What’s up everyone.
I’ve been busy these past few weeks doing some work on an arcade cabinet that I picked up from a fellow SRK member(Fubarduck). Thought I’d share some progress pics.
I know there are a few other arcade heads on here besides me, so I thought I’d post up a project I am doing right now. I posted these pics over at Neo-Geo.com as well since they have a pretty big candy cabinet community over there as well.
I picked up a couple of arcade cabinets about a month ago in Austin. One was the Nintendo Red Tent and the other was a Capcom Mini Cute. These Mini-Cutes are pretty rare cabinets even in Japan and were mainly used for convenience stores to keep kids occupied.
When I got it, the cabinet was pretty badly banged up. It had rust spots all over the place, dings and all sorts of bent metal. The controls were GROSS. There was no sense in even trying to salvage them because they were caked with dirt, mold, rusty switches, skin cheese:wtf:
Here are some before pics…
I had taken it to 3 different body shops. One was WAY too expensive. The other 2 just didn’t wanna do it…claiming it was too much work and not worth the time/money to do it. So I got frustrated and decided to tackle it myself.
For a week I’ve been sanding my ass off to get all the body work done. I got all the dings out and went with a new color. The paint is still wet in these pics.
I did some work today while the sun was still out in force. I decided to keep the inner monitor area white, so I sanded down the inside to get rid of the pink overspray.
Now I don’t know what color to go with on the inner door that holds the PCB. I was thinking either satin white, or gumball purple
My cat has quickly claimed this as his new home:razz:
I’ve sent the metal internal parts to a shop to have them resurfaced, and I’ve started to have the decals remade.
Also, I am replacing the speakers with new 2 way Pioneer speakers.
Also, for those of you who have one of these cabinets…I will be doing scale reproductions of the decals(minus the control panel overlay because mine was far too damaged)and I will be sharing them with whomever wants them!
I should be done by the middle of next week. Stay tuned for more progress pics!