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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #40 on: November 14, 2017, 02:06:29 pm »
Just make sure you plan ahead as other suggested on cardboard, or you may end up with something like this...  (MAME Defender pic below).

Also, let's try to keep it friendly here guys.  If you guys want to jab at each other do it in PMs.  Not here.

And for the record Yots has been building here for years and has some great advice.  You guys definitely got off on the wrong foot.  He was just stating that it takes work to get a fully polished product.  No one can do the work for you.

Here are some samples you can work from:
https://web.archive.org/web/20160304144250/http://www.koenigs.dk:80/mame/eng/steptaitorama.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20160304074841/http://www.koenigs.dk:80/mame/eng/stepprojectmame.htm

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Thanks! I guess I will continue with the Galaga design, but slim that down, something like: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,71458.0.html
I will try to tilt the screen more than in that topic (all the way back), but of course (a bit) less than in the original cab. The control panel will be a bit deeper than in that Skinny topic, but not like a "Franken-panel". Just 2x 6 buttons. Service buttons will be on the front (as well as a coin door). I guess the screen/CP could become something like this then:



How is that curvy? Now this... This is curvy... And all plywood too. Mmmm...

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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2017, 05:50:35 pm »
Thanks! I guess I will continue with the Galaga design, but slim that down, something like: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,71458.0.html

Reference:



Haha, Yeah, surprised with this as your selection. Not that Spacies' cab is lacking, just not "curvy" or a cab style that seems to be begging for a deeper control panel.

I guess when someone says curvy, my mind goes here:




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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2017, 06:40:56 pm »
Or this.
Stop by my Youtube channel and leave a comment:

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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2017, 12:35:41 am »
Remember guys... this guys wife has to approve the design. Give him a break.   :laugh2:
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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #44 on: November 15, 2017, 04:14:32 am »
Haha, yeah my wife has to approve eventually ;) At least if it goes downstairs to the living room or not.

And I just don't like the bulky cabinets with a lot or 90 degrees corners and big CPs and marquees. That's why I referenced the Galaga cabinet. CP inside, quite fluent lines and some curves, instead of the pronounced corners.

I guess I will make the top a bit more curved down and I really like the screen more deep and tilted. Also that way I could probably put the speakers above the screen.

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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2017, 09:10:30 am »
It just sounds like to me... that you already have an idea in your head. Now you just have to put those thoughts down on paper. Sketch it out!
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« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2017, 09:31:01 am »
It just sounds like to me... that you already have an idea in your head. Now you just have to put those thoughts down on paper. Sketch it out!
I am actually doing that at the moment (at work). I guess I will have a try in something like Adobe Illustrator.

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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #47 on: November 15, 2017, 11:02:21 am »
It just sounds like to me... that you already have an idea in your head. Now you just have to put those thoughts down on paper. Sketch it out!
I am actually doing that at the moment (at work). I guess I will have a try in something like Adobe Illustrator.

I find Sketchup to be invaluable in the design process.
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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #48 on: November 15, 2017, 02:35:47 pm »
It just sounds like to me... that you already have an idea in your head. Now you just have to put those thoughts down on paper. Sketch it out!
I am actually doing that at the moment (at work). I guess I will have a try in something like Adobe Illustrator.

I find Sketchup to be invaluable in the design process.
I took a shot:





So basically a slim Galaga with a bit more curve at the top, a deeper (220 mm - 8.7 inch) an wider (650 mm - 25.6 inch) CP  and a less tilted (LCD) screen. I am not the tallest, so I might lower the base a bit (now 940mm - 37 inch). Any comments or suggestions?

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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #49 on: November 15, 2017, 02:48:48 pm »
Looks good. Are you going to go with a 4:3 LCD?
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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #50 on: November 15, 2017, 02:51:54 pm »
Looks good. Are you going to go with a 4:3 LCD?
Thanks. Yes a 20.1 inch 4:3 Dell 2001FP. I tried it tilted and it's still visible very well. Also the screen is quite bright, so I will probably cover it with tinted glass.

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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #51 on: November 15, 2017, 03:00:08 pm »
Good choice. I'd do that too. It's got great angles and you'll be happy with it.
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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #52 on: November 15, 2017, 03:13:26 pm »
Those lines look good. Its slim, but not so slim that it doesn't look like an arcade machine.

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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #53 on: November 15, 2017, 03:25:43 pm »
Metal CP or GTFO.
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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #54 on: November 15, 2017, 08:03:59 pm »
How about a rounded off marquee kinda like those bad dudes cabinets?

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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #55 on: November 16, 2017, 04:49:48 am »
Those lines look good. Its slim, but not so slim that it doesn't look like an arcade machine.
Thanks!

Metal CP or GTFO.
Why metal?

How about a rounded off marquee kinda like those bad dudes cabinets?


A slight bend might be nice. Very slight though.

I really don't know what to do with the finish anyway. I think flashy side art is cool, but not in a living room. And I don't have room in the rest of the house (except the attic where I'm working on it). So, I guess something subtle like one color tone (t-molding, buttons/sticks, maybe some lines) and the rest black and RAL9010 to blend in our IKEA household (WAF is stretched a lot already). But still no idea for the marquee. Will figure that out along the way.

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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #56 on: November 16, 2017, 09:57:39 am »
That Bad Dudes cabinet is one of my all-time favorites.  Loved the game too BITD.

Markc74's "The Invaders" cabinet isn't exactly "curvy" but it checks the IKEA box and looks fantastic.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,154460.msg1635617.html#msg1635617



I really don't know what to do with the finish anyway. I think flashy side art is cool, but not in a living room. And I don't have room in the rest of the house (except the attic where I'm working on it). So, I guess something subtle like one color tone (t-molding, buttons/sticks, maybe some lines) and the rest black and RAL9010 to blend in our IKEA household (WAF is stretched a lot already). But still no idea for the marquee. Will figure that out along the way.

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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #57 on: November 16, 2017, 11:13:38 am »
Metal CP or GTFO.
Why metal?

Metal is king. All hail the king!

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The way I look at this hobby is like this... We all became attracted to it based on the games we played as children. But we all come out of it with a skill set we didn't have prior. Might as well hone some skills in the metal working department while you're working with all this wood, paint, electronics, and art...
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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #58 on: November 16, 2017, 01:05:43 pm »
I agree that metal would be best from that image, at least if you are going for that sharp on an angle where the cp cuts inward. It could just take more abuse.

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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #59 on: November 16, 2017, 03:24:26 pm »
Metal CP or GTFO.
Why metal?

Metal is king. All hail the king!

...

The way I look at this hobby is like this... We all became attracted to it based on the games we played as children. But we all come out of it with a skill set we didn't have prior. Might as well hone some skills in the metal working department while you're working with all this wood, paint, electronics, and art...
I agree on that totally! But apart from that are there any benefits to metal? I would think it feels cold and looks kinda trashy? And I don't think this cabinet will get too many beatings anyway :)

That Bad Dudes cabinet is one of my all-time favorites.  Loved the game too BITD.

Markc74's "The Invaders" cabinet isn't exactly "curvy" but it checks the IKEA box and looks fantastic.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,154460.msg1635617.html#msg1635617



I really don't know what to do with the finish anyway. I think flashy side art is cool, but not in a living room. And I don't have room in the rest of the house (except the attic where I'm working on it). So, I guess something subtle like one color tone (t-molding, buttons/sticks, maybe some lines) and the rest black and RAL9010 to blend in our IKEA household (WAF is stretched a lot already). But still no idea for the marquee. Will figure that out along the way.
That one is so nice. Still it's too "present" I guess. But I will (eventually) consider something like this. Especially the lineage.

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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #60 on: November 16, 2017, 04:33:23 pm »
Cold and trashy... ::)
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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #61 on: November 17, 2017, 02:53:00 am »

Ah, the other arrogant sucker from this forum.  Cute. I am just waiting for the last obvious one.
[/quote]   Care to elaborate a bit????
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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #62 on: November 17, 2017, 03:01:40 am »
But apart from that are there any benefits to metal? I would think it feels cold and looks kinda trashy? And I don't think this cabinet will get too many beatings anyway :)




And Galaga, the cabinet you are inspired by is has a control panel made of what exactly?  ;)


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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #63 on: November 17, 2017, 03:06:25 am »
Jennifer. Why would I elaborate on a comment that is a week old? Try to keep up with current events. The conversation has changed since then.

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« Reply #64 on: November 17, 2017, 03:14:00 am »
   No not you pumpkin, this is my first post in this thread, Be it day ,week, or even years old....Just  curious as to the other arrogant forum member....there, fixed it ;)
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« Reply #65 on: November 17, 2017, 03:16:58 am »
That makes more sense. Sorry. I shouldn't come out swinging like that. I just got to work. I need coffee. He was actually referring to Yotsuya.

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« Reply #66 on: November 17, 2017, 11:37:23 am »
Nope, he wasn't referring to yots. He called yotsuya basically an arrogant poster of memes, some time later you made your post, to which he answered "Ah, the other arrogant sucker from this forum. Cute. I am just waiting for the last obvious one." So there has to be someone else. The plot thickens. But since revealing who "obvious arrogant sucker #3" is would undoubtedly end in a lively discussion that Saint would have to clean out of this thread, Barry shouldn't say anything more about this.
                  

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Re: Slim curvy cabinet design
« Reply #67 on: November 17, 2017, 12:13:56 pm »
Weíve all moved on.
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« Reply #68 on: November 17, 2017, 01:10:26 pm »
We grew up. ;)

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« Reply #69 on: November 17, 2017, 02:10:19 pm »
Metal CP or GTFO.
Why metal?

Metal is king. All hail the king!

...

The way I look at this hobby is like this... We all became attracted to it based on the games we played as children. But we all come out of it with a skill set we didn't have prior. Might as well hone some skills in the metal working department while you're working with all this wood, paint, electronics, and art...
And credits to Vigo too  ;D.... There is just no substitution for steel....Tooling up for it seems like a daunting task in a highly competitive expensive market  however,Jennifer has multiple welders (*got the idea from the Flashdance girl back in the day) And more recently have bought a muti process machine and taught myself to TIG,.... and OMG, YES,YES, its highly, highly recommended to use steel, stainless, and aluminum in your builds.

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« Reply #70 on: November 17, 2017, 03:17:46 pm »
I am still kind of upset that I am the number 2 arrogant guy. ;D

Second place is just first loser.

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« Reply #71 on: November 17, 2017, 03:41:46 pm »
I am still kind of upset that I am the number 2 arrogant guy. ;D

Second place is just first loser.

Itís good to be king baby!!

I have my suspicions who #3 is, but heíll remain a mystery.
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« Reply #72 on: November 17, 2017, 04:15:27 pm »
I am still kind of upset that I am the number 2 arrogant guy. ;D

Second place is just first loser.

Itís good to be king baby!!

I have my suspicions who #3 is, but heíll remain a mystery.
Should he? ;)

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« Reply #73 on: November 17, 2017, 04:48:14 pm »
   OH Barry.....(*Jennifer sets a trap, Giggle*)....OH Barry hun, I think we need to talk. :P

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« Reply #74 on: November 17, 2017, 05:14:49 pm »
I gotta work on raising my arrogance....and my suckertude.

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« Reply #75 on: November 18, 2017, 02:59:52 am »
   OH Barry.....(*Jennifer sets a trap, Giggle*)....OH Barry hun, I think we need to talk. :P
*silently wanders off...* ;)

  
 

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