1. Ready for priming

2. Primed

3. Sanded flat

4. Second coat of primer


Replay v1 has been featured in Maniac Games magazine which is published in Germany. 
Was also featured on websites such as-
Apartment Therapy - The Replay Arcade Brings Back Memories Of Coin Up Entertainment
AMUSEMENT.NET - Retro Gaming In Style
DesignTAXI.com - Old-School Arcade Machine Gets A Modern Update
Technobob - Replay Arcade Machine Will Cost You More Than a Token
LoveMoney
Popflys
Gizmo Chunk
Trendhunter- Minimalist Hipster Gaming Machines - The Replay Arcade Mixes Contemporary Styling with Retro Gaming


I especially like the last link, "….Hipster Gaming Machine…."

Replay v1 has been featured in Maniac Games magazine which is published in Germany. 

Was also featured on websites such as-

Apartment Therapy - The Replay Arcade Brings Back Memories Of Coin Up Entertainment

AMUSEMENT.NET - Retro Gaming In Style

DesignTAXI.com - Old-School Arcade Machine Gets A Modern Update

Technobob - Replay Arcade Machine Will Cost You More Than a Token

LoveMoney

Popflys

Gizmo Chunk

Trendhunter- Minimalist Hipster Gaming Machines - The Replay Arcade Mixes Contemporary Styling with Retro Gaming

I especially like the last link, "….Hipster Gaming Machine…."

Replay Arcade Cabinet v2 making progress photos

New arcade cabinet design side profiles cut

New arcade cabinet design side profiles cut

Replay Arcade Making and Painting

So just to confuse things chronologically, here is a post to show the wrapping up of the build of the original Replay arcade cabinet up to its finished state.

part one of the build is here- Replay Arcade Design Process

The cabinet was filled, sanded, had its ironmongery fitted and was primed for painting- 

Photo 02-03-2012 13 33 41

I then went back to the cardboard model and did some trial stripe designs in poster paints-

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Replay side profiles v1 & v2. New design still only 600mm at deepest = overall look is more solid & less ‘slimline’

Replay side profiles v1 & v2. New design still only 600mm at deepest = overall look is more solid & less ‘slimline’

Cardboard 1st model of Replay v2. Marquee needs to come down a bit.

Cardboard 1st model of Replay v2. Marquee needs to come down a bit.

Replay Arcade cabinet v2. 2 players.. Wider.. With more buttons

Replay Arcade cabinet v2. 2 players.. Wider.. With more buttons

Replay Arcade Design Process

Nowadays I am kind of bored of the games that come out each year on consoles, they just don’t seem to enthral me like games used to. So this is partly why I’ve gone back to classic arcade games, some of these games are older than me, but they’ve stood the test of time, they have charming graphics and gameplay that requires absolute perfect timing: you jump or make your move at the exact right time or you’re dead. I love the sense of achievement when beating a high score, it’s my new ‘buzz’.

Having been honing my workshop knowledge and experience over the past few years I decided it was time to put my design skills also to the test and create my own high-end modern arcade design. I see old arcades as being mass-produced and built down to a cost, whereas I aiming to make something more bespoke, where time isn’t a constraint and craftsmanship can be commended. 

Here are some photos showing the cardboard mock up through to the main cabinet taking form.

Having done a few sketches it was time to make a full size cardboard mock. I think this is always a good thing to do as it helps massively with getting proportions and ergonomics sorted and also starts to get you thinking about the best methods for construction.

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Twitter

If twitter is more your thing, here I am- 

@made_by_tom

I will be updating with details on the design and making process, plus news on my next arcade design and other things of interest.

I’ve been asked about these two things a few times now:

Font Clock by Sebastian Wrong for Established & Sons

Watch This Space Screenprint by Andy Smith

Please note:

- the arcade is wired to UK specification 240v.

- the lit marquee looks great in person, it just doesn’t photograph very well as it’s white gloss perspex with laser cut lettering through to a white frosted perspex layer. The camera struggles with the lack of contrast and the LEDs’ brightness.

Thank you to all those who have followed and reblogged about the arcade (:

If you find any sites that Replay has been reported on please let me know.

Tech Spec

Have a few questions to answer:

Overall dimensions - 560mm wide, 510mm at deepest, 1790mm height

Screen size - 20 inch / 50.8 cm

The stripe graphics are painted on and under the clear gloss lacquer, they are not vinyl stickers. I will post up some photos showing the making of the cabinet in more detail soon.

Games - The arcade cabinet is wired to the Jamma standard, so you can plug in a typical arcade game board, as long as it uses a screen in the vertical position. You could also put a PC inside and run MAME quite easily. If somebody purchases the arcade cabinet they can have a complimentary 60-in-1 classics game board to use in it if they wish to. Please contact me for the full list of games.

Coin mechanism - This does work and can be set to take coins and give however many credits. There is also a coin box inside for the coins to drop in to. Otherwise the machine can be set to freeplay mode.

Hello and welcome

Here’s my custom made one-off slim modern upright arcade.

A design of simple clean lines that has been built to the highest specification, this arcade is a unique and one of a kind example. It is intended to complement modern interiors while still having that retro cool look that will make it a show piece for any room. 

Using the arcade industry standard buttons and joystick, you get the authentic experience when chasing that elusive high-score, even down to having to put in that “last go 20p”. Installed is a 60-in-one Jamma game board containing such classics as Ms Pac-Man, Galaga, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders and many more which are all accessed by an easy to use menu.

Price available on request. Arcade is located in London, UK.

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Tom

All photos were taken by Owen Richards