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@  wonko the sane? : (15 October 2019 - 02:55 PM)

I got stabbed in the eyelid by a mudwasp, pulled down a tree, and then got ice cream. You know, all told: not a bad day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (15 October 2019 - 09:17 AM)

Burrunjor

@  Paladin : (15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM)

your mom.

@  Benbot : (15 October 2019 - 08:02 AM)

What's your favorite Paleolithic megafauna?

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:06 PM)

Together with the Rhino G1 sets, probably the most expensive DVDs I ever bought

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 10:01 PM)

I've still got the age-old Rhino sets

@  Telly : (14 October 2019 - 09:09 PM)

i didnt find that at any of the ones around here, so i had to settle for seasons 1 and 2 of duckman for $3

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 07:45 PM)

Heck, I got the season 2/3 set for $3 (?) from a Dollar General discount bin :p

@  TM2-Megatron : (14 October 2019 - 07:29 PM)

The series is pretty cheap on DVD, too, which at least will work internet or no. The complete series set seems to be OOP, but there's a Season 1 set as well as a combined 2 & 3 set.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 06:10 PM)

Woot! Beast wars!

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 October 2019 - 06:08 PM)

Yay! Tubi now has the first season of Rescue Bots and the full run of Beast Wars FINALLY available.

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 02:16 PM)

Just like me in a game of Civilization. Don't have gunpowder? Time for your cities to burn.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 01:51 PM)

He dubbed the peoples that saw him as bad news cannibals and savages before enslaving and wiping them out too.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 01:40 PM)

And if they had been unfriendly: he would have simply slaughtered them with diseases they couldn't fight, and technology they couldn't match until they as a people did not exist. There's something about european backgrounds that drive us to exploit.

@  Rycochet : (14 October 2019 - 11:02 AM)

He described the peoples he encountered as some of the most friendly and giving in the world, so naturally, he ate all their food, enslaved them and put them to work looking for gold that did not exist, until they as a people did not exist.

@  Paladin : (14 October 2019 - 09:57 AM)

he landed by coincidence in front of long-term residents.

@  Sabrblade : (14 October 2019 - 09:55 AM)

He said the world was round-o! (He said the world was round-o!) He said it could be found-o! (He said it could be found-o!) That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo! (That hypothetical, calculated, son-of-a-gun, Columbo!)

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 09:22 AM)

In the year 1492, Columbus gave us the day off skoo

@  Noideaforaname : (14 October 2019 - 08:59 AM)

How often do people actually celebrate Columbus or the Pilgrims? Usually it just feels like celebrating the first break in the school year and a nice dinner with the family.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 October 2019 - 08:29 AM)

You've got like two more weeks until the american thanksgiving. Canadian thanksgiving is literally a harvest festival.

@  CVReynolds : (14 October 2019 - 08:09 AM)

Hey, everyone. Come together to enjoy this national holiday made to celebrate a mass-murderer who never set foot in the USA. What fun!

@  Benbot : (14 October 2019 - 07:25 AM)

that's perfect!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (14 October 2019 - 02:22 AM)

A school-bus combiner called Valedictorion.

@  TriBlurr : (13 October 2019 - 12:16 AM)

Honor-Roll

@  Arazyr : (11 October 2019 - 08:18 AM)

I like that one.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 10:39 PM)

Oh, how about Dropout?

@  Pinkcolliebot : (09 October 2019 - 07:47 PM)

Hey Everyone I'm beginning to put together The TF Roll Out Short Hot Rod's Presentation!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (09 October 2019 - 02:35 PM)

Truant.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 October 2019 - 12:26 PM)

Haslab Unicron may change the direction of Cyberverse or the netflix series.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 October 2019 - 11:31 AM)

Bluecheesewagon

@  Benbot : (09 October 2019 - 07:09 AM)

Those are too friendly--what if he was a Decepticon?

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 October 2019 - 07:23 PM)

Cheesewagon

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 12:02 PM)

Bus-Top has a very GoBot vibe

@  Bass X0 : (08 October 2019 - 10:51 AM)

I actually never heard of the name Megalodon until recently.

@  Noideaforaname : (08 October 2019 - 09:44 AM)

Bus-Top, Omnibus, Cerebus, Busicus, Busicon

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Otto

@  unluckiness : (08 October 2019 - 09:32 AM)

Frizzle

@  Dekafox : (08 October 2019 - 09:10 AM)

Crankshaft?

@  Benbot : (08 October 2019 - 08:55 AM)

What's a good name for a school bus Transformer?

@  lastmaximal : (08 October 2019 - 12:57 AM)

Huh. There's a neat name for Beast Hunters Sharkticon Megs.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 October 2019 - 11:44 AM)

It's a submarine, we swear!

@  Otaku : (07 October 2019 - 11:26 AM)

@Bass X0 Letting myself comment to say "That's a good one!" and ask "Would a megalodon be a good fit for Megatron?"

@  Benbot : (07 October 2019 - 07:59 AM)

Ohhh good one

@  Bass X0 : (07 October 2019 - 07:39 AM)

I now want a Decepticon shark called Megalotron.

@  TriBlurr : (06 October 2019 - 05:47 PM)

Gives them time to screw up the color of his hands. :p

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 October 2019 - 12:33 PM)

His bulk is too great to teleport across such distances.

@  Sabrblade : (06 October 2019 - 11:09 AM)

Cuz it'll take that long to mass produce.

@  Darth Gonzo : (06 October 2019 - 10:47 AM)

Why is Unicron coming in 2021 and not 2020?

@  wonko the sane? : (06 October 2019 - 06:47 AM)

Shut up rattrap.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (05 October 2019 - 11:58 PM)

We're all gonna die!


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#61 skankerzero

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 05:35 PM

I couldn't get Western Union to work properly, so if the other guy fails to pick up the machine he's going to wait until I return to the States to sell it to me.

 

If not, no big deal. I'll just find another one later.


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 09:03 PM

Sorry to hear that. How long do you plan on being in Brazil? Also, how hot is it there?

 

 

 I found this link that might hint at what's going on with the cabinet's power supply:



I cleaned up the inside of my Cabinet a bit and photographed the inside to show what is going on. I used a floor lamp for some more lighting, and my PaS camera with flash on to get the pics this time instead of my iPad:

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http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:25 PM

I just got back in from trying the paint removal trick. I laid down the thinner, and waited the ten minutes and started scraping.  It had a degree of success. The good news is that most of the black paint came off. The bad news, most of the underlying original paint came off as well. lol. It now has the artwork outline on it giving it a coloring book/sketch effect to it.  I kind of like it!  I have it sprayed down now with the paper towels sprayed on top of it. another 15-30 minutes, and I will go back and check on it again.

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Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

http://www.allspark....ade-game/page-2

 

 


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 11:31 PM

Well, I had a bit more luck in this stage.

Instead of scraping, I used a 120 grit sponge that I picked up in Home Depot today, and it seem to do a good job of removing the black paint without damaging the color underneath. There still is a bit more on this side, but I am done for the night, and I will pick it back up again tomorrow.

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There are a couple things I can try to improve the other side:

1. Use a ton more Kleen Thinner. I thought that I put a good amount on, but perhaps I need to make the entire thing bubble up.

2. Wait longer for the Kleen. I waited a good 10-12 minutes after I finished applying it to start scraping. I might need to wait the full 30.

3. Use just the Lift Off Spray.

4. Use the sponge instead of the scraper.

Then again, with the age of the cabinet, and the fact that paint has probably been on there for 20 - 25 years, It could be that this is as good as it will get.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:28 AM

I will admit that the cartoony effect is pretty damned neat.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 08:04 AM

The interior of that cabinet is nice! Sooo clean. Good job. This is something I need to do to my SNK cabinets.

 

I'll be in Brazil for a couple years. I hope to be back by 2016. It's not so hot here. It's been in the 80s. (Although keep in mind that it's 'winter' here) I'm told summer here is like an angry God trying to kill ants with a magnifying glass, and we're the ants.

 

Check out http://www.thisoldga...rt-complete-set for replacement Galaxian art in case you're interested.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 08:13 AM

Ha! I was just wondering if you could get the art on vinyl to replace the old stuff!


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 08:24 AM

I will admit that the cartoony effect is pretty damned neat.

 

Yup. I am really digging it.

 

The interior of that cabinet is nice! Sooo clean. Good job. This is something I need to do to my SNK cabinets.

 

I'll be in Brazil for a couple years. I hope to be back by 2016. It's not so hot here. It's been in the 80s. (Although keep in mind that it's 'winter' here) I'm told summer here is like an angry God trying to kill ants with a magnifying glass, and we're the ants.

 

Check out http://www.thisoldga...rt-complete-set for replacement Galaxian art in case you're interested.

 

Thanks! I used a lot of Greased Lighting to clean it, and a small paint brush to dust it off. Then I just used the wet vac to clean it all out.

That is a nice set at a decent price, but it is sold out. :( I was thinking that one day I might get a set of these for it and go for a factory look:

http://www.gameongra...alaxian-sideart

 

And the control panel overlay and the kick plate art as well.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 01:10 PM

And I just got back from the Arcade graveyard again. Sadly all of the cabinets there except for the other Galaxian cabinet were generics. Even the Popeye and Donkey Kong were KOs or generics. The other Galaxian cab was in worse shape than I thought, as it was heavily modified and looked like it had been converted over to Galaga as well. It had a newer style power supply, a 25" monitor to replace to original, and a Galaga control panel. I was really hoping that the two Popeyes and the DK cabinets were legit, as I wanted to make a Wreck It Ralph MAME cabinet.

 

I did manage to get a Coin bucket for $1 that cleaned up rather nicely.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 05:08 PM

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Woot! My Marque arrived today! Now I really want to get cranking along with this project!


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 05:10 PM

Oh that is awesome...


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 05:24 PM

Oh yeah! It's in great shape for an original Marque. I want to get the side and front done tonight so I can put that on tonight!


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 08:46 PM

Being more cautious on the second side, I applied just the lift off spray this time. That being said, I did buy some different thinner just in case the lift off doesn't work.

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I waited about an hour, but it didn't get much off by itself. The spots were it was rippling it seem to be working well.  So I applied another coat, and now I am waiting for it to tkae effect before trying to remove any more paint.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:34 PM

Ok, I switched to the plastic scraper, and just used the lay off, as I think that I had less paint on my cabinet and it was flaky anyways.  I got much better results!

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This time the color preserved almost perfectly! I am being very patient and only lightly scraping the areas that are bubbled up, and that seems to be the key. I sprayed it again and I am leaving it overnight, and hopefully tomorrow I can finish that side!
 


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 10:36 AM

I just ordered a Galaxian Power Supply Upgrade kit and a new 8' cord from Arcadeshop.com! Hopefully they will be here next week when the main CPB get here!


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 12:12 PM

Awesome! That marquee looks awesome!
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Posted 19 July 2014 - 03:29 PM

Well, I got my Main PCB in today! I might be able to test it next week when my Arcadeshop order arrives!

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 03:48 PM

Woot! My Order of the T-molding, Power supply upgrade kit, and a new power cord has shipped! I should have it by Wednesday, if not by Thursday at the latest. I am going to stop by on the way home and pick up some more supplies to finish up cleaning the PCB as well as removing the rest of the paint. I am hopeful that I can get that done, and get the Marque in tonight!


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 09:53 PM

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Well, I cleaned the boards, and tried to get the second side finished tonight. Sadly, the lift off spray ran out, and wasn't too effective in places. I did get a bit off the black off with the new paint thinner(this time I got the paste), but even doing it slowly a section at a time, it was still pulling off the color with the black. :( I have it on it's back now, and I will try to pick up some more spray tomorrow for the front.  Sadly, home depot was out Thursday night when I went back for more then. I will have to go to the other one close to work on lunch break tomorrow.

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I also manged to get the control panel off and clean behind it. Then I carefully pulled out the bezel and cleaned it and the monitor screen beneath it. You need to be careful when cleaning the back of the bezel, as that artwork will want to flake off.  I also put in two LED bulbs into the Marque light sockets, and put the marque on!

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It is starting to look like an arcade machine now! :)


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Posted 22 July 2014 - 08:08 AM

That is looking awesome.

 

I need to get my ass in gear on my counter top mame machine already...


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