Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Custom Friday the 13th Dual Shock 4

So  while back, you may or may not have seen this photo when it first hit the net:

As you can see, this is incredibly badass. What you may or may not know is that I'm a pretty big Friday the 13th fan, and I just so happen to play a video game or two here and there. The post with the picture actually had a step by step tutorial as well, and you can probably see where I'm going with this. Yep, I decided I would try and make my own. So I ordered a white dual shock 4 shell on eBay and read over the tutorial at least a dozen times. When it arrived though, I chickened out. I got to this one step where it said to use a "wash" to give it that aged/dirty look. I couldn't find this magical substance anywhere. I looked online, I looked at places like Hobby Lobby, I just couldn't find the stuff. 

So a few months pass by, and for whatever reason I start getting the itch to give it a shot again. So I went to youtube, and I started looking up how to paint your own hockey mask, because it had to basically be the same thing, right? Turns out it was. It also turns out a "wash" is just mixing up some dark brown, black, and gray paint, and then watering it down. This information was the game changer, and I decided to go ahead with the attempt. I had several progress pics, as I had a friend wanting me to keep him posted on how it was going, but those are apparently long gone, so all I have to show are the finished product. At the end of the day, this was a relatively inexpensive and fun project, it wasn't all that difficult to pull off, and I was really happy with the result. I added some red Xbox One controller thumbsticks to mine as well as the Friday the 13th light bar decal you see in the second photo. 

As of right now, I'm getting ready to do another one, this time on an Xbox One controller. I'm trying to decide on which mask I want to do. I'm leaning toward a New Beginning mask with the blue chevrons since the XB controller has more real estate for me to work with, but I'm not 100% on that as of yet. I will of course throw up some pics here when it's done, including progress. Stay tuned!

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