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Discussion in 'General Arts' started by Nite Shadow, Jul 23, 2017.

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  1. Nite Shadow

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    So, this is likely where you will find me most of the time. though I do hope to expand on my talents while I'm here.

    Here are some things I've done recently.

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    Good to see you adapting here nicely!
     
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    Thanks man!
    It's nice to be somewhere that is at least friendly toward others.

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    Doing a lot of these things... I think I'm possessed.
     
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    That radioactive raindrop one is my absolute favorite, I would love to have a controller with that design on it. I really like this newest SNES one too! I'm a sucker for blue highlights/details over black, looks so nice this one almost looks like night sky marble or something.

    These are great! Not something we see a lot of around here, thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see more!
     
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    Thank you very much!
    The water droplet effect on that genesis controller is rather easy to pull off, provided you have a gentle touch.

    The science behind it is really the simple fact that enamel cannot mix with water, to an extent that it will stick to water as though it were a solid object.

    Spray down the backing colors as usual, and once dry, spray it with water. You will notice that the water beads up on the paint. More water=bigger beads
    Keeping enough distance that you don't blow the droplets away with your airbrush, spray both sides of the droplets with a light, and a dark color of paint.
    This will act as if a light source. To get the glowing effect, use either a luminescent, or fluorescent color for the light side.
    Then let the water evaporate completely. Clear coat, and once dry you are all set!
    Just be careful, because the drops could crumble to dust before the clear coat is applied.

    In all reality, you should be able to do this with your typical spay paints in the same way. So far Crystal Clear krylon has worked for the clear coat for me. Sticking everything down like steel, and still remaining flexible enough to not crack when the object needs to flex a bit (Such as the click plate on a mouse)
     
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    Oh wow, that's interesting! Sounds like you have fun experimenting with different techniques, which will be fun to see ore of :D How well do the paints last on controllers? Is there any special clear coats that help them last against a lot of usage?
     
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    Previous experiments I've done actually had a horrible run of luck, lasting only hours, reacting chemically, dissolving into sludge, etc.
    I recently switched my clear coat to Krylon Crystal Clear, which seems to work better than anything else I've tried. Turns out it's a type of enamel paint.
    That wireless mouse up there with the holographic paint has seen constant usage since it was painted, and it's not even starting to rub off yet. It was a complete shot in the dark to see if it was compatible with the Spaz-Stix airbrush enamel I am using, and with great results. So long as they don't take a hard impact, or see a harsh abrasive, the paints are definitely stuck down under the clear coat I'm currently using.

    It's a learning process to be sure, but once you figure it out, great things can be done.
     
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    I love how much of a mad scientist you are, my friend!
     
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    A mad scientist I am indeed.
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    I will post another pic of this when I figure out how to capture the glow in the dark effects on it.

    I wouldn't normally do an entire game console, but the original owner absolutely mauled this thing.
    At least now it looks nice. Shame the same cannot be said for my game room.
     
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    Just paint the entire room, my man! Then, it'll look nicer before you know it! :p
     
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    Haaaaa....not a bad Idea actually, but I'd need a lot more paint than what I have on hand first.

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    Here's that update as promised. This is in complete darkness.
     
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    Looks like something Gruntilda would play.
     
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    So that's what your experiment was for! Talk about a hot controller!

    By the way, are you planning on coloring the buttons, too?
     
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    Thanks!

    Alas, buttons can prove tricky. There is limited space to begin with, and being moving parts, they are subject to rubbing against the walls of their holes.
    I might give it a try on something less expensive in the future.
     
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    You think Captain N would like that?
     
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    Definitely. ;)
     
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