There are several guys building NX-Otica's right now including myself. Please post your build pics here.
I textured and painted my bases to look like a block of granite. I first rolled them with a couple of coats of Duratex. Then three different colors of paint was used to give them the granite look. An artist buddy of mine, Ron Zimmerman, laid on the paint and had fun with it. Then I lightly sprinkled on some Copper colored paint using a tooth brush. I just flicked a little on them by pulling the bristles back with my thumb and letting them flick back making small specks.
It is hard to see the Copper flakes in the pictures, but when the light hits them they really pop.
Only the outside edges will show. So I clear coated them all the way around. That's why they look a little bare in the center (not as shiny).
The front baffles have been painted Copper to match the phase plugs on the woofers.
They were polished out and clear coated too.
Here is a close up of a base and a baffle.
I still have to roll coat the inside of the woofer holes and the back sides with Duratex.
I can't wait to get them together.