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Hi all,

 

Though of popping 2 cherries at once here. Posting in a forum for the first time, and also my first arcade cabinet!

 

Progress pics so far, not completed.

 

So let me know what you think and any feedback.

 

Thanks all

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awesome dude, are you going to continue that same color scheme?  Not too far away from finishing it looks like, just some tmolding a marquee and a bezel

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Yep, that theme will cover the whole cabinet. ive got white t-mould, which ill add once the sides are on. then add the bezel to finish it off.

 

I've got the plexi glass for the bezel, just need to think of some art for that, then install the light.

 

Alsomt there!!!

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Looks good so far... We have our hyperspin working thank to Austin's help and bought the  button set-up from here. http://www.arcadeworlduk.com/products/2-Player-Arcade-Joysticks-Buttons-And-IPAC2-Wiring-Kit-No10.html went for the ipca2 with the 2 player setup got extra buttons for pinball flippers and a trackball.   Ours looks to be about as big as yours. We are stuck trying to figure out artwork still and button layout.  Can't wait to see the finished product ... we'll post some pics too soon, they on hubby's phone lol

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Fantastic work... God I need a cab :(

It's so weird to me that both you and Giga, 2 of the most helpful people here, don't have cabs.

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Hi all,

 

Though of popping 2 cherries at once here. Posting in a forum for the first time, and also my first arcade cabinet!

 

Progress pics so far, not completed.

 

So let me know what you think and any feedback.

 

Thanks all

Looking pretty good. Looks like you might be able to go bigger on the monitor. How wide is the interior width?

Instead of Plexiglass to cover the screen have you considered tinted, tempered glass instead to give it a more authentic arcade cab look? The tinted glass really helps to hide the monitor glass.

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Thanks guys for the positive reinforcement.

 

First off:

 

It's so weird to me that both you and Giga, 2 of the most helpful people here, don't have cabs.

I totally agree! If you too spent more helping yourselves instead of others hahaha. Love your work Austin, thanks

 

Yeh plexi glass is just so much easier to work with and its free for me ;) So i will be covering it with a bezel around the monitor screen (23" widescreen - also free, so cant be choosy) to match the theme i have.

 

The overall width is 700. The original plans were 600, but i felt it was too tight for 2 players. So less the 32mm of MDF side panels, the interior width is 668mm. Im disappointed because the week after i put it together, i found a 32" tv on the side of the road in council clean up that i can recover. Just too small!

 

I just need to have patience, i dont think this will be my last cabinet build ;)

 

Thanks guys

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Looks good so far... We have our hyperspin working thank to Austin's help and bought the  button set-up from here. http://www.arcadeworlduk.com/products/2-Player-Arcade-Joysticks-Buttons-And-IPAC2-Wiring-Kit-No10.html went for the ipca2 with the 2 player setup got extra buttons for pinball flippers and a trackball.   Ours looks to be about as big as yours. We are stuck trying to figure out artwork still and button layout.  Can't wait to see the finished product ... we'll post some pics too soon, they on hubby's phone lol

 

The artwork was one of my favourite parts of the build. Happy to have a play around with a concept for you if you need help. I love designing. I've linked below the art that I'm putting on the sides:

 

http://oi59.tinypic.com/15372n5.jpg

 

Cheers everyone

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Sweet.... we are undecided still... MAME with blue lightning for marquee and blue-lightning for control panel.  Side art not sure of yet.

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oh nice that would be pretty sweet. do u have your hearts set on that. Id seen a few cool MAME examples that i loved. Ill share them with you guys if you want. Ofcourse, its just my personal preference.

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Ok guys, so i've progressed a little further with the cabinet. It's looking more complete, and it's almost there. I've uploaded a few new images. Let me know what you think.

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Sorry for the Noob question, but what do you use to stick the t-mould down with, I see you have tape, are you waiting for something to set? 

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did you use the wrong router bit? t moulding is tricky to get right, use some hot glue that stuff works very well so I'm told, god I'm itching to redo my cab, but my house needs sorting out first, cab looks great matey :)

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looks great, what is the resolution for the image you used ? (mm & dpi for the side art)

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Yeah i needed a 3mm straight router bit. I already had a 4mm, and didnt want to rely on it just squeezing in, and unless i ordered from overseas, was finding it hard to get a 3mm. Also, would have cost me $40!!!! The whole cabinet cost me $300 to build, so i couldnt justify $40 for a router bit, so i used Heavy Duty strength Liquid Nails (construction adhesive). It was very fiddley around the tight corners and kept popping out. So i taped it down and let it set overnight and it's not going anywhere!

 

The image was just from Google images, so luckily it was fairly high res already. You can see some pixelation up close, but not fussed about that. I'd say it was 300dpi, but i had to stretch it about 300%.

 

Thanks for the compliments everyone.

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Looks really great. I really like the overall color scheme, very cohesive. Can't wait to see the final product.

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Looks really sweet, man.  You did a nice job for your first cab (or any cab, for that matter).  Congrats!!!

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