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My name is Carl Collard and I am an electronic and optronic technician in the Canadian army. I am also father of four young boys (2 to 8 years old). 


I really love to create unique and out of the box mods. My modder artist name is: Mods Art PC. This is my first time in this contest, I hope you will like this one.


I dont have any sponsor for this project.


For this mod, I chose the lantern theme because this is a nice looking object where lightning is the purpose. I lot of nice things  can be done with light like refraction, reflexion and diffraction. The way it act when it pass from a material to another is facinating. And the visible spectrum of light let us see our beatifull word.


Here's the drawing I made for the project:




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There's HOPE

Let's start with the first section of the project; HOPE!

HOPE is the Hight Output Powered Exchanger of the Lantern. It will pump n cool liquids and provide power.

This is what I found to restaure:


This really interesting old Atlas heater



Then, Harrison radiator heater 




Another Harrison radiator heater 



With this particular rad inside



Restauration time !

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Good old rads


First thing I did was the restauration of those old rads.


Chemical and ultrasonic deep clean:



Fins restauration:



Fittings and leaks soldering:






Rads done!


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Dual pumps on!


This EK dual pumps is the perfect fit to go in the center of those rads:



I really like these new EK low profile 90° fittings:



This Keurig coffee filter is a good choice to make an hight flow filter:



Radipumps done and functional:



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Say by to this rust!


The parts that will be used for the case are from the Harrison radiator heater (the model H one) and the Atlas heater.


Before and after sandblasting this Harrison:



And then the Atlas:



Parts ready for mods and paint:



Looks promising:



Mods and paint time!

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Painting time !


For the paint, I found a special color switch purple-blue for the case itself, except for the top grid and nametag plate, who are purple-green.






I really like that paint!

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Build up Hope: PSU


Now the fun begins! Lets see if everything fits together...

The bottom pars is where the power supply is. This is also Hope's air intake, so, it needs a mesh to filter the dust and give that nice look. For that, I used a 10" pasta mesh from the dollars store and I cuted + glued it with epoxy at the bottom.




This Seasonic 750w Platinum PSU had to be modified in mani ways to be safe, size fit and functional here:




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Build up Hope: Fan


This large 230mm BitFenix Spectre pro is so fit that there is less than a millimeter free around it. It looks like this fan was made exacly for this purpose.








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