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#1 blindbug

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 03:31 PM

I finally got some material (a.k.a. Freetime) to get started on my Pink Floyd Xbox, which you may or may not have seen a post about around a month or two ago. Unfortunately, since searching is down sad.gif, I cannot find my original post, so this thread will serve as my worklog for all intents and purposes. So enjoy.

Note: You can find all the pictures for this worklog in my Flickr.

I started out with an old case I had modded around a year and half ago, which actually was not dented up or anything, I was just looking for a change.

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I have been a fan of Pink Floyd for quite a while, and would highly regard "The Wall" as one of the best albums of all time. For that reason, and that I use the Xbox almost solely for XBMC, I decided a while back that I would create an xbox in homage to my Hammer Overlords. I pulled up the Photoshop template I created oh so long ago, and got to work, and came with two designs that I liked most:

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I sanded down the case, and gave it a layer of FLAT black (its amazing how easily flat black will cover any color btw). Once the coat had a bit of time to dry, I pulled out the old some Pactra 1/16" Masking Tape that I got from the hobby store and got to laying down a brick pattern. This was just as tedeous as I was expecting it to be: I first layed down horizontal lines across the whole top, then I made vertical lines, forming a grid of squares, then 1-by-1 I cut every intersection to remove the parts of the grid to form the brick pattern. 2 hours later dry.gif , I had results:

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I then layed some layers of FLAT white atop my bricking pattern. Once the white was semi-dry, I grabbed some tweezers and removed every little piece of masking tape from the box. An hour later dry.gif, I had results:

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The pattern above was spot on, with a few touch-ups here and there. I wanted more of a grungy look to the box however, so I grabbed some low-grit sandpaper, a sink, and got to work again. Now it's looking more like what is in my mind:

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So, that's it for now, I have to get the front face painted/masked/painted now, which will be a good weekday project. Once I've completed that (or before I complete that) I will be masking off the top of the xbox to get ready for a layer of (probably) red on the vents and the jewel circle. In the end, the whole case will probably be clear coated.

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?

#2 grim_d

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 03:38 PM

i remember seeing those templates ages ago i wondered what had happened

looks great so far, im not a huge pink floyd fan but its an awesome theme to go with and so far its looking awesome!!!

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 03:38 PM

Very sweet smile.gif looks GREAT!

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 03:40 PM

nicely done... beerchug.gif

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 04:22 PM

you did a good job painting

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 04:33 PM

Wow. Very creative and great execution! It's going to be a beauty!

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 04:38 PM

Very nice! Love how you used the sandpaper! Very trick!

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 04:53 PM

very special, a deffinet one of a kind, your doign a great job, keep it up and upodate some more pics, thats looking amazing, i love your idea of the flloyd box love.gif

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 05:37 PM

wow, excellent job on that pattern! it came out just like the photoshop pics. keep up the awesome paint work, I admire your skills! biggrin.gif

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 05:46 PM

Looks great! smile.gif

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 06:15 PM

i agree with everyone else... id write more but im lazy.

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 06:23 PM

Personally, I prefered it before the extra sanding, but I'm sure it will pay off in the end!

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 06:24 PM

looks cool keep it up...

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:33 PM

Just a quick update. Got to work on masking out the X, need to sand the fins and triangles a bit before I can paint them. Don't mind the mess... that's a different project smile.gif

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I also am getting to work on the 'decals' that will adorn this thing. I am using the artwork from the movie "The Wall" and not the CD version (there are differences). I am creating vector images so that they will print off perfectly without pixelation. Anyway, here's were I was last at (the top picture shows the original, my vector images are below that):

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:43 PM

Mess? Hell, thats my desk on a good day. tongue.gif

Anyway! biggrin.gif Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see this bad boy done.




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