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Modding Small Sunday mod (Painted laptop)

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Smilodon, 14 Oct 2007.

  1. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    After a week vacation i have some schoolwork waiting to be done. I figured this was a good time to be creative. (Anything to avoid doing what I'm supposed to do, right.)

    I figured I'd mod the latest addition to my "family", Lore. (All my computers are named after the gods in the Zelda series)

    This one will be dragon themed.


    Here is the template for the painting printed on adhesive paper and cut with a paper knife:
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    Said template glued on the lid of the computer...
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    ...add some paint...
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    And volá; a dragon!
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    taking some decent pictures was a pain, since the surface is semi reflective, and i just couldn't get a light source in right place. The lid is dark gray metallic (original paint), and the dragon is silver metallic. (Not white, as it might seem like in the pictures) The edges also seem a bit rough on the pictures, but they are pretty smooth in real life.


    So, not much of a mod, but it was a nice thing to do on a Sunday afternoon.
     
  2. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    Nice quick and easy mod, just a question but where did you get the stencil/template?
     
  3. gnidnu

    gnidnu Beware of the Tofu!

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    Looks really good. What kind of colour did you use? Don't you worry about wearing off?
     
  4. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    From my printer... ;) the image is just some random picture from google.

    The paint is some standard spray paint. (CRC Pro paint, IIRC). I don't think wear will be a problem. And if it does, i have more paint :)
     
  5. Hazardous

    Hazardous New Member

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    You could always give it a coat of lacquer, instead :idea:
     
  6. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    cover the paint in hairspray acts like a quick lacquer (it works for my warhammer Tomb Kings)
     
  7. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    hairspray? Isn't that pretty sticky? (and water soluble?)
     
  8. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    nope not once its dried it isn't
     
  9. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    Heh, that's pretty cool. :D
     
  10. Colossous

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    Sweet mod dude ! :D
     
  11. tranc3

    tranc3 ADHD Modder

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    looks pretty sweet, considering its a google image and rattle can, actually look really good. good job mann!. i need to re do my "Matt-top" soon, it's in dire need of better paint, sanding. it deserves another face lift.

    ((i like how you name all your computers after the Zelda gods thats creative)
     

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