Llamma Edition Custom Xbox 360 Mod
Painted by Llamma.com
This Xbox 360 mod has been some months in the making.
We painted our previous custom 360
in the janitors closet; less than ideal conditions for a flawless paint job but
we pulled that one off.
To do a 3 color complex logo paint job we knew we needed a more controlled
environment and we have now built a paint booth. To make
Perfect Window Cuts we also sourced and built various other tools to make
this X-box 360 possible. From cut to paint we needed to make sure it is
all tip top and I dare say we have outdone any of our previous mods with this
The paint used is PPG auto body grade base
coat and clear coats two stage system. This type of paint requires mixing
hardener and applying via an HVLP spray gun, using $50 a pint paint means an
impeccable finish, hard like that of a car, no you wont be scratching the paint
off with a fingernail. (Strong like bull!!) We used a brilliant silver
metal flake, orange pearlescent , and black base coats. Then all the base
coats were topped off with premium PPG clear for a new shinny wet-look finish.
||Every piece of two controllers was custom
painted including the triggers and shoulder buttons. The RockStar Logo was a
multi layer process; first black then a
mask then the whole face painted silver. Once dry, the mask was
removed revealing the black logo. Clear coat was then applied over
the entire controller. Orange surface mount LED's and matching orange LED
illuminated , rumble activated back and start buttons were added.
Also to pick up the black color of our theme we used original Xbox
thumbsticks and D-pad to tie it all together.
||The DVD lid was cut with a window so
you can see your Xbox 360 games in the drive, we then sent the lid and 360
chassis to a local custom chroming shop. Yep, these were right in
the caustic tubs of magic acid baths etc that allowed them to be chrome
plated right along side with handle bars, foot pegs, and exhaust for motorcycles
on their way to the Donnie
Smith motorcycle show.
give a more 3 dimensional appearance to the logo we cut the star into the case.
off the chrome of the chassis especially since it is lit with some white LED's.
Cutting this star was a tedious and manual process to achieve straight
lines and maintain perfect proportions. We used; files, sandpaper,
fingernail files, X-Acto blades, and anything else that we could get our
hands on to make a perfect cut. We then used the cutout star to
align various masks of of the RockStar logo and reproduced it with a
three step painting masking process.
We cut a window with jewel hole on the top of the lid
using design #2 of our
Perfect Cuts process to allow us to install any one of the existing
Jewels. Again with the white LED's we
illuminated the RockStar coat of arms jewel that was custom made for
this project by Mad Modder. Using black vinyl we backed the jewel
to produce a crisp high contrast black and white image.
||The faceplate was painted with a
double racing stripe to bring some of the orange color into the front
and give it a bit of a dub edition look. We also robbed another
faceplate of its black power button to bring a little more black into
||Note on the top of the hard drive
caddy we etched in a sandblasted logo and Llamma.com so you know ...
"Llamma's in da house!"
||One of the mods you cannot see is our
variable fan controller. This allows us to dial in the fan speed
under 12V but well above the stock 5.4V. We seem to like around 8V
best for overall fan performance while keeping the system quiet.
- The JT
- The Llamma
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