Decided to do this after a few drinks tonight, about an hour and a half from start to finish. My Olympus RC rangefinder which I picked up again earlier this week started to show signs of the leatherette lifting off at the squared edges. I peeled it off, cleaned the surfaces, and cut out the pieces from a giant lizard hide. Dry fit and then minor adjustments, and pliobonded on. I got two of the hides for ~$13 shipped, one already had a chunk used from it. A few DIY fixes and this once broken and aperture jammed camera, now looks quite nice and continues to snap great pictures.
Here are some pics.