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Simple MIY: Mod It Yourself

Who hasn't been amazed by seeing someone, either on the site or in real life, with a modded camera ? I know I have... Telling myself: "aw man, that looks so cool, I wish my Diana were more original than it already is!" Well here's a little something that I hope, will give some of you the motivation needed to MIY: Mod It Yourself !

First I had to choose, which camera I wanted to mod. Easy pick: in my opinion, the easiest mutable lomo camera, the Diana F+.

I didn’t go for something too hard to do, I’m on vacation and didn’t want to pull my hair out, trying to figure out what cool mod i could do. I did have in mind at first an R2D2 mod (but that implied buying extra parts to add to the camera). So i just went for a simple Pokemon paintjob.

The Diana F+ is a plastic camera, so you don’t want to use any Graffiti spray paint on it. Acrylic paint is the way to go. Plus you get to paint old school with a paint brush, instead of just spraying on a cap.
The coolest part ? You can paint whatever you like on your favorite camera ! I chose Pikachu. My favorite pokemon. Come on… he freaking shoots lightning blots out of his cheeks and body!

Pikachu is definitly a winner !

Usefull things to remember:
1. clean you camera first, dust and paint don’t mix well
2. be sure to tape any part that you don’t want paint to get on (or remove em if possible)
3. take the time to do a draft of your masterpiece, you can even outline your draft with a crayon
4. HAVE FUN painting your camera, I know I did !

Voila, hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I did typing it.

Lomolove on people !

written by mikahsupageek

59 comments

  1. ongrui

    ongrui

    a pokemon? are you serious? how old are you - like 4 or something?

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  2. calebski

    calebski

    awesome tipster mikah!

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  3. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    pikachu,mikah! :D

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  4. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    @ongrui does it really matter how old I am ? and to answer your question yes I'm serious about letting my inner child express itself !
    @calebski & @adi_totp Thanks guys =)

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  5. azzzy

    azzzy

    cool shit! cant wait for my hols to get started on my holga.

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  6. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    @azzzy thanks buddy =)

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  7. superlighter

    superlighter

    it's nice! never kill the child in you :)

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  8. juanix

    juanix

    so cute mikah!

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  9. catarella

    catarella

    Ahah! Super! =D Pikachu is just the right pokemon for the camera! It also flashes! :D

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  10. reneg88

    reneg88

    hahahaha! so cute! gotta catch 'em all!

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  11. mochilis

    mochilis

    Cute!!!

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  12. brettac

    brettac

    My Diana Mini, I did it a few months ago with some tape, a handmade stencil, and some spray paint :)
    http://www.lomograph(…)os/11939455

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  13. jeabzz

    jeabzz

    yeah funky mod :D stay kid ;)

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  14. copefan

    copefan

    never act your age.......... as it means you are far too old!
    Love the camera i might even pimp one of my Dianas.......

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  15. nural

    nural

    OMG that is soooo cute! I wanna do something like this but I'm afraid if I screw up, I'll hate the cam :(

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  16. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    @brettac cool mod dude =) love the pink mustache :)
    @copefan be sure to post here a link of a photo if you do mod yours =)
    @nural if you use acrylic paint like said above, um the paint is easily removed if necessary, and nothing stops you from repainting over the first coat of paint =) you can also take the time on the draft if you're too afraid of screwing it up on the first try =)
    @All thanks for sweet comments =) Kids Mind Rulez

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  17. freezedudul

    freezedudul

    wow can u paint my diana f+ too mikah? :D

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  18. elletra

    elletra

    fantastic! great idea, it's super cute too!!!

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  19. kiteflyin

    kiteflyin

    I do believe this has made my day.

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  20. bryson

    bryson

    cant wait to do this on my holga! :)

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  21. storyteller

    storyteller

    great job, Mikah.
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  22. randomteaparties

    randomteaparties

    This looks like fun. Great job on your cam.
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  23. alicemichele

    alicemichele

    aw, i love it!
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  24. drhenryjekyll

    drhenryjekyll

    Ahah... Pika Power :D ... Funny, but not for mine ! I'd prefer a Boba Fett Mod :D

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  25. shoujoai

    shoujoai

    Love it, so cool :3

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  26. savethemarianne

    savethemarianne

    Such a good idea, and I'm a proud pokemon fan too!!

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  27. warning

    warning

    Pika and Mikah, nice team. Well done señorito.

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  28. ndroo

    ndroo

    Cute! Cool!

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  29. peteparker

    peteparker

    really cool!

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  30. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    @freezedudul hahaha sure, but I believe you'll have more fun doing it yourself =)
    @kiteflyin Glad it has =)
    @bryson Be sure to show me once you've done it =)
    @drhenryjekyll GO GO GO Boba Fet rocks too =)
    @savethemarianne Gotta catch em all =)
    @all the others THANKS everyone =)

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  31. fed

    fed

    Nice job.I bet you get some confused faces when you´re shooting out in the street!
    Here´s my modded Holga: http://www.facebook.(…)=1036634691

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  32. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    @fed Thanks =) yer I do see confused faces when i'm shooting in the streets, usually kids are the most intrigued and ask me is that a real pokemon camera ? :p cool red mod on the holga, i've been meaning to paint my LCA too to have it black and red =) wheel of fortune on the rewind knob too ? :p

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  33. jcwolf

    jcwolf

    Pokelomo!

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  34. katzpe

    katzpe

    I love it! Ive been meaning to mod my Holga, maybe now I'll be inspired enough to actually do it.

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  35. cannibalistickiwi

    cannibalistickiwi

    Oh pikachu- what a lovely camera you make~
    If I were to do a poke-cam I would have done Raikou hands down though x3
    Infact... I might have to take some paint to my Oktomat now~

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  36. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    @katzpe Be sure to show us if you do =)
    @cannibalistickiwi Thank you =) paint that red spider-eyed camera ;)

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  37. ghost

    ghost

    i paint my holga, often. its fun! :D

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  38. lola_moon

    lola_moon

    very cute and fun! rock on with yr inner child =)

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  39. monga

    hey there, love the idea.. i live in india and its hot and sweaty for most of the year..will the acrylic paint stick to the hand if there is any moisture?
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  40. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    @monga As long as you give enough time for the paint to dry once you've finished painting your camera, it shouldn't stick to your hands even with a lot of moisture in the air !

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  41. giuli

    giuli

    i believe this is my favorite camera EVER! well done :D

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  42. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    @giuli thanks =)

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  43. hannah_cinnamon

    hannah_cinnamon

    very cool i'm definitely going to do my diana mini
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  44. nation_of_pomation

    nation_of_pomation

    Pokemon will always be the coolest thing in the world, it's just a question of which are your favorite. I have no idea how I'd paint a Holga to look like Alakazam or Gengar, though.

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  45. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    @nation_of_pomation Gengar will probably be easier to pain, purple base, white teeth, black lining, and pinkish eyes ! easy peasy ;) do it :p

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  46. ashdammett

    ashdammett

    Someone paint a hello kitty Diana!!
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  47. bccbarbosa

    bccbarbosa

    I wanna paint a lightning bolt on one of my cameras!! Great idea Mikah!! Thnx for the tip and please never grow old!! =)

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  48. johnnyhotcakes

    johnnyhotcakes

    so nice!

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  49. batness

    batness

    Interesting! My Instructable on how to paint a Diana was featured on Instructables. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-paint-a-plastic-camera/ Would be cool if it was on Tipster so those who aren't able to paint with a brush can learn to DIY a camera too! :D
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  50. leendabob

    leendabob

    so cute!

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  51. hidings

    hidings

    How cute!

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  52. a__beautifulsound

    a__beautifulsound

    Very cute mod! I love the Pikachu :D
    I've always wanted to give my Holga a nice paintjob, but I have yet to decide how to decorate her~

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  53. ashrafkuma

    ashrafkuma

    niceeeeeeeee :D

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  54. susielomovitz

    susielomovitz

    wooooooooow! love it! how many have you painted??? really nice!

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  55. shoujoai

    shoujoai

    Is it water resistant?

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  56. jusrina

    jusrina

    this is so cute! do you think that it'll work for a holga 135bc?
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  57. nural

    nural

    lol r2d2 would be cute too!!! But this is really lovely!!! Nice paint job!

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  58. alexiagraphy

    alexiagraphy

    hahahahahahahaha X''D oh god, so nice :'D

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  59. aoizumi

    aoizumi

    Oh this must be the most awesome mod i've seen! I guess matching Charmander/Bulbasaur/Squirtle Dianas are in order :D

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