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    Picture Newest Mod - DW-8201 Frog

    Well, the results were tallied from the poll, and it seemed like blue was the favorite. After much deliberation I decided to go with it.
    These were some quick and dirty pictures taken here super late (and I'm getting a bit tired). I will take better ones sometime later.

    Here's where we started...

    Wrist shot from Cell phone:



    Disassembled Frog:




    Ended up not using a darker colored blue, started with royal blue RIT dye and let it dye fairly dark. The result was what looks to be a nice deep blue color after all. The paint on the bezel was removed and replaced with white and gold Testors paint respectively.

    On to the finished product:





    Obligatory Wrist Shot:



    And a few with my other custom DW9200K:



    It wasn't planned this way, but when I used to look at my "Buckeye" DW9200K it always made me think of firemen for some reason. Now, next to the blue/gold DW-8201, it definitely looks like an unintentional tribute to fireman and policemen!





    I will try and get some better pictures taken (as you can see it's pretty late here and I'm getting a little slap happy). I'm excited to see what she looks like in the sunlight. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions on the WUS forum and to sl8763 for again lending his expertise tonight and advice.
    Chris
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    Re: Newest Mod - DW-8201 Frog

    Nice job with the lettering!
    Couple of watches here and there


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    Re: Newest Mod - DW-8201 Frog

    Came out great man Fun times as always
    Simon

    WTB - More wrists

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    Re: Newest Mod - DW-8201 Frog

    Good one, not bad at all

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    Re: Newest Mod - DW-8201 Frog

    I like it a lot - looks really stunning !

    Greetings, Sedi
    Cheers
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    Re: Newest Mod - DW-8201 Frog

    Looks MUCH better with the blue as opposed to the clear resin. Love the gold lettering too!

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    Re: Newest Mod - DW-8201 Frog

    Looks very good! The right choice I think
    Current G's:
    GW-9200J-1 Riseman
    DW-004ASJ-8AT (stealthed)
    DW-9800 Wademan AR-3T ARTI
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    Re: Newest Mod - DW-8201 Frog

    Thanks for the kind words folks! I think I still need to do a little clean up, used a bit too much gold paint and it dripped everywhere making it a bit harder to clean up. Amazing how the pics show so much I can't see by eye.
    Chris
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