By lordofultima 73 Comments
I wouldn't feel right putting an explanation point at the end of this blog title, I know some people are extremely offended by the phrase "Get Hype!" and I figure it's because we're always yelling it at eachother. Maybe if it was posed as a question, people would get a warm fuzzy feeling instead. Buy anyway.
Yeah, I got a Madcatz TE Fightstick, get hype! I'm going to be modding it with custom plexi, artwork, and hardware -- which will be documented on video. But until then, here's a video blog thing of me talking about it and touching it a bunch. Enjoy.
I completed my artwork for the stick, and have ordered the plexi/artwork/hardware, so prepare to get even more hype when that stuff arrives. I went for something abstract and simple, it'll fit nicely within the color scheme I'm aiming for. I made it with this High Res SFIV Akuma Artwork almost exclusively, with the help of the Art Hobbies TE Template, and photoshop of course.
I ordered six red Sanwa OBSN-30's, that were custom fit with black plungers to give it that menacing vibe. I like threaded buttons, they go in the same every time, where as the snap-ins after one removal don't have that viper grip anymore. To accompany my red layout, I also picked up a red Sanwa balltop (debated bat top for a while but didn't want to part with or modify the shaft cover already in place), and a Semitsu LS-33 spring to add some tension to the joystick. You can put Semitsu joystick springs inside the JLF spring to make it more resistant, which gives makes the stick snap back to neutral position much quicker.