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Re: Vewlix style cab. Slim version!
« Reply #80 on: September 22, 2009, 04:50:47 pm »
can u take a handfull of closeup pics on diff angles

I'm still finishing off the paintwork on the CP sides. Once I've done this I'll be sure to take some more pics. Is there anything specific?
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Re: Vewlix style cab. Slim version!
« Reply #81 on: September 26, 2009, 07:16:02 pm »
na not really, just hard to see all the work you put into it from that far away

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Re: Vewlix style cab. Slim version!
« Reply #82 on: September 28, 2009, 12:58:49 pm »
Incredible Job.
Nice cab, beautiful shape and outstanding finished touches!!!
I expect you finish it to see the final Cab.
Kudos for you!!!!

Cheers.
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« Reply #83 on: September 28, 2009, 06:01:01 pm »
Thanks! I've been wrestling with a tempremental PC so have only just completed the CP artwork to match the marquee. Next I'll print it out to make sure everything's ok before I send it to the printers:



I noticed that there's a line missing from the bottom which has been added now.
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« Reply #84 on: October 01, 2009, 05:46:59 pm »
I've sent off the artwork so I should be able to complete the CP when it comes back. I've also included some prints for the side art to test which I may have laminated or turn into stickers if it looks ok:

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Re: Vewlix style cab. Slim version!
« Reply #85 on: October 02, 2009, 11:53:46 am »
I am starting a build guide for this project. It can be accessed at the following link:

http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?p=7599285#post7599285

If there's an alternative which I can use on this site, please let me know! I don't want to needlessly create another thread.
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Re: Vewlix style cab. Slim version!
« Reply #86 on: October 02, 2009, 12:51:36 pm »
Fantastic guide!  :applaud:

Here in Canada we need to take the final leap and become truly metric...so frustrating being caught in metric limbo here.
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« Reply #87 on: October 05, 2009, 05:15:39 am »
Thanks Epyx!

I've recieved the artwork but am not completely happy with the print. I thought it was going to be glossy but it's not. Nevermind, here's the marquee which I have fitted for now:



I'm happy with the artwork though.

I'll get on with the CP next.
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Re: Vewlix style cab. Slim version!
« Reply #88 on: October 05, 2009, 05:42:26 am »
na not really, just hard to see all the work you put into it from that far away

Here are a couple of detail pics for you:

Closeup of the front of the cabinet (leg/bevelled front):



The inside of the front frame:



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Re: Vewlix style cab. Slim version (marquee fitted)
« Reply #89 on: October 05, 2009, 07:40:57 am »
Is the original art glossy? I think that looks awesome, but hey, it's your cab man.  :applaud: On the other hand, I prefer having non-glossy artwork as it'll reflect light and you are supposed to look at the screen underneath and all...

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Re: Vewlix style cab. Slim version (marquee fitted)
« Reply #90 on: October 05, 2009, 10:28:50 am »
how did you get those top pieces so smooth?

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« Reply #91 on: October 05, 2009, 12:43:52 pm »
how did you get those top pieces so smooth?

I spent a lot of time on the template to get the curves right. I then spent even longer filling, sanding and painting to get the finish smooth.

Here's the CP. I still have some finishing off and cleaning up to do....

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« Reply #92 on: October 05, 2009, 01:04:38 pm »
Here are some pics of the CP in the main unit. A couple of the buttons are slightly off so I will adjust these.





I need to get the moveslist inlay sorted next.
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Re: Vewlix style cab. Slim version (marquee fitted/ CP nearly complete)
« Reply #93 on: October 05, 2009, 01:34:17 pm »
 :applaud: Awesome.

Do you plan on a mask for the LG logo on your TV as well?

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« Reply #94 on: October 05, 2009, 01:45:17 pm »
Oh yes!

Here's a couple of pics:





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Re: Vewlix style cab. Slim version (marquee fitted/ CP nearly complete)
« Reply #95 on: October 05, 2009, 01:54:23 pm »
TURN IT ON! :bat

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« Reply #96 on: October 05, 2009, 02:33:44 pm »
Going to wait until the CP is wired up!
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« Reply #97 on: October 05, 2009, 04:06:42 pm »
Fair enough. But you deserve a  :whap in the head for making me think the CP was completed.
Keep the pics coming and congrats on a excellent build.

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Re: Vewlix style cab. Slim version (marquee/CP fitted - wiring to do)
« Reply #98 on: October 05, 2009, 04:48:19 pm »
It looks odd, but in a cool way. Had I not see the originals, I wouldn't say so though. Turned out much taller than I thought it would. You didn't take any of the height off when you "shrank" it?

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« Reply #99 on: October 05, 2009, 05:28:09 pm »
It looks odd, but in a cool way. Had I not see the originals, I wouldn't say so though. Turned out much taller than I thought it would. You didn't take any of the height off when you "shrank" it?

I know what you mean. It's really difficult to get the pictures to give a real life sense of proportion. The top section has been reduced by around 9 cm in height and the first picture in the previous post gives the best overall idea. Agreed, the second picture does look tall but this is because I have a small room and the picture is taken quite close up!
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Re: Vewlix style cab. Slim version (marquee/CP fitted - wiring to do)
« Reply #100 on: October 05, 2009, 05:53:55 pm »
Sweet Jesus this thing is sexual! So f.....g cool. Nice job.
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« Reply #101 on: October 05, 2009, 06:14:12 pm »
Thanks! I've looked at your cab as well, gotta love Raiden!
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« Reply #102 on: October 05, 2009, 06:44:45 pm »
thanks to you as well. BTW, I've never seen a viewlix in real life, but I looked at the picture you posted of the original. I actually think yours is better. The slim down makes it look sleeker. Do you have some kind of background in woodworking? This can't have been your first cab. I'm trying to figure out how you got those angled white edges.
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« Reply #103 on: October 06, 2009, 04:07:10 pm »
No background in woodwork for me but this is my third main project (original lowboy style cab and racing pod being the first 2). Also, are you referring to the routed edges?
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« Reply #104 on: October 06, 2009, 11:55:54 pm »
amazing bro

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« Reply #105 on: October 07, 2009, 02:37:08 pm »
you sir, did an outstanding job.  un-freakin-believable.
had i not know any better from the looks of some of those pic i would of thought i was looking at a factory made mini vewlix cab.  I cant wait to see it fired up and running!

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« Reply #106 on: October 07, 2009, 03:44:05 pm »
I'm talking about the white edges with the angles. You did those with a router? I don't have a router or know all the things you can do with one.
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« Reply #107 on: October 07, 2009, 04:39:24 pm »
Thanks for the positive feedback!

About the router, it's probably the most versatile woodworking tool you can buy. I borrowed one for my first cab for the T molding but bought one specifically for this project.

I succumbed to the lure of turning it on. My XBOX is dead again so I ran it with the SFIV demo. Not great pics but here goes:





The sound system is installed. Now I just need to plug it into the PC.
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« Reply #108 on: October 07, 2009, 05:59:18 pm »
So, you finished the control panel wiring already?

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« Reply #109 on: October 09, 2009, 03:56:31 pm »
Not quite there yet. I've soldered u the pad and wired it to the connector blocks. I just need to do the quick disconnects now. Soon I'll be using it at last!

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« Reply #110 on: October 09, 2009, 04:04:01 pm »
Very nice work.  :cheers:
Two questions though:
1. Where did you get the adjustable legs?
2. Also, how did you paint the 2x2s?

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« Reply #111 on: October 09, 2009, 04:15:49 pm »
Wow SpaceHedgehog,

My comments:

Awesome, fantastic. I don't think I could physically walk by this without wanting to sit in front of it and play a game.  Damn good job!  :cheers:
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« Reply #112 on: October 10, 2009, 08:02:12 am »
Very nice work.  :cheers:
Two questions though:
1. Where did you get the adjustable legs?
2. Also, how did you paint the 2x2s?

Thanks!

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2. Not sure what you mean by 2x2's!
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« Reply #113 on: October 10, 2009, 08:03:59 am »
Wow SpaceHedgehog,

My comments:

Awesome, fantastic. I don't think I could physically walk by this without wanting to sit in front of it and play a game.  Damn good job!  :cheers:

Thanks Epyx!

The wiring for the CP is now complete:



I'll be able to start using it very soon :)
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« Reply #114 on: October 10, 2009, 11:18:13 am »
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I'll be able to start using it very soon :)

Hopefully you can queue up a video of it in action when you do. That should be one rewarding moment!
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« Reply #115 on: October 10, 2009, 12:01:32 pm »
I've not been able  to see the pics at home due to my uber crap connection but I'm just having a look at my parents place now and WOW! Awesome work all the way though.

You must be very proud  :applaud:

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« Reply #116 on: October 10, 2009, 01:14:33 pm »
Very nice work.  :cheers:
Two questions though:
1. Where did you get the adjustable legs?
2. Also, how did you paint the 2x2s?

Thanks!

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2. Not sure what you mean by 2x2's!

Thank you. Sorry, I meant the wood that the adjustable legs are connected to. I have circled it in the pic below.

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« Reply #117 on: October 10, 2009, 01:34:44 pm »
I'll be sure to take a video at some point soon Epyx.


Thanks for the feedback Franco B. It's consumed most of my spare time of late but now it's functional, I'm really happy. Just working on a mechanism to secure the swapable CP when it's slotted in. I don't have my XBOX working atm so I'm going to copy my MAME install from my other PC for some gaming action for now.

Thank you. Sorry, I meant the wood that the adjustable legs are connected to. I have circled it in the pic below.

Ah, the legs! These are actually 30mmx40mm strips, The 30mm matches the width of the mdf sides (12mm+18mm). I primed it, sanded it smooth, used some filler to hide any inconsistencies, primed and sanded again andthen painted them at the same time as the base. I used a flat black paint and water based polyurethane.
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« Reply #118 on: October 10, 2009, 03:22:25 pm »
Fine craftsmanship!  This cabinet is so clean looking!  A+!
I'm glad to see you using good fighting-game control parts and your wiring is nice and organized. You're going to love playing this thing online on the xbox 360, I'll have to PM you my Gamertag and give you a little Blanka-schoolin' to break it in!  ;D

Good to see you're using the Madcatz arcade stick as the interface, it's funny, I think that stick is only good for this purpose.

btw, I'm assuming your "menu" button is your xbox guide button?

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« Reply #119 on: October 10, 2009, 04:51:37 pm »
Thanks opt2not! I didn't want to skimp on the parts so I went for a JLF this time rather than a JLW which I have in my two custom sticks. I bought the madcatz specifically to hack as it's common ground and relatively easy to solder. The menu button is hooked up to the guide.

Once I get my broken XBOX back I'll let you beat me as I'm pretty average with fighters, I just really enjoy playing them. Having thisis going to give me a good excuse to put in some serious practice time.
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