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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE June 11th 2012)**
« Reply #1280 on: June 11, 2012, 09:25:38 am »
At first I thought it was a sensor so when you fingers entered the coin return it light up but then I saw the chrome door and was like "oooh, neat!"

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE June 11th 2012)**
« Reply #1281 on: June 11, 2012, 10:18:56 am »
I really like the glow in the coin return pocket! :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE June 11th 2012)**
« Reply #1282 on: June 11, 2012, 10:04:03 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE June 11th 2012)**
« Reply #1283 on: June 11, 2012, 11:13:34 pm »
 :cheers:  :cheers:  :cheers:

Awesome Ond!!!  Sounds and looks amazing. Great job!
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE June 11th 2012)**
« Reply #1284 on: June 12, 2012, 12:35:59 am »
Thanks for the comments guys.  It's good to get this part of the cab completed.  Just letting everyone know, while I will continue to work on this as time permits I won't be posting small incremental updates to this project for a while.  The next update post will be when I've fully completed all surface finishing and rebuilt the motor / screen rotation assembly i.e. when the cab is almost to completion stage.  I've already covered these stages of the build in plenty of detail previously and to revisit the same things is, well, boring.  When I have the glass bezel attached and the internals of the cab all in place I'll do maybe a couple of build updates before final reveal.

:cheers:  all till then

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE June 11th 2012)**
« Reply #1285 on: July 01, 2012, 09:45:24 pm »
Ond, I don't need any pr0n shots of your project, but at least tease me with your word that it's coming along, I'm dying to see this amazing thing finished!
Where's my gold star :P

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE June 11th 2012)**
« Reply #1286 on: July 01, 2012, 09:49:59 pm »
Ond, I don't need any pr0n shots of your project, but at least tease me with your word that it's coming along, I'm dying to see this amazing thing finished!

We're dying to see your OND designed masterpiece started  >:D

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE June 11th 2012)**
« Reply #1287 on: July 01, 2012, 09:58:49 pm »
Ond, I don't need any pr0n shots of your project, but at least tease me with your word that it's coming along, I'm dying to see this amazing thing finished!

We're dying to see your OND designed masterpiece started  >:D

Hehehe I'm actually taking the plans I have for it with me to a friend's house tomorrow as I'm trying to build it before I go to college, so not only am I taking the plans to start on this thing, I don't have very long to work on it so hopefully progress flies!
Where's my gold star :P

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE June 11th 2012)**
« Reply #1288 on: July 22, 2012, 05:49:26 pm »
It's been a month, I'm Jones-ing.  :angry: This build has slipped to the 2nd page.
That.Is.Not.Acceptable.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE May 20th 2012)**
« Reply #1289 on: July 31, 2012, 03:16:05 am »
As to my own cab, I finished off the coin reject box this weekend and tested the coin mech fitted into the cab. There's plenty of pics and a video as well.  Ond speaks!  :-[  Again I used the nice blue semi opaque plastic sheet to construct a box out of.

Nice! Now make it light up and flash only when a coin drops into it.  ;D

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE June 11th 2012)**
« Reply #1290 on: September 15, 2012, 07:48:45 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1291 on: September 16, 2012, 11:31:45 am »

I'm on the edge of my seat to see how you finish this!
the sad part is I'd probably watch the paint dry if you posted a video of that :D
great info so far! :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1292 on: September 16, 2012, 11:35:42 am »
Ooh, Ond's painting drying!  Sounds good, can we get a video of that? :-)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1293 on: September 16, 2012, 06:58:31 pm »
Great video Ond. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest!
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1294 on: September 17, 2012, 04:14:56 pm »
Great stuff man, keep it coming!

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Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1295 on: September 17, 2012, 05:10:24 pm »
Can't watch the vid on my cellphone.
Y U No like cell?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1296 on: September 17, 2012, 06:08:08 pm »
Awesome video - can't wait to see the rest.  The accent is great too.   ;D

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1297 on: September 17, 2012, 09:42:29 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1298 on: September 17, 2012, 09:51:16 pm »
You any kin to Mad Max?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1299 on: September 17, 2012, 09:55:15 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1300 on: September 18, 2012, 05:51:14 pm »
Awesome vid!   :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1301 on: September 21, 2012, 09:28:30 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1302 on: September 21, 2012, 11:09:23 am »
I just realized why I must like working with stain grade wood projects. They're SO much easier. Wood grain masks all sorts of issues  ;)

Fantastic vid. Really good info and techniques.

I don't think I've ever seen so much sanding  :)


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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1303 on: September 21, 2012, 04:36:21 pm »
yeah, it is really nice to see how this comes together.  When I tried putting a pink piano finish on Bella's Arcade I didn't have much to go on and this definitely would have helped.  I got my gloss from sanding back many many many coats of clear polyurethane... not the best idea...

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1304 on: September 22, 2012, 03:49:16 pm »
Awwwwwwww the part I need is not ready yet...  ;D


Great stuff!  :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1305 on: September 23, 2012, 11:52:32 am »
Awesome!  (And I wish I could move that fast...  ;D)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1306 on: September 24, 2012, 07:53:01 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1307 on: September 24, 2012, 12:35:06 pm »
Definitely going to be using this method on my next project.  I roughly followed your advice for painting my Skeeball machine last year and I was very happy with the results even though I got lazy and didn't do more than 2 coats.  Will follow this religiously for my arcade build since your results are freakin breathtaking.  Thanks for these!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1308 on: September 24, 2012, 02:34:42 pm »
Thanks for making these Ond, they are really great and help a lot for a visual learner like myself, this is worth a thousand written articles on the subject.

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« Reply #1309 on: September 29, 2012, 12:57:23 pm »
Thanks for making these Ond, they are really great and help a lot for a visual learner like myself, this is worth a thousand written articles on the subject.
+1 great vids just shows what can be done if you take your time and strive for perfection, oh and a lot of talent too

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1310 on: October 01, 2012, 02:26:48 pm »
I apologize if this has already been asked and answered (or is just common knowledge), but why use Bondo for a woodworking project instead of just wood filler, which seems easier to work with?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1311 on: October 01, 2012, 03:01:21 pm »
My experience is it's more wood-like, water resistant, and paints better.

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« Reply #1312 on: October 01, 2012, 03:50:20 pm »
Be careful using real Bondo- the automotive body filler - as sold in the US - on soft wood.  On mdf or harder woods it's ok.  it's meant to be used on metal substrates and sets up pretty hard.  on soft wood you risk digging out wood around your patch when you try to sand it, because the wood is much softer than the filler.  Consider using a 2 part filler made specifically for wood that sets up just a little softer.  I think they even make a wood version of Bondo.  I can't see exactly what Ond is using but its probably an Aus. specific product- different countries have different environmental rules, etc.  YMMV.  experiment a little and find the best product for your project materials and techniques. 

Really enjoying these videos from the Man Down Under.  I love to be shown a project going through all the steps. 

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1313 on: October 01, 2012, 07:45:31 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1314 on: October 01, 2012, 08:23:11 pm »
Don't jinx the weather! I'm just about to start filming a movie!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1315 on: October 08, 2012, 11:53:26 am »
It's good to be back working on my cab project, I've had so many things on the go in the last 6 months, and still do, but I'm finding the time again for this.  I guess for a lot of you guys the colder months are on the horizon, here the days grow warmer and longer, so expect me to pop up here and there more regularly now ;D

What is this, some kind of trend? ;) ...seriously though. NICE WORK you have there.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1316 on: October 18, 2012, 11:25:57 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1317 on: October 18, 2012, 11:42:34 pm »
 :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

Your shoes look hella comfortable.....

Good work OND....very very helpful.....

Highly surprised that you get it to look that way with swirl remover only, amazing...

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1318 on: October 19, 2012, 12:57:30 am »
Thank you so much OND. I've learn something that I will cherish for the rest of my life may be even pass it on to my children and my children's children. :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1319 on: October 19, 2012, 10:04:13 am »
Dude... I need to send you the tins from my motorcycle. I don't think I've got the patience to do that. I HATE sanding. No... "hate" is not strong enough of a word.