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  • #189809
    JR
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    Yowza.  That’s some serious carpentry going on.  Any pics/vids of the nitty gritty to share?

    #189816
    Gwen
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    Which nitty gritty are you interested in?  I have pretty much shown everything I’ve built for it so far.

    Gwen
    - Wonky builder of the steampunk Nikola Tesla cabinet & Starfighter Cabinet

    #189955
    Gwen
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    I spent the day working on the marquee/top of the cabinet today.  I will trim the overlap off the 45 degree angle top sides once the glue is good and dry.  I also mounted the led light tube for the marquee and test fitted the left joystick and cut some of the parts for the pedestal.

    Gwen
    - Wonky builder of the steampunk Nikola Tesla cabinet & Starfighter Cabinet

    #189960
    JR
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    @jfr1
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    There’s some nit and grit!  Looking very nice.

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    #190156
    Gwen
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    Yesterday I finished trimming the marquee box and fixing an error I made in cutting the side panels.  The upper front section was too short on both sides so I spliced panels in to correct the error.  Now the shape is correct.

    Today I got the pedestal about 2/3 finished.  I still need to add the angled box sections on the bottom sides.  I also did a test fit of the upper cabinet on the pedestal to check the height…  Good thing I did because I had to shorten the pedestal by four inches to get the height right for me.  I trimmed the pedestal, put things back together and took some photos.

    Gwen
    - Wonky builder of the steampunk Nikola Tesla cabinet & Starfighter Cabinet

    #190163
    randr
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    Looking great Gwen!

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    #190211
    Gwen
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    @gwen
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    Thanks RandR!

     

    Gwen
    - Wonky builder of the steampunk Nikola Tesla cabinet & Starfighter Cabinet

    #190372
    Gwen
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    @gwen
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    I finished most of the construction work on the pedestal, framed up and installed the rear access panel and cut and installed the upper rear angled cabinet panel.  Next up is trimming the top edge of the upper rear panel and then doing a whole friggin’ lot of sanding and some putty work in preparation for painting…

    Gwen
    - Wonky builder of the steampunk Nikola Tesla cabinet & Starfighter Cabinet

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    #190375
    JR
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    Good grief. That’s amazing.

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    #190376
    Gwen
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    Thanks JR!

    Gwen
    - Wonky builder of the steampunk Nikola Tesla cabinet & Starfighter Cabinet

    #190391
    The Loafer
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    Man a pilot AND a kick ass arcade cabinet builder.  Is there anything you can’t do??  Well done Gwen, eagerly awaiting the next updates, love the movie!

    #190395
    randr
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    @randr
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    Yeah i agree with the loafer your just an awesome chick! great work very creative and would expect no less from you :good:

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    #190806
    Gwen
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    I continue sanding, and sanding, and filling…  I also cut one of the two sheets of plexi for the marquee and built the mounts and installed them.  The plexi looks yellow because of the plastic backing sheet.  I finished construction work on the pedestal and will continue working to prep the whole thing for painting.

    Gwen
    - Wonky builder of the steampunk Nikola Tesla cabinet & Starfighter Cabinet

    #190807
    Thalamus
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    @thalamus
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    Appreciate you sharing these. It is really beginning to take its form and like with the pinball machine, I’m impressed. I would not be able – by a long stretch to build this. My 10 thumbs and all that. Keep those progress pictures coming. :good:

    #190808
    Gwen
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    @gwen
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    Thanks Thalamus!  This is definitely a challenging project but I am really enjoying the work.  It is pretty gratifying to see your own work taking shape the way you envisioned it.

    Gwen
    - Wonky builder of the steampunk Nikola Tesla cabinet & Starfighter Cabinet

    #191143
    JR
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    @jfr1
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    This evening I came to realize just how bizarre a commitment you’ve made to this game.  I can’t remember ever seeing the movie and figured this had been made into a production game.  Atari had it close to release but bailed?  Sorry if I missed any of that earlier in post.  So this is a one-off, one of kind cab built to play just one game?  Perfect.     oh, love all the clamps!

    #191153
    Gwen
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    @gwen
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    Well, yes and no…   There are a few other people who have built Starfighter cabinets.  Also I am not building it just to play the one game.  I have Big Box installed on the machine I will use with the cab and I have a ton of other arcade games installed on it. And I have a separate 2 player arcade control panel which I plan to set up so it can attach to the Starfighter cab when I want to use it.  So I’ll be using it for all sorts of things…

    Oh and the Atari thing… their game wasn’t even quite the same as the one from the film.  And I think a large part of why it was cancelled was the amount of work it takes to build the cabinet.

    Gwen
    - Wonky builder of the steampunk Nikola Tesla cabinet & Starfighter Cabinet

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    #191157
    Gwen
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    @gwen
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    Here are a few images of the cabinet from the film…

     

    Gwen
    - Wonky builder of the steampunk Nikola Tesla cabinet & Starfighter Cabinet

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    #191163
    randr
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    @randr
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    Very cool Gwen can’t wait to see it finished but love the progress pics!

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    #191736
    Gwen
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    @gwen
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    Sanding, sanding, sanding, filling, more sanding…  And I finally got started on the paint work.  I decided to paint the stripes and starfighter title on the sides rather than using decals.  Once each surface is properly sanded I am painting it with about 6 coats of polyurethane and finish sanding it to 330 grit, then applying the paint.

    I have the left upper cab all painted with the exception of a few touch-ups.  Here are photos of some of the steps…

    Gwen
    - Wonky builder of the steampunk Nikola Tesla cabinet & Starfighter Cabinet

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