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SpyhunterUK

DIY Star Wars Cockpit Cabinet

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Having search endlessly attempting to find a Star Wars Cockpit cabionet in good condition (and not for a huge amount of money) I have decided to build my own.

This will be the ultimate cab (compared to my old one) in the way of controls including illuminated sticks and buttons, steering wheels, light guns, spinner, rollerball, etc etc

my previous cabinet had a XArcade controller which is great but I want to make this one a little bit special.

I have decided to cut down my 39 emulators down to the 'best of the best' including C64, Amiga, MAME, Atari 2600, N64, SNES, PSX and Laserdisc (all my memories).

I have attached the draft dimension planning (as it's now 2 Player design and image is VERY first draft) which always helps me get the controls, seating and other dimensions worked out.  As sometimes it looks good on paper but not in reality.  This will be my 4th cabinet build although the first cockpit seated one.  I will be getting the original side art on it as well.  I will keep pics coming as and when the work commences (very slowly at the moment).  Although I have a deadline of around July this year for completion. 

I will be using the fantastic GameEx Menu system and have been working on the system (out of cabinet) in readiness for the cabinet insertion.  I also have a 36" (or is it 32"?) TV to go in there :)

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Will be following this build :)

Good luck SpyHunterUK. This will be awesome when your done.

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Wish I had space in my house for a cabinet like this

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Thanks all.  It's in my 'Man Cave' (Shed at the bottom of the garden that includes sofa, bar, juekbox, etc) :)

It's taken two years to get the Man Cave ready for such a cabinet LOL

 

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It's a hard work, but the reward is great.

I wish watch your progress, mate. Good luck.

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What are you using for the walls? It looks really thin. Is it plywood or MDF?

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LOL Thats just the dimension template.  The proper walls will be made from 15mm Ply.

I will have some new images soon as I have completed the dimension test/templates.

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Woah, this is crazy! This might just need to be my next project, haha! Great job!

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Can't wait to see the finished results! I have seen similar setups for racing cabs but never a StarWars cockpit.

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Guys this had to be put on hold for a bit due to some health issues but I will be working on this soon enough and will post some new images.  (It's still going to be built, believe me!)

:)

 

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Sorry to hear about the health issues but glad to know the cabinet is still in the works!

 

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You cannot rush art :cool: hope you get well soon.

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Hope your doing better looking forward to seeing the completed project

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Getting better guys, soon be working on this again.  I have the sides cut out now (the real sides). :)

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Still can't wait to see this when it is done!

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Nice! :D can't wait to see it when it's complete 

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omfg! i will follow this!, can´t wait to see progress

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That would be my dream... not just to have one... but to allow my missus to allow me to have one :D  Great work mate

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I have a shed... ermmm man cave where it will go LOL

Sides have now been cut.  I am cutting the inside bars to hold it altogether then adding the interior before working on the seat and top.

Will post more images soon.

Have decided to go for steering wheels that clip ono spinners for the car games :)

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I will be looking forward to seeing this progress....

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I know have the sides cut and corners rounded.  About to mark on the inside for the beams to go aross (width) to support controls, casters, monitor, etc etc

I will uload some more images as soon s I have completed the marking phase.

After that I will begin to add pieces to hold the beams (wood) then join it ll togeesthe so no screws/joins are seen from the inside. :)

Ooh, I have also created the top template which fits perfectly but I am waiting until I get the whole thing together (joined at the bottom floor area with space for cables, etc for rear speakers and lighting) until I finalise the top shape.

I mut say it is beeginning to look a lot like the cockpit cabinet now :)

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Nice to see some arcade enthusiasts on this forum! I'm looking forward to seeing the end result.

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nearly done for somes photos.  I'm about to cut some rails to join the two sides together.  organised the t-molding (black with chrome stripe) and making sure it will fit the sits and the perspex on the sides, etc so its all flush. (not putting on yet though)

will upload pics soon when it is all up and looks like the cabinet :)  

Still a long way to go yet though but getting there!

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looking forward to chech you work.. hope you can get it done, seems like a lot of work

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