Sand and Fill, Sand and Fill, Sand and Fill

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Jul 292013
 

Today I’ve been working on filling all the missing chunks, gouges and damaged edges on my Baby Pacman. I normally use P38 but thought I would give Ronseal High Performance Wood filler a try. It was actually fairly easy to use, however the 10 minutes working time, as stated on the tin, was more like 5, so I had to be quick mixing and applying.

P38 in comparison seems to give a bit more working time. Both are hazardous to breathe so I was wearing an FFP3 mask, googles, and chemical protective gloves.

It took pretty much all day to get the result I wanted, with the same section being done about 5 times. It’s not perfect, but it’s much better than how it was when I started. I’m particularly pleased with the bottom right hand corner that had a huge chunk missing. This is now flush with the rest of the cabinet, and looks like a a proper corner:

Baby Pac Fill

Baby Pac Fill

Arcade Barn Raid Sunday 28th July – Mr.Do!

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Jul 252013
 

The arcade collectors on UKVac are planning a raid on a farm and warehouse in the south of England this weekend that houses some 65-85 cabinets. Unfortunately it is slightly too far for me to travel, but I was happy to see that between the piles of machines is my newly purchased Mr.Do! cabinet. Looking forward to getting it, and seeing what other games will be uncovered by the raiders 🙂

Mr.Do!

Mr.Do!

Garage Conversion to Arcade Update 5…nearly finished!

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Jul 242013
 

I’ve spent a few hours over the weekend putting the edge trims around the windows of the arcade, and sorting out a few snags here and there that I wasn’t happy with. The trims were incredibly difficult to cut, and razor sharp:

Window Trim

Window Trim

I also spent a few hours, including after work this week, plasterboarding the front of the garage, near the door. This was incredibly difficult because it required the plasterboard to be literally glued to the side of the walls either side of the door. I was disappointed with the first attempt as there was too much of a gap between the door and frame plasterboard for the edge trims. My 2nd attempt was much better and I just need to finish off both door edges with metal brackets, and deal with a couple of other minor snags.

Door Plasterboard

Door Plasterboard

The next stage will be to get my electrician in to provide a power feed, then the plasterer to plaster the whole room, and finally the electrician back in to wire everything up.

Hopefully I should be in a situation in a couple of weeks to paint the walls, ceiling, and start moving all my cabinets in there.

I also found a great material for the flooring that seems really hard wearing. It’s a 7mm Hard Studded Recycled Flexi-Tile from www.flexitile.com

Asteroids Deluxe No.2

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Jul 162013
 

Courtesy of Andy Welburn from andysarcade.net, I have received my 2nd Asteroids Deluxe PCB. It may sound a bit greedy having two, but these PCBs are so unreliable that it is good to have a spare to swap out and eliminate problems if necessary.

Asty Dlx No. 2

Asty Dlx No. 2