Step 1: Materials/Tools
(I chose one with relevant dimensions 19x8 cm approximately. The third dimension isn't very important as we can cut it down to size.)
(preferably one coloured black. See pictures)
(I got these at a two euro shop.... for two euro! You can see an example of what I'm talking about here )
paint and paintbrushes
(I just used a few layers of black paint but a nice army green could work well and if you're skilled enough why not try adding camoflague effects to it!)
(I used Pritt Stick)
knobs from appliances
(I didn't use these but things like knobs from cookers might work as controls for adjusting frequency etc.)
(I used this to give a battered effect as iff cracks had formed that needed to be repaired. It was also handy for securing certain aspects together so if you're not using this then just use selotape or maybe paint over it if it's visible.)
Step 2: Cutting the Box Down to Size
Step 3: Fitting the Speakers
Step 4: Painting
Step 5: Putting It Together and Finishing Off
For my purposes I wanted a "beaten up" looking radio so I used yellow insulation tape across most of it and I also used it to help secure the speakers, antenna and wires that I left visible. Use as much or as little as you want!
For the back cover I made some basic "hinges" out of tape so that I could place the wires and MP3 player inside.
That's pretty much it! if there are any questions/suggestions or if I was unclear about anything then please comment :) thanks!