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mikekim

Watchmen Pinball - 40/27/DMD - Standard Body

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Omg I heard you died? ; )

Great to see you back on the build that plunger is awesome,why non reflective glass?

Steve

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Lol felt like it some weeks.

Using non reflective glass to cut down on the bleed from overhead lights, and other reflections that might otherwise interfere with gameplay.

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Update

here is a better shot of the blistering on the side of the cab, due to winter weather

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so i had to route out a section of the cab using a 12mm bit, set the bit to a depth of a couple of mm (to the first layer of the ply)

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then started layering out the slot with filler. decided to leave the final layer of filler to set for the week before sanding it off (care to guess what next weeks instalment will be??)

while waiting for the filler to set i started work on the front panel of the back box, routed out the opening for the monitor. still have to route out the holes for the speakers

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also did some work last night on the shelf for the virtual output kit.

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ordered some 528mm x 300mm x 6mm clear perspex sheet.

using sticky velcro attached the cable management around the edges of the sheet.

roughly positioned the virtual output kit and a spare 580w PSU i had spare. have also included a terminal block at the back of the unit so i can link any grounds together.

i decided on clear perspex for this unit, so when it's installed you will be able to see through the base onto the PC below. (the White protective backing is still on the underside in this shot)

Now will need to source a couple of 24 way molex connectors, to make the shelf easily removable once installed.

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Another great update is ply prone to weather damage?

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All wood is prone to weather damage unless specifically treated.

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Great work so far Mike!! Keep the good work. I have a pincab in mind for some time and this will help me a lot (so, bookmarked :)).

Thanks for everything you are doing in this community, been reading and following your last works.

I'm trying to build a bartop arcade first then move to the pincab proyect :)

Cheers!!!

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thanks for the compliment.

A bartop is the easiest way to start into this addictive hobby. once you start on the pin cab however, you realise just how straightforward the bartops are to build..

if you have any questions feel free to drop me a line.

Mike.

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Update

here we go rant time....

you really have to wonder about how some companies do business.. I ordered a sheet of 1000x540x4.4mm laminated / anti glare glass from a company. it arrived at my parents house on Thursday, wrapped in one sheet of brown paper. the sheet that arrived was the wrong size 1000x580 to the one i ordered (40mm larger width wise) so even if there was no problem with it, it was too big for the build , but because of the way it was packed, surprise surprise it arrived damaged....

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needless to say I wasn't impressed..

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back to the build...

not much done today, not alot of time to spend on this atm.

sanded off the final layer of the blister fix from last week and is now ready for primer.

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also drilled the holes for the led's and flasher caps on the back box using a 16mm forstner bit for the side tabs and a 46mm for the main hole

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the gaps will be filled (with filler) for better look later on. the whole of the top will be covered with filler (to hide all of the screws).

on an additional note for the back box the stainless steel sheet is not really working out for covering the back box (tbh the sheet is a pig to get any decent finish on and will be far to much hassle to cut out the openings i need for speakers, flashers and the screen), so i have decided to take another option with the main coverage.

I have found a supplier of chrome carbon fibre effect adhesive sheet on ebay and think that this would work quite well for the back box cover.

put a test section on a scrap of mdf to see how it would look

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will make installation on the back box a lot easier than trying to cut the perforated sheet to the correct dimensions.

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Another great update I never understand trades that specialise in one product bugger it up so much? It's not rocket science is it measure twice cut once and protect the product until its in customers hands.i relievers a fire alarm Isabel today when I opened it the text on the buttons was upside down ????

Any way back to the carbon fibre vinyl after using on 4 cabs I do think its overlooked by many considering the finish you can achieve.

Any chance you can share a link to you're vinyl supplier

Keep up the great work

Steve

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I can recommend this seller, from which I bought vinyl adhesive for my Vpin. It's a nice product and a great price, I would say, and applying it is really easy because of the air release canals. I put it on sealed mdf and have great results. Used it for my DMD panel, the whole backbox, the cab inside and some other parts. I would have used it for the outside as well but for that I needed printed decals. Cutting it with a sharp exacto knife was also real easy.

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Premium-3D-Carbon-Folie-schwarz-mit-Micro-Luftkanale-Car-Wrapping-9-18-m-/251191707690?pt=DE_M%C3%B6bel_Wohnen_Dekoration_Befestigung_boards_wandbilder&var=&hash=item3a7c31482a

This is where I bought it. Different colors available as well...

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That looks like the same product :) Maybe some people from Germany are reading along, then the bay.de post might come in handy.

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update

not much going on really...

spending too much time playing with this new toy...

Astra GTC VXR

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* Engine: 2.0-litre 4cyl turbo petrol

* Power: 276bhp

* Transmission: Six-speed manual, front-wheel drive

* 0-62/top speed: 5.9 seconds/154mph

anyway.. back to the build..

had a couple of hours to do some bits on the build (before being called into work.. :bang head: )

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managed to put on the first coat of black on the cab..

the second coat will have to wait till next week.

at this rate i might be done by christmas next year....

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Nice mike...I look forward to it finished by christmas :)

you never know what might happen - i have a couple of weeks leave (staring next week), so i might actually get to put in some serious time on the build - unless i get collared to do some of the outstanding jobs around the house !!

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thats a niceeee motor just 8bhp under me :P but from a 2 litre petrol is freaking impressive lol :)

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thats a niceeee motor just 8bhp under me :P but from a 2 litre petrol is freaking impressive lol :)

give me a shout when you are in the area... i'm sure we can setup a little drag race... :evil:

Update

spent a couple of hours working on the schematic for the internal wiring. pretty straight forward - i think its correct

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if one of you experts wants to quickly look over it for me and point out any errors, or something blindingly obvious that I've missed, it would be much appreciated.

thanks

mike.

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Update

put on the second coat of paint on the body today

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will finish off the underside of the cab tomorrow and look at the back box

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The wiring looks good mike. The extra diode on the knocker isn't necessary but it won't hurt anything either.

The coindoor buttons can be run from the same power source, just grab either the 5v or 12v (whichever you need) from the appropriate output on the board.

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The wiring looks good mike. The extra diode on the knocker isn't necessary but it won't hurt anything either.

The coindoor buttons can be run from the same power source, just grab either the 5v or 12v (whichever you need) from the appropriate output on the board.

Thanks for checking the diagram zeb.

The replay knocker has the diode already fitted, I figured it would be ok.

The coin buttons have 5v leds, so I'll just pull the voltage from the psu.

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todays update

just really finishing off the painting on the cab - the white underside today

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nearly time for the artwork - best dig it out and get it sent off to Lucian for him to work his magic...

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