The lights are on
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My custom painted Super Nintendo is finally done! For those of you who don't know about this project, check out my Part 1 blog; it explains the inspiration for this idea and what not.
This project took a lot longer than my friend thought it would as he stays very busy at his job where he does paint work on cars professionally. I don't care if this would have taken another year - it was worth the wait! I am ecstatic to have this incredibly awesome, custom console. Matt, I can't thank you enough for making my vision a quality reality.
I don't have much else to say at this point. I'm just going to post a bunch of pictures of this project from beginning to end. Enjoy! :)
"What?! A Dodge Viper?!" I added this picture to note something cool. Matt used what I think is actually called "Viper Green" which, you guessed it, is used on some Dodge Vipers. I LOVE IT!
I'm really pleased with how the stencil turned out! The graphics company that made it recreated it as I couldn't find something high res enough for them to work with. They were able to match the font and it looks EXACTLY like the comics logo (minus the Teenage Mutant Ninja not having spaces between the words).
Matt said, "My sprayer puts out 12 pounds of pressure. I was working in a large room with big grates on the floor. I was pretty nervous when I started spraying those buttons. I thought, 'If these aren't mounted correctly, they're gone.'" HAHA!
It's been awhile since we took this thing apart, so I brought over my other Super Nintendo for reference to make sure we put it back together properly.
The Finished Product:
There is a piece that covers that bottom connection, but the area next to the connection has too much clear coat build-up, so Matt is going to sand that down for me soon so the piece will snap in there without bowing.
The lighting is really bad, but I wanted to get a quick pic to prove that we put it back together right and that it works! :P
Of course I'm biased because it's mine, my friend painted it, and I came up with the design for it, but I really do think this is the best looking Super Nintendo I've ever seen. I didn't expect the finished product to be just as good as (if not better than) some of the consoles online that inspired this project, but it definitely is.
My friends and I are having another retro video game day next month and I can't wait to play on this bad boy at that event!