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« Reply #75 on: June 24, 2009, 08:04:40 AM »

I respected (almost  Tongue) the original neon measures .... take a look:

i understand your desire to stick to the original, but this is the part where i would have departed from that route to make it look even better. after all, the original doesn't have a computer running mame in it either, does it?  Wink

nevertheless: your job / work is OUTSTANDING!!! never seen such a perfect recreation. what's next???  Smiley how about TEMPEST  Kiss
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« Reply #76 on: June 24, 2009, 12:36:35 PM »

The Neon police has to report several violations on this thread.

For once and for always:

Neon:




Fluorescent:  (TL as we call it):



The essential difference: Neon light is where the gas itself lights. F.i. that red neon in my picture is a completely clear tube when turned off. Fluorescent light uses gas that does not light up itself, but it causes the coating on the inside of the tube to light up.
Yes, some neon's (actually most neons) use a coating too, but this is only to enhance the color, it's still the gas itself that lights up.


Not that any of this matters at all, just the neon-police trying to prevent any misunderstandings Woohahahahahahahaah !   lol lol lol lol

(Insane mode off)

Back on topic !!!! Going strong, looking good !!! This will turn out to one sweet cab ! Can't wait to see the end result.

About rotating, check this out:
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Garage/9000/arcade/index.htm

This cab is 24 Inches on the inside, which is about 61 cm. From the specs the Nintendo cab is 60cm. on the outside. It looks like the rotating disc on that cab could be made a tiny bit smaller. It will be extremely tight probably, or maybe impossible....I will investigate it as soon as my SW cockpit is done....


Oh, and if you want I've got an original Nintendo fluorescent holder for you. Problem is.....it wants 100 VAC !!!  (I replaced mine with a similar set-up like you did):
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« Reply #77 on: June 24, 2009, 01:29:52 PM »

About rotating like Level42 mentions,
that probably doesn't fit. I tried it in my DK cab with a round wooden board just like that website shows.
Maybe if your monitor is smaller than 21" it will fit. My screen is 21" (55cm) and that doesn't fit.

But rotating in you cab can be done very easy! (manual).
If you make the wooden board which supports the monitor SQUARE, you can just rotate it 90 degrees and you have a horizontal display!
That's how I have done it.

I see you used L-brackets for mounting the wooden support panel, that would take a long time refitting after rotating.
I used two wooden beams attached to the sidepanels of the cab, and the wooden monitor support panel slides and rest OVER that.
Drilled 4 holes for fastening the monitorpanel to the beams with bolts. They don't need to be tightend very good,
it must just hold the monitorpanel in place.

Look at my pic:



hi-res --> <img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FpoNMI8SwJY/ShmZlEEPSjI/AAAAAAAAAXA/HJTLK7vwtHU/s1600-h/DSC02433.JPG">
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« Reply #78 on: June 24, 2009, 01:58:29 PM »

thx to the  Space Ace neon police Space Ace for reporting this crime  Wink
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« Reply #79 on: June 24, 2009, 03:49:00 PM »

You're going too fast, Screen  Shocked  Tongue Kiss

I still have to buy the neon .....

but ok first test without neon:

Beware! If André (Level42) read this  Roll Eyes  Tongue

It's fluorescent (TL) lighting tube... and not neon  Wink Kiss

 Space Ace





You was already warned !   Grin

oke, now seriously, amazing job scr33n !  Kiss Kiss
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« Reply #80 on: June 24, 2009, 04:49:36 PM »

Yes in case anyone misunderstood, it was just meant for a good laugh.

@Joeks: The original cab has a 19" monitor. OK 2" might not sound like much, but it could be just those extra 5 cm. we need......

I can already rotate my monitor manually because my cab is a Radar Scope cab and that came with the "monitor in wooden box" in vertical position. I already turned it to be able to play MB (and "modified (= cut off part off) the wooden box) to make it fit inside the cab.....  However, I have to rotate it from the back so that's not very handy....
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« Reply #81 on: June 24, 2009, 05:59:46 PM »

I respected (almost  Tongue) the original neon measures .... take a look:
what's next???  Smiley how about TEMPEST  Kiss

Mhhhhh!!!!! I love Tempest  Kiss Kiss But a little problem, vector monitor  confused Embarrassed

The Neon police has to report several violations on this thread.

 Grin Grin

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Galaga - PacMan - Donkey Kong Red Cab - Track & Field Upright - Tempest - Burgertime - Gyruss - Defender - Track & Field Cocktail - Robotron 2084

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« Reply #82 on: June 24, 2009, 06:07:35 PM »

Second coat of primer ...... here we go:


various pieces:



a white Nintendo cab  Shocked Shocked:





 Space Ace

Next ----> black parts .....
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Galaga - PacMan - Donkey Kong Red Cab - Track & Field Upright - Tempest - Burgertime - Gyruss - Defender - Track & Field Cocktail - Robotron 2084

RESTORATIONS:

Q*bert - Timber
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« Reply #83 on: June 24, 2009, 06:48:52 PM »


can someone tell me how to install this part? (Bezel art retainer)




 
a picture can help me, thanks!!!!

Sorry Bruno, I return to this question ...

I do not understand how to install this piece  Evil Evil

When you can, Can you help me with a closely pic? Thanks for your patience  Kiss Kiss

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Q*bert - Timber
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« Reply #84 on: June 24, 2009, 10:32:31 PM »

@scr33n: what kind of primer are you using? specially "designed" for wood?
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« Reply #85 on: June 25, 2009, 06:02:05 PM »

@scr33n: what kind of primer are you using? specially "designed" for wood?

primer:



Translation: primer opaque of background, high filler for wood, iron and walls. Italian brand: BOERO

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PROJECTS FROM SCRATCH:

Galaga - PacMan - Donkey Kong Red Cab - Track & Field Upright - Tempest - Burgertime - Gyruss - Defender - Track & Field Cocktail - Robotron 2084

RESTORATIONS:

Q*bert - Timber
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« Reply #86 on: June 25, 2009, 06:09:16 PM »

First coat of black ......

the cab ready to be paint:











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Galaga - PacMan - Donkey Kong Red Cab - Track & Field Upright - Tempest - Burgertime - Gyruss - Defender - Track & Field Cocktail - Robotron 2084

RESTORATIONS:

Q*bert - Timber
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« Reply #87 on: June 25, 2009, 06:16:26 PM »

And today I bought the red paint for the cab, color scanned from original control panel (the color of the repro, Mikesarcade and Arcadeshop is quite different  Undecided)

DONKEY KONG RED PAINT  arrow  Kiss Kiss



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Galaga - PacMan - Donkey Kong Red Cab - Track & Field Upright - Tempest - Burgertime - Gyruss - Defender - Track & Field Cocktail - Robotron 2084

RESTORATIONS:

Q*bert - Timber
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« Reply #88 on: June 25, 2009, 06:42:47 PM »

Sorry Bruno, I return to this question ...
I do not understand how to install this piece  Evil Evil
When you can, Can you help me with a closely pic? Thanks for your patience  Kiss Kiss
I'll try to check that asap...let me few days  Wink


And today I bought the red paint for the cab, color scanned from original control panel (the color of the repro, Mikesarcade and Arcadeshop is quite different  Undecided)

DONKEY KONG RED PAINT  arrow  Kiss Kiss

I remember I wanted to taste it ... like a smoothie...  so red  ... so juicy  Roll Eyes Tongue Grin
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« Reply #89 on: June 25, 2009, 07:04:19 PM »

looking great screen, you must have the most pristine arcade of all with all the brand new replicas Smiley


Andre, this rotating cab idea, are these widebody nintendo cabs, would that make the difference?
Anyway , being as nintendo cabs are so rare for you , would it not be worth building one to the width you need?
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