[REQUEST] Can anyone do custom PSP replacement shells?

Discussion in 'PSP - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Alfio_Da_Italian_Nerd, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Alfio_Da_Italian_Nerd
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    Hi. I want someone that it's good for making custom PSP shells. I wanna turn my old PSP 3000 shell in one in the SNES styled shell (with custom painted buttons in the SNES style)

    If it finished the work, submit it on eBay or on Amazon at 0,50€ or 1,00€.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. FAST6191

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    You want a whole custom shell for 50 cents? You would be lucky to get a vinyl for that much.
     
  3. Alfio_Da_Italian_Nerd
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    Yup. 50 cents for making an shell :)
     
  4. Hayato213

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    Lmao you are so cheap, no one is going to make one for you.
     
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  5. Graxer

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    It will likely cost more than 1 euro for the materials alone... and that is not even including paying the person who makes it for their time and work as well as the fees from listing it online... They would also need to post it to you, which would be expensive if they aren't from Italy, and probably cost more than 1 euro even if they are (although you may be willing to pay postage). Whether you pay for postage or they do, if someone was to choose to make and sell a shell for that kind of price they would be making a loss.
     
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  6. FAST6191

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    You are going to need to revise your pricing for this one.

    You might well find someone around here willing to take an image of your choice and map it so something to be cut on a CNC (or by hand) whilst avoiding the following sorts of incidents
    dc3b03734b4e98f4954bf28e119185b3--funny-humor-pictures-fail-pictures.

    If someone had the moulds and was bored they might be able to fire off such an image with a laser printer and do the project with epoxy or similar. At which point a Euro plus shipping might be on the cards. As nobody really makes such things outside China though then nobody is going to have moulds -- see the general lack of custom shells about the place. I have been tempted to put something like it together for low volume work for a while but it would probably be a while before whole shell replacement gets tackled in such a scenario.

    If you don't want a graphical design embedded within it then you could possibly cut away something with a CNC (would not opt for most home/hackerspace 3d printers for this one, not to mention filament or curing plastic for such things are expensive for as much as you want for this sort of thing). You are free also to price such a thing with a service like shapeways if you like as well.
     
  7. Alfio_Da_Italian_Nerd
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    Or, if you want, you can do it at 5 euros. Ok?

    What?
     
  8. FAST6191

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    You vastly underestimate the cost of such procedures. The quoted post was an explanation of why that might be and how you might be able to get it that low if you know what you are doing (which would take some fairly decent engineering skills and access to some tools that most don't have much access to).

    We will go the other way though. What makes you think 5 Euros is an acceptable offer for such work?
     
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