It's a good news, bad news sort of story. I finished the HRAP3 modding project tonight... but not as hoped. I received my new pimped-out clear cyan ball top today. The art was ready, the plan was in place and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist was on in the background. I spent about 2 hours today trying to make the mod work.
Here's what it looked like upon completion:
Pretty sweet, huh? Well, I burned through 5 copies of the art to reach this stage. I was pretty happy with the results. And then I started to tighten the screws and the art started to bulge out. The template I used was not quite perfect and my plan was also imperfect it seems.For a few glorious moments I was very proud of this achievement but it was not to be. I had to accept that this will not work the way I planned and so I removed the art. I'm defeated for now but I still have one copy of artwork left and I'll try again after doing dome more research.
Here's how the stick looks now:
Still good but not quite as Mega.