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So I got my bin, but not sure where to begin customizing, pumping or weathering it.8714e58fdb8af0c56a168d077905402d.jpg695aa4f49f789e3b7fe7de3813673ab8.jpg

 

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2 minutes ago, Timberwoof said:

I have a bin like it. I painted the raised areas of the lid white and left the lowered areas black. 
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What type of paint did you use?

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I cheaped out and got Rustoleum 2X Paint'n'Cover paint and primer in one. How I'd do it now: Clean the lid really well, perhaps with alcohol. Press the masking tape down really good on the edges. (The curves are hard to get. I used 3-4 straight sections.) Be patient; go easy on the coats. Be patient; go easy on the coats. Yeah. Be patient; go easy on the coats. Filing and sanding overspray is not fun and never looks quiet right. Otoh, no one inspects bins closely. 

 

I did not do the sides of the bin because some of the channels are really tricky to mask properly, and unless it was done properly, it would look junky. And it's only a bin. It's already accumulating authentic weathering from being treated like a bin. :smiley-sw013:

 

Not seen in these photos, I made a stencil of my TK number using fonts "Star Jedi" from dafont.com and "Impact". I spray-painted that in white on the sides of the bin and in black on the lid. I think the 3" high glyphs look pretty cool, and no one's going to drag that around without getting noticed. (The other bin is for another costume.)

 

Hm. "501st Legion - GGG - Pen Squad" might be worthwhile adding. Well, no. That's a lot of stencil to cut. 

 

If there's an Orchard Supply Hardware near you, they have these bins on sale for $25. Get yours while they last. 

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The plastic can be a real pain to get paint to adhere, so I opted for self adhesive vinyl. A light spray of soapy water and a hair dryer to mold the vinyl.0f407c4e9ec93fc8ad43e05d98985930.jpg&key=66394a12c7a2fda0579e580ee867da6390632ee64a0d321b0f6c9fda46c42411f10cc9541e60d7322725d0b50b70e42a.jpg&key=2eff76538abf08cc67d8df39b55a015c65f907e229d1359b3ef80bd934a717285ac98284508a7192e6e7c935d0f23d03.jpg&key=c1b2938425473542d94765404f951ffec68767feb9acc9c67e4091563abd34266805512e537efd42e1107cc0d5ff6a9c.jpg&key=cbbd24df40714d6ee2ebeaf17a7731b2c154fbb8ba0dccb9b656c6c807a92af3

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Where did you get your bin from? I like the design.


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15 minutes ago, Harbinger said:

Most people I know use these (from Home Depot):

 

That is the same bin I use, and I LOVE it!  It has the tray for all the small bits and tons of room for decals and such.  I added a sheet of black craft foam glued to a sheet of display board inside the lid to display some of my patches and stuff.

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That is the same bin I use, and I LOVE it!  It has the tray for all the small bits and tons of room for decals and such.  I added a sheet of black craft foam glued to a sheet of display board inside the lid to display some of my patches and stuff.
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That's a nice looking bin you got there Joseph.

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On 9/5/2018 at 2:13 AM, CTID said:

The plastic can be a real pain to get paint to adhere, so I opted for self adhesive vinyl. A light spray of soapy water and a hair dryer to mold the vinyl.0f407c4e9ec93fc8ad43e05d98985930.jpgf10cc9541e60d7322725d0b50b70e42a.jpg5ac98284508a7192e6e7c935d0f23d03.jpg6805512e537efd42e1107cc0d5ff6a9c.jpg

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After seeing this, I think it's time for a "Pimp my bin" thread!  Awesome job, brother!

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I have a couple of the smaller version, not as elaborate as CTID:s:salute: but happy with them, there`s also foam lined with white (black for the Shadow of course)  fabric at the bottom and they fit nicely in the trunk^_^

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