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Centipede Cabaret - should I get side art for it?

Yes, it will make it a more complete and cooler Centipede Cabaret!
7 (43.8%)
No, it came from the factory without the side art, so it better stay that way!
7 (43.8%)
Decide for yourself, you pragmatic fool!
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Author Topic: Two grails in one day - Stargate and Centipede Cabaret  (Read 12612 times)

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Two grails in one day - Stargate and Centipede Cabaret
« on: May 11, 2012, 10:54:40 AM »
Highscore! I just have to share my total joy with you guys! Yesterday a very nice Swede (dimmuborgir here on the forum) came along and dropped off Stargate and Centipede Cabaret!  :)





Both cabs are fully working and in good nick. The Centipede Cabaret has some monitor issues with the colour balance and it needs a recap, but that will be sorted out. The player-buttons are not original, and I really want to have the cone button leds in there. If anybody here know where I can find some, be it original or repro, please give me a shout. Other than that there is a small tear in the inner cardboard bezel, but that's it.



The Stargate is also quite fresh. There are some dents to the side art, but most of what you can see in the picture is dirt that will come off with a magic eraser. I will do a colour match and touch up some spots as well. No other issues as far as I can tell. The cp is very fresh, apart from the two holes that I really can't figure out why somebody has drilled.

I wonder a bit about the buttons and the joystick though. Most of the Stargates I have seen on the web has a setup of green, red and white buttons and a red balltop on the stick. Can this be some sort of Euro setup, or are they all later replacements?



Overall not a lot of work to be done on these except for playing them until my fingers bleed. Today I also got the confirmation from the Oslo Pinheads pinball club that they approve me as a member, so now I have a place to put these babies. It all comes together so nicely, I expect to slip on the pavement and break a leg today. Something's gotta give you know.

But right now I'm just very happy. Dreams can come true!   ;D
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Re: Two grails in one day - Stargate and Centipede Cabaret
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 11:07:06 AM »
Congratiolations !  :spaceace:

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Re: Two grails in one day - Stargate and Centipede Cabaret
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2012, 11:08:15 AM »
Damn, both are beautiful! Congratulations!

Level42 knows where to get those cone buttons, he gave me a set a few years ago.

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Re: Two grails in one day - Stargate and Centipede Cabaret
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2012, 11:33:14 AM »
Did I ? Damn, I didn't know I would need them for my Lunar Lander now ;););););)

Congrats, nice looking machines !!! The great thing about Centi cabaret is that it still has the 19" monitor like the upright.

Stargate well.....I just never can get used to those darn Defender controls....but it's sure a nice and quite rare game to have !

That joystick ball looks like a Joust one to me....

Remember that Centi colors are different from what we are mostly used too. This was a game co designed by a woman and I guess that's where the pastel colors came from....
Usually they are G07 monitors in Centi's so shouldn't be hard to fix.

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Re: Two grails in one day - Stargate and Centipede Cabaret
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2012, 12:22:39 PM »
Yes, you did, you gave them to me when i picked up my red tent, i used them on my rolling thunder..

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Re: Two grails in one day - Stargate and Centipede Cabaret
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2012, 12:24:14 PM »
Yeah just kidding I remember I gave them. I didn't remember you used them on RT though.....what a waste ;);););););)

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Re: Two grails in one day - Stargate and Centipede Cabaret
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2012, 12:45:52 PM »
so the buttons are now in belgium IIRC 8)

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Re: Two grails in one day - Stargate and Centipede Cabaret
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012, 01:11:08 PM »
Let's not derail the topic gents... ;)

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Re: Two grails in one day - Stargate and Centipede Cabaret
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2012, 01:23:31 PM »
Wow, both cab looks like in great condition. :o
Congrats. ;)
I just picked up a Hit The Ice Williams cp with 2 (red, blue) original leaf switch joysticks, but I think they used the Defender type here, which is a bit different.

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Re: Two grails in one day - Stargate and Centipede Cabaret
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2012, 02:42:26 PM »
Wery nice drop off! They seem guite minty! :spaceace:

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Re: Two grails in one day - Stargate and Centipede Cabaret
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2012, 03:23:09 PM »
Thanks for the kind words guys. I think I will be able to sort out the cones by means of arcadeshop.de. I wouldn't go as far as calling them minty, but they are good to very good condition. I am very happy that they aren't projects, because even if I like the restoration part, I am quite heavily into my Zacc cab restoration atm. These are instantly playable!  :) I had an American friend over for dinner last night, and he brought his ten year old. It was very heartwarming to see the dad kicking ass NYC arcade style on the Centipede while the kid had a blast at the Stargate.

As for the monitor in the Centipede: I got the full paperwork with the cab, and the manual is as you say supposed to be an Electrohome. The monitor sitting in it now though is a Hantarex MTC900. I've taken note about what you say about the pastel colours though, and I will triple check before I decide to call it an "issue". Thanks for the heads up, L42. Muchomuch appreciated.
« Last Edit: May 11, 2012, 03:38:35 PM by Arch »
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Re: Two grails in one day - Stargate and Centipede Cabaret
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2012, 03:35:10 PM »
Congrats on the new cabs man! Love the centipede. It looks great!

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Re: Two grails in one day - Stargate and Centipede Cabaret
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2012, 07:41:35 PM »
I also love these atari cabarets, very cute and yes, i also like the wooden sides.

Is the side art available and are you going to install it?

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Re: Two grails in one day - Stargate and Centipede Cabaret
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2012, 09:10:39 PM »
wonderful catch! that stargate looks amazing, i wonder what you paid for it ...  8)
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Re: Two grails in one day - Stargate and Centipede Cabaret
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2012, 07:14:14 AM »
I'm in love with that Stargate!  :-*

Congratulation!