As carefully as possible, of course
Anyone who got their hands on the wrist-encapsulating replica Pip-Boy with their copy of Fallout 4 might feel a dissonance between the dirty, grimy in-game world and the shiny coat of paint on the device. For a place where nothing is brand new anymore, the Pip-Boy looks awfully pristine.
Bill Doran, a video game prop modder, took it up himself to give that thing the rusted, half-broken appearance it deserves. Through some meticulous painting, stenciling, and dismantling, he ended up with a Pip-Boy that looks a lot something you might find lying beside a dead body.
If you want the outcome of this video but don’t possess the know-how, here’s a little hack for you: Fill a bucket with water. Find a dirt pile. Throw water on dirt pile. You’ve made mud. Throw Pip-Boy in mud. Grab your skateboard. Do an ollie over the mud. Boom. You now have a dirty Pip-Boy.