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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #800 on: November 27, 2010, 08:17:52 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #801 on: November 27, 2010, 09:10:36 pm »
Beautiful dude! Absolutely gorgeous! How many coats is that?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #802 on: November 27, 2010, 10:07:51 pm »
that is just ridiculously awesome
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #803 on: November 28, 2010, 01:03:34 am »
Hey Ond, when are you going to wash and wax it?   ;D  If the cab turns out 1/2 as good as the paint, WOW!!!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #804 on: November 28, 2010, 08:24:54 am »
 :applaud:

This project has a special place in my heart.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #805 on: November 28, 2010, 09:10:06 am »
Stunning work my man. Reminds me of my first car - a shiny red Volkswagen Golf.  :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #806 on: November 30, 2010, 09:47:55 am »
I don't like the colour....

;D

Only kidding. That is so nice bud, you must be really pleased with that. It actually looks like a better finish than my car! Outstanding stuff!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #807 on: November 30, 2010, 09:56:57 am »
Dang. You're going to have to tell people to take off their bracelets and wedding rings when they play that thing, for fear of wrecking that finish. Fantastic!

Some friends came over recently, and when one guy found out the cab had track and field, he says "Oh, I used to know a great trick for playing that game" and proceeded to pull out a pen, lever it between two fingers and whack at the two buttons using the pen (so as to get the really fast back and forth button pushes that game requires).

I had to grit my teeth from saying anything but the buttons seem to have held up fine.

But my cab's nowhere near as shiny as that!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #808 on: November 30, 2010, 03:09:20 pm »
Love that finish! It's gorgeous!

And I love the fact that in the first photo, the juxtaposition with the car in the background makes it look like the CP has wheels. :D

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #809 on: December 01, 2010, 01:24:13 am »
this is a masterpiece!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #810 on: December 01, 2010, 03:22:08 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #811 on: December 01, 2010, 09:51:38 am »
Oh man, it's soo smooooth.

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This project has a special place in my heart.

+1

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #812 on: December 01, 2010, 09:55:24 am »
You should quit working on it OND. Nowhere to go but down from here.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #813 on: December 01, 2010, 11:51:49 am »
It drys to a very hard finish which means sanding and polishing yield great results (now I sound like an ad for the stuff  :P )
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Man you aren't kidding....this thing is so shiny I even saw MY reflection looking at the picture of it.  :laugh2:
Awesome Job as always Ond!! I think I would rope it off and set it on a nice piece of carpeting like they do at car shows.  ;)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #814 on: December 01, 2010, 11:58:06 am »
Sorry if someone already asked but what will you use to prevent scratches?  I had some special treatment on my car when it was new and it worked great (no idea what it is called though).  Super slick man!!!!!!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #815 on: December 01, 2010, 11:59:12 am »
All this positive press makes me want to create a shill account, just to post stuff like, "this ain't so hot", or "pffffttt - the paint job could be better"...  We can't give Ond a swelled head!

 ;) ;) ;)

(Seriously.  This cab is the one to beat.)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #816 on: December 01, 2010, 12:02:33 pm »
Sorry if someone already asked but what will you use to prevent scratches?

I want to know as well.  I'm guessing he's going to clearcoat the outside (possibly) and then use car wax on it.  I can tell you from experience, that this will definitely help.  I'd bought a 92 Sunbird GT in bright red - very similar, in fact - and had JUST waxed it when some guy scraped his car up along the side.  I had a 12"x24" square black smear/scratch on the side of the car from his bumper running up the rear bumper and was PISSED.  My Dad called me into the garage later that day, and had BUFFED THE ENTIRE THING OUT.  All that was left was a small 2" (albeit pretty deep) scratch.  If wax can make this much of a difference, that would be my call.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #817 on: December 02, 2010, 08:27:26 pm »
Then on sunny days when the neighbours wash their cars outside, Ond can be social and roll Astro out for a wax and polish...

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #818 on: December 03, 2010, 12:37:41 am »
Then on sunny days when the neighbours wash their cars outside, Ond can be social and roll Astro out for a wax and polish...

 :laugh2:

Keep it up Ond.  This thing is going to look NICE when it's finished.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #819 on: December 19, 2010, 03:44:54 pm »
if you don't mind me asking....
is your day job auto detailing ???

this is amazing...

I thought only auto maker with those high temp. over thingy baking the paint job in high temp can have that effect....  (ok... I donno much about cars... esp. paints...)

Another Brilliant mind ruined by education....  :p

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #820 on: December 19, 2010, 03:59:27 pm »
Quote

I thought only auto maker with those high temp. over thingy baking the paint job in high temp can have that effect....  (ok... I donno much about cars... esp. paints...)


I thought the same thing. This is really encouraging to see.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #821 on: December 21, 2010, 07:29:42 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #822 on: December 21, 2010, 07:32:46 pm »
This is so AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously, I wish I had the skill in a CAD-program to be able to do things like that.
Where's my gold star :P

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #823 on: December 21, 2010, 10:10:39 pm »
The chrome flames around the coin slot make it look very "eye of sauron" to me.   :dunno Maybe you could check what it's like as a circle or something else?  Or maybe something in blue to match that sweet control panel?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #824 on: December 21, 2010, 10:51:14 pm »
Gotta say I'm kinda siding with Erik on the flames thing. It doesn't quite seem to +fit+ the rest of the cab to me.... Maybe some swoopy 50's auto chrome or something.

But, you've got a hell of an eye for design, so I probably have no business commenting  :)

And the finish is fantastic BTW! Glad you're back at it!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #825 on: December 22, 2010, 12:47:19 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #826 on: December 22, 2010, 01:21:30 am »
What kind of guitar are you playing these days? I like your renders, they are on par with the ones of my spinal tap cab! You guys should hook up and trade 3d rendering secrets or something. Wizards!


I like your cab, it is totally retro-future, like the 90's batman cartoon.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #827 on: December 22, 2010, 02:06:01 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #828 on: December 22, 2010, 05:07:34 am »
Rocket looks spot on!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #829 on: December 22, 2010, 05:45:11 am »
PERFECT  :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #830 on: December 22, 2010, 07:25:06 am »
Yes! Much better.  :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #831 on: December 22, 2010, 08:13:25 am »
Hmmmmm...  The rocket is a bit too "Pixelhugger", to me.  (That's not a bad thing, personally.)  I was thinking three chrome vertical 'lines' might be more in order, with the first and third line being ~12" in length, and the centre line being ~16"?  Something like a grille?

Otherwise, I'm loving this thing!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #832 on: December 22, 2010, 08:28:14 am »
Hmmmmm...  The rocket is a bit too "Pixelhugger", to me.

Agreed.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #833 on: December 22, 2010, 09:01:55 am »
I was thinking three chrome vertical 'lines' might be more in order, with the first and third line being ~12" in length, and the centre line being ~16"?  Something like a grille?

I think I know what you're getting at!  How about including the grill from an actual Astro?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #834 on: December 22, 2010, 01:13:56 pm »
Hmmmmm...  The rocket is a bit too "Pixelhugger", to me.

That's not the only thing this project has in common with Pixelhugger's!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #835 on: December 22, 2010, 02:37:39 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #836 on: December 22, 2010, 04:01:23 pm »
I watched Batman: Mask of the Phantasm the other day and this totally reminds me of the Joker's hideout in Future World or whatever that theme park he was hiding out in was called.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #837 on: December 22, 2010, 04:39:04 pm »
I keep thinking Spacely Sprockets when I see that.

When people say car grille, are they thinking something like this?


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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #838 on: December 22, 2010, 05:16:54 pm »
I kinda like the idea of a simple oval like your Astro logo, but turned on it's side

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #839 on: December 22, 2010, 06:25:02 pm »
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