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Nirvana
09-14-2009, 03:52 PM
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/1786/nirvanagameroom00.jpg

(If you like this style, check out my NEAT Magazine feature article (http://www.cobraisland.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8254) entry on Cobra Island.)

One of my many goals since the 25th line started is to build a full game room for Joe & Cobra to use. The Namco arcade cabinet line was a good start with Pac-Man (and upcoming Galaga), but what I really needed was an HD TV for people to gather around. In fact, I designed three of them. Each model can have their screen changed to switch from sports to video games to news and anything else I print up for them.

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/1866/nirvanagameroom01.jpg

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/9519/nirvanagameroom02.jpg

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/6863/nirvanagameroom03.jpg

Nirvana
09-14-2009, 03:53 PM
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/6616/nirvanagameroom04.jpg

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1992/nirvanagameroom06.jpg

Chuck Norris doesn't just beat games, he finishes them with a roundhouse kick.

(For more Chuck, check out Col. James Braddock (http://www.hisstank.com/forum/g-i-joe-customs/54015-col-james-braddock-chuck-norris.html))

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/5351/nirvanagameroom07.jpg

A cracked screen model with image that can be changed out. Perfect for firefight scenes or the occasional Wii incidents.

Nirvana
09-14-2009, 03:53 PM
Zarana and Terminator 2 Endoskeleton hand

Zarana was originally meant to be the 3rd Helix sister in my series (Helix, Double Helix, and Triple Helix) before my niece knocked her into some wet paint. I finally dug her back out and cleaned her up some so she wouldn't be a total loss.

I give Alyosha credit for coming up with the idea of the T2 hand available in his shop. However, I wanted something a little more accurate since I have Terminators in 3.75" scale now. The hand is also removable so characters can hold it like when the Connors break into Cyberdyne to steal the arm & chip.

http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/584/nirvanazarana01.jpg

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/166/nirvanaexohand01.jpg

http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/4896/nirvanagameroom05.jpg

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/1930/nirvanaexohand02.jpg

xhairs
09-14-2009, 04:07 PM
man all of it rocks awsome job on it and the customs!!!!!!!!!!

Steel_rain501
09-14-2009, 04:15 PM
top loader nes FTW! Awesome job man!

Ripper
09-14-2009, 04:17 PM
Where did you get the 1:18th scale game console? That is awesome. The only thing that game room needs is a ping pong table...

Foolproof
09-14-2009, 04:18 PM
Where, oh where did you get that in-scale top loader NES? I NEED one!

Also, is that Aero-Viper taking a leak in between the lockers? Hilarious!

monkeywrench1988
09-14-2009, 04:19 PM
nice job, theguitar hero pic ishilarious, if only there werean actual flying v controller lol

Xwing Pro
09-14-2009, 04:19 PM
I love it, their playing a snes right?

Edit: Nevermind, top-loader nes.

Joecom
09-14-2009, 04:21 PM
Awesome work!!.

Where can I get a 1:18th scale Top Loader NES

KALASH69
09-14-2009, 04:22 PM
Very cool, where'd the chairs come from?

Sergeant Major
09-14-2009, 04:23 PM
Fantastic work as always, Nirvana!

rob0213
09-14-2009, 04:24 PM
Amazing.

dsrader
09-14-2009, 04:25 PM
Awesome!!

Konigstiger
09-14-2009, 04:25 PM
The Famicom console is a Japanese gashapon/capsule toy.

National Console Support, Inc. | Nostalgic Game Capsule Toy Set (http://www.ncsxshop.com/cgi-bin/shop/YJN-FC08.html)

http://www.ncsx.org/2003/ncs092903/nostalgic.htm

crackus
09-14-2009, 04:26 PM
great work!! me likey!!

Captain Carstein
09-14-2009, 05:24 PM
Awesome!

Sector_15
09-14-2009, 05:32 PM
Tip top :).

thatjimboguy
09-14-2009, 05:39 PM
Nice!!!

Nirvana
09-14-2009, 08:59 PM
As someone else said, the Nintendo is a gashapon toy from Japan. There is a Nintendo History Collection and a SEGA History Collection from Yujin. These are 5+ years old. They are also not 1/18th scale, more like 1/16th or 1/12th. Close, but not perfect. Some systems are bigger than others when you put them next to 3.75" figures.

The chairs are from the Star Trek movie line that I was getting for under $1.50 a pop at WM a couple of months ago.


C.I.A.D., you're torturing me with that Mallah pic. ;) I want Mallah and Brain from the new 6-pack, but $35 is just too damn much to get Monkey Boy Che and his reject Bizarro World buddy. lol.

Lt. Faceless
09-14-2009, 09:57 PM
My NES never had graphics like that.What kind of mod chips did you put in there??

Sgt. Kayfabe
09-14-2009, 10:10 PM
Awesome job.

daremo
09-14-2009, 10:16 PM
That is so cool! Great shots, man!

DJ Radio Raheem
09-14-2009, 10:17 PM
Thats awesome!! Where did you get the lockers from?

arashikage tat
09-14-2009, 10:21 PM
that is just awesome

sjames90
09-14-2009, 10:24 PM
That's some funny stuff, and also sweet customs. A+ mate.

Nirvana
09-14-2009, 10:49 PM
Thats awesome!! Where did you get the lockers from?

Marauder John's shop. I need to pick up some more lockers and beds.

Locker / Wardrobe (1) - 1:18 Scale Accessory for 3 3/4 Inch Action Figures (http://www.marauderinc.com/servlet/Detail?no=132)


My NES never had graphics like that.What kind of mod chips did you put in there??

An expensive 360 set of chips. ;)

Malcolm
09-15-2009, 04:51 AM
love it, I need to make a Lan gamer room then, with someone glad wrapped to a seeling duct in order to pay their pc.

samantha
09-15-2009, 05:27 AM
Very nice job.

TEMPLAR BAGGINS
09-15-2009, 06:24 AM
Also, is that Aero-Viper taking a leak in between the lockers? Hilarious!


Look at the pics on the door... I don't think he's taking a leak, but he IS "releaving" himself. :D

Awesome dio dude...

zeplin0325
09-15-2009, 06:34 AM
Cool!

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/9519/nirvanagameroom02.jpg

Though this guy seems to have forgone the gaming console for a more "traditional" type of visual pleasure.

Nirvana
09-15-2009, 04:39 PM
I will tell you what I told the locals: I claim he's doing nothing, but feel free to use your own imagination. I can't be blamed then. ;)

Thal J.
09-15-2009, 06:22 PM
This is awesome man, great work!!!

Zefram
09-15-2009, 06:38 PM
I shoulda done a better job saving those Indy "crates". They actually look good in dios.

Jettfire
09-15-2009, 06:41 PM
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/9519/nirvanagameroom02.jpg


That's right, Mercer, focus on the game. Try to ignore the Aero-Viper treating his body like an amusement park on your left.

I just hope that's his locker or this is going to get even more awkward.

Nirvana
09-15-2009, 09:21 PM
This seems like the most appropriate place to stick this shot. lol. I need to build him an arcade machine so he can play with himself. ;)

Come get some!

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/1180/nirvanadukenukem01.jpg

Nirvana
09-19-2009, 12:39 AM
At the end of the day, I decided that Duke needed an upgrade. So, I cracked open the chest and sanded down the torso. This created a hairline gap between the torso & chest cutting down the paint rubbing to nothing. So, meet Duke 2.0:

http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/5409/nirvanadukenukem02.jpg

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/9800/nirvanadukenukem03.jpg

http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5255/nirvanadukenukem04.jpg