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Steelhorse

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Project Heavy Metal
« on: February 22, 2009, 12:29:31 pm »
Well I think i have lurked enough. Its time for me to pop up and say hello with my first project. I was finally able to talk my wife into letting me start up my first project.

We nicknamed the project "Heavy Metal" not for the only reason that I love the movie but also for the sheer girth this thing has so far.

It started with drawing up plans for a revision of a Lucid cabnit but shortly after changed into a showcase cabinet, because of the monitor I got for a dirt cheap price.

Features:
- Cabinet and CP are framed in 2x4.
- Cover in 3/4" MDF
- 3" Electric Ice-T trackball with RGB backlit
- 36" gateway presentation CRT monitor with TV and VGA input.
- Sliding CP so it takes up less space when not used.
- Computer Home Built
  - AMD 4400+
  - 4 Gig of Ram Using
  - Win XP

I'm sure there are more i will add as i go as things have changed daily as the build goes.

I will start posting pictures once i figgure out how in the world to do the thumbnail thing everyone ulse uses .

-=Steve




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Re: Project Heavy Metal
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2009, 01:22:35 pm »
More pics

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Re: Project Heavy Metal
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2009, 01:24:48 pm »
last set for now.

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Re: Project Heavy Metal
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2009, 01:55:51 pm »
Not usually crazy about non-arcade game themes, but Heavy Metal is one that I think works pretty well.
There is another cab from a couple years ago with the same theme. It's very well done. Have you seen it?

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Re: Project Heavy Metal
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2009, 02:22:05 pm »
I have not seen it. There where so many posts and cabs to look though to formulate ideas from. But that is one i havent come across yet.

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Re: Project Heavy Metal
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2009, 03:16:50 pm »
It's in the Hall of Fame.  http://bellsouthpwp2.net/g/c/gcnewsome/finished.html 

Good start on the cabinet.  You are fortunate to have the room for something like that!   :cheers:

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Re: Project Heavy Metal
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2009, 07:45:58 pm »
hehe Im cashing in the projector wall in the comptuer foom for this. no more xbox or ps3 on a 10 foot screen. But I think its worth it.

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Re: Project Heavy Metal
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2009, 10:09:23 pm »
Not much new this week so far its been really cold here and working outside would be nuts. I did sneak out for a few hours today and work on the CP. And also have lined up a couple artists to do some of the artwork on the cabinet.

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Re: Project Heavy Metal
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2009, 01:35:50 am »
After a bad past few days with flooding in the garage and figid weather i finally broke down and picked up a couple heaters for the garage and was able to finally button up the CP and attach it to the base. Tomarrow i have to figgure out how I want to attach the top of the CP and start cutting the MDF for all the sides :)

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Re: Project Heavy Metal
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2009, 04:51:00 pm »
Man thats going to be sweet i have a room problem myself.......no room my wife is going to kill me already because i just had to buy gauntlet dark lagacy its a big sucker  :o  yours looks like its going to be pretty big also..... cant wait to see more.