(Topic ID: 32330)

Light box for arcade marquees?


By billsfanmd

6 years ago



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    #1 6 years ago

    Got a few nice marquees that I would love to have small wooden light boxes made with some backlit LED lighting. Anyone on pinside make these or know where I can buy some? Especially want to get a nice one made for my Tron Marquee.

    #2 6 years ago

    Yep I do. I'll post pics of some of my work tonight.

    #3 6 years ago
    Quoted from Phetishboy:

    Yep I do. I'll post pics of some of my work tonight.

    I would possibly be interested, please post how much you sell them for.

    #4 6 years ago
    Quoted from practicalsteve:

    I would possibly be interested, please post how much you sell them for.

    +1

    Great idea!

    #5 6 years ago

    Popeye:

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    #6 6 years ago

    Donkey Kong/Kong Off:

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    #7 6 years ago

    ATARI (from Blade Runner):

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    #8 6 years ago

    Wow nice!

    #9 6 years ago

    I got your request for TRON. And did you mean this blue T-molding?

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    #10 6 years ago

    wow, those are very nice! what do you charge for that?

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    #11 6 years ago

    Well after the holidays and several other vendor and postal delays, I finally have your TRON marquee box mocked up and ready for assembly. These pics are in progress, it still needs T-molding, a light fixture, a power switch and wiring. I'll use my TRON arcade marquee for test fitting and final photos hopefully after this weekend. This gives you a good idea of how it is looking so far though:

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    #12 6 years ago
    Quoted from Phetishboy:

    I finally have your TRON marquee box

    Wow, nice work! I've got a Cheyenne by Exidy marquee I need to rig up. What would you charge for something like that?

    #13 6 years ago

    Wow nice work Phetish! Bravo!

    #14 6 years ago

    Thanks guys. They're all hand-made, so they aren't factory perfect, but they do look nice.

    #15 6 years ago

    Base price is $175 shipped. That price does not include a marquee or shipping outside the continental US. If you want any other special features added, the price goes up accordingly. They take about a month to complete and I only like to work on 2 or 3 of them at a time so it doesn't get overwhelming.

    #19 6 years ago

    Got the slots routed and one piece of T-molding on. Test fit light fixture and marquee. Everything is coming along nicely:

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    #20 6 years ago

    Wow, very impressive!

    So do you take delivery of the marquee and then install before shipping or do you build and ship without needing it? Thanx,

    #21 6 years ago
    Quoted from jwwhite15:

    Wow, very impressive!
    So do you take delivery of the marquee and then install before shipping or do you build and ship without needing it? Thanx,

    I have done that before, but it's not necessary (I currently have a Kong-Off II marquee that was drop-shipped to me for this purpose). If I have the marquee on hand, I just use it for test fitting, if I don't, I just need *accurate* measurements of the marquee you need a box for. I try to go about 1/16" - 3/32" larger width-wise so there are no surprises when the buyer goes to install their marquee.

    #22 6 years ago
    Quoted from Phetishboy:

    I have done that before, but it's not necessary

    Thanx for the info and again you are doing some nice work...thread is saved for future requests!

    #23 6 years ago

    WOW! Those are awesome looking! I made of few light boxes out of the left over wood after building my MAME cab. I just need to get some marquee's printed and light. Using the peg board in the back does it have light leaking out? Nice work!

    #24 6 years ago
    Quoted from Jeff_PHX_AZ:

    WOW! Those are awesome looking! I made of few light boxes out of the left over wood after building my MAME cab. I just need to get some marquee's printed and light. Using the peg board in the back does it have light leaking out? Nice work!

    Thanks. Yeah light would leak out if they were set on a table, but mine are meant to be mounted on a wall, so the wall stops the light leaks. Light does leak out of the air vents on the top and bottom, but it's a cool effect.

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    #25 6 years ago

    TRON is done and ready to ship:

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    #26 6 years ago

    And the Kong Off II box just awaiting side art (the original vector file has been nearly impossible to source, so it may have to be recreated):

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    #27 6 years ago
    Quoted from Phetishboy:

    And the Kong Off II box just awaiting side art (the original vector file has been nearly impossible to source, so it may have to be recreated):

    Like what I see so far and it will look great in my gameroom when it is finished

    #28 6 years ago

    Here's the T-shirt graphic I mentioned:

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    It might work with some tweaking. It would fit better if we rotated it.

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    #29 6 years ago

    My Tron box arrived today. It looks awesome. Great Job! Looks great in the gameroom.

    #30 6 years ago
    Quoted from billsfanmd:

    My Tron box arrived today. It looks awesome. Great Job! Looks great in the gameroom.

    Excellent. Thanks again for the business.

    #31 6 years ago

    I love the idea of using an old millipede cocktail game as a work surface! Not that you were doing that, but I'm thinking about it!

    Nice way to display marquees!

    #32 6 years ago

    Not as professional looking as Phetishboy's, but i thought the rustic look went better with this theme. BTW - if you can't find your woodburning tool, a soldering iron cranked up works almost as good.

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    #33 6 years ago
    Quoted from zippydapinhead:

    Not as professional looking as Phetishboy's, but i thought the rustic look went better with this theme. BTW - if you can't find your woodburning tool, a soldering iron cranked up works almost as good.

    You nailed it. Daddy Like. I love that Barb wire look. I think even John Wayne woulda hung that in his hacienda with quiet pride.

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    #34 6 years ago

    Hey guys, I received your artwork in the mail yesterday (finally). I should be wrapping these 3 boxes up by the weekend. Appreciate the patience. Tron guy, here's your box sans art and T-molding:

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    Just need to decide on a T-molding and bracket color. I think all blue would be nice, but orange or even black would work as well. I left the brackets brushed aluminum for the time being:

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    And lit up:

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    #35 6 years ago

    And with artwork installed:

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    Just need you to choose a T-molding color from the 3 you see in the first pic, or you can go with black. I'd just PM you, but I can't attach pics to PMs.

    #36 6 years ago

    OK, Nintendo guy, your box is done, just need you to choose a T-molding color. White, Red or black.

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    #37 6 years ago

    Looks great phetish! You got mail at hot.

    #38 6 years ago

    Hello, please contact me, would love a VS Super Mario Bros. one made!

    #39 6 years ago

    LOVE THESE.....and hate you for making them. Now where's my wallet??......

    #40 6 years ago

    WOW, these look great! I need one of the TRON ones for my arcade room next to or on top of my TRON pin. I would love maybe 1-2 more as well for my multicade, maybe Donkey Kong / Zaxxon or Pac-Man. I will pm you

    #41 6 years ago

    OK, Litz, Kong Off II finally done:

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    #42 6 years ago

    Chi Town, here's your box, finished just like you like your men, all Black and slightly Lit:

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    #43 6 years ago
    Quoted from Phetishboy:

    Chi Town, here's your box, finished just like you like your men, all Black and slightly Lit:

    Might be the funniest thing I have ever read on here!

    #44 6 years ago
    Quoted from Phetishboy:

    OK, Litz, Kong Off II finally done:

    Nice!!!! I love the custom side art. Thanks for all the hard work you put into this project.

    #45 6 years ago

    TheBaron, your TRON box is done:

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    #46 6 years ago

    Couple more:

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    #47 6 years ago

    Hi, I have 4 marquees being shipped to me. Will pm you with the info. I just love how these look. Great job !!

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    #48 6 years ago

    Hey guys, due to the post office raising rates and getting careless with packages, I need to bump my shipped price to a flat $175 in the CONUS, which will include insurance.

    #49 6 years ago
    Quoted from Phetishboy:

    Chi Town, here's your box, finished just like you like your men, all Black and slightly Lit:

    How did you know Phetish?

    #50 6 years ago

    Also Phetish, just got the marquee in and fired 'er up. This is so incredibly awesome!!! I'm an architect/design guy AND a perfectionist, and I could not be more pleased. I only threw in the architect thing because I think the design is perfect, it just oozes class and arcade retro. Thanks so much for your hard work. You are amazing!

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