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Scratch Build – In Progress R-kaid-6 > (UPDATE 07.05.12 Additional wooden gamepad)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by quizz_kid, 12 Sep 2011.

  1. quizz_kid

    quizz_kid Squid

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    I will do it even better... I hope!


    So this is the new front plate before drilling...
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    I´m making two variants for different finishing. This is 2.0, after drilling. I decided to just use one of the fans. A darker tone will be added to this panel later. I also think I´m gonna make some kind of fan grill in walnut, just for decoration. I have an idea, and I think it´s a good one...
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  2. microsoftPerson

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    Looks nice and clean and personally I enjoy the aesthetics of this piece more. Looking forward to seeing more of this. *edit* just to be clear, I thought the first one was good too.
     
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  3. voigts

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    interesting project. The color came out very nice with the Danish oil. I personally didn't think of a face in the original piece, but the second piece you've made looks good also.
     
  4. quizz_kid

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    Thank you! I also like the new front :D

    Thanks Voigts... Yeah, the Danish oil really improved the luster. Only problem when you´re rubbing oil on darker hard wood is all the lint from the cloths.



    Ok, so I´ve start working on that grill... Have high hopes about this one!

    walnut 7mm
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    center holes first
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    rough cutting the outer circles
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    made a jig for sanding
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    smoothe rings to your upper left:lol::lol::lol:
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    sort of the axis
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    rings cut (as you can see, I didn´t really think ´bout fiber direction :duh:)
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    1st layer of some good ol´Dane Oil
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  5. RedManc

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    Nevermind ... start again!!

    YEAH RIGHT! It's probably only something the trained eye would have noticed we mere mortals wouldnt know the difference :hehe:
     
  6. quizz_kid

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    So, you´re a mortal???? I´m sorry, I don´t talk to those. Got too much pride :p




    Update:

    Fan grill finished. It´s only glued so it may pulverize when you huff 'n puff on it :lol: but I think it´s a beauty

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  7. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    ffffffaaaaancy
     
  8. quizz_kid

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    I know, I´m sooooo happy with it. It actually turned out kinda nice :lol::lol::lol:



    Ok. I now have two new front plates with two different finishing, and I can´t really decide.
    So I have a question for you guys, simply what do you think??
    The walnut was my obvious choice, but I like the black as a bit of contrast to the rest, especially regarding the grill... hmm


    Version 1 and 2:
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    1: Authentic look of appealing decay (stained walnut)
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    2: Black (simply)
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    :confused::confused::confused::confused::confused:
     
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  9. RedManc

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    option one it fits with the decay of other parts of the build
    also it looks great
     
  10. -Jv-

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    I'd also go for option one. Looking great btw !
     
  11. Herodj95

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    i like the first! ;)
     
  12. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    I prefer the black one - the other guys are clueless. ;)
     
  13. Angel OD

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    Option number 1! No doubt! It looks amazing, just like the rest of this mod! :thumb:
     
  14. microsoftPerson

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    I vote for the black. In the photo it seems to match the color of the black stripe on the side. If it doesn't match that well in real life though I would go with the other option.
     
  15. KayinBlack

    KayinBlack Currently Rebuilding

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    Funny, I think an antique white would look well-like an old faded plastic arcade machine.
     
  16. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    Oh Shiiiiiiitt!!! This is looking so dam good. Feckin excellent wok mate.

    And as for the panel, I like the dark one, give an added bit of contrast to it.

    Top modding dude...+ rep
     
  17. quizz_kid

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    Thanks everybody!!! :D I´m still a bit woozy :worried: but good thoughs are always welcome. Was hoping for poll swing in some direction I guess... But I don´t have to decide now... Maybe I can ask you again when there´s a bit more to it?


    Thoughts:

    The black front adds a nice contrast to the walnut and really highlights the grill(witch is my favourite detail).
    It also match the foot, the roof and the joystick buttons.

    Maybe the stained one fits a bit to perfect, and adds a kind of blurryness to the whole piece.
    But it fits with the stripes and the stained artwork on top. As just a front piece alone, it´s the better one.
    I´ve also put a lot of work into this one, but that feels kinda irrelevant anyway.

    The black one doesn´t match the stripes that well.

    I acctually made a piece in egg white, but ended up painting it black instead. But it was pretty nice...
     
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  18. quizz_kid

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    My black buttons have finally arrived :lol::lol::lol:

    But as I am just to start on one of the joysticks, the controller PCB suddenly dies on me. So now I have to wait for another delivery :miffed:
    maybe a couple of days before I can wrap it up.

    Delivery!
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  19. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    I suddenly miss my arcade joystick from the good old Amiga days....
     
  20. Maximilian

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    Looking forward to this! What arcade games are you looking forward to playing most when its done?
     

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