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Superman Cab
« on: April 02, 2018, 10:11:54 am »
Im just showing off my Custom Mame cab. Im a huge superman fan so i recreated the 1988 superman arcade cab. Nothing is original. I built it all from the ground up. I've been dying for somewhere to post it online so i hope people here can appreciate it! Its my first ( and likely last...)

Im a new member but I've come here for guidance over the past 15 months of this project....(i never have freetime. Lol)

Comments/critiques welcome!

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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 10:34:39 am »
That looks great. I love the bright colors you used.  :applaud:

I actually like that game and have thought about building a similar cab. 

It really needs a coin door though.

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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 10:48:47 am »
Thanks!!! I appreciate it!

And I know, i haven't decided whether or not im gonna do a coin door. I think your right......it really does NEED one...i might just have to go ahead and start looking for one. Budget is Gone for it for now though lol

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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2018, 11:07:07 am »
End result looks great, looks like a conversion not a ground up build.

Do you have any "in progress" pictures to post?
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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2018, 11:15:25 am »
I've actually got a Vindicators converted to a Superman... kinda-sorta donated it to a church like 10 years ago... they're probably ready for me to take it back.

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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2018, 11:18:51 am »
Not a tone of WIP but here's a few...

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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2018, 11:20:05 am »
I've actually got a Vindicators converted to a Superman... kinda-sorta donated it to a church like 10 years ago... they're probably ready for me to take it back.

 :lol

I hope you used "eBay prices" when valuing it for your tax deduction.   :cheers:

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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2018, 11:29:40 am »
Nice classic lines and profile, colorful art that isnít garish it busy... really nice job you did there!
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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2018, 12:13:42 pm »
I hope you used "eBay prices" when valuing it for your tax deduction.   :cheers:

Double income, no kids, no deductions.   Enjoy all your government stuff that I pay for.  :-\

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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2018, 12:45:26 pm »
Nice classic lines and profile, colorful art that isnít garish it busy... really nice job you did there!

Thanks!

I was really glad how professional the decals turned out! They're the reason the whole thing looks so legit!

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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2018, 01:15:39 pm »
Nice work.


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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2018, 01:27:07 pm »
Nice classic lines and profile, colorful art that isnít garish it busy... really nice job you did there!

Thanks!

I was really glad how professional the decals turned out! They're the reason the whole thing looks so legit!

I really like the fact that you picked one central theme and stuck with it. A cabinet doesnít need to scream ďOMG! BIDEO GAMEZ!!!Ē
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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2018, 01:27:49 pm »
Oh, and yes, it needs a coin door! :)
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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2018, 01:40:50 pm »
Nice classic lines and profile, colorful art that isnít garish it busy... really nice job you did there!

Thanks!

I was really glad how professional the decals turned out! They're the reason the whole thing looks so legit!

I really like the fact that you picked one central theme and stuck with it. A cabinet doesnít need to scream ďOMG! BIDEO GAMEZ!!!Ē

LOLOL

i do like all kinds of cabs but i def wanted mine to have one central theme for aesthetics. Even though there's no coin door people still think i bought an old machine. That's exactly what i was going for.

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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2018, 02:09:37 pm »
Love it!   :applaud:
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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2018, 02:55:41 pm »
Coin doors are pointless on home machines. 

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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2018, 04:24:36 pm »
Coin doors are pointless on home machines.

About as pointless as building a cabinet. If you're good with a board sticking out of a pc with no asthetics, more power to you. I want to feel like i brought the "Arcade life" directly into my home office. So to accomplish that I'll probably get that coin door.

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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2018, 04:36:56 pm »
Coin doors are pointless on home machines.

About as pointless as building a cabinet.

I can see both sides of it. All of my actual arcade games are set on free play. So I could say coin doors on actual cabs can be pointless ;)
Sadly I havent had a MAME cab in a long time, but when I did, it either had a coin button , or a coin up short cut.

So while aesthetically speaking, a coin door looks better (to me) functionally speaking its not really needed (to me). YMMV.
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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2018, 04:42:06 pm »
If you donít have a coin door, youíve got a piece of furniture that plays video games.
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« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2018, 04:46:34 pm »
If you donít have a coin door, youíve got a piece of furniture that plays video games.

It kinda feels that way at times.....
I really think i might end up getting one sooner than i thought.

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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2018, 05:15:40 pm »
Donít get me wrong, itís a nice cab. And yes, a coin door for some is ornamental (I use tokens on my games, so doors are a must). But if youíre going to do it, do it right! :)
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« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2018, 05:40:03 pm »
Agree, a nice coin door will really add to this build. Other than that, I can't critique, this is a great cab that knows what it is. I absolutely love it!

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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2018, 06:06:37 pm »
I donít know your location, but hereís a nice over/under coin door. If youíre local, you could score a great deal on it:

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Coin-Controls-over-under-Coin-Door/282900661949?hash=item41de3186bd:g:W~kAAOSwyHRauQPT
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« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2018, 06:09:21 pm »
I donít know your location, but hereís a nice over/under coin door. If youíre local, you could score a great deal on it:

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Coin-Controls-over-under-Coin-Door/282900661949?hash=item41de3186bd:g:W~kAAOSwyHRauQPT

That is a good deal! Id have to calculate shipping though.....way to far to drive. Lol

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« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2018, 12:22:42 pm »
I just want to repeat how much I like this machine. No unnecessary blinky buttons.

That being said, get a coin door.

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« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2018, 08:02:28 pm »
I just want to repeat how much I like this machine. No unnecessary blinky buttons.

That being said, get a coin door.

Thanks!!!

As much as im hearing it, i think I've decided that i WILL be getting one. After all its a "replica" and its just not measuring up if it doesn't replicate the feel of the original machine, which was that it was commercial and had a coin door. Therefore.....This replica needs a coin door.

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« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2018, 09:29:26 pm »
If you donít have a coin door, youíve got a piece of furniture that plays video games.

Or you could just take it to the next level and build a piece of furniture disguised to play bideo gamez.
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« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2018, 09:50:18 pm »
If you donít have a coin door, youíve got a piece of furniture that plays video games.

Or you could just take it to the next level and build a piece of furniture disguised to play bideo gamez.

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« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2018, 10:02:44 pm »
If you donít have a coin door, youíve got a piece of furniture that plays video games.

Or you could just take it to the next level and build a piece of furniture disguised to play bideo gamez.


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« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2018, 09:58:35 am »
I like this build. Approved.

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Re: Superman Cab
« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2018, 09:59:32 am »
I've got a coin door off an Arachnid Super Six you can have for free if you get to Houston.  Would have to weigh it to get a shipping estimate....





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« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2018, 11:18:35 am »
I've got a coin door off an Arachnid Super Six you can have for free if you get to Houston.  Would have to weigh it to get a shipping estimate....

Although still far, I am in Texas. I might just consider that. I don't plan on going anywhere super soon though. Maybe my family can go to the beach for vacation. Stop by there on the way Lol

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« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2018, 11:21:30 am »
I've got a coin door off an Arachnid Super Six you can have for free if you get to Houston.  Would have to weigh it to get a shipping estimate....

Now that i think of it, gas may be more than shipping.

And are you sure? Free? Because that'd be awesome!!! My budget is shot for this thing. Lol.

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« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2018, 11:26:54 am »
I'll double check that I still have it.  I had a machine out on my porch and the humidity killed it.  There's a pretty active collector community in this state, you close to any major cities?


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« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2018, 11:28:59 am »
I will kick in for half the shipping.

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« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2018, 11:46:16 am »
I will kick in for half the shipping.
I'll cover the other half , as long as its reasonable =)

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« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2018, 01:55:44 pm »
I will kick in for half the shipping.
I'll cover the other half , as long as its reasonable =)

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« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2018, 02:00:41 pm »
You built a nice cab. I squawked about a coin door. The least I can do is help you obtain one.


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« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2018, 02:02:04 pm »
Iíd be more than happy to throw in a few bucks too. Thatís what this hobby is about
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