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Re: Vewlix style cab. Slim version!
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2009, 05:26:39 pm »
Looks hawt! Great work.

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« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2009, 10:35:54 pm »
damn...I dunno if I can even finish my vewlix now. thats just damn pretty and looks a whole lot better than mine.

WHAT?! You're the one who inspired me to go thru with my plans to build another fighter cab. It would be a shame if you didn't complete yours.

SpaceHedgehog your cab is a great piece of art. I also see that you noticed that the base of the original vewlix is beveled in the front and like that you included that in your design. I too plan to build one 2 weeks from now. Keep those pics comin.
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« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2009, 01:25:50 pm »
are there vewlix plans somewhere on the net?

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« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2009, 03:43:14 pm »
SpaceHedgehog your cab is a great piece of art. I also see that you noticed that the base of the original vewlix is beveled in the front and like that you included that in your design. I too plan to build one 2 weeks from now. Keep those pics comin.

Thanks! I've tried to keep with the original feel of the design as much as possble especially where there are more interesting features. The front of the base is an opportunity to make it look less like a box and more asthetically pleasing.

I'll be sure to post more pics as things progress.

Good luck with building yours!
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« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2009, 03:47:54 pm »
are there vewlix plans somewhere on the net?

There are. Donovan Myers has it in Google Sketchup:

http://www.donovanmyers.com/2009/04/new-google-sketchup-file-with-bevels/

I went with the general dimensions found in the Viewlix users manuals found here:

http://forum.arcadeotaku.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=862
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« Reply #45 on: September 08, 2009, 03:48:55 pm »
Looks hawt! Great work.

Thank you!
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« Reply #46 on: September 09, 2009, 02:01:35 pm »
I have a new hero.

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« Reply #47 on: September 09, 2009, 05:18:40 pm »
That looks like a really good paint job.... i can only hope that i can as good results on my soon-too-be-painted-in-the-not-too-distant-future cab project.

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« Reply #48 on: September 10, 2009, 04:06:56 pm »
I have a new hero.


Not sure what I've done to deserve that but thanks!!!
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« Reply #49 on: September 10, 2009, 04:13:22 pm »
That looks like a really good paint job.... i can only hope that i can as good results on my soon-too-be-painted-in-the-not-too-distant-future cab project.

Thank you. I've take my time as much as is sensible with this. You can go on endlessly trying to remove all the tiny flaws but at some point you've got to move onto the next stage. I remember endlessly sanding down and repainting/varnishing my home built joystick and probably spent more time on that than I have on this.

Anyway, not much of an update but a picture to show the reason I've used water based rather than oil based (which I've had bad experience with) polyurethane varnish. No discolouring of the white paint. This is after two coats. I still have another coat to apply.



My acrylic should be here soon and I can get craking with the control panel and marquee. Still have to complete the artwork and send it to the printers though.
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« Reply #50 on: September 12, 2009, 04:52:49 am »
I'll need to complete as much of the CP as I can this weekend. Here's what I have so far...



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« Reply #51 on: September 12, 2009, 05:20:29 am »
Wow, that looks cute almost.  :applaud:

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« Reply #52 on: September 12, 2009, 10:22:44 am »
SUPERB! Can't wait to see it with the control panel.

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« Reply #53 on: September 13, 2009, 05:20:48 am »
Thanks for the comments people. It really helps with the motivation factor. I wasn't completely happy with the smoothness of the white top section; I'd been using a foam roller and it had left a slightly stippled effect. I've read that other people have used mohair or similar to get a flatter finish. I'm not too concerned about a mirror finish but I would like to get a flatter fininsh and more consistency. Any tips on the roller front?
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« Reply #54 on: September 13, 2009, 08:51:06 am »
I've said it before and I'll say it again....I should pawn my tools, projects like this make me want to. Outstanding work, great info, I learned alot. I think my problem is I rush to the finish, and thats what you get, poor results.

I appreciate your contribution and ALL the pictures, I'm watching this one and anything else you build....your mame and driving cab are also awesome.....

I just looked at my mame cab in my garage....... :laugh2: 

Nice Project......

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« Reply #55 on: September 13, 2009, 11:16:37 am »
Thanks Shortbus. I wish I could help!

Still workin on the CP. The middle section is filled and sanded down but needs to be primed and sanded before applying the vinyl. The CP sides have been prepped and have 2 coats of primer. They'll still need some more work before painting begins. They were wet when I took the pics but here are the sides of the CP:



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« Reply #56 on: September 16, 2009, 05:43:24 pm »
those black front pieces, what are those? did u order them? or are they laminated pieces of wood?

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« Reply #57 on: September 16, 2009, 06:06:04 pm »
They're pre-cut pieces of wood I found in the dado rail section of the hardware store. I was going to make some out of metal or plastic strips so I couldn't believe my luck when I spotted these. They're covered in black self adhesive vinyl like the panels on the front so they match up nicely. They have nice rounded edges on the top surface which gives them a nice finish too. I made sure I pulled the vinyl taut when applying it to get a good finish. They only took about half an hour to make.

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« Reply #58 on: September 16, 2009, 06:21:10 pm »
very nice, i really want to build one of these machines

iam following your build closely

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« Reply #59 on: September 17, 2009, 10:25:40 am »
Still going as fast as I can to get this complete. This is the current state of the CP. It has a cutout for the opal acrylic moves list inlay and has been trimmed to size. I'll need to prime the lid and then apply the vinyl to the lid and the main section. The sides of the CP are progressing nicely.





I may upgrade to cast rather than XT acrylic at some point ....
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« Reply #60 on: September 17, 2009, 11:38:48 am »
Nice going. Will you go for an easily switchable 1P/2P panel like the real Vewlix?

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« Reply #61 on: September 17, 2009, 12:47:29 pm »
I may do but it may be too slim. I have thought about making another complete 2 player CP for it which would be about 15cm wider
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« Reply #62 on: September 19, 2009, 07:40:04 am »
Trying to take my mind of my daughter who is currently in the middle of her entrance exam .... Some more pictures of the painting progress for the CP. After 2 coats of primer on the lid, It will now need to be sanded back to get it smooth again followed maybe by another coat of primer and some more sanding before the vinyl. I hope to get this done today. The side pieces have 2 coats of paint and willl need to be wetsanded. I may add some enamel like I did with the top piece and wet sand for a smooth hard finish.

Sorry the progress seems to be slow but the purpose of the log is to show as many of the steps as possible.



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« Reply #63 on: September 19, 2009, 11:56:08 am »
Nice! I'm beginning the cutting for mine today

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« Reply #64 on: September 19, 2009, 01:10:31 pm »
Make sure you post lots of pics. Good luck with it and have fun making it!

I've got the vinyl on the CP. The lower bevel on the front of the CP is not as smooth as I'd like it but it would be a lot of work to remove it and prepare everything again. You can't really see it so nevermind. The acrylic for the joystick section will be raised by another 3mm to keep it flush (or about 1mm below) the rest of the panel.








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« Reply #65 on: September 20, 2009, 06:38:20 am »
Wow, that looks awesome.

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« Reply #66 on: September 20, 2009, 04:58:43 pm »
Thanks emphatic!

I've stripped off the polyurethane redone the top section in enamel, waited a few days and labouriously wet sanded it down. It now looks like more like  plastic and is much smoother than before. I may buff this up further but I'm not sure yet. I've also put together the first pass of the marquee which is based off the original. Sorry about the size of the second image.



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« Reply #67 on: September 20, 2009, 05:04:36 pm »
 :applaud:

I wish I had your skills and patience. This is going to be an awesome cabinet. It's really refreshing to see people going for the plastic/metal look of the sleek Japanese built cabinets, and not only go for the revamped classic look that's frankly a bit tiresome. :P

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« Reply #68 on: September 21, 2009, 05:52:48 am »
Thanks! I have had to be patient with this one, it has been like watching paint dry at times .. I have to sy, this oe has been uite challenging because of the unusual shape/pieces but hopefully the effort will be worth it.

I've trimmed the acrylic for the marquee. I'm glad I allowed a lot of 'give' in the design as my curves aren't great but the fit is good. It will look perfect from the front so that's what matters.





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« Reply #69 on: September 21, 2009, 12:42:28 pm »
Starting to look like a complete machine now:




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« Reply #70 on: September 21, 2009, 12:49:16 pm »
Awesome. The front beneath the control panel, does that open up, or is is rear access only?

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« Reply #71 on: September 21, 2009, 01:00:03 pm »
The back of the top section on the CP is a lid that comes off for easy access to the insides.
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« Reply #72 on: September 21, 2009, 02:00:08 pm »
Okay. The control panel, does it have the same "depth" as the original, or do you (with your somewhat compressed redesign) have less legroom than the original? I figured you'd considered this already as you've kept the height of the original design.

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« Reply #73 on: September 21, 2009, 02:15:09 pm »
Im really developing a liking for the sit in front of height with both this and projects like No 18...im imagining a regular chair height would suffice?

This thing looks so damn good this near completion...leave power OFF ;)
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« Reply #74 on: September 21, 2009, 02:22:01 pm »
It's an important question. I had to balance the depth with stability so I went for a compromise of what I reckon to be about 4cm less depth than the original (from my calculations from the plan in the Vewlix owner's manual). It's still comfortable to sit at it.
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« Reply #75 on: September 21, 2009, 02:32:53 pm »
Im really developing a liking for the sit in front of height with both this and projects like No 18...im imagining a regular chair height would suffice?

This thing looks so damn good this near completion...leave power OFF ;)

Hopefully this will give a better idea on the dimensions. It's a standard size dining chair.

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« Reply #76 on: September 21, 2009, 05:13:43 pm »
Awesome. The front beneath the control panel, does that open up, or is is rear access only?

I just got what you said! It doesn't open. It's rear access only.
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« Reply #77 on: September 21, 2009, 05:29:37 pm »
Im really developing a liking for the sit in front of height with both this and projects like No 18...im imagining a regular chair height would suffice?

This thing looks so damn good this near completion...leave power OFF ;)

Hopefully this will give a better idea on the dimensions. It's a standard size dining chair.


Yeah, that looks about right. Me, I have pretty "muscular" legs, so I have raised my Candy cabinets about an inch to sit comfortably at them.  ;) Make sure you use a chair with back support when you're playing longer sessions, as your bound to lean towards your cabinet, straining your back a bit too much otherwise. I have leather clad stools for mine, that does look very nice, but the back can only take so much strain...

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« Reply #78 on: September 21, 2009, 05:32:12 pm »
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Hopefully this will give a better idea on the dimensions. It's a standard size dining chair.

/Drool...very nice.

That is my one gripe on having an upright...Ill get sick of standing...or my old back will act up and then ill sit on the barstool which really isn't that comfortable of an alternative. Sitting on a normal chair would just be...nice.
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« Reply #79 on: September 21, 2009, 10:29:13 pm »
can u take a handfull of closeup pics on diff angles

  
 

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