So for a few years I wanted to get into arcade stuff. It seems always start of a new year I remember and go looking at mame and all the sites with the various sets and have thoughts of building a cabinet only to be forgotten until the next new year where I do it all again. This has been going on the last 3-4 years usually around Feb / March. This time I looked around saw some threads here and did more looking and started inquiring a little about the Candy Cabinets and still toyed of making the ultimate machine with everything all in one and electronic auto physical rotating monitor etc. Eventually I found a guy here in Perth who had 1 Astro left and was willing to let it go complete for $400 and complete as in everything, Its said not to be working but has a PC or similar I beleive in it from the quick glance I got last night bringing it back to my dads place which was customised by the 'Megatouch' arcade system used in bars etc, info on it. Googling says Megatouch had there own cabinet style nothing about converted cabs, so seems this was a custom job by someone. It has the touch screen/glass and the guy says one 'might' be able to get it working there is no control panel just a blank plate there. The cabinet itself is in really good condition and still white, below is the real image of color, excuse crappy pics I didn't have my DSLR with me when I looked at it a few weeks back but couldn't collect until last night, there are a few scratches around but no major damage on the surface, I'll link other pics of the various sides if interested. Click to view full size! 'Condition report is now in the next post.' I don't know about much else, the original Japanese stickers are on it and not sure on coin counter etc until I get it get it out of my dads trailer and have a good look over it. I know all about the otaku and sega cabinet sites from the other project thread and google and have been downloading info the last week including all the vectors etc. I looked and found a original Sega 5380 key, 5 lock and latch set but my dad reckons to go cheap on stuff and get a $20 arcade key and lock set from eBay as original locks aren't needed, and get out of a refit as cheap as possible, Which I may not be against as some stuff like the buttons etc I won't be skimping on. Next post will be a ongoing rundown on what I want to do, I will update as well as rewriting this first one occasionally. He had some other systems and gear I took a photo off. Click to view full size!