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RFM Topper

Post by Eddie » Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:00 pm

This is the first steps at making a topper for my machine. Some of the background ships will have leds as well as the saucer around the perimeter. The Martians eyes will be lit as well. This is the first time that I had the image enlarged and it wasnt cheap LOL Im not sure if the black is black enough.
Its not mounted its just leaning against candlesticks for proof of concept.

Do you think that the background image is too small?
Should it be even with the machines outsides its even with the insides now?
Should it be in a V shape or curved as to add depth?
Should the saucer be in a different location or angle?

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Re: RFM Topper

Post by Kenbo » Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:13 pm

These comments are coming from a guy with no artistic ability whatsoever, so keep that in mind :)

The black definitely needs to be blacker. It seems that the topper should be as wide as the backbox too, and some method of increasing depth would be cool. Maybe a hollow box painted black with the scene at the rear of the box?

Also, the contrast between the wall color and the topper is pretty stark. Perhaps the wall could be repainted a little darker color?

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Re: RFM Topper

Post by Chuck » Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:12 am

I love the ship. I probably wouldn't use the background though.

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Re: RFM Topper

Post by Kenbo » Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:58 am

Here's a nutty idea out of nowhere.

Remember those rotating mirrors clubs used to put above dance floors to provide a continuous wave of light spots around the bar?

It might be cool if the walls were dark and each one of those dots was a saucer

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Re: RFM Topper

Post by gehrig » Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:00 pm

Not sure I am liking the back art or not. The saucer is awesome though. Would be cool if you could make the saucer slowly rotate.

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Re: RFM Topper

Post by Eddie » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:15 am

Here are pics of the saucer up close with the Martian installed. When done his eyes will light and the perimeter of the saucer will have leds in a chase sequence giving the appearance that it is rotating. The 7 Purple dots around the Martian are Leds that work now. the seat also illuminates with these leds. Im going to attempt replacing the purple for red leds. Im still up in the air about the background pic.
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Re: RFM Topper

Post by Kenbo » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:24 pm

That saucer is looking pretty nice!

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Re: RFM Topper

Post by Eric » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:30 pm

its realy nice :P :P

Put the saucer more to the right and if possible the background coud be nice in af circle,just me idee :roll:
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Re: RFM Topper

Post by KSKID » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:55 am

Nice idea, like the ship.

Here are a few links to what others have done, one is very similar to yours with
the chasing lights etc., maybe that will help you out some

http://www.bobspinballmods.com/AFMtopper.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQpZ2tmDpMY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlVh0BNfhzI

http://www.abductionlamp.com/

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