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leapinlew

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My Mini Galaga Cabinet
« on: February 28, 2021, 09:17:31 am »
Way back in 2007, I created a mock up of a cabinet I never did build. It was 2007, and I created a 48" tall Galaga from cardboard to decide if I liked the form factor. Ultimately, I made the Galaga bartop. I thought the 48" form factor wasn't a good option, guess I was wrong.

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Re: My Mini Galaga Cabinet
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2021, 10:15:55 pm »
Turns out that it happens to be an niche, doesn't it?!
 ;)

That is a really nice mock up.
True to shape and just scaled down?
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Re: My Mini Galaga Cabinet
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2021, 11:30:11 pm »
I like the side handle option.

Something much needed on the 1Ups.

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Re: My Mini Galaga Cabinet
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2021, 03:54:06 pm »
The side handle option was just the handle they cut into the cardboard to help carry it.

Yeah, it was a mock up to see if I liked it. I didn't put the screen in a 90 degree perpendicular like they do on the A1up's, but I laid it back like the original, which pretty much obstructed the view. That was one of the main reasons I didn't like it.

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Re: My Mini Galaga Cabinet
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 01:25:22 am »
i've built a few 3/4 scale cabinets.  mainly because that size ends up being great for sitting and playing.  but they are 3/4 scale of the real cabinets.  most end up being 51"-53".  those few more inches make a big difference, imo.