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Old 23 September 2017, 00:46   #1
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My A1200 after 10 years in storage

Just before it was packed away in 2007:



After a clean and a coat of paint this week:



It's good to be back
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Old 23 September 2017, 03:47   #2
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Nice, but I would paint the case in red
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Old 23 September 2017, 15:53   #3
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Waaaay back when I originally painted it was satin black, but so many people back then were doing black or red when I came around to painting it again I decided on blue as I hadn't seen another that colour at the time.

Coincidentally I notice the new kick-starter cases are available in a very similar blue colour.



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I love that external CD-ROM. How it is connected? I have my toshiba plugged to pcmcia thru Squirrel.
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How did you paint it?
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Nice Paint job.
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Old 24 September 2017, 16:28   #7
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I love that external CD-ROM. How it is connected? I have my toshiba plugged to pcmcia thru Squirrel.
Its and old SCSI caddy loader, was connected with my surf squirrel I just dont have that plugged into the amiga in the pic

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How did you paint it?
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Rub down, coat of plastic primer, rub down another coat of plastic primer.
Coat of colour, light rub down final coat of colour.
Two coats of satin clear lacquer.

It's 3rd respray:
Rub down flattening all the existing paint off, taking care to rub down all the little crevices.
Two coats of blue, two coats of gloss clear laquer.

I don't think I'd be able to paint this case again without taking it almost back down to the original surface.

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What about the keys, how did you get them black? or did you buy black keys at the time?
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Pulled them all off a CDTV keyboard, not something I’d do nowadays but they were plentiful and cheap back when I did it.
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Fair enough, I wish there were keyboards out there in the wild that I can do the same too, but not cd32 keyboards of course since they're rare now.
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Old 16 October 2017, 10:47   #11
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Digging around I found another much older pic from the very first time I painted it, I totally forgot that it had been silver before black.

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Fair enough, I wish there were keyboards out there in the wild that I can do the same too, but not cd32 keyboards of course since they're rare now.
Buy some new keys instead from https://www.a1200.net/
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