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All the rest / Re: Best life style story ever ...just started ;-)
« on: January 06, 2011, 08:32:37 PM »
Congratulations NUNO & NUNETTE ! ! !

I just read this now!!!

All the best!!!



You must be proud

It began with Pong and Bob said what a good idea!!!

What a classic!!

Well done Bruno, enjoy it

And happy Christmas to you and everyone on this forum!!!

It's a fantastic cab... I'm sure it will go to a new home soon

Wish it was mine...

Good luck Jas with the sale

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Star Wars Cockpit ( the saga begins )
« on: September 04, 2010, 11:58:27 PM »
OK! Just a small update on the Star Wars resto, time to get messy.... Bring on the sanders...

Then router the newly repaired areas...

Looking good so far...

Now while I'm making an UN-holy mess of my game's room. I decided to experiment with an emulator called Another Arcade Emulator or AAE. I don't have any of the original hardware in my Star Wars cab so until these parts turn up this seems to be the way to go for now. Mame's not bad but look at these pictures.


These pictures were taken from my Hanty polo 25" arcade monitor..

Pretty dame good if you ask me, you need to play around a bit with the settings but when you find the sweet spot for the vector glow settings, well check the next couple of pics...

Well done to Tim who is the author of the emu. Keep up the good work!!!

Back to the cab...

I decided after much thought to use a roller rather than a spray can, after doing the same method with my Outrun cab. I thought the results were more controlled and had an even spread. So after adding primer to repaired areas. I use a mini paint roller and a tin of black satin gloss.

Here goes nothing...
I always worry about the shade of black won't match......

Later.... the results!

Drum roll please!!!

Well, I was really pleased with the final result. The shade was as close as I could get and blended perfectly.

I’m particularly pleased with the reconstructed seat area; the corner was smashed to pieces when I got it. Now look, re-shaped with the wood filler and painted..

BTW I’m new to photo bucket, I think the images are a little large; I'll work on that next time.

Into the woodwork shop to cut a new access door and yoke cross beam..

To be continued....

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Road Trip for FIREFOX!
« on: August 25, 2010, 04:10:24 PM »
In answer to you question Oliver...... the seller was located in London and he's name was Desmond... He was a laser disc arcade fanatic!! He had laser games all over the house, the Fire Fox he had was a sit down I think but not like the cockpit version more like a Stun Runner type cab.... but I may be wrong it was a long time..

Think in Russian

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Road Trip for FIREFOX!
« on: August 18, 2010, 12:18:07 PM »
Well, Done Oli

When I bought my Dragon's Lair back in 1990 the seller had a working Firefox as well, I wanted to buy it but I didn't have the cash.. it won't take you long to get her working again.

Love the film, Love the game!!!

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: [Restoration] Human - Restore Like a Robot
« on: August 03, 2010, 12:12:33 AM »
Fantastic post!!

Lots of thrills and spills

Well done!!

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Scratch-built Replica Star Wars Cockpit Cab
« on: August 03, 2010, 12:04:19 AM »
The force is strong with this one....

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Star Wars Cockpit ( the saga begins )
« on: July 29, 2010, 11:40:18 PM »
I'd buy a copy too!

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Star Wars Cockpit ( the saga begins )
« on: July 29, 2010, 12:08:29 AM »
I'm gonna try and make best the art work that it comes with now but if new repro art becomes available then I will get some. The wide t molding on mine is in good condition, I also have a yoke on the way too

Arcade Lifestyle / Re: Star Wars Cockpit ( the saga begins )
« on: July 28, 2010, 10:20:57 PM »
I have found some of them, still looking for others

Arcade Lifestyle / Star Wars Cockpit ( the saga begins )
« on: July 28, 2010, 10:09:38 PM »
Hi All,

It’s been a while since I have posted on Arcade Life Style. But in the last three years I have been very busy moving from London to the quieter surroundings of the West Midlands. Now that I settled down its back to buying new cabs and restoring ones that I had waiting on the repair list..... This year I had the chance to get my hands on the Holy Grail, an Atari 1983 Star Wars cockpit....

Now I got it non-working, no monitor, no game boards, no yoke!!!! A real challenge ahead!

As you can see, it had tons of dust and dirt on it ........ And rust too. So lets give it a good clean and see what needs repairing on the cabinet.

The marquee had loads of glue on the glass but it came off in the end and turned out to be in great condition!!!

After an hour or two she was a clean as it could be at this stage, time for a cup of tea!

Now to the strip all the parts off the cab

Bad news, a support that holds the yoke and the bezel has had it; looks as if someone did a quick fix, will have to get a reproduction cut!

All parts off the cab!

Also trying to reshape the cardboard monitor shroud too!!

Since these pictures I have moved house and job, now back to work!!

There are the usual scratches on the cab which need retouching, so I took a fragment that came off the cockpit to Home base for color matching.

The blue was quit close but the black was no good! Time for some arts and crafts

I'm quiet pleased with the results, the flash on my camera makes it look worse than it really is!!

Now time for the old T-molding to go, I'll get all that replaced later.

Now time to do the much-needed repairs on the damaged parts of the cab, wire brush on the bits of loose wood. Now apply the wood hardener.

Now time to stand the cab on its nose, and start making repairs to the undercarriage....... Wood filler time...... Yeah!!!

I love wood filling......... Not!

Coming next securing the undercarriage and sanding, repainting the cab

To be continued



New Game!!!!!

A Film......... I'm in heaven!!!!!!!!!

Hi All,

Does anybody know where I could get the Space Ace 91 conversion kit which had a new CP cover and Marquee and two new Ace buttons

I don't need the laser disc.

If anybody can help

Thanks John

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