This instructable shows how to take a cheap camera from target and make it look like a mini Leica M8 with around $27 including the camera. If you like miniature things, you will enjoy this instructable! To normal people, a Leica is basically the rolls-royce of cameras.
Step 1: Materials
A black Vivitar camera(look in the pics for the exact model)- $20
1 roll of black electrical tape- $3
1 roll of rubberized tape (look in the pictures to see what i am talking about, you can find it at home depot)- $3
1 roll of duct tape
1 dime- $0.10
A pair of scissors
Some Elmer's glue
Tip: Always look at the images before you start so that you don't mess up!
Step 2: The lens
Take the rubberized tape and wrap it around the lens. Cut the tape to the same size as the circumference of the lens on the camera. Then, put two pieces of electrical tape on either side of the place where the two ends of the rubberized tape meet.
Step 3: The silvery meshy part step 1
Cut out two pieces of rubberized tape approximately the length of the camera. Then with the first piece of tape, place it on top of the camera right on top of the lens. To mark where to cut the tape, feel the border of the lens with your fingernail and make several indents on the tape outlining the lens. With the scissors, cut the tape on those indents. Then, glue the tape onto the camera with the elmers glue. Trim the edges as needed.
Step 4: The silvery meshy part step 2
Now, take the other piece of rubberized tape and place it right below the first. Make indents with your fingernail and cut out around the lens. Glue it to the camera with the elmers glue. Trim as needed and as always, look at the pictures below.