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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
« Reply #1120 on: February 16, 2012, 08:05:25 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
« Reply #1121 on: February 18, 2012, 04:41:10 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
« Reply #1122 on: February 18, 2012, 07:42:19 am »
Man that is one pretty cab.
You do good work!!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
« Reply #1123 on: February 18, 2012, 10:04:46 am »
Nice pick with the casters!

Jeez, you'll need to put it up on blocks and put mirrors on the floor like the do in the custom car shows!

That bottom needs a great big flaming OND logo or something airbrushed on it  :)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
« Reply #1124 on: February 18, 2012, 10:51:24 am »
Love those casters - where did you get them?  The cab is looking very nice Ond - love the progress.   :cheers:

Man, this forum is crazy - so many different skills come into play.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 4th 2012)**
« Reply #1125 on: February 18, 2012, 06:18:58 pm »
Nice pick with the casters!

Jeez, you'll need to put it up on blocks and put mirrors on the floor like the do in the custom car shows!

That bottom needs a great big flaming OND logo or something airbrushed on it  :)

And some of those low rider lights to light up underneath it.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
« Reply #1126 on: February 18, 2012, 07:34:48 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
« Reply #1127 on: February 18, 2012, 10:38:05 pm »
You HAVE to do that for the reveal. Which is oddly what I planned to do for the cabinet design you gave me, odd how this stuff circles around isn't it?
Where's my gold star :P

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
« Reply #1128 on: February 19, 2012, 02:59:10 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1129 on: February 19, 2012, 03:23:01 am »
Looks great OND.  On those casters.  They look like office chair wheels.  Does any of them lock?  Might be ashame to have to chase the cab around as your playing it.  Also I like that logo you made.  Reminds me of a car logo.  Kind of like Build Ford Tough or something. 

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1130 on: February 19, 2012, 03:27:44 am »
Damn......


So you gonna be swinging by Houston any time soon?  I could use some touch up work on my truck paint since you are clearly a professional auto detailer.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1131 on: February 19, 2012, 04:26:24 am »
Sweet lord.  its going to be a hover craft too! 

Great stuff!

ps. ''these days I work simultaneously with sand paper and wet rag with a trip to the tap now and then to rinse stuff clean"

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1132 on: February 19, 2012, 04:51:51 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1133 on: February 19, 2012, 07:55:38 am »
i have a sick mind. sorry.  ;D

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1134 on: February 19, 2012, 10:40:22 am »
That logo is good! As for music for your video, I might have someone who can help you out, but it will depend on what exactly you need.
Where's my gold star :P

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1135 on: February 19, 2012, 01:36:02 pm »
I've just been sitting back watching this one, but after I sat here and stared at a great number of the pictures I had to make it a point to express my love for the detail being put into this.  This may be one of those cabinets that you cat sit and gawk out for hours even when turned off. The fact that it'll play games seems like the bonus cherry on the sundae.   :applaud:


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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1136 on: February 19, 2012, 04:01:19 pm »
Ond your cab is a Work Of Art and on top of that you can play games on it.   You are not a cab builder you are and Artist.  :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1137 on: February 19, 2012, 10:07:40 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1138 on: February 20, 2012, 06:39:49 am »
amazing :dizzy:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1139 on: February 20, 2012, 06:58:10 am »
This is a very unique and interesting project. I applaud you on this. Wish I could do something like that and have the creative mind to do it. Well done....well done...   :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
« Reply #1140 on: February 20, 2012, 10:28:22 am »
I picked up the casters at our hardware outlet Bunnings which is part of a large hardware chain here in Aussie.

Aussie?  You mean there's still a chance I could build the sickest cabinet in my country?  Whew.  I mean, I know the worldwide title isn't up for grabs anymore but at least I still have something to shoot for.   ;D

I am curious to learn more about your finishing technique.  So it looks like you use the spray putty for a base coat and then simultaneously wet sand and wipe it down (with the sponge) to get the surface nice and smooth with the 600 grit.  Do you start at 220 and work your way up or do you get the results immediately with the 600?  Are you ever concerned with the water doing damage to the other parts of the cabinet?  After you are satisfied with the texture of the putty, you then use a rattlecan to spray the top coat on - then you wet sand again using the same technique, correct?  Do you spray and sand multiple times?  Or do you spray, spray, spray and then sand after building up some thin coats.  Finally, do you add a clear coat on top?  Lots of question, I know!  I really love the finish you have been able to achieve and the fact that you seem to be able to create any shape (curves!) that you want with the bondo. 

I tried putting a nice finish on one of my older cabs but it was all flat surfaces (and my procedure was a lot different than yours).  Yours looks much nicer and if I ever put myself through the pain again I want to do it properly!  This is inspiring work, Ond.   :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1141 on: February 20, 2012, 11:36:30 am »
Aussie?  You mean there's still a chance I could build the sickest cabinet in my country?  Whew.  I mean, I know the worldwide title isn't up for grabs anymore but at least I still have something to shoot for.   ;D

+1  :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
« Reply #1142 on: February 21, 2012, 02:20:06 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1143 on: February 21, 2012, 04:48:30 pm »
Okay, didn't make it through all 29 for my reread.  Sorry.  Also, still colorblind. 

Those two sins aside and a requisite apology if you've already anwered these, what're your plans to control the rotation?  Will it be auto rotated on game selection?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1144 on: February 21, 2012, 05:00:38 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1145 on: February 21, 2012, 05:10:17 pm »
[C3PO] But sir....
I have already written the rotation scripts in the steeper motors proprietry language..
[/C3PO]

Sorry, I just couldn't help but hear C3PO when I read that. ;)
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1146 on: February 21, 2012, 05:17:05 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1147 on: February 21, 2012, 05:24:37 pm »
[C3PO] But sir....
I have already written the rotation scripts in the steeper motors proprietry language..
[/C3PO]

Sorry, I just couldn't help but hear C3PO when I read that. ;)

Well DaOld Man's scripts are written in Bachi so you shouldn't have a problem, you can speak Bachi can't you?

Seriously if you have two batch files for rotating you can get DaOld Man's plugin working in about 45 seconds.  It's good stuff. 

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1148 on: February 21, 2012, 05:28:37 pm »
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you can speak Bachi can't you?

It's like a second language to me.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1149 on: February 21, 2012, 09:45:14 pm »
+1 to what Chuck said.  Mala+Startcom = the easiest part of your whole cab.   :cheers: to DaOldMan

Stepper motor with positive positioning through a low lash geartrain on a precision axle.  Drooling on the keys as always. 

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1150 on: February 22, 2012, 01:09:26 pm »
You see everyone, Ond's cabinet is why you don't tell people about this forum when they see your cabinet for the first time.  They might see this thread and recognize your shoddy POS cabinet for what it is.  I can't even tell what is a render and what is a real photo any more. :dizzy:
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1151 on: February 22, 2012, 03:59:50 pm »
You see everyone, Ond's cabinet is why you don't tell people about this forum when they see your cabinet for the first time.  They might see this thread and recognize your shoddy POS cabinet for what it is.  I can't even tell what is a render and what is a real photo any more. :dizzy:

LOL and amen to this.  I post progress pics of my work on facebook and my friends/family think it is the most amazing thing they have ever seen.  Then I come over here to the forums and visit threads like OND's and do the Wayne's World "We're not worthy!"

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1152 on: February 23, 2012, 08:39:55 pm »
You see everyone, Ond's cabinet is why you don't tell people about this forum when they see your cabinet for the first time.  They might see this thread and recognize your shoddy POS cabinet for what it is.  I can't even tell what is a render and what is a real photo any more. :dizzy:

I still send people here but a Mame'd Xevious cab (mine) doesn't even hold 1 candle against Ond's which blazes like the brightest sunny day you ever saw. "We're not worthy!" doesn't even come close to his greatness.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1153 on: February 24, 2012, 07:42:46 am »
Ond, I appreciate that you've kept pushing on with this project. I know it can't be easy to stay motivated on your own.

Any teasers you'd like to share on the front end?

Man, will my cab EVER be finished?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1154 on: February 24, 2012, 09:14:02 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1155 on: February 24, 2012, 03:01:26 pm »
One Hundred and Eight THOUSAND and thirty one.

Im pretty new around here, first post made but read plenty in my search for ideas and inspiration. Read pretty much all of the Legends threads such as this one and Pixelhuggers.

My own build is plodding along (UK weather been a bit cold and frozen outside) and the "normal" people that I have shown it to have been impressed, I may one day post some pics of it here if it ever gets to the stage that I can feel happy showing it in such illustrious company.

I keep coming back to this thread, its becoming an obsession, I am truly stunned at the level you set yourself and then attained. You sir, are a very skilled person and I can only boggle at your vision and the results. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

Oh, and in case you are wondering, that number at the top? Thats the views on this thread, if this was a youtube vid they would be offering you advertising revenue!  :o

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1156 on: February 25, 2012, 10:25:28 pm »
Very nice Ond  :cheers:

Love those caster wheels. I also agree the locks aren't really necessary. My cab has locks and sits on a smooth unfinished basement floor. Even without the locks engaged the cab doesn't really move while playing yet moves easy when pushing or pulling. It's hard to explain but you really require a momentum push/pull...regular play doesn't provide that. So long story short on carpet I would say your guess is really more a certainty...it will be just fine.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1157 on: February 26, 2012, 04:33:44 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 18th 2012)**
« Reply #1158 on: March 03, 2012, 01:38:42 pm »
i.e some electric guitar stuff (very large hint)

I've got some time, PM me if you have an idea of what you want!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet **(UPDATE Feb 19th 2012)**
« Reply #1159 on: March 03, 2012, 02:11:27 pm »

"He's their last hope for survival,
He's on his way to save the day,
He's ten years old."

Committed myself now haven't I?  Confused?  Stay tuned.

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