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Astrocity bartop
« on: April 20, 2020, 10:02:29 pm »
Saw some guy did an astro city bartop on Kickstarter and then ghosted everybody. Figured Iíd just make my own. Fun COVID project. Coming along. Lots still to do

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2020, 11:40:52 pm »
Looks great, man.

This forum needs more threads about Arcade 1Up cabinets.

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2020, 07:08:08 am »
Yeah what a doofus. I would love to own one of those, but I guess the amount of work you have to put into the woodworking alone is staggering.

Your's looks amazing already; care to talk a bit about the building process, techniques you used etc?

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2020, 08:50:16 am »
Yeah what a doofus. I would love to own one of those, but I guess the amount of work you have to put into the woodworking alone is staggering.

Your's looks amazing already; care to talk a bit about the building process, techniques you used etc?
Sure, I found plans for the full size one somewhere (Iíll dig up a link) and then just reduced the scale of all measurements to 58% of the original. 29Ē monitor scaling down to a 17Ē. Then I plotter printed it.

I made some adjustments on the plans in ink, pulled the control panel in a bit, shifted a few angles around to give lines I liked more. Then I cut out the pieces and traced onto wood.

Construction is a mix of .5Ē and .75Ē mdf. Pocket holes and glue. Bondo for the big curves up front. Still need to do a lot before paint. Got some sanding and shaping to do. Few other odds and ends. Taking it slow, enjoying the process.


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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2020, 11:30:44 am »
Fantastic start, I hope it works out well for you. And yes, the guy making those for Kickstarter is a goobus. Nowadays he just makes Raspberry Pi handhelds styled after NGPC with his 3d printer and sells them privately to Neo Geo forum members for obscene amounts of money.

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2020, 12:27:02 pm »
Gorgeous proportions :)

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2020, 03:12:23 am »
Wow that thing looks so great. Would you mind posting a few more pics and maybe dimensions (unless you are going to sell) Iíd love to have a go at building on. I always wanted a candy they are just way to big for my house.

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2020, 10:33:02 am »
Wow that thing looks so great. Would you mind posting a few more pics and maybe dimensions

 :cheers:

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2020, 10:54:30 am »
I would love to have a dollar for every post where someone asks for dimensions or plans for a cab and then doesn't do ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- with them.

I don't like the idea of bartops in general, but for some reason it seems right for a candy cab. This one has nice lines. I look forward to seeing progress.

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2020, 12:38:41 am »
I came in here after reading the name and expecting some horrific Bartop called atrocity. Turns out itís Astrocity not atrocity.

Looks great.

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2020, 01:00:05 pm »
Love the curves! I'm interested to see your concepts for the theming.
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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2020, 07:08:36 am »
I would love to have a dollar for every post where someone asks for dimensions or plans for a cab and then doesn't do ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- with them.

I don't like the idea of bartops in general, but for some reason it seems right for a candy cab. This one has nice lines. I look forward to seeing progress.

I'd love a dollar for every member that writes rude posts on this forum bet i'd be richer. 

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2020, 07:23:18 am »
You have 5 posts going back more than a decade. All of them are asking for plans. What have you built so far in the 10+ years you have been asking?




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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2020, 07:45:55 am »
You have 5 posts going back more than a decade. All of them are asking for plans. What have you built so far in the 10+ years you have been asking?

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I have only build one bartop (that was not very good). I more read on the forum. Why is that?

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2020, 07:49:57 am »
Exactly why I posted that comment. Dipshits like you ask for plans all of the time and never use them. It is annoying. Just build something.

I am done fighting in this guys thread.

This is a good build it doesn't need me mucking it up.

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2020, 07:54:11 am »
I did not even know we were fighting.

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2020, 07:57:55 am »
I came in here after reading the name and expecting some horrific Bartop called atrocity. Turns out itís Astrocity not atrocity.

Looks great.

I read atrocity too...   :laugh2:
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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2020, 04:23:35 pm »
This is a good build it doesn't need me mucking it up.

Could you in the future at least try to have considerations like that before stinking up the place? Do some yoga or read a book, man, in any case take your aggressions someplace else. I don't have a problem with harsh honesty, but with you, I get the impression you're always waiting for somebody to post something to be pissed off about. This isn't the place for that.

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2020, 05:42:52 pm »
Agian. Stop mucking up the thread. PM me if you have a problem with me. I will be happy to discuss it with you.

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #19 on: October 12, 2020, 08:10:27 pm »
Hi! Did some more work on this. Busy summer. Moved households and other stuff but recently was able to put in some hours.

Playable but not yet complete.

CPO is temp. Need to design one that is reminiscent of Astro City. Need to work on sideart. Need to finish the marquee - including a green gel for the light...or just getting green LEDs, whichever is cheaper.

Let me know what you think. 








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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2020, 08:17:49 pm »
Really nice.

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2020, 08:43:06 pm »
Man that turned out nice and clean.... looks like plastic and that's a compliment.

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2020, 04:15:37 am »
this looks really nice!

i know you are planning on adding some art to it but personally i really like white&black combination.

what are the overall dimensions of this little beauty? can you please add some photos showing the inside and tell us what type/size of screen are you using?

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2020, 06:07:54 am »
Ooh I like that.  :applaud:

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2020, 07:09:09 am »
Nice. So is that basically carbon fibre styled contact paper that you're using?

It looks pretty slick. Reminds me of the days before custom artwork was readily available, when everyone was covering their control panels with marble styled contact paper (which never looked as bad as some people claimed).
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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2020, 08:29:48 am »
Very nice! I like the way you handled the marquee area. Something different.

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2020, 01:06:29 pm »
Thanks! Itís been a fun project so far.

Iíll get some interior pics up later but itís just an old pc shoehorned in there. The build is 58% in size to an Astrocity. Itís running a 17Ē monitor (58% of the 29Ē Astrocity monitor). Itís roughly 18x18 and 24 tall.

Carbon fiber is just cheapo auto vinyl from Amazon. I like it for the bezel. CP will change. Marquee will get partially covered with an Astrocity style center graphic. 

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2020, 02:57:26 pm »
Looks good! I like that the design is holding up from the original cabinets.

If i were you, I'd clearcoat it and polish it a bunch. Get that nice reflective sheen. That would match the original cabinet's gelcoat fiberglass look a lot closer than just painted surface.

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #28 on: October 13, 2020, 03:00:07 pm »
Looks good! I like that the design is holding up from the original cabinets.

If i were you, I'd clearcoat it and polish it a bunch. Get that nice reflective sheen. That would match the original cabinet's gelcoat fiberglass look a lot closer than just painted surface.

Youíre right but oof. I wonder if I can just hit it with car wax and the olíbuffer lol

Thanks, I really love the shape. Itís not exact, but I think itís a close enough representation

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2020, 09:31:54 am »
I love this thing - very cool design.  How did you mirror the curved area on both sides of the cabinet?  Did you cut matching shapes or is it just a lot of bondo that you sanded to match?  It looks really nice.

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Re: Astrocity bartop
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2020, 11:16:50 pm »
I love this thing - very cool design.  How did you mirror the curved area on both sides of the cabinet?  Did you cut matching shapes or is it just a lot of bondo that you sanded to match?  It looks really nice.

All the bondo. Bondo for days lol.