Hey guys, Visit my site for all the pics and stuff... http://www.infinity-customs.com Click "read more" on the "Necronomicase - Photos" story. I haven't had a chance to make a BB code formatted version of a worklog for it yet. But the pics are there. It's about 80% finished in the artistic department and 0% finished in the actual functionality department. That's up to Steve, he's gonna have to put his own parts in there. But this is what we've pretty much decided on. NForce mobo Dual AMD Athlon Opteron dual core procs (not sure which ones yet) BFG GeForce 7800 GTX GPU 2 GB memory (Still don't know what brand or speed as yet) DVD +/- RW Drive (stripped of its faceplate, as seen in the pics there, but with some clay accenting to make it look interesting) A multifunction 3.5" bay device of some sort If we can find one, some sort of 3.5" VFD. A few notes on the mod itself. The whole machine is constructed of the skeleton of a Skyhawk case with all of its parts removed and then sheathed with clay and fired then hand painted with over 30 different colors to create the human flesh apperance. This is a true "Art" case, every detail of it is hand crafted and I used only the best supplies for it. The paints are Grumbacher professional acrylic, I used Grumbacher sable brushes and Artex clear arcylic sealant. The clay alone consists of 60lbs of Sculpey Premo at a cost of over $500 (A lot of freakin' clay). The eyes in the face are actual unset Tsavorite gems (a precious gem from Tanzania which was brought directly from there, the stones are each 1.5kt and have a market value of about $6000.00 each. Why did I use actual prescious gems for this? It'd take too long to explain but this project is VERY special to me and the person I gave it to (my sister) and I are very close. And we both have a love of fantasy and horror so she would appreciate the details here. Each of the Tsavorite gems is backlit with a white LED to give them brillance. The face into which they're set is actually sculpted from my own. That was a weird experience lemmy tell ya. The areas where you see what looks like gold, are in fact gold. There are areas on the case where I layered it with 24k gold leaf and burnished it for that effect. Other areas are layered with sterling silver leaf and also burnished. There are details to this rig that I can't really show off too well with these pics but which I'll try to show in future closeups. The human form on the top of the case is NOT a handle. I have to tell everyone that in case they try to use it to pick it up. It's sculpted on there, there is no handle under the clay. Since the case weighs in at over 80lbs, it'd break if you tried to do that and I would have to kill someone. The symbol on the door on the case is the "True Elder Sign". Most people picture the star with the oval in the center when they think of the Elder Sign, but H.P. Lovecraft actually drew this symbol that I used on the door in the margins of the original ms. for The Call of Cthulhu. The later Elder Sign was designed by August Derleth for his own writings in the Cthulhu Mythos because he had never seen the original. Inscribed on the side panels of the case are every sigil of the Old Ones from the Necronomicon which are where the majority of the gold leafing is inlayed. I once put this case up on EBay for sale and it did not reach my reserve price but did reach the $14,000.00 mark. My reserve was $18,000. It's an expensive piece and that's without any computer residing inside it. This is the case I began a little under two years ago and it's been the major project. The Chopper PC took a lot of time away from it and I'm just now getting back to it and adding final details. The skulls in the drive bays are just the start of what's going to happen "inside" the case. UV lighting will play a part in it obviously as will other high detail items. I'm busy sculpting more skulls and nasties for this at the moment. We need more UV lights for the case though, we're going to have to get 3 UV fans (2 to use in the rear of the case and one to borrow just the light from to put in the drive cage). The case will only have the one 5 1/4" bay device, the rest of the space, as you see, is for artistic purposes. This computer is designed to give you nightmares. Pics don't do it justice. I'm real proud of how this thing's turned out so far. I consider it a nice big slap in the face of H.R. Geiger, who was going to be the original inspiration for this project but, he had his agent trash talk me and tell me that I wasn't worthy of doing a tribute to Geiger, the guy is a complete egomaniac and a total asshole. This is in part one way for me to say "Hey Geiger, you suck! Bite me fanboi!"