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Author Topic: My Street Fighter Upright Cab **FINISHED OCT 2014**  (Read 15983 times)

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Ok Side vinyl has gone on.

I gave the sides a good few coats of High Gloss paint I had lying around, remembered to smooth out any imperfections in the finish first.



Was really nervous starting off the roll but found it went on quite smoothly.



Cutting the extra bits


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All done,








I am happy with the finish very bright as I said earlier in my post I would have liked the vinyl to be that little bit thicker than it is, in the end you get what you pay for so we will see how the product holds up in the long run.
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that artwork (and cab) looks ---smurfin--- sweet dude :applaud:
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Not sure why you painted your cab then applied your artwork instead of just giving sanding it with progressively lighter grit sandpaper each time.   :dunno To each their own.

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Not sure why you painted your cab then applied your artwork instead of just giving sanding it with progressively lighter grit sandpaper each time.   :dunno To each their own.

For best adhesion painting first is the only way to go.  A lot of complaints about art lifting at the edges or "bad glue" on adhesive vinyl actually come from the surface prep.  Bare wood, even well sanded, is a very poor choice for decal work. 

The paint seals the surface, fills in micro cracks, and offers a much better surface for the glue to stick to.  Painting first is definitely the way to go imo.

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Great job on the side art  :applaud:

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Not sure why you painted your cab then applied your artwork instead of just giving sanding it with progressively lighter grit sandpaper each time.   :dunno To each their own.

I asked a lot of the vinyl printer's when I was getting quotes and they all told me to get the surface looking like glass and they mentioned best prep was to paint surface with a High Gloss paint.  Got it as smooth as I could, seems to have stuck well.

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For best adhesion painting first is the only way to go.  A lot of complaints about art lifting at the edges or "bad glue" on adhesive vinyl actually come from the surface prep.  Bare wood, even well sanded, is a very poor choice for decal work. 

The paint seals the surface, fills in micro cracks, and offers a much better surface for the glue to stick to.  Painting first is definitely the way to go imo.
+ 1.  Always use a glossy finish underneath.

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For best adhesion painting first is the only way to go.  A lot of complaints about art lifting at the edges or "bad glue" on adhesive vinyl actually come from the surface prep.  Bare wood, even well sanded, is a very poor choice for decal work. 

The paint seals the surface, fills in micro cracks, and offers a much better surface for the glue to stick to.  Painting first is definitely the way to go imo.

Also if vinyl gets damaged or you get bored and want to change (not that I can see that happening here - WOW! what great artwork) is really easy to remove / replace

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Not sure why you painted your cab then applied your artwork instead of just giving sanding it with progressively lighter grit sandpaper each time.   :dunno To each their own.

For best adhesion painting first is the only way to go.  A lot of complaints about art lifting at the edges or "bad glue" on adhesive vinyl actually come from the surface prep.  Bare wood, even well sanded, is a very poor choice for decal work. 

The paint seals the surface, fills in micro cracks, and offers a much better surface for the glue to stick to.  Painting first is definitely the way to go imo.

exactly....i was going to respond but you said it all Le Chuck 8)  adheisive vinyl does not stick straight to bare mdf well at all....

i thought that was basic common sense :dunno
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I cant argue with results.  Good to know paint is required before vinyl.  In case I go that route in the future.

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Cabinet moved inside now.

Have mounted the PC and cleaned up all the wiring.


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Re: My Street Fighter Upright Cab **95% Complete**
« Reply #93 on: October 25, 2014, 02:23:37 am »
T-moulding




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Re: My Street Fighter Upright Cab **95% Complete**
« Reply #94 on: October 25, 2014, 07:19:27 am »
Back Of Unit with T-Moulding



Front of unit with T-Moulding


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Re: My Street Fighter Upright Cab **ALL DONE OCT 2014**
« Reply #95 on: October 25, 2014, 07:27:59 am »
Installed the marquee.
Backlit PVC Film with 3 strips of LED for backlights (Originally had a fluro tube in there but ended up with the LED's) Poylcarbonate for the front and an LCD Difuser at the back.
For the holder I used 20mmx12mm angle that I painted black.





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Re: My Street Fighter Upright Cab ** Complete**
« Reply #96 on: October 25, 2014, 07:34:50 am »
 :) Ok it's taken it's time and has been a challenge but this is it it's DONE!!!!!!!







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Re: My Street Fighter Upright Cab **FINISHED OCT 2014**
« Reply #97 on: October 25, 2014, 08:43:30 am »
Nice !
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Re: My Street Fighter Upright Cab **FINISHED OCT 2014**
« Reply #98 on: October 25, 2014, 05:27:55 pm »
Congrats!  Looks slick!  But it's not done until we see pics of a Street Fighter game is running on it. Lol. Post more!

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« Reply #99 on: October 25, 2014, 10:41:12 pm »
Congrats!  Looks slick!  But it's not done until we see pics of a Street Fighter game is running on it. Lol. Post more!

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Re: My Street Fighter Upright Cab **FINISHED OCT 2014**
« Reply #100 on: October 26, 2014, 07:13:13 pm »
Everything looks really well matched together.  Very clean.

Out of curiosity, the one thing that caught my eye was the coin door.  Why did you go with a single player coin door?

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Re: My Street Fighter Upright Cab **FINISHED OCT 2014**
« Reply #101 on: October 26, 2014, 10:46:20 pm »
Out of curiosity, the one thing that caught my eye was the coin door.  Why did you go with a single player coin door?
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I was wondering the same thing.  Just doesn't "look right".

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« Reply #102 on: November 02, 2014, 10:32:32 pm »
I was wondering the same thing.  Just doesn't "look right".

Why did you go with a single player coin door?

In the end I liked the look of the door. It's main purpose is to finish off the look of the machine and I think it did that, the kids love putting the money in it which makes them happy.
Each to there own I suppose, but in the end I'm more then happy with the result.

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Re: My Street Fighter Upright Cab **FINISHED OCT 2014**
« Reply #103 on: November 03, 2014, 09:53:29 am »
Goof grief that thing is gorgeous!  I noticed that you had SF running full screen on a widescreen monitor.  Were any of the SF games actually wide screen or are you stretching it?  I gone out of my way to stick with 4x3 for my planned builds (I even snatched up a hard to find 24" 4x3 LCD at one point) but I'm curious if I'm going to have the opposite problem for wide screen games.  Anybody know if there are any/many in MAME?

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« Reply #104 on: November 03, 2014, 11:19:38 am »
Goof grief that thing is gorgeous!  I noticed that you had SF running full screen on a widescreen monitor.  Were any of the SF games actually wide screen or are you stretching it?  I gone out of my way to stick with 4x3 for my planned builds (I even snatched up a hard to find 24" 4x3 LCD at one point) but I'm curious if I'm going to have the opposite problem for wide screen games.  Anybody know if there are any/many in MAME?
I believe SF IV supports widescreen, so it isn't stretched.  But the MAME (or Dreamcast) ones are probably stretched, although you can set those for 4:3 modes so that you see the black bars on the sides.

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« Reply #105 on: November 26, 2014, 04:29:16 am »
Hi,

The graphics of this cab is AWESOME!!!

I like it so much!

I'm trying to build a bartop weecade, is it possible to have this graphics?

Thanks!

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« Reply #106 on: November 26, 2014, 11:36:20 am »
This looks amazing. 
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Re: My Street Fighter Upright Cab **FINISHED OCT 2014**
« Reply #107 on: November 29, 2014, 04:53:37 am »
bery sxy :burgerking:

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« Reply #108 on: November 30, 2014, 12:26:54 am »
Looks fantastic.  Thinking of using souldraw as well.   Would you recommend?

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« Reply #109 on: December 01, 2014, 03:57:28 pm »
Looks fantastic.  Thinking of using souldraw as well.   Would you recommend?
Thanks, for price and service soul draw was awsome, the vinyl wrap has been been on for a good 8 weeks now and there is no lifting or peeling at all.
Like I mentioned earlier you get what you pay for, but so far so good.

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« Reply #110 on: January 08, 2015, 02:19:52 pm »
I love your build fr_303, one of my favs. I love SF and am looking to build my first cab with MAME. No stranger to woodworking or computers but still some things I'm not looking forward too!

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« Reply #111 on: January 13, 2015, 10:04:01 am »
Amazingly beautiful!

Inspired me to do my own very similar!

do you think you can share your side art with me so I can order a similar one for my build.  :notworthy:

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« Reply #112 on: January 15, 2015, 08:14:13 am »
I love your build fr_303, one of my favs. I love SF and am looking to build my first cab with MAME. No stranger to woodworking or computers but still some things I'm not looking forward too!
Thanks, if your stuck anywhere happy to help

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« Reply #113 on: January 15, 2015, 10:58:16 am »
fr,

maybe i missed it some where in the post but what did you use to lock down your cp?

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« Reply #114 on: January 15, 2015, 06:01:50 pm »
fr,

maybe i missed it some where in the post but what did you use to lock down your cp?

I was going to put some angle brackets at the bottom of the CP but I found when I secured the bezel I did not need them The bezel holds it nicely in place.

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« Reply #115 on: January 28, 2015, 10:56:38 pm »

 :cheers:
 
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« Reply #116 on: February 14, 2015, 05:19:14 pm »
Thanks for all the kind comments
I have uploaded a few videos on you tube if any one is interested
 

 

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« Reply #117 on: February 14, 2015, 05:58:13 pm »
Nice videos.

I noticed you use the default MAME with NAG screens (and thus probably without high score saving). Compile a NAG free hiscore enabled version of MAME to get an even more true Arcade feeling.

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« Reply #118 on: February 15, 2015, 03:59:41 am »
Awesome work, really like the artwork.
I have a question, how do you find Ultra SF4 plays with the 6 button layout? Just curious. I had to add 2 extra buttons for a 8 per side for it feel right. I also play SF x Tekken and MK9 ( which I am still not happy with ) and needed a couple admin buttons per side as well just to navigate menus.

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« Reply #119 on: February 15, 2015, 06:07:08 am »
Compile a NAG free hiscore enabled version of MAME to get an even more true Arcade feeling.
Do you have a tutorial for this some were.
I started looking in to it back couldn't work it out

  
 

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