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Re: Thinking Ghostbusters or 80s Theme
« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2014, 04:01:01 am »
Holy sh*t!  Is that guy standing above *actually* Bruce Lee?   :laugh2:

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Re: Thinking Ghostbusters or 80s Theme
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2015, 11:37:38 pm »
Did some rethinking on what I want to do with the cab design... I like the shape of the stern cab specifically the top half and like the shape of Williams cabs and really like how the Echo cab out and with the suggestions that were made I have come up with this. It's not officially done and still need to modify some things. Leaning towards an 80s neonish design, without getting too loud with the artwork... Threw together a quick mock up marquee and is in no means the final version just a place holder. As usual any and all suggestions are welcome. Happy New Year Everyone!



« Last Edit: January 06, 2015, 11:56:25 pm by brucelee00 »

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Re: Thinking Ghostbusters or 80s Theme
« Reply #42 on: January 06, 2015, 11:43:26 pm »
Getting much better, my friend.  :cheers:
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Re: Thinking Ghostbusters or 80s Theme
« Reply #43 on: January 06, 2015, 11:59:09 pm »
Getting much better, my friend.  :cheers:

Thank you! I know it's not using a CRT which may change, or may use the new 4:3 led monitor that's coming out depending on cost.  :cheers:

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Re: Thinking Ghostbusters or 80s Theme
« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2015, 12:18:18 am »
Getting much better, my friend.  :cheers:

Agreed. CP is MUCH better.

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Re: Rad Kade 80s Neon Theme
« Reply #45 on: February 05, 2015, 10:19:29 pm »
I've done a little more work on refining the design in SketchUp still may need a few adjustments, but would like some feedback on the two designs I've narrowed it down to. The first allows me to play light gun games, but limits the play slightly of trackball games like golden T which I like. The more vertical monitor orientation also puts it at higher viewing angle. In the second option not sure if the angle is too steep for light gun games, but it lends it self better to golden T and other trackball games that require a little more forward thrust. I used about the same angle used for the monitor as in Mortal Kombat cabs so it's not very steep. Additionally, the second option allowed me more design variation with the speaker area. Would like feed back if the angled view is the way to go in terms of both standing and sitting play along with other concerns mentioned. Thanks Everyone!  :)

 

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Re: Rad Kade 80s Neon Theme
« Reply #46 on: February 05, 2015, 10:27:55 pm »
Neat.

What are these circles in the back?
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Re: Rad Kade 80s Neon Theme
« Reply #47 on: February 05, 2015, 10:31:07 pm »
@Generic Eric those will be where the fans will go  :)

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Re: Rad Kade 80s Neon Theme
« Reply #48 on: February 05, 2015, 10:34:42 pm »
@Generic Eric those will be where the fans will go  :)
Thanks.

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Re: Rad Kade 80s Neon Theme
« Reply #49 on: February 06, 2015, 02:49:00 am »
There is some odd behavior I never can understand, and that is adding a big X-arcade style box that totally ruin the overall esthetics.
Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and everybody has his own personal taste. But still, why ruin a nice design by doing that?

The only cabinet in real life that get away with an overhang panel is Gauntlet, and there it is very subtle. Except that, the only original cabinet that I have seen with a CP outside the side T-mold is Killer Instict, and that is not a good design – so why mimic that?

So, if you design something from scratch, why incorporate something that looks to have been added afterwards?
Where these Midway monster so common in the US, that all of you have been brainwashed with that kind of design?

And as always, it is my personal humble opinions, and it is not intended to hurt any ones feelings  :cheers:
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Re: Rad Kade 80s Neon Theme
« Reply #50 on: February 06, 2015, 07:18:25 pm »
There is some odd behavior I never can understand, and that is adding a big X-arcade style box that totally ruin the overall esthetics.
Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and everybody has his own personal taste. But still, why ruin a nice design by doing that?

The only cabinet in real life that get away with an overhang panel is Gauntlet, and there it is very subtle. Except that, the only original cabinet that I have seen with a CP outside the side T-mold is Killer Instict, and that is not a good design – so why mimic that?

So, if you design something from scratch, why incorporate something that looks to have been added afterwards?
Where these Midway monster so common in the US, that all of you have been brainwashed with that kind of design?
And as always, it is my personal humble opinions, and it is not intended to hurt any ones feelings  :cheers:

Huh ?  ??? I think you misunderstood what I was asking or what' I'm doing as you can see I'm not doing a separate control panel box I just said i mimicked the MK cab's monitor angle and deciding which of the most recent designs you see above to go with... :cheers:

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Re: Rad Kade 80s Neon Theme
« Reply #51 on: February 06, 2015, 09:50:46 pm »
Yes, the comment was more of a general kind, and I was about to applaud the final design. But by some reason that comment wasn't added in my post.
Anyway, looking forward to see how it turns out. And hopefully you will set standards for others to follow, so there won't be any more big-box-cp's built that will be a torn in my side  :P
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Re: Rad Kade 80s Neon Theme
« Reply #52 on: September 14, 2015, 04:52:04 am »
Just wanted to get a quick set of opinions on which design to go with # 1 was my original plan and i do have the template already cut out, but after recently messing around with design number #1 i come up with# 2 and #3. #2 & #3 are exactly the same minus the back angle.  Here are some pictures to illustrate the designs. Thanks for the feedback  :)




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Re: Rad Kade 80s Neon Theme
« Reply #53 on: September 14, 2015, 10:25:40 am »
In the last pic, each cabinet is at a slightly different angle.  I'd suggest splitting the image into 3 if you can't get the angle in the same image. 

Are they too deep if you are using an lcd?  The all look too deep.  Right now, I'm trying to place my cabinet against the wall in the basement.  I would enjoy the extra room, even it was only 3 inches. 

The control panel for 3 looks deeper?  Its marquee looks bigger too.  Maybe it's the angle.  *shrug*

You mentioned a template? As in you will make more than one? Can you do a sketch up of a row of 4 or 5?  Is that something you would do? 

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Re: Thinking Ghostbusters or 80s Theme
« Reply #54 on: September 14, 2015, 11:11:56 am »
Did some rethinking on what I want to do with the cab design... I like the shape of the stern cab specifically the top half and like the shape of Williams cabs and really like how the Echo cab out and with the suggestions that were made I have come up with this.

Sounds like you're over-rethinking things....
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Re: Rad Kade 80s Neon Theme
« Reply #55 on: September 14, 2015, 02:10:00 pm »
@ Generic Eric Hope this helps clear up the confusion. The depth between 1 and 2 at their widest points  are 31.75 and 31 inches for number 2. @Yotsuya I definitely tend to over think things  ;D


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Re: Rad Kade 80s Neon Theme
« Reply #56 on: September 14, 2015, 02:11:07 pm »
@ Generic Eric Hope this helps clear up the confusion. The depth between 1 and 2 at their widest points  are 31.75 and 31 inches for number 2. @Yotsuya I definitely tend to over think things  ;D


At least you learned your lesson about bezel size... :cheers:
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Re: Rad Kade 80s Neon Theme
« Reply #57 on: September 14, 2015, 02:21:30 pm »
@ Yotsuya Yes Sir I did  :cheers: no pinball buttons and just 6 buttons for 1 and 2 player, but will be throwing in a trackball :)

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Re: Rad Kade 80s Neon Theme
« Reply #58 on: November 05, 2017, 04:21:41 pm »
In the artwork design stage, but trying to settle on the name. I would like rad in the name, and decided against using kade/cade in the name. Here is a rough sketch, and the names I'm thinking. Any thoughton the names ? Totally Rad, Rad Things, Super Rad, Rad Power, Rad Dreams, Radical, Rad, Totally Radical, Forever Rad,Stay Rad, Rad to/2 the max


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Re: Rad arcade 80s theme
« Reply #59 on: November 05, 2017, 09:43:50 pm »
In the artwork design stage, but trying to settle on the name. I would like rad in the name, and decided against using kade/cade in the name. Here is a rough sketch, and the names I'm thinking. Any thoughton the names ? Totally Rad, Rad Things, Super Rad, Rad Power, Rad Dreams, Radical, Rad, Totally Radical, Forever Rad,Stay Rad, Rad to/2 the max



I like Forever Radical with that design you’re doing
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Re: Rad arcade 80s theme
« Reply #60 on: November 05, 2017, 10:45:04 pm »






I will put these here for inspiration.  :angel:
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Re: Rad arcade 80s theme
« Reply #61 on: November 05, 2017, 10:47:48 pm »
Radder Things.  It's Netflix 2017, bro, embrace it.


  
 

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