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Author Topic: The ARK Project - Lost? Not yet!  (Read 69603 times)

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Re: The ARK Project... Cutting templates
« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2008, 03:58:36 am »
Good work bud  :applaud:

Its looking awesome already from the templates alone, keep it up!  :applaud:

Im not normally one for templates either but as you said they are usfull when you want symetrical parts. Ive been using some templates for my CP ends and they have come out spot on.

Looking forward to some more updates.  :)

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Re: The ARK Project... Cutting templates
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2008, 12:50:23 pm »
This project is looking better all the time. Keep up the good work!

I'd suggest adding a fog machine, but the glycol residue would probably be a problem. :)
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Re: The ARK Project... Cutting templates
« Reply #42 on: March 02, 2008, 09:34:24 pm »
Well, after one failed attempt and a slight redesign, I have finally finished the templates.  :)  Here's pics of the end and side templates as well as the one for the "wings" which will serve as the sides for the control panels.

The smaller end piece has a hump on each edge around the midsection that will serve as the holder for the carrying poles.  I haven't drilled the holes yet.





« Last Edit: March 03, 2008, 12:01:42 am by somunny »

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Re: The ARK Project... Templates complete!
« Reply #43 on: March 03, 2008, 10:23:45 am »
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Re: The ARK Project... Templates complete!
« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2008, 12:35:03 pm »
:o

 ;D

I'll be cutting the four sides out of 5/8 mdf this weekend.  With any luck, I'll be able to post some pics of the pieces put together to give a better idea of what this thing is going to look like.

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Re: The ARK Project... Templates complete!
« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2008, 01:11:53 pm »
Careful...  you may need to watch out for raiders of your ark...   >:D

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Re: The ARK Project... Templates complete!
« Reply #46 on: March 04, 2008, 01:51:07 pm »
This thing is going to be so sweet...

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Re: The ARK Project... Templates complete!
« Reply #47 on: March 08, 2008, 08:36:11 pm »
(I posted this in the Artwork area too, but just in case you wanted it with your project thread)

Using the same/similar compass as uprightbass360, I was thinking of something maybe like this:



This would carry over the plane's path idea with the red lines, and if you added red buttons to this it would look SWEET. The joystick would be in the center of the compass. The country names give the red line an added effect of being the flight path, and you can change the country names to anything you wish.

Just to note, the background image was some stock image that is only 72dpi, so depending on the final size of the layout, I may need to use as alternate background image or re-create it completely.

As for the Raiders logo, I just created that from scratch using a free Raiders font found online. The "R" of that font isn't exact. Thus, if you have the actual Raiders (with gradient) in a high resolution format, let me know and I can replace it.

Let me know what you think, cheers!

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Re: The ARK Project... The art of atomizing MDF
« Reply #48 on: March 08, 2008, 11:08:46 pm »
I was finally able to start cutting out the cabinet pieces today.  Geez!  What a huge freakin' mess routering mdf makes.  Just oblierated into a fine powder.  It's everywhere!  Anyway, I got three of the four sides cut out before the sun started to set.  Still need to cut the last side and do a little clean up on them.  I should have the four sides cut out and test fit tomorrow.





Must be quittin' time.  :)


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Re: The ARK Project... and the art of atomizing MDF
« Reply #49 on: March 09, 2008, 09:54:06 pm »
Got the sides slotted and test fit today.  There's a host of minor problems so I'm considering re-cutting all the sides.  I'd rather spend $20 on a sheet of MDF than have an area I can't fix once it's laminated.  I'd be out $200 then.

Overall, I'm really digging the way it came out.





After I got it all put together and took some pics, I went inside and watched Raiders.  Man, I've got Lost Ark fever!   ;D

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Re: The ARK Project - Cue ARK theme...
« Reply #50 on: March 09, 2008, 09:59:33 pm »
Let me officially go on record and say I love this cab design/theme.
Awesome!

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Re: The ARK Project... Templates complete!
« Reply #51 on: March 09, 2008, 10:10:46 pm »
(I posted this in the Artwork area too, but just in case you wanted it with your project thread)

This artwork is sweet. (I wouldn't have thought of that in a million years, but its perfect! This thing is going to be so cool...

I Volunteer to be in the first raiding party!


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Re: The ARK Project... Templates complete!
« Reply #52 on: March 09, 2008, 10:32:53 pm »
I Volunteer to be in the first raiding party!

I know where he lives...   ;)  >:D

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Re: The ARK Project - Cue ARK theme...
« Reply #53 on: March 09, 2008, 11:32:47 pm »
Hmmm...  I may have to invest in some snakes.    ;)

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Re: The ARK Project - Cue ARK theme...
« Reply #54 on: March 09, 2008, 11:41:14 pm »
Hmmm...  I may have to invest in some snakes.    ;)

That won't work, we have a pet red-tailed boa.  :)

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Re: The ARK Project - Cue ARK theme...
« Reply #55 on: March 10, 2008, 10:51:25 am »
 :applaud: :applaud: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: The ARK Project - Cue ARK theme...
« Reply #56 on: March 10, 2008, 05:47:23 pm »
Thanks for the compliments, guys!

I ordered the laminate today and was happily surprised to learn that the brushed gold is about 30% cheaper than the polished version.  $4.16 per square foot.  I ordered two 4x10 sheets.  Total - $360.97.  Less than I was expecting but still  :o

ETA for the laminate is March 19th. 

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Re: The ARK Project - Cue ARK theme...
« Reply #57 on: March 10, 2008, 05:57:02 pm »
Thanks for the compliments, guys!

I ordered the laminate today and was happily surprised to learn that the brushed gold is about 30% cheaper than the polished version.  $4.16 per square foot.  I ordered two 4x10 sheets.  Total - $360.97.  Less than I was expecting but still  :o

ETA for the laminate is March 19th. 

Wow!  $400 for the laminate is pretty serious stuff.  I have to say though that it will be well worth it when you are finished with what has the makings of an awesome and totally unique cab...  Besides, what's a couple of bucks over the long term enjoyment this will bring?   :cheers:

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« Reply #58 on: March 10, 2008, 08:21:11 pm »
...what's a couple of bucks over the long term enjoyment this will bring?   

That's my mantra!  ;D

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« Reply #59 on: March 11, 2008, 06:49:47 pm »
Worth every penny as far as I'm concerned.  :applaud:
Can't wait to see more when it's laminated.

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Re: The ARK Project - Cue ARK theme...
« Reply #60 on: March 13, 2008, 02:37:52 pm »
 :applaud:

What a great theme!  Totally dig it!  Mr. Jones himself would be most proud.

I just hope it won't make your face melt the first time you fire it up!

Awesome work so far....keep the pics comin

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Re: The ARK Project - Cue ARK theme...
« Reply #61 on: March 14, 2008, 08:48:44 pm »

this is going to be brilliant (",)

quite a conundrum you have with choice of finish though.

oh, and when you're done be careful where you place it...



or you may never see it again...


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Re: The ARK Project - Cue ARK theme...
« Reply #62 on: March 14, 2008, 09:44:17 pm »

ooh, for the attract mode, you could just have it on full contrast, white. that would look pretty sweet in the dark, all the light blasting upwards (",)

would you believe i don't have a copy of raiders? fixing that today...

edit: bugger. its actually gone out of print! but the shops tell me its being re-released in may. hmmm, do i get one off ebay now, or wait and see if the new one has more features...
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« Reply #63 on: March 15, 2008, 09:56:08 pm »
edit: bugger. its actually gone out of print! but the shops tell me its being re-released in may. hmmm, do i get one off ebay now, or wait and see if the new one has more features...

The new version does have an extra featurette or two.  The movies will also be available individually where before only the trilogy + bonus disc was for sale.  The current versions will be dropping in price (on ebay, at least) here pretty quick, I'd think.


As far as progress on the project is concerned...  Really more like a lack of progress, but no shortage of work to be sure.  I went ahead a re-cut all four sides today and am much happier with the result this time around.  Still not 100% perfect but 99% will have to do.  :)

Tomorrow, I'm going to cut the slots in the sides (accurately, this time  :angry:) and cut the wing pieces out so I can get the control panels going.  I'll post pics of that tomorrow.
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« Reply #64 on: March 16, 2008, 12:04:30 pm »
would you believe i don't have a copy of raiders? fixing that today...

edit: bugger. its actually gone out of print! but the shops tell me its being re-released in may. hmmm, do i get one off ebay now, or wait and see if the new one has more features...

If you like cereal, Kelogg's has an offer on specially marked boxes for the Raiders movie. Buy 1 specially marked box and get the movie for something like 12.99with special POP or free with something like 10-12 special POPs from marked Kellogg's boxes. Saw it at the grocery store yesterday.

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Re: The ARK Project - Cue ARK theme...
« Reply #65 on: March 16, 2008, 05:08:26 pm »
Looking awesome mate! Really impressive work!

I can understand you doing the panels again. I can see your putting a lot of work and moolah into this so you want it to be as perfect as possible, you will only regret it if you dont so respect to you  :applaud:

Btw, incidentally, the film has just been on over here on BBC3. Had to watch it  :)

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« Reply #66 on: March 19, 2008, 08:59:56 pm »
The dimensions aren't to scale yet and I think this design is too long and narrow but it's a start.
Dude!? All the design work has already been done for you!

Make it a cubit and a half wide and high, and two and a half cubits long. And of course the frame should be made from acacia wood. Additionally, you're the only one allowed to play games on it, and only once a year.    ;)

Haha - good one! I'm surprised no one else commented on that, maybe they don't get it?

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« Reply #67 on: March 20, 2008, 09:57:41 pm »
The dimensions aren't to scale yet and I think this design is too long and narrow but it's a start.
Dude!? All the design work has already been done for you!

Make it a cubit and a half wide and high, and two and a half cubits long. And of course the frame should be made from acacia wood. Additionally, you're the only one allowed to play games on it, and only once a year.    ;)

Haha - good one! I'm surprised no one else commented on that, maybe they don't get it?

I assumed it was info from the Bible, yes?  First and second statements I get.  The third, not so much.

Anyway, on with the update...

Picked up the two 4x10 sheets of brushed gold laminate from Wilsonart today.  80 square feet of golden goodness!  They rolled it up so it was easy to get home.



Now I'm Jonesing to get the pieces laminated!  ;) ;D  With it being Easter weekend, I'm not sure there will be much time for working in the backyard.

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« Reply #68 on: March 20, 2008, 10:46:41 pm »
oooooooooooh shiny!   ;D

Cant wait to see it applied!

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Re: The ARK Project - Cue ARK theme...
« Reply #69 on: March 21, 2008, 03:06:20 am »
Yeah I don't think the missus would like the roar of a router while they are sitting around the dinner table ;). Aw who cares, there is always saturday night :)

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« Reply #70 on: March 23, 2008, 09:51:21 pm »
I've been toying with the idea of an Indiana Jones theme for my upright.  I'm a huge fan and with the new movie coming out it seems like good timing.  But after seeing your project I'm not so sure.  Mine might look kinda lame in comparison.  Very original idea! I'm anxious to see the laminate applied.

BTW - The History Channel is running a new documentary on the Ark.  It is a little slow at times but still interesting.

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« Reply #71 on: March 23, 2008, 11:08:52 pm »
Well, contrary to my lamenting, I was able to find time to work on the Ark this weekend (thanks to my wife for running interference with the house guests  ;)). 

Anyway, the dang laminate has curled up on me and, as you can see,  I had a heck of a time flattening it out for application.



With enough clamps and some strategically placed heavy objects, I was able to get it to lay flat and the wood and laminate were forever wed.  ;D  Beware, there is an inherent problem with trimming this stuff.  The "gold" is actual metal foil attached to the laminate material.  When the router comes into contact with the foil, it is turned into tiny metal bits.  These bits have a habit of making their way underneath the router and gouging up the plastic protective film.  In a few spots, the film has been scraped away completely.  I'll have to remove the film to see if there's any visible damage.  Once I notice this was happening, I took extra care and cleaned the router and wood surface often.  The problem was greatly reduced.

Here's the nearly completely trimmed piece:



Not very exciting with the film still on.  I won't be removing it until both sides have been laminated.

I've been toying with the idea of an Indiana Jones theme for my upright.  I'm a huge fan and with the new movie coming out it seems like good timing.  But after seeing your project I'm not so sure.  Mine might look kinda lame in comparison. 

Pshh...  If I thought like that I would have never built cabinet number one.  Build it.  I'd like to see another IJ inspired project.   :cheers:

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« Reply #72 on: March 23, 2008, 11:28:42 pm »
Looking good! I hope that you don't find any damage when you remove the film. You might want to try applying masking tape 6" - 8" inside of your cut line. A little extra protection couldn't hurt.

I am anxiously awaiting to see this thing come to life. Very unique design  :cheers:

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« Reply #73 on: March 24, 2008, 12:01:56 am »
You might want to try applying masking tape 6" - 8" inside of your cut line. A little extra protection couldn't hurt.

That's a good idea.  I'll do that when I laminate the other side.  The good news is that I can almays make this first side the inside of the piece.

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« Reply #74 on: March 24, 2008, 12:45:00 am »
wp34,

If you do decide to go with an IJ theme, let me know.  I've been pulling sound effects from the dvd's to use in my front end.

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« Reply #75 on: March 24, 2008, 09:57:39 am »
wp34,

If you do decide to go with an IJ theme, let me know.  I've been pulling sound effects from the dvd's to use in my front end.

I appreciate the offer.  I see where you looped the "hum" of the Ark.  That should be really cool.  You could do something with the theme played when they show the Ark on screen (or talk about it as I recall) as well.  Not sure the name but they go back to it when Indy sees the drawing of the Ark in the Venetian underground in Crusade.

Your quote to kick off this thread is great by the way.

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« Reply #76 on: March 24, 2008, 09:46:50 pm »
Got a box full of gold t-molding (50 ft.) today courtesy of t-molding.com.   :)


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« Reply #77 on: March 25, 2008, 07:35:47 am »
 :o

I'm pretty sure your project will fit in the back of my Honda...   >:D

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« Reply #78 on: March 25, 2008, 09:13:33 am »
:o

I'm pretty sure your project will fit in the back of my Honda...   >:D

I'd feel a lot safer if you had a BMW.  The Ark hates Germans.  ;)

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« Reply #79 on: March 25, 2008, 09:23:12 am »
Got a box full of gold t-molding (50 ft.) today courtesy of t-molding.com.   :)



That is awesome.

  
 

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