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« on: February 19, 2009, 04:21:30 am »

i want to mod my TV for my new room as it is a large silver box in a room i hope shall be seaming with steampunk things so this would sick out like a sore thumb!
nothing too extream, but any ideas would be welcome!
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Gracie Fullman
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2009, 04:41:05 am »

First things first, cover that silver! You can try spray painting it, but you'd have to use painter's tape or something to cover the TV's screen. If it's plasma screen you'll have to be super-duper careful so as not to harm the screen, and then you can try spray painting it a pleasing brassy color. I'd cover up the connectors in the back before painting, too, just to be safe.

After painting, just attach a few knick-knacks. If you don't mind infringing on the screen, you could glue a border thing into the corners sorta like on scrapbook photos. Set a nice clock on top of the set, perhaps a steamy set of rabbit-ears. You can really run wild with it once you correct the color.
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2009, 05:59:12 am »

First things first, cover that silver! You can try spray painting it, but you'd have to use painter's tape or something to cover the TV's screen. If it's plasma screen you'll have to be super-duper careful so as not to harm the screen, and then you can try spray painting it a pleasing brassy color. I'd cover up the connectors in the back before painting, too, just to be safe.

After painting, just attach a few knick-knacks. If you don't mind infringing on the screen, you could glue a border thing into the corners sorta like on scrapbook photos. Set a nice clock on top of the set, perhaps a steamy set of rabbit-ears. You can really run wild with it once you correct the color.

Hey! There is nothing wrong with silver / steel in the right places. It simply needs something to offset it. Wood, mahogany or something similar.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2009, 07:02:34 am »

i want to mod my TV...



Two thoughts come to mind.

- Do a search for images of the earliest forms of television sets.   Obviously they'll be in wooden boxes with all sorts of wooden trim.   Replicate these.   The screen will be bigger of course, but the general concept should stand out.

- The steam powered look, with panels of riveted steel and pressure gauges.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2009, 07:21:43 am »

First things first, cover that silver! You can try spray painting it, but you'd have to use painter's tape or something to cover the TV's screen. If it's plasma screen you'll have to be super-duper careful so as not to harm the screen, and then you can try spray painting it a pleasing brassy color. I'd cover up the connectors in the back before painting, too, just to be safe.

After painting, just attach a few knick-knacks. If you don't mind infringing on the screen, you could glue a border thing into the corners sorta like on scrapbook photos. Set a nice clock on top of the set, perhaps a steamy set of rabbit-ears. You can really run wild with it once you correct the color.

Hey! There is nothing wrong with silver / steel in the right places. It simply needs something to offset it. Wood, mahogany or something similar.

Seconded. Perhaps you might try to dry-brush (with care) with black and a reddy ochrey colour to convey something of a rust look (won't stand up to close inpection, but it should work well enough...) Obviously find something else to test on first!
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2009, 11:55:01 am »

Just take the casing off, a bare cathode ray tube and circuitry is very dangerous but looks awesome Grin

If not that try and make it look like wood, the old TV sets were made of wood Smiley you can buy special rollers for making a fake wood grain effect too!
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Gracie Fullman
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2009, 08:50:35 pm »

First things first, cover that silver! You can try spray painting it, but you'd have to use painter's tape or something to cover the TV's screen. If it's plasma screen you'll have to be super-duper careful so as not to harm the screen, and then you can try spray painting it a pleasing brassy color. I'd cover up the connectors in the back before painting, too, just to be safe.

After painting, just attach a few knick-knacks. If you don't mind infringing on the screen, you could glue a border thing into the corners sorta like on scrapbook photos. Set a nice clock on top of the set, perhaps a steamy set of rabbit-ears. You can really run wild with it once you correct the color.

Hey! There is nothing wrong with silver / steel in the right places. It simply needs something to offset it. Wood, mahogany or something similar.

I know there's nothing wrong with steel in steampunk, I just find brass to be a more pleasing color, and it distracts less from the actual viewing of the TV. Bright silver around the edges irritates me to no end, but that's just me.

Making the exterior look like wood is another good idea. If you measure it right, you can make a tight-fitting box for around the edges and leave the back mostly uncovered for easy access to the cords.
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