Personalize your LA SARDINA!

2013-02-07 6

When I received a La Sardina from a nice user on Saturday, I immediately set to work to change it. Even if I had to decide first what do I do now.

My first I’ve painted with green and black paint, as you can read here in my german tipster Bemale deine La Sardina doch einfach neu! .

About how the camera is best broken down into its individual parts, I recommend the article from phalanx , by which I was really convinced to make the camera finally new.

But now the current version!

You will need:

  • La Sardina ;)
  • scissors
  • scalpel
  • adhesive film
  • screwdriver
  • Pattex

So first dissect your camera with the above instructions. Just remember which screws you’ve taken out. The adhesive metal discs I’ve put on a plastic stapler where I could them easily.

I then cut out all the parts in pieces about the size of the adhesive film. Then I went to the easy parts such as front and back, then the border. The adhesive film I cut either with a small scissors or scalpel. The holes I could most easily cut with a thin very sharp scalpel.

Then I was ready to replace the pieces. I glued the metal plates again with Pattex, also the two rivets.

To paste the flash was a little harder. I was working range step by step to the side panels. First, I have a pen paint copies of the curves on paper. Then transferred to the film and adapted slowly in small steps the rest.

So here is the little beauty:

This method was more easy than the one to paint, but I like both of course. And each was worth the work. Now it matches to the design of my beloved SX-70.

And now a big THANK YOU to mapix , who received for exchange one of my bags made of felt for his La Sardina :D

Enough again from you tinker-aunt Pearlgirl.

Das wars mal wieder von eurer Basteltante Pearlgirl.

written by pearlgirl77 on 2013-02-07 #gear #tutorials #art #girl #diy #new #sweet #tipster #handmade #la-sardina #self-adhesive-foil #phone-book-edition
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  1. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    thank you @brommi :D

  2. hollyelizabeth_
    hollyelizabeth_ ·

    looks amazing!

  3. castiana
    castiana ·

    aw, cute!

  4. pearlgirl77
    pearlgirl77 ·

    thank you :D

  5. bsdunek
    bsdunek ·

    I agree castiana, very cute! Not for a guy, though.

  6. luffyblu
    luffyblu ·

    I want one like this for myself! :)

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