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Title: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: scr33n on April 19, 2011, 05:57:44 PM
Hey guys another project around the corner  :shock: :shock:


WILLIAMS DEFENDER CAB   SCRATCH BUILT REPLICA

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/2852/posterxy.jpg) (http://img233.imageshack.us/i/posterxy.jpg/)

Unfortunately  :P ;D I've found all the pieces for a Defender cab .... (are flying over the ocean)

A little problem .. the space ... ok I don't want think about that for the moment ... I WANT A DEFENDER CAB!!! this is my priority  :spaceace:


How to start a new project? Asking your help (Bruno - Ully - Bela - Kroustibat ...) thanks guys !!!  :-* :-* :-*

Here what I need ... at the moment  :P ::)


(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/5699/1sidej.jpg) (http://img163.imageshack.us/i/1sidej.jpg/)

(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/3131/2coindoor.jpg) (http://img15.imageshack.us/i/2coindoor.jpg/)

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/35/3littlearea.jpg) (http://img228.imageshack.us/i/3littlearea.jpg/)

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/508/4kickcoinpanel.jpg) (http://img850.imageshack.us/i/4kickcoinpanel.jpg/)

(http://img859.imageshack.us/img859/3030/5cabwidth.jpg) (http://img859.imageshack.us/i/5cabwidth.jpg/)

(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5379/6littlespace.jpg) (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/6littlespace.jpg/)

(http://img857.imageshack.us/img857/6866/7rear.jpg) (http://img857.imageshack.us/i/7rear.jpg/)

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/5927/8sideartpos.jpg) (http://img706.imageshack.us/i/8sideartpos.jpg/)

(http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/3221/9frontartpos.jpg) (http://img848.imageshack.us/i/9frontartpos.jpg/)


Thanks in advance guys!!!  :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: Muerto on April 19, 2011, 06:21:46 PM
WOW!!! this going to be a AWESOME build  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: muddymusic on April 19, 2011, 06:25:50 PM
After seeing how all your other replicas finished up I am really looking forward to seeing this one come together  :)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 19, 2011, 06:58:54 PM
YES !  Go Scr33n !

for a moment i thought it was over with the scratch builds because your space problem

Totally going to follow this carefully !

Dont know if this is a universal statement, but.. " the blood crawls where it cannot go"


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: DarthNuno on April 19, 2011, 07:50:14 PM
Hell yeah! A new Scr33n project  :-*

I can help you of course  but not before next week  :P No easy access to the cab... and away in few days  8)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: Belike on April 19, 2011, 08:21:09 PM
My Defender is at my old friends place, I hope I can bring it back this weekend. ;)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: subzero1970 on April 19, 2011, 08:32:22 PM
You gonna scratch build the hot chick too? ;)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: scr33n on April 19, 2011, 09:30:17 PM
Hell yeah! A new Scr33n project  :-*

I can help you of course  but not before next week  :P No easy access to the cab... and away in few days  8)

My Defender is at my old friends place, I hope I can bring it back this weekend. ;)

Thanks guys for you support  :spaceace: :-* :-*


You gonna scratch build the hot chick too? ;)

 ;D ;D


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: polaris on April 19, 2011, 09:52:02 PM
screen, i'm so glad to see you attempt this, the best looking cab out there IMO.
i would be very grateful for a copy of the measurements if i cant get all i need from this thread, i want to build a small working version at some point. :-* :-*
good luck, following with great interest  :)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: Superully on April 20, 2011, 07:06:04 AM
my cab is pulled out at the moment because of a ram error, so i can get you the measures. school holidays start tomorrow, i'll find some time then!


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: scr33n on April 20, 2011, 07:44:04 AM
my cab is pulled out at the moment because of a ram error, so i can get you the measures. school holidays start tomorrow, i'll find some time then!

Thanks Ully!!!  :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: Level42 on April 20, 2011, 10:00:00 PM
Forget the measures of that cab, let's have the measures of that nice lady ;)

And why didn't _she_ wear any "leg levellers" ? ;)

Come to think about it....she's probably 60 now ;)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: scr33n on April 21, 2011, 07:58:22 AM
Forget the measures of that cab, let's have the measures of that nice lady ;)

And why didn't _she_ wear any "leg levellers" ? ;)

Come to think about it....she's probably 60 now ;)

 ;D ;D :D


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: Superully on April 21, 2011, 09:37:33 AM
alright max, here you go! note that i did my very best to get the measures as accurately as possible, it couldn't hurt though if someone else double-checked. i'm pretty sure that especially the sideart positioning was quite random, so you might have a lot of "creatitivy" there on where to put it.

1 = 76.2
2 = 177.4
3 = 2.5
4 = 0.1 - 0.3 (different on each side, i would go with 0.2)
5 = 1.3
6 = 4.3 - 4.5 (also different on each side)
7 = 0.7 - 1.1 (it rises from the front of the control panel towards the bezel)
8 = 1.2
9 = 1.2
10 = 9.7
11 = 43.3
12 = 57.3
13 = 62.1
14 - 16 = no space here, it's leveled with the sidepanels
17 = 8.1
18 = 5.3 (note that the speaker cutout isn't simply cut out straight, there's a certain angle here (if you know what i mean) - do you need pics?)
19 = 15.2
20 = 9.8
21 = 8.6
22 = 8.3
23 = 5.2
24 = 15.3
25 = 7.9
26 = 16.1
27 = 5.3
28 = 23.5
29 = 2.8

if you need anything else (pictures and stuff, just let me know, the cab is still pulled out, so i have full access to it)

good luck!!!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: scr33n on April 21, 2011, 06:01:54 PM
 :spaceace: :spaceace: thanks Ully!!!  :spaceace: :spaceace:

if you need anything else (pictures and stuff, just let me know, the cab is still pulled out, so i have full access to it)

Yep  :P :oops:

 :arrow:

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/2816/10sidewall.jpg) (http://img20.imageshack.us/i/10sidewall.jpg/)


(http://img861.imageshack.us/img861/6271/11littlebottom.jpg) (http://img861.imageshack.us/i/11littlebottom.jpg/)


18 = 5.3 (note that the speaker cutout isn't simply cut out straight, there's a certain angle here (if you know what i mean) - do you need pics?)

???

Yes a pic can help me

Thanks a lot Ully !!!  :-* :-*


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: baritonomarchetto on April 21, 2011, 10:04:00 PM
Scr33n is back on the road! Nice machine, surely worth to reproduce  :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: scr33n on April 23, 2011, 12:12:55 PM
Hey for this project I need another tv/monitor ...

No problem, today a mini roadtrip (20Km one way) to pickup a nice Tv/Monitor  :wink:

20  :o :spaceace: :-* not bad for a almost new crt tv.


(http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/7465/tv1iv.jpg) (http://img576.imageshack.us/i/tv1iv.jpg/)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on April 23, 2011, 09:45:23 PM
That is indeed money well spend ! , thats a steal !


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: leonk on April 24, 2011, 05:35:14 AM
Damn it!!! Im so jealous, here in Canada were stuck with NTSC so no rgb input for us...


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: Superully on April 24, 2011, 09:25:15 AM
ok, second set of measures! but let me start with a picture of the cutout on the upper back first :arrow:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5070/5648921100_22a0da036c_b_d.jpg)

see what i mean when talking abot the angle?

anyway, here are the next measures you need for your porject:

30 = 50.3
31 = 20.1
32 = 18.0
33 = 44.5
34 = 16.5
35 = 47.0
36 = 10.0
37 = 3.0
38 = 9.5
39 = 66.4
40 = 145.7
41 = 24.5
42 = 53.5
43 = 3.6
44 = 1.4

let me add this: getting some of those measures is not easy because of some curves / angles involved, therefore no guarantee for the accuracy - would be cool if someone else with a defender cab could double-check. this is the first time i've taken measures for a scratch-built cabinet and what i've learned is this: without an original cab as a template to copy on a cnc machine, a reproduction cabinet can only be a very close approximation. what i would like to do is take one of scr33n's famous blueprints and put it on the side of a real cabinet to find out how accurate they really are. i'm sure they are extremely close, but how close would be interesting to see.

@max: perhaps you could send one of your blueprints over once you've created it for some final adjustments?


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: scr33n on April 24, 2011, 10:44:06 AM
Thanks Ully!!!!  :-* :-* :spaceace: :spaceace:

Wooaahh this air-grille is difficult to replicate (I'll see  :?) thanks for the pic.


let me add this: getting some of those measures is not easy because of some curves / angles involved, therefore no guarantee for the accuracy - would be cool if someone else with a defender cab could double-check. this is the first time i've taken measures for a scratch-built cabinet and what i've learned is this: without an original cab as a template to copy on a cnc machine, a reproduction cabinet can only be a very close approximation. what i would like to do is take one of scr33n's famous blueprints and put it on the side of a real cabinet to find out how accurate they really are. i'm sure they are extremely close, but how close would be interesting to see.

Yes this for sure, very difficult to replicate with great accuracy, but I try my best with your help and with cab-profile found on the net  :P

... then ... the original cabs, were all identical? Mmmmhhh I've some doubts  :roll:



Now I can start to plan ...  ::) 8)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: Superully on April 24, 2011, 10:54:44 AM
Yes this for sure, very difficult to replicate with great accuracy, but I try my best with your help and with cab-profile found on the net  :P

if anyone can do it, it's you max! good luck with the built and if you need anything else, just let me know! once again, confirmation of the measures i took would probably help ...


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: leonk on April 25, 2011, 06:36:31 AM
Does it matter, the grill angle accuracy? you'll never see it!   :lol:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: scr33n on April 25, 2011, 10:11:38 PM
Ully please  :oops: I need again your help on the last four (I hope  :-\) measures  :P

as always ... when you've time:

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/1304/12others.jpg) (http://img822.imageshack.us/i/12others.jpg/)


not so simple to plan this time ...  :-X

THANKS!!!



Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: scr33n on April 27, 2011, 08:52:39 PM
Yesterday I received the first package from US:  :spaceace:

a very big package from Arcadeboneyard.com:

(http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/6594/boneyard1.jpg) (http://img94.imageshack.us/i/boneyard1.jpg/)

inside:

(http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/7862/boneyard2v.jpg) (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/boneyard2v.jpg/)

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/101/boneyard3.jpg) (http://img706.imageshack.us/i/boneyard3.jpg/)

(http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/4978/boneyard4.jpg) (http://img835.imageshack.us/i/boneyard4.jpg/)

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/504/boneyard5.jpg) (http://img820.imageshack.us/i/boneyard5.jpg/)

 8)



Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: polaris on April 27, 2011, 10:46:36 PM
do you have a joystick, there is a replica now on arcadeshop de if youve not seen it  :)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: Superully on April 28, 2011, 12:10:41 PM
Yesterday I received the first package from US:  :spaceace:
a very big package from Arcadeboneyard.com:

i'm always impressed how you manage to find stuff there. arcadeboneyard has the crappiest website E-V-E-R, i don't even bother looking there anymore because i haven't been able to find anything i want. am i missing something there?

p.s. hopefully i'll get you the missing measures today, i was out yesterday ;)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: scr33n on April 28, 2011, 01:05:59 PM
i'm always impressed how you manage to find stuff there. arcadeboneyard has the crappiest website E-V-E-R, i don't even bother looking there anymore because i haven't been able to find anything i want. am i missing something there?

I don't check the site, I ask directly to Rob (arcadeboneyard owner and very kind guy) what I need. PS: check the kill list ....

http://www.thearcadeboneyard.com/KillList.html


p.s. hopefully i'll get you the missing measures today, i was out yesterday ;)


Thanks Ully!!!  :-* :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: Superully on April 30, 2011, 09:02:56 AM
sorry for the delay (again), max, here are the missing measures :arrow:

45 = 165.0
46 = 16.0
47 = 149.9
48 = 106.7

you know the drill: if you need anything else ... :)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: scr33n on April 30, 2011, 09:56:02 AM
Thanks Ully !!!  :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: scr33n on May 05, 2011, 07:01:43 PM
Today I received the 2nd package from US:

Arcadeshop.com

(http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/6003/arcadeshop1.jpg) (http://img541.imageshack.us/i/arcadeshop1.jpg/)

inside:

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/8151/arcadeshop2.jpg) (http://img687.imageshack.us/i/arcadeshop2.jpg/)


Defender CPO - Defender bezel - new leaf switch push buttons - williams joystick rebuild kit

other packages arriving ... stay tuned

:spaceace:




Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: scr33n on May 07, 2011, 10:09:51 AM
Bruno, can you confirm the measurement NUMBER 7 (with a pic if possible  :-* :-* :-*):

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/35/3littlearea.jpg) (http://img228.imageshack.us/i/3littlearea.jpg/)

Ully measure: 7 = 0.7 - 1.1 (it rises from the front of the control panel towards the bezel)

Thanks!!!  :spaceace: :spaceace:



Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: DarthNuno on May 07, 2011, 10:54:48 AM
No problem my friend  :)

As you have already reported, the CP is not 'aligned'   :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/defender/defender_cp_1.jpg)

From down...

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/defender/defender_cp_2.jpg)

 :arrow: between 6 or 7 mm

...to top :

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/defender/defender_cp_3.jpg)

 :arrow: between 10 or 11 mm


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: scr33n on May 07, 2011, 01:39:04 PM
 :spaceace: :spaceace: Thanks Bruno!!!  :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: hugo_ausdemwald on May 08, 2011, 06:36:42 PM
Hi,

do you know this thread in the arcadecontrols forum?
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=65938.0

I used the dimensions from this thread for my scratch build slim Defender cab.

Maybe you can use some of the values.

bye

hugo


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: scr33n on May 18, 2011, 05:24:10 PM
And finally the plan on paper is ready:

(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/8649/planqw.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/planqw.jpg/)

MDF already ordered ... ready for next Friday/Saturday.

I hope to start serious work early next week  :spaceace: :spaceace:

Stay tuned  8)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: DarthNuno on May 18, 2011, 06:30:13 PM
i recognize very well these pattern's by Scr33n  :P ...and I really love them  :P :P :P

 :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: scr33n on May 19, 2011, 04:59:55 PM
Another package from US (very small this time):

(http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/6161/joy1k.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/687/joy1k.jpg/)

inside:

(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/9812/joy2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/153/joy2.jpg/)

A Williams Defender Joystick Knob NOS  :-* :-*

I miss only one package ... Defender stencils  8) from Gamestencils.com

I hope to receive it soon  :evil: :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: scr33n on May 20, 2011, 09:35:34 PM
I miss only one package ... Defender stencils  8) from Gamestencils.com

I hope to receive it soon  :evil: :spaceace:

One day later ...  :P

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/2954/gamestencils1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/850/gamestencils1.jpg/)

Defender stencils from Gamestencils.com:

(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5159/gamestencils2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/717/gamestencils2.jpg/)

 :-* :-*


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: scr33n on May 20, 2011, 09:39:04 PM
MDF already ordered ... ready for next Friday/Saturday.

Hey today I'm lucky  ;D MDF in the house:

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/9007/mdfg.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/3/mdfg.jpg/)

I'm ready, I can't wait to start this project  :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP 0.5%
Post by: McVenco on May 20, 2011, 11:08:45 PM
I'm ready, I can't wait to start this project  :spaceace: :spaceace:

And I can't wait to see the progress! :)

I want to build a replica too in the near future, and your build threads are a perfect source of inspiration!


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on May 26, 2011, 10:35:33 PM
Ok guys ... the hard work begins ... (I chose the wrong month, is already too hot here in Milan  :evil: :evil:):


(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/1065/s6304135e.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/9/s6304135e.jpg/)

(http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/4233/s6304136.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/833/s6304136.jpg/)

(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/3969/s6304137.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/4/s6304137.jpg/)

(http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/3442/s6304138.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/842/s6304138.jpg/)

 :P ::)




Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on May 26, 2011, 10:44:16 PM
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/1673/s6304139.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/225/s6304139.jpg/)

(http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/8067/s6304140.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/s6304140.jpg/)

(http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/1112/s6304141.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/88/s6304141.jpg/)

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/2629/s6304142.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/24/s6304142.jpg/)

(http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/7129/s6304144.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/683/s6304144.jpg/)

 :spaceace: :spaceace:



Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: DarthNuno on May 26, 2011, 10:55:15 PM
Too easy for you now  ;)

Very good job! ... what else to say   :-* :-* :-*


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: tapule on May 28, 2011, 06:54:25 PM
Scr33n, you are the Repricmaster...
In the future I want to make a replica of one of your replicas  ;D

Can't wait to see the final result


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: subzero1970 on May 28, 2011, 08:17:20 PM
I'll be watching this thread VERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY closely :D


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on May 29, 2011, 05:09:15 PM
Thanks guys !!!  :spaceace:

Project continues ... slooowly:

(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9193/s6304146.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/197/s6304146.jpg/)

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/9882/s6304147k.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/221/s6304147k.jpg/)

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/6453/s6304148.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/232/s6304148.jpg/)

 ::)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Superully on May 29, 2011, 05:19:09 PM
Project continues ... slooowly:

slowly?

what i'm asking myself: are the measures, your drawings and the cuts that accurate that everything (marquee etc.) fits in like a glove or do you have to do some tweaking and use italian magic to make things fit?


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on May 29, 2011, 06:49:44 PM
Slowly ? in your opinion maybe,

slowly, but perfect Scr33n !


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on June 03, 2011, 04:29:27 PM
Marquee zone finished:

(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/6489/s6304149.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/593/s6304149.jpg/)

(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/2060/s6304150.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/263/s6304150.jpg/)

(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/3786/s6304151.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/163/s6304151.jpg/)

and control panel zone:

(http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/7110/s6304152.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/821/s6304152.jpg/)

 :arrow:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on June 03, 2011, 04:36:53 PM
Rear door finished:

(http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/5869/s6304154.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/263/s6304154.jpg/)

and coin door hole:

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/4290/s6304155.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/s6304155.jpg/)

(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/8093/s6304156.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/508/s6304156.jpg/)

done:

(http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/1825/s6304157.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/813/s6304157.jpg/)

another shot of control panel zone with monitor plastic bezel first test:

(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/3920/s6304159u.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/685/s6304159u.jpg/)

(http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/453/s6304160.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/717/s6304160.jpg/)


 :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Hi on June 03, 2011, 05:01:29 PM
 impressive  :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: subzero1970 on June 05, 2011, 12:07:46 PM
looking awesome scr33n :)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Superully on June 05, 2011, 01:28:03 PM
i'm a fan of those bare wood vs original parts pictures :D


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on June 05, 2011, 10:03:23 PM
i'm a fan of those bare wood vs original parts pictures :D

 ;D ;D :D


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on June 06, 2011, 06:29:03 PM
Project continues ...


I need a new control panel (why? I've 2 original defender CP, where is the problem?  ::)):

check this pic ... you can see the space between the cp and the cab:

(http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/374/s6304172.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/836/s6304172.jpg/)

both are bent  :-\ ??? maybe the humidity?!?!?!

ok no problem ... A new Defender control panel from scratch is done:

(http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/1481/s6304161.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/545/s6304161.jpg/)

(http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/9200/s6304162.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/405/s6304162.jpg/)

in position:

(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/2254/s6304163.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/543/s6304163.jpg/)

test with defender monitor bezel replica from arcadeshop.com (I don't remove all the protection, too much dust around  :?):

(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/8676/s6304164.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/51/s6304164.jpg/)

fits nicely  8)



Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on June 06, 2011, 06:39:44 PM
Monitor/Tv installed:

(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/9945/s6304165.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/151/s6304165.jpg/)

(http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/5107/s6304166.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/534/s6304166.jpg/)

monitor test:

(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/5787/s6304167.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/812/s6304167.jpg/)

the cab is done:

(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/3272/s6304168.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/196/s6304168.jpg/)

How much wood I've left?

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/7135/s6304170.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/846/s6304170.jpg/)

Hey ... I'm not wrong with measures ;D  :D


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on June 06, 2011, 06:44:55 PM
Cab is ready for primer session:

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/2749/s6304173.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/14/s6304173.jpg/)


stay tuned ...

 :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on June 06, 2011, 07:23:27 PM
Awsome Scr33n !  :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Superully on June 06, 2011, 11:03:54 PM
once again simply incredible!!!


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: kroustibat on June 09, 2011, 08:38:34 AM
Awesome as always ;)

quit your job please and start a replica business !! ;) you got gold in your hands

ps: sorry not to help for the measurements as the defender cab was for devpsx and not me in  my RT


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Brry71 on June 09, 2011, 08:43:00 AM
Again, it's looking incredible!!! I agree wit Kroustibat, you should start a BTO (Build to order) replica business... Since some cabinets are pretty hard to find I know I would probably order one....


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Level42 on June 09, 2011, 08:57:59 AM
Mmmmm...I think I might know why he doesn't want to do that....

Once the hobby starts to become a business, the fun is gone. Not sure of course, but it could be it :)

He Barry...glad to see you're still around...still got some T-molding for ya here....how about you pick it up here around....let's say saturday 3 september ??  ;D ;D ;D

In some strange way....your name is still not on the list of Eurocade ?!!?


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on June 09, 2011, 09:41:27 AM
He Barry...glad to see you're still around...still got a Time Pilot 84 PCB for ya here....how about you pick it up here around....let's say saturday 3 september ??  ;D ;D ;D

ps thanks for typing andre, i am too lazy myself  :D


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Brry71 on June 09, 2011, 12:37:58 PM
Hey, why don't I pick it up on let's say.... The 3rd of september???

Count me in!!!


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Level42 on June 09, 2011, 01:06:25 PM
Wahoo...don't forget to send me your details :)

Now....totally sorry to de-rail this thread about that brilliant Defender repro !!!!

By the way.....we still have to register our first Italian member for Eurocade, come on, flights can't be that expensive ? :D


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on June 10, 2011, 06:19:54 PM
Mmmmm...I think I might know why he doesn't want to do that....

Once the hobby starts to become a business, the fun is gone. Not sure of course, but it could be it :)

+100  :P ;D


Project continues ...

after 2 coat of primer:

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/8091/s6304175.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/17/s6304175.jpg/)


and  3 coat of satin black:

(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/6855/s6304181.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/689/s6304181.jpg/)

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/751/s6304182.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/42/s6304182.jpg/)

next ...

- reassemble the cab
- stencils  :twisted:



 :spaceace: :-*



Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on June 14, 2011, 04:46:37 PM
Project continues...

speaker panel and rear-grills are ready:

(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/3527/s6304184.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/715/s6304184.jpg/)

cab semi-assembled with monitor bezel installed:

(http://img861.imageshack.us/img861/1401/s6304186.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/861/s6304186.jpg/)

 :-* :-*

Now I'm ready for stencils  :arrow:

(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9143/s6304187.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/101/s6304187.jpg/)

(http://img814.imageshack.us/img814/8241/s6304189.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/814/s6304189.jpg/)

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/2889/s6304190l.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/69/s6304190l.jpg/)

(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/3548/s6304191.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/198/s6304191.jpg/)

(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/9475/s6304193.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/s6304193.jpg/)

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/5200/s6304194k.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/24/s6304194k.jpg/)

(http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/8209/s6304195.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/171/s6304195.jpg/)

(http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/7871/s6304196.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/s6304196.jpg/)

 :arrow:




Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on June 14, 2011, 04:50:01 PM
Right colors scanned from original marquee:

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2986/s6304197.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/221/s6304197.jpg/)

first coat of red - 3 coats are needed as always:

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/6366/s6304198.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/843/s6304198.jpg/)

(http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/9714/s6304199.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/840/s6304199.jpg/)

(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7171/s6304200.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/339/s6304200.jpg/)

 ::)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: tapule on June 14, 2011, 05:38:54 PM
Right colors scanned from original marquee:
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2986/s6304197.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/221/s6304197.jpg/)
Scr33n, what kind of paint is that? satin?
is needed mix it with something?

Greetings


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on June 14, 2011, 05:47:48 PM
Scr33n, what kind of paint is that? satin?
is needed mix it with something?

Greetings

Yes satin.

I mix it with a synthetic thinner 10%-15%


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Level42 on June 19, 2011, 10:08:51 PM
(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2986/s6304197.jpg)


PAC MAN !!!!



 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D





Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on June 23, 2011, 01:49:13 PM
Yep ... Pac-Man is everywhere  :o :o ;D ;D


Project continues ...

after 4 coat of red:

(http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/4029/s6304203.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/607/s6304203.jpg/)

(http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4180/s6304204.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/99/s6304204.jpg/)

(http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/1643/s6304205.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/233/s6304205.jpg/)

here the result ... nice  :-* (fortunately :P):

(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/431/s6304209.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/109/s6304209.jpg/)

(http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/4595/s6304210.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/594/s6304210.jpg/)

(http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/9002/s6304212.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/s6304212.jpg/)

next: yellow stencils turn


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on June 23, 2011, 02:01:12 PM
Yellow stencils ...  :twisted: :twisted: :spaceace: :spaceace:

(http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/9880/s6304213.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/850/s6304213.jpg/)

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/2336/s6304214.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/202/s6304214.jpg/)

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7703/s6304215.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/217/s6304215.jpg/)

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/3959/s6304216.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/820/s6304216.jpg/)

(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/6285/s6304217.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/30/s6304217.jpg/)

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6305/s6304218.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/228/s6304218.jpg/)

(http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/5936/s6304220.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/638/s6304220.jpg/)

(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/2372/s6304221.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/143/s6304221.jpg/)

(http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/862/s6304223.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/848/s6304223.jpg/)

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/3954/s6304224.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/824/s6304224.jpg/)

(http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/7164/s6304225.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/189/s6304225.jpg/)

I'm ready  :arrow:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on June 23, 2011, 02:03:52 PM
First coat of yellow:

(http://img857.imageshack.us/img857/2116/s6304226.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/857/s6304226.jpg/)

(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/7333/s6304228.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/130/s6304228.jpg/)

(http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/2939/s6304229.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/4/s6304229.jpg/)

 ::)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on June 23, 2011, 02:42:30 PM
as we dutchies like to call it "VET!"  ;D  :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: DarthNuno on June 23, 2011, 06:24:21 PM
I've no doubt about the result... still the same for all the stuff made by the Scr33n factory : Perfect!  :P :-*


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Superully on June 23, 2011, 07:09:57 PM
perfect job so far, max. i envy you for your rolling skills. don't know what i'm doing wrong, perhaps it's the paint ...


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on June 27, 2011, 06:31:45 PM
Project continues ...

four coat later, yellow is done:

(http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/7673/s6304230.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/8/s6304230.jpg/)

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/7392/s6304231.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/14/s6304231.jpg/)

(http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/2366/s6304232.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/818/s6304232.jpg/)


and now ... reveal the result:



side 1:

(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/7357/s6304234.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/35/s6304234.jpg/)

(http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/5788/s6304236.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/43/s6304236.jpg/)

front:

(http://img857.imageshack.us/img857/4153/s6304233.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/857/s6304233.jpg/)

(http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/9637/s6304238.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/14/s6304238.jpg/)

and side 2:

(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/2797/s6304237.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/s6304237.jpg/)

 :P :P :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :-* :-* :-*

What to say ... I'm really really happy !!!  ;D ;D


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on June 27, 2011, 06:34:41 PM
T-molding time (simple task):

(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7655/s6304239.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/217/s6304239.jpg/)

done:

(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/8885/s6304240.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/560/s6304240.jpg/)


Next: control panel and coin door



Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: ataritoobin on June 27, 2011, 06:36:03 PM
 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

Lovely work as usual!  Impressive!  8)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: funkycochise on June 27, 2011, 07:00:34 PM
it seems so easy...

great job, scr33n!
love it  :-*


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: DarthNuno on June 27, 2011, 07:09:44 PM
 :o :-* :o :-* :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: jcp on June 27, 2011, 08:12:21 PM
Not so bad  ;D!

 :spaceace:.


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Superully on June 27, 2011, 08:34:14 PM
holy smokes, it looks like new! wait a minute - it IS new ... ;)

can i send you my parts for the paint job, i simply envy you for that talent. had a lot of trouble with my stuff at the weekend again!


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on June 29, 2011, 08:56:49 PM
had a lot of trouble with my stuff at the weekend again!

What problems did you have? Can you explain?

as we dutchies like to call it "VET!"  ;D  :spaceace: :spaceace:

Etienne ... What it means "VET!"? Now I'm curious  :P



Project continues ...

Williams stainless coin door in position (after a good cleaning):

(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/5209/s6304245.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/s6304245.jpg/)

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4471/s6304246.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/221/s6304246.jpg/)

not in great conditions (plastic coin insert are broken  :'( and I need the W insert  :roll:)... maybe someone can help me ?  :-* :-* :-* ... 



... control panel:

(http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/5665/s6304247.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/40/s6304247.jpg/)

in position:

(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/4068/s6304251.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/839/s6304251.jpg/)

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/6898/s6304252.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/192/s6304252.jpg/)

(http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/8684/s6304253.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/232/s6304253.jpg/)

(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/4565/s6304254.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/s6304254.jpg/)

 :-* :-* :-*

almost finished ... stay tuned  8)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Superully on June 29, 2011, 10:06:42 PM
What problems did you have? Can you explain?

same thing as the last time: a lot of "dirt" in the rolled on paint. i tried this in various rooms (because i thought there would be too much dust in the air), but the results were basically the same. also tried extremely cheap and extremely expensive rollers - same result. the paint is the same as always (just a different color) - i'm totally puzzled by this and can't really finish my resto because of that!

and I need the W insert  :roll:... maybe someone can help me ?  :-* :-* :-* ... 

unfortunately, i can't remember where i got mine from, it was a guy on KLOV, so i would ask there. i've tried to find the details in old emails, but was unsuccessful. if i were you, i'd put up a posting on the american forum. if everything fails, you could at least have my scratched one or ask etienne to make you a repro 8)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Sonic 1992 on June 30, 2011, 12:26:53 AM
Simply Beautiful.....   Like seeing it for the first time in 1980.  :o


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on June 30, 2011, 06:29:24 AM
"VET" is an expression in dutch for "totally awesome" or "supercool" or expressions with simular meanings of thiskind  ;D



Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: DarthNuno on June 30, 2011, 08:29:18 PM
I sense a video coming soon  ::) :P


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on July 04, 2011, 07:27:33 PM
And finally .... it's done !!! :spaceace: :spaceace: :-* :-*

Images gallery  :arrow:

(http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/6264/s6304255.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/19/s6304255.jpg/)

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/6576/s6304257.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/17/s6304257.jpg/)

(http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/7007/s6304258.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/713/s6304258.jpg/)

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/6100/s6304259.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/820/s6304259.jpg/)

(http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/8482/s6304261.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/21/s6304261.jpg/)

(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/2526/s6304262.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/535/s6304262.jpg/)

(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/2151/s6304263.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/98/s6304263.jpg/)

(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/7924/s6304265.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/820/s6304265.jpg/)

(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/8592/s6304266.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/692/s6304266.jpg/)

(http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/979/s6304271.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/546/s6304271.jpg/)

(http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/264/s6304272.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/824/s6304272.jpg/)

(http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/3055/s6304274.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/27/s6304274.jpg/)

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/8599/s6304275.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/829/s6304275.jpg/)

(http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/9572/s6304280.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/146/s6304280.jpg/)

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/7674/s6304284a.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/708/s6304284a.jpg/)

Thanks to everyone on DLF  :-* :-* :-*

Special thanks to :

Bruno for this great forum and help with nice pics  :spaceace:
Superully for precious help with measures, pics etc...  :spaceace:

and:
Rob - Arcadeboneyard for Defender items :spaceace:
Anthony - Quarterarcade for various items  :spaceace:
Steven - Arcadeshop  for various items :spaceace:


Brian - Gamestencils for Defender stencils


Thanks guys !!!  :-* :-* :-*

Stay tuned ... as always a video is around the corner  8)



Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: gyruss on July 04, 2011, 07:39:10 PM
Very impressive, i think i like this one the most of all your projects.

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:

You should make a video of all your cab's together, with the lights on, that would totally ROCK!


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: subzero1970 on July 04, 2011, 07:46:29 PM
I can only say this....

HOLY F**K DUDE AWESOME!!! :D


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Superully on July 04, 2011, 07:48:10 PM
outstanding work, max! i still don't understand how it is possible to do something like that. definitely a piece of art!

i'd be interested to see a picture of the inside of the cab if possible, curious how the computer stuff is set up!

btw, do you have leg levelers under that b****?


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: McVenco on July 04, 2011, 08:34:57 PM
Wow! :o  :o

Once more, you are an inspiration for making an arcade cab of my own. This is another job very well done, congrats!!


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Belike on July 04, 2011, 09:15:07 PM
This one looks like factory original quality or we could say even better. ;D
Congrats Replica Master.


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on July 04, 2011, 10:23:54 PM
absolutely stunning dude !  :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Dazza on July 05, 2011, 12:42:52 PM
Superb, excellent craftmenship!


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: DarthNuno on July 05, 2011, 06:45:33 PM
 :-* :-* :-*

There was nothing... and ... here it is : a brand new Defender is born!  :-*

Waiting the video now  ::)  ;)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: funkycochise on July 05, 2011, 08:36:33 PM
gorgeous. absolutely amazing !


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on July 08, 2011, 09:16:25 PM
Thanks guys!!!

:-* :-* :-*

There was nothing... and ... here it is : a brand new Defender is born!  :-*

Waiting the video now  ::)  ;)

Sorry I'm out of office for one week ... Stay tuned


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Muerto on July 09, 2011, 12:00:59 AM
A thing of beauty, so elegant! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: robotype on July 12, 2011, 10:45:45 AM
bella prova zio!!!


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: baritonomarchetto on July 14, 2011, 07:11:27 PM
Bellissimo!  :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: kroustibat on July 14, 2011, 09:04:16 PM
you did it again  :pac: :pac:

it's awesome , congrats again :)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on July 15, 2011, 09:06:39 AM
bella prova zio!!!

Bellissimo!  :spaceace:

Grazie  :-* :-* :spaceace: :spaceace:

I know I know the project isn't yet finished ... (right Bruno?  ;))

........


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: scr33n on July 15, 2011, 06:26:17 PM
A new video is ready - check it out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qUZRBRWowE

AND FINALLY THIS PROJECT... IS OFFICIALLY DONE!!!

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:



Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: lutorkhan on July 15, 2011, 07:05:29 PM
I'm speechless! Great job!
Many thanks for the soundtrack, Phaeax were lost in a remote corner of my brain.



Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Belike on July 15, 2011, 07:24:59 PM
Wow, that's the crown for this awesome project! ;D
Super cool music also, congrats Screen! ;)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica - WIP
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on July 15, 2011, 09:53:44 PM
Great video Scr33n !
thanx for making and sharing  :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: vernimark on July 16, 2011, 01:15:21 AM
really a great job, even if i prefear original cabs, i'd like to visit you :)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: DarthNuno on July 17, 2011, 10:08:40 AM
I love everything  :)

You seriously should take orders from rich guys who would like *brand new* games in their luxury villas  :wink:
Your 'Scratch Built Replica' show room is big enough... or not? What's next?  :roll: ;)

Anyway, all the honors  :arrow:

(http://www.arcadelifestyle.net/news/defender_scr33n.jpg)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: baritonomarchetto on July 17, 2011, 10:10:57 AM
An updated image of your game room is mandatory at this point Scr33n  ;D


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: Superully on July 17, 2011, 10:20:19 AM
nothing to add which hasn't already been said, so please bring on those new gameroom pictures (w & w/o lights) and let us know about your next project, because we all know that there is still space in your room for tow or three more cabs - as always ;)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: vernimark on July 17, 2011, 12:32:11 PM
I love everything  :)

You seriously should take orders from rich guys who would like *brand new* games in their luxury villas  :wink:

hehe I agree


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: robotype on July 17, 2011, 12:36:24 PM
I love everything  :)

You seriously should take orders from rich guys who would like *brand new* games in their luxury villas  :wink:

hehe I agree

problem is italian wealthymen prefer german cars/exotic women to 80s videogames.......


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: scr33n on July 17, 2011, 05:28:27 PM
Thanks guys and thanks Bruno for the headline !!! Love It  :-* :-*

Your 'Scratch Built Replica' show room is big enough... or not? What's next?  :roll: ;)

Mhh .... not ... I've another project in my mind ...  :shock: :roll: stay tuned ...

really a great job, even if i prefear original cabs, i'd like to visit you :)

An updated image of your game room is mandatory at this point Scr33n  ;D

nothing to add which hasn't already been said, so please bring on those new gameroom pictures (w & w/o lights) and let us know about your next project, because we all know that there is still space in your room for tow or three more cabs - as always ;)

That's the big problem  :P at the moment I don't have a gameroom ... it's only a very small warehouse where the cabs are all packed, piled and switched off  :? :oops:

problem is italian wealthymen prefer german cars/exotic women to 80s videogames.......

+ 10000000  >:( ;D ;D


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: Superully on July 17, 2011, 05:45:56 PM
Mhh .... not ... I've another project in my mind ...  :shock: :roll: stay tuned ...

ha, that's easy to guess: scratch-built gameroom!!! 8)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: scr33n on July 17, 2011, 11:10:08 PM
Mhh .... not ... I've another project in my mind ...  :shock: :roll: stay tuned ...

ha, that's easy to guess: scratch-built gameroom!!! 8)

Nope  ::)



Hey ... Look what I've found ... a very nice video from 1981 -- Defender related --  :arrow:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FBi6Tu9Gq4

woooowww great quality!!! Love It  :-*



Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: Superully on July 17, 2011, 11:15:05 PM
Nope  ::)

scratch-built house? ;D


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: Sonic 1992 on July 18, 2011, 06:40:39 AM
Stunning!   Great Job!  ;D


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: flip971 on July 19, 2011, 07:14:22 PM
Awesome Job!!!!! ;D ;D ;D :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace: ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: mikieboy70 on July 23, 2011, 12:51:49 AM
I am amazed!!! All i can say is fantastic!! I really enjoy your work sir!!


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: scr33n on August 19, 2011, 02:27:34 PM
Today I received a little package from US  :arrow:

(http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/1082/60383486.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/402/60383486.jpg/)

inside:

 :-* :-*

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/9576/36066196.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/64/36066196.jpg/)

2 'Quarter' red plastics - NOS and
1 Williams coin door alluminium center slot "W" cover - NOS


The coin door  :arrow:

BEFORE:

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/5738/58831886.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/822/58831886.jpg/)

and AFTER:

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/3501/83610707.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/42/83610707.jpg/)

(http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/9115/71858613.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/3/71858613.jpg/)

(http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/7047/37093237.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/36/37093237.jpg/)

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/6369/21458122.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/190/21458122.jpg/)

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/7826/70711002.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/192/70711002.jpg/)

 :spaceace: :spaceace: :-* :-*

PS: My camera completely sucks - notice the beautiful scanline effect  :roll: so arcade style ...  :evil: :evil:


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: Belike on August 19, 2011, 02:37:11 PM
Looks perfect now! ;)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: Superully on August 19, 2011, 02:56:09 PM
nice, max, where did you find those NOS items?

i've just received my new defender inserts the other day (pictured in the lower left corner) :arrow:

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6079/6058511473_6571b0c9cf_b_d.jpg)


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: scr33n on August 19, 2011, 03:30:54 PM
nice, max, where did you find those NOS items?

ebay.com  :arrow:

seller: retrogameconnection

http://myworld.ebay.com/retrogameconnection/

not listed at the moment... but if you need something ask the seller, a very nice guy.


Title: Re: DEFENDER - Scratch Built Replica
Post by: Belike on August 19, 2011, 03:37:37 PM
nice, max, where did you find those NOS items?

ebay.com  :arrow:

seller: retrogameconnection

http://myworld.ebay.com/retrogameconnection/

not listed at the moment... but if you need something ask the seller, a very nice guy.
I love this glass from his items ;D
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/1969-Williams-SPOOKS-gun-game-backglass-Mint-/00/$(KGrHqR,!jQE4ozqp,TLBOMOuE3wcw~~0_3.JPG)