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Author Topic: PLANS - American Ace - Mini Arcade Cabinet  (Read 31895 times)

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Re: American Ace - Mini Vertical Cabinet (FINISHED 2011/07/31)
« Reply #160 on: January 14, 2012, 03:02:19 pm »
Dragging this one up for those that may have missed it, like me.
 
Really nice job. Such a cool looking little cabinet. The artwork is beautiful.  :applaud:

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Re: American Ace - Mini Vertical Cabinet (FINISHED 2011/07/31)
« Reply #161 on: January 19, 2012, 05:18:32 pm »
Dragging this one up for those that may have missed it, like me.
 
Really nice job. Such a cool looking little cabinet. The artwork is beautiful.  :applaud:

Thanks!  :cheers:

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Re: American Ace - Mini Vertical Cabinet (FINISHED 2011/07/31)
« Reply #162 on: January 19, 2012, 06:04:42 pm »
Oh snap!  Thanks for bumping this, for some reason I missed seeing this project finished.
It turned out excellent!  I love everything about this cabinet, from the artwork, to the size, to the construction. Clean clean clean! The perfect shmuppy cabinet! Leaf switch buttons, octo-gated U360...  :drool
Very inspiring.  :cheers:

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Re: American Ace - Mini Vertical Cabinet (FINISHED 2011/07/31)
« Reply #163 on: January 19, 2012, 07:48:35 pm »
Wow, very nice cab!  :o

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Re: American Ace - Mini Vertical Cabinet (FINISHED 2011/07/31)
« Reply #164 on: February 26, 2012, 12:24:36 am »
I missed this one too. You know, I think I can count on my thumbs the number of times people have made me seriously jealous of their cabinet art. ROM's fusion and Jarrett's Space Paranoids. This makes three. The distressing is nothing short of genius! The whole feel of the cabinet as a P-51 Mustang is AMAZING and the CPO is the sort of thing I would have tried for months to get right and never come close. It's just perfect.

The only thing that would make me any more jealous would be flight jacket leather wrapped ball tops. I've seen your sig for a while, but seeing it all together here... it's just so well done.

Huge kudos. I'm glad I didn't see this one until I finished mine.




« Last Edit: February 26, 2012, 02:35:35 pm by Pixelhugger »
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Re: American Ace - Mini Vertical Cabinet (FINISHED 2011/07/31)
« Reply #165 on: February 26, 2012, 01:09:34 pm »
+1 on the artwork.  This cabinet is fantastic.  The design looks modern but would also feel right at home in an arcade back in the day.  I like the little touches like the north-south-east-west designation around the joystick.   :cheers:

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Re: American Ace - Mini Vertical Cabinet (FINISHED 2011/07/31)
« Reply #166 on: March 02, 2012, 12:53:48 pm »
@Pixelhugger:  :notworthy:  Your work is certainly a gold standard around here!  Thanks for the thumbs up! :)

@wp34: Thanks!  The joystick graphics looked a little naked at first... so I figured a pilot would want to know heading. :)

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Re: American Ace - Mini Vertical Cabinet (FINISHED 2011/07/31)
« Reply #167 on: March 03, 2012, 12:20:36 am »
Awsome build btw! :applaud:
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Re: American Ace - Mini Vertical Cabinet (FINISHED 2011/07/31)
« Reply #168 on: March 03, 2012, 12:21:31 am »
Kids have it made these days.. I woulda given my left nut when I was that age to have an arcade cab in my house!   :lol

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Re: American Ace - Mini Vertical Cabinet (FINISHED 2011/07/31)
« Reply #169 on: March 03, 2012, 02:26:26 am »
 :applaud: I just wanted to say thanks for making an absolute inspirational machine.  I honestly  did not take notice to it until recently.  I told my wife that I was thinking of making a mini cab that was Taito-esque. I immediately started looking for inspiration here and was amazed to come across what is not only the perfect match of look and feel I hope to capture, but it is a well documented walk through of an exceptional machine.

If my project gets off the ground, I will be more than happy if it meets even a degree of the caliber of this cabinet.  :cheers:

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Re: American Ace - Mini Vertical Cabinet (UPDATED 26 Mar 2012)
« Reply #170 on: March 26, 2012, 10:24:32 am »
Thanks again everyone for the kudos...

Cheers!  :cheers:
« Last Edit: May 04, 2012, 12:03:01 am by Woodshop Flunky »

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Re: American Ace - Mini Vertical Cabinet (UPDATED 26 Mar 2012)
« Reply #171 on: May 12, 2012, 09:18:38 pm »
One more - missed it last year...

FANTASTIC cab.  The bar has really been raised since I was last active around here a few years ago. 

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Re: American Ace - Mini Vertical Cabinet (UPDATED 26 Mar 2012)
« Reply #172 on: June 29, 2012, 12:10:02 pm »
Well done sir!
Thanks for all the detailed info as well. 

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Re: (updated 03/26/2012) Mini Arcade - American Ace
« Reply #173 on: January 24, 2013, 04:23:56 pm »
This is a fantastic build, it's easy to see all the attention to detail that was put into it.  I am going to try to build something similar for my kids (and for me ;D) and as a total noob to woodworking your build looks extremely intimidating!

Random question:  I love the idea of using glass over the monitor, it gives a very professional look IMO.  Does the glass just rest on top of the monitor bezel (I believe you referred to it as the "minor bezel" in one of your earlier posts), or did you install it at a steeper angle relative to the monitor position?

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(updated 03/26/2012) Mini Arcade - American Ace
« Reply #174 on: January 24, 2013, 05:11:41 pm »
Great work



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Re: (updated 03/26/2012) Mini Arcade - American Ace
« Reply #175 on: January 25, 2013, 09:23:21 am »
Bah how did you all miss this gem?  He did a kickstart and everything off of it!

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Re: (updated 03/26/2012) Mini Arcade - American Ace
« Reply #176 on: January 25, 2013, 10:30:21 am »
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Re: (updated 03/26/2012) Mini Arcade - American Ace
« Reply #177 on: January 25, 2013, 02:17:48 pm »
Bah how did you all miss this gem?  He did a kickstart and everything off of it!
Join dates bro. ;)

American Ace  --- also known as "'Merrrrrrkin Ace" is one of my favourite cabs on this site. Kids, you could take many queues from this one.

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Re: (updated 03/26/2012) Mini Arcade - American Ace
« Reply #178 on: January 31, 2013, 11:14:57 am »
Thanks for the kind words everyone!   :cheers:

Doesn't seem like it's been nearly 2yrs since I started this build.  A couple of weeks ago, my youngest (nearly 3yrs old) told me he wanted me to build him an arcade.  I think it made my wife a little nervous.  ;D

This is a fantastic build, it's easy to see all the attention to detail that was put into it.  I am going to try to build something similar for my kids (and for me ;D) and as a total noob to woodworking your build looks extremely intimidating!

Random question:  I love the idea of using glass over the monitor, it gives a very professional look IMO.  Does the glass just rest on top of the monitor bezel (I believe you referred to it as the "minor bezel" in one of your earlier posts), or did you install it at a steeper angle relative to the monitor position?

Yes, the glass just sits on the bezels... gravity does all the work.  The aluminum strip at the bottom keeps it from sliding off when I remove the control panel.

Don't let your lack of woodworking experience slow you down.  There are plenty of folks here that had little to no woodworking experience right before they made all our jaws drop.

This has been the coolest toy ever.  Earlier this week some friend came over, and we ended up playing Galaga.  And just yesterday, I sat down and played Raiden before going to work.

You and your kids will love it. :)
« Last Edit: January 31, 2013, 11:44:55 am by Woodshop Flunky »

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Re: (updated 03/26/2012) Mini Arcade - American Ace
« Reply #179 on: January 31, 2013, 12:30:57 pm »
Don't let your lack of woodworking experience slow you down.  There are plenty of folks here that had little to no woodworking experience right before they made all our jaws drop.

Aint this the truth, I'd never even picked up a router before being inspired by builds like American Ace. Get out their people and grab a power tool, what could possibly go wrong!!!!!!!!!

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Re: (updated 03/26/2012) Mini Arcade - American Ace
« Reply #180 on: January 31, 2013, 03:08:13 pm »
what could possibly go wrong!!!!!!!!!

Famous last words.   :laugh2:


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PLANS - American Ace Arcade Cabinet
« Reply #181 on: April 27, 2014, 08:02:01 pm »
Hello all.

I wanted to let everyone know that I uploaded a complete set of plans for my American Ace Arcade cabinet to: http://files.arcadecontrols.com/details.php?image_id=3660

It's been several years since my build.  Since then, I did one failed, and one successful Kickstarter project.  And I also sold the plans on my own website.  Kickstarter and my website were a lot of fun, and I learned a lot.

However, I've decided to stop selling them, and make the plans available to anyone who would like them.

Plans are included for a mini cabinet like I originally built, and also a full-size cabinet.  There are also some full size templates you can print, as well as some contruction notes.

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Re: PLANS - American Ace - Mini Arcade Cabinet
« Reply #182 on: April 27, 2014, 08:35:40 pm »
This still stands as one of my all time favorite projects. Kudos to you for sharing the plans  :cheers:
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Re: PLANS - American Ace - Mini Arcade Cabinet
« Reply #183 on: April 27, 2014, 09:20:30 pm »
This still stands as one of my all time favorite projects. Kudos to you for sharing the plans  :cheers:

Ditto!  Way to give back!!!!

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Re: PLANS - American Ace - Mini Arcade Cabinet
« Reply #184 on: April 27, 2014, 10:59:52 pm »
I still have the plans I got from your Kickstarter campaign. One day, I'll make it!

Kudos for all you've given to the community! This is just the icing on the cake.  :cheers:
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Re: PLANS - American Ace - Mini Arcade Cabinet
« Reply #185 on: May 08, 2015, 06:39:26 pm »
Reviving this one to throw in my kudos to this build!  I built a WWII Aces inspired cab as well but it was my first woodworking project so it's nowhere near the quality as yours.  Good work!

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Re: PLANS - American Ace - Mini Arcade Cabinet
« Reply #186 on: August 04, 2015, 07:29:49 pm »
This build is absolutely fantastic! - Many, many thanks for sharing the plans!

Is there ANY chance you could share the artwork files with us at all as well?

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Re: PLANS - American Ace - Mini Arcade Cabinet
« Reply #187 on: June 27, 2016, 12:03:39 pm »
Been lurking for awhile. Just wanted to say great job on the arcade. Also at the same time I have used your plan to build a few. here is one of the two players versions i have just completed...

 Thanks again and great job..
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Re: PLANS - American Ace - Mini Arcade Cabinet
« Reply #188 on: January 31, 2017, 10:36:29 am »
Been lurking for awhile. Just wanted to say great job on the arcade. Also at the same time I have used your plan to build a few. here is one of the two players versions i have just completed...

 Thanks again and great job..

Totally should have called that "Kid Thunder"


Just bumping this thread because its one of my fave builds, and the documentation is outstanding.
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Re: PLANS - American Ace - Mini Arcade Cabinet
« Reply #189 on: August 20, 2017, 04:53:46 am »
Been lurking for awhile. Just wanted to say great job on the arcade. Also at the same time I have used your plan to build a few. here is one of the two players versions i have just completed...

 Thanks again and great job..

Wow... you're build is really nice.  I saw your pics, but it took me a minute to realize what I was seeing.  I haven't seen that same profile and control panel on another cabinet.

Again, great job!  http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/Smileys/default/drinking08.gif

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Re: PLANS - American Ace - Mini Arcade Cabinet
« Reply #190 on: August 20, 2017, 12:39:40 pm »
I still have a set of unused plans I got from Kickstarter!
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Re: PLANS - American Ace - Mini Arcade Cabinet
« Reply #191 on: August 20, 2017, 08:38:55 pm »
I still have the plans I got from your Kickstarter campaign. One day, I'll make it!

Kudos for all you've given to the community! This is just the icing on the cake.  :cheers:

I still have a set of unused plans I got from Kickstarter!

ever going to use them?
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Re: PLANS - American Ace - Mini Arcade Cabinet
« Reply #192 on: August 20, 2017, 10:07:00 pm »
I still have the plans I got from your Kickstarter campaign. One day, I'll make it!

Kudos for all you've given to the community! This is just the icing on the cake.  :cheers:

I still have a set of unused plans I got from Kickstarter!

ever going to use them?
I dunno.
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