Jump to content

Atari 7800 Woody


MaximumRD

Recommended Posts

IMG_1229.jpg

I'd like to see him replace than chrome faceplate with a new one from Best Electronics ......then it would look brand new!!!

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Also, shouldn't the wood color be a tad bit darker to match the wood on a 2600? More like a walnut color than that blonde oak? Don't get me wrong it still looks cool in that color too!

 

$_57.JPG

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm curious how the Atari Logo was done.  I'd almost do mine that way if I could get that Atari Logo to finish it.  Very nice!

originally from an eBay seller (in Netherlands?) but since this was posted previously, the same logo sticker is now available from Poland:

 

 http://www.ebay.com/itm/121689578121?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Brian Matherne - owner/curator of "The MOST comprehensive list of Atari VCS/2600 homebrews ever compiled." http://tiny.cc/Atari2600Homebrew

author of "The Atari 2600 Homebrew Companion" book series available on Amazon! www.amazon.com/author/brianmatherne

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I love the look! In any woodgrain color it would look sharp! And it works better on the 7800 (and maybe the 5200) as there is more flat surface area for wood grain than the 2600. Of course the old wood-grain consoles and VCR's, etc, were meant to go with the old wood-grain TV's. So I think if I did something like this myself, I'd have to do it to my LCD TV too!

"Slugs, he created slugs?...Is this not the work of a complete incompetent? I would have started with Lasers, 8 o'clock, day one."-Evil (Time Bandits)

"...burn the land and boil the sea, but you can't take the sky from me..."-theme song (Firefly)

"I try to respect him, I really, really do, but he's just such a Smeg-head."-Lister (about Rimmer, Red Dwarf)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

I'd like to see him replace than chrome faceplate with a new one from Best Electronics ......then it would look brand new!!!

 

From what I heard, they no longer have any in stock, but I could be wrong. I have a hard time navigating their website.

The No Swear Gamer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtJuo040EOCTVziObIgVcg

Host of The Atari 7800 Game by Game Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube

Link to comment
Share on other sites

From what I heard, they no longer have any in stock, but I could be wrong. I have a hard time navigating their website.

Their website is about 5-10% of what they actually carry. I HIGHLY recommend getting their full, printed catalog. You need to request it and it costs $10, but is more than a catalog, much more. But it has like 10,000 items listed in it. Seriously, the web site is pitiful. Get the catalog. they send updates and addendum's with every order. You have to call or e-mail to actually order anything anyway, so why not have a beautiful catalog/encyclopedia/handbook to do it from? 

 

I first heard about their catalog back in the late 90's, after making a similar comment and asking where I could get stuff that I didn't see on Best's website, and figured they didn't carry. I was told to get the catalog, again, it came highly recommended, but I didn't listen. I didn't want to have to pay $10 for a catalog that I thought should be free, after all, they are wanting to sell to me, right? But about ten years later I finally broke down and bought it after having it suggested to me over and over and over. And the suggestion were right. I wish I had bought it ten years sooner. It's well worth the money, and as I said, it is much more than a catalog, it will shock and surprise you. You will pour over it like a good novel. So, I warn you not to make the same mistake I did, and get the catalog, the Atari BIBLE.

 

Anyone who considers themselves an Atari fan, NEEDS this catalog, I can't stress it enough. I misplaced mine in my recent move and have missed it ever since. If I don't locate it soon, I'm sending for another. Mine is worn to nearly shreds as it is, that's how much I refer to it and just read through it like an encyclopedia. It IS the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Atari, so to suggest in reference, if you are a fan of Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

"Slugs, he created slugs?...Is this not the work of a complete incompetent? I would have started with Lasers, 8 o'clock, day one."-Evil (Time Bandits)

"...burn the land and boil the sea, but you can't take the sky from me..."-theme song (Firefly)

"I try to respect him, I really, really do, but he's just such a Smeg-head."-Lister (about Rimmer, Red Dwarf)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I try to wood grain as much as possible, I think its because I lived in a time when all high end electronics - that were classy, had wood grain.  Our TV was in a wood case, our top loading VCR was wood grain, and of course the world famous 2600 was wood grain.  Stay classy 7800... stay classy.

Host of The Jag Bar • Lynx Lounge  7800 Avenue

:youtube: Watch now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrhPvmALbHpBUqrbBOms5Vw

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Join the Atari Party! :donkey_kong_big:

    How lucky are you that you've finally found this place?
    It's time to join the best kept secret in classic gaming.
    Membership is limited, so let's get started! :wreck-it-ralph:

     

×
×
  • Create New...