Description

Inspired by a couple games War Thunder and BFV this is a 100% custom build designed to look like a crashed section of a Spitfire wing.

My (Rod) Grandmother was also part of the Woman's Auxiliary Air Force (Later becoming the WRAF) and as a kid she told stories of Spitfires during WW2

When researching how to make a spitfire a computer a came across this black and white photo and it was the primary inspiration of the ripped open wing section. (The entire build is located in the wing)

While we done mods that use expensive hardware and crazy cool materials its always fun to build something cool and keep it on a very low budget. The whole case and base mod parts cost about 200.00 and can be purchased at any building supply store

These supplies include: 1/2 Plywood (for base) 3/4 MDF (for wing ribs) 1" ceder trim to create the terrain 3 cans of Loctite Titefoam 1 sheet of lath expanded metal 1 3/8" steel threaded rod to hold the wing 1 roll of 20" aluminum flashing 1 box of small brad nails (to create a riveted look on the metal)

Paint: 2 cans of self etching primer 2 cans of lime green (designed to give a zinc chromate primer look) 3 cans of camouflage primer 1 can of red 1 can of blue 3 cans of textured rock paint of different colors

I'll be uploading a video how I did it type worklog later to our youtube.com/c/bsmods channel later.

Added shot of the build before I put the skin on to show the hardware.

Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 35 points

Wow. Just wow. Please feature this. This is the most unique and creative build I have ever seen on this site.

  • 12 months ago
  • 13 points

Thank you I'll be posting more on FB and youtube including some of the mock up photos ect.

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

I second that...

  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

I third that... this build is just something else. it more art than build

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

i fourth that!

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks it was crazy fun to build!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

why the i5, since a) people usually don't liquid cool a locked processor, and b) it probably will bottleneck the 2080?

amazing build though- show it to some people and they won't believe its a pc

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Its the CPU I had on hand and it required very little cooling. If I had an I7 I'd need to rip some more holes in the wing.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

oh yeah-congrats on the featured build

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

FYI, it's also a 1080, not a 2080

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

lol maybe it grew up...I'll check...nope still a 1080

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

This is no doubt easily the best build I have ever seen on this site. Just incredible. Thank you for setting the bar high man! This is art!

  • 12 months ago
  • 6 points

Gotta love the attention to detail and well placed holes. Beautiful piece of art right there. Is it easy to access the parts for future repairs, cleaning, or upgrades?

  • 11 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks

Not the easiest but by pulling the "rivets" you can peel back the skin and get to anything.

  • 11 months ago
  • 4 points

Holy **** dude this is real? I'll vote this in everyday if I have to just to get it featured. This build is so well put it's amazing! Congrats

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep its real! I'll post some video hopefully later this week on our youtube channel I did post a short clip of it on bs_mods instagram.

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Holy cow. Feature?

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

As far as custom PC goes, this has to be the most unique (and awesome) build I have ever seen. Well done!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow Thank you very much.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

DANK

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

An absolute gem! The connection to your family history and the plaque are amazing. Love the photo background and leaves, very nice touch!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

bro, that's amazing! +1

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

When I first saw this, thumbnail, I got so curious to why someone would post a picture of a ripped off airplane's wing on Partpicker. Just now, I realized that there is an actual PC inside. Super creative and very cool looking.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Better shot of the PC before the skin got put on the wing.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

hoollllyy ****.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn. Kudos to you for making such a creative build.+1

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I got scared at first I thought this build was like a PC/RC plane gone wrong. Really nice work on the build with the small details. My grandpa was an airplane mechanic for the RAF in WW2, so this is pretty neat.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

That is super cool its amazing that a few people have shared a connection with family that served in the RAF.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Coolest and. Most unique idea ever, I’m calling a feature, oh wait...

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

this is fantastic !!!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

cool mod.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

For me to say impressive would be an under statement. This is such a unique and creative build as a computer. In addition, it has a backstory that gives it the character that other builds on this site generally don't have. Well done! Keep up the good work.

P.S. The bullet hole for the CPU cooler is super cool, It's exactly how I would imagine the inside of a spitfire wing might look!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

I designed the ribs from some blue prints and the green paint is a little bit brighter then the zinc chromate paint they used to prevent corrosion on the inside of aluminum aircraft.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I found this on Reddit.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Really great creativity and execution, well done!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

If this isn't a feature I will delete my account.

How did you get EK for $300????

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

That might be a bit shy of what it cost but its a DDC block and 120mm slim very close to the kits you can buy for that price. I didn't want to price everything out. (CPU only on water cooling mostly for looks in this build that and the challenge of fitting cooling in a 7" wide 3" tall wing bay

Check out the EK HT Kit https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-kit-ht240

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, thanks.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

My grandfather was in the RAF during the war as well. I've got his flight wings about here somewhere too. Wish I could give you a couple more +1's where they count, but this'll have to do :)

Edit: The +1's for the excellent build, the backstory is an added bonus ;)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Very cool what did he fly in?

Thanks for the +1 I'm love the feedback and opportunity to share!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what I called custom! Nice, how do you open up and work on the component?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

you have to pull the rivets and skin will peel back its not ideal but not to hard I might consider trying to using magnetic strips.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

CREATIVITY!!!! ++100000 Awesome Job!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to see more of this!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I added a shot of before the skin was on and I'll try to get a couple youtube videos up soon.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

"You got a hole in your left wing!"

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah baby War Thunder FTW

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

now that's a MOD. Excellent work!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok wtf. That is amazingly creative!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

That is just crazy.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool idea i guess but where is the build? You show no ports or functionality. Basically just a prop, that's it.

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

If you look at the photos you can clearly see the ITX motherboard and looking close you can see the GTX 1080 in the leading edge of the wing. yes this is more of a prop type build and the ports are hidden on the side of the base.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Your either need more pictures or this just looks like someone put some green pipes in a fake wing. Show the innards, the complete system!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

It wasn't designed to show the innards. I posted a pic of the system while I was building it before the skin was put on.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

OK now that's cool.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

You've got a hole in your L E F T W I N G !

Awesome build btw

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Affirmative!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

In "BSMods" the B is for Balls i suppose

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

lol it really stands for Bob Stewart...run BSMods together.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Never get tired of seeing this build. Amazing work, you guys! :)

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks this was a blast to build!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw this on the featured and I was like, "Why is there a broken toy plane wing on the featured? Is this a meme or something?" Then I looked through and there is a PC hiding in there!!! Incredible. Absolutely incredible man. Good for you.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

wow this is so cool! i have never seen anything like this. you deserve the feature for sure! nice job!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

This had to be the quickest feature I've seen to be put up and get responses. Amazing build. It's jaw dropping in every aspect. :)

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

-.- meh'... way better stories..

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

if you had a skill tree the creativity would be 100

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm still trying to earn more skill points. Building things is so fantastic since you always have something new to build and lots of times can build it with a new medium

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

dude you are on another level of creativity who can even imagine building a Pc like this

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Me: builds standard rgb build

Me: EVERYONE CHECK THIS OUT, GOING TO TURN IT ON!

BSMods: builds plane and puts PC in it

BSMods: Just another day...

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

OMG LOL!

Made my day I'm glad so many people are enjoying a build that is so different.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

for a sec I forgot what website I was on and saw the pics and im like wtf is that a graphics card in a airplain lol

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

so in other words looks pretty damn realistic

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I tried to get quite a bit of detail. The ribs that I made came from some blueprints from the RAF

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

damn, how long did it take you to build?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I built the wing frame in 2-3 weeks mostly on the weekends. and about 3 more weeks to build the base hardware and skin it.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

You could put this in a glass case or something and have a monitor connected up to it that runs a monitor with a unigine benchmark constantly going or something at 1440p or 4k.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I've debated building a hardwood base for it so instead of looking like a crashed wing piece on some rocks it would more look like a recovered and preserved artifact.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

your Grandmother must be a bad ***. god bless her.amazing build btw +1

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! She was pretty cool. Worked at Kodak in London and then moved to the US in the early 50's

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Big 'high five' and thumbs up for a job well done. I'm retired from the USAF and I have friends that restore old aircraft at the big museum here. Love what you did with this. Cheers!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, High five right back out you Thanks for serving!!!!!! I love aircraft of all type and my grandfather on the other side of the family was a inspector for Boeing on the b-17 and b-29.

I'm always trying to go to the best air museums when I travel what museum are you referencing?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Warner Robins, Georgia. Very well done museum. https://www.museumofaviation.org/ From first hand experience, the armament museum at Eglin Florida, the Naval Aviation museum in Pensacola (Home of the Blue Angels), and the USMC museum (not specifically aviation obviously) in Quatico VA are very cool as well. There's plenty though! https://listosaur.com/history/10-great-aviation-museums-in-the-united-states/ Cheers and have fun!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been to Warner Robins what an amazing experience you get to be right next to so many aircraft I think my favorite part was the back grass area with the C-130 gunship a Connie and the Stratotanker.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

i5-7500 and BFV? This game is CPU heavy! good luck!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely love this build! Creativity meets craftsmanship meets functionality. Well done!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

WHY ISN'T THIS FEATURED??

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait, is it?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it is, sorry for my earlier comment

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

MAYDAY MAYDAY

  • 12 months ago
  • 0 points

r/misleadingthumbnails/

Pretty good job.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 11 months ago
  • 0 points

I don't see how this would be a feature with the limited amount of photos.

Show us the build. Insides and all.

It's almost like you're teasing us with these pictures!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I can add some of the build process but as the build is designed you can't seen tons of the hardware.

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