Nov 1 2004, 04:27 PM
Im new, not to forums tho... i participate in 5 and own 1. I seen a modded xbox and i just had to mod mine. so i put some ideas together to come up with this plan... (its made in paint so it looks wierd)
at the bottem left of the 'X' is a semi circle of glass so you can see half the disc (its suposed to look like halo in there
the center jewel is lit up by 8 green leds that surround it
get the 12 pc. (w/ controller skins) diamond plate skin from skinsane.com and slap that on
above the controller ports is a number (1,2,3,4), replace those with green LEDs that light up when a controller is plugged in, or if i get some wireless controllers, when the controller is on...(in the pic it says that 1st control is plugged in, even tho its not
so hows that sound/look? please tell me some more ideas
Nov 1 2004, 04:30 PM
good luck, sounds good.
Nov 1 2004, 04:36 PM
Good Luck, take your time and dont break the jewel. But its gonna look tight hopefully.
Nov 1 2004, 04:40 PM
sounjds good, but that dinwo will be impossible based on where it is placed on your picture.
Nov 1 2004, 04:41 PM
how would i go about doing the controler number mod to were it only lights up when the controler is on
Nov 1 2004, 07:07 PM
I saw someone on here with an orange a black box do it. You're going to need to dremel out the numbers above the ports but I'm not sure how to go about getting LED's there? Maybe 4 inch cathodes?
EDIT: Er...actually I didn't read you're whole question. I'm not sure how to get it to wher it's only on when a controller is plugged in. Forget everything I said and I guess all I can say is try to search.
Nov 1 2004, 07:07 PM
|QUOTE (nightracer352 @ Nov 1 2004, 11:44 AM)|
| how would i go about doing the controler number mod to were it only lights up when the controler is on |
I would leave the numbers, you're going to have to sand that off, then drill a hole for the LEDs.
But generally, you would do it the same way you would wire the controller ports, or controller dongle (if you only want it on when controller is plugged in).
Nov 3 2004, 01:50 AM
thanks for the encouragement, ive only got one negative reaction so i will definatly go through with this. of course the window is misplaced cuz i made the layout in MS paint (my dad kiked me outta his house and thats where my photoshop is so...) ive made a site full of tutorial links, the plan, and when i start; a worklog, at my modding site
. it might be a while until i start as i have no $. But i will sell my N64 and the money from that will go to the modding.
Nov 3 2004, 01:56 AM
I love the halo disk in that picture...lol How long did it take you do to that?
Nov 3 2004, 01:57 AM
why do a skin? might as well paint it if ur doing all the other hard work. skins just dont look the same as a fulyl painted box, its really not as hard to paint as some people make it seem.
Nov 3 2004, 02:01 AM
|QUOTE (jacksparrow @ Nov 3 2004, 03:00 AM)|
| why do a skin? might as well paint it if ur doing all the other hard work. skins just dont look the same as a fulyl painted box, its really not as hard to paint as some people make it seem. |
This is coming from someone who bought a chrome case instead of painting it chrome...
Yea chrome paint sucks... All you have to be good at for a paintjob is taping and making things even. Other than that it is easy.
Nov 3 2004, 02:03 AM
|QUOTE (Camstheman @ Nov 3 2004, 03:04 AM)|
| This is coming from someone who bought a chrome case instead of painting it chrome... j/k |
OOHHH U BITCH!!
haha. wutever, it looks kick ass, at least i didnt do a chrome skin!!
Nov 3 2004, 02:05 AM
|QUOTE (jacksparrow @ Nov 3 2004, 03:06 AM)|
| OOHHH U BITCH!! haha. wutever, it looks kick ass, at least i didnt do a chrome skin!! |
What look like ass? The chrome xbox or the chrome paint? I love the chrome xbox. and yea SKINS SUCK!!!
Nov 3 2004, 03:20 AM
i dont want chrome, i want DIAMOND PLATE!!! you know how hard it would be to paint a diamond plate pattern? and it would just look like crap if i used real diamond plate. so when i see this skin, i see it glow and hear heavenly music
Nov 3 2004, 03:28 AM
|QUOTE (Jehde @ Nov 2 2004, 08:23 PM)|
| so when i see this skin, i see it glow and hear heavenly music |
That's the ticket
Nov 3 2004, 03:54 AM
I knew some one would say something about using skins. Anyway, its a lot like the position I was in. I tried to paint my xbox chrome using the plasti-kote tutorial and turned out not nearly as good as the pics on the tut so I used chrome skin for about 2 hours and decided it also wasnt good enough, so I painted it any random color I could find.
A few simple mods you can add that I suggest is putting 3mm LEDs in the controller dongles so that when you plug them in, they turn on. Throw 2 3mm LEDs inside each controller port on both sides. They look a lot better than having just 1 in the middle to me. And I seen an xbox that actually had an 8 LED ring around the jewel with a 80mm cold cathod under it. It looks really good especially because the cold cathod was white and the LEDs were blue, it added a really cool effect. Also, his jewel wasnt polished, he finished off the job with a medium grit sandpaper so the light got caught inside the jewel instead of just passing through it.
Also an incredibally easy... and cheap mod would upgarde your fan. Get a clear one that has some LEDs around it.
Nov 3 2004, 04:17 AM
ya, i might upgrade my fan and i dont want 8 LEDs around the jewel, i want a tube light (i forget the name) in a circle so the lighting is even
Nov 3 2004, 04:18 AM
ya, i might upgrade my fan and i dont want 8 LEDs around the jewel, i want a tube light (i forget the name) in a circle so the lighting is even but i never seen a tut for it so can some gimme a link to a tut for this please?
EDIT: sorry for the double post, my browser kufufled up
Nov 3 2004, 04:20 AM
Nov 3 2004, 04:22 AM
its like giant stickers you put on you casing that has a pattern or colour or something, examples at skinsane
Nov 3 2004, 05:32 AM
Skins are no more than glorified stickers, IMO... besides, it can't be that hard to find someone that is good with an airbrush and have a diamond plate paintjob airbrushed on...
Nov 3 2004, 05:43 AM
don't skin your xbox, paint it.
Nov 3 2004, 06:16 AM
IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO PAINT DIAMOND PLATE!!!!
Nov 4 2004, 02:27 AM
k, im gonna sell my whole n64 pack thingamajig for $150 (CAN, yes, i am canadian...dont be racist) and $80/$70 goes to two cosmo wireless controllers at this site
and sell my current controllers for 60$(both) for more moddin money cuz all the rest is for the modding
Nov 4 2004, 04:17 PM
i figured out that the modding will be delayed until after x-mas as i have to go x-mas shopping but i usually get lots of $ on x-mas so i might get more money... i will make an official worklog thread here after x-mas when i start
EDIT: sorry for the triple post
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