My new NES.

Discussion in 'General Gaming Discussion' started by DarkMario616, Apr 4, 2012.

Apr 4, 2012

My new NES. by DarkMario616 at 3:02 AM (1,868 Views / 13 Likes) 19 replies

  1. DarkMario616
    OP

    Member DarkMario616 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    547
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    13 people like this.
  2. Tom Bombadildo

    Contributor Tom Bombadildo Honk!

    pip
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    Messages:
    8,798
    Location:
    I forgot
    Country:
    United States
    Blog post is blog.

    But looks cool as shit though.
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. Hyro-Sama

    Member Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    4,255
    Location:
    After Earth
    Country:
    Japan
    Looks legit. Is this the first console you've modded?
     
  4. DarkMario616
    OP

    Member DarkMario616 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    547
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    First console I've painted. I have before swapped housings for a DS lite and a PSP (original). Can't think of any other physical mods than those two. Tried to do a Wii housing swap but I can't remember what I did wrong, was a while back. I believe I still have the housing for that, may try it again one day.
     
  5. Jax

    Member Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2006
    Messages:
    4,092
    Location:
    L.A.V.
    Country:
    Portugal
    Smexy!
     
  6. ZAFDeltaForce

    Member ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    2,786
    Country:
    Singapore
    Looks friggin sweet. I always love black and red together, though I'd prefer more black than red
     
  7. dilav

    Member dilav GBAtemp Maniac

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2006
    Messages:
    1,225
    Country:
    United States
    Looks nice, what method did you use to paint/draw in the text/mario?
     
  8. elgarta

    Member elgarta GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    421
    Country:
    United States
    Looks awesome! It amazes me that his type of option was never released officially, the colours just seem to work so well for the NES.

    You say it was a big project, how long did this take? I've got no experience with console case modding so I have no idea :)
     
  9. omegasoul6

    Member omegasoul6 FFXIV Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    399
    Location:
    Toronto
    Country:
    Canada
  10. DarkMario616
    OP

    Member DarkMario616 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    547
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    I spent the better half of a day spray painting (2 hours sanding, 8 hours painting... Something like that, but I waited 10 minutes between each coat so I did something in between coats like work). Did like 3-4 coats per piece. What took so long was the amount of pieces and doing everything separate.

    -NES controller buttons
    -Power/Reset button
    -The black molding pieces
    -Top and bottom half of the console
    -Some black bottom piece of the NES
    -Controller port thingy
    -Controller top and bottom pieces

    LED took me no more than 20 mins (straight in swap of soldering)

    Didn't clear coat. Tried on a small piece, came out crappy. Had to re-sand and re-paint. Krylon makes terrible spray paint. I've used it three times in the past and I've come to conclusion it's mediocre at best. I'll be trying a new brand next time :P.

    Of course I'll be EXTREMELY careful with it, due to no clear coat on it.

    The Nintendo(tm), Power/Reset, and the Raccoon Mario are decals. They don't look like it because they're EXTREMELY thin...and it looks amazing this way.
     
    1 person likes this.
  11. Nah3DS

    Member Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    Messages:
    3,553
    Country:
    Argentina
    that's a sexy nes! :wub:
     
    1 person likes this.
  12. Jennyfurr

    Member Jennyfurr GBAtemp Regular

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Messages:
    186
    Location:
    under a rock
    Country:
    United States
    i'm in love :wub: lol
    it looks really awesome!
     
  13. bowser

    Member bowser Mwa ha ha ha!

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2008
    Messages:
    2,178
    Location:
    GBAtemp ↑↑↓↓← → ← →BA
    Country:
    India
    WANT! NAO!!
     
  14. Schlupi

    Member Schlupi Gbatemp's Official Earthbound Maniac™

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2007
    Messages:
    3,985
    Location:
    Rozen Queen Co, Chicago Branch
    Country:
    United States
  15. demonicstrife

    Member demonicstrife *INSERTGENERICTITLE*

    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    Messages:
    769
    Location:
    Somewhere in the middle
    Country:
    United States
    Bro, how much?

    No, really, how much?
     
  16. DarkMario616
    OP

    Member DarkMario616 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    547
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    Why not just spray your own instead of buying mine :P? More...rewarding!

    But thanks for all the comments :D!

    If you want, throw me some suggestions for another NES or SNES. I'm thinking about sometime this summer making another.

    I might do Luigi to match Mario. Although it's hard to find artwork for Luigi following SMB1-3 or World....if anyone has any so I can make a black decal out of it, lemme know!
     
  17. Gahars

    Member Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Messages:
    10,254
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Country:
    United States
    Not going to lie, that's pretty awesome. Why not create a green one for Luigi?
     
  18. DarkMario616
    OP

    Member DarkMario616 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    547
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    Hahah I'm thinking about it. Here's a rough photoshop of what I'd be making for Luigi:

    [​IMG]

    To make that black decal took me an hour or so. Take photo of image of Luigi in strategy guide, make it all smooth etc. turn it black blah blah.
     
  19. Jugarina

    Member Jugarina GBAtemp Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2011
    Messages:
    353
    Location:
    NY
    Country:
    United States
    I'd like to have a Samus decal NES myself with a Metroid logo in the place of the Nintendo trademark logo. Do you have any plans of modding other peoples units for them for cash in the future?
     
  20. DarkMario616
    OP

    Member DarkMario616 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    547
    Location:
    New York
    Country:
    United States
    I could, but it would depend. Depends on the fact that the owner knows that I'll be putting a lot of hard work into it and it has a chance of having very minor flaws (like my Mario one) due to limited practice / actual equipment like a real paint gun and air compressor.

    That's my main concern really. If no one cared about very minor orange peel (can't see unless your eye is on top of the damn console) than yah, I have no problem painting for others.

    That very minor orange peel though is probably because I'm using really shitty spray paint. I've used Krylon Fusion for 3 projects now, and no matter how I actually prep the surface, it comes out...sparkly almost. I can't even say it's orange peel, I think it's in the actual paint itself. At least you only notice it moreso in black. With my Mario, I tried wetsanding the base coat, but because spray paint is insanely thin, it goes right through it way too fast (even with 3000 grit). I messed up one small test piece but I fixed it myself later on.

    Anyways, I want to try rustoleum sometime in the future.
     

Share This Page