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1  General Chat / Artwork / Re: Where to buy laminate in Europe? on: September 22, 2018, 12:32:00 PM
It's a little thicker than the original stuff, but not much in it at all. I'm not sure how you are supposed to cut it though, it's very tough and I'll want clean edges.

Check this John's video that shows how to deal with laminate on arcade cabinet.
2  General Chat / Technical Area / Re: Old b&w french (Consolette) arcade monitor on: September 22, 2018, 11:56:59 AM
Atarimania had one.



He find it in France. The name 'Consoleete' itself scream French!  Grin
3  General Chat / Artwork / Re: Where to buy laminate in Europe? on: September 14, 2018, 11:04:28 PM
I tried to source that too for my Circus Charlie restoration but didn't find it in my local shops...  Undecided
They even don't really understand what I'm talking about  Ghost
So I'm also very interested in the answers.
4  General Chat / Artwork / Re: Euro Joust needs Marquee fixed up.... on: September 12, 2018, 09:14:34 PM
I have a scan of a Euro marquee but it's in very bad condition.

You mean you have a scan that must be touched up first?
5  General Chat / Artwork / Re: Euro Joust needs Marquee fixed up.... on: September 11, 2018, 05:51:40 PM
Huuuuge up from the death!  oppps

Does this marquee file is available in an enough good resolution to be printed, or ever better in vector file?
6  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: :: Je suis Circus Charlie :: RoadTrip to Paris! on: September 08, 2018, 07:12:21 AM
Painting time!

I don't want this cab to look too white, too new or too flashy! No, i want it looks a slightly bit aged & authentic... that why I'll use -after the primer layer- this special white paint  arrow



Which gives me the result I had in mind, see  arrow



 Kiss
7  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: :: Je suis Circus Charlie :: RoadTrip to Paris! on: September 06, 2018, 10:46:14 PM
10 for i=1 to 5
20 print "applying bondo"
30 print "sand!"
40 next i
Run  arrow





 Cool
8  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: :: Je suis Circus Charlie :: RoadTrip to Paris! on: September 05, 2018, 11:27:53 PM
In addition of all the damage located on the bottom/edges of the cabinet due to water/humidity, there are also parts broken to fix  arrow





Bondo times!  arrow





Some zones require a lot of bondo, like this edge which have to be literally rebuild!  Ghost arrow



For me, there's no better solution than using perspex to rebuild 'straight'!



Of course, to fill with so much bondo can't be done in one step... it requires few 'layers'... watch out, scary picture!  Lips Sealed  arrow

9  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: :: Je suis Circus Charlie :: RoadTrip to Paris! on: September 05, 2018, 10:57:37 PM
Glue, interesting - i thought you will need to take bondo for that. My centipede looks like your circus and is still waiting for restoration.

On that specific area, the two parts 'of the trench' were too far apart, that why I've used glue first to join them as best as I can. Next step is of course 'bondo', yes  Cool
10  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: :: Je suis Circus Charlie :: RoadTrip to Paris! on: September 04, 2018, 11:18:40 PM
finishing to sand this side...





I strengthen rotten wood with this :



...and use glue for damage like this :



11  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: :: Workshop :: @!#?@!? [Q*Bert of course] ;-) on: September 03, 2018, 08:28:25 AM
Thanks guys!  Smiley

Well, it's September so ... Back to School!  Grin
12  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: :: Je suis Circus Charlie :: RoadTrip to Paris! on: September 03, 2018, 08:25:12 AM
Let continue the inspection...



Inside the paint is falling appart...





Particles board and laminate sheet... the worst combinaison when you have to fix damages like this!  Cry Evil  arrow



Surprisely the bottom is not as horrible as expected...  arrow



OK... it's time to WIP!



Removing the crumbly particules board layer :



The question is... how to fix this "particles board/laminate sheet" combination?
The answer would be : fix the wood, and then apply a new white laminate sheet!
But the problem here is... I can't find laminate sheets like this?! I searched this in my area, but impossible to find it!

So, I'll try something else... not sure about the result, but I'll give it a try : to sand all these cracks, like this  arrow


13  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: :: Je suis Circus Charlie :: RoadTrip to Paris! on: September 03, 2018, 07:52:01 AM
...but at least it is a worker Cheesy
COW sucks Undecided
Not really, monitor had issue and pcb not working (I had to buy an other one)  Undecided

Ouch...crossing fingers the cracks are only on the surface and do not go deeper  Undecided

Well, it's particle board. The laminate sheet suffered to the death  Ghost

I think that is still fixable ( u should see my bad unrestored cabs in the garage ), but well, needs some work off course.

Fixable yes, but it didn't expected so much work when I bought it.  oppps But like always, challenge accepted!  Cool

14  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: :: Workshop :: @!#?@!? [Q*Bert of course] ;-) on: September 02, 2018, 03:44:43 PM
It's time to upgrade that one!

I bought a Q*Bert FPGA board ...years ago and didn't install it so far.

Quick test outside the cabinet :



Plenty of games in there...



But all I need is Q*Bert  Kiss  arrow



Next step, adjust the screen size ... and install ... a knocker, finally!  Grin
15  General Chat / Arcade Lifestyle / Re: :: Je suis Circus Charlie :: RoadTrip to Paris! on: September 02, 2018, 10:09:05 AM
....and back on this!  Grin

Ok, this Circus Charlie is the last cabinet 'unrestored' inside my game room! It is like the black sheep in my collection...
First things first... let's have a close look to ... the cabinet damages!  oppps  arrow



























Holy COinupWharehouse! I do not think I would have bought it if I had seen all these damages closely... roll eyes
Massive work to come I'm afraid...
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