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Author Topic: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13  (Read 57771 times)

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - MINI UPDATE 6/7/2011
« Reply #160 on: April 03, 2012, 07:04:04 am »
Things were going well until our house burnt down on the 16th of October..

Fortunately the SWC cab was in the shed at the time and was not affected - unfortunately the house was trashed and nearly 6 months later, we are still living in rental accommodation until they finish rebuilding our house.

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - MINI UPDATE 6/7/2011
« Reply #161 on: April 03, 2012, 07:09:29 am »
Things were going well until our house burnt down on the 16th of October..

I'm very sorry to hear that. Good luck to you and your family.

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - MINI UPDATE 6/7/2011
« Reply #162 on: October 29, 2012, 06:28:09 pm »
Amazing work, I read this thread every 2months or so in the hope for an update. I hope you guys don't mind me 'bumping' this thread  :afro:

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - MINI UPDATE 6/7/2011
« Reply #163 on: November 06, 2012, 02:16:10 pm »
looking awsome i been wanting to make this cab for awhile now.
Wish there was cad files or dxf files for all these parts.

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - MINI UPDATE 6/7/2011
« Reply #164 on: February 03, 2013, 06:48:47 pm »
Hows the house rebuild coming along?
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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - MINI UPDATE 6/7/2011
« Reply #165 on: February 19, 2013, 08:47:54 pm »
This thread was such a good read, with such a bad ending. I hope everything is getting back on track for you and your family. And that the thread will eventually have a happy ending.
Did you loose all the blue prints and stuff for the cab in the fire?

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - MINI UPDATE 6/7/2011
« Reply #166 on: July 25, 2013, 09:19:14 am »
Hoops, sorry to hear about the trouble!!! Hope everything is going well now!

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - MINI UPDATE 6/7/2011
« Reply #167 on: September 15, 2013, 05:38:58 am »
Finally back into this project..

I found some rubber matting for the floor that is an exact match for the original.  The guy who parted out the donor cab in the states supplied me with a bit of the original stuff.  I took this to a local rubber supply company who pulled out a roll of the stuff.  Cost about $30 or $40 and looks awesome.



As documented previously, I had completed the hoops..



I've finally painted them and installed the artwork..  of course, I needed to sit them in place for a (couple of) money shot(s) :)





I took the inner hoops down to a local plastics place where they made up the canopy covers and also the plexi for the screen.  They did an incredible job of the angle part and the cost was pretty reasonable.  I am planning on getting a couple more sets made up if anyone is interested.



Keeping the momentum going, yesterday I managed to spray up the inner hoops..



Today, I spent some time outside doing the t-molding on the underside of both hoops.  This was a fiddly little job because each hoop consists of three pieces and therefore three separate pieces of t-molding.  Because the t-molding is a little wider than the 18mm MDF, I had to pull the hoops completely apart, install the t-molding, trim it up and then reassemble.

I also fitted the wide t-molding from Ram Controls (yes, I was one of the lucky ones!).  I was so nervous that I'd stuff this up so I inlisted the help of Mrs Hoopstar.

Here are the Hoops sitting in place with the canopy covers also sitting in place.  The original joiner pieces are also just sitting there for the shots..








Next job is to cut the center brace for the hoops and cut the T-molding slots in it.  I also have to trim the upper marquee panel and install T-nuts for the metal marquee retainer bolts.  Once this is done, I can install the TOG repro glass marquee and we're on the home stretch of wiring up the cab.

The plan is to get it up and running with the 22" PC monitor and MAME - still trying to get my SW rom to work with MAME 149 :realmad:

Dez is going to hook me up with one of his new vector monitors down the track and then I'll run either a Zector card or, if I can ever get one that doesn't require me to sell a filtering organ, an original Atari game board.

We're getting close boys and girls..

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #168 on: September 15, 2013, 05:46:25 am »
Glad to see the build going again, it's looking amazing. I'm sure everyone will also be hoping all is good with you and your family after your troubles. I'm also trying out MAME 0.149 with SW, looking forward to seeing your settings!


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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #169 on: September 15, 2013, 05:47:41 am »
 :notworthy: Wow. This is friggin' amazing. I get butterflies in my stomach just looking at the pictures, I can't imaging what you're feeling.  :cheers:

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #170 on: September 15, 2013, 09:13:10 am »
 :applaud:  :applaud:  :applaud: Worth the wait!  So psyched to see this back on track!!!!

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #171 on: September 15, 2013, 10:19:36 am »
Ahh its back on track....Good to see this back on the boards. some pretty sweet work into this project already..  :notworthy: :notworthy:

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #172 on: September 15, 2013, 10:36:18 am »
CRAAAAAAAAZY. I don't even know how I'm going to be able to provide THIS to the Canadian market. But hey, someone is likely crazy enough to try.

;)

Sick work, sir. Sick work.

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #173 on: September 15, 2013, 10:40:57 am »
Hope everything is back on track with your home and family as well!
Nice work on the cabinet, remember playing on one of those when I was young. It looks awesome :D

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #174 on: September 15, 2013, 06:03:25 pm »
This is also my ultimate cab, but alas I just don't have the space yet - a home move is planned though!

I think this cab defines the DIY cab builder with all the angles, artwork and moulded plastic, and you are doing a damn fine job.

It so far looks like a cab that has just rolled off the production line - I am sooooo jealous.

Keep up the good work, and good news about the family!!

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Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #175 on: September 15, 2013, 07:03:35 pm »
I'm happy to see this project being continued. This is a cabinet I would love to have, original or reproduction. Once I have the space that is.
 Can't wait to see it done!

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #176 on: September 17, 2013, 05:15:33 pm »
Absolutely fantastic, glad to see this project didn't die....... now....erm......about the measurements and plans for your woodwork.... I may need your help.  ::)

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #177 on: September 18, 2013, 11:34:14 am »
...now....erm......about the measurements and plans for your woodwork.... I may need your help.  ::)

Where does the line-up start for this one  ;D

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #178 on: September 18, 2013, 11:51:15 am »
Where does the line-up start for this one  ;D

I think minimum qualification for the line means you have to have a thread with the words 'Scratch Build SW Cockpit' in the description and already started  >:D

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #179 on: September 18, 2013, 01:29:47 pm »
Where does the line-up start for this one  ;D

I think minimum qualification for the line means you have to have a thread with the words 'Scratch Build SW Cockpit' in the description and already started  >:D

I'm out, dreams quashed  :'(

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #180 on: September 18, 2013, 02:43:44 pm »
...now....erm......about the measurements and plans for your woodwork.... I may need your help.  ::)

Where does the line-up start for this one  ;D

You just need a Rouge Squadron Tattoo

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #181 on: September 18, 2013, 03:59:24 pm »
You just need a Rouge Squadron Tattoo

Rouge is my favorite squadron color.

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #182 on: September 18, 2013, 04:13:51 pm »
You just need a Rouge Squadron Tattoo

Rouge is my favorite squadron color.

Imagine a pink Mary Kay X-wing with the pilot saying, "Rouge 5 standing by."   :laugh2:


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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - MINI UPDATE 6/7/2011
« Reply #183 on: September 18, 2013, 04:26:05 pm »


Oh noes!!! What happened to that rear vinyl, it's all squiffy and out of line, this project is too beautiful to let that slide.

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #184 on: September 18, 2013, 09:08:38 pm »
I'm not a Star Wars fan at all.........I am however a fan of this build.  Nice work.   :applaud:

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - MINI UPDATE 6/7/2011
« Reply #185 on: September 19, 2013, 06:46:58 am »
Oh noes!!! What happened to that rear vinyl, it's all squiffy and out of line, this project is too beautiful to let that slide.
Thats one of the problems with the inkjet printed artwork because it is based on a stitched together scan of the original - it's pretty disappointing but give one the idea of what it could look like.

Thankfully I am on the pre-order for the silk screened TOG stuff so I've really used this as a test run..  just waiting for that to land  :applaud:

Edit: oh yeah, more than happy to help out as well Maximus where needed..
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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - MINI UPDATE 6/7/2011
« Reply #186 on: September 19, 2013, 11:52:47 am »
Thankfully I am on the pre-order for the silk screened TOG stuff so I've really used this as a test run..  just waiting for that to land  :applaud:

Edit: oh yeah, more than happy to help out as well Maximus where needed..

Phew! Great glad you are getting the real deal coming your way, this build is waaayyyyyy to good to have something like that mess it up.

As for the help, I've been collecting all the metal trim, Control Panel etc from the original factory machines to piece together a whole kit. So really I need the cut templates for all of the wood, any format will do, just as long as I can get it printed out for templates. If you can help me with that then I'll have the final piece in place to be able to move forward smoothly with the Rebel cockpit build. Hopefully this weekend I'll fire up the new 25" Vector for the first time.

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #187 on: December 23, 2013, 10:50:35 am »
Glad to see this build continuing.  Maximus, i've been waiting from about page 1 of this thread for the tracings to be available.  Life has been making me busy for the last 3 years so the wait hasn't been that bad.
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« Reply #188 on: December 23, 2013, 11:41:17 am »
Wow, that thing is stunning.

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« Reply #189 on: January 04, 2014, 01:04:41 am »
Amazing.  If it was not for the hard to find/make yoke stick, I'd build one too.  I have been wanting to build the cab and drop Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D with a flight stick for years now.

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #190 on: January 05, 2014, 04:43:39 pm »
The yoke is in my mind the prickly bit of the collecting for the build, and the most important piece.  Luckily i found one on ebay 2 years ago just after the ram controls fiasco. 
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« Reply #191 on: June 04, 2015, 12:57:43 pm »
Do you have any way to send me pictures. This thread is old and I just now found it. I would love to see your work.

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #192 on: June 04, 2015, 01:12:23 pm »
He hasn't logged in for over a year, so  :dunno
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« Reply #193 on: June 04, 2015, 01:30:38 pm »
He hasn't logged in for over a year, so  :dunno

Wait patiently until he responds... :laugh:

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« Reply #194 on: June 04, 2015, 04:42:04 pm »
Wait patiently until he responds... :laugh:

I'm always a bit quizzical about the 'one-off' questions that appear on the site. There always seem to be odd requests that come with people who post once, and then never again.

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #195 on: June 05, 2015, 11:36:29 am »
It's George Lucas trolling so he can sue yo ass! ;D

markhaire = markhaime = markhamill = Mind blown! 
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« Reply #196 on: June 05, 2015, 01:00:38 pm »
markhaire = markhaime = markhamill = Mind blown!

Damn man, you're quite the ... (wait for it) ... Joker.

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« Reply #197 on: July 08, 2015, 10:15:55 pm »
Pictures would be nice...

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #198 on: June 13, 2017, 02:36:18 pm »
seems this post is a bit old but hoping the person who started it is still around.

the pics can no longer be seen but I would love to see the final result.

if possible, can someone repost some of the pics?

Thanks,

Serge.

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Re: Scratch-built Star Wars Cockpit Cab - UPDATE 15/9/13
« Reply #199 on: July 03, 2017, 12:34:22 am »
I would also love to see the photos of this project...    :applaud: :applaud:

  
 

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