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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #960 on: May 18, 2011, 11:18:43 am »
Where did you get the acoustic foam?  I've been looking for that myself to build a sound baffle for my shop vac and cannot find it for reasonable prices.  Currently pondering buying a mattress pad and cutting it up.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #961 on: May 18, 2011, 11:57:18 am »
Did you luck out on the speaker color match? Looks amazing.  :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #962 on: May 20, 2011, 03:15:28 am »
What is that rubber sealing you put on the rim of the pipe? Amazing detail you have put into this project; I hope to emulate such workmanship when I begin my quest, someday soon.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #963 on: May 20, 2011, 11:59:58 pm »
Looks great Ond.  That black interior followed by the matching speaker just looks spectacular.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #964 on: May 21, 2011, 05:53:16 am »
you guys ever get that tight feeling in your chest when you see something that is too awesome to be true? i just got that feeling when looking at the last few pics with the speaker, wowsers! :o

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #965 on: May 21, 2011, 06:43:14 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #966 on: May 21, 2011, 07:00:10 am »
It's getting there. I'm sure you're getting excited to be so close even though you still have a bit of work to do. It's taking shape nicely and it's going to be amazing!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #967 on: May 21, 2011, 08:22:06 am »
That is just about the sickest thing I've ever seen, damn that's going to be beautiful!

I mean this is a True work of Art, It would be amazing just as a sculpture, that fact that it's playable is just icing!!

Delicious, Delicious, Rotating and light up icing!!!!!!!!

ummmm!!!!
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #968 on: May 21, 2011, 09:59:12 am »
So, do you plan on making the base of the cabinet candy red as well, or with blue details to tie into the control panel? Perhaps a red base with blue "fields" around the fan holes?  :dunno

Anyhow, it's all coming together in a lovely way.  :applaud: And here I was thinking that the world would end today.  :dizzy:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #969 on: May 21, 2011, 11:05:42 am »
You know this is going to win a mamey right? :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #970 on: May 21, 2011, 02:46:26 pm »
Giving this cab a mamey would be an insult.

All other cab builders should hope to win an 'Ondey'

Top notch, Ond. It's delicious.
Man, will my cab EVER be finished?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #971 on: May 21, 2011, 07:58:53 pm »

All other cab builders should hope to win an 'Ondey'


It's true that many well known genre awards are named after major luminaries in the development of the art - Oscar's, Emmy's, Tony's, Hugo's, . . . Dundee's.

The names are usually applied posthumously, though.   :-\  (Ond, best wishes for it a long and happy life!)

The Retro is a stunner.  An update every weekend for a while now - we're getting hooked!




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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #972 on: May 23, 2011, 09:33:19 am »

All other cab builders should hope to win an 'Ondey'


It's true that many well known genre awards are named after major luminaries in the development of the art - Oscar's, Emmy's, Tony's, Hugo's, . . . Dundee's.

The names are usually applied posthumously, though.   :-\  (Ond, best wishes for it a long and happy life!)

The Retro is a stunner.  An update every weekend for a while now - we're getting hooked!


Oscar is dead?



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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #973 on: May 23, 2011, 11:16:50 am »
Ond - how are you going to handle the interior of the half-sphere?  Are you hoping to create a round monitor bezel panel for the rotation and just hide the interior?  Or are you planning to do something crazy on the inside?  Also, do you have any plans yet for the area where the half-sphere meets the rest of the cab?

I cannot believe the results you are getting in your garage.  How long are you spending on the putty/sanding/painting aspect?  I tried to achieve a mirrored finish on one of my cabinets and it seriously took days at a time of nothing but sanding and painting and I didn't come close to achieving the level of shine you are getting.  I was also only treating flat surfaces which I imagine would make things much easier for you!  You must have endless patience which I think is 49% of getting results like this (the other 51% = mad skillz).

I need to go back and try to piece together the exact steps you have taken to get where you are at now (including which products you are using).  You continued to refine the end product well after the point where I would have stopped because it seriously looked great ages ago.  I'd like to give it a try someday but on a much smaller scale - maybe a custom joystick box or something.   :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #974 on: May 24, 2011, 12:36:21 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #975 on: May 24, 2011, 11:22:53 am »
Totally a labour of love. I imagine you've got some rocking tunes going on in the garage to help keep you motivated/alert/focused.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #976 on: May 25, 2011, 08:52:10 am »
Ahhh the secret now comes out!  Elbow grease!!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #977 on: May 25, 2011, 09:50:10 am »
Thanks Ond - great explanation.  I'd defintiely be up for reading an in-depth tutorial one of these days.  Maybe after you finish the cab?   :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #978 on: May 25, 2011, 12:24:09 pm »
If thereís any peel visible YOURE OUTTA THERE

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #979 on: June 19, 2011, 04:36:09 pm »
Bump in hopes of an update. :)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #980 on: June 20, 2011, 12:32:50 am »
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Iíll have to ask a glazier how firmly something can be glued to glass.

If the rear view mirror of a classic car can stay glued for decades, I'm sure you'll find something similar!  :afro:
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #981 on: June 20, 2011, 04:48:06 pm »
There's an idea. Head to the auto parts store and get the adhesive used for the mirror.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #982 on: June 20, 2011, 07:22:40 pm »
As always man great work!  Hoping to see more soon.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #983 on: July 28, 2011, 03:49:28 pm »
Ahem. *tap tap*

Is this thing on?

Man, will my cab EVER be finished?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #984 on: July 28, 2011, 04:01:15 pm »
You can't rush greatness.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #985 on: July 28, 2011, 04:38:31 pm »
I was just thinking...
What is Ond up to
I'll bet it's going to be good!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #986 on: July 28, 2011, 09:31:20 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #987 on: July 28, 2011, 10:28:25 pm »
Good list of excuses, there  ;)

Glad to hear you're back on it. Can't wait for more OND pron  ;D

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #988 on: July 29, 2011, 12:31:56 am »
Man Ond, I love that detailed explanation of the paint/sanding/finishing process. I'm totally bookmarking that for later use!  :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #989 on: July 30, 2011, 10:15:41 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #990 on: July 30, 2011, 01:30:42 pm »
 :cheers: indeed. Every step you take towards your finish is interesting to me.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #991 on: July 30, 2011, 09:24:43 pm »
...if it's going to have this finish all over you might want to consider adding a flavour, because people like me are going to try tasting it when you aren't looking.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #992 on: July 30, 2011, 09:40:45 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #993 on: July 31, 2011, 12:47:43 am »
Love the detailed updates, and I especially love that you mounted a frickin monitor on your workbench pegboard.  You are the man!

So once again, we find that evil of the past seeps into the present like salad dressing through cheap wax paper, mixing memory and desire.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #994 on: July 31, 2011, 06:14:49 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #995 on: July 31, 2011, 09:46:42 am »
Sweet lord!   :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #996 on: July 31, 2011, 10:07:09 am »
Great stuff once again  :applaud:

Everytime i check my oasis its a mirage in my storage, full of tools i have to find everytime i start working on my cab  :-\

And where is all your dust ?  :lol

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #997 on: July 31, 2011, 10:49:31 am »
Great stuff indeed!  :applaud:

Yeah, where is all your dust?  I'm caked in right now!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #998 on: July 31, 2011, 08:08:58 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #999 on: July 31, 2011, 09:52:14 pm »
Amazing work... as usual!  :applaud:

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