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« Reply #45 on: January 31, 2009, 06:45:51 PM »

Back on the metal panel  arrow



I'm using the same method to remove the paint on it... drill equipped like this  arrow



... and I finish the job with this cheap sander (note : I use finish manually for small parts, but not for this one)  arrow



OK, now let's paint it.

The primer first  arrow



2 layers! And now let's use the semi gloss black... first layer  arrow



Ok, while it's drying, let's fix the T-Molding problem. Remember, a part of the T-molding is missing  Undecided  arrow



This T-molding, or just the 'molding' (without the T) because there's no 'trench'  Tongue, is very similar than the Atari black vinyl used for Dragon's Lair cabinet and others cab' ... Luckily, it still have very small parts  Kiss Kiss Kiss Look  Cool  arrow



Let's compare the original 'T-molding' with this Atari vinyl  Roll Eyes  arrow



Cool  Smiley Kiss As you can see... both are VERY similar  Kiss Kiss Kiss The only difference is the thickness. The original is a little bit thick than the vinyl, but it'll do the job for me  Smiley  arrow



Ok, so let's fix the vinyl. I've added a little bit of super glue. I want to be sure that the vinyl won't get away  Wink I put a bigger part then needed, and I cut like this  arrow



Looks great now  Kiss  arrow



You can see the difference between the original 't-molding' and the black vinyl on the previous picture because I've used a flash, but when you are in front of the cab with normal lightening, it looks great  Wink

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« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2009, 06:40:57 AM »

The lock is missing on the back door :



Let's put a new one...





When I got the cabinet, the back door was maintained by a big part of scotch. That explain why a part of the gray color is gone...
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« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2009, 09:26:22 PM »

When 'on', the marquee is a little bit 'yellow'  Undecided

This is the reason... check out the back of it  arrow



Let's try to clean that with just water + soap... looks better now :



... but I have to be very careful... because here's what happen if I push/clean to hard on the back part  arrow



Anyway, it's far better now  Kiss :



Because the game is on, I've to play it of course  Roll Eyes Tongue Smiley



I've increased my high score  arrow 22580 PTS  Tongue



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« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2009, 10:47:33 PM »

That marquee looks saweeet !

Also good work on the "custom" t-molding, that's the same reason I rarely throw anything away, you never know what you can use it for in the future Smiley (Wife is not always happy with it though ! Cheesy).

Where did you get that Atari vinyl ? Is it similar to the vinyl on the SW cockpit ?
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« Reply #49 on: February 02, 2009, 05:48:32 PM »

Thanks André  Kiss

I got the vinyl from Jason in UK... I've used it first in order to restore the Space Ace cab  arrow



I don't remember if it's was a piece of original Atari NOS vinyl, or if it was the famous Black Vinyl (Morocco style) available on QuaterArcade, I'll ask to Jason.

It's basically the same than all you can find on mostly Atari cab who have black vinyl.

I've also used it on for Time Pilot, on the top of the cabinet  arrow



...and now on the Pleiads  Tongue
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« Reply #50 on: February 02, 2009, 08:15:08 PM »

Finally got the PLEIADS CPO repro 'back printed'  Kiss  arrow



Did 'ya say accurate ? YES !!!  Kiss  arrow



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« Reply #51 on: February 08, 2009, 09:16:40 AM »

The control panel reproduction is ready  Kiss Kiss Kiss

Check the pattern I've done in heavy paper, and the final production Cool  arrow



It's not Plexiglas... arggg I didn't remember the name  oppps  ... it's a little bit more flexible than Plexiglas... and it's unbreakable  Cool

Before applying the control panel overlay...



...let's put some clear water on the control panel arrow



Let's apply the overlay (back printed, remember) :



After removing water + air bubbles and cutting around the panel's borders  arrow



This is not over! Because it has been back printed, the overlay is transparent, and of course, I don't want a transparent panel (even if it would be a nice effect, like Tron with a neon under it  Roll Eyes Tongue).
So let's cut a piece of heavy white vinyl  arrow



After that 'new layer' applied, once again, let's remove water + air bubbles  arrow



And...

The final product  arrow



 Kiss Kiss Kiss

The old one... and the new one  Grin  arrow



The only slight difference, at first sight, would be the dark color... not as deep dark as the original... but for the rest... it looks ACCURATE  Smiley
Now the big question, does that new control panel will fit the metal panel ? Do the holes for screws, buttons, joytick will fit ?

Stay tuned  Roll Eyes Grin
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« Reply #52 on: February 08, 2009, 09:24:19 AM »

Where did you get this printed ? Looks like a nice job on the printing.

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« Reply #53 on: February 08, 2009, 09:28:57 AM »

I've worked with Marc from B-Kolors, a local shop close to me (3 minutes  Kiss)
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« Reply #54 on: February 10, 2009, 06:34:59 PM »

The control panel 'in metal' is now fully painted  arrow



'A complete history about a panel...'   Tongue  arrow



Let's cut the CPO inside the holes, from the back of the panel :

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« Reply #55 on: February 12, 2009, 07:37:45 PM »

a question about the original control panel:

It seems the second button was added later right? Even there isn't a legend to the second button. (the are legends for Fire - Disparo and Start - Arranque, but not for the second button)
Had you tested if this version of pleaids works the second button for warp? or has no effect?
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« Reply #56 on: February 12, 2009, 07:44:27 PM »

a question about the original control panel:

It seems the second button was added later right? Even there isn't a legend to the second button. (the are legends for Fire - Disparo and Start - Arranque, but not for the second button)
Had you tested if this version of pleaids works the second button for warp? or has no effect?


Yes... I've tried that second button... no effect at all...
That is the reason I didn't put it on the CPO/bezel repro, and also because there's no mention about this second button on the original overlay.
There's only : Disparo & Arranque  Cool
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« Reply #57 on: February 14, 2009, 12:04:37 PM »

A big moment 4 me... the entire control panel is ready  Smiley

Let's quickly put it on location... and see how it looks  roll eyes  arrow



Yesss! Perfect!

Just a note here... as I said previously, I keep only one button... I choose the left one, from the two already drilled on the metal control panel, in order to see the (famous) word : 'DISPARO'  Smiley So the fire (DISPARO) button is on the left of the text, but I'm fine with that  Cool

Last thing to do... make the original screws shine like their first day  Smiley Usual mushrooms pictures  Grin arrow



Done  arrow



Now, it time to see if the pattern I've done for the holes for the reproduction bezel will match :

1) the existing holes in the wood panel

2) the existing holes in the metal panel

Huh?


YEAH BABY YEAH  Kiss Kiss Kiss  arrow





OK, the final, but really final thing to do  roll eyes ... fixing the control panel  Grin  arrow



Yehawwww  Smiley





This cabinet looks like new now  Kiss  arrow








Now... take a seat, some chips & Dr Peppers... put the volume to the max, and enjoy this new VIDEO Cheesy (don't miss the gameplay at the end!)  arrow



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« Reply #58 on: February 14, 2009, 12:36:41 PM »

Yeahhhh Bruno, love it!!! Great job like always  Space Ace Space Ace The panel is like new  Kiss

One question .... Can you tell me the title and the artist of the second song of the video? (I remember it, beautiful, but I don't remember the title  Huh?) I was 13-14 (1986-87 possible??)

Thanks!!!

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« Reply #59 on: February 14, 2009, 12:40:40 PM »

Thanks Screen  Wink Kiss

OK, songs from this video :

- KOTO 'Jabdah'
- Transvision vamp 'I Want Your Love'

...so 80's  Roll Eyes Tongue Kiss Kiss Kiss
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