The SNES Zelda A Link to the Past case mod !

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I had a spare SNES left, yellowish, uncool. I always wanted to do a neat and nice Zelda mod. This mod was a xmas gift for my brother 😉

Let’s start:

1) dismantle the SNES. I’m not going to post additional details, see the Yoshi’s Island Case mod for that
2) After cleaning all the parts, I chose a “brass” color and a “carbon black” color for the case. the brass is very nice looking and pretty resembling to the Zelda goldish color.
3) As always: take your time. use 4, 5 thin coats, let them dry at least 30mins to achieve the same results. It depends on the weather conditions, how fast the color is drying.

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4)
With all the single parts painted, it’s time to add a little detail. I wanted only the top-border surface painted in brass, but all the parts seen around that part (and so, the parts around the front-connector-plate) in black. I had to use sticky tape to cover the brass parts. Be sure that the paint is extremely dry, before applying tape. Don’t miss any spot! And don’t use power-tape, use that paper-style tape.

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Make sure to fit the tape into the gaps: push it in with some home-made tool 😉

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6)
Off to the paintshop:

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7)
If you’re satisfied with the results, reassemble the SNES. Be sure to either wear rubbergloves or wash your hands. I used a piece of paper to push the top part onto the SNES.

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8)
Time to screw the thing together. I put the console on some cloth to avoid scratches.

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9)
It already looks nice, but empty. Time to print out some decals! Use 2 thin coats of transparent primer.

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10)
I started with the big Zelda logo for the top-front part, as it’s the easiest to apply.

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I decided to add small sprites to the Power, Eject, Reset buttons. They are very small and you need a lot of patience to apply them. Apply them gently, using a tool to move it into the correct position. Then use some paper towel to suck out the bits of water beneath the decal !
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Final impressions

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