December 31, 2008

Metal Flake Les Paul Faceplates

Back in February of this year I became a little.. obsessed.. with achieving an actual metal flake paintjob on a fake plastic guitar. You know, something like real world guitar metal flake finishes:


Well, I finally figured out how to replicate an awesome looking metallic flake paintjob, and I spent most of February doing a whole bunch in different styles and colors, using Guitar Hero III Les Paul faceplates as the base. They totally rock, but I went a little overboard. I have too many!

Here’s an example; this one is black metallic spraypaint, with green to gold iridescent fine flakes.

black metallic flake les paul faceplate

black metallic flake les paul faceplate, closeup

The larger (medium) flakes are awesome as well; here’s a closeup of the pink metallic flake I made for my wife.

pink metallic flake, medium, les paul guitar faceplate, closeup

Well, I am now selling most of the metallic flake Les Paul faceplates I made on Etsy:

Click here to visit the Fake Plastic Rock Etsy shop

These were all a labor of love, and they look amazing. Hopefully they can find a good home to a fellow fake plastic rocker who owns a Les Paul fake plastic guitar for the Xbox 360 or PS3, and appreciates an awesome fake plastic guitar paintjob as much as I do..

Those look great! Would you be willing to do one for GH:WT? (faceplates finally available on Redoctane’s site)

January 1, 2009 at 9:32 am

> Would you be willing to do one for GH:WT?

I am going to do one for GH:WT, and document the process here.. I just got the two faceplates I ordered from the Red Octane store, so I have at least 1 extra original faceplate now!

Jeff Atwood
January 1, 2009 at 3:25 pm

See, this is why the RB strats need faceplates.

January 1, 2009 at 8:07 pm

I would definitely be interested in buying one in red for GH:WT, if you get around to it…

January 1, 2009 at 11:56 pm

Those all look excellent. If you were to make a faceplate like the red and white guitar you included, I would be first in line. I wanna rock out like Marty McFly at the Enchantment Under The Sea dance.

And yes, I’m serious.

January 2, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Are you going to make any for the Wii?

January 4, 2009 at 6:59 am

Ok, so is this blog totally done now? Seriously i check it everyday and nothing…. almost a whole month. Can you really find NO new news about rockband to put up here? if not, you’re not looking hard enough!

k dogg
January 20, 2009 at 8:30 pm

It comes in waves.

January 22, 2009 at 3:43 pm

I just noticed a Seattle based company is selling stickers for your RockBand/Guitar Hero Guitar.

Pretty sure the will ship US wide, and will size it accordingly:; click on “blog”

February 24, 2009 at 2:46 pm

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