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« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2009, 04:22:16 PM »

Not easy as you can see...

i know that it' not easy, and i also know that i ask A LOT of you. if you wouldn't live that far away, i'd come by and take the pictures myself (i have a VERY GOOD camera with nice lenses), but that's not an option right now. perhaps you'll find the time to take another set of pictures, it doesn't have to be 9, 4 to 6 would suffice i guess. what is important is the fact that the picture is not distorted and that there is no flash reflection, so pictures without flash would be perfect. they can be lightened up afterwards (although they shouldn't be too dark). thank you very much, bruno!!!
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« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2009, 07:51:58 PM »

Regarding the bezel, I've done the first step...before shipping  Smiley  arrow

Because it's a glass bezel, it has to be very well protected :



A first piece of heavy cardboard under...





...and an other one :



Now, let's roll the 'thing' inside bubble wrap ... few layers of course  arrow



Ok, now I've to find a big cardboard box for putting the 'package' inside  Wink
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« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2009, 10:57:29 PM »

you're a genius. packing the marble madness marquee in return will be a piece of cake  oppps
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« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2009, 04:45:57 PM »


some minor progress:

just got the control panel back from the "incredible shrinking service" - SIZE DOES MATTER!!!



now it's finally time to clean this thing down to its bone, here's what i'm going to use:



after the cleaning process two layers of anti-rust primer ...



... then some more layers of matte black. finished! looks great compared to the way it looked before, doesn't it?



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« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2009, 05:26:26 PM »

It looks *brand* new, congratulation  Cool  arrow



You're doing this restoration very fast  Shocked Impressive   Cool

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« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2009, 05:52:27 PM »


You're doing this restoration very fast  Shocked Impressive   Cool


don't worry, there will come a time when things will be progressing at a much slower pace.  Wink

today i started with the wood renovations. i've never done something like this before - and let me tell you this: it's not easy to get this woodfiller stuff into the desired shape! i'm sure you know what i'm talking about, right?
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« Reply #36 on: February 22, 2009, 10:07:48 AM »


WOODWORK TIME

first step: glueing the broken off piece of wood back on  arrow



second step: preparing the items needed for the wood reconstruction  arrow



third step: applying the woodfiller  arrow



fourth step: waiting for the woodfiller to dry  arrow



fifth step: sanding  arrow



sixth step: being happy with the before and after results  Smiley  arrow







next step: REPAINTING THE BLUE PART OF THE CABINET  arrow



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« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2009, 10:36:56 AM »

PREPARATIONS FOR THE PAINTING JOB

in order to find the right kind of BLUE, i need to have that colour scanned professionally. however, i'm not planning on carrying the whole cabinet to the "colour shop" (i'm still impressed by your ms. pac-man action, bruno  lol ), so i'm looking for a sample from the cabinet to take along for the ride ...

removing the coin box might do the trick. look what i found ...



some hits with a soft hammer Twisted and i've got the sample i need!



THIS i can carry to the paint shop easily - no sack barrow required for that Grin

scanning, mixing, shaking  arrow



here we go, the right kind of BLUE is ready. now the cabinet will get a new coat!



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« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2009, 11:49:17 AM »

Not easy as you can see...

i know that it' not easy, and i also know that i ask A LOT of you. if you wouldn't live that far away, i'd come by and take the pictures myself (i have a VERY GOOD camera with nice lenses), but that's not an option right now. perhaps you'll find the time to take another set of pictures, it doesn't have to be 9, 4 to 6 would suffice i guess. what is important is the fact that the picture is not distorted and that there is no flash reflection, so pictures without flash would be perfect. they can be lightened up afterwards (although they shouldn't be too dark). thank you very much, bruno!!!

I've done the JOB my friend  Wink

I've created  a dedicated topic for that artwork reproduction, because it's an entire job. So please continue right here  Wink  arrow



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« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2009, 04:11:45 PM »

sixth step: being happy with the before and after results  Smiley  arrow







next step: REPAINTING THE BLUE PART OF THE CABINET  arrow



Very good job on this, congratulation  Wink Before/after pictures are still the best one  Cool

At the paint shop  arrow



Did you explain to the seller what is your goal? Still funny to see how people reacts about all our crazy stories... of course, It's more fun when you bring the entire cabinet  Grin

After your paint session, I would be up for a very small amount of this *Pleiads Custom*blue paint  Roll Eyes Tongue  arrow



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« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2009, 04:23:52 PM »

Regarding the bezel, I've done the first step...before shipping  Smiley  arrow

Because it's a glass bezel, it has to be very well protected :



A first piece of heavy cardboard under...





...and an other one :



Now, let's roll the 'thing' inside bubble wrap ... few layers of course  arrow



Ok, now I've to find a big cardboard box for putting the 'package' inside  Wink

Part II : Let's find the right box...


I'll sacrifice my A3 Scanner box  Cry  Cheesy  arrow



Newspapers, more bubbles wrap...





Ready to go  Cool  arrow



Send me via private message you full address, and I'll call tomorrow DHL to estimate the shipping price to germany for this 69 x 62 x 18cm / 7 kg box  Wink
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« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2009, 04:53:46 PM »

DHL upped their rates in the last few months with regards to their volume weight conversion. it used to be length x width x height / 6000. now it's / 5000 if it's international. but shouldn't be too bad cos it's only going to germany.
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« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2009, 04:56:15 PM »

thx so much, bruno! i wonder how much THAT is going to cost ...  shock perhaps it will be cheaper to drive 800 km to pick it up  lol

i will send you part of the blue colour along with the marble madness marquee. more details in the PM / email you're going to receive in a couple of minutes!
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« Reply #43 on: February 24, 2009, 01:03:41 AM »

That's packed a little bit better than my PCB was  lol lol lol

Good job! Should arrive safely.
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« Reply #44 on: February 24, 2009, 08:12:03 AM »

if it wouldn't cost 50 euros to send  Cry
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