The Volume War is also finished (phew what a busy week!). Well I say finished, but I’m still lacquering the base, but that will be done tonight so I’m classing it as near as dammit! You can’t see from the pics that the LED is blue when it is on (rhythm) and red when off (solo).
Archive for November, 2011
Tags: 0xd, booster, FX, pedal, solo, volume, war
Tags: 0xd, device, FX, Killswitch, Morse, pedal
The Morse device is also now finished, here she is in all her orange glory:
Tags: 0xd, device, FX, Leech, Morse, volume, war
I have been busy the last few evenings sanding, cleaning and priming the enclosures for this trio of bad boys, and also preparing the overlays. All is going well so far, just waiting on the colours to arrive now so that next week the pedals can all be coloured, decals applied, lacquered and then populated. Pretty exiting times! I also got in a few more bits from Doctor Tweek, check him out if your from the UK and looking to buy some pedal parts. His site is great for buying the gear for one-off pedal builds, and he has thought of a hell of a lot, from components to finishers and tools! So the plan is to hopefully have working finished versions of all three pedals within the next 10 days or so, that is if Skyward Sword doesn’ take up too much time!
Edit – 17/11/11: Well the postman has been to work and I’m STILL waiting for the paints to arrive! As they are coming to my work address that means all prgress is off until next Wednesday, when I’m next in. This takes the record for slowest enclosure paint job in history!
So, every company needs a decent logo right? I think so. I have been experimenting with a few different ideas for logos, and so far I have come up with this
Just without a turtle (obviously!). The turtle is made up of the 0, x and d all put together, the x being the legs, 0 the shell and capital d rotated 90 degrees making up the head.
It isn’t finished, it is just an initial idea. I quite like it, the mix of organic and computer kind of thing. I’m aware it looks a little unprofessional and unfinished at the moment, but I think it has a bit of potential. Let me know what you think!
Here are a few wordpress specific logos I’ve added:
Tags: 0xd, advance wars, booster, FX, pedal, solo, volume
Here’s the finished artwork for the Volume War. I have modified the logo a bit, and made the background fully opaque. The reason I had it semi transparent before is that when I print onto waterslip I have to use draft printer settings to avoid too much ink getting onto the paper and smudging, and this makes the colours look a bit translucent as more white of the paper gets through. I think this was the right overlay to go for, the others were a bit confusing/dull/irrelevant. I did love the Ikaruga overlays, but hell I may do an Ikargua themed ‘Bullet Hell’ pedal in the future… hopefully painting will start on the Leech and Morse Device tonight (providing the primer turns up)!
These were the final contenders, and some of them may surface at some point, who knows! It was great designing them, I love the hand drawn looking pedals but I also love using pre-existing images like these. The grahics are from (left to right) : Advance Wars (DS), Ikaruga (Gamecube version), Ikaruga (Gamecube version), Strikers 1945 (Arcade), Ikaruga (Gamecube version), Ikaruga (Gamecube version), Ikaruga (Gamecube version), Dynablaster (Arcade) and Xenon 2 (Amiga).