Custom Fallout style PS3 control

sharpworks

New Member
Not exactly a prop but used a lot of the same building processes to construct it.
Had a spare ps3 control laying about a little while ago, and seeing as i play fallout a lot, I thought I'd customise one of my controls just for the hell of it.

Dismantled the control, gave it a light sand with some fine grit sandpaper, built a rough shape using cardboard to fill with bondo, then used a dremel to sand the handgrip additions to the final shape. Sprayed primer onto it, then several coats of silver. Made a simple stencil out of masking tape to paint the hazard tape down each side. Then lots of dabbing and smudging with a couple acrylic paints to make the rust and dirt effect. Scratched through the layers of paint to add the scrapes and scratches. The metal plating repair piece was just a bid of thick card glued in place. Buttons were decals I got off ebay, Vault-Boy, Nuka-Cola logo, rad gauge and Vault-Tec logo were just printed off my computer and glued on. Then sealed it all with clear spray paint.
...............end product?............I like it!
 

Godsmulligan

Active Member
I once built a Boondock Saints controller with 357 casings for buttons and a rosary cord. This is much cooler. :thumbup:
 

Godsmulligan

Active Member
Son of a *****. I just saw those bullet kits online. I did mine on an original xbox controller back when I was going to Halo lan parties. I guess I should of tried to sell em.
 

Engelnicht

Well-Known Member
That is a wonderful controller! any way you could post some more pictures? I'd like to try to make one myself.
 

sharpworks

New Member
only pictures i have of it being made, tho i am currently doing an xbox one in a similar fashion as well as a saints row style ps3 control at the moment, so i'll put together a tutorial as i go
 

sharpworks

New Member
tempting with the bottle caps, had thought of using nuka cola but wasn't sure how grippy the thumbsticks would be afterwards, unles i used some kind of textured clear coat over the top
 

Godsmulligan

Active Member
I keep thinking about this and those bottle caps. Try a matte finish on the caps. It will give them a slightly worn look and increase the friction for your thumbs. It may need the occasional touch up.
 

LyonsHunter

New Member
This looks very intriguing! I tip my hat off to you sir, I plan to do something similar, Only Nuka-cola based. Still, this innovation is simply smashing.
 
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