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Description: Pic of my "Darth Vader" 1200 after having a keytop transplant from a CDTV keyboard, and before the coat of clear lacquer went over the black paint.
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Posted by: RedskullDC at September 22, 2003, 03:24:21 PM

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Comments (14)

pierre
Posts:375
August 03, 2006, 01:31:51 AM
why?  spraypaint is horrable!
RedskullDC
Posts:136
April 09, 2005, 09:31:37 AM
Yep,

Just CDTV keytops.

Check some of my other pics for more info.

Red
PMC
Posts:2616
September 20, 2004, 03:16:20 PM
The trick is to get the texture of the case and keys to match.  

If you get a high quality matt / satin varnish (ie one that doesn't "yellow" when sprayed like Airfix lacquer does) then it's safe to spray the keys without the transfers yellowing ruining the effect.  

I agree that the beige badge should be recoloured, and if it were my system I'd be trying to locate some cool blue / purple LEDs to replace the boring green / amber ones.  Plus I'd want to fit a cold cathode tube so that blue light radiates through the top vents...  

However, that doesn't detract from the fine custom job done with this machine, the owner should be very proud.
Ni72ous
Posts:406
July 25, 2004, 09:19:29 AM
Nice :-D
Kronos
Posts:4017
April 12, 2004, 10:37:32 AM
Oh and looking at this pics:

I do remember seeing a project from 1997/8 called the A1.2000 or suchlike.
It was planned to be a commercial "new" Amiga, A1200,BPPC, BVision and a slimline CD-ROM all together in an A1200-style aluminium-case.

Anybody with any details on that ?
Kronos
Posts:4017
April 12, 2004, 10:32:46 AM
@HopperJF
Dunno, but all CDTV-kbds I have seen were just the standard A3000/4000 kind in black.

Taking the cuts out of an A4000-kbd into an A1200 is possible, but will be rather hard since the "foil-plug" is much shorter than needed in an A1200 (it only connects to the kbd-CPU).

But than swapping just the key-caps is dead easy, I have gotten myself a shiny "new" A1200-kbd from Vesalia to replace the rather yellow ones found in my A4000-kbd.
HopperJF
Posts:1531
December 21, 2003, 05:09:13 PM
i doubt it the CDTV keyboards have a slightly differnet layout and i agree it is a bit too s hiny for my liking another thing u cud do to make it look cooler is to make a white on black cmmodore A1200 bage to replace the white one which looks a bit out of place but still its mich better than my first spray attempt, oh, that was awful  :-P
bloodline
Posts:12113
November 23, 2003, 05:32:21 PM
The Keys are just a CDTV keyboard right?
that_punk_guy
Posts:4526
November 03, 2003, 05:22:52 AM
The keys look good but the rest... too shiny IMO. Cool though.
haymiggan
Posts:215
October 12, 2003, 03:11:33 PM
How about a picture after the laque?
I have a black A600 and a neon-red/metallic purple A1200 that i'm going to use some laque on too, any tips?  :-D
Darth_X
Posts:791
September 24, 2003, 06:06:04 PM
Yes!

I like. :-D
Kees
Posts:1004
September 22, 2003, 11:54:59 PM
Yeah ... cool indeed !
PMC
Posts:2616
September 22, 2003, 10:20:02 PM
Coooooool!

Me want!
iamaboringperson
Posts:5744
September 22, 2003, 09:17:09 PM
Nice keys, shame about the glossy black cover though...


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