Just for fun .....

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by JYC2, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. JYC2

    JYC2 Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 21, 2014
    I tried to make my EM5 look older .......
    You will be able to easily notice that it is just painting, and even it is not perfect.
    But, in the field it looks really antique. I have used this fake antique EM5 for some days, but nobody noticed at a glance that it is a fake.

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  2. lightmonkey

    lightmonkey Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 22, 2013
  3. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
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    Looks good!
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  4. Speedliner

    Speedliner Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 2, 2015
    Southern NJ, USA
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    Looks great. Reminds of another classic.
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  5. protapic

    protapic Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2011
    Cleveland, Ohio
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    truly stealthy! no one will want to steal it... ;)
  6. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    If you had a leather and Paisley neck strap, it would be 1982 all over again.
  7. JYC2

    JYC2 Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 21, 2014

    :thiagree: Everyone who doesn't know OM-D thinks that my camera is very old film camera.

    But, if it is Leica M-P 'CPRRESPONDENT", they will first still it. :)
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  8. JYC2

    JYC2 Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 21, 2014
    Oh! Its gold is also painting!
  9. JYC2

    JYC2 Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 21, 2014
    Good idea! I will try.
  10. JYC2

    JYC2 Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 21, 2014
    It is only one in the world so far.
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  11. bassman

    bassman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Apr 22, 2013
    New Jersey
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  12. zulfur666

    zulfur666 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 30, 2014
    what pen / paint did you use... or is it computer shopped? Personally I would have use some silverish color..... to each their own
  13. JYC2

    JYC2 Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 21, 2014
    I wanted to express the brass after black painting is worn off.
    So I used "GUNDAM MARKER GOLD" which is being sold at the shop of plastic models.
  14. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Interesting - nice work.
  15. sprocket87

    sprocket87 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 29, 2011
    Wow, I like that a lot more than I thought I would. Nice work!
  16. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
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    What a great idea! The effect looks a little overdone in spots to me, but overall I think you nailed what you were going for.

    This post makes me remember that I should treat my camera like the tool it is and not worry about it maybe getting dinged up a bit in the process -- heck a few scrapes might just improve the look.
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  17. GBarrington

    GBarrington Mu-43 Veteran

    Wait a minute! Your work isn't done! I should think that the shutter button would have a wear spot in the middle of the button. That would be where skin oils and acids would gather.
  18. ahinesdesign

    ahinesdesign Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 6, 2011
    NC, USA
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    While I would rather see the paint worn off (i.e. actual wear) the painted effect looks great!
  19. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
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    Andrew Lossing
    Unfortunately real scuffed paint on modern magnesium alloy bodies doesn't look as cool. My one scuff on the 'prism' is just a duller silver.