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  1. OrR

    OP OrR Rice-megatron Expert
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    All the cool guys on the internet already have a DS lite... So I could not stand looking at my awfully boring cheap-silver DS any longer. Buying a lite for those horrible prices wasn't an option, either, since I did not have any money. So, what to do? Paint your DS! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    50 pics (crappy ones NOT removed...) of the process can be found here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/...57594221854345/
    I did not document every single step but it should be pretty clear how I did it. The last 10 or so pictures are of the finished product. I know, my calligraphy skills are nothing to be proud of. [​IMG]
    I used email (not e-mail [​IMG] ) paint from Revell, quite commonly used for model building in Germany. It seems to be quite wear resistant if you only touch your DS with your fingers but comes of quite easily if scratched. So be carefull when putting your DS in your pocket/backpack/whatever.
    All in all I can really recommend painting your DS because afterwards you've got an amazing looking, one of a kind device. [​IMG] The DS is easy to disassemble and just as easy to reassemble, just use this video and this screwdriver. [​IMG]
    Oh yeah, please be gentle with my bandwith. If you are going to post this all over the internet, please mirror the images on imageshack or something...
     
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  2. johnny9562001

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    no offense but it looks like shit. i think you devaluated it. get a lite man, get a lite.
     
  3. OrR

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    Well, I love it and that's all that's important. [​IMG] I'm probably going to get a lite some day but I'm not going to pay much over 100€... By the way, if you don't like the texture, it's looking worse in the pictures than it is. If you don't like my awesome painting... well, that's your problem. [​IMG]

    Edit: Wow, you registered just to comment on this? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Renegade_R

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    Maybe a bit of spray paint couldn't have hurt...
     
  5. AshuraZro

    AshuraZro Belongs in a museum.
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    I'm on johnny's side here too. It does indeed look like shit. IMO of course. You are right though, all that matters is that you like it.

    By the way. Might want to make sure that all that paint doesn't interfier with the built-in mic. And I imagine the audio might have taken a hit. Looks like some of the holes for the speakers are painted in... or so it seems.
     
  6. Westside

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    It looks... Unique. Who knows, you might be able to BS it to some insane modern artist and call it "revolution of the century" and sell it for $1 mil. [​IMG]
    Otherwise...What have you done to the [email protected]$??? Save the money for lite and buy a Wii.
     
  7. OrR

    OP OrR Rice-megatron Expert
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    I made sure no paint got onto the microphone (by removing the whole mainboard with the microphone on it before painting) and I opened all the speaker holes that got closed by the paint with a needle (again, with the speakers removed so I did not damage them). The only problem I had was with the buttons, I had to remove some of the paint that got into the button holes, but that was quite easy to do with some sand paper.
     
  8. BenGrimm

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    wow, that is horrible. there are tons of really cool skins out there for sale
     
  9. OrR

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    A skin just isn't the real thing... [​IMG] Also I doubt there are any Lost in Blue skins or any with amazing copper color.
     
  10. Codemasterflex

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    I wouldn't buy my DS if it looked like that, but you like it so eh...that's all that really matters since it's yours. Next time I would suggest you use tape that way it doesn't look like you're a kid who can't color inside the lines, and spray paint, as acrylic paint looks like shit on a DS.
     
  11. BenGrimm

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    actually there are sites that allow u to design your own skins
     
  12. tshu

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    Your heart was in the right place, but unfortunately you didn't quite use the right tools. It would have looked much better if you'd have used a spray based paint. As it is, the globby brush strokes look pretty bad.
     
  13. azndragonguy115

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    LOL! don't listen to them. even though i think that looks like shit, you now own a ds NO ONE else has.


    maybe i should paint mines too :] cause my warranty is gone because of flashme, maybe i'lll design something. Thanks for the inspiration. Having my own special edition ds until the ds lite goes down to $99
     
  14. Taras

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    I'm holding out for the planned Bumfights skin. It's supposed to have Rufus the stunt bum on one side and Bling-Bling the crackhead smiling on the back.


    Oh, wait. Maybe I dreamt that. Anyway, I can print them out and tape them to my DS.

    Whoah, business idea here: Blank skins with a positioning template. 4 pack - $9.95. [​IMG]
     
  15. azndragonguy115

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    i just remember how the girl and guy were holding hands in Lost In Blue. it makes sense now!


    so anyone have ideas on how i should paint mine?
     
  16. Tomobobo

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    I've seen some bad paint jobs over on xbox-scene. This one takes the cake. No offence man, it just looks really...crappy. Sand it down, talk to the folks over at XS about painting boxes, cause, it's probably the same thing.
     
  17. Renegade_R

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    Take a piece of sandpaper and rub....really hard
     
  18. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?
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    AUGH. You got paint ON THE GLASS in front of the top screen!

    JESUS THERE'S PAINT ON THE GLASS.
     
  19. bryehn

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    [​IMG]

    wow man, that was worse than i expected. you did an absolutely terrible job. i want to laugh, but i feel sad for that ds.
     
  20. cruddybuddy

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    I think it looks pretty cool! And nobody else will have a custom Lost In Blue paintjob now will they? Rock on brother!
     
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