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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #200 on: January 20, 2022, 09:23:24 am »
I love to see stenciled artwork.

Me too.  Arcade cabs are pieces of art.  I'm all about the form and the artwork and you can't beat a good stencil job.



Smashed it  :applaud:

Agreed!  Looks incredible.  Can't wait to see the red.   :cheers:

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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #201 on: January 20, 2022, 11:28:01 am »
Its harder to paint vertical because a smidge too much paint and it will drip.  But if you can manage it you can paint both sides at once and not need to lay the cab on a side you've already painted.  I love doing stencils but just did vinyl on a Pacman cab after waiting over a year for a stencil from This Old Arcade.

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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #202 on: January 20, 2022, 12:25:47 pm »

Agreed!  Looks incredible.  Can't wait to see the red.   :cheers:


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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #203 on: January 20, 2022, 12:27:26 pm »
Its harder to paint vertical because a smidge too much paint and it will drip.  But if you can manage it you can paint both sides at once and not need to lay the cab on a side you've already painted.  I love doing stencils but just did vinyl on a Pacman cab after waiting over a year for a stencil from This Old Arcade.

Its my first time spraying anything so was worried about runs especially.

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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #204 on: January 20, 2022, 09:33:12 pm »
Looking great so far!

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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #205 on: January 23, 2022, 02:02:49 pm »
Didnt have a great deal of time yesterday,so rather than tackle the red layer,I instead did the black on the other side.Changed the method I used for the first side slightly.

 Sprayed the first coat of black a bit thicker this time,mainly because I was worried my second coat was on the thick side last time.
 Today I applied the second coat,waited slightly longer for it to dry this time.15 mins.

When I removed the stencil it was even better than side 1:



A bit like those monkeys in 2001 space odyssey.I think by blind luck Ive stumbled upon a combination of materials and method that work for me.

Couldnt be happier or more relieved at this minute.  8)

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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #206 on: January 23, 2022, 02:08:09 pm »
That's turning out excellent.

Let it get good and hard befor you do the red!
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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #207 on: January 23, 2022, 02:32:09 pm »
That's turning out excellent.

Let it get good and hard befor you do the red!

Cheers Bobby. Ill be making sure the black cant be damaged on my test piece , before I start on the cab.

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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #208 on: January 23, 2022, 02:43:44 pm »
It looks so good.  Lines look crisp!

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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #209 on: January 24, 2022, 07:56:52 am »
Onto the first red stencil today.One problem I knew was coming was I hadnt printed any reference points on the artwork.As the backing was white,you cant see thru it when your placing the second stencil.
 So I cut out the 3 points on the helmet and the guys eye ,lining these up with the black painted work underneath made it a lot easier:





Here you can see how the black shadowing will underlap the red,this saves the pain of trying to get the 2 side by side without any yellow showing :



Once the stencil was on,and the edges squeegied down,I gave it the first red coat:





My only concern now is how well will the red cover the black underlapping parts.Also how well has the black bonded to the cabinet,and will the stencil pull any off.
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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #210 on: February 02, 2022, 10:02:58 am »
Had a bit of a nightmare painting the first side.Basicly when i sprayed the second red coat,I was still seeing the black come thru.I applied a 3rd coat and the same black coming thru.The red paint seemed to be having no real effect.I sprayed what I hoped would be the final coat and applied it a bit too thick as I wanted the black gone.

 This messed with my drying time estimate.I left it half an hour,but got into some difficulties peeling off the stencil.One part near the rocket engines pulled up and folded over,I hadent even seen it happening as I didnt have my glasses on  :banghead: and was struggling having only 2 hands.

The paint was a little more than tacky,and when any painted parts of the stencil edge doubled back on themself I was finding it tricky :



Anyway when I finally got the stencil removed,I waited a day and washed the side down with soapy water to remove the stencil residue.It really wasent as bad as Id thought.A slight touch up job left me happy with this side.

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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #211 on: February 02, 2022, 10:17:32 am »
The second side has been much better given my experience now.The first coat of red emptied the can.I bought the same brand same colour.Shaked the can equally long,and under the exact same conditions the second coat gave me total perfect coverage.No black showing after 1 light coat.I can only assume the first can had a fault  :dunno Can that be it ????

What Id learnt from my first ordeal removing the stencil was to not try and remove it all in one piece.When I got to a point where the paint line doubled back on itself,I made a cut with an exacto and came back to that part.
 Also as the paint was thinner and 30 minutes drying had left the paint easy to peel with no strings:





Im really happy with the sharpness of the lines.One slight lift that will be an easy fix.The white stuff you can see on the black is the adhesive from the stencil,Ill wash that off tomorrow.

Im thinking Ill be rolling a clear coat over this for protection but not decided yet.


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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #212 on: February 02, 2022, 10:18:45 am »
I think I might cry.

Well done.

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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #213 on: February 02, 2022, 10:29:40 am »
I think I might cry.

Well done.

Ha ha.Thanks.....I think.

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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #214 on: February 02, 2022, 10:30:25 am »
This is just stunning. 

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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #215 on: February 02, 2022, 01:14:45 pm »
Nice work.
Impressive result!
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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #216 on: February 02, 2022, 04:06:00 pm »
Wow this looks great.  Can't beat stenciled artwork!!  :cheers:

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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #217 on: February 02, 2022, 11:44:00 pm »
Nice work, has a really classic arcade feel to it. Yellow, black and red, great colors for a cab are they not?  ;)

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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #218 on: February 03, 2022, 08:59:53 am »
Thanks for the kind comments guys  :cheers:

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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #219 on: February 03, 2022, 09:02:02 am »
Yellow, black and red, great colors for a cab are they not?  ;)

 You know it..   ;)

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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #220 on: February 03, 2022, 10:06:38 pm »
When you see good stencil art like this, you know you are looking at love <3
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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #221 on: February 19, 2022, 07:54:01 pm »
Little update on the last stages.
 
Was thinking of using thick card for the monitor surround,and following the 2dollar guide.

But nicked an idea from Bobby about using foam board.

I bought 10 sheets of A3 5mm thick black foamboard for 20 euros.

First off the main problem was it was black...I thought that would bypass the need for painting,but it just made marking out and general visuals problematic.

A brand new sharp blade is essential,and I eventually found out you can actually sand this stuff,I used 220 grit and shaped my first prototype into a pretty good go.:









So the last pic Ive applied a bit of filler into the corner joints.Im thinking this trial piece could be the finished article.


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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #222 on: February 19, 2022, 07:57:09 pm »
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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #223 on: February 20, 2022, 07:58:40 am »
Nice work on the surround, keep up the great work  ;D

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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #224 on: February 20, 2022, 01:24:30 pm »
Looks awesome.  How did you get the measurements so accurate?  I spent like 30 minutes trying to make one of these and just couldn't figure it out.

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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #225 on: February 20, 2022, 03:04:40 pm »
Looks awesome.  How did you get the measurements so accurate?  I spent like 30 minutes trying to make one of these and just couldn't figure it out.


I took a foto of the monitor square on,vector traced the outline,then printed it out actual size.

 Then traced the shape onto the board.Just needed some slight sanding then and it fits great.

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Re: First upright build-Tully Cabaret Plans.
« Reply #226 on: February 23, 2022, 12:50:31 pm »
Nicely done!
Looks excellent.
What a great machine you have built here.
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