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The Bat-Cade
« on: August 03, 2005, 08:59:04 am »
Here is my first attempt. 

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2005, 09:01:37 am »
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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2005, 09:48:55 am »
wow.

That is a very impressive cabinet.  It is easily one of the best theme cabs on this board.  I especially like the red T-molding, very old-school batman.  Please tell me you took lots of pictures that you can post.

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2005, 09:49:10 am »
Dude, that flaming part in the back is inspired.

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2005, 10:40:03 am »
1st attempt.. wow.. very cool
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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2005, 11:10:11 am »
Super cool, Love the Jim Lee artwork!

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2005, 11:38:23 am »
Thanks for the complements.  It took about 50 hours to finish.  It plays great.  The T-mold is Pac-Man orange-red.  I do like Jim Lee's work.  Here is another pic.  I used a "mask" behind the marquee to make the letters and eye "pop" brighter than the rest.

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2005, 12:38:31 pm »
That is really slick and original ... nicely done.

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2005, 12:57:10 pm »
Wow, that is really really slick!

For extra fun, on the top panel route out a batsignal and pop a bright light inside to cause the signal to display above the machine on the wall or ceiling. :) 

That way when the wife comes down telling you to stop playing, tell her you HAD to respond to the batsignal, and you couldn't dissapoint the poor people of Gotham!

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2005, 01:58:45 pm »
Excellent. Your first attempt.  :o Were you using the flaming part in the back for cooling purposes or just cool?
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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2005, 02:02:20 pm »
Wow, that is really really slick!

For extra fun, on the top panel route out a batsignal and pop a bright light inside to cause the signal to display above the machine on the wall or ceiling. :)

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2005, 02:04:35 pm »

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2005, 02:10:40 pm »
Dude... I love this cabinet.
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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2005, 02:16:57 pm »
NIIIIICE !! :)

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2005, 02:21:00 pm »
Dude that is awesome ! :o :o :o

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2005, 02:23:32 pm »
That looks fantastic. Great job.

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2005, 02:48:38 pm »
As I stated on the AVS Forum, great job Meany.  Looks great!

I'm jealous.  ;D

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2005, 04:10:11 pm »
Oh yeah, that looks freakin fabulous.  Definitely go with the Bat Signal.  Also, could you post a full side pic?

Keep up the good work.

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2005, 04:35:23 pm »
full side

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2005, 07:55:28 pm »
full side


im thinking thats a front picture

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2005, 10:39:25 pm »
That is one great cab!
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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2005, 01:04:42 am »
Great cabinet. I can tell you put a lot of work into it.

I think all it needs is some artwork around the monitor.
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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2005, 01:16:13 am »
Dude, that flaming part in the back is inspired.
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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2005, 01:49:36 am »
Flames?!  Shoot I thought it was Bat-Cades cape fiercely flying in the wind!  Cool cabinet, I always loved Bat Man. nananananana...

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2005, 06:07:41 am »
I used a "mask" behind the marquee to make the letters and eye "pop" brighter than the rest.

How did you do that?  It looks great....

Great cab in general, a nice original design - I particularly like the batmobile-esque shape at the back of the sides :)

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2005, 08:47:52 am »
Awesome cab mate, especially for your 1st one.  8)  :)  8)

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2005, 08:55:22 am »
I used a "mask" behind the marquee to make the letters and eye "pop" brighter than the rest.

How did you do that?

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2005, 08:56:45 am »
Great cabinet. I can tell you put a lot of work into it.

I think all it needs is some artwork around the monitor.
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Any Ideas would be appreciated.

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2005, 09:01:10 am »
Anyone notice the glowing red "Bat-phone Trackball"?  Here it is.

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2005, 10:45:27 am »
The marquee is sandwiched between two pieces of 1/8" tempered glass.  Also sandwiched just behind the printed marquee is a black transparency.  Everything is black except for the eyes and letters.  This lets those objects appear brighter.

Cool, seems to work well.  I might try somthing similar to highlight the letters in my marquee better...

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2005, 10:58:29 am »
One word - Superb !

One of the most original themed cabs I've seen on this forum. Quite a simple modification to an existing cab design but then the simpler the idea the better.

Keep up the good work. God knows how good your 2nd cab will be. ..... A Joker theme maybe ?  ;D

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2005, 01:25:19 pm »
I forgot to mention, I also love the fact that "Bat-Cade" is similar to "Bat Cave". 

I just picture you in the middle of doing something and having the sudden urge to play video games, you just raise your hand in the air to silence the room and then say (in your best Adam West voice) "Quick!  To the Bat Cade!"    8)
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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2005, 01:39:55 pm »
I love this one, nicely done.

It's cabinets like this that get everyone else's gears turning..and that's what it's all about.

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2005, 01:48:58 pm »
I love this one, nicely done.

It's cabinets like this that get everyone else's gears turning..and that's what it's all about.

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2005, 01:52:54 pm »
I can't post audio files but when the "Bat-cade" starts it says:  To the Batmobile.  Atomic bateries to power, turbines to speed... then the burn out.  This is the wall paper

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2005, 04:29:30 pm »
Gotta agree with everyone else.... I love the "feel" of this cab.  Especially the batmobile shape and the extra glow that you gave the marquee.

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #36 on: August 05, 2005, 09:05:23 am »
Absolutely love this cabinet - Fantastic work!

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2005, 11:11:52 am »
I think the suggestion made earlier about routing out a "bat signal" in the top of the cab (maybe just above the "flame light") would be really sick! Have it backlit and viols! You'd have an awesome bat signal above your cab. JUSt thinking about it makes me think about how I can do something to my VersuS" cab.
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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2005, 11:14:29 am »
I can't post audio files but when the "Bat-cade" starts it says:  To the Batmobile.  Atomic bateries to power, turbines to speed... then the burn out.  This is the wall paper

Reminds me of a toy of the old batmobile I had years back...fired matchsticks out of the 3 tube thingies.  Wish I hadn't swapped it for something, might be worth something now (please don't tell me if it is!)

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Re: The Bat-Cade
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2005, 12:31:42 pm »
this is one of the best MAME cab i saw the design is out of this world good job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  
 

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