer thinner...

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First to cut out the two windows but before that was to try and come up with the right window to fit the Case. Since this case did not come with a window I had to use my imagination.. so I came up with a discrete window at the top and one small Vanity window at the bottom to equal out the design.

Here I am using Green Frog tape a permanent marker and a coin to make my Design fit the Panel.. I am Carefully following the Contours of the Case to make the window fit the design of the panel..

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Re: Ferrari GTO 599 MOD.. CM Storm Trooper

Postby frozensnail on Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:33 am

The side panel has come out very well, hope to see more of your ideas as the build comes along.
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Re: Ferrari GTO 599 MOD.. CM Storm Trooper

Postby Enigma8750 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:32 pm

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Getting my Ferrari Emblems were really the hardest things to buy.. you know you need them but which ones??? I got some of all of them Except the ones that were 200 dollars a piece.

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One of the scariest things a modder can do is take a perfect factory paint job and completely toast it like this.

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Then After cleaning it up you feel a little better but not much..

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Then to apply the Carbon Fiber DI NOC Vinyl to the sides and carefully cut it to fit the pattern..

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Couldn't help trying to see what the Emblems were going to look like on the Vent so I put it back on fast.. ..LOL. .

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At this point I painted the base coat and will be waiting for the paint to dry before applying the Clear Coat.

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Now the Clear Coat is applied over all of the surface of the Newly done panel.. Wow that turned out good.

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Re: Ferrari GTO 599 MOD.. CM Storm Trooper

Postby Enigma8750 on Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:32 am

Finished the Top.. The Di NOC really works well on this build.. Great around all the corners and edges..

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The Same Process was used on the top. First the DI NOC and cutting of the DI NOC.
Tapeing over the new DI NOC with two layers of Green tape and under too before spraying your
primary color and then spray your Clear Polyurithane.

Matching the Paint is done by buying enough paint the very first time you buy it.
You really want to buy too much and take back what you don't use or your Paint might look different.

When painting any spray... Stay away from any humidity at all and use a Hair drier after each spray to allow the paint to dry with out condensation build up on it..
Also if a bug lands on it.. DONT PANIC.. Let it DIE AND DRY.. you can fix him after it is dry.. Resist going after it immediately.

I sanded between each coat with 800 and 1000 to get the base coat even. Three coats of Poly on the top between sanding too. Clean between coats with tack cloth.



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I Bought my Smoked glass from MNPCTECH.com.. They sell very high Quality Smoked Acryilic. I used the Tape of the god's to
Hold the Window into place and set my Stickers after laying them out on the panel before gluing them down.

The sources of my Stickers came from many different sources all on EBay. The little Chrome Horsey's came from the Gas Cap
From a Real car that had been Savaged after a Crash.


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Of course all this work kills the inside of the panel and lets face it, the back panel is important too... so I desided to
use the metallic looking Stuff you use in the parking lot to keep the SUN out of your car while you are not in it..
and I used Air Conditioning Tape to piece the different shape together to make it look like a Heat sheild as in a Race or Sports Car.


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The Computer build is my personal build that I have had since Christmas. The H-100 cooling system was new
with this build and it is set up in Push / pull Blowing inside the case and out the back again..

The Tubing is high pressure Fuel lines that I bought to cover the Video Power leads and the H-100 hoses.. They are for
looks and to keep the theme of the mod alive but they are not functional..


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The Chrome on the inside covering the hard Drive bays is Roofing Flashing that come in small Retangles.
They are very cheap and look great on any build if you want a modular look.
Use double sided tape to paste them on a plastic yard sign and then they are very easy to move when you
need to work on it later after the mod is completed. The tiles are seperated by thin Chrome Plastic Side molding
that I bought from the Auto parts store..

The lighting came from The Auto parts place as well .. They are 12 Volt LEDs and are extremely bright but not
bright enough to look like a toaster oven..... as some of the High intensity lighting are.
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Re: Ferrari GTO 599 MOD.. CM Storm Trooper

Postby frozensnail on Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:06 am

The carbon fibre & red do go together very well. Is it car heating hose that you have used for the cooling system? Only thing I'm not too sure of are the clips used to retain the hose, kinda looks very early PC water cooling with the clips. Think I'd try to use something else or paint the silver clips at least to match the rest of the case mod.

Overall looks good & not see another like it so pretty original :D
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Re: Ferrari GTO 599 MOD.. CM Storm Trooper

Postby Enigma8750 on Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:39 pm

I understand what you are saying but those are Fuel lines and the actual Hose clamps that Ferrari uses.. I know I could use prettier stuff but I wanted to stay TRUE to the Automotive Theme of the Build.. That's why I used them..

Here is just one example of what I am talking about.

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Re: Ferrari GTO 599 MOD.. CM Storm Trooper

Postby pcjunkie209 on Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:02 am

Nice work bro!
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Re: Ferrari GTO 599 MOD.. CM Storm Trooper

Postby Enigma8750 on Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:12 am

Thanks so much for the nice comment.. I love the build myself.. It is my Sig Rig. 8)
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Re: Ferrari GTO 599 MOD.. CM Storm Trooper

Postby brianwhite on Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:46 am

Looks very nice. Great Job!
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Re: Ferrari GTO 599 MOD.. CM Storm Trooper

Postby Enigma8750 on Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:37 am

Thanks Brian.. That is very nice of you to say.
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Re: Ferrari GTO 599 MOD.. CM Storm Trooper

Postby rrplay on Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:33 pm

Looks super hot ! and thanks for posting all those nice pics and making such an interesting build log. WTG !
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Re: Ferrari GTO 599 MOD.. CM Storm Trooper

Postby Enigma8750 on Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:14 pm

Thank you very much for the Kind words.. Great to know.. Now if Ferrari will call me and have me build a really nice one for them.. The right Way with twin 680s and a 8 core Xeon.

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Re: Ferrari GTO 599 MOD.. CM Storm Trooper

Postby Enigma8750 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:31 am

bump :mrgreen:
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