Escarioth's Aluminum Cases

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    • I'm rather silent theses days, don't worry :)
      i'm still working hard. Just had to re-think everything.
      TMNT and Battletoads cases are near completion on screen.
      had some problems to think of something good looking And colors to use for cases that could end up with nice prices.

      But i had some stuff up my mind troubling me.

      i'll have to do some changes for probably most of the cases about company logos and all.
      yep, i prefer not poking the big tigers.

      So the first ones who made an order are definitely the lucky ones.
      On the next batch ill remove every carved logos.
      I'll still provide them on Vinyl stickers but i won't put them on the cases, you'll have to put them yourselves.
      There won't be extra charges for those, since i don't want to make money out of that, they'll be included free for you to put on the cases or not :)

      I'm still unsure if i should proceed the same with each game's titles i carve on cases. (on the sides)
      I felt it was more dangerous about big company names.

      Any opinions ?
      8o My Arcade collection - I'm having fun creating aluminum cases, if you're interested to look at them or have one, drop in have a look !

      http://www.arcade-projects.com/forums/index.php?thread/8924-astérix-case
    • @hursit and @JasenHicks both rock Capcom logos on their metal cases and have for a while with no issues. I completely understand the abundance of caution in taking the company logos off, it's your ass on the line on the off chance they decide to get angry about it.

      That being said, you're asking for opinions: IMO, you're absolutely fine with the game names. Think of how many people on ebay, etsy, etc sell reproduction marquees, side art, console games, etc all with those game names on them. You're going to sell maybe a few dozen of these. They have way bigger fish to fry than you. IMO, you're fine with the company logos too (worst case scenario you'll get a Cease & Desist order long before you get litigation, it's just cheaper on their part - maybe even required too, I'm not sure), but if you've made up your mind there that's totally cool and I think we all respect that.
    • Escarioth wrote:

      I'm rather silent theses days, don't worry :)
      i'm still working hard. Just had to re-think everything.
      TMNT and Battletoads cases are near completion on screen.
      had some problems to think of something good looking And colors to use for cases that could end up with nice prices.

      But i had some stuff up my mind troubling me.

      i'll have to do some changes for probably most of the cases about company logos and all.
      yep, i prefer not poking the big tigers.

      So the first ones who made an order are definitely the lucky ones.
      On the next batch ill remove every carved logos.
      I'll still provide them on Vinyl stickers but i won't put them on the cases, you'll have to put them yourselves.
      There won't be extra charges for those, since i don't want to make money out of that, they'll be included free for you to put on the cases or not :)

      I'm still unsure if i should proceed the same with each game's titles i carve on cases. (on the sides)
      I felt it was more dangerous about big company names.

      Any opinions ?
      So no more CP System cutout for the CPS1? That's unfortunate..I was hoping to pick on up on the next batch.
    • BlinG wrote:

      So no more CP System cutout for the CPS1? That's unfortunate..I was hoping to pick on up on the next batch.
      I think more of Capcom's name to be replaced by a sticker

      i dont think the cps1 logo is a proble if you ask me :)
      8o My Arcade collection - I'm having fun creating aluminum cases, if you're interested to look at them or have one, drop in have a look !

      http://www.arcade-projects.com/forums/index.php?thread/8924-astérix-case
    • Ok time for an update on current project design.

      this time its TMNT.

      case will be black. Like CPS1
      but will have extra plate on top :)
      For Game logo design you can put there.

      i'm still wondering if using a black plate or a lexan (transparent)
      would be best.

      Lexan will end up costing more because of extra machine cutting (but looks better) and material.
      i'll try to see with people here what could be nice.

      Here's 2 exemples i made with mostly finish design (still missing holes for 3-4 players harness and hole for volume pot)
      and some air vents maybe ill have to check this weekend for heat zones after some straight hours of gameplays.
      Images
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      8o My Arcade collection - I'm having fun creating aluminum cases, if you're interested to look at them or have one, drop in have a look !

      http://www.arcade-projects.com/forums/index.php?thread/8924-astérix-case
    • New

      So, lexan it shall be :)
      i think it would looks the best as well. (just a little more pricey on process)

      I only need to check on some last minute changes and show some results for now.
      i decided that to access the dipswitch ill need holes and for 3p-4p plugs too.

      i think having big holes on display is a bummer so ill create a small plate to cover them. If needed that plate can be removed. I was looking for something nice to put on there but right now my mind is out of ideas. ill have maybe better ideas after some rest this weekend.

      But as far as things goes, this is near final results, only have to check all lengths in case i made a critical mistake.

      The jamma plug is on the top part of the case
      (case is closed on 3 sides except corners like all my previous cases)

      For color description on image below
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      red : extra plate to cover holes
      Purple : top case (each purple letters/numbers will be cut into case)
      white : bottom case + side plates (2x) each sides
      Green : Extra plate on top (turtle sheel)
      Cyan : Lexan for vynil sticker

      2 paints setups
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      Black : top/bottom case + extra side plates (2x) + extra cover plate
      Green : Turtle shell

      i'll supply 4 vynil sticker for you all to put around or if you 'd prefer i can put them myself.

      If you see something that seems off, send me a message :) but before production of this baby, i'll make a prototype as always (wich will be mine) and can tell you all if things are alrights :D
      Images
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      8o My Arcade collection - I'm having fun creating aluminum cases, if you're interested to look at them or have one, drop in have a look !

      http://www.arcade-projects.com/forums/index.php?thread/8924-astérix-case