Top Panel: Wiring And Dome Cap
The dome gets wired with blue LEDs. Black tape is applied to the dome lighting to prevent light from leaking where the various parts connect. Now that the dome wiring is complete, a cover is fabricated, painted, and affixed to the dome.
Top Panel: Finishing Touches
Next, iBuyPower is painted white on the side of the top panel. The Aurebesh alphabet from the Star Wars universe is used instead of English. Finally, weathering paint is added to complete the top panel.
Defender 410: Left Panel
Creating the left side panel consists mostly of taping, engraving, and painting.
Left Panel: Paint, Blueprint, And Tape
First, a primer coat is applied and allowed to dry. Next comes the red base coat. A blueprint of the left side is created and the panel is taped in preparation for laser engraving.
Left Panel: Engraving The Insignia
Here is a shot of the laser engraver in action as it creates the Old Republic insignia.
Completed Left Panel
This is the finished left side (windowed) panel, waiting for its right side counterpart.
Defender 410: Right Panel
Now that the left panel is finished, the right panel is all that remains before we have a fully armed and operational Defender-Class Light Corvette case mod.
Right Panel: Sanding
The first step is to sand the side panels in preparation for the primer coat, and this is what happens when you take sandpaper to the side panel of a shiny new NZXT Phantom 410.
Right Panel: Blueprint, Engraving, And Paint
The right panel goes from a blueprint to the engraver, and then from taping to paint.
Completed Right Panel
And here is the end result of all that sanding, taping, engraving, priming, and painting.