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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1360 on: February 13, 2013, 02:06:17 pm »
Wouldn't it be easier....

You lost me there.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1361 on: February 13, 2013, 02:33:56 pm »
Do you have a friend with a vinyl cutter?  I cut out a square and use that to mask with and it doesn't pull up the paint nearly as often.  I think because the material is more dense and not as thick and I don't know why but I have all but stopped using tape to mask anything.

It would literally take 5 minutes to cut a mask out of adhesive vinyl and any old piece works.  If you didn't live so far away I would throw one in the mail for you this afternoon.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1362 on: February 13, 2013, 03:06:27 pm »
Wouldn't it be easier just to have the glass stay still and only rotate the monitor?

That's what I would do. Do not rotate the glass but have a fixed, round panel attached to the monitor frame for the mask. Rotate the thing from the inside, keep everything sealed from the outside.

At least it works in Sketchup for MVS-99-6.   ;)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1363 on: February 13, 2013, 03:47:18 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1364 on: February 14, 2013, 01:57:03 am »

I'm not in a good mood at the moment though your post cheered me up.  I'm having challenges coating the glass  :banghead:  I thought I had it in the bag on the second go but I waited too long for the primer backing coat (which protects the black paint and provides a surface to stick mounts to) and when I lifted the masking tape the primer coat tore ragged edges.  GAH!


Maybe run a very sharp razor-blade along the edge of the masking tape to cut the paint away from the tape before pulling the tape off?

« Last Edit: February 14, 2013, 01:59:51 am by XeviouS »

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1365 on: February 14, 2013, 02:42:31 am »

I'm not in a good mood at the moment though your post cheered me up.  I'm having challenges coating the glass  :banghead:  I thought I had it in the bag on the second go but I waited too long for the primer backing coat (which protects the black paint and provides a surface to stick mounts to) and when I lifted the masking tape the primer coat tore ragged edges.  GAH!


Maybe run a very sharp razor-blade along the edge of the masking tape to cut the paint away from the tape before pulling the tape off?

Depending on how the glass was tinted, this may or may not hurt the tinted effect.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1366 on: February 14, 2013, 04:35:12 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1367 on: February 14, 2013, 06:25:00 am »
Looks bad ass. :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1368 on: February 14, 2013, 07:27:05 am »
Nice! What did you use for the surround ring? Perfect fit in any case!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1369 on: February 14, 2013, 09:20:22 am »
sweet :applaud:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1370 on: February 14, 2013, 12:02:17 pm »
Finally I switched on the monitor and fed it some blue, all in all it's the look I had in mind, I'm happy with it, it looks slick no?



Words cannot describe the awesomeness. :o

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1371 on: February 14, 2013, 01:59:26 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1372 on: February 14, 2013, 02:18:37 pm »
Looks like it was made by expensive precision manufacturing equipment.   :notworthy:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1373 on: February 14, 2013, 02:21:36 pm »
Looks like it was made by expensive precision manufacturing equipment.   :notworthy:

It is.  Ond's a robot.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1374 on: February 14, 2013, 02:25:44 pm »
Looks like it was made by expensive precision manufacturing equipment.   :notworthy:

It is.  Ond's a robot.

I subscribe more to the 'Ond operates on a plane higher than humans' concept too, but not robotic. This project's got WAY more style than a robot could make.
Man, will my cab EVER be finished?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1375 on: February 14, 2013, 02:44:04 pm »

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1376 on: February 15, 2013, 11:26:20 am »
That's the same way I paint my Plexi/Lexan/Glass!!  Aweeesome.

Great job man, keep it up!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1377 on: February 17, 2013, 05:24:03 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1378 on: February 17, 2013, 08:36:14 am »
Those rubber thingies look excellent for the job! :cheers:

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1379 on: March 02, 2013, 09:37:22 pm »
The spray on putty you used would it be any good on exposed mdf edges?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1380 on: March 02, 2013, 10:18:32 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1381 on: March 03, 2013, 04:29:06 pm »
It really is f-ing unbelievable how much effort you put into this build. The rest of us aren't worhty to call us selves arcade builders  :notworthy:
Building, collecting and playing arcade machines :)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1382 on: March 03, 2013, 09:55:37 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1383 on: March 04, 2013, 09:55:35 am »
I hope you're there to see it when it all comes together  :cheers:
I'll stick around and would be happy to be the first one to buy you a beer when that day comes!  :cheers:
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1384 on: March 04, 2013, 10:28:59 am »
It really is f-ing unbelievable how much effort you put into this build. The rest of us aren't worhty to call us selves arcade builders  :notworthy:

Let's just define a new category for Ond and we'll be able to keep calling ourselves arcade builders.  ;D

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1385 on: March 04, 2013, 12:22:00 pm »
Let's just define a new category for Ond and we'll be able to keep calling ourselves arcade builders.  ;D

wait... this is an arcade machine?

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1386 on: March 04, 2013, 12:55:02 pm »
wait... this is an arcade machine?

Nope, a tardis, just not a silly fictional one, but what would really be constructed 500 years in the future.

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1387 on: April 03, 2013, 02:16:29 pm »
Ond,

Did you finished the bartop you started posting at bartopmania or is this your main project  ;D

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1388 on: April 03, 2013, 02:33:18 pm »
Ugh.

Clicked on this hoping there was an update.   ;)

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1389 on: May 09, 2013, 07:14:05 pm »
Ond...



...any progress?


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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1390 on: May 19, 2013, 08:44:46 am »
Sorry for bumping, but what an amazing build this is. Interesting design and perfect execution!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1391 on: May 19, 2013, 06:49:48 pm »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1392 on: May 23, 2013, 12:45:11 am »
I think this might b the most amazing & beautiful project I've ever seen. :notworthy:
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1393 on: May 23, 2013, 09:26:56 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1394 on: May 24, 2013, 09:08:55 pm »
Hmm, this cab looks ... verrrrry familiar! ;) Nice work, as always my friend!

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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1395 on: May 31, 2013, 12:48:44 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1396 on: May 31, 2013, 07:15:43 am »
For a minute I was convinced that you were going to tell us about how you modded Astro to heat your garage.
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1397 on: June 02, 2013, 03:52:36 am »
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1398 on: June 02, 2013, 07:17:24 am »
OK, so what's the backup plan for when/if the gap is too close? I know you, Ond, you have a contingency plan....
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Re: Retro-Futuristic Mame cabinet
« Reply #1399 on: June 02, 2013, 09:23:11 am »
I recognise those magnets,  once snapped a pair round my finger,  And I can safely say "damn it hurt" Have you got a pair of glass holders (Big rubber suckers with handles) for when you put it in place/remove the glass.