- Yes, going to spray paint it metallic black, as per my previous postings.
White looks very nice, granted; however I want it black!!
I think the black metallic look looks rather stunning - trust me - wait for the final result!!
- Thanks, logical!!
- Yes, finished; rough, no. That is the illusion from a residue of the CD marker pen on the edges. I filed the sides, they are smooth. When painted, these CD marks will disappear.
- Thanks, it took a while to cut out the PSOne d-pad buttons; harder than a standard d-pad cross, for sure.
As to the lettering, I agree with your sentiments. Lettering isn't easy and perhaps why many systems don't have any wording on them. I wanted a funky typeface, one that wasn't boring and regimented (eg Arial, Times, etc), red and a good size. The only negative to this lettering kit in my pic is that they are about 1mm thick.
I have the option of trying them (after the case is spray painted, etc) and if they don't look great, removing them and making a stencil and spray painting straight onto the case with the lettering.
I want the final look of the system to look quite commercial, but have a bit of a jovial touch - this is where a funky typeface for the lettering comes in.
Personal choice though, anyone who makes their systems have many ways to put lettering onto the case, or even not at all. Each to their own!
Going to call this system "intoÂ·play" BTW. Next system "iNtoÂ·64" and then "iNtoÂ·SNES"
UPDATE - Had a brainwave!!
If I spray paint the case at the bottom area in red, then put the stickers in place, and spray paint the whole case in metallic black, with the stickers on, then in effect, the stickers become the stencils - when removed, the red undercoat will show the lettering over the black casing!
- Thanks, you got me thinking laterally!!
This will look stenciled now!