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Scratch Build – In Progress Project C-Macc's 2 - Sub zero arcade system..... :)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mayhem, 15 Jan 2009.

  1. mayhem

    mayhem Owner of Mayhems

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    Learning the basics of etching and working on some plastic just to test out my bad skills. ive never done anything like this before so i just jumped in with both feet and made my own dremmel holder and spent 20min testing out my skills .. My god does your arm feel like it's just gone 10 round with some woman's (some men's in today's climate as well) favourite toy ......

    p.s I feel my tennis elbow come back very soon !!!!!

    Pics below of my rubbish attempts lol ....

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  2. mayhem

    mayhem Owner of Mayhems

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    last one for the night ..

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  3. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    They looks really good, nice work.
     
  4. mayhem

    mayhem Owner of Mayhems

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    lol thks once again ...

    a bit more test etching. I don't think the Bumps on the egg worked out very well but hay ho its all about learning. Im now going to attempt to do the aliens allot smaller now as the sizes i have done are quite large and my Cp doest require them to be that big. So ill now have a go at doing them 1/2 the size while seeing if i can still retain the detail. If that works we can see how things go from there.
    Pics below of the face hugger coming out of a egg. This took about 25 min to make. Not to happy with it though. I think the best design so far is the second alien.

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  5. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o What's a Dremel?

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    This one looks good, lines are now much better. Overall this mod looks good.

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    First i looked that you have carved a huge fat lady in panties. :D Something badly wrong in my mind. :naughty:
     
  6. mayhem

    mayhem Owner of Mayhems

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    hehehe . one comment on another forum suggested that a certain female part was looking at them lol ... Lucky these are all just me learning how to do them lol ... I presume i best not incorporate this into my work lol ... Mind you saying that HR Giger would be proud lol ...
     
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    mayhem Owner of Mayhems

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    OMG I haven't slept for 24 hours and ive just looked at the pic again and i see what every one is on about ......................................................

    It looks like a women with big fat legs and a face hugger creeping out the top of her torso and well she aint wearing nothing lol or has a tight g-string on ........ ROTFLMAO ....

    No wonder its getting loads of comments on other forums .....
     
  8. La carotte d l'o

    La carotte d l'o What's a Dremel?

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    Glad to hear that i'm not so pervert as i scared yesterday when i watched that picture first time. :)
    My first impression was mature lady backwards lifting his skirt. But i'm glad that my imagination keeped pants on.

    Allthought you have done great work.
     
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  9. mayhem

    mayhem Owner of Mayhems

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    Thks for that. I think that's one of those pics were you turn it on its side or up side down and its some thing different lol ....

    I must admit that pics just been giving me the giggles all day now .....
     
  10. mayhem

    mayhem Owner of Mayhems

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    This is a very fast dirty test to check out lighting on the alien designs. Just to see what it would look like. I can see the 3mm led's really are not enough to light up a full panel so ill have to try out some 5mm led's next to see what effect they will have.

    The 3mm btw have been drilled into the plastic but like all things that come from Hong Kong only 1/2 of them work lol ....

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  11. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Looks really good lit up.
     
  12. mayhem

    mayhem Owner of Mayhems

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    Must admit its not easy this time I'm trying to learn to feather touch and see how it comes out. When doing it lightly you hardly see the work your doing (or it could be because i have bad light) any way i tried doing this with the lowest dremmel points ...

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    After a second look i then re did the head with a larger point to make it stick out more. I think its a fine line between what looks good and what doesn't lol ...

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    Then added a CCFL tube just to test it out for idea's ... Its so dammed hard taking good photos of this stuff lol ...

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    mayhem Owner of Mayhems

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    Working on cab etchings now as i type this (just having a rest)

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    These are quite close up as the image is only approx 2" in hight and about 3.5" in width. So it looks a little wobbly but then again i haven't cleaned it up yet neither.

    Oky first alien finished on the CP ...

    Need to do more work but you'll get the jist of what im up to ...

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  14. mayhem

    mayhem Owner of Mayhems

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    Nearly finished second one. Hands aces so ive stopped but here's the pics any way ....

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    My lighting is rubbish atm , but to give you a idea with some bad red cold cathode tubes here you. they don't relay give it enough effect and it took 50 pics before i got a few to look oky ...

    Ill be getting some much strong Leds later on to test it out better.

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    this shot came out really wired but looks unreal ...

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    jhanlon303 The Keeper of History

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    I've been lurking and watching. Now I have a couple comments:

    Just awesome.

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  16. [ZiiP] NaloaC

    [ZiiP] NaloaC Multimodder

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    Nice work on the Alien etchings, :thumb:
     
  17. DonT-FeaR

    DonT-FeaR I know what a fk'n Dremel is ok.:D

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    wow! this is fantastic! i really like this concept ... and your doing it more than justice! good work mate:dremel: mod on
     
  18. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Your etching has really gotten better, they aliens look soooo good, nice work.
     
  19. mayhem

    mayhem Owner of Mayhems

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    First off -

    jhanlon303 - Thank you
    [ZiiP] NaloaC - Thank you
    DonT-FeaR - Thank you
    The boy 4rm oz - Thank you.

    All so for any one interested in what bit i used to Dremel i used the following parts ->

    Engraving Cutter (105) to edge
    Engraving Cutter (107) to shade

    Fingernail to remove bits that stuck up ......

    Oky I was looking round for some lights and well at £25 a throw for just 16 small led lights on a strip i still dont think it would have been enough to give it a really good effect and would need 2 + a power supply and wire that's way to much money .. So im gonna have a go at seeing how the 3mm leds light up.

    I have 65 leds on a 12" strip of wood which is 5mm in hight which i just drilled and hot glued all the leds in place. Ill solder them after but pics below, now this is a bit of a bodge job again hehe but that's how i do things ... total cost £3.50 lol

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  20. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    If it gives the desired effect who cares if it is a bodge job lol.
     

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