I still haven’t finished the Skyrim Dagger. It is a ton of work and mess. One of these days I will but in the meantime I have something for you nerds.
I was at work and saw this old spill control kit upstairs that we haven’t used in decades. I thought to myself, “I could turn this into something inspired by Fallout to put in my nerd office (which I will have to take pictures of and show you guys later).” All my wife thought was “Great, more clutter.” But when you are a nerd and a collector, clutter is life.
So I am at work, I have none of my tools, paint, anything. How am I gonna do this? What I did have was vinyl sticker paper for my printer. So all I had to do was a little photoshop and there would be no mess. Sweet.
I realized that the spill box had an off white cream color to it due to years of fading. So I took a picture (below) that best showed the color and matched it in photoshop as best I could.
The paper I was using was very heavy so I set my printer on the heaviest it could do and printed them on full page. I got a metal ruler and a box cutter and cut the stickers out. I taped the two stickers together using masking tape because it pulls away easier than any other tape as to not tear or pull up color.
At this stage I realized that you would be able to see the green letters on the box through the stickers so I did have to paint some. I found some super old white paint in storage and wiped it over the letters with a towel because I had no brush. 2 coats to cover it completely.
I pulled the side I wanted to stick down first up and pealed the backing away. Using a flat object I scraped from the middle out to avoid bubbles. Sorry I don’t have pictures of that. It’s hard to take them when you need both hands. Repeated with the other side.
In this light you can kind of tell a slight color difference but I think it turned out pretty damn well for not making a mess and not spending a dime. If you are wondering, I totally got permission to take this box and goof around on work time making it.