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Defender 410, A Sweet Star Wars: The Old Republic Case Mod

Rear Fan: Light Ring Plus Frame

The clear acrylic light ring is attached to the already-assembled frame rings.

Rear Fan: Shell And Primer

Thin plastic strips are used to create the outer shell of the engine, and all exposed surfaces receive a coat of primer.

Rear Fan: Light Ring Wiring Test

The light ring is wired and tested before affixing it to the outer shell.

Rear Fan: Assembly And Shell Paint

The light ring/frame is added to the outer shell, which was taped off to receive strips of red and white paint.

Rear Fan: Additional Plating

Additional engine ring plating was created in order to cover up bright spots of leaking LED light. We see the additional plates go from diagram to cut, primed pieces.

Rear Fan: Plating And Center Cone

The additional plating is added to the shell, and a center cone is created out of clear acrylic triangles.

Rear Fan: Finishing Touches

In order to recreate that whitish-blue hue iconic to Star Wars ship engines, blue LEDs were added to a white LED case fan. With all the pieces painted and assembled, the engine is attached to the fan, completing the rear fan/engine assembly.

Defender 410: Top Panel

Requiring more than 120 individual cut-outs and controllable lighting, the top of the Defender 410 is perhaps the most complicated aspect of the build.

Top Panel: Cardbord Mock-Ups

Before any cutting began, a cardboard mock-up was used to get an idea of the overall structure.

Top Panel: Framing The Dome

Multiple acrylic pieces were used to create the frame of the top dome.

  • hellfire24
    wow looking good.
  • jasont78
    i hate the fan on the back apart from that very nice
  • Cromat88
    Nice :D
  • memadmax
    Looks stupid.
    Can't even tell what its supposed to be.

    Paint by numbers?????
  • monsta
  • outlw6669
    Wow, that is a hell of a lot of effort for an awesome mod!
  • Pedrovsky
    It's a fancy looking horrible mod thats what it is...they just took a awesome looking case and transformed it into something you would never buy =S
  • sporkimus
    Extremely awesome! I love it!
  • The NZXT Phantom always looks like something from Star Wars. Perfect case for the SW mod.
  • horaciopz
    I love the exhaust engine at the back, looks awesome! But the color, that red its not that appealing... I would painted it in red a little more dark/opaque ... But it still looks pretty good...