Monthly Archives: January 2012

PSP Go

I’ve finally found a use for my PSP Go…

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Vectrex: too busy playing to post

As commented below, the first thing I did with the Vectrex was check all the scanned documentation online (there’s a hardcore support community out there). I also found just how difficult it is to get a good picture of the … Continue reading

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True Legend

Here’s a film I watched recently. True Legend only had a couple of names I was familiar with Yuen Woo Ping (the guy who did the action sequences in The Matrix and Kill Bill, if you missed the fact that … Continue reading

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Vectrex

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Xbox 360 knackered

Yes, as expected, my 360 has crapped out with an E74 hardware error. Microsoft have really let me down during my 360 ownership.

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Xbox 360 knackered?

My 360 is starting to develop some problems with the in-game graphics. Menu’s and static screen appear to be okay, so I’m currently waiting on a hardware failure light. You can see what I mean with Bulletstorm here:

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Vectrex: not today either

Sad, sad, sad…   Update: it’s not even been shipped yet. Thanks Flashback Games.

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Songs I like 12: Born to die

Wonky much?

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Vectrex: not today

And I was so looking forward to it. Maybe tomorrow?

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Vectrex: multicart

I’m still awaiting delivery of my Vectrex console, but I got my VecMulti cartridge delivered today from here: http://www.vectrex.biz/. It stores the Rom images on a Micro SD card, which means I can add any new homebrew games to it … Continue reading

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Spinner: lights are done

If you don’t look too close, the lights look okay.

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Spinner: the wheels are on

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Spinner: entering the home straight

Masked and painted the rear. Finally managed to fit the top and bottom sections together. Good old elastic bands to help them stick.

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My new stick (has finally arrived)

And not before time. So after an interminable wait my custom stick has arrived from Chris at Shadaloo. It currently supports: PC, PS3, PS2, Super Famicom and I am waiting on my PC Engine cable. Apparently the MC Cuthulhu doesn’t … Continue reading

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Songs I like 11: Good Feeling

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Spinner: finished the bottom

Didn’t get much done today, but I did get the bottom of the Spinner finished. I have also basically finished the interior. Still quite a bit left to do though.

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Got some games today

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Spinner: current status

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Spinner: problems with white

I managed to actually finish up some sections of the Spinner today, and gloss coated the underside. Unfortunately I had an issue with some white sections that needed painting. As you can see from the images below, it was always … Continue reading

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Favorite covers of 2011?

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I don’t read Marvel comics

Generally. I find it a chore to follow Marvel comics as they are forever renumbering, relaunching and crossing-over and it’s simply not worth the bother of trying to follow any series in particular. And believe me, I’ve tried. They have … Continue reading

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Spinner: wheels 3

Today I moved on to masking the tyre section of the wheels off. Not as easy as it sounds as I had to cut a lot of small curved sections (very time consuming). Quite happy with the results though, and … Continue reading

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Spinner: wheels 2

As well as the flying bits of wheels, there are also the road going ones. These have been painted in Mr Color Tire Black. It’s an odd shade, but I’m sure will look fine when completed. There are also way … Continue reading

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Spinner: wheels 1

If you look at my previous post, and then at the pictures below, you’ll see that I have repainted the “details” in the cockpit as I simply couldn’t get them right. What I have actually managed to do satisfactorily is … Continue reading

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