Custom Fallout style PS3 control

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by sharpworks, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. sharpworks

    sharpworks New Member

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    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!
     
  2. Godsmulligan

    Godsmulligan Active Member

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

    sharpworks New Member

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    cheers.
    yeh nice idea, seen the bullet buttons online
    got a saints row control in the works
     
  4. Godsmulligan

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    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.
     
  5. sharpworks

    sharpworks New Member

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  6. Engelnicht

    Engelnicht Well-Known Member

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

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    you should make another and use nuka cola and sunset sarsaparilla bottle caps as buttons.
     
  8. sharpworks

    sharpworks New Member

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    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
     
  9. sharpworks

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    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
     
  10. Lutso

    Lutso Sr Member

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    This has got the wheels in my head turning.

    Nice job, it looks fan-frikkin-tastic.
     
  11. sharpworks

    sharpworks New Member

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    cheers mate. got a handful of ps3 and xbox controls in the works that i'm doing in various styles
     
  12. Godsmulligan

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    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.
     
  13. clancampbell

    clancampbell Sr Member

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    Nice! Now let's see the console!'

    Rich
     
  14. sharpworks

    sharpworks New Member

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    have been tempted to mod my console to look like old worn metal as well
     
  15. LyonsHunter

    LyonsHunter New Member

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    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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