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EPL2 Leatherette Pattern

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by melvinbrian, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. melvinbrian

    melvinbrian Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 18, 2011
    Manila, Philippines
    Could anyone here post a scanned and scaled leatherette pattern for the EPL2?

    So that we can use it to create our own skins!

    Sent from my iPhone using Mu-43 App
     
  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    ...and while you're at it, if somebody could do one for the E-PM1 as well... xD
     
  3. melvinbrian

    melvinbrian Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 18, 2011
    Manila, Philippines
    it would be great if we can make different colors for our PENS

    E-PL2_black__front_EZ-1442_XLedit.jpg
     
  4. dpj

    dpj Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 20, 2011
    I'd love for someone to do this for the E-PL1, it seems there is a serious lack of aftermarket options for this camera and i would like to "Bling" mine, as it were.
     
  5. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 30, 2011
    Europe
    Great idea melvinbrian. I don't have any of those to measure, but I'll see if I can grab a cheap one (though I'm only interested in E-PL1 and E-PL3).
     
  6. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Aki asahi seems to be your only option right now
     
  7. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    I did my own matte black front wrap for my E-PL1.

    Drew it up myself in my vinyl cutting program from my photo's and measurements.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/6689152449/" title="E-PL1 kit by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr">6689152449_4282b1e3e9_b.jpg"1024" height="786" alt="E-PL1 kit"></a>

    I have a silver PL-2 now and was going to do the same, but since I use a half case I've told myself I don't need to set one up (yet).

    Still, a leatherette would be interesting. I like the black body strip with silver top & bottom. Most retro looking!
     
  8. melvinbrian

    melvinbrian Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 18, 2011
    Manila, Philippines
    nice... that's the look i want for my EPL2, retro RF look...

    when you get to do your EPL2, post some patterns here will you? thanks
     
  9. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  10. melvinbrian

    melvinbrian Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 18, 2011
    Manila, Philippines
    oh! saw this on youtube!
     
  11. taz98spin

    taz98spin Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 13, 2011
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    Ha, thanks for watching :smile:
     
  12. gsciorio

    gsciorio Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 29, 2011
    Miami, FL
    That is a freaken GOOD IDEA!! Is there a way we can make a thread so that anytime someone buys a skin they scan it and post it online? It's not that hard to trace a good scan in Illustrator or Photoshop.
     
  13. melvinbrian

    melvinbrian Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 18, 2011
    Manila, Philippines
    Yeah! Yeah! Let them scan it it and put some dimensions for scale purposes.. it would be freakin' awesome if we have our personal touch on our cameras!
     
  14. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Okay, with the look and all the hype and talk about the new EM-5, I decided to take to my PL-2 and give it a makeover similar to what I did to my PL-1.

    Cut some matte black vinyl and wrapped the front & sides.

    Before:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/6880330237/" title="EPL2 Before by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr">6880330237_3c7f691f4c_b.jpg"1024" height="736" alt="EPL2 Before"></a>


    After:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/6880330143/" title="EPL2 After by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr">6880330143_2f4c1fe940_b.jpg"1024" height="711" alt="EPL2 After"></a>

    And back in it's Half Case:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroboy07/6880330365/" title="EPL2 After2 by Retro.Boy.07, on Flickr">6880330365_7ee9e40489_b.jpg"1024" height="876" alt="EPL2 After2"></a>

    Attached is a PDF of the vector elements I used to cut the shapes.
    The ends overhang so will need to be trimmed after, but the lens mount shape and the bit around the Micro logo are accurate.

    Feel free to print it out and use it as a template, or take it down to a sign shop and have them cut it out of vinyl.

    Or pester Melvinbrian to make us all some leatherette ones!:biggrin:
     

    Attached Files:

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  15. punkman

    punkman Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 30, 2011
    Europe
    I got a sheet of leatherette material.

    I am thinking of cutting a pattern from some other material and reducing it until it's right. Then I'll use the pattern to cut the leatherette sheet.

    Any ideas or tips on how to go about that?
     
  16. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Print out the pdf - it's already full size (should be 174mm x 51mm).
    Use spray glue on the back or tape it to the material.
    Cut through the paper and material.

    Should be able to get it close enough!
     
  17. dpj

    dpj Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 20, 2011
    Any chance you have the pattern to this lying around as a DOC. or PDF file:2thumbs:
     
  18. RetroBoy

    RetroBoy Mu-43 Regular

    Sure, here ya go! :smile:
     
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  19. dpj

    dpj Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 20, 2011
    Thankyou so much, i will get that printed out and let you know how i go. I am going to give magentic backed material a go, so i can chop and change fronts when i want. I am hoping this wont effect any of the workings inside the camera. If it will, i will just head for the sticky backed plastic route.
     
  20. melvinbrian

    melvinbrian Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 18, 2011
    Manila, Philippines
    Damn! this looks great. Sad thing is i traded my EPL2 for a NEX..
    Now how will I make the NEX look retro!