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Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« on: February 23, 2021, 11:22:40 am »
Looks like I'm gonna build a new Tully cabaret.

The vision is simple.




Have pretty much everything on hand in the ole parts box.
Managed to snag a coin door for less than $40

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 12:53:23 pm »
 :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 01:38:04 pm »
:applaud: :applaud:
I blame you 100% for these shenanigans. Just when I thought I was out they pull me back in.

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 02:39:48 pm »
Niiiice... I'll be following this for sure - take lots of pics!

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 10:26:00 pm »
Niiiice... I'll be following this for sure - take lots of pics!
Will do. Maybe I'll get around to cutting a board soon.

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2021, 10:35:25 pm »
First challenge was the artwork. Took me a while to settle on the theme.

I need to make the artwork flow with the bezel like I did with the galaga cab. Since the cp art wraps down the front on ghouls n ghosts cab I thought I could slide the skulls and logo down for the kick plate art.



I decided to drop the left hand buttons to save space and flip the player start buttons to the right hand side. (Sorry for the photo quality)


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Thoughts? Suggestions?

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2021, 06:53:05 am »
Looks great so far.  My only comment would be to remove the Ghouls N Ghosts logo from the kick plate if you are also planning on the exact same design for the marquee.  Having it in 2 places on the same panel so close together would be a bit much and the skulls look cool on their own anyway.  Then I would also chop off some of the black on the top so the edge is the same distance from the top right skull as it is along the bottom.

Are you using Inkscape for the art?  I am slowly trying to learn but right now all I can do is manipulate basic shapes...


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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2021, 08:44:41 am »
Looks great so far.  My only comment would be to remove the Ghouls N Ghosts logo from the kick plate if you are also planning on the exact same design for the marquee.  Having it in 2 places on the same panel so close together would be a bit much and the skulls look cool on their own anyway.  Then I would also chop off some of the black on the top so the edge is the same distance from the top right skull as it is along the bottom.

Are you using Inkscape for the art?  I am slowly trying to learn but right now all I can do is manipulate basic shapes...


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I was definitely thinking about it. The marquee is different than the kickckplate, but they both say GnG, was thinking I could get away with it since the original ghouls n ghosts cab had the marquee and that logo on the front of the cp.
Also one thing that kept me from moving the logo from the kick plate design is that I'm using downloaded photoshop files and just light editing. It's like going through the spikes and skulls so I would have to re draw sections.

I'm just using regular ole photoshop.

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2021, 06:32:29 pm »
Got a fresh couple coats of paint on the coin door.













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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2021, 07:36:01 pm »
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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2021, 08:38:08 pm »
I love that stuff.

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2021, 08:55:54 pm »
I love that stuff.

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Yeah its great. Could be nicer but I did zero prep work. Good enough to me

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2021, 10:35:32 am »
Finally got some wood. Or mdf I should say. My first time working with the stuff.



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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2021, 10:58:06 am »
Looks good!  How long did it take to cut everything?

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2021, 11:18:09 am »
Looks good!  How long did it take to cut everything?
About 30 minutes to measure draw and cut.

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2021, 11:36:34 am »
Looking real good!   :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:
Tully had a real good design, and his design has been copied a lot.
Come back Tully!!!!!!

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2021, 11:44:43 am »
Looking real good!   :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:
Tully had a real good design, and his design has been copied a lot.
Come back Tully!!!!!!
It's the best. This is my second one. I dont think I ever got to see the mario pedestal finished before he split.

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2021, 11:57:25 am »
Looks good!  How long did it take to cut everything?
About 30 minutes to measure draw and cut.
Lol thatís like a full day of work for me!

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2021, 01:50:16 pm »
You are going to regret using MDF.

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2021, 03:14:00 pm »
Looking real good!   :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:
Tully had a real good design, and his design has been copied a lot.
Come back Tully!!!!!!
It's the best. This is my second one. I dont think I ever got to see the mario pedestal finished before he split.
He ainít cominí back. Honor his memory by building his design.

Iíd like to build a Star Trek Tully one day.


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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2021, 03:33:59 pm »
You are going to regret using MDF.

Why?  Works great for me.  Little heavy but otherwise nice and flat surfaces that don't warp.

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« Reply #21 on: March 07, 2021, 10:35:26 pm »
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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2021, 10:40:58 pm »
Iíd like to build a Star Trek Tully one day.

...now theres an idea.  :)
Yeah, Iíd use a PC crt and do it up.


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« Reply #23 on: March 07, 2021, 10:54:27 pm »
You are going to regret using MDF.

Why?  Works great for me.  Little heavy but otherwise nice and flat surfaces that don't warp.
I have been over the reasons MDF is a ---smurfy--- cab building material many times.

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2021, 11:38:30 pm »
This guy actually cut some boards which puts him above 80% of this forum.

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2021, 05:20:08 am »
Yeah. His cab will turn out fine. Just working with MDF sucks. Every time someone moves a cab made out of that ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- they will be reminded.

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2021, 09:46:09 am »
Man in my 20's I spent so many hours getting through that game on Sega Genesis.  I love the theme.

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #27 on: March 08, 2021, 01:05:02 pm »
Yeah. His cab will turn out fine. Just working with MDF sucks. Every time someone moves a cab made out of that ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- they will be reminded.
I feel you its heavy. I usually use birch. I've only built sub boxes out of mdf but I've always wanted to try a cab with it. Plus it's pretty cheap compared to the good plywood. We'll see how it goes.

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #28 on: March 08, 2021, 01:10:49 pm »
You know what you are doing and you picked a great theme.

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2021, 01:19:05 pm »
MDF is heavy. My back aches everytime I think of it. However, 1/2" is a bit lighter than the 3/4".
Thats my only complaint, well that and the massive amounts of dust it puts off when you cut it.
Hint: Be sure to use a quality dust mask when you cut it with saw or router (especially router).
Earplugs (or muffs) will not only protect your hearing from tool noise damage but also keep that fine dust from finding its way into your ears.
While Im wearing my safety inspector-wanna be hat, dont forget good eye protection. But you already know all this.

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« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2021, 07:09:57 am »
Yeah - all valid points about MDF but I think the finished product is worth the extra weight.  Whenever I use plywood - even the good stuff - there is a little bowing or warping to the panels and it makes me crazy.  It feels like I have a lot more control over MDF but I havenít tried plywood in a while...

What size monitor is in the Galaga?  Iíve been thinking about throwing one of these together but Iíd want to use a vertical monitor if possible.  Not sure 17Ē would fit so Iím guessing itís 13Ē?
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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2021, 07:32:33 am »
You must really be doing something wrong with your plywood.

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« Reply #32 on: March 09, 2021, 08:26:24 am »
Maybe.  I have to store it outside so the temp changes get to it.  Last time I used plywood it warped slightly - looking down the edge there was a slight bow and when I bought it I made sure it was dead straight.  Cabinet grade expensive stuff too.  Oh well.

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2021, 08:32:46 am »
Hopefully you at least throw a tarp over it before it rains...lol.

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« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2021, 09:20:56 am »
Hopefully you at least throw a tarp over it before it rains...lol.

LOL yeah when I say outside I really mean my detached garage that gets to be like 100+ degrees in the summer and icicles from the rafters in the winter.  It's obviously not weatherproofed and if I leave anything in there that can be eaten, the mice will eat it.  There's an asphalt floor that has broken apart over the years and is mostly dirt now.  Finishing it has been on my to-do list forever.  Maybe this summer...

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2021, 01:08:22 pm »
Yeah - all valid points about MDF but I think the finished product is worth the extra weight.  Whenever I use plywood - even the good stuff - there is a little bowing or warping to the panels and it makes me crazy.  It feels like I have a lot more control over MDF but I havenít tried plywood in a while...

What size monitor is in the Galaga?  Iíve been thinking about throwing one of these together but Iíd want to use a vertical monitor if possible.  Not sure 17Ē would fit so Iím guessing itís 13Ē?
Yes it's a 13. 17 might fit.

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2021, 01:14:43 pm »
I found a few minutes after work yesterday to piece it together and rout the marquee and coin door holes. Will have to pull them screws out because I noticed my t mounding slot cutter blades are going to hit them. No big deal though I'm a problem solver. I do repairs for a living.





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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #37 on: March 09, 2021, 02:05:32 pm »
I would just pull out a couple screws at a time and cut the t-molding slots.  If the T-molding hits during install it's pretty each to notch it.

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #38 on: March 09, 2021, 02:08:23 pm »
I would just pull out a couple screws at a time and cut the t-molding slots.  If the T-molding hits during install it's pretty each to notch it.
That's exactly what I was thinking.

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Re: Ghouls n Ghosts n Tully
« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2021, 04:35:18 pm »
Got my t moulding slots routed and holes filled.