Wednesday, 25 January 2017
From KyleC - Playstation 4 gone Rusty... (Just for fun!)
I hinted in the other post of a 1:1 project, and here it is. I had taken apart my son's PS4 controller and gave it a repaint. I like painting rust effects, so thought this might be a cool time to give it a go.
Main reason behind the paint to be fair was that his buttons were beginning to stick, and getting progressively worse. Once I had it all apart ( thank you YouTube and other crazy modders! ) I could see that the buttons had maple syrup on them. And that as it was drying, hardening, it was causing the buttons to stick lower and lower inside the controller. Down/upside of a Canadian household I guess... always having a bottle of Maple Syrup around.. though not always going where you want it!
Once I had gotten past the part of tearing the case apart I was able to separate the top half from all electronics. Making the paint work area easier, and less dangerous of breaking the controller further ( though prior to opening it, we had decided that if it died, it died for SCIENCE!!!! ).
First layer was the grey auto-body primer from Halfords, and then multiple layers of ModelMates rust effects.
I don't know why I went with an off-blue/grey coloring for this, but after several coatings of the AK Chipping Fluid, I gave it some nice gradient black to white with blue in the middle coats.
Once that was done, it was pretty simple to just go and begin to slowly chip off the top layers with a warm warm soaked brush. Slowly working certain ares to remove paint. It allows the top layers to be removed, but keeps the bottom layers in tact ( mostly.. depends if you did the chipping layer properly ).
The effect gives a proper look/feel of an aging controller.
The bluetooth headset was much easier as it came with additional faceplates for it. So I just took the spare and gave it some different rusty effects here.
Both were fun little projects to spice up my console gaming set up, and make Junior feel a bit more special ( and less sad about breaking the controller with Maple Syrup in the first place ).
Now I threaten to paint the PS4 console itself.. but maybe when I have more confidence to take it apart without breaking it fully!
ByronM: So this is your 1:1 project... Nice!
Very cool demo of what can be done around the home, I love the results, and I am sure your son does as well! It has a very Fallout 4 look to it. I would go for it with the console, they are dead simple to take apart and there are lots of tutorials on how out there as painting them is fairly common.