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Re: Another Donkey Kong Build
« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2016, 11:20:20 pm »
Yeah its scratch built man, you can take respectful liberties to play classics and still have a great looking cabinet.  Paint looks great,  you're a braver man than I!

Besides, with all due respect to my Nintendo cabinet loving friends, their joysticks suck and the games get pretty old pretty quick if your not a video game savant. So unless you want it for arts sake alone, or you're a MARP competitor or an arcade hoarder err I mean collector no need to turn out an exact replica.

After all I don't think bplail is going to go hang an LED aircraft carrier off the thing....

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Re: Another Donkey Kong Build
« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2016, 12:23:41 am »
Yeah its scratch built man, you can take respectful liberties to play classics and still have a great looking cabinet.  Paint looks great,  you're a braver man than I!

Besides, with all due respect to my Nintendo cabinet loving friends, their joysticks suck and the games get pretty old pretty quick if your not a video game savant. So unless you want it for arts sake alone, or you're a MARP competitor or an arcade hoarder err I mean collector no need to turn out an exact replica.

After all I don't think bplail is going to go hang an LED aircraft carrier off the thing....

Thanks mate! hit the nail on the head!

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Re: Another Donkey Kong Build
« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2016, 12:24:20 am »
I mounted the CRT monitor in its frame and I used my old LCD mount to protect the neck of the CRT



I made my control panel and gave it a nice thick coat of paint for the vinyl to adhere to. before applying I gave it a light sand with 1200 grit



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Re: Another Donkey Kong Build
« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2016, 11:33:49 am »
Nice job mounting that CRT.   :cheers:

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Re: Another Donkey Kong Build
« Reply #44 on: June 01, 2016, 09:16:02 am »
That cp looks great...what material did you print it on?  Thx

Cant wait to see it all come together!

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Re: Another Donkey Kong Build
« Reply #45 on: June 07, 2016, 10:16:38 pm »
That cp looks great...what material did you print it on?  Thx

Cant wait to see it all come together!

Matt

I just got it printed on matte vinyl

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Re: Another Donkey Kong Build
« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2016, 10:17:42 pm »
small update. I fitted the t-molding and coin door. and as you can see I went right around with the t-molding. starting to really come together. I'm pretty happy with how it looks so far




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Re: Another Donkey Kong Build
« Reply #47 on: June 11, 2016, 07:34:56 pm »
Great looking cabinet you've got there.  :cheers:

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Re: Another Donkey Kong Build
« Reply #48 on: July 14, 2016, 02:19:31 am »
Alright so I've been a bit busy and slack with the updates but I've still been working on the cab in my spare time.

got my VGA to composite converter off ebay so I can run the PC through the CRT and it works a treat



while mounting the joystick I used a quick clamp to hold it in place. it made it alot easier to center the joystick with the hole


PC laying in the cab with the speaker amp mounted on the back of the coin door so I can adjust volume easily
havent had a chance to tidy up the wiring yet!


I screwed my speaker in but it was making a vibrating noise with certain sounds and it sounded awful! so I brought an anti-vibration square and cut it up to fit around the speaker. worked really well!



I had made a marquee top bracket at uni with a metal bender they had there by doing lots of small bends to get the desired curve but I didnt have much success making the lower marquee bracket (you can see them earlier on in my pics). I ended up buying 2 right angle aluminium pieces and glued them together to get the z shape and also glued on a few brackets to screw it onto the cab. turned out pretty good, you cant tell from the outside that its actually 2 pieces



I have them a coat of primer and satin black paint and I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, by this stage I had also finally brought the cab inside




and today I went ahead and applied the rest of the external graphics and I'm super pleased with how it all turned out!!







just need to install a marquee light, tidy up wiring, and work on the front end and games (currently has mala installed)

what does everyone think of the final result?  :cheers:

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Re: Another Donkey Kong Build
« Reply #49 on: July 14, 2016, 02:26:24 am »
Gorgeous!!!!!!

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Re: Another Donkey Kong Build
« Reply #50 on: July 16, 2016, 06:56:33 pm »
Great job mate looks awesome ! Great work, now go play.

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Re: Another Donkey Kong Build
« Reply #51 on: July 16, 2016, 10:09:18 pm »
Simply stunning! You guys are making me fall in love with those Nintendo cabs! :notworthy:
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Re: Another Donkey Kong Build
« Reply #52 on: July 16, 2016, 10:21:53 pm »
Other than the control panel layout, it looks stock.

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Re: Another Donkey Kong Build
« Reply #53 on: July 17, 2016, 07:46:33 am »
Great build log! Congrats!   :cheers:

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Re: Another Donkey Kong Build
« Reply #54 on: July 17, 2016, 04:45:12 pm »
From the outside, other then the control panel, Its VERY hard to tell this isn't an original Nintendo cab. Great job!   :cheers:

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Re: Another Donkey Kong Build
« Reply #55 on: July 31, 2016, 08:58:07 am »
Thanks for all the kind words guys!! I'm pretty happy with it! I just need to make a nice bezel to fit around the monitor and hide all the wood, screws ect anyone know how to make one that fits nicely around the curves of the CRT? Thanks

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Re: Another Donkey Kong Build
« Reply #56 on: July 31, 2016, 09:26:22 am »
You might check the 2$ bezel out.
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Re: Another Donkey Kong Build
« Reply #57 on: August 01, 2016, 08:55:58 pm »
You might check the 2$ bezel out.

thanks. I'll have to give that a shot

  
 

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