My First Mame Cabinet

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Re: My First Mame Cabinet

Post by Vedderist » January 27th, 2012, 8:52 am

jyarrison wrote:Very Nice Veeder. When I see nice clean cabs like this one, all shiny and new, it makes me want to give my cab an overhaul. I converted an old S.F.II cab and it could use a little TLC but it is just so much fun to play. Great Work.

Did you spray paint the plexi for your bezel? It looks good whatever you did.......

Thanks mate.
Yeah I sprayed the back of it with flat black spraypaint. I tried using the spraygun that I used to do the rest of it, but it was a very thin coat. because the plexi doesn't absorb any paint I was worried about getting runs in it. So I just went for the spraycan instead.
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Re: My First Mame Cabinet

Post by Incito » January 28th, 2012, 9:47 am

Impressive!
I like how you have your speakers set up too.
I see you went with the Sanwa Joysticks. :thumbsup:

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Re: My First Mame Cabinet

Post by Vedderist » January 30th, 2012, 12:10 am

jyarrison wrote:Oh and I have one other question...... I see you went with an LCD monitor. In your opinion, how does it look? Are you happy with the graphics on the LCD? There are so many debates on the web about LCD vs. CRT for MAME cabs but I would like to hear how you like it.
I'm very happy with the LCD monitor. I am just playing with scanlines at the moment to get a really nice retro look, but seeing that my cab isn't very deep I couldn't go for a CRT. I did consider it before I started the build but chose the LCD cos I could get it really cheap, and then I could make it thin so as not to take up so much room.
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Re: My First Mame Cabinet

Post by Vedderist » January 30th, 2012, 12:12 am

Incito wrote:Impressive!
I like how you have your speakers set up too.
I see you went with the Sanwa Joysticks. :thumbsup:
Cheers Incito, the speakers are just Logitech ones, with the sub down the bottom. they needed a bit of modification to get them to fit but they've come out quite well. The sound is pretty awesome to.

Sanwa seemed like a good choice, and quite reasonably priced.
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Re: My First Mame Cabinet

Post by Mydriasis » January 30th, 2012, 8:49 pm

nice cab man! so it looks like you have some kind of carbon fiber design on the control panel. is it real carbon fiber or some kind of decal underneath some plexy glass? :woot:
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Re: My First Mame Cabinet

Post by Hierophant » January 30th, 2012, 9:05 pm

Judging by the way it's catching the light in the photos, I would hazard a guess and say that whatever is under there is a real material and not a decal. I'm also curious to know exactly what it is, Vedderist, coz it looks awesome!

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Re: My First Mame Cabinet

Post by Vedderist » February 2nd, 2012, 7:41 pm

Mydriasis wrote:nice cab man! so it looks like you have some kind of carbon fiber design on the control panel. is it real carbon fiber or some kind of decal underneath some plexy glass? :woot:
The Carbon Fibre is a 3D vinyl product I bought from Ebay. It's mainly used for car interiors. It's very textured and the plexi over the top really helps to make it look like the real thing.
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Re: My First Mame Cabinet

Post by ransom » April 29th, 2012, 8:59 pm

I converted a mortla kombat 2 original cabinet changed the moniter to a 27" wells garnerer, added an extra 6th button for 1 and 2 player sides. Looks great

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Re: My First Mame Cabinet

Post by Incito » May 28th, 2012, 9:44 pm

I wish I had the tools to build a cab like that.
I have those same controls. I am not using them and trying to find a home for them. Free for MA member just need to pay for the shipping.

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