Hi everyone! Popping in after being away for so long so that I can let another community know that I have started a new project (well, have grown one significantly) these past few months.
You may know I build SuperGuns and run a small site called www.theSuperGun.com
where I share some tips and things I learned along the way. Well, due to overwhelming demand... and by overwhelming I mean 5 or 6 people, I setup a shop to house my projects and items related to them so people could easily order things and I could easily track things.My History:
I got into the hobby about 5 years ago when I restored a NEO-GEO Cabinet because I wanted one and I thought it would be fun. I needed some side art and the one guy at NEOGEO who made it decided he was no longer going to make it available. He and I discussed it and I decided to step in and make use of some of my creative bones. Being a perfectionist, I needed the closest and most exacting side art I could get and I knew everyone else wanted perfection too. I teamed up with a few very nice folks at NG.com and got some original scans, pictures, etc of original cabs and carefully recreated the side art from scratch. Fast forward 2 years and about 200 sets of side art later and I think that mission was accomplished!
About 6 months after my first cab restoration I was fully invested in the Arcade Scene mentally. I wanted something I could easily get from place to place and just setup to play Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat, etc. A buddy showed me a SuperGun... I was hooked. All of the benefits of a cab with the right amount of tech project and fun. I started building a few SuperGuns for the heck of it. I hated cutting cases, and having things look a little "unpretty" so I teamed up with a metal shop and haven't looked back. I designed a few cases before I settled on the MK48 and decided that having everything internal like a cabinet made a huge amount of sense so the fully enclosed SG cases that you see have become my norm.
Eventually, I needed a few controllers so I ventured into building metal SuperGun Controllers , and then came full on Fight Sticks. The utility of just a fight stick for the PS3/XBOX360 or the utility of just a SuperGun controller is relatively good on their own, but together... amazing! After a lot of planning and iterations of the case, the Panzer Fight Stick was born.
Finally, along the way I revived a few more arcade games, had questions about making art for my sticks as well as art for other projects so once again I added something new to my stable of machines and got into vinyl graphic cutting and printing. Now I essentially have a little shop that I make support my (and now others) hobby's with!Expansion
No, not in the physical sense. I don't need a storefront or storage unit. More cool stuff! I have started to expand things I do to include CMVS Covers, Reproduction Covers, Custom NEO-GEO Board Bases, and finally Candy Cab Control Panels!
Location, Location, Location!
I am physically located in Herndon, VA (Just outside of DC). The metal shop I work with is not co-located so most of the DC area shenanigans don't affect our work. Everything else I sell is in my home. Saves on storefront rent, storage rent, etc. since my house has a few empty rooms and I don't mind people coming over to say hi and picking things up. Always a great way to meet fellow hobbyists and squeak a game or two out.Welcome to www.jasenscustoms.comWhat's Different about JasensCustoms.Com?
I try to focus on cool new project/ideas that I can design and bring to market myself. I love the projects others bring to the table and I strive to be one of "those" guys. I do offer a few things that are readily available, but I like to sell things that make sense with what I design and build. There's a lot of room for everyone to do their thing without everyone encroaching on each other. I like to focus on one thing and do it well instead of focusing on a lot of things and not knowing a lick about any of it.
Enough about me! Let's see some cool stuff! Here is a few examples of things I have designed and built:
First up is a custom Control Panel for an SRK member:
How about some NEO-GEO MV-2/MV-2B Reproduction Covers and custom bases:
Now an MV-4F Cover and Base:
And finally an MVH-MV4 Cover and Base:
Don't want to spoil who this one belongs to, but someone requested a Korean Stick. It's almost ready to ship:
EGRET/Atomiswave SD Folks, ready to get some new Control Panels? Here are the first to go out and get test fitted:
Finally, updated the MK48 with a few new features: