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August 12th, 2007 #1
Console Painting, just a hobby I do
This is a Sega Dreamcast I decided to paint up with a neat graphic and lines.
I ended up sanding down the entire body and getting rid of the little nobby structures around the GD-ROM loader. I even painted the inside of the GD-ROM tray and all of the controller accessories. I also changed out the LED to shine white instead of orange.
I had a real blast doing this. I really don't play the thing much, I just like collecting for it and... I just... like it for some reason. Maybe because my favorite art/game is on it, REZ.
Have any of you guys out there just taken something in your house and painted it up just for fun, hobby, or whatever? I'd like to see pictures!
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I'v painted my dreamcast too, but its soo god awfull that i dont want to share
August 12th, 2007 #3
Yeah, Dreamcasts are great for this because they only cost like $5-20 a pop.
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neat. that's pretty cool!
August 13th, 2007 #5
what are you using to paint? spray paint is best fit for the job.
use adhesive stencils when you're making logo's it'll give you straighter lines.
Now it looks shaky hand painted.
"Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."
August 13th, 2007 #6
I kind of second Uziel on this - I think your color and designs are a big improvement on the usual Dreamcast model, but the craftsmanship's gotta match that!
I do have one pic of a console I painted years ago... I'm about to date myself here.
I used model enamels and brushes. You can see the icky brush strokes for sure, but I suppose this gameboy is more for show than playing anyhow. Besides, Ponyta's eye glows because it's the battery light, makes the shoddy craftmanship worth it!
August 13th, 2007 #7
You're right, I probably should have masked off for the outer black lines. The big detraction was the inside... where the little black lines run around all those curves in the GD-ROM tray. Taking multiple sessions to mask that off and at several hours each just drove me away from the idea. I did mask off for the white lines though... but the console was majorly smashed up and has some grooves around the LED area which led to some bleeding.
How I put the graphic on was I did a large illustration on a big sketch pad. Then I measured it and reduced it using the grid method so that it would fit on the console area I had to work with (it really is pretty small). I then put some white chalk down on tracing paper to transfer the image onto the plastic. It curves so this was totally necessary. I then painted on top of that with Acrylic Enamel... which creates a super hard shell when it dries (it's used for modelling mostly) and then I would sand that down and do another layer. The sanding helped bond the layers and improve the texture of it when you felt it (which is really important to me). It also helped to reduce the gloss of the paint so that it didn't look really gaudy. You can still tell the difference between the Acrylic Enamel and the Acrylic spray paint when light is directly shining on it (like in the last picture) though.
I got the Acrylic spray to stick by using industrial primer on the plastic, sanded down, before I sprayed.
I guess there really isn't anything stopping me from going back and redoing the lines. Maybe when I get some time away from sketching, work, and studying. Heh.
I really like your Gameboy Steph! You did a great job on it, brush strokes and all.
August 13th, 2007 #8