Step 2: The Materials
Here's a list of the materials I used. Depending on what you have in mind, your own list may vary. Just make sure the spray paint can be used on plastics.
Small Screw-Driver set $varies
Exacto knife $varies
Old Newspaper >$.50
3M sandpaper 360 grade (see picture) >$1
Painting Tape (or masking tape, painting tape is better, no sticky residue) >$2.00
Model Master Spray-Paint (Primer, color, and gloss finish) around $6.00 each
Trim Sheet: Black (high gloss black surface, adhesive sticker used for model planes) $4.50
SuperCal 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (Printable Water-Slide Decals) $20.00 expensive!
When I was about to pay for all this at the cash I made a joke about how much cheaper everything would be if I had a sponsor. The man at the cash looked at me and asked what I was doing. So I told him about my project and mentioned I was going to make this instructable on it. To my delight, he offered me a discount in exchange for an honorable mention of where I purchased my supplies www.greathobbies.com
I love hobby shops. Just walking around and seeing everything displayed can be quiet inspirational. Most have everything from models to R/C Air-planes/cars, robotic kits, tools and lots building materials. At this particular store, the staff helped me find the proper kind of paint to use on the laptop and made helpful suggestions on the materials I should use for the other things I had in-mind. So thanks to the staff at Great Hobbies.