Thursday, January 27, 2011

Cab Update #2

Slowly moving forward. Was hoping this would be a month to have this thing going (minus exterior artwork) but due to time restraints and the fact I have little idea what the hell I am doing I might run over time...
Stuck some buttons in etc just to check it out. Starting to look like an actual arcade machine. This might just work out!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Arcade Cab update

These arent the latest pictures, but close to. Pretty much all the wood work is done. Just need to attach the cupboard doors at the base to conceal all the spare tv cables etc I have lying around the house... and emergency whiskey bottles;)
Its all patched and sanded. Tomorrow I paint!

Silicone heads

Just a little update on 2 of the heads I was working on. Mostly hair punching.



Monday, January 10, 2011

Something completely different

I was a total arcade parlour addict as a kid, if I had money on me and I walked past one of these places... it was all over. I always dreamed of having a machine or 2... as a kid. Well, recently Ive stumbled on several peoples MAME projects and, almost without thinking about it Ive started building my own... which is crazy without a garage... I have a very patient girlfriend...
Ive now made some space in my office where Im assembling the pieces, which means I have to wear a gas mask half the time as I foolishly choose to work with toxic MDF... pretty horrible stuff, but pretty easy to work with.

Anyway, here it is so far. I had looked at a lot of plans on the web, and found them too 'boxy' which is probably more accurate but I want to make something that looks nice too. After mocking up a model in 3d I decided to get rid of as many right angles as I could without making it too rounded, I also halved the depth and added some storage space in the base as these thing just dont need to be so big any more. Much of the electronics will be built from spare parts I have around the house, speakers, monitors etc.

So far Im pretty happy, but there will be a fair bit of patching up... Im no carpenter.

Big thanks to Craig J for helping me cart hardware around for a day.


 

Resin Ram man

I cast this guy about 3 weeks ago but been distracted by other projects, and new year festivities. Ive also been waiting for Aris Kolokontes to post some info on his painting work flow... as his work is incredible.
Anyway, bust so far.