Posted the 3rd day of March in 2008 by Riley.
I've had this idea for a custom Frogman for a long time now, but I finally got all the parts and the time to put it together. The Black Spots Frogman was my ideal choice for this one because it's the only Frogman with orange text on the module. The purple LCD number display is also really striking.
|Black Spots GW-200RB-1JF|
In order to create the custom Frogman I had to scrape up a white band and bezel. The GW-206K band would be preferable, but they're near impossible to get right now and there's no whale on it.
|Original GW-205K Band and GW-206K Bezel|
I've been on an orange G-Shock kick lately, so I break out the RIT dye again. I chose a mix of Sunshine Orange and Scarlet dye that I really like.
1. Heat up pan of water to just below boiling (enough to cover all resin parts).
2. Add RIT dye to water and thoroughly mix (dye amount varies by color).
3. Place resin parts in water and stir every 1-2 minutes.
4. Remove parts when desired color is reached (about 20 minutes for me).
5. Rinse off and wash parts with soap and warm water.
Remember to remove the parts from the water whenever adding dye to keep the color even.
I had to soak the bezel longer and increase the concentration a bit to get it to match the band.
|Orange GW-205K Band and GW-206K Bezel|
Once the resin pieces are dyed it's time to assemble all the necessary pieces.
|All the parts are ready to go|
The parts all go back together and I have a finished G-Shock.
|Orange Black Spots Backside|
|Orange Black Spots Frontside|
This one is my new favorite orange Frogman; the only one I've ever seen. The orange text on the Black Spot module along with the purple LCD really compliment the new orange bezel and band.
And so concludes the three part custom orange G-Shocks project.