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Re: Star Wars Themed Upright Cabinet
« Reply #120 on: April 25, 2018, 10:26:08 am »
I agree with everyone else. Awesome project.

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« Reply #121 on: April 25, 2018, 10:28:24 am »
You've inspired me to learn how to use Inkscape - Now to make the time... 
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« Reply #122 on: April 25, 2018, 12:11:57 pm »
Wow - incredible.  You have really good workworking (and other) skills.  Love this cab.

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« Reply #123 on: April 26, 2018, 09:11:51 pm »
Wow - incredible.  You have really good workworking (and other) skills.  Love this cab.

Dude, Where have you been?! Iíve wondered how your basement remodel went. Post an update.

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« Reply #124 on: April 27, 2018, 09:48:07 am »
Wow - incredible.  You have really good workworking (and other) skills.  Love this cab.

Dude, Where have you been?! Iíve wondered how your basement remodel went. Post an update.

Haha - my house addition and basement renovation literally took years and almost all of my free time.  Kids are growing up and in a million activities.  Life gets in the way I guess.  Been getting the bug to build another cab even though I don't have any room!  The hope is that going forward I'll have some time for hobbies and stuff... but probably not  ;D

I'll see if I can find that old old old thread I started and post some pics of the final basement.

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Re: Star Wars Themed Upright Cabinet
« Reply #125 on: April 27, 2018, 06:15:48 pm »
Hey guys, thanks for the kind words. If thereís anything Iíve learned from this project itís that with enough determination and effort you can build a nice cabinet to be proud of no matter your baseline skill set. The support offered on this forum is very encouraging; I hope that this project can help continue that trend.

I should have an update very shortly! Work, jury duty, and other things have sidelined leisure activities to a degree, but I have been working on the frontend and other computer related things behind the scenes.

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« Reply #126 on: May 19, 2018, 05:27:44 pm »
Back with the final major update for this build! So shortly after finishing the marquee I started with what was one of the most satisfying steps: installing the side art. Part of the reason why it took so long to get to this is that I made a crucial error in inputting my measurements when creating the artwork dimensions. One of the corners was 1Ē off, which affected the slant of the border that lined the monitor opening. Consequently I had to reorder both sides from Brad. It was painful, andÖwell, my wife wasnít happy ($$$). But Iím dedicated to publish the reality of this process so I didnít want to hide anything; hopefully others can learn from mistakes like this lol. Now if youíll kindly gloss over that small detail letís get to the meat and potatoes of this post  :). Iím sad to say that I was too nervous to take pictures during installation of the side art. My only willing ďhelperĒ is 5 years old, so with it being a one man install and learning during my first attempt at this I was too worried I would mess something up. I know, it would have added to the entertainment factor of this thread, so Iím sorry for that  :'(. The material that Brad (known as Lucian045 around here) uses for his prints is very user friendly. There were a few times I had a bubble that I thought would cause a problem, but they smoothed out perfectly with just a few passes with the squeegee.

Once the side art was on I installed the t-molding. I ordered samples from t-molding.com and settled on gray. I started with the bottom of the cabinet and worked my way around with a rubber mallet covered with a cotton towel (not shown in the picture below) so that I didnít mar the plastic. The stuff is pretty soft and scratches even with a rubber mallet. Hereís a picture of getting that started:



The thickness of the sides with the side art and laminate doesnít quite add up to ĺĒ like the t-molding, so when I cut the t-molding slot last year I made sure that I positioned the cut so that the extra width of the t-molding would hang over the outside face of the panel. This would make it easy for me to trim just one side rather than two. To trim it flush I needed a blade that wasnít beveled on one side, like a chisel. I didnít have a sharpened chisel handy, so I removed the blade from a 3Ē block plane to lay flat on the face of the side panel while I slid it along the edge to cut the t-molding. I used painterís tape to protect the artwork. Hereís a couple pictures of that process:





The painterís tape worked great and I was able to use and reuse the same strips just moving them as I went.

After trimming was done, the cabinet was pretty much finished!  :droid Here are some pictures of the Star Wars cabinet in all its glory  :D:



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Coin door panel:


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Some close-ups:






Rear:





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« Reply #127 on: May 19, 2018, 08:10:53 pm »
Your cab is beautiful, Krangbrain!

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« Reply #128 on: May 19, 2018, 08:26:23 pm »
Very pretty, fantastic job!

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« Reply #129 on: May 19, 2018, 08:52:10 pm »
That turned out great.   :cheers:

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« Reply #130 on: May 19, 2018, 09:38:54 pm »
Holy sexy!

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« Reply #131 on: May 19, 2018, 10:19:47 pm »
WOW.   :cheers:

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Re: Star Wars Themed Upright Cabinet
« Reply #132 on: Yesterday at 02:28:31 am »
I freakin love this thing.  Outstanding job.

This would be my UCA nominee, if UCAs were still a thing.  You did good.

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« Reply #133 on: Yesterday at 07:03:53 am »
Stunning work and inspiring!   Great job all around and on the artwork. Truly nice stuff!
We may need to see some action shots too! 
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« Reply #134 on: Yesterday at 09:21:08 am »
Stunning work and inspiring!   Great job all around and on the artwork. Truly nice stuff!
We may need to see some action shots too! 
 :applaud:

yeah - definitely need to see a video of this thing booting up, the front end, the insides, etc. 

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« Reply #135 on: Yesterday at 11:20:02 am »
Thanks so much for the compliments, guys! It's been said countless times on these forums, what's most important it making something that you yourself will love, but it's nice to hear others approve as well.  :)

Stunning work and inspiring!   Great job all around and on the artwork. Truly nice stuff!
We may need to see some action shots too! 
 :applaud:

yeah - definitely need to see a video of this thing booting up, the front end, the insides, etc. 

I'll definitely get some action shots up! I'm still tidying up the inside. Originally I just plopped the computer right in the cab, but I'm either going to disassemble it and mount the components (which I'm leery of for cooling purposes), or creating a mound like bperkins01 did with his Lakeside Arcade project.

I've got Launchbox going as the front end. I haven't customized it with a Star Wars theme yet... gotta come up with something good... (any ideas?)

Also, I have to have a serial plate for this. I haven't looked but I imagine I can find a template for this on these forums or online.

Now that I think about it, I guess I misspoke when I said this build is "pretty much finished." lol

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Re: Star Wars Themed Upright Cabinet
« Reply #136 on: Yesterday at 12:59:33 pm »
Also, I have to have a serial plate for this. I haven't looked but I imagine I can find a template for this on these forums or online.
A quick search turned up this page.

http://www.720zone.com/Star-Wars.html

The SW cab used Atari serial and patent number stickers . . .



. . . and a third sticker.



You can order the first two from this KLOV thread.

If you find/make a template to go the DIY route, CoryBee has a good tutorial on making serial plates here.


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Re: Star Wars Themed Upright Cabinet
« Reply #137 on: Yesterday at 01:16:05 pm »
I really like the artwork on this cab.

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« Reply #138 on: Yesterday at 04:19:03 pm »
Refreshing to see a completed cab around here... lol

In all seriousness that is one stunning job. Well done!
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« Reply #139 on: Yesterday at 04:35:24 pm »
Easily the best build of past two years (and probably the next two, as well [emoji2])
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« Reply #140 on: Yesterday at 07:03:03 pm »
Out of curiosity,which Star Wars game do you play on this cab?
It is a work of serious wonder. I love the side art,the bold outer edges didnt follow the CP or marquee protrusion,but the x wing did.Beautiful.I might have missed it in the long thread,but is vaders tie fighter anywhere?the one that gets a near miss on the lower side would have been a great place.
 Absolutely love your work.
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« Reply #141 on: Yesterday at 07:09:40 pm »
Also, I have to have a serial plate for this. I haven't looked but I imagine I can find a template for this on these forums or online.
A quick search turned up this page.

http://www.720zone.com/Star-Wars.html

The SW cab used Atari serial and patent number stickers . . .



. . . and a third sticker.



You can order the first two from this KLOV thread.

If you find/make a template to go the DIY route, CoryBee has a good tutorial on making serial plates here.


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Thanks Scott. I'm thinking of going the DIY route. It would be nice if I could find a template of the Atari "Amusement Machine" plate and make one of those. I'll have to do some looking online. I'd like to avoid making it from scratch if I can.

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« Reply #142 on: Yesterday at 07:23:13 pm »
Out of curiosity,which Star Wars game do you play on this cab?
It is a work of serious wonder.

lol a fair question. I find the original 1983 SW, 1985 ESB, SW Arcade and SW Trilogy Arcade games fun to play with the trackball. (I know, I speak heresy here.) I also enjoy playing the SW games that came out on SNES.

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« Reply #143 on: Yesterday at 07:30:11 pm »
Mate,you should be proud of what youve produced.
 Till my dying day i will never forget a friend of mine,he was quite a fast runner and got to the arcade before me most lunch times,when weīd left school,at tech college in southport.after getting in the seat and getting comfy as we all did before inserting coin he cried out.What chance do we stand against the empire with these slippery assed seats.
Even perfect wasent perfect.
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« Reply #144 on: Yesterday at 07:31:36 pm »
Out of curiosity,which Star Wars game do you play on this cab?
It is a work of serious wonder. I love the side art,the bold outer edges didnt follow the CP or marquee protrusion,but the x wing did.Beautiful.I might have missed it in the long thread,but is vaders tie fighter anywhere?the one that gets a near miss on the lower side would have been a great place.
 Absolutely love your work.

No, I didn't include Vader's TIE in the artwork. I thought about it, but decided against it for a few reasons, but mainly because of the time it would have taken. I don't regret it now, and hopefully I won't in the future. Thanks for the kind words!

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« Reply #145 on: Yesterday at 07:32:58 pm »
Also, I have to have a serial plate for this. I haven't looked but I imagine I can find a template for this on these forums or online.
A quick search turned up this page.

http://www.720zone.com/Star-Wars.html

The SW cab used Atari serial and patent number stickers . . .



. . . and a third sticker.



You can order the first two from this KLOV thread.

If you find/make a template to go the DIY route, CoryBee has a good tutorial on making serial plates here.


Scott

Thanks Scott. I'm thinking of going the DIY route. It would be nice if I could find a template of the Atari "Amusement Machine" plate and make one of those. I'll have to do some looking online. I'd like to avoid making it from scratch if I can.

PM me, I might have what youíre looking for.
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« Reply #146 on: Yesterday at 07:42:51 pm »
PM me, I might have what youíre looking for.

PM sent, thanks Yotsuya.

  
 

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