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Pip-Boy 3000 Progression by Darksamu Pip-Boy 3000 Progression by Darksamu
This is the progression of a mini TV, cardboard, and Model Magic into a Pip-Boy 3000. At times it was a bit rough and I wasn't sure if it was going to work out, but once the paint went on, it's value as a Pip-Boy went up dramatically. I really should have picked a sturdier material because the Model Magic doesn't take well to photo shoots and I've had to do some creative repairs. At least it's only been on the bottom so far...

I really am going to learn to stick to one background and one camera next time I document a process.

Here's just the Pip-Boy.
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Machi-Ramen Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Brilliant work!
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otrixx Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Looks like you put a lot of work into it. Really amazing :)
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Darksamu Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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mehkaela Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Nice! Another medium which works well for this sort of project is Sculpy but that requires baking. In theory you could build the shell, bake it, then attach it to the arm-cuff and television. It would be a lot of work though, and to be honest I'm not entirely sure how feasible it would be in the end.

but, its an idea, maybe you'll get some use from it! :D
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Darksamu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I've heard a lot of good things about Sculpy, so I'd definitely like to experiment with it. Thanks for the advice!
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mehkaela Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
no prob!happy to help :D
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plaidsneaker101 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks too awesome!
Everything about it looks just like the one from the game!
Just one question!
Any idea where I can get one of those mini TV things that you used for the frame of the Pip-Boy?
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Darksamu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I know this is super late and all, but I found the frame at a garage sale, which was pretty lucky. I'm not sure if they even sell things like that anymore, but maybe some thrift stores or second hand stores would have some. Good luck!
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Karrdeh Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
how do you paint the rust effect? Id really like to know :P because I am struggling with my dart gun and my own pipboy
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Darksamu Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Mostly, it's a lot of layer. I start with a base of whatever color is the underlying metal that's rusting, and then I start with a lot of different colors of brown. Usually, I started with a wide area of a light color (usually brown, but I did a little light green as well with the Pip-Boy), and I work my way down in darkness and varying areas. I tried out a few different tools to paint with and found that my really messed up paintbrush work well. It had become pretty frayed and spread out from all of my stippling during this, but it helped create a random effect. Otherwise, I found sponges worked pretty well. After the next week I may have some more time on my hands, so I can try to do a demo or something if that would be better for you.
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