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Aero City Control Panel

Posted in Custom Sticks with tags , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2010 by Mat$kat

I gave up looking for a new CP for my Aero…

So I made my own.

Restoring this cabinet has been a BLAST! I’m so happy to have gotten it for the price I did – and the little things that I have fixed were really not a big deal. The thing was COVERED in 20-something years of cigarette smoke. There was nasty grime all over it, but the control panel was the worst. It was dingy, rusty, and honestly smelled funny.

I think I’m done for now – I’ll be posting a bunch of pics in the Joystick Section soon.

Until then, bask in the glory of this Mat$kaT Customs reproduction Sega Aero City control panel.

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I Finally Got a Cabinet

Posted in About Matskat, Game News, Random Shit with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2010 by Mat$kat

It’s the top brick in the pyramid of gaming addiction.

It’s the height of geekness.

Today I got a SEGA  Aero City candy cabinet. Candy cabinets are sit-down Japanese style machines – usually found in rows inside a Japanese game center.

Crazy story, I posted a “want to buy” on Craigslist – 30 seconds later I get a tip from a random dude to check out the forums over at Aracde Museum. 24 hours later I have the object of my desire.

It has the original Capcom Street Fighter II board in it currently, but after I clean it up and do a little restoration, it’s gonna be a dedicated shooter cabinet. The monitor looks FANTASTIC! I cannot believe that this thing is in as good of shape as it is. Everything works 100%. Buttons and sticks are a little grimy, and will soon be replaced, and the vinyl overlay on the control panel is old and cracked – another easy fix.

My wife is gonna move in with the bleach soon 🙂 That should take care of the 25 years of cigarette smoke that gives it a slight beige hue.

Now with the Pictures…