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Arcade Dreams Cabinet Project

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looking great ecb116. the antique feel is a nice touch

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I love, love, love seeing builds of people's cabs.  There is something magical about seeing their childhood dreams come alive with each new piece installed. Beautiful build!

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It reminds me of a wood-grain atari, awesome.

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Nice work on the cabinet! Have you considered adding T-molding to the sides and CP? It adds a nice touch and protects the corners and edges of your cab some. 

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looks rugged like it was in a bar. perfect mancave build!

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On 20/08/2016 at 0:25 AM, ecb116 said:

Here you go buddy! 

Thanks man! I was looking exactly for this on sketchup.

Nice work!

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Thank you everyone for your kind words. Indeed it was a labor of love, and I am really proud of myself that i went through with it. Is it perfect? ... No!, Would I change some things if i had the chance?...yes, but they are really minor annoyances.

As far as T-mold is concerned, I thought about it, but it is not necessary, the cab sits at least 5cm above the ground so there is no fear of damage really, and since i don't have a router, I wont mess with it and F it up.

Some specs of the build

It rans a dual core intel CPU 6600 if im not mistaken, with 2GB RAM, and a GTX460 2GB VGA. It runs fine almost all games I am interested at the moment, i.e. Rocket League runs perfectly fine. 

The systems currently used are Mame, Amiga and Steam, with a couple of Mugen games.

Here are some more pics of the final build. Tell you the truth it looks better in real life ;)

Arcade Dreams front.jpg

Arcade Dreams screen.jpg

Arcade Dreams CP.jpg

Arcade Dreams side.jpg

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Man I really LOVE that feel with the wood. My sincere congratulations on your excellent work!

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Thanks so much for the pictures, I will be building my own soon, and love seeing these kinds of posts!

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Thank you my Canadian friends. 

Tedd i await for your post when you start your build. 

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Wow dude! Awesome job. I wish I had the room to make one myself.

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Funny thing is you do need a lot of space to build this thing.

Once it is done however  it doesn't take that much space. At least mine doesn't  :angel:

Latest update is that i bought a bar stool, here is a pic

 

Arcade Dreams with Bar Stool.jpg

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That looks so classy

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Really beautiful build. I could really see a cab like that in my place without making the room unnecessarily geeky. Bookmarked! :shy:

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This is a thing of beauty. Take good care of this work of art and play on

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1215566359_arcadedreamscoinmech.jpg.ce853cd6904aa9199dd43738bf84541b.jpg

 

Latest update here... Eagle eye viewers will notice the new working coin mech. Took me half a day to install it. Would have finished faster if I made the hole bigger for the coin return mech that, of course, I didn't take into account. No matter.

 

I am thinking of painting it black though. The silver stands out too much on my build and spoils my stealthy approach. Maybe a chalk finish for the ultimate rustic effect that I am going for.

What do you guys think?

 

Edit: You can see it in action here

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8 hours ago, ecb116 said:

 

I am thinking of painting it black though. The silver stands out too much on my build and spoils my stealthy approach. Maybe a chalk finish for the ultimate rustic effect that I am going for.

What do you guys think?

 

Edit: You can see it in action here

I dig this cab, agree on the black though I would think a matte or chalk finish would start looking pretty messed up quickly.  

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I went through it and painted chalk black (well it turned out grey actually ? ) . We'll see how it will stand the test of time (and my nephews...). I am quite happy with the results and the stealthy look of my cab is now restored.

Eagle eye viewers will spot the bezel art that I've  installed. ?

Arcade Dreams black coin mech 1.jpg

Arcade Dreams black coin mech 2.jpg

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@ecb116 ok that looks SICK!  I may stand corrected.

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Amazing how much difference a lick of paint can make. Looks so much sleeker and smoother.

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Love the build. I personally like solid colors and artwork on it better, but still nice.

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Great start to finish post, great build, and thank you for sharing the plans!

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Damn this is my dream and when my kids move out I will make it a reality. Cannot do right now due to lack of room.

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