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Nitchbutsu Moon Alien cocktail cabinet

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After seeing a few cocktail builds I have decided to have a go myself, So I am at the gathering the bits stage 

Just managed to get my hands on a old Nitchbutsu Moon Alien cocktail cabinet that I am collecting it today, she need's a lot of work but it's a starting point

Started working on the artwork and managed to find top quality information card and a good scan of the control panels I have spent a few hours touch up the scans and made a longer one to suite a two player configration

Will post pic's of cab when back

original control panel art

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Touched up panel

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Extended control panel

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Information Card 

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Just picked up the cab and it's in better shape than I thought, but it's part II Moon Alien...

 

Think I am gonna do a full custom restore on this 

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Had some free time so I started to clean up the main cab It was a bit wobbly so I have re glued all the joints also  there's chunks of the veneer missing so I am trying to patch with a piece that was attached to the inside of the cab see how it looks when it's finished 

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I striped back what i had left of the coin mech and made a perspex piece to hold my add coin button

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I need a sticker making for under the coin button with 2 x 50 PER PLAY in black and white if anyone can do 

Also blocked off the coin draw as it was missing too

I have decided to go modern with the insides as I am missing well everything! so I have purchased a 19 lcd screen to mount to the lid......

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Well its been a few weeks and not had much time but did a few things 

The veneer is to far gone so I am filling and going to get it vinyl wrapped with a similar design so i moved the hole for add coin and blocked off coin draw this makes way for my new control panel

 

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Managed to get corner glass clips, these are like hen's teeth and I had to buy 5 sets of them!

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And  jq_quint has started making a custom control panel for me , the pic is v1.3 not final

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Done my HS build and set a custom wheel with trackball games on it 

 

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30 minutes ago, THK said:

Maybe your fixed one should look a bit more like this?

wow thanks that's a much better than the one i cleaned up, will adept it for my extended panel :)

 

Edit: can you make that into the double one I did ?

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6 minutes ago, Samorite said:

Edit: can you make that into the double one I did ?

I just used your original one with some cleaning

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Update, Been laid up for few months with a ruptured disk in my back causing me to lose the feeling in one leg but getting back on track and start back at work this week :)

I ventured into the garage to start assembling the custom control box  jq_quint designed before christmas, was too cold so I brought it all into the kitchen. Still missing a few buttons and I am looking to add a spinner to the front panel at some point but really happy with it.

I managed to get a set of legs but no cabinet attachments so I ordered a set of scaffold base clamps and they fit nice :) Just need to think on either re-chrome or paint the legs black?

The original lid is slightly warped so jq_quint is making me a new one with a bigger cutout for a 19 lcd screen and t-moulding  

Bought a pair of Pioneer 400 Watts 10 cm 3 Way speakers just need a reasonable two way amp to power them and there will be fitted to the bottom of the cab 

Going forward I am concentrating on the shell trying to get that ready for vinyl wrapping then assemble the rest....

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Looking good bud! Thought your build had gone quiet, didn't realise you'd done your back in, hope your feeling better...
Ref the chrome or black,mmm I kinda think chrome would look cool but at what cost £££ ?



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Attached control box to the cab this morning so i could get the brackets attached then I can paint, looks a bit odd atm but when painted and wrapped will look cool I hope 

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This is turning out to be the slowest build ever!

Finally got round to getting the box art done applied and buttons wired, just need to configure it all now.

Blanking plate for far side is done add coin button and added lamante on the sides to match the original 

Just waiting for the t moulding to be delivered then its done :)

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Finished the wrap of the laminate, just waiting of the new top as the old one was warped  

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On 6/17/2017 at 9:29 AM, Samorite said:

This is turning out to be the slowest build ever!

Finally got round to getting the box art done applied and buttons wired, just need to configure it all now.

Blanking plate for far side is done add coin button and added lamante on the sides to match the original 

Just waiting for the t moulding to be delivered then its done :)

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It'll be worth it though bud, CP box is looking great :)

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