Xbox 360 case mod - Finished at last - Comments appreciated, thanks.

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Found 24th Apr 2009
Having purchased a replacement case from someone in the forum a couple of months back I decided to have a go at cutting up the one I replaced and see what I could come up with, current work in progress shots are below, have stuck the case on an old dead box so that it can be seen in a powered on state.
Have sprayed the internal exhaust fan green, added green fans to the back and also painted the case and face plate.
A window has been cut in the side and at some point I will get round to glazing it with some thin plastic I have aquired.

This is by no means a profesional job, I have been rather impatient with waiting for the paint to dry (as you can tel from the odd finger prints here and there, lol) and because I only bought a small tin of paint, if the end result 9once window is fitted) is pleasing, I shall sand it all down again and paint it properly, using a laqure to finsish it and stop the paint from coming off.

let me know what you think please.

Mike..

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Original Poster

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green..... mmmm needs to be sparkly or something it looks a bit .. .....dull

Paint is patchy.

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dog_cop;5025348

green..... mmmm needs to be sparkly or something it looks a bit .. … green..... mmmm needs to be sparkly or something it looks a bit .. .....dull



Yeah, as I said, it is only a first attempt, when it gets redone it will have a much lighter and more luminous green to it, the can looked a lot brighter also, guess "Focus" wasnt the best place to go, but it was kind of an impulse purchase of paint

thesaint;5025358

Paint is patchy.



yeah, it was runing out by the time I got round to the back of it, next time I think a larger tin of paint is required.

Mike..

Wow, really nice really like the window idea and the colours not that bad.

That's the lurid xbox green i've been looking for all my life... Seriously!

Are you doing this to sell them or just as a bit of a project??

Original Poster

Met-Cast;5025387

Wow, really nice really like the window idea and the colours not that bad.



I pinched the idea off Baconsandwich, from the black one I bought off him.

Flodd;5025389

That's the lurid xbox green i've been looking for all my life... … That's the lurid xbox green i've been looking for all my life... Seriously!


Lol, £3.29 for a midget can (100ml I think) from Focus :thumbsup:

jonincov;5025394

Are you doing this to sell them or just as a bit of a project??



Just as a little home project really, I was bored and thought "Why not have a go?"
When I was younger I always used to paint my pads for my consoles, I still have a metalic purple Master System pad round here somewhere that I done wen I was about 14, lol.

Mike..

A SNES! Nice one.

checkout item: 170277690710 on ebay, could be a great finish

you like your consoles then? is that a snes I see? and dreamcast games too? and ps1? do you have an old grandstand system stashed away somewhere? lol

That's the same colour as my car! Looks like Ford Apple Green.
You have excellent taste my friend.

ctuk;5025544

checkout item: 170277690710 on ebay, could be a great finish



nice! but he cant add that to aerosols!!

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Foxy102;5025517

A SNES! Nice one.


yeah, gotta love my Snes, although it has seen better days, I cut some of the legs on the security chip and another, to enable 60hz and region free it, but now certain games (Terranigma , Grrrr) wont work on it, so need to get another at some point, been trawling bootsales, but no joy so far.

ctuk;5025544

checkout item: 170277690710 on ebay, could be a great finish


Looks good, but I am pants at spraying normal colours, so flic paint would be a nightmare, although maybe worth a shot one day.

harlzter;5025546

you like your consoles then? is that a snes I see? and dreamcast games … you like your consoles then? is that a snes I see? and dreamcast games too? and ps1? do you have an old grandstand system stashed away somewhere? lol


Yeah, if you happen to notice the PS1, you'll see it is Blue, it's a debug console, plays ANYTHING straight off, no need for any mods, special disca etc, and the out put sockets on the back are mad, has s-video out, phono out, all for the bargain price of £5 at a car boot a month ago
Havent got an old Grandstand, but I did have once have got most every other retro console worth having and a severely large collection of games.

Mike..

Banned

try spraying it next time mike, get a better finish overall, you could even 2 tone it. i picked 1 up in oz which had been done by a graphiti artist

nice project tho, its good to be creative

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casparwhite;5025712

try spraying it next time mike, get a better finish overall, you could … try spraying it next time mike, get a better finish overall, you could even 2 tone it. i picked 1 up in oz which had been done by a graphiti artist nice project tho, its good to be creative



Lol, it was a spray can, bu only managed a very liht coat over te actual case, as I had wasted most of the tin on the faceplate, thought I would get more from it tbh, but it has been a long while since I painted anything that way, so guess I will know for next time.

Am thinking that Sunday will be the day for trying to get the window cut in properly, but will have to sort out the paint and finish before I stick it in, and maybe have a look at cutting open the DVD drive to have it half see through or something, like I have seen on others?

Mike..

Original Poster

Have finally got round to finishing it off this afternoon, thought I should cut out the corner piece I had left in and also decimate the DVD tray, as you can see from the pics, it's all a little bit green now


Mike..

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its still GREEN ...

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dog_cop;5399332

its still GREEN ...



Ha ha ha ha, yeah, I decided to stick with the green in the end,just gave it another can of paint and then got some clear pint to seal it in.
MaybeI will gofr a Blue case next time, the shop had a nice "Harbour Blue" that I thought might be nice, and I bought some Blue fans from here a few weeks back, so that will be the next project, only thing is I can only have 1 360 running in he house at a time, lol. :P


Mik..

Banned

needs a green disc tray to be complete, or red hard drive red disk tray and red button.

Original Poster

Didnt actually think about that, and have run out of paint again now



Mike..

Banned

thought id share my psp modification attempt

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2009/06/090605-psplaptop-01.jpg

casparwhite;5411402

thought id share my psp modification attempt


you wish!

casparwhite;5411402

thought id share my psp modification attempt



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