Hello. I’m planning on building an 2 player arcade stick with an Astro City layout (2L12B) and template, but with eight buttons per player and for use with the PS2. However, the astro city CPs on sale atakihabara shop and lizard lick only have six buttons per player, and the Saturn Virtua Stick Pro is way too expensive (plus making it work for PS2 is too much of a hassle without gutting the stick). Because of this, I wish to make a metal Astro City panel of my own (as authentic to the real deal as possible with shape, seimitsu buttons, ect). I already have the template and graphics, but I don’t know what material the metal control panel is made of, or how to go about finding the tools needed to shape such material. Would anyone who owns a 2L12B CP or has experience with metal CPs help me out? Thank you :).
On a side note, if anyone knows where I can find an astro city bezel case, I would greatly appreciate it.