Ds hard shell project

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Aug 25, 2007

Ds hard shell project by sanchoquo at 12:53 PM (847 Views / 0 Likes) 5 replies

  1. sanchoquo
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    Im going to attempt a phoenix wright ds cover, Im too scared and not skilled enough to mod my actual ds case
    so I've been using the hori ds shells from play asia ( http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-b6-49-en-70-1pxi.html ) and sanding them down to make them more receptive to paint
    I have already copied the zelda mod, I had it painted with car spraying tools and also had the slot 2 cover painted in the same gold colour before sticking the zelda pin (from gamestation) onto it.
    it looks incredible and im already planning my next ds friendly case mod

    I plan to do a phoenix wright cover but this time I plan to cover the hori ds protector in a faux leather (black or brown)
    and fit a popper with a section of stitched leather to close the case/ds,

    however Im struggling to think of a way to decorate the cover

    I plan to use the courtroom logo from here [​IMG]
    but Im not sure of the best way to implement this design onto the leather case

    I've had a few Ideas, these follow
    Cut the design out of the faux leather and apply some gold coloured paint onto the protector underneath the leather
    or
    cut a circle into the leather and paint the design directly onto the ds protector
    or
    build a badge out of the modelling putty fimo which can be modelled with a craft knife and baked hard in the oven
    then laquered to give it a decent finish.
    and then stick this into a cut hole in the faux leather

    I prefer the first and last idea as my painting skills are shoddy and I dont think it will give the effect I desire
    however with the first idea, cutting the logo into the leather may be difficult as the logo has detail on it that will not look the same.

    any suggestions of a way to achieve this would be very helpful

    Thanks for reading
    Robert
     
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    put a picture of phoenix, then his mentor that died, then mia

    edit: does that shell thing come in navy blue?
     
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    Newcomer sanchoquo Advanced Member

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    another option of course is to use an already made ds leather cover case
    detailled here ( Ebay link to item )

    and simply to cut the hole in this to fit the putty badge replica
     
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    Newcomer sanchoquo Advanced Member

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    Yeah you can get a navy blue cover from play asia ( Look here )

    I ultimately wanted to make this look like a lawyers book/case and implement only the courtroom
    logo

    I was looking for ways to achive producing the logo and attatching it, I've had another thought
    to create the logo out of a wooden disc and dremel the design into it

    Thanks for your input though [​IMG]
     
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    I just bought this item, shall I get brown or black?
    im thinking brown will go better with the design
     
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    Just as a quick update, I have purchased the brown case
    I will be carving the wood emblem or making it out of putty within the next week and will update with photos, depending on which one looks the best
    Keep coming with the ideas though
    as Id like to improve this any way I can
    Thanks
     

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