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Offline Azzer2000

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My home made arcade bartop cabinet!
« on: April 28, 2014, 18:16:49 PM »
Last year i had a bunch of friday afternoons free, so i decided to spend them making a bartop cab, took me about 2/3 months to make and can play virtually all arcade games via mame and all console games up to ps1. Heres some pics at various stages.....










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Re: My home made arcade bartop cabinet!
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 18:18:14 PM »
Very nice work indeed!!!!  :113:

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Re: My home made arcade bartop cabinet!
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 18:43:53 PM »
Wow, that looks awesome!

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Re: My home made arcade bartop cabinet!
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 19:27:00 PM »
Thats very nice, where did you get the kit?

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Re: My home made arcade bartop cabinet!
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2014, 19:34:47 PM »
I bought all the parts (sticks, buttons, ipac etc..) off ebay, then used an old monitor and pc i had, and i vinyl wrapped it. It wasnt a kit unfortunately

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Re: My home made arcade bartop cabinet!
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2014, 19:40:53 PM »
It looks really cool, if I had the room I would do another one in this style.

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Re: My home made arcade bartop cabinet!
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2014, 19:48:04 PM »
Yeah i looked at a few people had done before i decided to wrap it white. It was my 1st attempt at one, and it took a lot more work and effort than i anticipated, because i had planned to do another this year with full flashing buttons and a high spec pc inside so i could run some later console games and a few of the more demanding mame games like scud race, but sadly i aint got the time :(. So iv worked on getting this one as near perfect as i can!

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Re: My home made arcade bartop cabinet!
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2014, 20:29:16 PM »
Great work fella. Pondered doing one of these for a long time but I simply don't have the time.
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Re: My home made arcade bartop cabinet!
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2014, 20:36:59 PM »
Awesome  8)

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Re: My home made arcade bartop cabinet!
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2014, 23:38:19 PM »
Yeah, those cabinets are a labour of love but, very rewarding when finished :113:


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