(Topic ID: 196332)

Defender build


By Jason43

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Decided i needed more defender in my life. Nothing overly exciting to post so far, but i figured I'd start a thread to show my progress as i go. Thinking I'll install a horizontal 19 in 1 board and use a 19" lcd monitor that i already have. Here's where I'm at with the cabinet:

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#2 1 year ago

Love Defender. Looks great! Played it every day in the early 80's. Lol. I have a Stargate in my collection.

#3 1 year ago

To be able to use the 2 player feature on certain games on the 19/1, the original control panel has to go. I looked around the interwebs and found a cp some guy designed and posted online years ago. It was a pretty low resolution image though. I re-did the cp in paint to my liking and just need to find a place to print it out.

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#4 1 year ago

Do yourself a favorite and grab a JROK board. I've logged 100s of hours and Defender (and Robotron) and the game play is perfect.

#5 1 year ago

Routed a slot for the t molding, a marquee light installed, primed the cab and got a little bit of painting done today. I'll hopefully have it ready for artwork this week.

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#6 1 year ago

Was hoping this was the pin!

#7 1 year ago

Ha, me too.

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from Monster_Bash:

Do yourself a favorite and grab a JROK board. I've logged 100s of hours and Defender (and Robotron) and the game play is perfect.

I'm definitely considering the jrock. Although i do like the game selection of the 19 in 1 better.

#9 1 year ago

Got a little more done today...

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#10 1 year ago

Now we're cooking with fire

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#11 1 year ago

Fabricated a speaker panel grill and mounted the marquee brackets.

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#12 1 year ago

Mounted the monitor bezel

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#13 1 year ago

Defender RULES!
it is incredibly difficult but a lot of fun
a classic williams 80's video that really takes me back - I love my Williams multigame

#14 1 year ago

You know, I've never actually played it...

#15 1 year ago

Cpo installed.

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#16 1 year ago

Got some happ controls on the mail today and got the cp populated...

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#17 1 year ago

Installed a coin door i got off the bay. The board and harness are on their way, so I'll be able to play it soon. After that, I'll just need t molding and the stencils and she'll be done.

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#18 1 year ago

Now with 100% more t molding.

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#19 1 year ago

And she's up and running. I kept my expectations low for the 19 in 1 jamma board, but all in all, its pretty decent. I haven't noticed any sound or emulation issues so far. Everything seems pretty accurate to the original games. Need to get the stencil set and it will be done.

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#20 1 year ago
Quoted from Jason43:

And she's up and running.

Great work. You did an amazing job !

LTG : )

#21 1 year ago

You know you are missing the Reverse and Hyperspace button

#22 1 year ago

They're there. I am missing the inviso button for stargate. I never realized how trippy some of these Williams games are. Someone was smoking some serious shit when they designed Blaster and Splat.

Quoted from LTG:

Great work. You did an amazing job !
LTG : )

Thank you sir.

#23 1 year ago

I am impressed. Have many great memories of that game from back in the day.

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#24 9 months ago

After waiting for damn near 4 months, my stencil order finally arrived. Was able to spenda little time with it over the past couple nights and finished the front. Actually starting to look like the real thing...

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#25 9 months ago

Some pics of the stencils being applied and the fished product...

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#26 8 months ago

So a buddy of mine picked up an "express raider" in a converted defender cabinet. Against my recommendation to restore it to its original glory, he wants me to convert it to a 60 in 1 with a Pittsburgh penguins art theme. Meh. The good part is i can basically strip it of is original parts like the stainless coin door and absolutely beautiful rca monitor.

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#27 5 months ago

Where/How did you get the template(s)/measurements/specs to cut and build the cabinet from scratch?

#28 5 months ago
Quoted from PAPPYBALL:

Where/How did you get the template(s)/measurements/specs to cut and build the cabinet from scratch?

The specs are out there on several sites. It's just a matter of careful measuring and cutting.

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