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  • #16
    Originally posted by Hoopstar View Post
    Nice Score Oota..

    In terms of artwork, Rich from ThisOldGame is doing pretty much everything. 'Problem' is that I've been on the (paid) pre-order for well over a year and it's starting to get a bit frustrating having my money in someone elses bank account. Rich is a pretty stand up guy, so I don't think there'd be a problem but just thought I'd forewarn you

    TOG's repro list

    Side Art Set

    Backglass

    Control Panel Overlay

    Yoke Overlay

    I may also be repro'ing the canopy plexi so let me know if you're interested.
    Cheers hoopstar! Your build and some cockpit restorations have been good inspiration for me to tackle this beast.

    Thanks for the TOG links I'll be ordering from them sometime soon . Depending on how the side art pans with TOG I may look at other local printing options.

    It's all a bit in the future at the moment I've got a truck load of restoration to get through first, then replace missing arches/ doors. THEN I can look at art and running gear.


    Yes please put me down for a plexi if you get to it. Awesome!
    cheers
    oota

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    • #17
      Hey so first of many questions. I've had to strip the original vinyl back on a couple of pieces and want to replace with another vinyl. I've read on the boards that chalkboard vinyl is a good substitute for cabinets. Does this apply to the CW cockpit?

      @ hoopstar: was the vinyl you used on your awesome cockpit a generic type?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by oota goota View Post
        Hey so first of many questions. I've had to strip the original vinyl back on a couple of pieces and want to replace with another vinyl. I've read on the boards that chalkboard vinyl is a good substitute for cabinets. Does this apply to the CW cockpit?

        @ hoopstar: was the vinyl you used on your awesome cockpit a generic type?
        Yes, chalk board vinyl is perfect,

        Use it on any painted surface I have used in on my Lunar lander scratch build
        Regards

        Dez

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        • #19
          cheers Dez that's great. It'll be nice to take a consistent approach to the old panels. more pics up soon promise

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          • #20
            Originally posted by oota goota View Post
            Hey so first of many questions. I've had to strip the original vinyl back on a couple of pieces and want to replace with another vinyl. I've read on the boards that chalkboard vinyl is a good substitute for cabinets. Does this apply to the CW cockpit?

            @ hoopstar: was the vinyl you used on your awesome cockpit a generic type?
            If you want some hard wearing tough vinyl, You might want to try some of this:
            DIY Black Pearl High Gloss Interior Film 1m/m Thick
            I bought 4mtrs - And am happy with the purchase, It's thick & strong. It also has a smooth finish - But appears like it has depth and really does look great!
            (Seller seems to be out of stock/away at the moment, But well worth following up)


            Though you would probably have to do the whole cab, Not just one panel... But the cab would look a treat if you did!
            Last edited by ozfalcon; 1st August 2016, 06:16 PM.

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            • #21
              cheers ozfalcon I'll follow that up for sure. Yes I agree I'll need to stick to the same material all the way round.

              Although I am still thinking I would like a bit of separation between the old and the new. So the old panels might get re-vinyled and the new panels will probably me made from 18mm laminated mdf so will have a black finish anyway. If this turns out to be a crap idea I'll vinyl the new stuff too!
              Last edited by oota goota; 21st September 2013, 06:19 AM.

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              • #22
                Not sure if your cabinet has monitor brackets.

                Perhaps [MENTION=412]Hoopstar[/MENTION] needs them

                The 25" Star Wars monitor brackets (and 19" as well if any one needs them) are being repro'd on KLOV by a reputable guy
                http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=269871
                Regards

                Dez

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                • #23
                  thanks Dez I've got 19" brackets. Great that someone is manufacturing new brackets. i'll add that to my resource list

                  thanks again!

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                  • #24
                    wow 3 months have flown past without any work on the cockpit! I finally had time yesterday to do a bit more work. I've tidied up 3 or 4 more pieces and am now working on trolley. It's got a bit of a curve at the back that will need straightening but this appears to be a bit of a common thing in the cockpit.

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                    I've decided to pull the top sheet off the trolley so I can reattach the side walls properly with lots of glue and screws. The trolleys are well made lots of glue and nails so it's slow going pulling the top off.

                    Also the trolley had this weird red rubber mat glued over the top of the original. So I'll be looking around for a replacement mat at some stage

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                    • #25
                      whoo hoo more time on the cockpit!

                      I've pulled off the 'lid' of the trolley, denailed, destapled and given it a bit of a light sand. Man there were a lot of nails and a lot of staples in that sucker. Also each side bracket has about 6 screws in it. When I rebuild the cockpit I'll use glue screws and staples pretty much in the same way the original makers did. I'm really impressed with the amount of fixing they did.

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                      I also noticed these staples sitting either side of a roughly 12mm hole in each corner of the base of the trolley.

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                      Does anyone know what these are? I'm assuming it was for some adjustable feet? Is this standard on the cockpit?

                      okay more pics soon. I'm hoping to tackle some more of the interior panels

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by oota goota View Post
                        whoo hoo more time on the cockpit!

                        I've pulled off the 'lid' of the trolley, denailed, destapled and given it a bit of a light sand. Man there were a lot of nails and a lot of staples in that sucker. Also each side bracket has about 6 screws in it. When I rebuild the cockpit I'll use glue screws and staples pretty much in the same way the original makers did. I'm really impressed with the amount of fixing they did.

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                        I also noticed these staples sitting either side of a roughly 12mm hole in each corner of the base of the trolley.

                        [ATTACH=CONFIG]59661[/ATTACH]

                        Does anyone know what these are? I'm assuming it was for some adjustable feet? Is this standard on the cockpit?

                        okay more pics soon. I'm hoping to tackle some more of the interior panels
                        Maybe they changed their minds after originally having levelers
                        Regards

                        Dez

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by oota goota View Post
                          whoo hoo more time on the cockpit!

                          I've pulled off the 'lid' of the trolley, denailed, destapled and given it a bit of a light sand. Man there were a lot of nails and a lot of staples in that sucker. Also each side bracket has about 6 screws in it. When I rebuild the cockpit I'll use glue screws and staples pretty much in the same way the original makers did. I'm really impressed with the amount of fixing they did.



                          I also noticed these staples sitting either side of a roughly 12mm hole in each corner of the base of the trolley.

                          [ATTACH=CONFIG]59661[/ATTACH]

                          Does anyone know what these are? I'm assuming it was for some adjustable feet? Is this standard on the cockpit?

                          okay more pics soon. I'm hoping to tackle some more of the interior panels
                          The staples were used to hold the T-nuts in place, that the leg levellers were screwed into. Keep the pictures coming, always good to see another Star Wars come to life.

                          Regards,

                          Johns-Arcade.

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                          • #28
                            Cool cheers Dezbaz cheers John for some reason I assumed that the cockpit just sat on it's wheels.

                            I'll have a look at Yee's the next time I'm over there (probably the upcoming pincade) unless someone has a pic of what the levellers look like?

                            Yeah I'll post as many pics with as much info as I can. I'm really enjoying the restoration process. I've found treating each piece as a separate project makes the whole thing less daunting :O

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                            • #29
                              Hey all small but painful update today. I've started tidying up the rear side panels. One side the art work was totally shot but it still sucked having to peel it off the panel. The panel it'self is quite swollen in places and the rear corner is missing. Basically all particle board that is darker has water damage and there's a few other uneven parts there too. But that's total fine! I've filled any gaps and cracks with my usual resin/ bog mix and have begun sanding back the panel to get it flatter and flush at the bottom. I've mainly been using a belt sander to level the panel off a bit.

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                              I don't mind a little bit of warpedness or dents and dings so long as it doesn't interfere with the new art work. But it will be nice to keep a little bit of the patina and wear and tear.

                              On another note I had a great time yesterday at pincade, I got to drool over Yee's cockpit again and take a few dimensions and realise how much there is left to do!

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by oota goota View Post
                                Hey all small but painful update today. I've started tidying up the rear side panels. One side the art work was totally shot but it still sucked having to peel it off the panel. The panel it'self is quite swollen in places and the rear corner is missing. Basically all particle board that is darker has water damage and there's a few other uneven parts there too. But that's total fine! I've filled any gaps and cracks with my usual resin/ bog mix and have begun sanding back the panel to get it flatter and flush at the bottom. I've mainly been using a belt sander to level the panel off a bit.

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                                I don't mind a little bit of warpedness or dents and dings so long as it doesn't interfere with the new art work. But it will be nice to keep a little bit of the patina and wear and tear.

                                On another note I had a great time yesterday at pincade, I got to drool over Yee's cockpit again and take a few dimensions and realise how much there is left to do!
                                Are you remaking that piece? Looks too bad to repair.
                                Regards

                                Dez

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