The BS Mods crew is one of a couple professional case modding teams in the industry; hardware companies often contract case modding artisans to build custom display boxes fitting a new product's theme. The obvious choice here is case manufacturers, who can provide a new chassis to the mod group and request a piece for the show floor (like this StarCraft 2 one). When working with companies that don't produce enclosures -- like
Rod Rosenberg noted that one of the biggest challenges this time was "getting the concept from Bob's head over to a 3D design." He further noted that when machining the metal, they only had 3/8" of metal to work with before cutting out an additional 1/4" -- leaving them with only 1/8" of metal for the mod; the crew used 5/8-11 threaded set screws, which meant they only had 1 thread turn for each screw -- too much or too little would result in stripping.
If you're interested in learning more about BS Mods and other modders, we'd recommend checking out these resources:
- BSMods.com (with a mod shop).
- Our own "hardware mods & upgrades" intro article.
- The Dirty South PC Mods facebook group (great for getting help and advice).
- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.