5150 360

I recently did an article on Xbox 360 faceplates for Official Xbox Magazine, including a section on how to make your own. (It’ll be in the September issue, with Mortal Kombat Armageddon on the cover.) I did the DIY bit with the assistance of my pal Greg Philpott at Orbiter Guitars, who walked me through the process and let me document the whole thing as he explained how to go from stock white to metallic purple. (To see it, look for the issue.) After I got everything I needed for the article, I left him with a blank white faceplate and a special request for my own dream faceplate.

That request has been filled:

Made the old fashioned way: he sanded it, primed it, taped it, and painted layers of black, white, then Dakota Red. Topped with eight clear coats. Then he signed the back. 🙂

I’ve got a few other rare faceplates that I like, but I doubt this one’s ever getting taken off.

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