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Substance 360
02-24-2006, 02:57 PM
Well, i get alot of the faceplates, but i was wondering, what is the genral opinion of them ?

I really like them , but some people just say its a rip-off. You ?

Predator360
02-24-2006, 03:00 PM
I want to get the blue one like you Subs. I will get a couple as soon as I go to Cardiff.

Substance 360
02-24-2006, 03:06 PM
Well, i got Hot Rod,Woody,Sun,White but no Chrome/silver yet.

Crash
02-24-2006, 03:07 PM
Yes, I have one.

http://xbox360achievements.org/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=182.0;id=4;image

I think they are worth getting if the price is right. Some of the ones you see on ebay for $100.00+ are way too much.

Substance 360
02-24-2006, 03:08 PM
Yes, I have one.

http://xbox360achievements.org/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=182.0;id=4;image

I think they are worth getting if the price is right. Some of the ones you see on ebay for $100.00+ are way too much.


Jesus, thats very good. Do tell, its custom right ?

Predator360
02-24-2006, 03:12 PM
Yes, I have one.

http://xbox360achievements.org/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=182.0;id=4;image

I think they are worth getting if the price is right. Some of the ones you see on ebay for $100.00+ are way too much.


Stunning faceplate.

BloodyBunnies
02-24-2006, 03:20 PM
I just have the one I got free with COD2... I dont plan on paying for one unless I find one thats badass.

graf1k
02-24-2006, 03:21 PM
I still don't even know how to take the default one off. I don't know, the idea is pretty cool but I haven't seen any that look worth $20 to me. The ones that were from that MTV thing are kind of nice looking, but I'm certianly not paying $100+ for one.

Crash
02-24-2006, 03:21 PM
Yes, it is a custom airbrushed faceplate. It was made by someone else (I don't have enough skill with an airbrush yet  ;) )

Substance 360
02-24-2006, 03:22 PM
I just have the one I got free with COD2... I dont plan on paying for one unless I find one thats badass.


I heard about that, its one that comes when you pre-order it right ? Its not available over here in the UK.  iIts a very nice faceplate. And to graf1k you just grab the bootm of the console and basically snap it off. Dont worry it doesnt break.

Predator360
02-24-2006, 03:26 PM
There are some nice facplates on EBAY.

longchap
02-24-2006, 03:31 PM
I have the Project Gotham Racing 3 face plate. Only wish my Xbox was black though.

nestler16
02-24-2006, 03:48 PM
i wish there were more faceplates.. i dont wanna get one with a game on it cause then in 6 months if i dont play that game anymore its pointless

Substance 360
02-24-2006, 03:49 PM
i wish there were more faceplates.. i dont wanna get one with a game on it cause then in 6 months if i dont play that game anymore its pointless


Well yeah but i wouldnt put a faceplate on to reflect what im playing, just if it looked good, and the COD 2 one looks good.

nestler16
02-24-2006, 03:51 PM
it does but id rather have one that was more design oriented tehn a game one

Substance 360
02-24-2006, 04:28 PM
it does but id rather have one that was more design oriented tehn a game one


Oh K whats your opinion on that faceplate though, does it look good ?

P1NSEEKER
02-24-2006, 04:36 PM
The idea of a faceplate is kinda good but it looks out of place when the rest of the casing is white dont you think?

I was considering purchasing a skin for my 360 but ive heard horror stories of the skins not aligning properly so i dunno :-\

Substance 360
02-24-2006, 05:19 PM
The idea of a faceplate is kinda good but it looks out of place when the rest of the casing is white dont you think?

I was considering purchasing a skin for my 360 but ive heard horror stories of the skins not aligning properly so i dunno   :-\


Yeah thats what i regeret MS doing, is the rest of the casing being white, if its hidden and you cant see the rest its fine, but otherwise i suppose it does look a little odd, although then you have to match them. I think the sun faceplate matches the white casing the most.

RoughOutline
02-24-2006, 08:40 PM
I was thinking of getting the Hot Rod faceplate, but it would look out of place with the white sides. It's a shame there are only 3 available here in the UK. Hopefully there will be some more released in the coming months.

Minty
02-24-2006, 08:48 PM
theres more than 3 isnt there? im sure iv seen way more. and customising is the way forward

RoughOutline
02-24-2006, 09:01 PM
There's four. My mistake. :P

I wouldn't mind having a customised faceplate, but I'd have no idea what to put on it, and I wouldn't know where to get it done.

Minty
02-24-2006, 09:16 PM
depending on next weekend i may be doing them :P

depends how good mine turn out lol

Substance 360
02-24-2006, 10:03 PM
I was thinking of getting the Hot Rod faceplate, but it would look out of place with the white sides. It's a shame there are only 3 available here in the UK. Hopefully there will be some more released in the coming months.


Im a UK'er too brother. I also have the Hot rod faceplate and it really depends on your point of view. Sometimes i look at it and think it isnt very nice, and other times i look at it great.

Predator360
02-25-2006, 05:57 PM
I'm hopeing to design my own faceplate soon.

KillarPenguin
02-25-2006, 06:16 PM
I'd rather save my money and buy games.

Substance 360
02-25-2006, 06:49 PM
I'd rather save my money and buy games.


I bet in about a year you ll be so damm tempted of changing that white ;D

KillarPenguin
02-25-2006, 07:05 PM
Not really, I don't really care about the color of my 360 or the faceplate. I just want to have fun playing the games.

Winwood
02-25-2006, 08:27 PM
I've got a custom one with some Halo 2 images and my gamertag on it. There will be a lot more choice as more games come out :)

ianc125
02-25-2006, 09:44 PM
you should post a picture of it winwood

so far i dont have any but i cant seem to come to spending $20 on one

Winwood
02-25-2006, 11:09 PM
Ta da -
http://www.kenyani.com/wayne/halo.jpg

And the other one.

http://www.kenyani.com/wayne/ryu.jpg

I used My Tego to make them into stickers and attached them to two black faceplates from play.com.

ianc125
02-25-2006, 11:25 PM
not bad i like them

g4m3r7ag
02-25-2006, 11:30 PM
yea those are pretty cool

Winwood
02-25-2006, 11:52 PM
Thanks. I think it would be pretty cool if Bungie organised Halo 2 faceplates - you give them your gamertag and symbol and they put it on a faceplate. Unlikely? Yeah but somebody will do it eventually. Maybe with their next project or another developer.

KMB 316
02-25-2006, 11:59 PM
faceplates own, i tried to paint my white one but lets just say it dindt turn out good :'(

Minty
02-26-2006, 12:01 AM
faceplates own, i tried to paint my white one but lets just say it dindt turn out good :'(


you got to do a lot of work to get it right. it either needs keying or priming first, then base coat then the real artwork and then the laquer layer

KMB 316
02-26-2006, 12:05 AM
faceplates own, i tried to paint my white one but lets just say it dindt turn out good :'(


you got to do a lot of work to get it right. it either needs keying or priming first, then base coat then the real artwork and then the laquer layer


i really want to ivnest in a airbrushing set, actually right now im genna go check ebay.

Minty
02-26-2006, 12:23 AM
faceplates own, i tried to paint my white one but lets just say it dindt turn out good :'(


you got to do a lot of work to get it right. it either needs keying or priming first, then base coat then the real artwork and then the laquer layer


i really want to ivnest in a airbrushing set, actually right now im genna go check ebay.


i paid about $18 for the airbrush with gas, another $25 dollars on paints, $20 dollars on faceplates and now just need the time to do it. and then got to work on the website :P

Substance 360
02-26-2006, 12:53 AM
faceplates own, i tried to paint my white one but lets just say it dindt turn out good :'(


you got to do a lot of work to get it right. it either needs keying or priming first, then base coat then the real artwork and then the laquer layer


i really want to ivnest in a airbrushing set, actually right now im genna go check ebay.


i paid about $18 for the airbrush with gas, another $25 dollars on paints, $20 dollars on faceplates and now just need the time to do it. and then got to work on the website  :P




All this talk, im hoping to get into customizing faceplates myself

Minty
02-26-2006, 12:55 AM
yeah same here, just bought a few websites in case it takes off lol

Substance 360
02-26-2006, 01:00 AM
yeah same here, just bought a few websites in case it takes off lol



Lol the admins on here bought up all of the achievment names, how fast is it to buy a website then ?

Minty
02-26-2006, 01:02 AM
bout 2 minutes lol. quite easy

added www.custom360faceplates.com and .co.uk to the portfolio. just got to design the sites lol

Substance 360
02-26-2006, 01:05 AM
bout 2 minutes lol. quite easy

added www.custom360faceplates.com and .co.uk to the portfolio. just got to design the sites lol



Cool.

scoobydiesel
02-26-2006, 09:27 PM
i like faceplates i only own one so far(free cod2 one) but once i find a jaguar one ill buy that, id also like to get a custmized one still waiting for this person to reply

Substance 360
02-27-2006, 04:27 PM
i like faceplates i only own one so far(free cod2 one) but once i find a jaguar one ill buy that, id also like to get a custmized one still waiting for this person to reply



What jaguar one ?

g4m3r7ag
02-27-2006, 05:20 PM
i think he said if and when theirs a jaguar one or somethin of that nature

Minty
02-27-2006, 05:31 PM
i like faceplates i only own one so far(free cod2 one) but once i find a jaguar one ill buy that, id also like to get a custmized one still waiting for this person to reply



What jaguar one ?


as in his merican football team, not as in big cat

Oryan
02-27-2006, 07:42 PM
What are the best online stores for faceplates? I rather get a faceplate then a vinyl. I didn't like my vinyl on my regular xbox since it started to peel off just a tad.

Substance 360
02-28-2006, 07:54 PM
What are the best online stores for faceplates? I rather get a faceplate then a vinyl. I didn't like my vinyl on my regular xbox since it started to peel off just a tad.


Vinyl, the stickers right ? Yeah mine peeled, just get regular faceplates. Since i am from Uk and you prbs USA, i cant really recommend anywhere, in the UK i get the off play.com, cheaper and all round better.

nestler16
03-03-2006, 07:19 PM
yea i wish they had more football teams.. i really want a bears one or a white sox

cotteneyekeith
03-04-2006, 12:51 AM
faceplates r silly just money money money for xbox give a kid a paint brush and let them lose on ye xbox

scoobydiesel
03-04-2006, 07:59 AM
Madcatz have a Jacksonvilel Jaguar faceplate i jsut dont know if it was officaly released they seem to ahve only sent out certain teams, witch blows!

KMB 316
03-04-2006, 11:53 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v496/bigjonny/15b766d5.jpg

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

BucklingLeader
03-05-2006, 12:51 AM
Faceplates = worthless

scoobydiesel
03-05-2006, 01:02 AM
wow that faceplate is awesome......really really cool

cotteneyekeith
03-05-2006, 05:41 PM
il stay with the stickers thanks

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f181/cotteneye/x360sticker1.jpg

you can get custom plates and stickers for $9.99 still half the price
http://www.decalgirl.com/browse.cfm/4,4109.htm

Spitfirex007
03-05-2006, 06:27 PM
I like the idea. But I wouldn't spend 20 bucks on one unless it was really cool looking. Or if I get it free with a pre order or something.

PaleGringo
03-05-2006, 06:57 PM
My TV stand and setup are all silver-ish, so I had to go with the sivler faceplate so that I don't have a stark white console in the middle of my entertainment unit. Fashionable, it is.

SpideR NY
03-08-2006, 02:57 AM
I also have a yankees one for vertical but heres my horizontal:
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e141/SpideR420/spidey1.jpg

ianc125
03-08-2006, 02:59 AM
i havn't found one thats worth spending $20 on yet

I also dont have a reason for one yet

Chimaera
03-08-2006, 11:48 AM
I don't like faceplates, as the faceplate doesn't fit with the rest of the case.

I'm more interested in complete case mods, like the ones team Xtender is preparing.

http://www.teamxtender.com/news/uploads/black3.jpg

^^ Still is a design, but it sure does look great

P1NSEEKER
03-08-2006, 01:11 PM
^^^ = :eek:

That looks awesome hope they make it soon

Tron
03-08-2006, 01:17 PM
im going to be a remote control car chasis on my 360 so that i never have to get up to but a disk in... then ill paint it.

cotteneyekeith
03-08-2006, 04:32 PM
I don't like faceplates, as the faceplate doesn't fit with the rest of the case.

I'm more interested in complete case mods, like the ones team Xtender is preparing.

http://www.teamxtender.com/news/uploads/black3.jpg

^^ Still is a design, but it sure does look greathttp://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f181/cotteneye/6466141.jpg

OK THINK IM GOING TO MOD ME XBOX FU)K IT if it breaks it breaks any1 got some tips how i canmake mine like that one

prime it with car spary ,spray it with mat black car spray use some metal cutters and add a green light i guess

ConnSol
03-09-2006, 08:37 PM
Yeah im with you cotteneyekeith on the whole case modding

TimidKillah
03-10-2006, 12:42 AM
Case modding gets very addicting. I started with my Dreamcast:eek:. Been doing it ever since. Led the way to building my own computers. Basically the same concept.

Alive741
03-12-2006, 03:14 AM
I just purchased a Zero Hour faceplate today for the low low price of $12 shipped. Does anyone else on this forum own it? Does it look better than the pictures I saw?

Just curious..

WingWarp
03-13-2006, 01:09 AM
for what they are im mean comon who really wants a 15$ chunk of plastuc!!!!

for 15$ get a spry paint can LOL:eek:

there very abtrusove on the entertanment rack we have sitting next to our plasma tv !

KMB 316
03-13-2006, 01:10 AM
I just purchased a Zero Hour faceplate today for the low low price of $12 shipped. Does anyone else on this forum own it? Does it look better than the pictures I saw?

Just curious..


damn ebay??

Sarge McLarge
03-13-2006, 06:37 AM
I just purchased a Zero Hour faceplate today for the low low price of $12 shipped. Does anyone else on this forum own it? Does it look better than the pictures I saw?

Just curious..

Are you sure what you bought wasn't a skin of the Zero Hour faceplate, because the actual faceplates usually go for $100+ on eBay.

Alive741
03-13-2006, 12:57 PM
Well, it's supposed to ship today, it was a person on another web site, I asked him to describe it after I paid for it, and he described a white and green faceplate with some brown areas that said Zero Hour on it. I know what they're worth, that's why I paid for it so quickly!

We'll see.

Alive741
03-13-2006, 12:57 PM
I should add that he had sold a 360 itself on that site and some other high ticket items and had all positive feedback..

Alive741
03-13-2006, 10:26 PM
The dude said he shipped it today..keeping my fingers crossed! :P

xfrancox
03-21-2006, 12:55 PM
I bought a camo faceplate from Target. I like it, except it says TZ at the bottom. Other than that, I like it just fine. It was like $12 I believe.

Chimaera
03-21-2006, 01:56 PM
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f181/cotteneye/6466141.jpg

OK THINK IM GOING TO MOD ME XBOX FU)K IT if it breaks it breaks any1 got some tips how i canmake mine like that one

prime it with car spary ,spray it with mat black car spray use some metal cutters and add a green light i guess

Team Xtender has confirmed that the design contest has come to an end. The best designs (including the one from the pic) will go in production in April!

Codeg34
03-21-2006, 03:09 PM
Myself, I just took a sticker of Stewie from The Family Guy, cropped it and put it over my IR sensor. It was cheap, it was fairly easy to do, and it looks cool. I'm at work right now, but when I get back to the house I'll post a pic.

RHINOTRONICScom
03-23-2006, 04:15 AM
here is a whole collection on ebay for sale
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8270590166&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

SANZA
03-23-2006, 01:24 PM
Well, it's supposed to ship today, it was a person on another web site, I asked him to describe it after I paid for it, and he described a white and green faceplate with some brown areas that said Zero Hour on it. I know what they're worth, that's why I paid for it so quickly!

We'll see.

alive i have that one currently on my 360 and it looks nice probably not the nicest looking overall but for me i love it :D you'll be happy with yours

RHINOTRONICScom
03-23-2006, 01:30 PM
I just purchased a Zero Hour faceplate today for the low low price of $12 shipped. Does anyone else on this forum own it? Does it look better than the pictures I saw?

Just curious..
im gonna bet its not real. in the very slim chance you got an actual zero hour faceplate for 12.00 you got extremly lucky. what is the auction number i can look right at it and tell you if it is real , unless they pictured a real one and ship you a fake or something. but i will look at it for you. since i own a few of them and i am selling some myself. but deffinatly not for 12.00

P1NSEEKER
03-23-2006, 01:36 PM
here is a whole collection on ebay for sale
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8270590166&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

Have you just signed up to this site to advertise your ebay auctions?

Minty
03-23-2006, 01:56 PM
yeah, Rhino also can you read this http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1844

KMB as well....

SpideR NY
03-26-2006, 04:41 AM
Rhino you are on crack with that auction.

fvkasm2x
10-22-2014, 06:49 PM
Sorry for the old bump... but I did a forum search for "faceplate" and this thread came up.

I've never purchased a faceplate before. I did buy a console skin or whatever you call the big stickers for the entire console.

Would be interested in seeing how many people vote in this poll, now that it has been "resurrected"

How many of you guys bought faceplates?

GamerPerfection
10-22-2014, 07:37 PM
Sorry for the old bump...
Don't worry, it's only an 8 year old thread...

Lavindathar
10-22-2014, 07:42 PM
Personally, no.

Barad
10-22-2014, 10:10 PM
Sometimes it's just better to make a new thread lol. OP, no..wherever you are.

Rymt
10-22-2014, 10:53 PM
I've never purchased a faceplate before. I did buy a console skin or whatever you call the big stickers for the entire console.

I bought one of these as well. I got mine off eBay for about $8. This is the one I'd bought.

http://www.isalehoo.com/image/cache/data/xbox360_slim/BOX1015-32-800x800.jpg

fvkasm2x
10-22-2014, 11:19 PM
I bought one of these as well. I got mine off eBay for about $8. This is the one I'd bought.

http://www.isalehoo.com/image/cache/data/xbox360_slim/BOX1015-32-800x800.jpg

Nice. I overpaid for my 2 I think... but they are cool. Got a Transformers one and a Fallout 3 one.

I see some on sale right now for about 5 bucks cheaper each... oh well.

Barad : Sometimes it's just better to make a new thread lol. OP, no..wherever you are.

Ha ha. Just trying to save some space on the forum :dance:

Sheep Ballz
10-22-2014, 11:39 PM
Reviving an 8 year old thread?

That has to be some sort of record....

fvkasm2x
10-22-2014, 11:50 PM
Reviving an 8 year old thread?

That has to be some sort of record....

Well #4 on my XBA pet peeves list is "People who ask the same question that's already been asked. Use the Forum Search function!"


People who revive old/dead threads is only #18 on the list, so it's obvious which choice was the smart one to make! lol