Purchases (Sept-Dec)

It only dawned on me over the last couple of days that I hadn’t updated my site in a number on months. I’ll make my excuses now (life, work, Christmas etc.) and get on with it. I thought it would make sense to round off my purchases for the year (as due to birthdays and…

Purchases (July-August)

I’m going to keep these to two month posts I think to account for the “dry spells” and reduce the possibility of a very short post! So as promised, in this post we have some quite unusual items that I’ve acquired (I know! More unusual than HeliFire I hear you say!). The first item was…

Purchases (May-June)

I’m going to try and keep this a little more upto date than this. I’ll go with monthly updates as there can be quite big gaps between purchases. Since getting into this hobby, I have amassed quite of lot of parts with clear intentions of what I need them for. Before I’d imported my first Nintendo…

vs. Golf to Donkey Kong 3: Part 9

Now I started to feel like I was on the home stretch. I think just being able to actually play the game was the big turning point. Unfortunately, due to the broken pot, when I say play the game, I can coin up and move Stanley about and fire at Kong; but the scrolling screen…

vs. Golf to Donkey Kong 3: Part 8

I was finally in a position to open the Donkey Kong 3 kit I’d bought nearly a year ago. This was a NOS (New Old Stock) kit that I imported from the US from a guy who had a couple of them in differing completeness. He had a couple of eBay auctions up with these kits…

vs. Golf to Donkey Kong 3: Part 7

After numerous coats of paint (and a couple of rub downs and re-paints), it was time to start the re-assembly of the cabinet. I had been warned previously about the difficulties I may encounter getting the front coin door panel back into the cabinet. There were mentions of using timber to prise the cabinet open…

vs. Golf to Donkey Kong 3: Part 6

The painting stage was the one I’d been looking forward to the most! As apprehensive as I was about getting the colour and the finish right, I was ready for a task that actually looked like progress was being made. After all of the final puttying had been done and I’d sanded down the primed…

vs. Golf to Donkey Kong 3: Part 5

There’s going to be a common theme all the way through this post, wood glue! Numerous areas of the cabinet had splits in the plywood; either through knocks and scrapes or by forcing lock cams (instead of trying to work out why the rear door lock was a bit stiff!). The first area I attacked…

vs. Golf to Donkey Kong 3: Part 4

Now due to the unrelenting British weather, any further tasks had to be undertaken indoors. As you’ll have probably seen from the earlier blogs, the inside of the cabinet was disgusting when it arrived. This included the power supply: I began to strip down the power supply so that I could get rid of all…