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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1000 on: August 01, 2011, 04:19:52 pm »
uh... just wanted to be the 1000th reply!  ;D

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1001 on: August 01, 2011, 04:56:47 pm »
Plz keep going...

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1002 on: August 01, 2011, 08:17:03 pm »
uh... just wanted to be the 1000th reply!  ;D

Dammit! I wanted to be too  :)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1003 on: August 01, 2011, 09:55:34 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1004 on: August 01, 2011, 10:27:14 pm »
"It is by will alone I set my mind in motion"  First person to post in here who said that (without googling it  ::) gets...um,  I dunno I'll think of something  :P

It's that one guy from Dune, right? Can't remember the character's name (human computer, addicted to spice juice) but he was played by Brad Dourif in the movie, if my memory serves me correctly.

Crap... I'm going to Google it, because now I just have to know the character's name ... do I win something anyway?  LOL.

I've never been a fan of Dune, but that speech always intrigued me...

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1005 on: August 01, 2011, 10:28:32 pm »



"I love the smell of Bondo in the morning. It smells like...victory. Or Ond working on his cabinet."
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1006 on: August 01, 2011, 11:23:43 pm »
"It is by will alone I set my mind in motion"  First person to post in here who said that (without googling it  ::) gets...um,  I dunno I'll think of something  :P

It's that one guy from Dune, right? Can't remember the character's name (human computer, addicted to spice juice) but he was played by Brad Dourif in the movie, if my memory serves me correctly.

Crap... I'm going to Google it, because now I just have to know the character's name ... do I win something anyway?  LOL.

I've never been a fan of Dune, but that speech always intrigued me...

Pieter de Vries, the mentat for House Harkonnen.  Dune fan here.  At least, a fan of the elder Herbert's product, anyway.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1007 on: August 02, 2011, 09:42:23 am »
Come on Ond, hurry up and finish your build so we can see what you build NEXT!!!  I'd love to see and Ond bartop, Ond drving cab, Ond pin..... well you get the idea.  :D

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1008 on: August 02, 2011, 03:58:24 pm »
Sweet Mother of Arcades! Will the amazement factor ever stop with this build?


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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1009 on: August 03, 2011, 11:02:16 am »
[Stamp of Kman-Sweden's Approval]  :afro:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1010 on: August 06, 2011, 07:00:46 am »
Eventually the secret will come out, that every picture on this thread was a computer rendering and that the arcade doesn't exist..... :cry:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1011 on: August 06, 2011, 08:17:03 am »
"I will not hurt or harm you. Just give me back the build, Lance. It was a good build... and I like it. You know how hard it is to find a build you like... "

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1012 on: August 07, 2011, 05:08:51 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1013 on: August 07, 2011, 05:51:15 am »
OMG. OMG. OOOOO MYYYYY GOOOD.  :applaud: It's gonna be hard waiting for the pictures of that pretty thing covered in shiny chrome.  :notworthy:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1014 on: August 07, 2011, 06:22:11 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1015 on: August 07, 2011, 07:14:30 am »
Top quality stuff right there! :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1016 on: August 07, 2011, 12:12:19 pm »
And here I thought I was doing good carving out some rosette shapes to inset those little brass bead lights in my cp.

They you go again, takin' it to a whole other level!

 :notworthy:

Awesome stuff!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1017 on: August 07, 2011, 12:43:55 pm »
I Love the Redux the more Apocalypse the better for me, just more insanity

Have you looked into Alsa they have both REAL chrome paint and formable chrome sheet which might work great for your project

http://www.alsacorp.com/products/formablechrome/formablechrome_show.htm
http://www.alsacorp.com/products/killercans/kc/killerchrome.htm  $115  :dizzy: ouch!, I still want to try it though  :banghead:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1018 on: August 07, 2011, 09:03:21 pm »
Insanely cool!  :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1019 on: August 08, 2011, 12:17:47 am »
Quit making such awesome stuff....I'm getting a little sick of sopping the drool off my desk.  :drool

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1020 on: August 08, 2011, 04:58:18 am »
OMG. OMG. OOOOO MYYYYY GOOOD.  :applaud: It's gonna be hard waiting for the pictures of that pretty thing covered in shiny chrome.  :notworthy:
Yeah, +1 on what Emph said.
Incredible.  :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1021 on: August 08, 2011, 07:34:53 am »
Anyone else here feel like they're witnessing greatness in the making?

Doubtful I'll ever be a part of a thread documenting something like this ever in my life again. Arcade or otherwise.

Words fail me.
Man, will my cab EVER be finished?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1022 on: August 08, 2011, 08:48:03 am »
Hmmm... average... FOR A GOD! Are you a God Ond? WELL, ARE YOU!?

:o

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1023 on: August 08, 2011, 09:38:53 am »
I'm in awe, once more.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1024 on: August 08, 2011, 12:00:33 pm »
Stop being in awe and awe us with your build, Rick!!!  :cheers:
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1025 on: August 08, 2011, 03:42:52 pm »
Stop being in awe and awe us with your build, Rick!!!  :cheers:

LOL - quit derailing Ond's thread!  ;)  (JK - I'm going to buy some MDF tonight!  Got my plans back on track.  This weekend was stupid.  Weather called for rain all day Saturday and none on Sunday, and did the exact opposite!  Looked crappy all day Saturday, so I was fearful of toting MDF outside, and then it didn't rain.  Sunday, looked great in the beginning, and then when I WENT to buy MDF, it started POURING.  I was so mad.  So mad.)

Details to come... ...in my own thread.  :)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1026 on: September 08, 2011, 10:17:19 am »
Come back, Ond!  I've been working diligently on my cab, and you're not posting.  People are going to start thinking we're the same person!

 ;)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1027 on: September 08, 2011, 10:42:25 am »
Come back, Ond!  I've been working diligently on my cab, and you're not posting.  People are going to start thinking we're the same person!

 ;)

I second that!  This project is half the reason I log in every, single, day.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1028 on: September 08, 2011, 01:33:57 pm »
Come back, Ond!  I've been working diligently on my cab, and you're not posting.  People are going to start thinking we're the same person!

I don't think you have to worry about that too much...


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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1029 on: September 08, 2011, 02:05:33 pm »
I don't think you have to worry about that too much...

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1030 on: September 10, 2011, 06:43:15 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1031 on: September 10, 2011, 01:24:25 pm »
Rick, you and I can't be the same person because of one very significant fact.... I'm holding a can of this... ...and you are still looking for it.  :P

I'll be a gentleman, and not tell you what I'm holding... ...right now.

;)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1032 on: September 10, 2011, 11:46:45 pm »
I like that mounting idea for joysticks Ond.  What's laminex btw?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1033 on: September 11, 2011, 12:14:59 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1034 on: September 18, 2011, 08:28:33 am »
After lurking around these forums for quite a while without posting, and having just spent 4 hours reading this thread through right from the start, I just have to break my silence and say...

... after 26 pages I can't believe I don't get to see it finished yet!  :cry:

Now I feel the pain the others have been suffering!  :hissy:

Ond, you have to finish this unreal piece of art as soon as possible... please!  :notworthy:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1035 on: September 18, 2011, 01:32:31 pm »
@cartman

Careful, you can't rush true greatness.

Besides, it's been a few years, what's a few more months? Esp for work like Ond's.

 :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1036 on: September 18, 2011, 01:40:46 pm »
@cartman

Careful, you can't rush true greatness.

Besides, it's been a few years, what's a few more months? Esp for work like Ond's.

 :cheers:

This is true... going back to the quasi-religious tone of several pages earlier, forgive this poor sinner... it just hurts so bad... almost as bad as George making Vader cry 'Noooooo!' in the new blu-ray ROTJ... but I will be strong from now on, and grateful for posts when they arrive in between this thing called 'living'...

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1037 on: September 18, 2011, 06:45:47 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1038 on: September 19, 2011, 03:13:26 pm »
...This weekend I divided my cab building time between helping out a friend and working on the other hemisphere (still).  The fact is some aspects of this cab from a progress point of view are boring.  To get these spherical surfaces really right means literally hours of me sitting out in the garage sanding.  Sanding, sanding, and then sanding.  The first half hemisphere went through the same thing too before I ever went near it with paint, but to post "well another day of sanding and cut-back then re-spray ain't so thrilling.  The pics don't show ripples and hollows in the surface but if I run my hand over they are there - or were.  The key thing here is I'm continuously working at it.  It's just nothing like building a traditional cab, saw MDF sheet, assemble .....well you get the idea.

This is what's coming up within the next 10 days or so.  The other half hemisphere will get painted and polished, I'll reassemble the top of the cab and surface finish the curved brace that runs down the back of the hemisphere.  Then I'll cut the ring insert and get into mounting the glass and positioning of the monitor with a bunch of new rotation tests.  This should be way more interesting.

I don't like to say "you ain't seen nothing yet" but well, I'm sure excited by whats coming up and knowing other folks are keen too keeps me going through the boring stuff.  So seriously, thanks for the interest and the comments.  I have a very clear picture in my head of how this cab will look (and function) in completion, that really is more than half the battle with ambitious projects.  I'm sitting out there transferring that image into reality.  Welcome aboard the bus!   :cheers:


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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1039 on: September 19, 2011, 04:07:42 pm »
...The fact is some aspects of this cab from a progress point of view are boring...  To get these spherical surfaces really right means literally hours of me sitting out in the garage sanding...The key thing here is I'm continuously working at it.Welcome aboard the bus!   :cheers:
I think one of the most impressive features about these longer term builds is not only the attention to detail, not only how you guys do things - and then redo them when they aren't good enough, but this aspect of continuously working at these projects over the longer term... like many others I fall down at the point where it gets to being 'good enough' rather than 'really right' as you put it.

Please don't think I am trying to pressure you, that's the last thing I want to do... now I have had a sleep I've calmed down and I am looking forward to whatever you come up with next, as you have time to do it - I'm particularly interested to see how you are going to fix the rear bracing... thanks again for a truly inspiring build. :applaud: