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M Graff

Pimp my Multimaus!

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Hi all DCC fans!

I use the Roco Multimaus digital system, and of course I do appreciate that they have done a very ergonomic handset.

But the designer that chose the color ought to have been sent on retraining :D

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Sure, the red may well be neat, but not on a controller .... Looks almost a bit "so" ....;)

I did this to mine today:

 

Dismantling it took about 5 minutes, of which three minutes were spent finding a suitable screwdriver ...

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I cleaned the cover with soap and water, and mixed in a little spirit to accelerate the evaporation.

Then I primed it with a black primer:

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Then came the real fun :).

I wanted a personal touch, so I thought that I would have stars on the upper part of it, clouds in the middle and fire at the bottom.

I used white in my Iwata CM-B airbrush to sketch it up freehand:

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The back got a little more clouds and a locomotive at the bottom (it IS a Train accessory after all...).

 

Then I added the colors from light to dark and I finished with some white for highlights.

This is how it looks before Varnishing:

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I finished it with a satin-finish spray varnish which I let dry for about five hours before I assembled it:

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I'm pretty happy with the result, now there is no doubt about whose hand control it is ;).

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Guest dilbert

You could say that it has been weathered to a certain extent ...dilbert B)

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It would be great if Roco could sell the shells separately, then I could paint a lot of them for easy replacement (so you wouldn´t have to wait for it ;)).

Does anyone have a broken Multimaus that could sell the casing?

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This actually made me laugh, sort of thing my son did to his pc box and what i did to my bike 40 years ago...what a cracking job  :blink: :blink: :P

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Awesome! Beats the pants off the previous handset paint jobs I've seen, truly a five star job. If only I thought I could match that.

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Thanks for the comments on the paintjob :).

I have sent some pics to Roco, and I have also talked to the Swedish importer about the possibilities of getting some extra shells for the Roco Multimaus, the Lenz LH 100 and set 90.

Real fun to make actually, and it´s a wee bit smaller than the Scania´s and Volvo´s that I custom paint normally....;)

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Is this what they mean when they talk about Graff-ic artistry?

 

Ok, ok, the coat is on!

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Nice one! I've been wondering what to do with mine… something more Mondrian is perhaps more within the scope of my modest talent.

 

Maybe you've started something here… kind of reminds me of the old M3 art racing cars that BMW comissioned in the late 80s.

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Thanks for the comments on the paintjob https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_smile3.gif.

I have sent some pics to Roco, and I have also talked to the Swedish importer about the possibilities of getting some extra shells for the Roco Multimaus, the Lenz LH 100 and set 90.

Real fun to make actually, and it´s a wee bit smaller than the Scania´s and Volvo´s that I custom paint normally....https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_wink3.gif

 

OT, but reminds me of the Scania Centurions that were pimped up in Scotland with Terminator artwork, mid to late nineties I think.

 

 

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Hi all, I checked with Andy, and it´s allright for me to make some promotion for the painting services I can provide.

If someone is interested in a custom painted handset. Please contact me through PM or E-mail for more info, regarding pricing and what I can do for you on your handset.

 

Best regards: Michael Graff

 

I have some great ideas for Lenz LH 100´s as well ;)

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