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          Since finding out about this website, I have been amazed at what people can do with xbox's both hardware and with designs. So naturally i went to Facebook to search for the cheapest xbox to practice my first time modding and painting on. Sure enough I found a broken one for 20$, I opened it up and it just needed new caps by the power supply, but in the time it had taken for the new caps to come in the wheels started turning on crazy designs and theme. I started with the jewel, I wanted it to be clear for sure and light up, I saw a post about a guy who used a 80mm cold cathode under the jewel and it glowed beautiful. The next day I ordered one off Ebay UV of course, after that was done I focused on my theme. I decided on Yu-Gi-Oh, I'm assuming you just said why, but it was my life when I was a kid lol.

         The paint was next on my list, I had an idea of a stone box design that had the 3 Egyptian God card's on it, great idea I thought. So next I went to Wal-Mart to look at spray paint and found a nice light color, like what I would think would fit the theme. Cutting was next for jewel hole, I wish I could of said drilling was next cause my hole is not circle haha. I should of did more research and found out earlier that you can just use a drill, but hey I'm learning. I then painted 5 coats of this Rust-Oleum Multicolor Textured spray paint, allowing 24 hours to cure in between coats, which turned out to look how I imagined it. While those where drying I spent time on the jewel to make it nice a clear, man was that an arm/thumb workout, after about an hour i had it nice and clear. So next was the cards, I wanted them to be on the xbox themselves, but the only thing I could think of to use was epoxy resin for a seamless look.I knew I was kinda on my own, becasue I saw nothing online about someone doing that to a console. So I needed something to practice on, then out of no where, I think of the dvd drive that I just replaced the belt in 
sitting on the table taken apart looking like a perfect contender lol.

            Soon I was pouring resin on the top metal housing, granted this wasn't just a random idea anymore, it had stemmed off to a whole new inside theme "The Shadow Realm". Though I didn't know how i was gonna make that happen. I started thinking and I grabbed my UV dye from when I was into pc water cooling, and added that to the resin to give it a glow like it was in "The Shadow Realm", if you have seen the original show you know what I'm talking about. So now I'm waiting the 3 days for it fully harden so I can sand and buff it, I know it looks bad now but the sides are gonna be painted a nice dark metallic color. In the mean time I did a test with a card to see how it will look with glitter to give a really cool effect with the clear resin, and I like it! Pictures don't really do it justice the way it looks in person with the light is pretty cool in my opinion. Everything at the moment is drying so I have nothing to do except think of cool idea's, which includes a lot of resin and paint haha. Updates will continue! :) 

 

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Are glow in the dark paint you need to add some UV leds

 

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SS Dave


Soft modding is like masturbating, It get's the job done but it's nothing like the real thing.

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I'm not keen on hardware modding for aesthetic reasons and I have a particular aversion to LEDs used for that purpose. So I am a purist in that respect but when such modding is done well you can not help but admire the craft skills being demonstrated.

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Thanks I appreciate it a lot HDShadow! I thought about glow in the dark paint for the letter’s in the jewel so it could make it pop, but having trouble tracking down the color I want haha!  Your paint job is very nice and kinda what color I was looking what paint was it ?

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