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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #80 on: January 25, 2012, 02:12:28 am »
Absolute stunner! Very tight from concept to product.
I need to copy the curved marquee for my cab - but how did you retain that plexiglas.? (did I miss it somewhere)
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Why?... because I could never find any art I loved on the net. So I played around with Photoshop and wish to share it with the arcade community.

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #81 on: January 25, 2012, 07:10:26 pm »
Well its a Data East Bad Dudes cabinet originally so it already had the curved marquee and proper retaining brackets.
I just verified the size I would need for my marquee by using some construction paper and then when I ordered my Marquee from Gameongrafix, I ordered it with the plexi for sandwiching and it fit great.
Thanks for the kind comments.
Its still somewhat a work in progress. I've been so busy lately that I haven't had time to simply hook up the switches which are being activated by the coin rejects.

I recently changed out the player 2 stick to a GGG Omni2 for simple 4/8 way switching and its working out pretty well.

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #82 on: April 02, 2012, 01:27:23 am »
Looking good!

Quick question: Does the marquee font have a name? I've boon looking for something like that that I can use for cut-outs.

Cheers!

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #83 on: May 08, 2012, 09:31:50 pm »
Any progress?  Can't wait to see this done, it's one of my favorite projects on the site.

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #84 on: May 08, 2012, 10:34:35 pm »
Very nice - so the curved marquee retainer came with the cab?  I wonder what the best material would be for a custom curved marquee retainer..?

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #85 on: May 15, 2012, 10:44:48 pm »
Hey Guys,
 Sorry I haven't been on the site for a while.
This cabinet is done as far as all of the outside stuff is done. I will try and get some updated pics soon.

I still have to do some programming for the button lighting and get some leds behind the coin rejects.

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 - "Vertical" is in Concielian Break font
 - "Retrace" is in Planet S font
I got the fonts from 1001freefonts.com

Yeah the curved marquee retainers were with the cab.

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #86 on: September 10, 2012, 11:39:52 pm »
Wow, that is a big ass monitor! :)

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #87 on: September 11, 2012, 03:04:06 pm »
Wow, that is a big ass monitor! :)

Why thank you, thank you very much.
I had to modify the top speaker shelf to get it in there but I just had to do it.
With this setup, verticals are awesome and I'm still able to play horizontals at the same size as a 19" horizontal monitor.

I just noticed also that I have never added more complete pics up on this thread. my latest pic here is still without the coin door finished.

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #88 on: September 11, 2012, 03:38:34 pm »
It is a cool setup for sure.   :cheers:

Probably a bit heavy  ;D

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Re: Vertical Retrace - A classic vertical Mame cabinet- Laminating
« Reply #89 on: September 11, 2012, 06:15:37 pm »
I used Formica brand laminate that I ordered from Lowes and I used 3M 30NF waterbased contact Cement.
What size did you order that would cover the entire one side of the Data East cabinet?

Also, what trimmer brand did you use (looking to buy either a router or trimmer).

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #90 on: September 11, 2012, 10:55:53 pm »
The laminate I used was 4' x 12'. It was enough to do both sides, the front and my speaker panel. The only thing is that I had to the front panel with 2 smaller pieces of laminate but I covered the seam by raising the coin door, putting on a kick panel and having the power button right above the coin door.

Another note on laminating: 3M 30NF Contact Cement is great. its waterbased so theres no bad fumes which was important for me. Its expensive at $30 a quart (Grainger) but one quart took care of the whole cabinet and I used 2 coats. I read a lot of bad reviews on waterbased contact cements but this product is great.

I used a cheapy trim router that I bought at Harbor Freight Tools, it was like $20 bucks after a coupon and I've used it for other projects. I've even used it for slotting the rear side of the cab.

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #91 on: September 12, 2012, 04:34:07 pm »
How much was the sheet of formica if you don't mind me asking.

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #92 on: September 12, 2012, 04:38:24 pm »
It was formica brand black ordered through Lowes. It cost about $75 for the sheet of 4' x 12'.
I see my local Home Depot has 4' x 8' sheets of black ( I think Wilsonart brand) for $40 something.

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #93 on: September 14, 2012, 10:17:58 pm »
One thing that has me curious.  How did you go about filling in those holes on the metal CP?
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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #94 on: September 15, 2012, 10:28:48 am »
One thing that has me curious.  How did you go about filling in those holes on the metal CP?

First off this is the cp I started with:


I went to Home Depot and picked up a metal electrical box with 3/4" knockouts. The slugs from these kockouts fit loosely in the unwanted button holes.
I also gave the slugs a quick grinding to remove the galvanizing on them.

Now there are two ways to go from here:
the best way would be to take the cp and slugs to a welding shop and have them mig welded on there. Then the welds can be grounded down smooth and bondo applied to make it all nicey nice. This probably would have costed a whopping 20-30 bucks.
I had my joystick mounts welded on by my mechanic for $20

But I got impatient and used jb weld. It took a few coats but it held nicely even when I drilled the new holes.
after I drilled the new holes, I went over the cp with a thin coat of bondo to make it smooth.

The joystick holes on these panels are a bit bigger so a suitable slug would have to be found or cut.


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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #95 on: September 15, 2012, 01:38:58 pm »
More delicious updates please!  If I ever get around to a vert cab, using this as inspiration.

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #96 on: September 25, 2012, 08:39:36 am »
Subbed my nutmegger  :cheers:
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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #97 on: September 25, 2012, 04:33:25 pm »
 :cheers:
Us Nutmeggers are getting strong up in here.
I think there like 4 or 5 of us on this forum now.  :applaud:

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Re: Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #98 on: September 25, 2012, 06:26:00 pm »
:cheers:
Us Nutmeggers are getting strong up in here.
I think there like 4 or 5 of us on this forum now.  :applaud:

Maybe there is enough to start our own thread >:D

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #99 on: September 26, 2012, 02:23:17 pm »


Looks like you've got some light bleeding going on (green in the blue). Might just be the camera though. If not, I was just wondering if you have any plans for it or will leave it as is? Don't even know for sure if these types of buttons will bleed light from one to the other...

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #100 on: September 26, 2012, 03:15:27 pm »
No its just the picture.
But I did see in your project where you ended up wrapping the buttons to prevent bleeding. (I think that was yours)
I may experiment with that to try and focus the light even better.
But I'm pretty happy with how the lights currently work.

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #101 on: September 26, 2012, 05:48:28 pm »
Just making sure. They do look pretty sweet by the way! :applaud:

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #102 on: October 25, 2012, 02:26:13 pm »
Just saw your control panel pictures over on the control panel database thread.  Most excellent job!  :cheers:

You should post them here. :)

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #103 on: October 25, 2012, 03:46:56 pm »
Thanks. I'm not sure why I didn't post them here.
I guess I should.

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #104 on: October 31, 2012, 09:09:03 am »
Like everyone else has said, very nice job!!  One question about your CP... what width is your control panel.  I'm waffling with a 2UP CP, but I'm building a galaga-like cabinet that i've made 25" wide instead of 23"... still not sure if it's wide enough for 2 players to play comfortably.  Especially for so few vertical games that support 2 simultaneous players.

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #105 on: October 31, 2012, 04:38:32 pm »
Like everyone else has said, very nice job!!  One question about your CP... what width is your control panel.  I'm waffling with a 2UP CP, but I'm building a galaga-like cabinet that i've made 25" wide instead of 23"... still not sure if it's wide enough for 2 players to play comfortably.  Especially for so few vertical games that support 2 simultaneous players.

Thanks. My control panel is just under 25 inches wide. I find it to be wide enough for 2 players but most of my two player time is with a 5 year old

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #106 on: November 01, 2012, 07:41:24 am »
Woodshop Flunky gave the idea to throw up a few finished pics of the cp here. I have posted them in the cp database but for some reason never put them here.




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Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #107 on: November 01, 2012, 12:26:25 pm »
Any pics of it lit?
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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #108 on: November 01, 2012, 02:48:00 pm »
There is a lit pic above somewhere a few posts back

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #109 on: January 02, 2013, 01:48:09 pm »
Well mgb, I'm wanting to nominate this build for the 2012 UCAs. Did you finish this one up?

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #110 on: January 02, 2013, 02:42:36 pm »
Well mgb, I'm wanting to nominate this build for the 2012 UCAs. Did you finish this one up?
It looked completed when I took a look at it.  (And I got to play it too!)  There's nothing quite like playing vertical games on 27" monitor.  I definitely second that nomination.

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #111 on: January 03, 2013, 03:01:30 pm »
Thanks a lot guys.
yes it is finished. I'm very honored to have nominations.

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #112 on: January 03, 2013, 03:19:06 pm »
Cool great job :cheers:

This way my next project.

 I already have a panel to IKARI and other  vertical games.

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #113 on: March 12, 2013, 08:35:42 pm »
Hi MGB,

Quick follow up:  Do you by any chance have a pic of a horizontal game running on your vertical monitor?

I remember seeing this in person when I came over, but a pic would be great.

Thanks!

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #114 on: March 14, 2013, 11:43:03 pm »
Hey Delusional,
  sorry I haven't been on here lately. I've been crazy busy.
I will get some pics of horizontal games on the screen.
Because its a 27" monitor, the horizontal games look pretty fine on it at the equivalency to a 19" horizontal monitor.

I play neo geo games on it a bit. thats really the only reason I went with 4 buttons rather than just 3.

Also please tell your buddy that I'm sorry I haven't been able to help him with his monitor. I have been very busy with starting a small security business and I have a new commercial arcade repair customer thats been really giving me a bunch of work

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #115 on: April 27, 2013, 07:58:02 am »
Your control panel is beautiful! I wish I had the space for a spinner and trackball. I think I may create a sub control panel for that, that I can tuck away somewhere. I'm planning on having female USB plugs under my control panel to add extra controllers.
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« Reply #116 on: April 27, 2013, 10:55:09 am »
Mgb, I love the cab man!  :cheers: I got the idea to switch over my finished cab to a vertical one from you. Seeing as I had a 29" crt laying around.
         

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« Reply #117 on: April 27, 2013, 12:34:44 pm »
Thanks for the compliments guys.
 
 Yeah I like having the spinner and trackball but I don't use them a whole bunch. But the trackball is a must have for missile command and centipede and the the spinner is important because I love tempest and it works for some classic driving games.

Brian, I'm glad I could be of some inspiration.
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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #118 on: April 27, 2013, 06:13:44 pm »
Just how sweet is that CP...very nice my friend, Very nice.. ::)

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Re: Vertical Retrace - Almost Done!!!!
« Reply #119 on: August 02, 2019, 10:10:13 pm »
Awesome cab!

Do you still have any of the design files (Sketchup, control panel, etc....) for the cab? I have the same one and would appreciate anything that would help w/ designing artwork on my beautiful DataEast cab. Thanks!