I had started working on the Wasteland Cab but decided to put it on ice because of the lighting colours and difficulty of getting Yellow neon in the size required. My plan is to have two cabs that highlight what I have learned (and push me further out of my comfort zone), one horizontal and one vertical. This is the horizontal cabinet, the Wasteland will eventually be the vertical cabinet. I have scrapped the portable from the build. These things will be staying put and are much smaller than my original behemoth of a cab if I do end up having to move them (at least these will fit through doorways!).
I have started the horizontal first because the colour scheme has readily available lighting and cause Aliens are cool.
I want this cab to be a mix of BYOAC cabs that I have drooled over the last few years. Two that immediately come to mind are Martijn's SF cab and Knievel's Neon mame (copied ad nauseum but I like it!).
This cab will feature elements I like from both cabs...the lighting and side-work of Neon with the sexy curves of Martijn's cab. Colour scheme will be black with Galaxian green T-Molding. Cost will be kept down because everything on my 1st upright will more or less be transplanted over (at least that was the story I told my wife *cough*)
I always liked the cover art on the Alien Quadrilogy box set and felt it would make a pretty nice neon side art. Ond was kind enough to take the small crappy picture I sent him and re-do it (better than the original imo):
Ond's render and cab as of March 21, 2010
Current Version (March 29 2010):
Short Movie Clip showing lighting...again marquee and lights in general are not washed out, they appear slightly overexposed on this clip and in the pics...I have one LED tube in there turned around facing the foil: