I love my DS but I wanted a more unique look to the outside. I've seen only two other DS case mods so if I was going to do this it would be with only limited guidance. The first thing I did was find out if it was possible. I searched the Net and found this guide. Great! It's pretty detailed and showed me there was a pruduct available so I didn't have to use my original ds shell. So I found a source for these things on eBay: 'webstorez' and their ds shell replacement kit. I ordered four shells, 2 white and 2 black. Unfortunately I got 1 pink one! Anyway a quick e-mail and the problem was sorted with the other 3 on their way to me as I write this. Actually, it wasn't such a big deal as I could start work on the bottom of the case since it's white. I removed the screws from the GBA port plate and the sylus holder and made sure I kept them somewhere safe. I also took off the two rubber feet. I masked holes and then decided it would be best to mask off the whole back area and use a q-tip so i could hold the piece while painting. I wanted a Nintendo themed case and settled for a Koopa Troopa shell effect. The bottom is white but it's white paint over the plastic so I wet-sanded that down a little and put primer on it, sanded again and put down another layer of primer. Next step was laying down the bottom layer of paint. This is the paint I used. Probably not much use to you guys but it's a multi-purpose paint I've used on rubber and plastic before. I got a light brown colour and an off-white cream colour. It's getting pretty cold here so I ran the cans under the hot water tap for a while and cave them a really good shake. I then put on my new mask and proceeded outside to my custom painting booth which consists of a few old cardboard boxes. A few coats and this is what I had. pretty good. I'm not going to sand it down as it's only the bottom part and I think the texture is kind of nice. (not that I'm lazy...no no no) Next I got a thin roll of masking tape and masked the parts I wanted to stay dark. Like so... It was late by then so I called it day and had some dinner, lovingly prepared by my wife (no pics as I was so hungry). So today I put the lighter colour down in a few layers and I've just taken off the masking tape to reveal....ta ta raraaaa! I have to nip out now and pick up some clear coat. Thanks for looking!