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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #320 on: September 21, 2009, 04:51:24 pm »
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Mame be with you my son.

In nomine arcade et rotating monitor spiritu CP! ;)

Two long weekend in a row eh? Lucky bugger...our next isn't until the Canadian Thanksgiving in October :(
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #321 on: September 21, 2009, 05:36:42 pm »
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Mame be with you my son

 :laugh2:

My inet's been down all weekend so I've missed some things.

I too really want to see what those speakers ears end up looking like!

I'd have to agree though, you CANNOT be allowed to finish this cab.

That is, of course, unless your next cab is an enclosed driving cockpit you build for me  :angel:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #322 on: September 22, 2009, 06:54:56 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #323 on: September 22, 2009, 07:45:09 am »
Damn it Ond! It looks fantastic.  :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #324 on: September 22, 2009, 08:19:14 am »
Awesomeness!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #325 on: September 22, 2009, 08:54:10 am »
Wow, if things turn out half as nice as the render, that's going to be sweet.

But with all that chrome, it needs a polished packard flying girl hood ornament on top, or at least some cadillac fins on the sides  ;)

Really nice!




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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #326 on: September 22, 2009, 08:59:56 am »
This is just ......  :notworthy:

Keep the pics coming. Really great work Ond. Looking forward to the next update.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #327 on: September 22, 2009, 09:06:04 am »
Can you hurry up and get this done so you can build me one too?
Man, will my cab EVER be finished?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #328 on: September 22, 2009, 09:32:27 am »
 :dizzy: I have been watching this thread but now I just have to comment.  This machine is really coming together and now that I see your final concept I am totally blown away.  And judging by the stellar work you have done so far I am convinced your machine will look like your render....  awesome.

super creative and totally original.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #329 on: September 22, 2009, 10:39:57 am »
Looks just incredable as ussual! :cheers:

how are going to "chrome" those peieces
I know I could just wait till you do it, but I'm impatient >:D

I have to learn one of those 3D programs those renders make sketch-up look like cave drawings

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #330 on: September 22, 2009, 11:28:56 am »
Ooooh, I just messed myself.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #331 on: September 22, 2009, 01:02:57 pm »
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I have to learn one of those 3D programs those renders make sketch-up look like cave drawings

Isn't that the truth.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #332 on: September 22, 2009, 01:06:15 pm »
Seeing what ond is capable of, I'm betting the final result looks even better than the renders. Absolutely insane.  :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #333 on: September 22, 2009, 01:06:41 pm »
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I have to learn one of those 3D programs those renders make sketch-up look like cave drawings

Isn't that the truth.

Totally makes my photoshop mock ups look like - dooty-.  :laugh2:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #334 on: September 22, 2009, 01:13:13 pm »
Holy crap ond... just looked at the previous page (I had missed somehow) to see the monitor housing. That is by far the most impressive woodwork I've seen in my 10 years here. I'm still reeling. Making a cylinder like that would be impressive, but a dome for crissakes!?!?? Hats off.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #335 on: September 22, 2009, 01:22:20 pm »
Holy crap ond... just looked at the previous page (I had missed somehow) to see the monitor housing. That is by far the most impressive woodwork I've seen in my 10 years here. I'm still reeling. Making a cylinder like that would be impressive, but a dome for crissakes!?!?? Hats off.

Don't get any ideas.  You're far enough behind as it is...   ;D

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #336 on: September 22, 2009, 01:23:21 pm »
Agreed Pixelhugger.  Now get back to work! Even my pixelhugger watch (which counts time in decades..says your coffee break is over)  :lol

What is so sad is that usually we worry about an arcade cabinet looking bad in a living room and WAF. I think this is the first project where the living room would look bad and the wife unit would have to scramble to replace stuff to compliment the cab.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #337 on: September 26, 2009, 09:45:06 am »
Holy Moleee that is just TOO COOL.....wow..... :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #338 on: September 27, 2009, 05:49:48 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #339 on: September 27, 2009, 06:55:26 am »
Sorry, I gotta say it again, that is EXCELLENT.....excellent work under hazardous conditions even......

Is that PVC for the speaker enclosures? will that effect the sound? wondering......

have fun camping but leave your laptop at home, or so says my wife....."but honey, might need to identify a snake or spider, or find the closest wal-mart" LOL

camping is great, I'm originally from NH, but live in FL, used to camp ALOT, but don't down here, too many things can KILL you in the woods here....anyway, enjoy, you have such a great project there, I was considering something similar,

 Keep the pictures coming, they make the thread, for me anyway. I'm tuning in with great anticipation.....THANK YOU

How are you planning on covering the dome around the monitor? I had assumed Resin of some type, fiberglass or something, but now I'm leaning towards an industrial sized container of Spray Putty.....please share (if you have and I missed it, it's because I'm lost in those pictures of your amazing project)

Peace...
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #340 on: September 27, 2009, 07:15:45 am »
Have a nice trip man.

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« Reply #341 on: September 27, 2009, 08:09:56 am »
Nice work! Sit back, down a couple of Foster's and feel proud about what you have achieved so far.
Recpect.  :afro:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #342 on: September 27, 2009, 10:44:46 am »
I can see why the speaker enclosures took so long.  You had a lot of fine fitting to get it just right.  From the sounds of your post you do need a break.  Enjoy next weekend with the family and we'll catch you on the flip side.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #343 on: September 27, 2009, 12:26:20 pm »
Very nice!

By the way, ignore these fellas telling you to take a break.  These are the same guys that convinced pixelhugger to 'slow down and relax', in 2003, and here we are coming up on 2010  :o :o :o :o  We don't want you falling into the same 7+ year trap!  :banghead:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #344 on: September 27, 2009, 12:40:08 pm »
  We don't want you falling into the same 7+ year trap!  :banghead:

 :cheers:

Yea the 7 year trap isn't as good as the 7 year itch.   :laugh2:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #345 on: September 27, 2009, 04:57:54 pm »
****SPRAY PUTTY*******

I live in Florida , anyone know where I can buy Spray Putty ? not online?

I checked Lowes, Home Depot, Ace & the Evil Walmart, and none carry it....

I'm totally hooked from this thread and want a dumptruck full of it, or atleast 1 can to try it out....

anyone? I'm desperately seeking this stuff.....  :banghead:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #346 on: September 27, 2009, 06:03:56 pm »
@Shortbus

About the spray putty, try Pep boys, or an auto refinishing supply house. You might have better luck one that kind of a place...


@Ond
As usual, impressive. I love the use of the PVC corners (that's gotta be what those are, right?) Very clever!
Are you going to chrome plate those somehow? I'm very interested in how you  might do that.

I've got some pieces that I may want to get brass plated eventually.

I'm in Texas, so I know all about dodging hail (ducking under overpasses in the car, etc).

Have fun camping!

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« Reply #347 on: September 27, 2009, 08:31:49 pm »
Total respect Ond!

I've been lurking on these forums for a while but feel I have to pipe up and pay my respects!

That's one-helluva nice LCD panel you've got on there too!

Awesome, you've got the whole community waiting with bated breath, we will try and survive a weekend sans-updates!

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« Reply #348 on: September 28, 2009, 12:31:32 am »
Looking great as always. Enjoy a deserved break!
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« Reply #349 on: September 28, 2009, 04:40:35 am »
If you are anything like me Ond you would have spent at least two hours in the plumbing section at Bunnings staring blankly at the shelves of PVC fittings trying to work out exactly what you needed for your speaker tubes. In my experience there's always one fitting that you need that the pipe company has never ever made. :dizzy:
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« Reply #350 on: September 30, 2009, 11:30:15 pm »
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« Reply #351 on: September 30, 2009, 11:50:53 pm »
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Im the guy the trady/staff at Bunnings hate, the guy who never wants hardware for its intended purpose.

 :laugh2:

I got that exact same reaction from the "older" ladies in the "crafty stamp shop" place where I bought the floral stamp and ink I used on the CP.

(she, kind of flustered looking)
"So, what are you working on?"

"It's for an arcade machine control panel"

"Oh. Really, dear? Well, isn't that nice. Hear ya go!"

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« Reply #352 on: October 01, 2009, 04:11:09 am »

 Id rather chew razor blades than explain my real purpose to em. 


I guess that means you sometimes don't use razor blades for their real purpose either!  :laugh2: :laugh2: :laugh2:

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« Reply #353 on: October 05, 2009, 01:41:59 pm »
Hey Ond if you're looking for a young apprentice I can come live in your garage and be responsible for making coffee and going on beer runs. You are insane. You have gone so far above and beyond what I thought any one person could create with their own hands. I can't wait to see the finished product. :burgerking:
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« Reply #354 on: October 05, 2009, 02:02:29 pm »
Hey Ond if you're looking for a young apprentice I can come live in your garage and be responsible for making coffee and going on beer runs. You are insane. You have gone so far above and beyond what I thought any one person could create with their own hands. I can't wait to see the finished product. :burgerking:

Now that (up there) is funny....Thanks for the laugh Xevious, OND makes me look bad too, it's amazing what he's done. ! I'm totally blown away.....

now if I could only find some darn Spray putty. I have checked  lowes/homedepot/walmart/pepboys/autozone/napa.....

want to hear something funny concerning spray putty.....

Since I cannot find any stateside, I looked on ebay and saw this:


kind of pricey, with the shipping, even worse, it's out of the UK.

so I send a friendly email to SIMONIZ, asking them where I can get some in the us. after 8 back and forths, Simoniz denies this product even exists.....just my luck....I got tired of arguing with them, even sent them the pic........

guess i have to pay for overseas shipping, what a bummer.....I think that stuff can save/hide my crappy craftsmanship, I want a plastic looking finish.....for my cab......



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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #355 on: October 05, 2009, 02:28:28 pm »
Wow, she's pricey, but you can get a liter can size at a time, so not too bad. Coming from New Zealand, though.

http://www.smitsgroup.co.nz/shop.aspx?showproduct=350



Here's the same product, at the manufacturer's home page. Maybe you could work out some kind of volume purchase to the US?

http://www.septone.com.au/detail.asp?item_cat=5&item_number=231&page_num=2



Here's the product that BurgerKingDiamond posted about, available at  UK dealer. They do take Paypal, though, and who knows, maybe they'll ship to the US for you?

http://www.carpartfactors.com/acatalog/paint.html

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Man, will my cab EVER be finished?

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« Reply #356 on: October 05, 2009, 02:33:02 pm »
You rock Smalltownguy. thanks for taking the time. I'll check it out...I've always wanted to move to New Zealand......hmmm....I'll talk to the wife...

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« Reply #357 on: October 05, 2009, 04:03:59 pm »
We have it in Sweden as well...

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« Reply #358 on: October 05, 2009, 04:36:43 pm »
Hey Kman-Sweden I see you're into Maiden. Me too. Do you like King Diamond/Mercyful Fate? If so you probably have had the oppurtunity to see some shows (being in Sweden where metal is much more alive than in the states). I was going to see King Diamond play like a year ago or sth but he messed up his back and cancelled the U.S. part of the tour. :hissy: :hissy: :hissy: :hissy: :hissy:

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« Reply #359 on: October 06, 2009, 01:55:00 am »
Hey Kman-Sweden I see you're into Maiden. Me too. Do you like King Diamond/Mercyful Fate? If so you probably have had the oppurtunity to see some shows (being in Sweden where metal is much more alive than in the states). I was going to see King Diamond play like a year ago or sth but he messed up his back and cancelled the U.S. part of the tour. :hissy: :hissy: :hissy: :hissy: :hissy:

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