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06-12-2015, 09:31 PM - 7 Likes   #1
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I Made a Panda Q

Playing around with some donor spare parts from another Q, I made a mini Me of my K-01. Another Non Marc Newson Original..LOL I give you Panda Q!
I will be switching out the dials for the Black ones over the weekend...

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It's very Q't
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I'm impressed.
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..being the proud owner of a Panda K-01 myself I can't say nothing but "bravo!" ;-)

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QuoteOriginally posted by GuitarGuru76 Quote
Playing around with some donor spare parts from another Q, I made a mini Me of my K-01. Another Non Marc Newson Original..LOL I give you Panda Q!
I will be switching out the dials for the Black ones over the weekend...
Very interesting. Would u elaborate more on what you actually do to the Q?
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Very interesting. Would u elaborate more on what you actually do to the Q?
Well, Raider. Its nothing more than some old fashioned Kit bashing from my model building days. I had acquired another non working Q, the black model. I just began swapping parts off of it to put on my white model. I never really liked the off white grip area on my Q. it didn't match the body white. So, I now have a Panda Q.
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The Q looks good
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Well-done. If I tried something similar it would end up looking like Franken-Panda-Q and would probably not even work any longer.

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To anyone who wants to do sort of the same thing without taking their Q apart there's this guy.

http://www.aki-asahi.com/store/html/Pentax-Q/Leather/QColorLeatherKit.php

He's from japan and makes custom leather stickers for different cameras. I've dealt with him before with replacing my X100's leather to blue.
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To anyone who wants to do sort of the same thing without taking their Q apart there's this guy.

http://www.aki-asahi.com/store/html/Pentax-Q/Leather/QColorLeatherKit.php

He's from japan and makes custom leather stickers for different cameras. I've dealt with him before with replacing my X100's leather to blue.
His kits fit perfectly once you remove the OEM faux-leatherette stickers. I ordered both the brown and a wine-red kits, and he threw in a hot-pink ostrich skin "for practice."
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His kits fit perfectly once you remove the OEM faux-leatherette stickers. I ordered both the brown and a wine-red kits, and he threw in a hot-pink ostrich skin "for practice."
Did you get them for your Q? Do you have pics?

I emailed him about Q7 kits, he says its in the prototype stage, no idea when it's gonna come out though.
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That is very cool. Pentax really should make a stormtrooper/panda Q!
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Aki Asahi sent some skins for my RX100. Fits like a crocodile skin glove, which is what it is.... :-) And he sent the pink ostrich skin one as well which I will swap out should my wife decide to be a more dedicated photographer.
Also purchased the foam in a range of sizes so I was able to repair my old film bodies... good products all.
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The panda Q looks great GuitarGuru76! Fabulous job.
thanks for sharing
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The Q is fun.
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The panda Q looks great GuitarGuru76! Fabulous job.
thanks for sharing
barondla

The Q is fun.
Thanks barondla. It is back on the workbench for the dial swap to the black ones. Then it will be complete.
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