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Thunder...Thunder...Thundercats...Hooooo!

Just another one of those childhood images that haunts my brain! The Thundercats logo This is another one of those shows I wasn't really obsessed over or anything but enjoyed. I never went as far as collecting any of it, I don't think I even owned any of the toys back in the 80's but I do remember the TV show quite well and can instantly zap myself back in time by hearing the intro! In tribute to this iconic cartoon of the 80's I made a logo for my garage!     This was a fun one because I

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Intellivision Copter Command!

When I was able to help make a pack in for a new Intellivision game I was pretty excited! I had the option of two games, Brick out and Copter Command. I really drew a blank with Brickout, I could only come up with, well, a brick, lol. I had some better "ideas" of course but the limitations of my machine ruled out astronauts and other awesome fantasy art...I started drawing a planet but it just seemed to far of a stretch. Copter Command though seemed very doable, an aluminum cut out of the copter

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....because I can....chase the chuckwagon!

This is a Chase the Chuckwagon sign. No real reason behind it, I have zero nostalgia with this game unless you count early collecting nostalgia. The gameplay on it does not tickle my fancy. I guess I just made it because I can? It's another sign that uses a lot of pieces, around 8 total I believe. I wanted to make the full purina logo in the background but the shape of the Dog made it look weird so I went with a 2/3 style background.   I suppose I could have tried the sitting dog style and g

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Go JOE!

*SIGH.... Sometimes I wonder why I am the way I am. I wonder why these things from the past have such an impact on me. Is it possible the new stuff out today is just as good but I'm not giving it a chance? Am I so stubborn that I immediately dismiss anything new as "garbage" and rant about how cool the 80's were. Probably...honestly I should accept these days are gone, but I know I never will, lol.   Having young children has opened my mind a bit. Some of my best childhood memories I have are

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KAHN games the NES homebrew king :)

Although Atari 2600 is my baby, I do really enjoy the NES. I collected for that system very heavily in the late 90's, early 00's (if only I would have kept everything I would be rich!! Famous last words of a collector, lol) The NES really has a decent Homebrew scene as well, and one of my favorite programmer/publishers is a company called KAHN games. He made a Game called Study Hall that me and my daughter played religiously for months straight. Well, since I tend to "make something" for everyth

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Super Mario mystery block ?

Who doesn't like Super mario! I wasn't going to make any mario stuff because it is so overdone and honestly others have done it much better than I ever could but I had an idea a while back that I wanted to finish. I used to own a Super mario pinball machine and I really like pinball toppers. I thought it would be a great idea to make a mystery box topper! Who doesn't love the mystery box, whats it going to be? A mushroom, fire flower...a coin? You don't know until you smash it with your head (or

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The good days of RAREWARE!

When video games made the transition to 3D it was kind of the end of an era for me (and many others I assume) Although I was still a part of them they didn't have the same magic they used to. I never owned a Playstation back in the day and didn't really start playing any disc based systems until the xbox came out and started releasing "classic compilations" of my old favorites. One exception to the rule though was Nintendo, I did still play a little N64 and gamecube in years to come. One company

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What time is it? BURGERTIME!

Ah, Burgertime...just looking at the side of this arcade machine can transport me back in time decades. Great game that appeared on just about every platform as well. This is one I would not have attempted normally, but my buddy IntellivisionDude mentioned he would like a Burgertime related sign for his gameroom to accompany his INTV Brotherhood sign.   Heres a little secret about me, I can't turn down a request...it might not get done right away but when I know someone likes my stuff enough t

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I want MSX!

I really want one of these systems, bad!! The problem is they seem to be as rare as hens teeth here in the states and I have no idea what to pay for one, or even what model to get, arghhhhhhh!!!!!   The homebrew scene is quite active for it though, so someway, somehow, someday I will have one!   This was a special request from a MSX fan. He asked if I could just make a simple sign with the MSX logo. The logo colors are typically white and black for the MSX but I switched the white to brushed

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BATTER UP!

I got another odd request (YES!!) It's always fun when someone comes up with an idea to make something that you didn't think of, but seems like a great idea. This was a request for the batter from the game HOMERUN for the Atari 2600. At first I thought this would be a piece of cake, all that was requested was a stand alone cut out (like my Giant Adventure Dragon) of the Batter from homerun, in the same Orange color as the Dragons.   Hmmmm...this one really made me realize how much a lot of the

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Because the INTV Brotherhood will buy anything....

"Because the INTV Brotherhood will buy anything remotely INTV related" was the name of the topic. I brought this up a few posts ago with the entry titles "Astrosmash Cookies?" Here is the original topic that Special teams started... http://atariage.com/forums/topic/230046-because-the-intv-brotherhood-will-buy-anything-remotely-intv-related/   I mentioned I felt this topic was aimed at me a little since I had just posted my Astrosmash signs topic. I tried to think of the most ridiculous cookie

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Official Atariage logo!

I have always wanted to do this one, just never had a good color match. The blue would be too dark or the white would look grey but then one day we machined the parts for a Ford dealership and I had enough left over materials to crank out about a dozen AA logo's with the proper colors. Overall turned out pretty good I would say Looks great with my Statue of Liberty neon next to my Homebrews!      

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Astrosmash cookies....?

Here is a little Astrosmash sign I made. It features the ship Sprite CNC cut from Milled Brushed aluminum, then a woodgrain covered Composite aluminum front plate, with an additional piece of Milled/Brushed aluminum on the Back plate/border. This time I drilled through the front and back plate with a 3/16" cutter to allow it to be hung on the wall with a nail/etc.. The space ship sprite covers the hole from the front but allows about 8mm thickness of space to hang it from. Probably should have d

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A gift for a friend (GNZ) Colecovision

Ghosts n Goblins...Ghouls n Ghosts....ahhh... one of my absolute FAVORITE game series ever made. I remember pumping away quarter after quarter playing GnG in the arcade and walking around for hours collecting aluminum cans to cash in and purchase it for the NES (Not to mention washing cars, selling lemonade, mowing lawns, etc...) I was seriously almost in tears when I got to Sears and they told me they no longer carried it (these were the days before Funco/etc) Luckily I was able to find one eve

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Half the man I used to be....

I like the Intellivision scene here on AA so I get inspired to make INTV stuff a lot. Here was a little sign I made to hang by my (very pathetic) selection of Homebrew games (currently 1 lol but soon to be 2) It is the top half of the running man logo with a Brushed aluminum INTV piece with a green felt backing On a solid white front plate and a Deep metallic pewter border. Overall turned out good...but someone on the forums asked why I have the running man down on all fours bending over. On t

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This just in...Texas Instruments!

Another request from a video game enthusiast, a TI logo This one was a lot of fun as it had a lot of radius areas on the main logo piece I had to draw in Autocad. I love practicing radius drawings and its tough to do without some kind of end goal in mind. When a forum member asked if I could make a TI sign I couldn't quite remember how the logo looked (I haven't seen a TI-99 in over 20 years, lol) When I saw the main logo area had a lot of radius areas I got to work immediately   To be

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Super Action FAIL!

When Luc from Team Pixleboy contacted me a while back to help with a Colecovision Homebrew project I was super excited and gladly agreed. The project was to be a carved wood insert for the Game "Super action soccer"   Well, I'm a metal guy and do not really work with wood but hey, I'll give anything a try Long story short, a small fire and broken machine later, wood was not going to happen, lol. I suggested metal, being I'm a metal guy, and Luc agreed we could give it a try So, the project w

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INTV BROTHERHOOD! Round 2!

Since I ran out of the materials to make the original Brotherhood sign, I thought it would be good to have an alternate option available.   This started when Rev requested an extra Brotherhood sign with the text "REVOLUTION" added. I didn't just want to make him 2 of the exact same sign so I got to work on drafting up an alternate design. I liked the Brotherhood crest on the button he sent me for my official membership to the intellivision Brotherhood so I decided to do something with that.

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Again with the neighbors....

So again with complaining neighbors, one of them was going on about my garbage getting on peoples lawns. I agree, thats a valid complaint but I put my garbage in the CAN so sorry buddy, bark up another tree. I ignored him until I noticed he was right, squirrels had chewed a hole through my garbage can and were littering garbage about the neighborhood. I had the city bring a replacement lid, twice and within a week they had chewed through again and my garbage had become everyone's business. The t

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Hey man, can you make me....

Being I work as a machinist, I get some rather ridiculous requests from people to make them stuff. Example...   "Hey man, can you make me a new speaker grill cover? mine has a dent in it" ...uh, sure, let me just take a few hours to draft it, set up the brake press, order some perf material, cnc machine a few set up prototypes and I'll have that done in about a month, that will be $160 down please, I'll have the full balance at completion of the job   Sometimes they are very realistic requ

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Pinball fun...

Anyone who knows me in real life usually ends up with something metal, and in this case both figuratively and literally Sometimes at work when I have a long wait time for a part to finish I will just start drafting things up in autocad for my friends gamerooms/etc..   This time around I made a few custom signs for my serious pinball buddies. These guys drop 4k plus on a new pinball machine, and I know them, they are not rich...thats dedication and passion for a hobby. It's fun to make them

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The Intelligentvision Oopsie...

When I was making the INTV Brotherhood signs, pillar of the Intellivision Brotherhood Rev asked if I could make an additional sign for him that said "Intelligentvision" I wanted to make it a little different so it wasn't exactly like the other one and went with a bright and shiny 5005 sheet aluminum. I also made the sign a little slimmer to compensate for the removed text (one line instead of two) Seeing as it was a little bit of drafting and set up work I decided to make a few extras (4 total)

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The Neo Geo Dev Team

Man do I love the Neo Geo Dev teams Homebrew games...you can hardly call them homebrews being how professional and polished the releases are and the fact that the systems they make them for are probably the most active discontinued systems out there. I contacted them to see if I could make a pack in for there next game Razion. I machined a cut out of there mascot logo out of Bright silver metallic aluminum composite and then carved the Japanese text for Razion in the center. They LOVED it but...

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Jed, Tex and Rex Guardians of the lawn....

These are my lawn Cowboys....Jed, Rex and Tex. I heard a neighbor make a snide comment about my lawn (it's not that bad really) so I decided to make it as fun as possible while making my neighbor cringe even more. Whenever I get a nice chunk of free material that I don't have any better use for I cut a lawn cowboy out of it. Soon my Lawn will be a full on Dude ranch...take that! Your move fussy lawn lady... Jed enjoying a quiet summer day... My latest one is a full six feet tall! (Rex) Ye

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